Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Arctic Highway

Hamsunsenteret

Around halfway between the E6 and the ferry crossing to/from the Lofoten Islands at Skutvik, along the Rv81, the Hamsunsenteret is a must for anyone with a vaguely literary bent. The daring architecture is one of no…
Top Choice National Park in Arctic Highway

Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park

This 2102-sq-km national park is one of mainland Norway's most dramatic landforms. In the west it embraces the rugged peaks of the Svartisen icecap, Norway's second-largest glacier, and glacier tongues are visible f…
Top Choice Historic Site in Mosjøen

Sjøgata

A stroll around the Sjøgata area, with over 100 listed buildings, takes you past galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and private homes in attractively renovated former warehouses, workshops and boat sheds. The Hist…
National Park in Arctic Highway

Rago National Park

The small (171-sq-km), scarcely visited Rago National Park is a rugged chunk of forested granite mountain and moorland, riven with deep glacial cracks and capped by great icefields. Rago, together with the large adj…
Museum in Mosjøen

Vefsn Museum

The Vefsn Museum is split over two sites. In Sjøgata, the Jakobsensbrygga Warehouse is an excellent small museum that portrays, via some particularly evocative photo enlargements, the history of Mosjøen from the ear…
Cave in Mo i Rana

Grønligrotta

The most accessible and most visited of the caves around Mo is 22km north of town. There's electric lighting (it's the only illuminated tourist cave in Scandinavia). The 30-minute tour takes you along an underground…
Cave in Mo i Rana

Setergrotta

Setergrotta, 21km north of Mo i Rana and signposted off the E6, is altogether less dragooned and considerably more adventurous than nearby Grønligrotta. Highlights of the two-hour trip include a 500m forest walk to …
Museum in Mosjøen

Jakobsensbrygga Warehouse

In Sjøgata, the Jakobsensbrygga Warehouse is an excellent small museum that portrays, via some particularly evocative photo blow-ups, the history of Mosjøen from the early 19th century onwards. There's an English gu…
Statue in Mo i Rana

Havmannen Statue

Havmannen (Man of the Sea), a sculpture forever up to his knees in water, turns his back on the town and gazes resolutely out over the fjord. His clean lines and rounded profile are the work of iconic British sculpt…
Farm in Arctic Highway

Strandli Gård

This working dairy farm is a charming excursion off the E6. In addition to selling lovely cheeses and yoghurts produced on the farm, it also has accommodation and the warmest of welcomes.