Top things to do

Bistro in Mo i Rana


The highly regarded Arctic Menu restaurant of Meyergården Hotell gets its meat, dairy products and even honey from local sources. Save a corner for its signature caramel pudding with whipped cream.
Cave in Mo i Rana


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, 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 …
Scandinavian in Mo i Rana


Abelone is your best dining option outside the hotels. It looks unprepossessing from the street, but once inside the cosy simulated log cabin makes for a congenial dining environment. Opt for one of its quality meat…
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…
Church in Mo i Rana

Mo Kirke

The oldest building in town, Mo's original church was constructed in 1724. With its steeply pitched roof and onion dome, it deserves to be open to visitors during more than the current brief hours, which are, incide…
Museum in Mo i Rana

Rana Museum of Natural History

This museum illustrates the geology, ecology, flora and wildlife of the Arctic Circle region, and features several hands-on exhibits that will engage children.
Museum in Mo i Rana

Rana Museum of Cultural History

The highlight of this museum is a giant model of old Mo before the steelworks altered its complexion forever.