Mosjoen Travel Guide

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Mosjoen; in norwegian Mosjøen. This is a industrial town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants at the head of Vefsnfjord in Nordland county, Norway. However, the old part of town, especially Sjøgata (street) near the fjord, is charming with old wooden houses, galleries and cafes. This is the oldes wooden buildings in North Norway.

One of the largest rivers in North Norway, Vefsna, meets the fjord in Mosjøen, and there used to be sawmills in the town. The area around Mosjøen is dominated by spruce forests, fjords, mountains and some farms.

The town is located only some 150 km south of the Arctic Circle (location on map is wrong - Mosjoen is located north of Trondheim and south of Bodø), and summer nights are almost as bright as the day.

Surrounded by forests and fast flowing rivers, Mosjoen is home to a mixture of industry and tourism and seems to the visitor to be a thriving residential area.  It is welcoming and quite charming and not the fobidding, overshadowed place that some guide books would lead you to believe.  Fru Haugens Hotel, to the South of the town, is in a most pleasant spot and a very comfortable place to stay on your way along the arctic highway.  After an excellent dinner here you can wander through the old part of the town and down towards the old wooden houses alongside the head of the fjord. 

Mosjoen is an ideal setting off point if you are intending to travel northwards to Bodo via the Coast Road, Rv 17.  The route along the fjord towards Rv 17 is in itself a beautiful journey and worth travelling just for the wonderful views across the fjord.  However, once you have come this far, to turn south again without travelling the stunning coast road would be madness.  It will take you all day including 3 ferry trips. As you cross the Melfjord you cross the arctic circle and you will be stunned by the beauty of the surrounding islands that seem to have been draped along the horizon. 

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: I have been there myself.

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