Helgeland is the southernmost region of Northern Norway, and because it’s further south, you also have a few more hours of daylight in the darkest winter months. Perfect for travelers who's looking to combine aurora watching with other daytime activities like snowshoeing, skiing, winter kayaking or dog sledding! The region is also blessed with impressive natural wonders like Torghatten – a rock formation with a natural hole through the middle, the iconic mountain range De Syv Søstre (The Seven Sisters) and Svartisen  – Norway's second-largest glacier.

And on the days when you want to take it easy, you can spend your time exploring the four cities Brønnøysund, Mo i Rana, Sandnessjøen and Mosjøen and their surrounding areas. There’s plenty of cozy cafés, exciting restaurants, artists and craftspeople, museums and exhibitions and more to be found.

Or maybe you want to embark on a boat journey along Helgelandskysten (The Helgeland Coast). Go island hopping by speedboat or ferry between islands like mythical Træna, the whisky island Myken, and the puffin island Lovund. Further south lies the Vega Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for eiderdown farming traditions.