The large, open areas in the high mountains and along the beautiful coastline of Helgeland, gives you an abundance of spots and opportunities to see the Aurora in all its glory.
With islands far out to sea, three enormous national parks and the tallest mountains in Northern Norway, you have excellent odds for finding a place with clear skies and low light pollution. A perfect stage to behold the spectacle and wonder of the dancing northern lights.
Helgeland is the southernmost region of Northern Norway, and even though the Arctic Circle runs straight through it, you can often see the northern lights in the entire region. And because it’s further south, you also have a few more hours of daylight in the darkest winter months. This is perfect for travelers who’s looking to combine aurora watching with other daytime activities, like snowshoeing, skiing, winter kayaking or dog sledding.
And on the days when you want to take it easy, or if the weather’s a bit moody, 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. Come and find your Helgeland!
The best places to see the lights
Take your car up to the Arctic Circle on Saltfjellet, where you'll be on the border to the wilderness of Saltfjellet National Park and far from the light polution of the cities.
Visit the remote Islands of Lovund, Træna, Myken or Støtt for a unique experience on the coast and an uninhibited view to the night sky over the sea.
Go on a guided snowmobile tour and ride far into the high mountain areas with great comfort and security.