Mo I Rana hotels
Mo i Rana General Information
As a gateway to the Arctic Circle, Mo i Rana is without peer and a vital town in beautiful Helgeland, Norway. With a population of 18,000, Mo i Rana contains a considerable portion of the region’s inhabitants and is a handsome cultural and commercial hub. Intrepid visitors to Norway who want to get beyond Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and UNESCO World Heritage fjords often use the town as a platform to explore endless spruce forests, spectacular glaciers and ethereal caves.
Before you skip out on Mo i Rana however, devote some holiday time to discover what the tidy municipality has to offer. Though small, the town has inordinate museums and landmarks, from the Rana Museum of Natural History to the Rana Museum of Cultural History. Mo i Rana’s iconic Havmannen Sculpture is part of the magnificent Artscape Nordland, which displays avant-garde works across the desolate North Norway county. Trips to Setergrotta and Grønligrotta, two remarkable cave systems, and tours of the Ranfjord landscape rank as consummate essentials for Mo i Rana tourists and indeed, business professionals in town for work stints in the massive Mo Industrial Park.
- Rana Museum of Natural History
- Mo Kirke
- Nordland County Library
- Havmannen Sculpture and Artscape Nordland
- Rana Museum of Cultural History
- Arctic Circle Raceway
- Moheia Fritidspark
- Bimbo Veikro
- China Yang Restaurant
- Babette’s Gjestebud
- Big Horn Steakhouse
- Nordland Teater
- Onkel Oscar
- Bar de Paris
Mo i Rana has a subarctic climate, with long winters and short, warm summers. While the effects of the Norwegian Current and Gulf Stream mitigate the worst conditions of winter, the weather in Mo i Rana can be wildly unpredictable.
- Winter (November to March) -6-2°C
- Spring (April to May) 0-9°C
- Summer (June to August) 10-17°C
- Fall (September to October) 3-13°C