Saltfjellet National Park[share on facebook] \ [view map]

The National Park is situated North of Mo i Rana. The park is 2,102 square kilometres (812 sq mi), and it's one of the largest national parks in Norway. It's also one of the most varied, since it includes both alpine mountain formations with glacier tongues, as well as gently sloping mountain plateaus and forested valleys. Mo i Rana is an excellent gateway to the park.

The National Park includes parts of the Saltfjellet mountain range, and Svartisen glacier (Black Ice). The eastern regions where most of the hiker trails are located, is a flat and mostly easy going mountain plateau. The European Highway E6 and the railway Nordland Line also runs through the park. The Arctic Circle cross the southern part of the National Park.

For those who want to hike in the mountains there are a number of marked trails. You find accommodation opportunities on unstaffed tourist cabins (prices), or you can stay in your own tent. The cabins in the park can be rented from Mo i Rana Trekking & Hiking association here. Hike in a beautiful scenery all year round! Winter is also great in the National Park, and with the right clothing and equipment, you can get an awesome ski trip in the mountain. This is really an Arctic adventure!

Svartisen Glacier, which covers an area of 370 km ² forms a major part of the national park. The glacier actually consists of two parts: Western glacier that is 221 km2, and eastern glacier that is 148 km2. The highest mountain top is 1751 meters (5744 ft) and the glacier got a thickness of up until 450 meters. The glaciers lowest point over sea level is only 20 meters! 

The Arctic Circle Center (Polarsirkelsenteret) is situated at the mountain range on approx. 670 Metres (2198 ft). Inside the Centre you will find a cafeteria, a cinema and exhibition hall with information about the Arctic Circle, and a large and abundant souvenir shop. It's open from 08:00 to 22:00 from May 20. to Sep 1. You can visit the center when driving your car over the mountain pass along the European Highway E6. This road is often closed in winter season due many snow blizzards.

General information about Saltfjellet National Park - please visit or contact:

Mo i Rana Tourist Office, OT. Olsen Street 3, Telepohe: +47 75 01 80 00, Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Mo i Rana Trekking & Hiking Association, Nordland Street 10, Tel: +47 95 96 93 10, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Nordland Line (Nordlandsbanen) railway, Saltfjellet mountain plateau.
Last updated Tuesday 22 October 2013
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