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Taste a catch of crabs in Helgeland in Norway, or enjoy other dishes made from local produce - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/www.visitnorway.com
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Taste a catch of crabs in Helgeland in Norway, or enjoy other dishes made from local produce Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/www.visitnorway.com

Eating in Helgeland

Helgeland's culinary traditions span fish and seafood, bread, cakes, dairy products and meat. Here are a few places where you can try the local fare.

Scrøders Stue

Cosy restaurant serving a number of fish dishes and other dishes based on local ingredients. The restaurant is located in Thon Hotel Brønnøysund.

Torghatten Camping & StrandRestaurant

The restaurant is situated right by the sea, at the foot of legendary Mount Torghatten - the mountain with at hole in it. A great view of the fjord is sure to spice up conversation over a three-, four- or five-course dinner. The dishes are prepared from locally caught fish and locally produced meats. Location: About 12 kilometers from Brønnøysund.

Hildur's Urterarium

Don't miss the only food, wine and herb garden in Northern Norway, Hildur's Urterarium. Take a walk in the garden to recharge your batteries. A set menu is on offer in the Vinterhagen Café. Evening meals in the Sagastua Restaurant must be pre-ordered. Member of the Arctic Menu. Location: About 6 kilometers outside of Brønnøysund.

Restaurant "AGAs"

Vega Havhotell serves home-made food prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients that the sea, land of the Vega Islands can offer. The restaurant also has a lavish wine cellar. Eat well in maritime surroundings in Bøteriet. Location: Dønna, about 15 kilometers from Solfjellsjøen.

Handelsstedet Forvik (the Old Forvik trading post)

This has been a place of trade since 1792, and here you can enjoy local and international cuisine based on local products. Coffee roasting on site. Handelsstedet Forvik is a member of the Arctic Menu.

Margrethes Kafè

Enjoy authentic Helgeland fare in magnificent surroundings in the Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug, about 20 kilometers from Sandnessjøen.

Laksforsen Tourist Café

Set in magnificent surroundings by the 17-meter-tall Laksforsen Falls. Salmon is naturally the speciality here, but Laksforsen Tourist Café also offers other dishes made from other local ingredients.

Sæterstad Gård

Coffee, lunch and dinner made from local ingredients are served for six or more people in the farm's café. Sale of char and goat cheese based on local recipes. 

Gryteselv Fjellgård

Dishes made from local ingredients such as char, moose, hare, beef, wild mutton, reindeer and venison are served in the pleasant Spisestua dining room at Gryteselv mountain farm. Advance booking only.

Ellenstuen and Hagestuen

Located in Fru Haugans Hotell these serve fish, meat and game dishes made from local ingredients. The dishes can be prepared in either the traditional and the modern way. Member of the Arctic Menu.

Vikgården Landhandel og kaffebu

Vikgården Landhandel is located in the old country shop dating back to 1884 and offers locally produced food from the Helgeland area such as reindeer and mountain char. The café serves homemade buffet lunch and light snacks, and the country shop has been furnished as authentically as possible to the old country shops of the time.

Dønnes Gård Gjestegård

This farm has a café that is open in summer, and serves among other things a lunch platter based on local ingredients. Located in Dønnes, about 28 kilometers from Bjørn.

Lovund Rorbuhotell

On the beautiful island of Lovund, just a stone's throw from the puffin nesting grounds. With everything the Helgeland coast can offer in the way of food just outside your door, you know you are in for a treat at Lovund Rorbuhotell.

Spiseriet Fabelaktig

Spiseriet Fabelaktig serves local dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is located at Sleneset and is built on the water's edge with an incredible view of Lovund and Træna.

Træna rorbuferie

This rorbu hotel is nestled by the Træna mountains, and with the Træna fishing banks supplying the food, you will always get the freshest food.

Klokkergården

With the characteristic Rødøy lion mountain formation towering above, the venerable Klokkergården plays host to a steady stream of new chefs eager to experiment with local products. A unique experience.

Kulturverkstedet

"The Culture Worskhop" serves coffee and homemade hot chocolate together with light snacks such as griddle cakes, cakes, waffles and lots more. Lunch time concerts every Friday throughout the year. Located in Sjøgata, Mosjøen's old town.

Restaurant Søylen

Chef Svein Jæger is the head chef at the Meyergården Hotel, located in the center of Mo i Rana. The focus here is on local products such as cheese, herbs, fruit and vegetables, you are in for a gastronomic treat. Member of the Arctic Menu.

Bimbo roadside restaurant

Located on the E6 just north of Mo i Rana, this roadside restaurant is an excellent stop for hungry diners. Local products and generous portions give you a good foundation for travelling onwards to the Arctic Circle.

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Last updated:  2014-10-14
Old Forvik trading post in Vevelstad serves home-roasted coffee - Photo: Tore Schning Olsen
Old Forvik trading post in Vevelstad serves home-roasted coffee
Laksforsen Tourist Café in Trofors is situated near a 17-metre waterfall - Photo: Fabrice Milochau
Laksforsen Tourist Café in Trofors is situated near a 17-metre waterfall
Ellenstuen in Mosjøen serves food from local ingredients - Photo: Ellenstuen
Ellenstuen in Mosjøen serves food from local ingredients
Hildurs Urterarium in Brønnøysund is only food-, wine- and herb garden in Northern Norway - Photo: ToFoto
Hildurs Urterarium in Brønnøysund is only food-, wine- and herb garden in Northern Norway
Many eateries in Helgeland offer food made from local produce - Photo: Rølf Ørjan Høgseth
Many eateries in Helgeland offer food made from local produce
Strawberries from Northern Norway are famous for their extraordinarily sweet flavour - Photo: Rolf Ørjan Høgseth
Strawberries from Northern Norway are famous for their extraordinarily sweet flavour
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Taste a catch of crabs in Helgeland in Norway, or enjoy other dishes made from local produce. - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/www.visitnorway.com

Eating in Helgeland

Helgeland's culinary traditions span fish and seafood, bread, cakes, dairy products and meat. Here are a few places where you can try the local fare.

Eating in Helgeland

Source: Visitnorway

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