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Helgeland Kayak – Guided kayak trips from Mo i Rana

  • Yttraskarveien 12, Mo i Rana
  • +47 95173987
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You are invited to join Helgeland Kayak on a guided excursion near Mo i Rana. Choose a kayak trip that lets you see the town’s highlights from a different angle, or an excursion on the green meltwaters below the Svartisen glacier.

Kayaking in Mo i Rana brings you close to the sculpture Havmannen, and we’ll show you the town from the seaside. If you yearn for the wilderness, you can join us as we go kayaking on the green glacial waters of Langvatnet lake or on the idyllic Raudvatnet lake.

From the Science Centre to the Merman
It’s a very different experience to see the town of Mo i Rana from the seaside, and to bring your kayak right up close to the Merman sculpture that stands out in the water and scouts out over the Ranfjord. The granite sculpture is 10.5 metres high and weighs a hefty 60 tonnes. We explore the wooden houses of Moholmen, the oldest neighbourhood in Mo i Rana. It’s quite a contrast to the modern apartment and office buildings that we’ll also see elsewhere in town.

Our guided excursion starts in the marina by the Science Centre (Vitensenter Nordland). Life jackets and all necessary equipment are included of course, and your expert guide makes sure you have a safe and rewarding experience. This is a great family adventure; you are welcome to bring children as young as 12 years. The excursion lasts 1–2 hours and is offered from May to September.

Kayaking within view of Svartisen glacier
Join us for an exotic kayaking trip on the green glacial waters of Langvatnet lake. The special colour of the lake is due to the meltwater from Svartisen glacier, which flows into the Glomåga river, and its delta feeds into the lake. Here is rich birdlife. In places the lake is shallow, the floor of the lake is sandy and it actually has several fine sandy beaches. On our excursion you will see the dazzling ice of Svartisen, the second-largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland, in the distance. At some point we’ll go ashore to stretch our legs and enjoy the food and drink that we’ve brought.

You are free to use your own kayak and equipment, or you can rent what you need. No prior experience is necessary – and you are welcome to bring children who are at least 12 years of age. The guides will provide instruction in both safety and technique, and they will make sure all participants have a safe adventure.

This excursion, which is offered from when the lake ice melts in May and until the autumn, lasts for about three hours. By the way, Langvatnet lake is on the way to another spectacular attraction, the natural marble formations called Marmorslottet (the marble castle).

The place where we start our excursion is only a 15-minute drive from the town centre of Mo i Rana.

Additional information and signing up
Excursions must be booked at least one day in advance by calling or texting mob. +47 95 17 39 87, or by email to helgelandkajakk@gmail.com

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