At the top of Korgfjellet pass, midway between the towns of Mo i Rana and Mosjøen, is Korgfjellet Fjellstue, a lodge that offers hearty meals. Tired travellers will be pleased to find good options for an overnight stay.
The lodge is a perfect base for exploring the beautiful mountains. The whole family can enjoy hiking on well-marked trails during the summer, and go cross-country skiing on prepared family-friendly trails in the winter months of March and April. In can pick a bounty of blueberries and wild mushrooms in autumn and late summer.
When you stay at Korgfjellet Fjellstue, the Okstindan mountains are just a short drive away. One of the most popular hikes is up to the famous Rabothytta cabin, which was voted to be the finest cabin of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Rabothytta is perched at 1200 metres, near the edge of a glacier. The Okstindan range and nearby mountains offer excellent opportunities for summit hikes, summer as well as winter.
Eager anglers may want to head for the Røssåga river, which winds its way through large parts of Hemnes municipality. If you acquire fishing cards and permits, you can fish for salmon as well as trout in July and August.
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Instead of speeding through the Korgfjell Tunnel on highway E6, take the scenic mountain route, when the road is open during the summer. At the top of the pass (555 m), Korgfjellet Fjellstue offers an amazing view of the Okstindan mountain range, a view that you can combine with a satisfying meal. Overnight guests can choose between a room in the lodge or one of the modern new cabins. There are also spots where you can park your camper or caravan for the night, with a power hookup and access to the service building.
During its winter season, the lodge offers transport up in its “Alpine Bus” – a powerful snow scooter that pulls a sled with lots of seats.
After a long day of hiking the mountains, you can soothe your stiff muscles in the sauna and hot tub. By the way, the lodge menu features hearty dishes made from old family recipes. Pizza and fresh-baked bread come piping hot from the wood-fired stone oven.
Treat yourself to a visit to Korgfjellet Fjellstue!
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