In Setergrotta you can experience the mountain from the inside! A visit to this cave, situated near the town of Mo i Rana, is suitable for the entire family, and individuals as well as groups. Guided tours are given several times a day, every day throughout the summer.
Nature took hundreds of thousands of years to carve this cave, one of the largest and most exciting in Norway. It is situated just half an hour’s drive outside Mo i Rana. Setergrotta cave has dramatic caverns, narrow marble passages and even an underground river. You’ll climb between boulders, navigate narrow passages and really experience the special silence found only inside a mountain.
If you are lithe and manage to squeeze through Brevsprekken (The Mail Slot), you’ll find yourself by a fish dam where tiny trout live in silence and total darkness.
The cave tour is physically somewhat demanding, as nothing special has been done to facilitate passage, although no past experience in cave exploration is required. Before the tour, your guide will equip you with a helmet, headlamp, coverall and gloves. Be sure to have suitable footwear.
Setergrotta is available throughout most of the year. During the summer, guided tours are offered at fixed times every day. Whether you are young or old, welcome to a memorable adventure!
A cave expedition!
If you want a bigger challenge, you can join a guided expedition. An expert guide will lead you into some of Setergrotta’s narrower passages and deeper crevasses. This expedition is well suited for families as well, providing the children are at least 12 years old. After our expedition, we’ll serve a delicious meal highlighting local products in the grill hut near the cave entrance. The expedition is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am. Be sure to sign up by 11pm the previous evening.
Dress for the cave trip
The temperature in the cave is constant year round, about 4˚C (39˚F). We recommend that you wear warm, comfortable hiking clothes and sturdy footwear that you’re ok getting a little dirty. Gloves are required. You can bring your own or buy a pair of gloves from the guide for NOK 25.
Groups may book guided tours at other times than the fixed schedule, and also at other times of the year. In addition to the tour, you can even book dining inside the cave.
Other activities in the area
The town of Mo i Rana is surrounded by fjords and mountains. Its location enables many nature-based activities and adventure. Would you like to visit the Svartisen glacier or see the natural marble formations called Marmorslottet? If you think Setergrotta sounds too demanding, consider a visit to Grønligrotta. That cave is equipped with lights, walkways and stairs.
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