Mo i Rana - The Arctic-Circle City
Mo i Rana is the third largest city in Northern Norway, and the largest city along the European route E6 north of Trondheim. The city is situated at the head of Ranfjord, it's just on the southern side of Saltfjellet National Park. The municipality Rana is famous for their numerous caves.
Mo i Rana is a new and modern city with many facilities. Downtown is situated at the end of a fjord. The City is an excellent and recommend gateway to your Arctic vacation in Northern Norway.
Relax in the city on a nice hotel. Enjoy a good meal on a restaurant while you plan your vacation. Experience cultural activities like museums, theatre, cinema, marina, and different festivals.
Mo i Rana - Your gateway to the Arctic-Circle
|Mo i Rana's climate is usually classified subarctic with
cold winters, and short, warm summers. Summer is
short and tempered, July and August are the warmest
months. Temperatures may peak to 31 °C (88 °F).
In the Arctic summer you can experience 24 hours of
daylight and Midnight Sun.
The winter is long, cold, beautiful and exotic. It's an
eldorado for those who like outdoor life. You can
experience the Northern Light on the night sky.
The City is an excellent and recommend gateway to your Arctic vacation in Northern Norway. Here you can see the Midnightsun in summer, and Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Winter.
Is otherwise an eldorado for those who like outdoor activities. With Norway's largest archipelago, Northern Skandinavias largest glacier, and the fact that Saltfjellet Nationalpark is a part of the largest wilderness area in Europe, anyone and everyone should find something of interest.
If we also mention a number of caves, potholes, glaciers, rivers, lakes, mountainformations, beaches, festivals, sami cultur, coast cultur, city cultur and Industrial history, and it's obvious that there's a lot to do. Of activities we can only mention a few like for example: diving, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, islandhopping, climbing, skiing, glacier walking, and much more.
History - Mo i Rana's Iron Mill
In 1946 the Norwegian Parliament approved plans for the construction of an iron factory in Norway. The decision felt on Mo i Rana. The Iron Mill was established just outside the city centre.
It produced steel for Norway and other countries. The population of Mo i Rana was now growing fast, people from all over the country was heading for Mo i Rana to get a job. There was construction everywhere, thousands of new familys needed apartments and houses.
Today the industrial estate has about 130 companies, and it's called Mo Industrial Park..
Before the industrial adventure Mo i Rana was an old trade centre in Helgeland. Farmers had lived in the area since the Iron Age. Mining industry, building of boats (Nordland boats), hunting, and fishing was the main ways of life.
Last updated ( Monday 30. May 2011 15:43 )