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City walk

Guided city walk in Mo I Rana. 1 hour story about life at 66 degrees north. From NOK 185, – pr. person.

The last execution in 1647, the construction of the church financed by the Sami people, the first school in Nordland, AS Norsk Jernverk, restructuring and success stories. All this you will hear about on our city walk.

On the edge of the Arctic Circle, near Svartisen, is the second largest city in Nordland, called Mo i Rana. Headquartered in Rana Municipality with a total of 18,900 inhabitants. Big enough for us who live here, because we have what we need to thrive and have a good life.

People have lived here for thousands of years, and the Sami culture has meant an incredible amount to the culture, the food, and the society. Mo Church and the Sami School on Moholmen were largely financed by the Sami community, and were in operation long before 1750. The Sami School was the first school for “ordinary children” in Norway and was established in 1722.

Our guides will tell you everything you need to know about Mo I Rana. The inhabitants, the history, the industry. All incredibly exciting! From the earliest settlement to the modern society it is today. You will gain a better understanding of why the city and its surroundings are the way they are, and why things happened the way they did. Join us on an exciting trip through Mo I Rana. Hear the multifaceted story and what it is like to live at 66 °.

The trip takes about 1 hour. The guiding is normally in Norwegian but can be done in English if needed. The city guide can be ordered every day throughout the year, but from 20 June to 20 August at 19:00 we are on the pedestrian street ready to receive you.

The real industrialization in Rana accelerated when Norway decided to build a state ironworks here.

Mo i Rana is characterized by a lot of industry, large state-owned enterprises and a business community that is currently doing very well. We who live here have good and interesting jobs and great value is created for Norway in many different industries. The industry, for example, consists of more than 100 companies and provides jobs for approx. 2,400 employees. The industrial companies have a turnover of approx. NOK 7 billion a year, and large parts of this are export goods sold abroad. The immediate proximity to both mountains and the coast means that we have endless outdoor opportunities to choose from, throughout all seasons.