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Mo i Rana
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Mo i Rana

Mo i Rana is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the Rana region of northern Norway, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. It is the administrative centre of the municipality and the largest town in the county, with a population of 18,932 as of January 2021.

Mo i Rana is situated in the valley of the Ranelva river, at the head of Ranfjorden, and is surrounded by mountains and forests. The town is known for its beautiful landscape, and is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle.

The town has a long history, which dates back to the Iron Age. The first written record of the town is from the year 1599, when it was referred to as "Maurangen". In the 18th century, it became an important trading post for the region, and in 1837 it was granted town rights.

In the 19th century, Mo i Rana was an important centre for the iron industry, and the town's economy was largely based on the production of iron and steel. In the 20th century, the town's economy shifted to other industries such as fishing, forestry, and tourism.

Today, Mo i Rana is a modern town with a wide range of services and amenities, including a hospital, shopping centres, hotels, restaurants, and a university. The town is also home to the Norwegian Army's Northern Brigade, and is the main hub for the region's transportation network. It is also home to several cultural events, such as the annual Mo i Rana Music Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Mo i Rana

As a tourist in Mo i Rana, Norway, you can enjoy a variety of activities on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Mo Industrial Museum, where you can learn about the city's industrial history, including its iron and steel production.

2. Take a boat tour around the Ranfjord, the largest fjord in Norway, and admire the stunning landscape.

3. Visit the Arctic Circle Center, where you can learn about the history and culture of the region.

4. Take a hike in the nearby Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park and explore the beautiful nature.

5. Go fishing in the Ranfjord, where you can catch a variety of fish, including salmon and trout.

6. Visit the Rana Museum, where you can learn about the history and culture of the region.

7. Check out the local art scene in Mo i Rana and visit the galleries and artist studios.

8. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the city, which serve traditional Norwegian cuisine.

9. Go shopping in the city center, where you can find a variety of souvenirs and local products.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Bodø, where you can explore the charming streets and visit the famous Saltstraumen Maelstrom.

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The climate in Mo i Rana

Mo i Rana in Norway experiences a temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters. In the summer, temperatures range from 10-20°C and in winter it can drop to -15°C. Spring and autumn are generally mild with temperatures ranging from 0-10°C. Rainfall is common throughout the year and snowfall is common during the winter months. The climate in Mo i Rana is generally pleasant and moderate, making it a great place to visit year-round.

Cruise weather for Mo i Rana

Our weather forecast for Mo i Rana helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 15.3 °C
20.9 m/s
45.7 m/s
25.1 %
24.1 m
63.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 17.2 °C
21.6 m/s
45.4 m/s
46.7 %
24.1 m
60.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 11.7 °C
13.3 m/s
34.6 m/s
95.6 %
17.0 m
80.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 7.5 °C
12.6 m/s
15.1 m/s
100.0 %
19.2 m
89.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 5.5 °C
6.8 m/s
7.2 m/s
41.5 %
23.8 m
71.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 10.5 °C
10.1 m/s
13.0 m/s
41.2 %
24.1 m
57.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 11.3 °C
9.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
89.9 %
23.8 m
78.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 9.1 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
57.2 %
24.1 m
65.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 13.7 °C
13.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
84.2 %
24.1 m
57.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 20.3 °C
min: 14.4 °C
11.2 m/s
11.5 m/s
95.7 %
22.4 m
65.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 12 °C
13.3 m/s
12.6 m/s
91.2 %
21.2 m
80.1 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 11.1 °C
9.7 m/s
10.1 m/s
99.8 %
19.1 m
91.8 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 15.3 °C
min: 10.5 °C
9.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
99.8 %
21.6 m
80.6 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Mo i Rana

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Scheduled ship calls in Mo i Rana, Norway
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