Mo i Rana

Mo i Rana ( South Sami: Måahvie ) is a town at the end of Ranfjords in the municipality of Rana in Norway, which lies a few kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. The city of Mo (pronounced Mu ) i Rana with 18,317 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2012) is the largest municipality Helgeland.


Mo i Rana is dominated by heavy industry and the harbor. Steel, metallurgical plants and rolling mills for over 100 years, the main sources of income of the inhabitants.

Since 1989 located in Mo i Rana the second seat of the Norwegian National Library, whose headquarters is Oslo.


In Mo i Rana, the European Route 12 begins as a branch of the city also passing European Route 6 The Mo i Rana Airport, Røssvoll is around ten kilometers northeast of the city. Mo i Rana has a station on the Nordlandsbane.


Next to the church from the 19th century, with its precious altarpiece from the early 18th century include both the City Museum in the center and the out-of- town open-air museum Stenneset to the city's sights.

The mountain Mofjell offers from its summit a view of the city. Another attraction in the vicinity is the Svartisen Glacier.

The Røssvoll engine stadium is the oldest paved permanent race track in Norway.

In the harbor of the city is located for several years, the modern sculpture " Havmannen " ("The Man from the Sea ").


  • United States Fairbanks, USA
  • Russia Petrozavodsk, Russia
  • Sweden Skellefteå, Sweden

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Bjørn Haug age ( born 1945 ), jazz bassist
  • Guttorm Guttormsen ( born 1950 ), jazz musician
  • Kenneth Braaten ( born 1974 ), Nordic combined
  • Trond Sollied ( b. 1959 ), football player and coach
  • Kristin Steira Størmer (* 1981), cross-country skier