Despite the fact that it offers varied outdoor adventures and is conveniently situated near the town of Mosjøen, relatively few hikers visit Sørvassdalen. This sheltered valley, which runs north–south between rather bare mountains, is also a lush northern gateway to Lomsdal-Visten National Park. The Sørvasselva river flows through the valley, nourishing woodlands and forests, and replenishing marshlands and lakes, from Hundålvatnet lake to the north and the Innertjørnan tarns to the south.

In short, the scenery of Sørvassdalen is beautiful, the wildlife varied, and the fishing is quite good – but we’ll leave it to you to find the best fishing spots.

How to get here

Sørvassdalen is easily reached from Mosjøen. In fact, you can walk westward into Øydalen valley and go through Fjellskardet pass. Bring a lunch, map and compass, spare clothing and whatever you need for a day excursion. If you prefer to burn petrol rather than calories, just drive to Tverråga, situated 4–5 km outside Mosjøen, and walk up to Fjellskardet from there. The trail and cairn-marked routes is easy to follow to Lavatnet and Sørvatnan lakes.

Yet another alternative is to rent a kayak or canoe, bring it on the Mosjøen–Hundåla ferry, then drive to the northern tip of Hundålvatnet. After you paddle across to the southern end of the lake, the valley of Sørvassdalen is stretched out before you. (NB. The shoreline is difficult to walk, so this route is only recommended if you come by kayak or canoe.)

The most used hiking route from Sørvassdalen is across the mountains to the fjord arm Innervisten. This route via Krongelvatnet lake to the fjordside hamlet Bønå is cairn-marked. In addition there are many wonderful hiking options heading south, farther into the national park. One alternative is to cross the mountain west of Vistfjellet, and then descend to the valley of Nordre Austerfjorddalen and Innervisten, before continuing to Sæterdalen.

Another rewarding hike is to Skørlægda. You can follow a route via either the Gippetjønna or Innertjønnan tarns, before rounding the east side of Norfjellet, then head through Fjellskardet pass and down into Skjørlægda valley.

Hikes

Tverådalen – Bønå

Lavatnet Lake and cabin

Store Finnkneet – A mountain landmark

Accommodation

Lavatnet cabin, situated far north in the valley, accommodates ten people and may be rented from Vefsn Fishing and Hunting Association. Please see vjff.net.

Farther south, you can find shelter for the night in the old Sámi settlement once used by Gippe and Gunnar Njarka. This accommodation may be simple but the cultural experience is memorable!

Throughout Sørvassdalen there are many great spots to pitch your tent.

 

Despite the fact that it offers varied outdoor adventures and is conveniently situated near the town of Mosjøen, relatively few hikers visit Sørvassdalen. This sheltered valley, which runs north–south between rather bare mountains, is also a lush northern gateway to Lomsdal-Visten National Park. The Sørvasselva river flows through the valley, nourishing woodlands and forests, and replenishing marshlands and lakes, from Hundålvatnet lake to the north and the Innertjørnan tarns to the south.

In short, the scenery of Sørvassdalen is beautiful, the wildlife varied, and the fishing is quite good – but we’ll leave it to you to find the best fishing spots.

How to get here

Sørvassdalen is easily reached from Mosjøen. In fact, you can walk westward into Øydalen valley and go through Fjellskardet pass. Bring a lunch, map and compass, spare clothing and whatever you need for a day excursion. If you prefer to burn petrol rather than calories, just drive to Tverråga, situated 4–5 km outside Mosjøen, and walk up to Fjellskardet from there. The trail and cairn-marked routes is easy to follow to Lavatnet and Sørvatnan lakes.

Yet another alternative is to rent a kayak or canoe, bring it on the Mosjøen–Hundåla ferry, then drive to the northern tip of Hundålvatnet. After you paddle across to the southern end of the lake, the valley of Sørvassdalen is stretched out before you. (NB. The shoreline is difficult to walk, so this route is only recommended if you come by kayak or canoe.)

The most used hiking route from Sørvassdalen is across the mountains to the fjord arm Innervisten. This route via Krongelvatnet lake to the fjordside hamlet Bønå is cairn-marked. In addition there are many wonderful hiking options heading south, farther into the national park. One alternative is to cross the mountain west of Vistfjellet, and then descend to the valley of Nordre Austerfjorddalen and Innervisten, before continuing to Sæterdalen.

Another rewarding hike is to Skørlægda. You can follow a route via either the Gippetjønna or Innertjønnan tarns, before rounding the east side of Norfjellet, then head through Fjellskardet pass and down into Skjørlægda valley.

Hikes

Tverådalen-Bønå

Lavatnet/Lavasshytta

Store Finnkneet

Accommodation

Lavatnet cabin, situated far north in the valley, accommodates ten people and may be rented from Vefsn Fishing and Hunting Association. Please see vjff.net.

Farther south, you can find shelter for the night in the old Sámi settlement once used by Gippe and Gunnar Njarka. This accommodation may be simple but the cultural experience is memorable!

Throughout Sørvassdalen there are many great spots to pitch your tent.