Storheia Arena

A new way of facilitation in the mountains. For better public health, sustainability, well-being, pride and belonging.

Storheia Arena should

be an experience destination and an arena for culture and sports for both locals and tourists Accessible to everyone, regardless of functional level

provide increased attractiveness and be one of several initiatives for increased well-being in the region

highlight the region and its attractiveness

Northern Norway’s “folk mountain”

The project is designed together with the population of Hadsel and the region, through user participation and involvement.

Northern Norway’s greenest, roughest and most spectacular “folk mountain”!

Do you want to know more?

Older man walking on the road to Storheia

The progress

Read about the progress of the Storheia Arena project, its schedules and deadlines.

Siv Dagny speaking at the opening of Storheia Arena

Guidelines

Are you interested in using Storheia Arena for a big event? What is allowed and what is not?

The extra mile - Bodø2024

“The Extra Mile”

About the project “The Extra Mile”. The idea behind, phases, milestones and Bodø2024.

News

Finish line at Storheia Arena

This year’s best Christmas gift to the Northern Norwegian public health

Bodø2024 is “betting” on the Northern Norwegian public health, and is giving 5 million to start “The Extra Mile” at Storheia Arena in Vesterålen.

How do I apply to organise an event at Storheia Arena?

Storheia Arena shall promote public health

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The «Public Health Report»

An important part of Bodø’s application (for European capital of culture, editor´s note) is to include a larger audience and practitioners. Storheia with its accessibility for people with different functional levels is an excellent example of how we can do this in practice.

Ida Maria Pinnerød

Mayor in Bodø

I think it will be terrific. It will be a very nice arena, for those who ride bikes, roller skiing, hikes, have a stroller or use a wheelchair.

Paul Arne Johansen

Landowner in Veidekke's film about the paving of dirt road to Storheia Arena

I think it is absolutely amazing that it has been paved from Husby and all the way up to Storheia. It makes the municipality more inclusive, and has helped me to experience a part of Vesterålen that was previously inaccessible to me.

Ingeborg Aurora Øverli

Wheelchair user

Input and feedback

Feel free to send us your input and feedback on the Storheia Arena project. We really appreciate your opinion. We greatly appreciate your opinion.

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Address

Hadsel municipality
Rådhusgata 5
8450 Stokmarknes

Call us

(+47) 476 82 115
Jørgen Henriksen
Project leader