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Welcome to Namdalen! When visiting Namdalen, strong nature experiences are queuing up: From the majestic mountains to the east, via forested mountain peaks with river valleys providing the very best of superior salmon angling, to the shores of the welcoming archipelagos in the west. Experience culinary delights, authentic cultural experiences, events and the hospitality of the locals. In Namdalen you will come close to nature and get unforgettable experiences.

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Where is Namdalen? Namdalen comprises the northern half of the county of Nord-Trøndelag. The landscape stretches from the shores of Flatanger, Vikna and Leka, via Namsos and Grong to Lierne, Røyrvik and Børgefjell on the Swedish border. You can get to Namdalen by boat, air, rail or along the country roads. Routes and timetables can be found on pages 88–95.

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Outdoor enthusiasts get excited when talking about Namdalen. Not surprising, when considering the three national parks, the spectacular coastline and a multitude of other majestic areas. Namdalen offers a large number of outdoor activities and possibilities for outdoor adventures. Here there are plenty of activities to choose from for people of all ages: marked hiking trails, cycling routes along picturesque country roads and excellent opportunities for kayaking, rowing and boating. In Namdalen you can walk in real wilderness and along marked trails, kayak among thousands of islands, or experience world class climbing at Hanshelleren. There are also many areas for hunting and fishing in the region.

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Experience the national parks We provide guides and trekking suggestions in Lierne National Park and BlĂĽfjella-SjĂŚkerfjella National Park.

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Lierne National Park offers a diversity of animal and plant life in untouched surroundings – the perfect spot for eager hunters, fishermen and lovers of the outdoor life. The landscape also constitutes a fantastic exhibition of how the Ice Ages have left their mark on the area. The national park is characterized by low-lying, open mountainous areas, with the exception of the Hestkjølen mountain range, which reaches up to 1,300 metres above sea level. The varied landscape is the habitat of a number of different species of birds, particularly waders, ducks and divers. You may also observe dotterel, red-necked phalarope and long-tailed skua there. Moreover, due to its wilderness-like character, the area offers excellent conditions for species requiring sizeable territories such as wolverine, lynx and bears. There is also a wide range of cultural monuments there, bearing witness to the local Sámi heritage. With guides from Lierne National Park Center you can go “Bear tracking” and learn about the life of bears. Explore the bear’s natural habitat: the beautiful forests. The national park is also a safe bet for those who appreciate an abundance of mushrooms and berries. The area is well-suited to walking, but there are few marked trails or open cabins. However, the Lierne Fjellstyre mountain authority has cabins for rent both inside and outside the national park. The mountain authority also rents out boats on a number of the lakes. For more information visit www.nasjonalparken.no / www.fjellstyreneilierne.no / www.visitnamdalen.com

National Park Monument Stone, Lierne National Park In Lierne National Park there is a national park monument stone, erected to commemorate when HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit opened the park. The hiking trail to the monument takes you into the park, along a signposted trail. From Grong, drive south on the E6 then turn towards Gäddede on Fv74. Turn right at Muru (brown sign for Lierne National Park) and drive towards Øvre Jakthytte where the gateway area to the national park is located. Toll road fee is payable by SMS and cash. At the starting point of the trail there is a campfire area and an informational sign. Follow the markings along the trail. The hiking trail is approx. 5 km one way.

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Børgefjell National Park – rugged yet beautiful High peaks and gentle valleys. Wild rapids and extensive moors. Terrific scope for hunting and fishing. Welcome to Børgefjell National Park. In the eastern part of the national park you can experience extensive moors and rounded mountaintops, while the west offers high peaks and deep valleys with cirque glaciers and mountain lakes. For wild rapids and beautiful waterfalls, head to the southern part. You will also find Norway’s only viable stock of Arctic foxes and other animals such as wolverine, lynx and bears. The hunting is largely dominated by ptarmigan and small game. With its alpine terrain and at times changeable weather conditions, Børgefjell is best suited to impassioned outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It is no coincidence that seasoned mountain lovers travel to Børgefjell to find the ultimate peace of mind. Børgefjell is a good destination for those looking for the wilderness feeling, all year around.

Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella National Park – the realm of contrast Welcome to one of Norway’s biggest national parks. Welcome to fantastic hiking terrain with a unique flora and fantastic hunting. Welcome to the Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella mountains. The national park is known for its abundant stocks of ptarmigan and woodland game birds. Moose may also be hunted there. The local valleys and hillsides are the domain of red deer and roe deer, and with the help of your camera lens you may also find wolverine, lynx and bears within range. The area is also ideal for birdwatchers, providing the opportunity of observing wetland birds, birds of prey and owls. Large parts of the national park consist of low-lying mountains and otherwise benign terrain, and the wide range of marked trails there make Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella an excellent starting point for family outings. In contrast to this, we find Midtiklumpen, which towers up 1,333 metres above sea level. For those interested in long walks, it is good to know that there are a number of overnight accommodations in the park. The Ramblers’ Association place the self-service cabins Holden Fjellgård and Skjækerdalshytta at your disposal, and there are also a number of other possibilities for overnight stays. For more information www.nasjonalparken.no / www.nasjonalparkstyre.no/Borgefjell / www.visitnamdalen.com / www.visitborgefjell.com


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National Park Monument Stone, Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella National Park Do you want to enjoy the view of Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella national park and experience breath-taking mountain landscapes on foot? On Lifjellet, at the gateway to the national park, there is a national park stone monument. A walk to the monument is a nice afternoon activity. Drive Fv74 towards Lifjellet and park at the signposted parking area. Walk westwards on Fv74 and over the bridge. Here the 5 km (one way) long trail to the monument stone begins. The trail is marked, with an easy incline. The monument is placed right on the border of the national park and is a nice place to start further wilderness adventures.

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YOUR LOCAL GUIDE TO ADVENTUROUS LIERNE +47 74 34 34 97 / post@visitlierne.no www.lierne.no / facebook.com/visitlierne Dates for events in Lierne: 23 - 24 March Flyktningerennet 21 - 23 June Portfjelløpet and Tunnsjø festival 19 - 20 July TOTSÅSROCK 26 - 28 July Li-Martna market and fishing competition 22 - 25 Aug. Pe-Torsa Festival 16 - 17 Nov. Christmas market


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Hiking in Namdalen – Marked trails, available for everyone While hiking you experience nature in real time. Step by step you move along marked trails and gravel paths. You find your resting heart rate as you enjoy the view from the summit, or a cup of coffee at a rest area. Whether you hike alone or together with loved ones, the experience of the fresh air, the varied wildlife and the magnificent landscape is just as strong. Namdalen has many hiking trails, suitable for all ages and levels of outdoors experience. Throughout Namdalen, hiking associations, sporting clubs and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts take care of an extensive network of marked hiking routes. Such routes provide many visitors with their first encounter of Namdalen as a true hiking paradise. There are trails in every municipality in Namdalen, ranging from summit hikes, longer hikes in the national parks and walks along historical paths in lush forests, to hiking trails on the many islands on the Namdalen coast. There are many short walks around the city of Namsos. Klompen (114 masl) is the city-mountain of Namsos, only 20 minutes on foot from the city centre. Klompen Pavilion viewpoint is at the top of mountain, with the best view of the city. The trail is signposted from Scandic Rock City and the church. It is also possible to drive to the top in the summer season. On the geology island of Leka there are 50 signposted hiking and walking trails. Leka was named Norway’s Geological National Monument in 2010 because of the red serpentine mountains. The geology makes Leka one of Norway’s most unique islands! The round trip Herlaugsløype (11 km) gives you a nice view of the geology on the island and the Namdalen Coast. Hiking paradise in Inner Namdalen. There are many marked hiking trails and walks in the municipalities of Namsskogan, Røyrvik, Lierne, Høylandet and Grong. With 35 featured trails and routes there are plenty of options for the hiking enthusiast. The national parks in Namdalen also offer wonderful hiking opportunities for those who wish to walk in wilderness, far from any marked trail. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com/tag/vandring www.visitleka.no


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Round trip in the Skorovas Mountains, Namsskogan A round trip in the Skorovas mountains is a good day hike for those who want to walk some distance. The round trip is also an excellent 2-day hike for those who enjoy wild camping. The round trip is 17 km from start to finish, along a market trail (red Norwegian Trekking Association T-s). To get to the starting point of the trail, turn off the E6 at Grøndalselv, north of Grong. Drive 25 km towards Skorovatn, then drive past Skorovatn chapel and towards the entrance of the old mine. Park by the mine and start your hike. Be aware that the weather changes quickly in the mountains, and good waterproof and windproof clothes are essential. Maps, compass, and extra food and drink is also important to bring on this trip. Limited mobile phone service.


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Skeismyrveien 29, 7994 Leka (700 m from Skei harbour) +47 417 68 615 post@skeikulturtun.no www.skeikulturtun.no Accommodation, bike rental, restaurant and second-hand shop. Skei Kulturtun

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Støypet and Ørnerovet, Leka Island The story about Ørnerovet, the eagle incident, put Leka on the map in 1932. Three year old Svanhild was taken by an eagle and flown away. Just like with fairy tales however, this story also ends well. The girl was found alive on a mountain ledge after 7 hours. The trail to Støypet and to Ørnerovposten starts in a large parking area in Kvaløya on Leka. Signposted parking with a picnic area and binoculars. The trail is marked and after a while it divides into two trails, one towards Støypet and one to Ørnerovposten. The rounds stones at Støypet have many different shapes and fascinating colours. The trail towards Ørnerovposten can entail some scrambling, but the view from the end of the trail is lovely. On Leka you walk among colourful rocks from the deepest part of the ancient seabed. There is both gold and platinum in the thin, black stripes in the yellow rock. For more hiking suggestions in Leka visit www.visitleka.no

Visit Leka Leka Kommune / +47 74 38 70 00 / www.visitleka.no Leka – Norways’s Geological National Monument. Leka island and municipality is the northernmost municipality in Trøndelag. Leka island was named Norway’s Geological National Monument in 2010. The unique geology shows a complete cross section of the earth, from the old seabed down to the mantle. The different types of rock in Leka originate from inside the earth, like the rock several kilometres below us. In Leka you can experience: • Unique geology • Spectacular nature • 50 signposted hiking trails • 18 signposted kayaking routes • Cycling around Leka (28 km) • Leka Stone Centre • Herlaugshaugen (burial mound from the Viking age) • Solsemhula (cave painting) • Ørnerovet • Skei Cultural Landscape

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Cycling and Kayaking in Namdalen – an outdoors paradise Cycling and kayaking brings you close to white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear ocean, green cultural landscapes and exciting wildlife encounters. Namdalen is a paradise for outdoors activities with many possible routes, and large areas of nature where you can live your outdoor adventure. There are marked cycling routes all throughout the region. The «Cultural path in Harran” in Grong, a combined cycling- and hiking trip to Sisselfossen waterfall in Lierne, cultural memorial sites in Røyrvik and beautiful viewpoints are just some of what you can experience along the way. We also recommend the Landnámsvegen road between Rørvik and the fishing village of Abelvær (37 km). There are many great cycling routes both along the coast and inlands. Island hopping the Namdalen coast by bicycle. Along the Namdalen coast you will find several islands that are ideal for cycling. There is also good access to transport by ferry or express boat, so you can freely choose your destination and cycling distance. While cycling on the coast you can visit Namdalsmuseet, Norsk Sagbruksmuseum, Kystmuseet Rørvik and experience Norwegian author Olav Duuns childhood home on Jøa. We also recommend that you take the boat out to Sør-Gjæslingan fishing village, before finished the trip by cycling around Leka island. Kayaking on the Namdalen coast. You glide silently along the seabed. The silence is broken only by your own strokes and the open sea rumbling in the distance. You paddle at your own pace through crystal clear waters. A white-tailed eagle hovers over you and if you’re lucky you may just spot otters, seals and whales. The many beaches and sheltered coves are perfect for taking a breather ashore. Dramatic fjord landscapes, idyllic skerry or the mighty open sea? The choice is yours! In Namdalen you can take a kayaking class, go on tailored tours or try one of the many kayaking routes. You can also rent kayaks several places on the coast. Canoeing and kayaking in Grong. With several hundred lakes and many rivers of varying sizes, Grong is an Eldorado for those wishing to experience serenity between each stroke of the oar. Many choose Fiskløysa or Brusvatnet in Nesådalen for kayaking trips in scenic surroundings. Both lakes are accessible by car and have been adapted to facilitate lovely days in the outdoors. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com


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Explore Ytre Namdal v/Christian Haugerøy, 7950 Abelvær +47 959 97 811 / post@exploreyn.no www.exploreyn.no Explore the archipelago with us. Explore Ytre Namdal offers guided adventures in authentic and varied nature. • Guided sea kayaking trips 4–8 hours, from NOK 690 p.p. • Eagle Safari 3-4 hours, from NOK 590 p.p. • Sea Rafting, from NOK 590 p.p. • Sea kayak hire • Sea kayaking courses • Guided mountain hikes

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Himmelhøy treetop huts Løkkavegen 6a, 7804 Namsos / +47 908 03 849 kathrin@himmelhoy.no / www.himmelhoy.no

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Stay in comfortable huts in the treetops, find your resting pulse in close contact with nature and have a wonderful experience staying in the treetops with a sky-high view. • Sleeps 6–7 guests • Made-up beds • Self-catering

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Turistveien 2, 7890 Namsskogan +47 415 58 176 / namsskogan@fjellstyrene.no www.namsskogan-fjellstyre.no The local mountain board manages 55,000 hectares of forest and mountain landscape with wonderful opportunities for trout fishing year-round. Many nice cabins for hire at www.inatur.no.

Visit Børgefjell Buenget, 7898 Limingen +47 74 33 57 45 / post@visitborgefjell.no www.visitborgefjell.com In Børgefjell National Park and in Røyrvik you can go hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking and canoeing. There are also wonderful opportunities for skiing in wintertime. In the Visit Børgefjell premises in Røyrvik you can visit Fjellrevsenteret (The Arctic Fox Centre) and learn about the Arctic Fox and the nearby area. Located together with Røyrvik Auto As.

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Salen The Salen area offers great nature experiences on land, in rivers and

lakes and at sea. The watercourse ”Salvassdraget offers opportunities for freshwater fishing for salmon and seatrout. In the midst of this wilderness you will find our outlying farms, which facilitates a comfortable stay for families and friends or business gatherings. Hende Farm is suitable for larger groups such as family parties or business gatherings. The surrounding scenery is particularly beautiful and tranquil. Bookings may be made by telephone + 47 74 28 71 01 Elgåa complex is in the hamlet of Salsbruket by the Opløfjord. It includes three residential units containing respectively eight, six and two beds.  This complex is an ideal base for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Bookings may be made at www.utmarkscompagniet.no

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Small Game Hunting in Grong The extensive woodland and mountain areas of Grong make it an Eldorado for small game hunters. The borough is well organized into wilderness management groups, and you may also hunt on state-owned common ground. The diversity of nature here means that it should not take you long to find good hunting grounds for capercaillie, black grouse, willow and rock ptarmigan and hare. You and your friends can rent your own hunting grounds for a limited period of time in Grong, or simply purchase ordinary hunting permits.

Unique Nature Experiences in Salen – virgin countryside Salen is an area of open countryside situated along the Salvassdraget watercourse. It stretches from the inland regions around Høylandet and out towards Salsnes in the west. Here, you will find a fantastic and diverse area practically untouched by human activity. Luxuriant valleys, lakes of all shapes and sizes and untamed mountains are linked together by a number of rivers. A visit to this magnificent area will allow you time and space to unwind and enjoy the outdoor life, undisturbed and at your own pace. Here, everyone can take pleasure in nature’s diversity. Why not take the children out into the country and provide them with experiences they will find hard to forget? The youngest can make their first attempts at paddling a kayak or a canoe across peaceful tarns. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a moose looking after their calf as it rests in the grass?Salen is also an excellent starting point for hunting moose, roe deer, beaver and small game.

Cabin and fishing trip in Røyrvik When you visit the mountain municipality of Røyrvik, you are close to nature wherever you go. If you want to spend a few days, weeks or months, there is a good chance of renting a cabin in one of the municipality’s many scenic areas. In Røyrvik, you can experience the cabin life in an eldorado for summer and winter activities. Regardless of which cabin you end up in, it will only be a short way from a good fishing lake. Part of Røyrvik is in Børgefjell National Park, where the chances are good of catching a delicious trout. Børgefjell is known as the realm of the mountain trout, and you can walk from one mountain lake to another in search of your dream catch. For more information visit www.utmarkscompagniet.no / www.nasjonalparken.no / www.inatur.no


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Ulendeltaet and Høylandet – world-class birdwatching Passionate birdwatchers from around the world already know that Namdalen is a paradise for close-up encounters with many bird species. You can share the experience too. The nature reserves of Ulendeltaet (in Lierne), Flakkan and Øie (both in Høylandet) offer good vantage points and information. You can get close to many bird species, such as the sandpiper, mute swam and osprey, various dick species, various animal species and a unique vegetation. Remember your binoculars and camera! These wetland areas are situated in scenic surroundings and are easily accessible to all travellers. The Lierne National Park Centre can take you on a canoe trip in the Ulendeltaet nature reserve along the river bends, into secluded tributaries and out into the delta. When you drift with the current, accompanied by the lapping of waves and birdsong, you discover that you are at one with nature.

Tømmeråshøla – Norway’s most awesome natural bathing facility It is Mother Nature herself who is the architect behind what is possibly Norway’s finest open-air bathing facility. This distinctive bathing spot, Tømmeråshøla, is situated in the River Sanddøla, in the near vicinity of Grong town centre. You can frolic in the rapids here, or surrender to the flow down the spectacular slide which has been formed in the rock. Below the falls you can bathe and sunbathe in calmer surroundings.

Namsskogan – an outdoors paradise northernmost in Namdalen Namsskogan is situated northernmost in Namdalen, with a branch stretching into Børgefjell National Park. Here, you are met by a varied wilderness consisting of deep valleys, wooded hillsides and high mountain ranges. About half of the outlying areas in the borough are on state-owned ground. In these areas it is the Namsskogan Fjellstyre mountain authority that administers the right of use when it comes to small and big game hunting. The mountain authority runs no less than 17 rental cabins, offering you a fantastic starting point for memorable hunting and outdoor experiences. For mer informasjon besøk www.visitnamdalen.com / www.namsskoganfjellstyre.no


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In Namdalen you and your family can get exciting and educational encounters with Nordic wildlife. From the vast national parks in the east, to the coast in the west. From the forest of the brown bear and the beaver’s river kingdom, to ocean rafting and bird safari. Everywhere in Namdalen there are opportunities for great nature experiences and wildlife encounters. Namsskogan Familiepark has Norway’s largest collection of Nordic animals. Over 30 species, among them wolverine, lynx, wolf and bear, live in large and natural enclosures. Namsskogan Familiepark offers plenty of thrilling and speedy experiences for children of all ages. Crash-boats, the fierce Alpine Racer, bungee jumping from a trampoline, horseback riding, close encounter with animals, canoeing and the climbing park are just some of what is waiting for you along the E6. The bravest can jump from Tøffingtårnet and sail the 300-meter-long Zip-line over Tronsetjønna. Guaranteed to be a thrill! Beaver safari with canoe is a wonderful outdoors experience for families or groups. Tundra Tours knows about beavers and offers safaris by canoe for those wishing to see this shy rodent. The excitement rises as you drift slowly upstream by canoe as quietly as possible... suddenly you hear a splash and you become more aware of your senses. Your adrenalin rises as you see the beaver on the surface, perhaps just as curious as you are. Remember to bring your camera or even a GoPro that can film underwater. Join the Eagle Man, Ole Martin Dahle, among the isles and skerry of Flatanger. Follow the shipping lanes that people have used as their main travelling route for hundreds of years. Watch the sun rise above the mountains in the east and enjoy the sight of it as it sinks into the waters of Folla. Your guide will help you discover the joys of life by the sea. Close contact with the white-tailed eagle will take your breath away. Seagulls will follow along, scrounging food which, of course, they are given. The Eagle Man loves gulls. In search of bears in Lierne. Join a bear safari in Lierne, the realm of the bears. After an introduction about our largest predator, you are ready to explore the bear’s natural habitat: the beautiful forests. You will scout for traces of bears, such as bear faeces or bear prints and learn about what the bear eats and where it lives. The bear safari is well organised with knowledgeable local guides from the Lierne National Park Visitor Centre. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com

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Animal adventures Have you ever fed a polar fox? Or met a friendly moose? Welcome to a forested Family Park with zipline, lake and lots of activities. Stay at Namsskogan Hotel, located at the Park. We offer family cabins, comfortable rooms, camping and home-cooked meals from our restaurant. See you there! Season opening 2019 Saturday 1st June post@familieparken.no | 74 33 37 00 | www.familieparken.no post@hotellet.no | 74 33 36 00 | www.hotellet.no


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Efri Halfa 7863 Overhalla / +47 917 33 084 / post@efrihalfa.no / www.efrihalfa.no Efri Halfa is situated in idyllic surroundings by lake Vesteråvannet, 20 km Overhalla and 23 km from Namsos.

We offer experiences slightly out of the ordinary. Enjoy the peacefulness, nature and good food and drinks in unique surroundings. Besides events like the mid-summer festival, pub evenings and Christmas functions, you can rent Efri Halfa for private events. From June 2019 we also offer accommodation, camp school activities, wilderness weekends and we will be able to host events inside for up to 200 pax.

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Climbing and Via ferrata Hanshelleren – a unique climbing paradise Flatanger is widely known for its sea eagle safaris and angling, but it’s now becoming world famous for another reason. Several of the world’s best climbers have become aware of Flatanger’s enormous natural climbing wall, the Hanshelleren cave. The massive overhang means the climbing surface always remains dry and free from moss. Several of the world’s best climbers have already travelled to Strøm in Flatanger to challenge themselves on one of the world’s toughest climbing routes – a so-called 9a route. But you don’t have to be a world-class climber to be attracted to Flatanger. There are now around 40 climbing routes of varying levels in the Hanshelleren cave, as well as more than 150 bouldering and climbing routes in the near vicinity. Moreover, there is a Via Ferrata – or “iron road” – where inexperienced climbers can try their hand at climbing. Using a cable and iron rungs, novices can climb 90 metres up a virtually virtual rock face. It’s hard to put the view from the top of islands, mountains and the open sea into words. You simply must experience it. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com

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Climb Flatanger Strømsveien 131, 7770 Flatanger post@climbflatanger.com +47 906 12 477 www.climbflatanger.com

Enjoy a unique climbing experience at Strøm in Flatanger! Climb the world-famous Hanshelleren or one of the many climbing routes offered locally by nature. Climb Flatanger

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The winter in Namdalen is varied with countless activities, unforgettable adventures in snow-covered landscapes, and a winter light that will take your breath away. Grong Ski Centre is one of the largest alpine skiing centres in Trøndelag. The ski centre has a total of 15 slopes of varying degrees of difficulty, 4 ski lifts and a dedicated skiing area for the children. There is also a snowboard park with halfpipe, quarterpipe, a cross-country piste and rails. The snowboard park and large parts of the alpine facility are floodlit. With Mount Geitfjellet (872 masl) as the main arena, there are unique winter opportunities here for those who enjoy slalom, snowboarding or Telemark skiing. During the summer signposted trails ensures you a spectacular hiking experience. The are many cross-country ski trails in Namdalen, suitable for both experienced skiers and for families simply looking for a short afternoon of fun. Ski trails are groomed and prepared in both Namsos, Grong, Høylandet, Overhalla, Nærøy, Namsskogan, Røyrvik and Lierne. There are many ski trails to choose from, ranging from lit trails, trails close to towns and trails in more mountainous areas. A wilderness winter in the national parks is for experienced outdoor enthusiasts who prefer nature experiences far from civilisation. Børgefjell national park, Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella national park and Lierne national park are steeped in gorgeous landscapes and opportunities for winter adventures. Contact Lierne National Park Visitor Centre for tips and advice. Arctic winter training for beginners is something Tundra Tours offers. Their tours are perfect for those who wish to learn about outdoor activities in winter and experience the Norwegian winter up close. On their winter tours you learn about ski, pulk and winter camping. They also offer tours where you learn how to build a snow cave, then have dinner in nature before staying overnight in the snow cave you built. Winter fishing on the Namdalen coast has always been one of the most important livelihoods in the region. Every March Skreifestivalen, a festival celebrating the migrating and spawning Atlantic cod, is celebrated in Rørvik. The winter is a good time for those who wish to try their hand at deep-sea fishing, either in a rented boat or with a guide. There are many providers of boat rental and deep-sea fishing along the Namdalen coast. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com

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Tundra Tours Dergaveien 15, 7898 Limingen / +47 971 01 130 booking@tundratours.no / tundratours.no • Canoe trips • Beaver safaris • Guided hiking trips • Mountain trout fishing

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Grong skisenter 7801 Grong / +47 74 33 03 40 post@grong-skisenter.no / wwww.grong-skisenter.no Welcome to one of Trøndelag’s largest ski resorts. Experience the true joy of skiing in our ski park, on our wonderful slopes and in the children’s areas. We offer ski hire, group activities and accommodation in modern apartments. Grong Skisenter


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There are several wonderful areas for cross-country skiing and ski touring around Geitfjellet in Grong. The trails and routes are signposted, explaining distances and direction. Early in the season the most popular trail starts from Grong Ski Centre, up towards Heia. You can follow this trail onward to Kvernsjøen, into Snøådalen towards Snøhytta, or up the mountain to Geitfjelltoppen. The trail to Kvernsjøen is a great ski trip both in daytime and in the evening, with a headlight or in moonlight. Trails are groomed by machine and prepared both at the beginning of the season and all throughout. When the cross-country ski season is well underway the trails on Geitfjellet mountain are also groomed. All the trails in the area around Geitfjellet are signposted, so you can ski safely all winter long.

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Koltjønnhytta is a cabin in Overhalla, popular among hikers and skiers all year around. This is an easy trip in beautiful terrain, well suited for families. From Namsos you drive east on Fv17, turning left towards Skage on Fv437. Turn right at Reinbjør and drive to the parking area at the end of the road. From the parking area in Reinbjør there are 3 km of cross-country ski trails in wintertime, though the trail to the cabin is shorter. For those who want a longer trip up the mountain it is possible to ski from Koltjønnhytta towards Liasetran and Liakammen mountain. This trip is approximately 8 km. Koltjønnhytta is open every Sunday from Christmas until Easter, selling coffee, waffles and so on. The campfire area at Koltjønna is available for everyone to use.

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Expectations. That’s what it’s all about. Your next big catch awaits you in Namdalen: in a quiet mountain lake, in the river that runs slowly towards the fjord, in the ocean beyond. You will find all of this in Namdalen. Just one more cast … Namdalen is named after one of the country’s most excellent salmon rivers, the Namsen. Deep-sea and freshwater fishing have formed the basis of human settlement and trade in Namdalen for thousands of years. Today, Namdalen is the preferred destination for sport fishermen at all levels. All of them with one thing in common: Expectations.

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Salmon fishing in Namsen – the Queen of Rivers The Namsen, Queen of Rivers, emerges from Store Namsvatnet lake in the municipality of Røyrvik, before meandering 229 kilometres through majestic and magnificent countryside to its estuary in Namsos. Among enthusiasts at home and abroad, the Namsen is one of the country’s most coveted salmon rivers. Fishing from boats and from the banks of the river are long-standing traditions, and landowners along the river offer a wide range of facilities for both passionate anglers and those anticipating their first cast. Along the river you will find an increasing number of places offering you a “complete package” including high standard overnight accommodations, mouth-watering culinary experiences, access to exclusive salmon spots, organized activities, and nature and culture experiences. Namsen Salmon & Train Experience is one such place. In Overhalla you can sleep in one of NSB’s discarded sleeping carriages from the 1960s, above one of Norway’s best salmon fishing rivers. You will wake up in the middle of the old rail bridge and can enjoy the view of the river from morning to evening. There is a large terrace with tables and benches outside the sleeping carriage, and the kitchen serves various salmon-based dishes and refreshments. You can sit outside and enjoy the view of the river as salmon feed in the surface and get a panoramic view as someone catches a big salmon. You can also try salmon fishing from the riverbank, or by boat. The salmon fishing season in the Bjøra starts on May 15th, while the season in the rest of the Namsen starts on June 1st. Should you wish to feel the excitement of the Namsen, you can purchase reasonably priced fishing permits online. Find accommodation and providers of salmon fishing in this brochure and on www.visitnamdalen.com.

Namsen Salmon & Train Experience Sørsivegen 3314, 7863 Overhalla +47 414 52 535 / namsen.train@outlook.com www.nste.no Unique experiences in the heart of Namdalen Stay in a historic sleeping car and enjoy experiences on a railway bridge over one of Norway’s best salmon fishing rivers, the Namsen. Please contact us for more information or check our website/Facebook page. Namsen Salmon & Train Experience

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Mountain fishing in Børgefjell National Park – the Realm of the Mountain Trout Børgefjell is the realm of the mountain trout. You can wander from one of the many excellent mountain fishing lakes to another in search of the trout fisherman’s dream catch. Simskardvatnet and Orvatnet are among the national park’s best fishing lakes, while the sources of the rivers Namsen and Vefsn also originate within the national park. The Børgefjellkortet permit entitles you to fish throughout the national park and in the Austre Tiplingen landscape protection area. With only a few exceptions, it’s not possible to stay overnight in the national park in cabins. However, it’s possible to camp overnight in a tent.

Lierne National Park – fantastic mountain fishing The low-lying mountain areas of Lierne National Park are renowned for their excellent fishing. Innumerable first-rate fishing lakes and miles of river await you here. In most of the mountain lakes there are trout and in some of them also charr. Many of the fishing lakes are easily accessible, and you can be sure to avoid the crowds here. In Lierne, there are, in fact, more lakes than people... The Nordli permit (Nordlikortet) covers parts of the national park and provides access to attractive fishing in lakes, tarns and rivers. At several spots in the national park cabins are available for rent from the mountain authority (Lierne Fjellstyre). The mountain authority also rents out boats on several of the lakes.

The Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella Mountains – mountain fishing in spectacular surroundings The Blåfjella-Sjækerfjella National Park is one of the biggest national parks in the country, consisting of a comprehensive landscape including everything from exciting primeval forests to high, untamed mountains. In this vast Eldorado, you can easily wander undisturbed for days on end. Find one of the many mountain lakes, and you will soon find trout and charr that are eager to bite. For more information visit www.fjellstyreneilierne.no / www.nasjonalparken.no / www.visitnamdalen.com


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Trout Fishing in Grong – one permit, many possibilities The Grongkortet permit allows you access to freshwater fishing in practically the whole of the borough of Grong. Within the municipal borders you will find over 500 fishing lakes and a number of rivers of varying sizes. The commonest species are trout and charr. The Grongkortet permit includes all private landowners associations, the municipal woods, and the Nordre Bangsjøen and Brennmoen areas of state-owned common land. In addition to fishing with rods, otter boards and nets are also allowed in some of the lakes. The permit does not apply to the salmon inhabited parts of the Namsen, Sanddøla and Nesåa (see “Salmon Fishing in Namsen”). The borough of Grong offers unusually varied natural surroundings, including wild mountains, extensive mountain plains and luxuriant river valleys. With just one permit, you have access to the whole lot.

Salmon Fishing in the River Sanddøla – the Princess of the Namsen Watercourse In Grong town centre, two of the country’s finest salmon rivers converge. The Namsen is the best known of the two, but more and more people are becoming aware of the tributary called Sanddøla. The salmon-populated part of the Sanddøla is particularly popular for fishing from the banks. In the lower parts of the river you will also find two mighty waterfalls – the Formofossen and the Tømmeråsfossen, offering exciting and challenging fishing spots. The Sanddøla offers fishing in peace and quiet. Spend some time exploring the river and you will soon discover exciting rapids, pools and deep channels that are not so easy to notice at first glance. This is where the fish bite …

Salmon Fishing in the Bjøra – idyllic surroundings The Bjøra is a classic salmon fishing river that meanders slowly past large farms and delightful cultural landscapes before merging with the Namsen. This river is the home of the biggest salmon in the Namsen watercourse, and is regarded by enthusiasts as one of Norway’s very rivers for salmon fishing. You can fish from the river bank or from a boat. Many of the anglers who travel to the Bjøra every year prefer single or two-handed fly rods, but it is also possible to fish with lures or worms. The salmon fishing season in the Bjøra starts on 15 May. The Bjøra is also known for its excellent sea trout fishing. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com


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Seem Gård N-7870 Grong / +47 909 50 091 / fisk@seemgard.no www.seemgard.no Seem Gård is beautifully situated by river Namsen with a 2.5 km long salmon beat. The Seem Estate and the Seem family go back to the 1650s. The estate is steeped in history and tradition regarding salmon fishing, farming, hunting and trade. Seem Gård

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Langnes Camping 7870 Grong / +47 476 88 333 post@langnescamping.no www.langnescamping.no Welcome to our four-star camping site in relaxed surroundings on the banks of the Sanddøla river and near the famous Namsen river. We cooperate with Grong Skisenter in winter to offer good package deals combining accommodation and lift passes. Langnes Camping


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Nyheim Camping Kleist Geddesvei 97, 7890 Namsskogan +47 995 16 558 / postmottak@nyheimcamping.no www.nyheimcamping.no Welcome to Nyheim Camping! Close to the mighty Namsen river, surrounded by the grand wilderness of Namsskogan. 30 km (19 mi) north of Namsskogan Family Park. We offer cabins in all sizes, as well as pitches for tent campers, campervans and caravans. Great fishing opportunities.

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With no less than six species of fish “on the menu”, Kvesjøen Lake in Lierne is a well-preserved secret among impassioned anglers in Scandinavia. Here, you can fish lake charr, charr, trout, grayling, burbot and pike. Those who make the trip to Kvesjøen every year can expect some magnificent specimens among their catch, together with the possibility of record-breaking fish turning up on their hooks. And not to mention a good fisherman’s tale, of course – you should have seen the one that got away …

Salmon Fishing in the Høylandsvassdraget Watercourse – varied fishing The Høylandsvassdraget watercourse includes the rivers Søråa, Eida, Flakken and Flåttelva. The Søråa is the longest of the rivers in the Høylandsvassdraget watercourse, with a salmon populated stretch of about 20 kilometres. Large parts of the river run slowly through the local, well-groomed cultural landscape. For the most part the fishing takes place from the banks. The Søråa is a great river for fly fishing, especially for one-handed fly rods. The average salmon in the Søråa weighs between four and five kilos. The Eida includes a salmon populated stretch of about 1 kilometre. This is a very swift river where most people fish with lures or flies from the banks. You can expect salmon weighing between four and five kilos here, too.

Trout Fishing in Namsskogan – a wealth of opportunity Uppermost in Namdalen, the outdoor Eldorado of Namsskogan awaits you. With over 800 lakes and tarns and 35 rivers, the area is a Mecca for impassioned anglers, and an ideal starting point for beginners and families with young children. The Namsskogankortet permit gives you access to the whole lot. The source of the Namsen, the Queen of Rivers, is found in the borough. In this part of the river there is an excellent stock of trout, and the unique local species of salmon, namsblanken, can also be found there. Most of this varied area is managed by the Namsskogan Fjellstyre mountain authority, which is among those mountain authorities in Norway that put the most effort into renting out cabins. You will find no less than 17 of their inviting cabins round about in the mountains, in addition to a number of rowing boats. For more information visit www.namsskogan-fjellstyre.no / www.fjellstyreneilierne.no / www.inatur.no

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Deep sea fishing is, and has always been, the bedrock of settlement and business development on the Namdalen coast. The Skrei (migrating Atlantic cod) spawns on the coastline every winter, and the rest of the year there is active fishing of both cod, pollock and halibut. Every year in March the Skrei Festival celebrates Skrei fishing. The coast of Namdalen stretches from Flatanger in the south, via Namsos and Rørvik, to Leka in the north. Explore the archipelago. There are close to 6000 islands and islets in Vikna municipality alone. The archipelago is home to powerful nature experiences with white-sand beaches, narrow sounds and open ocean. Among the many islands you can you can hike, walk along cultural paths, along cultural paths, kayak, dive, island jump with bicycle and much more. The coast is an Eldorado for bird-watchers and has many amazing fishing opportunities. Every year recreational fishermen from near and far visit Namdalen to try their luck while fishing. The protected fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan, which in its heyday was the largest fishing village south of Lofoten, is on the Namdalen coast. Here you can stay overnight in authentic Rorbu i.e. fishermen’s cottages. The Namdalen coast is a favourite stretch to travel along among the boating enthusiasts. Coastline adventures are plentiful, all year around. Go on a guided deep-sea fishing trip, rent a boat for the day, or try fishing from a rowboat or a kayak. There are many businesses with boats for rent (with or without outboard motor), fishing equipment and knowledgeable guides in the municipalities of Namsos, Flatanger, Fosen, Nærøy, Vikna and Leka. There is a lot of fish, and large fish, outside the Namdalen coast. Maybe going fishing with a local fisherman sounds tempting? Nothing beats spending the day fishing, then ending the day with dinner made from the catch of the day. The locals always know where the big fish bite. Set sail! The aquaculture industry is also a large part of coastal culture in Namdalen. You can learn about aquaculture, one of Norway’s largest industries, with SalmoNor in Rørvik or with Bjørøya in Flatanger. SalmoNor collaborates with Kystmuseet Rørvik, the coastal museum, to tell the story of Norwegian aquaculture and the modern aquaculture industry. They give tours of the museum and boat trips out to a fish farm facility. Bjørøya takes you on a journey into the aquaculture industry through movies in the visitor centre and RIB-tours out to a salmon farm facility. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com

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Brakstad Hamn, Jøa Straight west, out towards Folla +47 90521919 / flaskepost@brakstadhamn.no www.brakstadhamn.no • Guest marina with electricity and water • Kayak and boat rental • Long-term marina berth rental •”Pøbben” dining and restaurant • MK Straumingen • Brakstad gård – farm • The Brakstad islands

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N-7770 Flatanger / +47 911 70260 post@flatangercamping.no/www.flatangercamping.no Idyllic family-run camping site surrounded by ocean and mountains. For those who want a quiet vacation, and for those who want a more active vacation with diving, kayaking, fishing, climbing and hiking. Great hiking terrain with magnificent views of the sea and Folla. The Hanshelleren climbing area is only a short distance away. Boat and canoe rental. Marina. Icelandic horses. Ice-cream kiosk. Playgroung.

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Aglen, 7819 Fosslandsosen / +47 479 73 911 booking@aglencamping.no/www.aglencamping.no Aglen Camping in Otterøya is right next-door to the ocean, and only 40 km from Namsos. Fantastic scope for fishing and diving. The surrounding area is a paradise for anyone who enjoys walking in forests and mountains with varied animal and bird life. The youngsters will enjoy a visit to our troll park with its characters from Norwegian folk tales. SEASON:

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N-7746 Hasvåg / +47 900 55 633 / post@hasvaag.no www.hasvaag.no Enjoy your holiday right out by the open sea. Stay in one of our three apartments, hire one of our five boats and see if the fish are biting or go on a hike and enjoy the wonderful views. Hasvåg Fritid

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Selnes, 7822 Bangsund / +47 906 39 889 www.urlaub-norwegen.at Selnes Camping – fantastic fishing Close to the abundant Namsen fjord and one of Norway’s prime salmon rivers, Selnes Camping is the perfect venue for unforgettable fishing experiences. We offer cabins in various sizes, caravan and campervan sites. Guided tours and boat rental.

Pluscamp Namsos Flyplassvegen 10, 7805 Namsos +47 74 27 53 44 / booking@namsos-camping.no www.namsos-camping.no Welcome year-round to Pluscamp Namsos for quality cabins and camping in idyllic surroundings. We offer minigolf, nice beaches, canoe hire and our unique draisine hire – for a memorable ride along the banks of the river Namsen.

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Kleiva camping Evenstad N-7900 Rørvik / +47 901 90 516 alfebbe@kleivacamping.no www.kleivacamping.no

Experience the island realm of Vikna and idyllic Rørvik. With more than 6000 islands, islets and skerries, Vikna is a coastal paradise with majestic nature experiences on offer. Get close to the wilderness amongst chalk white beaches, narrow straits and open waters. The Vikna archipelago is a pure paradise for bird watchers and also offers fantastic fishing. fra NOK 700-1490 NOK 50

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Visit Nordøyan, a special island outpost that leaves a lasting impression. Nobody returns unmoved. This summer, take the opportunity to visit this unique, listed fishing hamlet. New feature this year: Sleep overnight in the Nordøyan lighthouse. Round trips on the express boat “Foldafjord” every Saturday. Seat reservations: +47 415 13 622


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Sør-Gjæslingan is situated far out to sea near the infamous waters of Folla. In former times it was the biggest and most important fishing station south of Lofoten. Today, the island settlement is a listed holiday paradise where you can find peace and quiet in authentic surroundings. You can do as the fishermen do, and stay in charming fishermen’s cabins. Outside, you can enjoy the character and charm of the old fishing hamlet. In addition to the fisherman’s cabins the fish racks, fish landing station, manor house, shop, fisherman’s hostel, saltery and cod-liver oil refinery have all been preserved for posterity, allowing you to explore life as it was when the Vikna fishery was the main source of income among the people on the coast of Namdalen. Sør-Gjæslingan is accessible by express passenger boat from Namsos and Rørvikseveral days a week from the end of May to the end of August. You can also visit Sør-Gjæslingan with MS Sunniva Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as a part of the SalmoNor trip between June 25th and August 9th.

Nordøyan – where the land ends and the sea begins Westernmost out at sea we find the islands of Nordøyan, three islands that have been an outpost and a haven for fishermen since time immemorial. The people out there have always made a living from the natural resources that surround the islands. In harmony with nature, they have been able to provide for themselves and their families thanks to the blessings of the sea. In this historic fishing village you can spend the night in authentic fishermen’s cabins (rorbu). On the Nordøyan islands, the sea and the abundant fishing grounds of the Namdal coast are just beyond the quayside. In addition to deep-sea fishing, deepsea rafting, guided tours and a number of other activities are also available. Nor do you need to bring your own boat in order to get to Nordøyan. In July and August you can catch the express passenger ferry “Foldafjord” from Namsos. On your safe arrival, a guide, a shop, some home-made fishcakes, and coffee and waffles will await you. And from the old post office, you can send postcards to friends and family stamped with the exclusive Nordøyan postmark. Nordøyan and the islands and their surrounding waters are hard to describe, they have to be experienced. You will not leave this natural gem unmoved. Far from land and folk, but close to the sea, the fish and the forces of nature. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com / www.kystmuseetrorvik.no

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Kysthotellet Rørvik Storgata 20, N-7900 Rørvik +47 74 36 66 00 / post@kysthotellet.no www.kysthotellet.no Welcome to Kysthotellet Rørvik – a small hotel with a big heart! Enjoy comfortable accommodation with easy access to all the main attractions.

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Kvalpsundet Rorbuer Sørheimveien 54, Rørvik / +47 904 77 900 www.kvalpsundet.no Your base for a wonderful holiday in fantastic surroundings where the focus is on fishing and nature-based experiences! . Relax in one of our new, modern fishermen’s cottages and enjoy the beautiful nature on the Namdalen coast. Kvalpsundet Rorbuer

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Kolvereid Familiecamping N-7970 Kolvereid / +47 976 52 727 / alfebbe@online.no www.kolvereidfamiliecamping.no

Kolvereid Family Camping, just outside the village of Kolvereid, is a perfect base for fishing, outdoor recreation, cycling trips and island hopping. We organize exciting fishing trips in the wonderful archipelago on the Namdal Coast. NOK

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Capelli Tempest 750 with 250 hp. Accommodates 12 passengers. 45–50 knots.

Nærøysund Rafting / Sørensen Brygge Gullbringvegen 26, 7944 Indre Nærøy/ Håkon: +47 99466096 / Jostein: +47 95023306 We tailor-make events for families, company outings, groups and so on. The captain knows the local area and the different destinations. Sørensen Brygge is a newly built building with a dining and events space that fits 50 pax. Food and drink can be arranged. We also offer accommodation in the apartment upstairs, with all facilities available. The apartment sleeps 8 people and has a great view from the terrace, as well as opportunities for boat rental and deep-sea fishing trips.

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What will you remember most? The magnificent scenery? The serenity of bright summer nights? Or the people you met? In Namdalen, you will have time to breathe freely, to take a break from everyday demands on your time. In this way, you will find time to nurture togetherness with your friends and family. In Namdalen you will get to know the locals. Throughout the year they arrange exciting cultural events, prepare local and appetizing culinary experiences, and add a sizeable dash of good old-fashioned craziness.

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History and Culture in Namdalen Namdalen has a long history rooted in coastal culture, agriculture, timber industry and Southern Sami reindeer husbandry. Culture, tradition and community are important for both locals and for visitors. Among the thousands of islands and islets on the Namdalen coast deep-sea fishing is a vital part of life. The fishing industry is an important industry for the region. Sør-Gjæslingan is an authentic fishing village, which in its heyday was the largest fishing village south of Lofoten. Here you can enjoy peace and quiet, stay overnight in a charming rorbu and learn about life at the coast. At Kystmuseet Rørvik you can learn more about the Namdalen coast. Skei and Skeisnesset Utvalgte Kulturlandskap (Featured Cultural Landscape) is on Leka island. As one of 22 specially selected cultural landscapes within Norwegian agriculture, Skei achieved special status. This because of the biological, cultural and historical values of the area. The landscape is beautiful with both coastal heathlands (an endangered nature type in Norway) and agricultural pastures. There are also several cultural heritage sites in the area, among them Herlaugshaugen. Herlaughshaugen is the third largest burial mound from the Viking age in Norway. Leka is also Norway’s Geological National Monument. The regional city of Namsos was founded on logging and timber industry, an industry you will still find in the city centre. Timber was felled as far inlands as Namsskogan and brought south-west on Namsen river to the industrial area in Namsos. All of Namdalen was a part of the logging industry because of the Namsen river. The Norwegian Sawmill Museum in Spillum showcases the traditional industry, and you will also find Norway’s last steamsaw in the museum. Namsos is the home and birthplace of the Trønderock music genre. How did a sawmilling town in Namdalen become the home of rock music? The answer you will find in the Rock City experience centre in Namsos. Known Norwegian musicians like DDE, Terje Tysland, Åge Aleksandersen and Prudence all had their start in Namsos. At the Nord-Trøndelag Museum of Art (Kunstmuseet) you can view art exhibitions from both near and far. Namdalsmuseet tells the story of rural and farming culture in the region, with 24 buildings and over 13 000 items and photographs in their collection. There are many concerts, festivals, traditional markets and other events in Namdalen, all year around. See events and festivals on page 77.


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The Norwegian Sawmill Museum – a journey back in time Spillum Dampsag & Høvleri (steamsaw & planning mill), just south of Namsos, is the country’s only major listed steamsaw mill, and one of fourteen technical-industrial cultural monuments of national importance in Norway. The Norwegian Sawmill Museum (Norsk Sagbruksmuseum) has preserved Spillum Dampsag & Høvleri as a time bubble where visitors travel back in time to the late 1800s. From time to time the old saw and planning mill are put into operation, thus helping create an authentic atmosphere. When visiting the sawmill museum you can choose between taking a tour on your own, or joining a guided tour of the production premises.

Namdal Museum – a fascinating presentation Want to learn more about Namdal’s eventful cultural history? The Namdal Museum is situated just outside of Namsos town centre, and consists of 24 buildings and over 13,000 exhibits and photographs. As a museum of cultural history, Namdal Museum presents a range of exhibits divided among a number of different themes. The main emphasis of the collection is on the old farming culture, the history of the forests and outlying districts and the history of the hospital. At Namdal Museum you can take part in a range of exciting and educational activities, like the culture market (kulturmartna), the Christmas market and several theatre performances.

Kystmuseet Rørvik– a beacon of coastal culture The distinctive design of Kystmuseet Rørvik (the coastal culture centre) sends out a signal that the coastal town of Rørvik has zestful coastal culture as its foremost trademark. Here, you can learn about the main trends of our history and about how proximity to the sea and its resources has formed Norway as a nation – since the first inhabitants followed the receding edge of the glacier northwards, up until todays opportunities and challenges as one of the world’s leading seafood nations. At Norveg you can, for instance, learn more about modern aquaculture by following the journey from sea cage to the table. Don’t miss the old trading post at Berggården, or the other historical buildings in Rørvik town centre that contribute towards the indisputable charm of this small coastal town.


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Linbergvegen 16, 7820 Spillum +47 74 27 13 00 / sagbruksmuseet@museetmidt.no www.sagbruksmuseet.no The Norwegian Sawmill Museum, Spillum Steam Saw and Planing Mill (Dampsag & Høvleri), is one of 15 national technical-industrial cultural monuments, and a time bubble taking you back in time to the sawmill industry of the 1800s. OPENING HOURS: MON–FRI

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Coastal Museum Rørvik Strandgata 7, 7900 Rørvik +47 48 88 00 24 / resepsjonnorveg@ museetmidt.no kystmuseetrorvik.no Get to know Norwegian coastal culture through exhibitions in Norveg, in the wharf, and in the historic Berggården trading post. Join day trips with boat or stay overnight in the museum in traditional “rorbuer” in Sør-Gjæslingan fishing village.

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DAILY 15TH JUNE – 15TH AUGUST MUSEUM AND CAFÉ NORVEG: 10AM – 17PM BERGGÅRDEN: 11AM – 15PM BO PÅ MUSEUM: JUNE - AUGUST IN RORBU IN SØR-GJÆSLINGAN / IN NORDLIHUSET IN RØRVIK DAY TRIPS: BOAT TO THE PROTECTED FISHING VILLAGE OF SØR-GJÆSLINGAN TUE./THUR./FRI. JUNE 25TH - AUGUST 9TH.

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Join a unique journey through time and seafood history Price Adults 699,- Children 345,- (incl. warm lunch) Book online Weather dependent

Exhibition

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Guiding in the archiAt the salmon farm pelago during the trip. facility in Bondøya we Departures: Every Tue., meet an attendant who Thur. and Friday from tells you how we June 25th to August 9th. produce healthy salmon. Meet at Kystmuseet Coffee/juice is served. Rørvik 10:30am.

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We eat a salmon-based lunch in the protected fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan. Here we get a tour of the island by the museum host. Return to Kystmuseet 15:00pm.

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visitnamdalen.com Bakkalandet Hotell Bjørkåsveien 2, 7970 Kolvereid +47 74 38 25 50 booking@bakkalandethotell.no www.bakkalandethotell.no Welcome to our cosy, fully refurbished hotel with 25 guest rooms in the centre of Kolvereid. Wonderful views of the Kolvereidvågen fjord and local street life. Sit on the large terrace and enjoy the view.

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Welcome to Grong Hotel, just off the E6 in the midst of Namdalen. Spacious and comfortable rooms, home cooked meals in a cozy atmosphere.

Grong Hotell

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Scandic Rock City +47 74 22 40 00 / rockcity@scandichotels.com www.scandichotels.no/rockcity In Namsos you will find the only Trønder Rock hotel in the country. Scandic Rock City is a full service hotel suitable for the whole family, where you will find furnishings that reflect the city’s rock ‘n’ roll history. Situated in magnificent surroundings in the immediate vicinity of Rock City.

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At the mouth of the majestic Namsen river, you will discover Namsos - the pleasant little town with a big heart. Few towns have played such important roles in Norwegian music: It is now 40 years since Åge Aleksandersen and Terje Tysland revolutionized the Norwegian music scene with their distinctive Trønderlag rock. To this day Namsos is a vibrant rock town and home to some of Norway’s most beloved artists. The past and present are both brought to life at Rock City – an experience centre dedicated to Norwegian pop and rock. Right next door is Scandic Rock City. You can enjoy a good night’s sleep in a guitar-shaped bed! At the hotel’s restaurant, you can dine on dishes inspired by local cuisine while admiring beautiful views of the Namsensfjord. Explore Namsos with good friends. Visit the shops and taste the locally-produced and delicious food from both sea and land. Discover Oasen, a water park inside a mountain, and then be inspired in the town’s galleries and museums. Find peace strolling along streets and in the surrounding nature. With a river, fjord and a network of marked trails, memorable nature-based experiences are never more than a stone’s throw away.

Namsos By App Are you spending your vacation, workweek or family trip in Namsos? Namsos By has an app that gives you an overview of activities, attractions, restaurants and cafés and other points of interest. The app is free. The app can guide you through town, whether you are looking for a place to eat after a long day or if you wish to do the historical walk of the city. The historical points of interest in the app gives you excellent information about the history of Namsos, and you can use them to go on a self-guided tour of the city. Search for «Namsos By» where you download your apps. Textual information in Norwegian.

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Oasen Waterpark

Northern Europe’s largest swimming facility inside a mountain. Jarle Hildrumsv. 6, N-7805 Namsos +47 74 21 90 40 / www.oasen-namsos.no • Olympic-size(50m) swimming pool • Gym • Cold water plunge pool • Sunbeds OPENING HOURS: MON/TUE/THU 09:00-20:00 WED/FRI 10:00-20:00 SAT/SUN 10:00 -16:00 GYM: ALL DAYS

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Namsos Storsenter / +47 74 27 25 55 Amfisenteret Namsos / +47 74 27 00 20 Welcome to our cosy bakery cafés centrally situated in Namsos’ two shopping malls, where we will tempt you with fresh baking, mouth-watering cakes, soft ice-cream and lots more tasty morsels. Namsos Storsenter Branch MON–FRI 08:00 –17:00, SAT 09:00 –17:00 Amfisenteret Namsos Branch MON–FRI 08:00 –19:00, SAT 09:00 –17:00

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Namsos Storsenter shopping mall, first floor. +47 74 27 21 50 The city’s popular eatery on the first floor of the Namsos Storsenter shopping mall, with a spacious patio and a fantastic view of the Namsenfjord. We serve Dinner of the Day, burgers, wok and salads, sandwiches, soft ice-cream, cakes and lots more. MON–FRI

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Krus Coffee Bar Namsos Storsenter shopping mall, ground floor. +47 74 27 49 10 Namsos’ own coffee bar, located near the main entrance to the Namsos Storsenter shopping mall. We serve all types of coffee, milkshakes, delicious cakes and light meals. MON–FRI

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Local Food – a taste of culinary tradition Namdalen has a lot of local flavours, produce and culinary treasures for you to discover. Trøndelag is the Nr.1 food region in Norway and there are many of food traditions in Namdalen that you can try. Here you can taste Atlantic cod and pollock from the Namdal coast, salmon from the amazing salmon rivers, and mushrooms and berries from the forests. Grain from local fields means that in Namdalen you can find both flour, bread, and beer from local breweries, made with local ingredients only. There are also many opportunities for hunting in the region, and it is not uncommon that you will find meat from moose or small game in local grocery stores or restaurants. Skjenkestova in Skorovatn is one of Norway’s more distinctive pubs and an “Ale Dorado”. Here, in scenic surroundings in the middle of the mountains, you will find over 500 brands of beer from all over the world. Skjenkestova also has one of the country’s best assortments of aquavit and malt whisky, and it is by no means a coincidence that people from all over the country travel to the Skjenkestova to learn more about the culture of food and drink. Gammel Erik cheese factory started as a trial project in Carlos Helguera’s kitchen in 2000 with 12 cheese moulds and a homemade cheese press. It proved so successful that Carlos opened a cheese factory in the former community centre in Namsskogan. Elvekanten Ysteri is situated by the E6 highway in the centre of Namsskogan. It’s hard to miss the large yellow building decorated with cheese holes. Buøy Gård is surrounded by a scenic coastal landscape with a long and interesting history as a trading post on the coast of Namdalen. By combining a historical treasure with an exceptional passion for local food, stately Buøy Gård (Buøy Farm) offers a culinary experience that has gained national reputation. Buøy Gård has received numerous awards and has been ranked as one of Norway’s best restaurants by the renowned White Guide. LiVerten is a restaurant with its own bakery, restaurant and a local food outlet. At the LiVerten service station you can buy fast-food with a local twist. Dishes include Li-bab (kebab-style dish with reindeer meat and mashed potatoes), moose burgers, wilderness grill sausages and more. In the local food outlet you can buy local meat products, chocolate, beer, cheese and more. The restaurant serves traditional food made with local ingredients. For more information visit www.visitnamdalen.com


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7893 Skorovatn /+47 413 13 511 / post@skorovasmat.no www.skorovasmat.no Experience local and national food and drink traditions, with a touch of new impulses. Unique selection, unique location, unique host. OPENING HOURS: FREDAG/LAURDAG 21:00–01:00

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Gammel Erik As Namsskoganveien 14, 7890 Namsskogan +47 924 18 113 / ostsmaker@icloud.com Welcome to our wonderful cheese factory and yellow cheese house by the E6 highway in Namsskogan. Cheese from Gammel Erik won Super Gold during the Cheese WC 2018 and is therefore one of the 76 best cheeses in the world (among 3500 cheeses). Gammel Erik also won the award for Best Dairy Product during Trøndersk Matfestival 2018.

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23 - 24.03.19 Flyktningerennet – ski event flyktningerennet.no 27 - 30.03.19 Skreifestivalen – festival skreifestivalen.no 25.05.19

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Bærflækkdagan – market facebook.com/barflekkdagan

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Tangsprælldagan – market facebook.com/tangspraell

10 - 14.07.19 Norsk Revyfestival – Revue Norway norskrevyfestival.no 15 - 21.07.19 Herlaugsdagene – market leka.kommune.no 19 - 20.07.19 Totsåsrock – festival totsaasrock.no 34 - 28.07.19 Rørvikdagan – festival rorvikdagan.no 26 - 28.07.19 Li-martna – market lierne.kommune.no 02 - 04.08.19 Namsen Laksfestival grong.kommune.no 06 - 10.08.18 Kolvereiddagene – festival kolvereiddagene.no 09 - 10.08.19 Skoro-Blues at Sjenkestova skorovasmat.no 16.08.19

Namsosmartnan – market namsosmartnan.no

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Namsosmartnan Market – public festivities in the City of Rock Namsosmartnan combines trade, fun and powerful cultural events with a view to creating public festivities in the regional capital. In addition to the extensive market, you can enjoy theatre performances, visit exhibitions and go to concerts with some of our most famous and popular musicians. The fun fair is also a safe bet for all the families visiting Namsos during the market. Popular Norwegian artists will guarantee a festive atmosphere in the evenings. Here in the cradle of the Trønder Rock genre you will, of course, also experience a number of local performers who contribute towards making the Namsos of today a prominent city of culture.

The Skrei Festival – a tribute to coastal culture Late every winter something magical occurs in the sea off the shores of Namdalen. Millions of skrei – a variety of Norwegian cod sustainably fished while in its prime– congregate on the spawning grounds intent on ensuring the survival of the species. At the same time the communities on the Vikna islands become a hive of activity, since cod has formed the basis for all trade and settlement here since time immemorial. The Skrei Festival is a tribute to coastal culture, while at the same time presenting the biggest cod fishery south of Lofoten. During the Skrei Festival you can join a trip to idyllic Vandsøya and sample the atmosphere at a fish landing station far out at sea. In Rørvik you can stroll around the pleasant market street and perhaps find a bargain among all the providers of traditional handicrafts. You can also buy locally caught cod, liver and roes here at very reasonable prices. The Skrei Festival also offers a number of cultural events, and, of course, skrei served in both traditional and more innovative ways.

Norsk Revyfestival – Norwegian Revue Championship 2019 Norsk Revyfestival (Norwegian Revue Festival) is a fun-filled festival in Norway, and a national stage for Norwegian revue from all over the country. In July 2019 the Norwegian Revue Championship 2019 is held at Høylandet, a village with under a thousand inhabitants. It’s pure craziness to invite to a humour festival on a field in Namdalen, but the 2000 audience members always have a blast. There is humour, theatre, music and Norwegian revue at the festival.


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Nord-Trøndelag Museum of Art (Kunstmuseet) Stasjonsgata 3, 7800 Namsos / +47 400 39 240 kunstmuseet@museetmidt.no / www.kunstmuseet.no Nord-Trøndelag Museum of Art offers exciting sales exhibitions featuring contemporary artists, exhibitions from the museum’s permanent collection, and exhibitions of Johs Rian’s art in the Rian Gallery. Art store with a good selection of arts and crafts, cards, catalogues and books.

Join our free art workshop for children on the first Saturday of every month (except school vacations). OPENING HOURS: MON–THURS. 11:00 –16:00 FRIDAY 11:00 –15:30 SATURDAY 11:00 –14:00

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1. Shopping in Namsos There are several shopping centres and cosy local shops and cafés in Namsos. Read more on page 69-71. 2. Experience the thrill and speed of rafting The perfect activity for a summer day at the Namdalen coast. Watch out, it gets fast! See providers on page 19, 51 and 57. 3. Fall asleep to wolf snores in Namsskogan Family Park Sleeping in a lavvu next to the carnivore enclosures is exciting for children and adults alike. Read more on page 28. 4. Kayak among thousands of islands and white-sand beaches You and your friends or family can all join in on a kayaking tour or course at the Namdalen coast. Read more on page 18 and 19. 5. Hiking from fjords to mountain peaks Namdalen is a hiking Eldorado with many signposted trails, also suitable for young adventurers. Read more on page 8-17 6. Try draisine – cycle along railway tracks in Namsos Bring a friend and go draisine-cycling along the old railway tracks along Namsos. See provider on page 52. 7. Be a fisherman for a day Join a guided fishing trip or rent a boat for a great day at sea or in a salmon river. Read more on page 37-57. 8. Spend a night under the stars In a hammock, in a tent or in a treetop cabin… a night in nature is fun for the whole family. Read more on page 8-25. 9. Taste the local cuisine Local kebab of reindeer, mashed potatoes and cranberry sour-cream? We call it Li-bab! Read more on page 12 and 74. 10. Wilderness expedition and exploration There are large areas of untouched nature in the three national parks in Namdalen, perfect for a wilderness expedition. Read more on page 8-13.

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Vertshuset Nams-Inn 7890 Namsskogan +47 74 33 44 99 www.nams-inn.no Located in the centre of Namsskogan, 30 km north of Namsskogan Family Park! The inn has 18 nice guest rooms and a fully licensed café serving good homemade meals. Situated on the banks of the river Namsen close to hiking trails – a great base for trout fishing and hiking in Børgefjell National Park.

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Børstad 58, 7977 Høylandet +47 900 27 535 / haflasne@online.no Børstad Gård in Høylandet offers dining and accommodation. Open summer café from July 15th to August 15th with snacks, coffee, cakes and all rights. It is possible to book dinner on request. We also have a dining and events area that fit 30 people, available for rent. Borstadgard

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FosenNamsos Sjø Brattørkaia 17b, 7010 Trondheim +47 73 89 07 00 www.fosennamsos.no FosenNamsos Sjø

Welcome onboard the express boat Foldafjord. We offer return daily services to Namsos-Jøa- Rørvik and Leka. Check the timetable on our website. Besides scheduled services, we offer charter trips for large and small events on request. Please contact us for more information.

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Innfarten AS Foldavegen 4659, 7970 Kolvereid +47 74 39 55 40 / kolvereid@essostasjon.no http://innfarten.no/

Innfarten As OPENING HOURS: MON–FRI 06:00 – 23:00 SAT–SUN 08:30 – 23:00

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Dining and accommodation in Namdalen Use this handy overview to find accommodations, restaurants and food outlets featured in this guidebook.

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accommodation FLATANGER Climb Flatanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 30 Flatanger Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 50 Hasvåg Fritid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 52 FOSNES / JØA Himmelhøy Tretopphytter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 20 UtmarksCompagniet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 21 GRONG Grong Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 67 Langnes Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 45 Seem Gård . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 45 LEKA Skei kulturtun-Lekamøy spiseri . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 16 NAMSOS Aglen Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pluscamp Namsos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scandic Rock City Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selnes Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinos Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HØYLANDET Børstad Gård . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 82 NAMSSKOGAN Namsskogan Familiepark . . . . . . . . . . . . . Namsskogan Fjellstyre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Namsskogan Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nyheim Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vertshuset Nams-Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NÆRØY / KOLVEREID Bakkalandet Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 66 Kolvereid Familiecamping . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 57 Nærøysund Rafting/Sørensen Brygge . . . Advert on page 57 OVERHALLA Namsen Salmon & Train Experience . . . . . Advert on page 40 Efri Halfa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 29 VIKNA / RØRVIK Kleiva Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kysthotellet Rørvik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kvalpsundet Rorbuer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordøyan, rorbuferie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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GRONG Grong Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 67 Grong Skisenter(sesongåpent, vinter) . . . . Advert on page 34 LEKA Skei kulturtun-Lekamøy spiseri . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 16 LIERNE Li-vert’n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 12 NAMSOS Hamstad Bakericafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Himmel&Hav cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krus Kaffebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oasen Svømme- og miljøsenter . . . . . . . . Scandic Rock City Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinos Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amfi Namsos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Namsos Storsenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HØYLANDET Børstad Gård . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 82 NAMSSKOGAN Gammel Erik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Namsskogan Familiepark . . . . . . . . . . . . . Namsskogan Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skorovasmat gårdsmat og skjenkestove . Vertshuset Nams-Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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RØYRVIK Visit Børgefjell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 20 NÆRØY / KOLVEREID Innfarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 83 Bakkalandet Hotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 66 FOSNES / JØA Brakstad Hamn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 50 OVERHALLA Namsen Salmon & Train Experience . . . . . Advert on page 42 VIKNA / RØRVIK Kysthotellet Rørvik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 56 Kystmuseet Rørvik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advert on page 65

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ROUTES & TIMETABLES

TIMETABLE Updated timetables for bus, train, plane and boat are available here: www.trondelag.com/hvordan-reise-til-namdalen/

TRAVEL TO NAMDALEN BY CAR

The European Route E6 runs straight through Namdalen, allowing easy access from north and south. The highway takes you to Grong and Namsskogan, and you can take detours to a large number of destinations, including Namsos along The Coastal Highway (FV route 17), Lierne (FV route 17), Flatanger (FV route 766), Nærøy and Vikna (FV route 17/769/770) and Leka (FV route 771).

TRAVEL TO NAMDALEN BY PLANE

From Namsos Airport, there are direct flights daily to/from Oslo, Bodø, Mosjøen, Rørvik and Trondheim Airport Værnes. From Rørvik Airport Ryum, there are direct flights daily to/from Oslo, Mo i Rana, Namsos and Trondheim Airport Værnes. Trondheim Airport Værnes offers connections to other Norwegian and European destinations.

TRAVEL TO NAMDALEN BY TRAIN

The Nordland Line, which runs between Trondheim and Bodø, has stops in several locations in Namdalen, including Grong, Harran, Lassemoen and Namsskogan.

TRAVEL TO NAMDALEN BY BUS

You can reach Namdalen by local bus from Trondheim. Alternatively, you can catch the train to various destinations in Namdalen and continue to Namsos by bus. The bus timetable corresponds with the train. From Namsos, you can continue by boat to destinations including Rørvik and Leka. Trønderbilene operates several local routes in Namdalen, including Namsos Flatanger, Namsos - Grong, Namsos - Grong - Nordli - Sorli, Namsos - Lund / Hofles Salsbruket / Kolvereid and Rørvik - Kolvereid - Grong / Namsos. SHUTTLE TRANSPORT SERVICE IN NAMDALEN The flexible shuttle transport service complements the region’s public transport system. With shuttle transport, you get door-to-door transport in all of Namdalen. Best of all: You only have to pay bus fare. More information: www.07417.no


Trondheim lufthavn

Røyrvik

Namsskogan

Nordli

Grong

Namsos

Høylandet

Leka

Kolvereid

Rørvik

60 88 74 111 187 136 184 279 381 800 598

206 184 198 97 140 92 71 48 261 308 785 467

48 212 314 737 463

822 800 817 717 688 694 751 737 785 527 650 1200

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Bodø (E6) 620 598 557 511 554 507 520 463 467 675 721 1200

Oslo

Østerund 404 381 395 294 311 271 195 314 308 232 650 721

Trondheim 301 279 293 192 163 169 226 212 261 232 527 675 lufthavn

Røyrvik

Namsskogan 158 136 149 49 92 44 121

77 44 92 169 271 694 507

133 111 124 25 48

209 187 201 100 124 77 121 71 226 195 751 520

Grong

Nordli

48 124 92 140 163 311 688 554

50 25 100 49 97 192 294 717 511

87 74 152 50

Høylandet 109 88 102

82 60 102 152 124 201 149 198 293 395 817 557

Kolvereid 22

Namsos

Østersund

Leka

Oslo

22 82 109 87 133 209 158 206 301 404 822 620

Bodø (E6)

Rørvik

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CAR FERRIES IN NAMDALEN A number of car ferries and express boats makes the spectacular coast of Namdalen easily accessible to travelers. A ferry crossing is also an experience in itself, and a pleasant break from the drive. BEFORE DEPARTURE • Take your time. This avoids stress and contributes to safety on the road. • Show up in good time before departure. There are normally few queues, but you may have to wait for the next ferry during high season. It is not possible to pre-book ferry tickets. • You can pay for your ferry ticket by card or cash. Some ferries offer a selection of drinks, light meals and snacks. • Don’t forget your camera! UPDATED FERRY AND EXPRESS BOAT ROUTES This travel guide was printed in December 2015. Some of the routes and fares may have changed later. Departure times and fares may be subject to typological errors. We recommend that you check the updated ferry routes online before your journey. Use the QR codes to get the routes directly to your phone or tablet, or visit the web sites of the ferry operators:


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TTS (Vennesund-Holm og Gutvik-Skei (Leka): www.tts.no Seierstad (Jøa) – Ølhammeren:

Lund – Hofles:

Geisnes – Hofles:

Eidshaug – Gjerdinga:

Ramstadlandet – Borgan:

Gutvik – Skei (Leka):

Vennesund – Holm:

Namsos – Jøa – Abelvær – Rørvik – Gutvik – Leka:

Namsos/Rørvik – Sør-Gjæslingan:

Namsos – Nordøyan:

ROUTES & TIMETABLES

FosenNamsos Sjø: www.fosennamsos.no


FARES: Adults 48,- / Children 24,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 136,-/ Vehicles 6-7m 332,- / Vehicles 7-8m 389,- / Vehicles 8-10 m 497,- / Vehicles 10-12 m 582,- / MC 82,MF Olav Duun, capacity 60 cars. Crossing time: 30 min. Phone: 95 19 09 30

HOFLES - LUND Dx67 Dx67 6 D D D D D D Dx6 D D 0600 0705a 0715 0830 1000 1130 1335 1520 1640 1800 2000 2130 LUND - HOFLES Dx67 Dx7 D D D D D D Dx6 D D 0625 0740 0900 1030 1200 1430 1550 1710 1830 2030 2200

FARES: Adults 30,- / Children 15,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 66,- / Vehicles 6-7m 167,- / Vehicles 7-8m 199,- / Vehicles 8-10 m 273,- / Vehicles 10-12 m 343,- / MC 52,M/F Geisnes, capacity 24 cars. Crossing time: 5 min. Phone: 95 19 09 50

SEIERSTAD (JØA) - ØLHAMMEREN Dx7 Dx7 D Dx67 D D D D D D Dx67 D 0645 0715 0745 0815 0845 0945 1045 1145 1245 1345 1415 1445 D Dx67 D Dx67 D D D D D D Dx67 1545 1615 1645 1715 1745 1845 1945 2045 2145 2245 2345 ØLHAMMEREN - SEIERSTAD (JØA) D Dx7 Dx7 D Dx67 D D D D D D Dx67 D 0630 0700 0730 0800 0830 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1430 1500 Dx7 D Dx67 D Dx67 D D D D D D Dx67 1530 1600 1630 1700 1730 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300 2400

HOW TO READ THE ROUTE TABLES: D=daily / X=except /1=monday, 2=thursday, 3=wednesdy etc. Example: Dx67=daily, except Saturdays and Sundays

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FARES: Adults 35,- / Children 19,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 79,- / Vehicles 6-7m 199,- / Vehicles 7-8m 234,- / Vehicles 8-10m 313,- / Vehicles 10-12m 383,- / MC 58,M/F Vikna, capacity 11 cars. Crossing time: 10 min. Phone: 95 19 09 25

EIDSHAUG - GJERDINGA Dx67 Dx67 Dx67 6 35 Dx67 Dx67 67 Dx67 1 357 0725 0800 0845 1010 1245 1445 1530 1600 1800 2010 2110 GJERDINGA - EIDSHAUG Dx67 Dx67 Dx67 6 35 Dx67 Dx67 67 Dx67 1 357 0655 0740 0830 1000 1230 1430 1510 1545 1730 2000 2100

FARES: Adults 32,- / Children 16,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 74,- / Vehicles 6-7m 186,- / Vehicles 7-8m 220,- / Vehicles 8-10m 298,- / Vehicles 10-12m 368,- / MC 56,MF Olav Duun, capacity 60 cars. Crossing time: 10 min. Phone: 95 19 09 30

GEISNES - HOFLES Dx67 D D D D Dx7 D D D Dx6 D D 0655 0815 0945 1105 1235 1320 1505 1625 1745 1905 2105 2245 HOFLES - GEISNES Dx67 D D D D Dx7 D D D Dx6 D D 0705a 0810 0935 1100 1230 1315 1500 1620 1740 1900 2100 2240

HOW TO READ THE ROUTE TABLES: D=daily / X=except /1=monday, 2=thursday, 3=wednesdy etc. Example: Dx67=daily, except Saturdays and Sundays

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FARES: Adult 38,- / Children 19,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 98,- / Vehicles 6-7m 241,- / Vehicles 7-8m 283,- / Vehicles 8-10m 374,- / Vehicles 10-12m 455,- / MC 64,MF Leka, capacity 38 cars. Crossing time: 20 min. Phone: 95 73 70 53

SKEI (LEKA) - GUTVIK Dx67 D Dx67 7 Dx7 Dx6 D D Dx67 Dx67 67 Dx7 Dx6 Dx7 7 Dx67 0650 0800 0935 1000 1035 1240 1340 1440 1540 1640 1700 1815 1915 2100 2130 2230 GUTVIK - SKEI (LEKA) Dx67 D Dx67 7 Dx7 Dx6 D D Dx67 Dx67 67 Dx7 Dx6 Dx7 7 Dx67 0730 0830 1005 1030 1105 1310 1410 1510 1610 1710 1730 1845 1945 2130 2200 2255

FARES: Adult 40,- / Children 21,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 105,- / Vehicles 6-7m 252,- / Vehicles 7-8m 294,- / Vehicles 8-10m 385,- / Vehicles 10-12m 462,- / MC 68,M/F Haranes. Crossing time: 20 min. Phone: 95 19 09 26

BORGAN - RAMSTADLANDET Dx67 Dx67 6 7 135 24 6 Dx67 7 Dx67 13 5 0625 0805 0910 1015 1020 1325 1430 1520 1600 1845 2155 2310 RAMSTADLANDET - BORGAN Dx67 Dx67 6 5 7 13 24 6 Dx67 7 Dx67 13 5 0600 0740 0740 0835 0950 0955 1300 1400 1455 1530 1815 2130 2245

HOW TO READ THE ROUTE TABLES: D=daily / X=except /1=monday, 2=thursday, 3=wednesdy etc. Example: Dx67=daily, except Saturdays and Sundays

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NAMSOS - JØA - ABELVÆR - RØRVIK - GUTVIK - LEKA NAMSOS - NORDØYAN / NAMSOS - RØRVIK - SØR-GJÆSLINGAN Visit www.fosennamsos.no for up to date express boat routes, or use this QR code to display the routes on your mobile or tablet:

FARES: Adult 46,- / Children 23,- / Vehicles, up to 6m 128,- / Vehicles 6-7m 315,- / Vehicles 7-8m 386,- / Vehicles 8-10m 476,- / Vehicles 10-12m 560,- / MC 78,M/F Lysingen. Capacity 60 cars. Crossing time: 20 min. Phone: 95 73 70 50 Supplementary route, summer: a) Departure postponed by 15 minutes on Saturdays (green)

VENNESUND - HOLM Dx67 Dx67 6 D D 7 Dx67 67 Dx67 7 Dx67 7 D 0600 0650 0700 0755 0910 1000 1030 1100 1130 1200 1200 1230 1300 Dx6 Dx7 Dx67 D Dx6 D Dx6 D 7 D D a) D a) D 1330 1400 1445 1520 1550 1620 1650 1715 1745 1815 2000 2100 2215 HOLM - VENNESUND Dx67 Dx67 6 D 67 Dx67 7 Dx67 67 Dx67 Dx67 7 7 0625 0715 0725 0840 0935 1000 1030 1100 1125 1130 1200 1200 1230 Dx6 D Dx67 Dx7 Dx6 D Dx6 D 7 D D D a) D a) 1300 1330 1400 1445 1520 1550 1620 1650 1715 1745 1840 2030 2135

OW TO READ THE ROUTE TABLES: D=daily / X=except /1=monday, 2=thursday, 3=wednesdy etc. Example: Dx67=daily, except Saturdays and Sundays

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The Namdalen Travel Guide 2019 filled with tips for fishing, hiking, cycling other activities, accommodation, events and much more.

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The Namdalen Travel Guide 2019 filled with tips for fishing, hiking, cycling other activities, accommodation, events and much more.

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