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Norway's geographical midpoint lies in Ogndalsfjella mountains close to the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park - Photo: Steinkjer Kommuneskoger
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Norway's geographical midpoint lies in Ogndalsfjella mountains close to the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park Photo: Steinkjer Kommuneskoger

Hiking in Innherred

Hiking Innherred's long and short routes and trails offers opportunities for experiencing both history and nature, as well as local food and drink.

The Innherred area has many opportunities for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors, and these are some of the most popular hiking routes of the region:

The Geographical Center of Norway

A medium-graded round trip 12 miles in length.

Starting at Lustadvatnet lake in the Ogndal valley, the first 6 miles of this trail to the geographical center of Norway is covered with old railway sleepers. It brings you to the gateway to the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park, where Steinkjer kommuneskoger – Ogndalsbruket KF has cabins, boats and canoes available for rent, as well as hunting areas. They also offer free fishing with rods in more than 50 mountain lakes in this area.

The Pilgrims' Trail

An easy trip of around 11 miles in length.

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims from Stiklestad National Culture Centre in Verdal, where St. Olav was killed in battle in 1030 AD, to Munkeby Herberge in Levanger. This is a beautiful culture landscape and you will pass several historical memorials. You may choose to continue on to Trondheim and Nidarosdomen Cathedral.

Gamle Kongevei

An easy trip approximately 4 miles long.

The path that Gamle Kongevei takes probably dates from the early Iron Age, but the name "Old King's Road" suggests the road itself is much later than that. This section of it goes between Husby in Verdal and Vådal in Sparbu and is part of the old "Allmannavegen" route through Innherred. This hike may be combined with the Marsteinsvola hiking route.

From Gulburet to Øyna

A medium-graded hike of approximately 6 miles.

If you appreciate vibrant cultural landscapes, old wooden buildings, historical surroundings, art and local food prepared with tender love and care, this is the walk for you. Start at Gulburet in Inderøy, and walk to Øyna where you can finish with a well deserved rest and a good meal.

Stokkvola

An easy round trip, around 3 miles long.

The path to Stokkvola offers one of the district's nicest hikes. The gravel path starts at the Møssingdalen ski center in Åsen in Levanger. There are benches, rest areas, a rustic shelter and information boards along the route. At the top you are rewarded with views over much of Innherred.

Oftenåsen

A medium-graded round trip that is approximately 3 miles long.

This hill is close to the Steinkjer city center. At the summit is Peilehytta, a cabin serving refreshments on Sundays 11 am – 3 pm, where you can enjoy the world's largest garden chair and views of Steinkjer and the nearby fjords and mountains. There is an excellent network of prepared, marked trails around the Oftenåsen hill.

Bergåsen

An easy round trip, around 3 miles long.

The Bergsåsen Nature Reserve is situated in Snåsa town center. This area has several cultural memorials, but is best known for its rich and diverse array of orchids. There is a nature trail with information boards about the area's flora, viewpoints and a lake, which is a nice place to stop for a rest.

Roaldsteinen

A short and easy round trip that is only about 1 mile long.

Roaldsteinen in Snåsa, is an old village fortress offering one of the best viewpoints over Snåsavatnet lake. Along the path you will pass old trapping pits, monuments, ancient roads and the North Path of the Pilgrim trails.

Maps and route descriptions of these and other hiking routes in Innherred are available at visitinnherred.com.

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Last updated:  2015-06-29
In the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park you can experience humid fairytale woods and high alpine mountains - Photo: Ingvild Freland
In the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park you can experience humid fairytale woods and high alpine mountains
In Innherred there are many opportunities for fresh- and saltwater fishing in the local lakes and fjords - Photo: Steinkjer Kommuneskoger
In Innherred there are many opportunities for fresh- and saltwater fishing in the local lakes and fjords
At the top of Oftenåsen city mountain you can sit in the worlds largest garden chair - Photo: Visit Innherred
At the top of Oftenåsen city mountain you can sit in the worlds largest garden chair
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Norway's geographical midpoint lies in Ogndalsfjella mountains close to the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park - Photo: Steinkjer Kommuneskoger

Hiking in Innherred

Hiking Innherred's long and short routes and trails offers opportunities for experiencing both history and nature, as well as local food and drink.

Hiking in Innherred

Source: Visitnorway

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Tour suggestions in Innherred

The roads less travelled in Innherred take you to the places most worth seeing, like the Golden Route or the Trondheimsfjord.

What to do

The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.

About Innherred

Key facts about Innherred

Within a distance of 25 miles you will find the towns of Levanger, Verdal and Steinkjer. Steinkjer is the largest town in Nord-Trøndelag.

Tourist Information in Innherred

The tourist information office in Innherred is open all year round, while the offices in Verdal, Levanger and Inderøy are open only in the summer.

Tourist information along Kystriksveien

The tourist information center in Steinkjer will help you book accommodation and plan a tailor-made itinerary for your trip along Kystriksveien.

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