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Ørland Kommune

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Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: Ørland kommune
Ørland Kommune Photo: B.L. Andresen
Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: R.Dyrli
Ørland Kommune Photo: Dan Ågren
Ørland Kommune Photo: Statens kartverk

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Ørland is rich in culture and natural beauty,with its flat lanscape and wide skies giving such unique light effects it is a favorite place for artists.It abounds with a magnitude of various species of flora and fauna. Brekstad is Fosens largest shopping area with about 60 different shops and businesses.

Population:5100.
Area:72km2.
Main industries: Military air base ,commerce and food production.

PLACES TO VISIT:
Austråttborgen is a renaissance palace built in 1656 by the wealthy Norweigan chancellor Ove Bjelke. Fru Inger of Austrått who owned the estate in the 16th centuary is the most famous. Today Austråttborgen is owned by the state and has exhibitions, guided tours and concerts etc. About 800 metres from Austråttborgen lies Austråttlunden a protected grove. A network of footpaths wind their way through the natural woodland area where you can observe rare plants and a rich variety of wildlife. Here you can also find Lundahaugen with Austrått fort - an old coastal battery with a triple gun
tower brought here by the Germans during their occupation of Norway in the W.W.II.
Moving along the shore to Uthaug and the charming Støgata with buildings from the 1800's. Here you will find the Boathouse Museum, Uthaug Harbour and Guldteigbrygga,but you should not miss the beautiful view out over to
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse as you head towards Uthaugsgården. Some of the farm buildings here date back to 1740 and all the furnature inside is authentic giving an atmosphere of how it used to be. Connected to Uthaug you will also find the preserved Husmannsplassen Tinden (old crofters farm) and Trøndelags largest burial mounds at Nøkkelhaugen.

ACTIVITIES:
Surrounded by the sea on three sides orland is a haven for sailing enthusiasts.You can also hunt, dive,wind surf and bird-watch. There are various types of boats for hire. Grandefjæra is an ornithologists paradise - 210 species have been registered. For hikers Rusasetfjellet has many marked trails. There are also good facilities for visitors passing through by boat.
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Ørland Kommune

Ørland is rich in culture and natural beauty,with its flat lanscape and wide skies giving such unique light effects it is a favorite place for...

Ørland Kommune

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