South Trøndelag Coastal Heritage Museum
The motto of the South Trøndelag Coastal Heritage Museum on Hitra is "We tell the history". The museum wants to tell stories and convey knowledge in as lively a manner as possible.
The coastal heritage museum's symbol is the cormorant. Why? Because the cormorant is one of the coast's most characteristic and fabled creatures. In the cormorant, you find the nature, the culture and the mysteriousness.
The museum offers the following:
- Two permanent exhibitions
- Visiting exhibitions
- Local history collection and archive
- Photo collection
- Artefact collection
- Sources and assistance with genealogical research
- Guided tours of the Dolm Vicarage
- A museum gallery
- Hitra Tourist Information Office
- Museum shop
Phone: +47 72 44 40 10
Dolmsundet Adventure Park
Dolmsundet Adventure Park features Dolmen town, a historical park with a long house and grave mounds, the town kiosk, children's play area and rest areas with benches.
The mysterious "Hitterhula" features stories and trolls, and is exciting for children. The long house dating from the Iron Age retains its original design and the park's staff will gladly convey you back to former times with flaming torches and roasted pigs.
Phone +47 72 44 04 40
The trading post of Hopsjø
Hopsjø on the island of Hitra has a history dating back to the eightteenth century. It was one of Trøndelag's largest trading posts. The Parelius family ruled here for more than 250 years as traders and proprietors.
Hopsjø comprised a packing house wharf, outer wharf, a 50-metre long cow shed, piggery, hen house, arbour, servants' hall, bakery, smithy, taproom, annex and homestead, which was completed in 1730. A total of 10 cotter' farms, four churches and two fishing villages belonged to Hopsjøen.
The Hopsjø jekta (trading vessel) travelled to Spain and Portugal with split cod, also known as clipfish, and returned with fine goods from the outside world.
At possibly Norway's oldest country store, you can still buy things. Here, you will see old country store merchandise and packaging, rare enamel advertising signs, and you may buy souvenirs, old-fashioned sweets, and local art and crafts. The country store is open daily during the summer season.
The packing house wharf building has been converted into a restaurant where you can savour good drinks and local dishes accompanied by accordion tunes.
There is also a whaling museum, and local artists have exhibitions here over the summer.
Approximately one kilometre from the trading post you will find Margrethe's Minde. Niels Rosing Parelius (1753 – 1799) of Hopsjø built a hunting and pleasure residence in the 1780s in honour of his wife Margrethe Elisabeth (1763 – 1838). The place was built with a garden in French new renaissance style, and inside the walls you can see the remains of the once beautiful garden. This is a great spot for a picnic. Today this is a tourist hut, which is open on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm selling coffee, soft drinks, fresh waffles and chocolate.
Glørstad Visiting Farm
The Glørstad Visiting Farm on the island of Hitra enables children to come in close contact with many different animals.
Locally produced food
For anyone interested in locally produced food, you should visit the various shops selling local produce from farmers and small-scale producers.
Glørstad Gårdsmat on the island of Hitra produces beef and has an on-site farm shop. Dalpro, also on Hitra, operates a butchery and a shop selling venison and wild sheep meat. Visitors may also watch the deer being fed. Hitra Gårdsmat produces cheeses, which have been described by the Norwegian culinary team as world-class cheeses. You may purchase cheeses directly from the farm. Sanamar on the island of Frøya processes salmon, which is also for sale on site.
Stabben Fortress at Titran
In 1941, the Germans established a unit at Titran, on the island of Frøya, under Drontheim west of Trondheim as part of the defence strategy against an attack by the Allied Forces on Trondheim.
They built the command tower and three gun sites at Stabben and four listening posts in the village of Titran and at Skipheia. Many believed the Germans had radar, but that had not yet been invented in 1941. The German forces had both Russian and Serbian Prisoners of War. In total there were around 2,500 Germans and Russian/Serbian prisoners of war here.
The Germans occupied all 15 households at Stabben. All the residents were chased away and had to find other places to live. There was one bombing offensive against Titran, but luckily no one was killed or injured.
The Germans left Stabben in 1944, but some observers remained at Titran until well into 1946. The command tower has now been converted into a museum featuring military equipment, maps, weapons and other items that have been preserved. You can also explore the tunnels and gun sites. The South Trøndelag Cultural Heritage Museum has scheduled tours during the summer season.
Frøya Folk Museum
Frøya bygdetun (Folk Museum) cosists of a cottage from the mid-nineteenth century, a storehouse on pillars, a boathouse and associated artefacts. Contact the South Trøndelag Cultural Heritage Museum on phone +47 72 44 40 20 for a guided tour.
The fishing village of Halten
This is a venerable fishing village in the outermost part of the Froan Landscape Protected Area. This was once one of Central Norway's most important fishing villages. Today many tourists visit to experience the beauty here and participate in the village's unique history.
Overnight accommodation is available. A scheduled boat service, operated by Fosen Trafikklag, serves Halten twice weekly. Groups have the option of chartering a boat.
Sletringen is situated on a large rock due west of the fishing village of Titran on the island of Frøya. The first Sletringen Lighthouse was built in 1899. The lighthouse that stands today is a red cast iron lighthouse completed in 1923.
The lighthouse is visible from a distance of 18.5 nautical miles and its large French lens from 1923 is still in tact and still in use. Sletringen is one of the most majestic lighthouses along the Norwegian coast, and has environmental importance in combination with the fishing village of Titran.