The municipality Gjemnes is located between Molde and Kristiansund, with the great mainland project, Krifast, as an important connection. As in the old days, agriculture and forestry still are the main trades. The municipality has an active cultural life and good opportunities for outdoor activities both by the fjord and in the mountain.
Angvik gamle Handelssted is a great hotel facility situated in Angvik. The hotel is part of the classic norway hotel chain and has a really high standard hotel with an unique atmosphere. Restauant, spa and museum. The area also has many hiking possibilities.
Silsetfjellet mountain area and the Silsethytta cabin are popular hiking destinations, and there is a good, marked trail system both summer and winter. Ikorneset Historical Park contains burial mounds from the Iron Age, and Norway's biggest conifer you can find at Duaskaret. The centre of the municipality is Batnfjordsøra.