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At the coast of Trøndelag, also called Coastal Norway, you will experience genuine coastal heritage, local food, and a wide range of activities at both sea and on land.
Fishing has always played an important role for the coastal population of Trøndelag, and even today there are many vibrant fishing villages that retain their unique character and traditions. The venerable fishing village of Halten in the outermost part of the Froan Landscape Protected Area was once one of Mid-Norway’s most important fishing villages. Today many tourists visit to experience the beauty and to participate in the village’s unique history.
From the islands of Hitra and Frøya in the south, via the Fosen peninsula and to Roan and Bessaker in the north, the thousands of islands and varied coastal scenery make for a landscape that is both wild and charming. With its mix of archipelago, sheltered fjords and easy access to the open ocean, Trøndelag offers superb conditions for anglers, regardless of their skill and experience and the kind of challenges they seek.
Join an archipelago safari amongst thousands of islands and islets, and savour fresh seafood served on the beach. There are several options for getting to Hitra, Frøya and Fosen.
Get to know the coastal culture at the Coastal Heritage Museum in Rissa or the Coastal Museum of Sør-Trøndelag. Life-long memories are assured on a sea eagle, bird and seal safari in the Froan Landscape Protected Area, and at Domsundet Adventure Park you can explore history dating back several thousand years. Participate in one of many festivals or simply enjoy the peace, quiet, and beautiful light.
Due to the crystal clear water and the huge diversity of marine species, the coast of Trøndelag is one of the most exciting diving spot in Europe – and diving for scallops is extremely popular.
With its wide range of local food manufacturers and high quality restaurants, Trøndelag can rightfully be called a culinary region. If you want to please your tastebuds, we suggest you visit some of the various shops selling local produce from farmers and small-scale producers.
Find more inspiration on Coastal Norway’s official website.
A local bus service offers daily departures from Trondheim to Hitra, Frøya and Fosen.
When driving from Trondheim, follow the E39 to Orkanger. From Orkanger, follow Rv714 all the way to Hitra. Rv714 passes across Hitra and on to Frøya. From Trondheim it takes you about 50 minutes to reach Fosen (included a ferry between Flakk and Rørvik).
The Hitra tunnel, which links the island of Hitra to the mainland, is 260 metres deep and one of Europe’s deepest tunnels. Another tunnel links Hitra and Frøya.
An express boat from Trondheim or Kristiansund calls at Fosen and Sandstad at Hitra three times a day and corresponds with a bus to Frøya. The ferry trip from Trondheim takes approximately one hour to Brekstad and two hours to Sandstad.
There are also a regular boat service from Trondheim and Kristiansund to Fosen.
There are several daily flights between Ørland Airport and Oslo Airport. Frøya also has an airport for light aircrafts.
Trondheim Airport is the closest major airport and is located 45 kilometres from Fosen and 150 kilometres from Hitra.