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NAMDALEN

Where nature comes to you

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Nature in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com
Nature in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com

Are you dreaming of a close up with a bear, photographing eagles, or to reel in a big catch?

Well, you’ve found the right place!

The traditional district of Namdalen is located in Trøndelag in the middle of Norway, with beautiful coastal scenery and lush inland landscape.

It’s a paradise for hikers, wilderness people, those who love the seaside vibes …

Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Trondelag.com
Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Trondelag.com

… and fishing enthusiasts of all ages!

Salmon fishing in the Namsen river .
Photo: Jan Arild Landstad
Salmon fishing in the Namsen river .
Photo: Jan Arild Landstad

The region is widely known for its salmon rivers, and Namsen is by many anglers considered to be one of the best salmon rivers in Europe.

You can even eat and sleep in a parked retro train on a bridge above the river – and fish from it too!

Train over the Namsen River in Trøndelag .
Photo: Trøndelag Reiseliv
Train over the Namsen river in Trøndelag .
Photo: Trøndelag Reiseliv

You can try your luck in the ocean too, of course, and there are several charming fishing villages along the Namdalen coastline, like Sør-Gjæslingan.

Rent a boat and fishing equipment or enjoy the atmosphere on a hike or kayak trip.

The coastal heritage holds a special place for the locals and the coastal museum in Rørvik, Kystmuseet Rørvik will tell you all about it.

The fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan in Namdalen .
Photo: Klipp & Lim
The fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan in Namdalen .
Photo: Klipp & Lim

Or perhaps you want to get close to animals like bears, lynxes, wolves and moose?

You can observe them from a safe distance on a trip to Namsskogan Wildlife Park and Hotel, where you can also say «hello» to cute farm animals or fly down a zipline.

Namsskogan family park in Namdalen, Trøndelag .
Photo: Trondelag.com
Namsskogan family park in Namdalen, Trøndelag .
Photo: Trondelag.com

Spectacular views await in the Hanshelleren cave in Flatanger. Described by many as a granite cathedral, the cave has attracted daredevils from around the world, ready to face some of Hanshelleren’s around 50 climbing routes.

This is where you find Silence, considered to be the hardest route ever climbed after Adam Ondra ascended it in 2017.

The cave is also a great place to hike for a bird’s eye view of the area.

Hanshelleren cave in Trøndelag .
Photo: Bernartwood / Trondelag.com
Hanshelleren cave in Trøndelag .
Photo: Bernartwood / Trondelag.com

And speaking of birds – have you ever seen a white-tailed eagle?

Join an eagle safari and get the chance to snap a photo of Norway’s largest bird of prey.

Eagle outside of Flatanger in Namdalen .
Photo: Ole Martin Dahle / Norway Nature
Eagle outside of Flatanger in Namdalen .
Photo: Ole Martin Dahle / Norway Nature

To get a taste of the region, visit one of Namdalen’s towns or villages and try delicacies like moose and salmon. If you visit Lierne, try their Li-bab, kebab with reindeer meat.

The biggest city, Namsos, is referred to as “the cradle of Trøndelag rock music” and it’s a cultural town with several museums, such as Namdalsmuseet and Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag.

Namsos in Trøndelag .
Photo: Steinar Johansen
Namsos in Trøndelag .
Photo: Steinar Johansen

When you’re ready to spend more time in the wilderness, enjoy the silence in the green forests or the three national parks: Lierne, Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella, and Børgefjell.

These vast areas of undisturbed nature are great for hiking, cycling, lake fishing …

View from Mount Dærga in Namdalen .
Photo: Bernartwood / trondelag.com
View from Mount Dærga in Namdalen .
Photo: Bernartwood / trondelag.com

… skiing and ice fishing.

Ice fishing in Lierne national park in Namdalen .
Photo: Bernartwood / trondelag.com
Ice fishing in Lierne national park in Namdalen .
Photo: Bernartwood / trondelag.com

Before the adventure comes to an end, make sure you visit the red island Leka.

It’s Norway’s geological national monument and a part of Trollfjell UNESCO Global Geopark.

The island is actually a little piece of North America that was left behind here in Norway 60 million years ago.

Impressive, right?

Leka in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com
Leka in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com

Well, that’s nature in Namdalen for you.

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The red island Leka in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com
The red island Leka in Namdalen .
Photo: Trondelag.com
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