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Charming fishermen’s cabins in Flatanger in Namdalen, Trøndelag
Flatanger in Namdalen.
Photo: Søderholm-Steen /
Father and son hold up a big salmon they caught in the Namsen river in Namdalen, Trøndelag
Salmon fishing in the Namsen river.
Photo: Jan Arild Landstad
A woman is hiking to the Jetnamsvatnet lake in Børgefjell national park in Namdalen, Trøndelag.
Jetnamsvatnet lake in Namdalen.
Photo: Kristian F. Nesser

Boasting a pristine coastline, plenty of rivers, and three national parks, Namdalen is a natural hub for outdoor activities.

The district of Namdalen is located in Trøndelag in the middle of Norway. The “capital” is Namsos, better known as the “cradle of Trøndelag rock music.” Here you can learn about the region’s music history and create your own tunes at Rock city.

Enjoy the ocean breeze in fishing villages like Sør-Gjæslingan, try kayaking or get your adrenaline pumping when you go rafting or bungee jumping. And you simply cannot visit Namdalen without trying your luck at fishing. The region is wildly known for its salmon rivers, and Namsen is by many anglers considered one of the best salmon rivers in Europe.

Along the coast, you can rent boats and fishing equipment and stay in charming fisherman’s shack. To get a taste of the rich coastal heritage, visit Nordveg, a centre for coastal culture and industry in Rørvik.

If you want to spend more time in the wilderness, the region offers no less than three national parks: Lierne, Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella, and Børgefjell. If you stop by Namsskogan family park, you can also observe animals like moose, bears, lynxes, and wolves – and try zip lining!

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Top attractions in Namdalen
Namsskogan Familiepark has Norway’s largest collection of Nordic animals. Over 30 species, among them wolverine, lynx, wolf and bear, live in… Read more
Namsskogan Wildlife park
Lierne National Park visitor center is located between tree nationalparks, Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park, Lierne National Park and… Read more
Lierne National Park Visitor Centre
Norway has a wealth of wildlife riches contained within pristine habitats and spectacular scenery.
However, tapping into this abundant wildlife… Read more
Eagle Safari in Flatanger - Norway Nature
See the mystical beaver up close We meet at Limingen Gjestegård early morning or late evening. Be sure to bring a packed lunch. The… Read more
Beaver Safari With Canoe - Tundra Tours
Kystmuseet Rørvik (The Rørvik Coastal Museum) is in Vikna. The museum is divided into three departments: Rørvik with the coastal… Read more
Kystmuseet Rorvik - Coastal Museum
Do you want to experience the fantastic Namdalen coastline with it’s stunning scenery, small islands and learn something new at the same time?… Read more
SalmoNor - Visit a Fish Farm
Want to learn more about Namdal’s eventful cultural history? The Namdal Museum is situated just outside of Namsos town centre, and consists of… Read more
Namdal Museum
Lierne/Lijre National Park and its adjacent protected areas in Sweden makes up a large continuous wilderness area. Landscape: The landscape in the… Read more
Lierne/Lijre National Park
Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella/Låarte-Skæhkere National Park is one of the largest national parks in Norway.  The protected… Read more
Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella/ Låarte-Skæhkere National Park
The story about Ørnerovet, the eagle incident, put Leka on the map in 1932. Three year old Svanhild was taken by an eagle and flown away. Just… Read more
Hiking Suggestion: Støypet and Ørnerovet on Leka Island
Steep path, with views towards Rosset and Elstad on the way. From the top you get a lovely view of Harran and Heimdalshaugen/Aajmehtaelie (1158 masl).… Read more
Hiking: Vattatuva 412 masl.
Hestkjøltoppen/Mealhkoe is the middle of three peaks in Hestkjølmassivet/Jinjevaerie mountain massif in Lierne. This hike is not marked… Read more
Hiking: Hestkjøltoppen/Mealhkoe 1390 masl.
The hike to Indre Høgaksla is a lovely walk with good views from the top. Initially 1 km of marshland, crossing over Eidsåa river on the… Read more
Hiking: Indre Høgaksla 691 masl.
The hiking trail to lake Tjærma/ Tjiermejaevrieh runs through easy terrain with a slight elevation and some marshy areas.  The trail is 3… Read more
Hiking: Tjærma / Tjiermejaevrieh
Destinations in Trøndelag
The vibrant city of Trondheim is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants… Read more
The Golden Road offers vibrant colours and fantastic landscapes. Explore nature, sample delicious local food, and try out some exciting… Read more
The Golden Road
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site Røros. This traditional town is a certified Sustainable Destination and one of the oldest towns of… Read more
Take a Golden Detour, eat local delicacies and discover the exciting heritage of the Vikings! Plan your trip to Innherred now! Read more
Skiing, running, or biking down gentle mountainsides, traditional food that will make your mouth water, and encounters with the awe-inspiring musk ox… Read more
Life on the coast of Trøndelag is exciting and relaxing. Visit the famous beach bar at Stokkøya, dive into… Read more
Hitra, Frøya & Fosen
Boasting a pristine coastline, plenty of rivers and three national parks, Namdalen is a natural hub for outdoor pursuits. Read more
Step into the kingdom of the mythical musk oxen. Go hiking, biking, and horseback riding or visit the award-winning Viewpoint Snøhetta. Read more
The Dovrefjell mountains
Kystriksveien is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the road you can climb the mountains Torghatten and De syv søstre,… Read more
Kystriksveien – the coastal route
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    • Namdalen train

      By train

      Daily train routes between Trondheim and Bodø serves many destinations in Namdalen, including Snåsa, Grong, Harran, Lassemoen, and Namsskogan.

    • Namdalen bus

      By bus

      You can travel by express bus to Namdalen from many destinations in Norway.

      There are several local bus routes within the Namdalen area as well.

    • Namdalen boat

      By boat

      You can travel from Namsos on M/S Namdalingen to places such as Rørvik and Leka.

      The Norwegian coastal express Hurtigruten calls daily at Rørvik.

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    • Namdalen car

      By car

      The main road through Norway, E6, practically runs straight through Namdalen, which makes the region easy to reach by car.

      Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten from Steinkjer to Bodø runs through Namsos and Rørvik.

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    • Namdalen plane

      By plane

      Namsos Airport has direct flights to and from Bodø, Mosjøen, Rørvik, and Trondheim.

      Rørvik Airport has direct flights to and from Mo i Rana, Namsos, and Trondheim.

      Trondheim Airport offers flight connections to Norway and much of Europe.

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