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Historic walks on the Frosta peninsula

The agricultural municipality of Frosta enjoys an idyllic location in the Trondheimsfjord. A variety of walks, hikes and ski treks enable you to experience the important role the peninsula has in Trøndelag’s history.

The Frosta Path

The Frosta Path offers beautiful nature-based experiences in close contact with a well cared for cultural landscape, interesting relics of culture and rich local history. Benches are located along the Frosta Path and boards provide information about themes such as archaeological finds, biodiversity, the bird life at and around Tautra, the exciting local history and information about agriculture in Frosta.

The 22 km long Frosta Path winds its way close to the sea through the lush and varied cultural landscape for which Frosta is renowned. The peninsula is often referred to as Trondheim’s “kitchen garden”. You can easily break the walk up into several legs.

Suggested walks

* Park your car near the Evenhus rock carvings at Solvang. Walk down to Galtvik, Sørgrenda, Gullberget, Hynne and Hernesøra. You can then walk on the road to Tautra to return to Solvang.

* Park your car at Hernesøra by the breakwater to Tautra. Walk via Nordfjæran and Holmberget to Småland. From Ryggvika you can take a detour to Tinghaugen and Logtun Church.

* Park your car at the pier in Småland. Walk to Breivika and follow the path to Orsand Camping. From here you can continue all the way out to Fånes where the Frosta Path meets the coastal part of the St Olav’s pilgrim path. Ruins from a harbour dated right back to the Viking Age have been found in this area.

The coastal pilgrim path

The coastal pilgrim path refers to the section of the St Olav’s pilgrim path from Selånger in Sweden to Trondheim that goes along the fjord. This part of the path stretches from the Munkeby monastery to the Tautra Mariakloster before taking the coastal route to Steinvikholm or directly to Trondheim.

The pilgrim path is marked on the entire leg from the Munkeby monastery in Levanger, through the centre of Levanger to Alstadhaug Church. From there, the pilgrim path follows the county road through Ekne to Fånestangen and along the fjord through Frosta to Tautra. On the Frosta peninsula, follow the Frosta Path to Småland and then through the centre of Frosta to Tinghaugen and Logtun Church. From here it’s possible to take a boat from Mostad to Steinvikholm from where you can continue to Trondheim, or walk to Tautra and take the boat directly into Trondheim from there.

There are several accommodation and dining options along the way. Pilgrims may get their pilgrim passport stamped at the town hall, library and tourist information office at Tinghaugen.

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Solheim floodlit ski trail

The Solheim floodlit ski trail opened in November 2014 and the trails are suitable for use in both summer and winter. Two separate loops provide a total distance of 3 km. There will also be a separate 1 km circuit, which will be adapted for wheelchair users (summer) and cross-country skiing novices (winter). Further plans for this area include a rustic shelter and various activity areas.

The area around Solheim is well suited for walking/hiking/cross-country skiing and these trails will be linked to the other trails and roads in the area to enable longer routes.

These trails are marked from the county road no. 64 from the centre of Frosta to Staur. Turn off at the sign leading to Solheim and “lysløypa” (floodlit ski trail). Plenty of car parking space is available adjacent to the trails.

Fjellhov

Fjellhov cabin has a nice location on the shore of the mountain lake Igltjønna between Storheia and Litjheia towards the border with Ekne. It’s ideal for day trips or overnight stays. The cabin features solar panels and equipment for gas cooking.

Fjellhov cabin is owned by the Nord-Trøndelag Hiking Association, but is open to all visitors. The cabin is situated in a wonderful mountain landscape perfect for both mushroom and berry picking. Walk via Storheia to enjoy the spectacular view.

Follow the marked path from Åtloskaret (3 km) from the road between Frosta and Ekne. You can also gain access from Fjellplassen (3 km), Åsholmen Camping (Brurstien, 3 km) and from the cabin area near the mountain lake Skardtjønna via Bjønnbettet and Litlheia (4 km).

The most spectacular route to Fjellhov (295 m above sea level) is the hike up Brurstien (the bridal path). The name comes from the pastor's daughter, Wenche Marie Thode from Tautra, fleeing from her father along with Niels Tuff to Tuv to get married. It’s a strenuous hike, but they got married!

Tronnobergskammen

The summit of Tronnobergskammen (229 m above sea level) offers a wonderful view of the Åsenfjord and its many islets and skerries. There is also a good view towards Åsen, including Stokkvola (516 m above sea level), Skogn and Levanger. It’s about a 2 km walk from the car park to the summit.

En route you can stop at Jørgenhiet (Jørgen’s lair) and learn about the story of the family who lived here. For a period, Ellen and Jørgen and their 18-month-old son Peter lived under a cliff with only the rock and a yacht sail as protection from the weather.

Turn off county road no. 753 at Ulvik. After around 1 km on county road no. 62, you will see a sign pointing to Jørgenhiet.

Rapphøtta and Liahøgda

Marked hiking paths of various distances lead up up Seterkleiva from Svenskhalla or Brattåsen from Lutdal. There is plenty of car parking space at both ends of the circular trail. On the way to both places you pass the lake Hovdalsvatnet, which is Frosta’s largest lake and municipal source for drinking water.

Rapphøtta cabin is located on the shores of the lake Setertjønna (297 m above sea level) and is open to all. Rapphøtta owned by the Rapp community association and is a popular destination for hikes in summer and ski treks in winter. On fine evenings you can watch the sun setting over the fjord near the Leksvik Mountains. You can also go on a longer round trip (10-12 km) via the lake Rasmustjønna and Liahøgda when you reach the mountain Sørfjell.

Hanebogen, an area containing cultural relics from World War II, is located right by the car park at Svenskhalla. There a remains from German installations such as gun emplacements and caves. There are also magnificent views of the Åsenfjord, where there was a considerable amount of activity during the war.

Hellåsen

The summit of Hellåsen (271 m above sea level) offers views of the majority of the outer part of the Frosta peninsula, Tautra and much of the Trondheimsfjord. There is a lush cultural landscape where the colours of the fields change in keeping with the crops and seasons in agriculture.

From here you can also sense something of the grand sea route used each June by those attending the Frostating, an early Norwegian court, nearly 1000 years ago. From Hellåsen, you can point out Logsteinhaugen, Logtun and Rygg, all of which were important parts of the Frostating.

Hellåsen is centrally located in an excellent area for hiking with forests and good trails. Turn of county road no. 753 right at Ulstad near the petrol station at Jubergskorsen. From Nytrøa, there are marked loop trails of both of both 5 km and 10 km.