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Leksvik


Leksvik in Norway Leksvik municipality coat of arms

Population:
3,506

Areal:
430,2 km2


Leksvik Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Leksvik

Leksvik muncipality has approximately 3.600 inhabitants and covers a area of 430,2 km2. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Leksvik. Other villages in Leksvik include Vanvikan, Seter, and Dalbygda. Norwegian County Road 755 is the main road that connects the whole municipality from north to south.

Leksvik and Vanvikan are especially known for their high tech industries which have developed to become advanced and in demand. Areas with agriculture are also widespread, but most of the municipality is covered in forests and mountains where the wildlife rules with animals such as moose and reindeer. The moose go all the way down to the heart of Leksvik and Vanvikan, where modern downtown areas with commercial and residential developments are growing.

FOSEN

Fosenhalvøya it one counts as Fosen. Fosen is a landscape in Nord-Trøndelag and Sør Trøndelag and located on the north side of the Trondheimsfjorden. The term Fosen have historically included various municipalities. The district has a total area of 3,446 square kilometers and approximately 25,000 inhabitants, if it is based on the seven municipalities that constitute Fosen industrial region and participates in Fosen Regional Council. Brekstad is the only city on Fosen, located in Ørland. Bjugn, Leksvik, Osen, Rissa, Roan, Ørland and Åfjord.

The region has an exciting variety of landscapes and villages. Farming, fishing and trade are the principal industries. Purely historically this area is also interesting. Fosen has some of the oldest traces of ancient settlement in Norway, from an age more than 11000 years back in the past. The region has played an important part in the development of the country. Its history is mainly the tale of resourceful, toiling people who slowly, but surely laid the foundations of the present days’ prosperity.

Fosen is a land of contrasts. From coastal landscapes with skerries, moors and quiet fjords you can reach beautiful mountains and valleys within a distance of a few kilometres. You will find cultural landscapes, forests, marshes, wild rivers, peaceful lakes and gushing streams. The weather, too, changes almost as quickly as the scenery.

The multitude of plant-, animal- and bird- species makes Fosen a fascinating area for people concerned with nature. Here you can find a wonderland for ornithologists. The country is also perfect for walking tours. A visit here makes you feel alive!

VANVIKAN

The village is an industrial centre with the various technology industries that are part of Lyng Industrier. Vanvikan is connected to the city of Trondheim by means of a fast passenger boat route across the Trondheimsfjord, while the Flakk–Rørvik Ferry (car ferry) is accessed at Rørvika about 7 kilometres to the southwest. It is connected to the rest of Leksvik by Norwegian County Road 755.

The village of Seter lies about 10 kilometres northeast of Vanvikan and the lake Storvatnet lies about 4 kilometres north of the village. One of the two schools in Leksvik municipality, Vanvikan Skole is located in Vanvikan. Stranda Church is also located in the village. Stranda Church is part of the Leksvik parish in the Fosen deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros. The wooden church was constructed in 1897 and was consecrated on 4 May 1897. The church was built to replace an older church in Hindrem, just north of Seter.

THULITT

Norways national stone. Hindrem has the largest example of Thulitt in Norway.

HINDREM

Fortress ruins at Hindrem, from migration times.

GRAND COUNTRY STORE MUSEUM

Authentic country store and dwelling with original fittings at Leksvik centre.

ANDERS SOLLI

Monument of Anders Solli. Leksvik Forest. Here the soldier Anders Soli was killed by wolves in 1612.

LEKSVIK CHURCH

Leksvik Church is part of the Leksvik parish in the Fosen deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros. The wooden church was built in 1667 and is situated about 500 metres (0.31 mi) from downtown Leksvik. During the reconstruction in the 1860s the church lost much of its older furniture, but during reconstruction efforts in the 1950s and 1960s, much of the 17th century furniture was returned. Today the church has new seating, installed in the mid-1990s. The church also contains a very rare crucifix from the Middle Ages, and the sword of Anders Solli. Legend has it that he used the sword to defend himself from the wolves that attacked and killed him in the woods of Leksvik in 1612.

HIKING

Fishing, walking, water sports and mountain climbing. 5 km east of Vanvikan is Munkstigen which is North-Europes longest climbing path on a par with the best in the Alps.

Along the old disused road by Hoven grendahus. Rich in floral abundance and also many tree varieties. The path runs along by the shore where you can fish or take a swim on warm, sunny days. Information board and parking area.

Vattahaugen gives a view over the Leksvik region. Footpaths and parking area.

FISHING

Most of the lakes in leksvik are easily accessible from the road. We suggest Bjørsjøen, Langen and Grønsjøen. Fishing area for the disabled: Ramdalsvatnet. Fresh water fishing: In Leksvik on the border with Rissa lies the idyllic Storvatnet. Storvatnet lake is on the border between the municipalities of Leksvik in Nord-Trøndelag county and Rissa in Sør-Trøndelag county. It is the largest lake on the Fosen peninsula.