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1.416,8 km2

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Namsskogan municipality has approximately 1.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 1.416,8 km2. The nature is magnificent, big forest, high mountains, fishingwater, entrance to Børgefjell Nationalpark and Namsen (one of Norways most famous salmon river) is running thrugh. There are four small places in the township Brekkvasselv, Namsskogan, Skorovatn and Trones.


One of Nord Trøndelags biggest tourist attractions. Can offer bear, elk and other nordic animals.


Most of Børgefjell National Park is a wilderness, affecting our senses with a wide range of powerful impressions. In the west there are high summits and deep valleys with cirque glaciers and mountain lakes. In the south there are wild river rapids and beautiful waterfalls, while the eastern parts are characterised by more rounded hill tops and open heath land. For those interested in hunting and trout fishing, Børgefjell has much to offer. Børgefjell is also one of the few places you can encounter the Arctic fox, the most endangered mammal in Norway.


The highest mountain peaks are in the west. The bedrock here is primarily dark granite, Børgefjell granite, which gives the landscape its desolate appearance. This is where you will find the highest mountain in the park, Kvigtinden, towering 1699 metres above sea level. Other places, such as in the Rainesfjellet area, you will find rough stone screes without vegetation. Sub-glacial moraines cover much of the landscape.


The watercourses are varied – from the large but peaceful Orvassdraget and the majestic Storfossen waterfall in the Jengelvassdraget to the small mountain streams found all over the National Park. The famous rivers, Namsen and Vefsna, both have their sources in Børgefjell.


The landscape in Børgefjell is ideal for birds. The numerous watercourses, extensive willow thickets and sedge marshes provide excellent living conditions and an ample source of food. Birds associated with marshy terrain are particularly at home here. There is a very rich bird life around Tiplingan and the lower part of the Simskardelva river.

The most common bird of prey in the national park is the rough-legged buzzard, but you will also find the snow owl, the mighty golden eagle and a range of other birds of prey brooding here. The combination of good nesting opportunities and easy access to food means that they are particularly content in Børgefjell.


Hunting is permitted in the national park, although elk hunting is prohibited in the core area. You may move around freely in the national park, apart from one area east of the Namsvatn Lake. This area is closed from 20 June until 25 July while the geese are changing their feathers. In the woodland areas, and sometimes even in the mountains, you can spot an elk. The elk is protected from hunting in parts of the national park. The hare is common, and squirrels can be found in the coniferous forest areas, while there are beavers in the Orvassdraget watercourse. There are also several different species of nibblers, including lemmings and mice.

The entire Børgefjell area is used for domesticated reindeer. The western, eastern and southern parts of the National Park are mainly used as grazing areas in the summer, while the northern areas are used for grazing all year round. Furthest east there are reindeer coming in from Sweden.


Its numerous rivers and lakes make Børgefjell an eldorado for trout fishing. The many lakes of varying sizes give Børgefjell its special character. The largest lakes are Simskardvatnet and Orvatnet. The rivers north of Orvassdraget run east towards Sweden. In the northernmost parts of the national park the rivers run towards Tiplingan and Susendalen, while in the west they run towards Fiplingdalen and Namsen.