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Træna


Træna in Norway Træna municipality coat of arms

Population:
486

Areal:
16,4 km2


Træna Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Træna

Træna, fairy-tale kingdom of islands, skerries and mountains: perhaps the most distinctive of all the island communities off det Norwegian coast. Far out at sea, but modern communications make Træna accessible to all. Træna muncipality has approximately 500 inhabitants and covers a area of 16,4 km2. Træna is Norway´s oldest fishing village. The community of Træna, consisting of 1000 islands and skerries is located at the extreme limits of the Helgeland coast and directly under the polar circle. Træna church, built in 1774 and Træna lighthouse, built in 1877. Further north we find Sanna, Sandøy, Holmen and Dørvær, with Selvær as the nothernmost island group. The Arctic Circle passes through the whole archipelago.

The local population is concentrated at Husøya and Selvær. The administrative centre is located at Husøya. The main source ot income of its 450 inhabitants is fishing. We can offer fresh fish, fresh air and adventure in a beautiful and rough natural setting. Guests to Træna are welcome to stay at the fisherman´s shack, a summer house or an inn. Distance from Oslo: 1000 Km. The Coastal Route passes through rich natural scenery and fascinating small communities. The community is visited daily by ferry and express boat.

HUSØYA

Husøya is a small island and the administrative centre of Træna municipality. It is located just east of the island of Sanna in the Trænfjorden, about 20 kilometres northwest of Lovund and about 12 kilometres south of Selvær. The Træna Lighthouse lies south of the island. The island is only accessible by boat, and there is regular ferry service from Husøya to the island of Selvær and to Stokkvågen on the mainland. Most of the flat island is made up of the village of Husøya, which is the administrative centre of the municipality. It is the location of Træna Church. At Husøya cinstruction is underway on a museum which will present a varied collection of artifacts and exhibits. The annual Træna Music Festival is held here and on the neighboring island of Sanna.

SANNA

The island is located less than 1 kilometre west of the main island of Husøya. The 3-kilometre island has 5 characteristic mountaintops, the highest is the 338 metre tall Trænstaven mountain. At Sanna, boasting the typical mountain formations characteristic of this region, archaelogists have made exciting finds. Come and discover the unique dwellings, caves and caverns dating back to the early Stone Age. In olden days, this coastal landmark was the setting for many a tale of strange beings and supernatural forces. A marked nature path will guide the visitor.

TRÆNAFESTIVALEN

The theme will of course be fish - where all those variant that can be found, will be prepared; with the international touch that always have been part of the tradition.

The other important team will be music, where the spirit of pionering that still is part of this peoples ethos - will be celebrated by bringing new norwegian "fresh" musical expression ito the open in different genres.

MIDNIGHT SUN

The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.

POLAR NIGHT

The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.

HISTORY

Nine thousand years ago, some pioneers looked to the kingdom of islands out in the Artic Ocean - wondering if it was possible to go there. It was, they did - and they stayed. There was not much land that could be harvested, or many trees that could be felled - but the richness of the surrounding Ocean made it possible for people to settle. Even today this is one of the richest fishing fields in Norway, where you can fill the boat with the best quality and huge variants of fish, mussels and shellfish in a few hours.

By the centuries that followed the ocean richness made the small population of 500 people, that was settled on the islands important tradingpartners in the international stockfishmarked - and in our days on a vary of internationals fishmarkeds. Still most of what comes out of the ocean is exported. This also means that this island; that at firsth sight can be seen as an isolated place, always have been an highly international place.

CYCLING

The coast of Helgeland is perfect for cycling. Your enjoyment of the natural surroundings will be more intimate and authentic from the seat of you bicycle. You decide yourself what speed to go at and how far to go, and you can stop whenever you like and enjoy the scenery- and your freedom. At the tourist information you can hire bikes and get information where to cycle.

CANOEING

Guided trips, canoe and kayak rental. Shoreline paddling, trips ashore and overnight stays in a lavo (Sami tepee).

DIVING

Some parts of the Norwegian coast are world famous for their underwater environment. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, which provides the coast of Nordland with relatively mild climate, scuba diving is possible all year round. The coast of Helgeland is perfect for scuba diving and is said to be an Eldorado for divers. You can for example explore old shipswreck or dive for shells. Hunting or fishing under water is aloud and can be done with a knife, spear or harpoon. Anglerfish and wolf fish make particularly tasty prey.

FISHING

The coast of Helgeland is suitable for fishing, and in all four muncipalitys, Herøy, Alstahaug, Leirfjord and Dønna, it is easy to find good fishing spots. You can fish with a rod from the shore, or go out to sea in a boat. Regard to what you do, you will probably catch one fish at least. The sea fishing in Helgeland is exceptionally good! Sport fishing in the sea for saltwater fish is free of charge. Foreign citizens may engage in sports fishing with hand held tackle, but may not set out fixed equipment such as lobster/crab pots or nets, fishing lines or fishing nets. Foreign citizens are not permitted to sell their catch. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence. Usual fishes are: Cod, Saithe (Coalfish), Haddock, Tusk, Wolffish, Mackerel, Herring, Redfish, Atlantic halibut, Atlantic salmon and Trout.