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Åfjord in Norway Åfjord municipality coat of arms


953,7 km2

Åfjord Local Directory

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Åfjord muncipality has approximately 3.300 inhabitants and covers a area of 953,7 km2. It is part of the Fosen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Årnes. Main industries are Agriculture, fishing, sea farming. Åfjord is known for its salmon fishing and for the Åfjord boat. High mountains, lush wide valleys and two rivers rich in Salmon make Åfjord a place to be for nature lovers and fishermen. You can hunt, fish, go on photosafari, dive, wind surf and take part in cultural activities. You can choose to stay in either hotels, on camp sites or on a farm. Other villages in the municipality include Revsnes, Harsvika, and By. Åfjord is located on the northwestern side of the Fosen Peninsula, northwest of county capital of Trondheim between the municipalities of Bjugn and Osen and to the west of Verran.

If you want a varied fishing holiday, Åfjord is the place for you! Nordal River and Stordal River are among the country´s best salmon rivers. There is also a variety of cultural activities and events during the summer. Fredmoen Salmon Lodge, Gilde Mountain Farm and Harbak are just a few of the places to visit. Åfjord consists of many small settlements—from the islands in the west to the highlands in the east. Traditionally, Åfjord has been an agricultural society, while Stoksund in the west has had a more of a fishing-based economy. There is an increasing amount of weekend houses and recreational cabins in the area.

Åfjord has two big islands; Stokkøya and Linesøya. Stokkøya is connected with the mainland through a bridge Stokkøy Bridge and Linesøy Bridge between Stokkøya and Linesøya. The other main island is Lauvøya near the south at the end of the Åfjorden. The highest point in Åfjord is Finnvollheia mountain (676 metres). There are over 1,000 lakes with fish. Åfjord also has two major salmon rivers: the Nordalselva and Stordalselva, which flow into Åfjorden. English Lords used to fish here in the late 19th century. The lake Stordalsvatnet lies just east of Årnes.


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.

In North Fosen countryside there is a large area that has been regulated as grazing area for tame reindeer. In Sela you can experience the culture and traditions of the Lapplanders, here you can also take a trip to Dåapma and Finnvolleia (Fosens highest point 675 metres above sea level), starting from Kruven. Diving at many wrecks and clefts to explore. Tank refill. Diving boat available. Wind surfing at Stokkøya and Linesøya. Fine sandy beaches. Small boat hire at Linesøya, Stokkøya, Kuringvågen and Rarvika.

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!


In the mountains between Stordalen and Sørdalen. Restored fatrm buildings. Cafe. Open Sundays during the summer. Mountain Farm Day July 7th.


At Harbak. The cave is 130 metres deep and 40 metres high. Foot path from parking area. There is also a 4 km. long orientation trail over the moors.


Exhibition in Harbak Chapel.


Near Støvel Waterfalls, Stordals River. Museum and meeting place. The lodge was a summer residence for English sports fishermen from 1900.


Approximately 1 km from Årnes. Here there is a stairway up to the lookout with a view of the salmon fishing in Stordal River.


Stokkøya is an island in the municipality and the largest village on the island is Harsvika. Kamman mountain (225 metres - 738 ft) is the highest point on the island. Stokkøya is connected to the mainland by the Stokkøy Bridge between Harsvika and Revsnes on the mainland. The Linesøy Bridge is being built connecting Stokkøya to the island of Linesøya to the southwest. The smaller island of Lauvøya lies about 10 kilometres to the south. A view of the shipping lane. There are many wrecks and clefts to explore. Tank refill. Diving boat available. Wind surfing at Stokkøya and Linesøya. Fine sandy beaches. At Stokkøya you will also find the Åfjord boat.


An island community with a view of the shipping lanes and the sea. War monuments in the Stemma area. Miniature village. Orientation trails. Cafe in the school on Sundays during the summer. Linesøya is an island about 3 kilometres off the coast of the mainland of Åfjord, and 1 kilometre southwest of the island of Stokkøya. The island lies about 6.5 kilometres north of the smaller island of Lauvøya. The highest point on Linesøya is the Linesfjellet mountain (230 metres - 750 ft). The Linesøy Bridge is being built between the two islands, and with the Stokkøy Bridge from Stokkøya to the mainland, there will be a ferry-free road to the mainland from Linesøya.


An old type of wooden boat, the Åfjord boat, comes from this area. The boat is a direct descendant form the old Norse Viking boats. It is still being produced, although in very small numbers. The boat is rounded at both ends. It is known to be a good costal sailer. Different sizes exist. From the small "Færing" to the largest of them all, the "Fembøring".


Hosenstand Beach at Stokkøy. 400 metres sandy beach with one of Norway's largest thickets of sea buckthom. Fine sandy beaches. Small boat hire at Linesøya, Stokkøya, Kuringvågen and Rarvika.


Nordal River and Stordal River are among the country's best salmon rivers. Visit Fredmoen Salmon Lodge. Freshwater fishing at Momyrv and Stordalsv. Seafjord fishing is excellent. Salmon fishing at Stordals river with Stordals lake has about 20km of salmon fishing waters. Excellent at Nordals river, good small salmon, weather depending.