Coastal Norway - Where Sea Meets Sky

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The coast of Trøndelag is wild, yet charming, offering adventures on the cusp between the authentic and unspoilt and the modern.

For the people living on the coast, respect for nature has not been an ethical ideal, but rather a necessity for survival. The unpredictable weather in the Trondheimsleia strait and further out to sea has tested many throughout history. An encounter with the moods of the sea, from untameable forces of nature to never ending stillness, is an encounter you will never forget.

 Where Sea Meets Sky

The coast of Trøndelag boasts a teeming bird and animal life, magical light conditions and a varied and beautiful landscape. You will discover a coastal culture with vibrant Communities where the basis of existence is in the sea. Local culinary traditions live on in tandem with the modern kitchen, and the residents of the coast are keen to share them

 Ever since the 17th century, lighthouses have served to guide sailors safely along the coast and inshore. Many a dramatic story has played out along the coast, some ending in joy and others in tragedy. 

Along the way, you can stop at one or more cafés and pubs or simply rent a lighthouse for a unique stay near the open sea.

On the coast of Trøndelag, our larder is right on our doorstep. We are proud of the local produce, so there is no shortage of places serving local cuisine. You can taste blue mussels, scallops, salmon, crabs straight from the sea, not to mention delicacies from the land such as wild mutton, venison, cave cheese and many other coastal specialties. 

Or you can simply harvest your own produce straight from Mother Nature. You can fish, gather mussels, set crab pots and harvest seaweed along the entire coastline. A fisherman’s paradise awaits you, regardless of whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater fishing. You can rent a boat and fishing tackle along the coast and stay in a charming rorbu (fishermen’s cottage) or a high standard local hotel. You can also go deep-sea fishing with a local guide and experience the thrill when the big one bites


Austrått in Ørland is one of Norway’s oldest manors, with a history dating back more than 1000 years. The former residents include Lady Ingerd, a significant personality in Norway during the Reformation, and a source of inspiration for a famous play by Henrik Ibsen.

Visit a modern fish farm and watch the salmon leaping in their pens on a quick, safe, and eventful guided boat trip from the Coastal Museum (Kystmuseet) at Sandstad, Hitra.

Visit the fishing village of Titran, where the buildings bear witness to its former glory. A magical place where sea meets sky. The Titran disaster of 1899 claimed the lives of 140 fishermen in one night due to a hurricane.

Out towards the open sea on Stokkøya is the wonderful Hosnasand and Stokkøya Sjøsenter with its distinctive architecture. Close by is Harbakhula, a huge natural rock cave in the mountain, offering a breathtaking view of the archipelago.

The Golden Chain

The archipelago north of Frøya is known as “gullrekka”, the Golden Chain. All the islands have their own special character and history, but still have in common the same coastal culture and the sea as their larder.

Explore the coastal landscape by bike. You will find one gem after the other in Rissa, from Stadsbygd and the coastal heritage museum (Kystens Arv) and up to Råkvåg, where the quayside warehouses house a fishery museum, art exhibition and several places to eat. Spend the night at a lighthouse with the open sea as your neighbour. Climbing to the top of the lighthouse tower offers a view for miles around.

On safari in Froan, Norway’s largest marine nature reserve, you are guaranteed to see white-tailed eagles, cormorants and seals, as well as many other bird and animal species.

Visit one of the region’s many festivals, village fairs and pageants.



Minimalist, modern and down to earth. Or should we say “down to sand”? Located on one of Norway’s finest sandy beaches, Stokkøya Sjøsenter offers a unique coastal experience!

Right at the end of a long and isolated road, the founders of the sea centre have built up a beachfront gem. You will find a variety of architecturally distinctive beach houses, not to mention a wonderful beach bar renowned for fantastic seafood.

This attracts a steady stream of Norwegians and tourists from every corner of the globe.
Whether you are attracted by a relaxing weekend in an idyllic setting with the indescribable tranquillity and views of the beach bar or activities like sea kayaking, wind surfing and swimming, you are unlikely to find a better spot than Stokkøya.