A roadtrip through Indre Namdal

If you are looking for a region that offers hiking in unique landscapes, passion for local food traditions as well as overnight experiences that make an impression, Indre Namdal is what you have been searching for! A roadtrip through Lierne, Røyrvik and Namsskogan offers countless opportunities to collect memories for both outdoor enthusiast and families alike. Here is a handful of our favourite destinations in the area.

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Photo: Ellen Homstad

The standing stone in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park

Embark on a hike up to the standing stone in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella to experience what this national park can offer, specifically mountain landscapes that exude the feel of untouched wilderness. With a keen eye, you might discover traces after the diverse wildlife in the area, including bears, grouse and reindeer.

Follow the marked trail from the parking lot. The first half of the hike passes through a stretch of damp bogland, so be sure to be equipped with waterproof footwear. The ascent towards the standing stone is gradual, and the hike is 2-3 hours return. When you get up to the standing stone you can enjoy the incredible panorama overlooking the national park before you.

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Sisselfossen waterfall

Northing makes you feel alive quite like standing face-to-face with a 130-meter-tall waterfall. Sisselfossen stands as one of Norway’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls, and is an essential on your roadtrip itinerary.

Park in the end of Båsdalsveien. After a 40-minute stroll through a lush forest you will reach the bottom of the waterfall. The only stretch that might be experienced as difficult is a steep descent just before you reach the waterfall. The hike is 1,8 kilometres long one way. It is also possible to follow a path to the top of the waterfall from the parking lot if you want an alternative route. 

Lierne National Park Visitor Centre

This is the place for you who are curious about engaging information about the nature, species and environmental conservation in the nearby national parks. The visitor centre is located in Sandvika, and is a gateway to knowledge about Lierne National Park and Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park. A visit will be an educational experience for both adults and children that venture in nature alike.

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Photo: Ellen Homstad

LiVERTEN

This is where you find the flavours of Lierne. LiVERTEN is built upon local culinary heritage by combining creative inventiveness with flavourful traditional dishes. If you find it difficult to choose between the delicacies, the signature dish Libab is always a sure winner. This is Lierne’s take on the classic kebab, using reindeer meat, mushrooms, onion, mashed potatoes and pickled red onion. If you have a sweet tooth, the price winning cloudberry panna cotta is also a great option. In addition to an incredible menu, LiVERTEN additionally offers a variety of local produce that is worth exploring.

Kvelia Selected Kultural Landscapes

Driving through Kvelia you will experience a mountain village with a history of agriculture and forestry. The area contains valuable cultural heritage and biological values echo the Norwegian, Sami and Swedish settlements throughout the ages. Kvelia also offers a number of hiking trails, such as Nonsfjellet, Kveliberget and Pe-klompen. If you drive from Lierne your first meeting with the village will be a viewpoint overlooking the farms and Kvesjøen lake. You will also come across some resting spots out of the ordinary if you take the time to explore.

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Glamp Skorovatn

Do you want to live close to nature, while simultaneously relishing in comfort? Look no further than Glamp Skorovatn. Situated on a hill overlooking the mountain village it is named after, this arctic dome is truly a unique accommodation. Light up the fireplace while you listen to the wind howling and watch the sun set over snow covered mountain tops. If you are lucky you might also get to front row seats to a spectacular show of the northern lights from the bed, as the glamp consist of two big windows that offer a great view. Regardless if you dream of wandering in the mountains or just want to experience one of Trøndelag’s most unique pubs, Glamp Skorovatn would make a memorable base for your adventures.

Viewpoint Børgefjell

The view from Vektaklumpen has become a favourite amongst the residents of Røyrvik. On the top you can find Viewpoint Børgefjell, a shelter that offers a panorama view of the national park. It is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch, watch the sunset or seek shelter from the weather. You can also find information posters about the surrounding area. If you are up for the challenge, see if you can recognise any of the summits in the horizon from the poster’s map.

You can start the hike either from Røyrvik (2,8 kilometres) or Børgefjell ski resort (2,5 kilometres). Both of the trails are composed of wooden planks to facilitate an easier hike. The hike is approximately 2 hours return.

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Limingen Guesthouse

The second you step into Limingen Guesthouse you will feel at home. The guesthouse is surrounded by majestic nature, and you will likely be met with a smile and a good story or two. Whether you seek to stay the night or a hearty meal, this place embodies the hospitality, mountain air and serenity that makes a visit memorable. Found at the heart of Røyrvik, the guesthouse is a must-visit if you are in the area.

Zarinatangen beach

Located at the shore of Limingen lake you will find one of Trøndelag’s most breathtaking beaches. A pristine white sand beach is not what you expect to find by a great lake in Indre Namdal, but this is exactly what Zarinatangen is. Pack a picnic basket, your swimwear and some courage to take a dip in the clear, cold mountain water. The beach is a leisurely 1,6 kilometres stroll away from Røyrvik. The trail is suitable for bikes, strollers and wheelchairs, ensuring accessibility for anyone who want to experience this gem.

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Photo: Ellen Homstad

Wildlife camp in Namsskogan Family Park

Take your visit to Namsskogan Family Park to a new level by staying the night at the wildlife camp. You get access to one of the wooden lavvus in the park and can experience its animals after closing hours when the predators are often more active. With the bears and wolverines as your next-door neighbours this is guaranteed to be an exotic overnight stay. Sleeping on reindeer fur and waking up to the wolves howling will be an experience that makes an impression on the entire family. Cook dinner on the bonfire and try fishing in Tronestjønna. Tip: bring a headtorch, as it can be dark in the lavvu.

Transport tips

This travel route is best experienced as a roadtrip, either by car, motorbike or campervan. If you come from abroad, the closest international airport is Værnes, located close to Trondheim. You can easily rent a car here and drive a few hours north, or fly to Rørvik for a shorter drive.

However, if you wish to travel by public transport there are still options available to reach the different destinations.

Public transport to Skorovatn: the closest train station is Lassemoen (or Namsskogan if you catch the night train). You can order on-demand transport to Skorovatn from both Lassemoen (daytime) and Namsskogan (night time), which costs the same as a bus ticket. If you order online, you have to book 24 hours in advance, while you have to book 6 hours in advance if you call in.

Public transport to Røyrvik: Catch the bus from Namsos to Grong, or the train to Grong if you travel from the south or north. Switch to a bus from Grong to Brekkvasselv and switch to the final bus from here to Røyrvik. Despite many switches, you do not have to wait long between the buses. Check out AtB’s website for updated timetables for the buses.

Public transport to Lierne: catch the bus or train to Grong. From here there is a bus to Sandvika. Check out AtB’s website for updated timetables for the buses.

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