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Levanger


Levanger in Norway Levanger municipality coat of arms

Population:
19,474

Areal:
645,4 km2


Levanger Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Levanger

Levanger muncipality has approximately 19.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 645,4 km2. Approximately 8.000 live in the village of Levanger. Levanger centre is a medieval trading centre, rich in tradition, with distinctive, turn-of-the-century wooden buildings, worthy of preservation; these were built after the last town fire in 1897. Levanger has kept its small-town charm and isthe municipality´s administrative centre.

Its summer and winter fairs have very long traditions. Levanger is known as the "green town" on account of its avenues and green areas. It is also a "school town" with a steadily growing college community. The town centre is surrounded by the Levanger river and Levanger Sound with a rich bird-life. You can also fish for salmon in the centre of Levanger! The marina for small craft has an idyllic location by the town park.

Levanger has planty of unspoilt nature, with a rich and varied animal and plant life. All seasons offer an abundance of possibilities for enjoying the countryside, for rest and recreation, whether you choose barren mountainous areas with streams and rich fishing lakes or sheltered fjord inlets. The Øvre Forra reservation is worthy of special mention. This is a rare and unspoilt area of marshland, a landscape found only in a few places in Norway.

The typical "Trønder" farm estate with its characteritic manor house is steped in a long line of traditions. The extensive wooded forests of the area provide the basis for newspaper production at Norske Skogindustrier at Skogn, where 800 people are employed. Versatility characterizes the industrial sector which includes food manufacturing, wood products processing, chemical and mechanical industry. Merchandising is on the increase. The village of Levanger boasts of its personal atmosphere, with a multitude of well equipped smaller shops as well as a spacious shoppingcenter. At the village centres of Skogn and Åsen you can count on pleasant shopping in distinctive surroundings.

Levanger is an educational center with its Teacher´s College, Nursing School, School of Horti-culture, Senior High Scholls, Folk High Schools an d several schools of spesial education. Innherred Hospital and local medical clinics provide excellent health care for the municipality.

YTTERØY

The pearl of the Trondheim fjord. An idyllic holiday spot in beautiful surroundings. The island has a rich flora and fauna with Norway´s densest roedeer population, active agriculture and a flourishing local community. The island Ytterøy, with its 560 inhabitants and an area of 28 km2 is a natural wonder along the Trondheim Fjord. An 88 km long coastal shoreline offers the sportsman many fine sports for sea fishing.

BRUSVE MANOR - LEVANGER MUSEUM

Civil servant’s manor house from 1803, preserved and newly restored. The manor also includes the Reinslyst labourer’s housing, built in 1850. The museum contains the studio and photo collection of a local photographer from the turn of the century, exhibitions of old handicraft and trade as well as a modern art gallery.

STONE CHURCH of ALSTADHAUG

Stone church from 1150 with a special octagonal chancel, 13th century frescoes and 17th century pulpit. The church is built on the ground of an old heathen temple. Just beside the church there is a large burial mound - Alfshaug.

AMMESTUA

Ammestua is an 18th century log house and is probably the oldest well preserved 2-storey building in North Trøndelag. The house was used as a waiting room before christenings.

FALSTADSKOGEN - FALSTAD MUSEUM

War memorial. Falstadskogen was the place where the Norwegian, Yugoslav and Russian prisoners of war from Falstad - the German POW camp (1941-45) - were executed. The graves are marked. Monument by a former prisoner from the camp. The Falstad Museum has a collection of objects and pictures from the war years and a large-scale model of the Falstad prisoner of war camp.

WAR MEMORIAL - FÆTTENFJORD

On January 1942 the formidable German battleship, the Tirpitz, was moved to the innermost part of the Fættenfjord, an inlet of the Trondheimfjord. Orders were given to sink the ship, but with little success. The R.A.F. however suffered a great loss. Altogether twelve aircrafts were shot down. Many members off the crews lost their lives, while a few managed to escape to Sweden. The memorial is made of a granite plint, three hugepiesces of the load carried by the British planes.

MONASTERY RUINS at MUNKEBY

Between 1155 and 1200 a Cistercian monastery was situated about 10km from Levanger centre. The monastery no longer survives today, but the ruins of the abbey church are to be found in a beautiful setting by the Levanger river. The church was in use as a parish church until 1590.

IRON PRODUCTION at HEGLESVOLLEN

Early in the 1980s excavations in Heståsdalen in Frolfjellet, about 25 km from the centre of Levanger, revealed traces of iron production. Archaeological surveys have revealed 2000-year-old iron production, unique in Norway.

WATERLAND

2.000 m2 Waterland with: Wave-pool, water-slide, surf-hill, whirl-pool, childrens pool, canal to out-door-all-year-pool, dry-sauna, steam-sauna, solarium and cafeteria. Experience recreation alone, with your family or with friends.

FISHING

You can fish for salmon in the centre of Levanger beside rich fishing lakes or sheltered fjord inlets. All seasons offer an abundance of possibilities for enjoying the countryside, for rest and recreation, whether you choose barren mountainous areas with streams and rich fishing lakes or sheltered fjord inlets.