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Snåsa


Snåsa in Norway Snåsa municipality coat of arms

Population:
2,153

Areal:
2.342,8 km2


Snåsa Local Directory


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Snåsa municipality has approximately 2.200 inhabitants and covers a area of 2.342,8 km2 and lies in Nord Trøndelag. There are three small places in the township Snåsa, Breide and Agle. The municipality`s commercial quarters are located in Snåsa´s centre and in the Brede district. There is a railway station in the municipal centre, so you can also take the train as a good alternative. Fuel and oil can be purchased in either. Snåsa is best known for hunting. The municipality`s centre is at the northern end of Snåsavatnet (Lake Snåsa), the sixth largest lake in Norway and just one of more than 2500 fine angling waters and the highest mountain is Skjærhatten 1.137 metres. The longest river is Grana (52 km).

The municipality has a well-developed range of services, including a stable health-care sector. Agriculture is the predominant industry, while other developed industrial sectors are based on nature`s own products (timber and stone). Almost half of the municipalitys land area is designated as national park. The local museum lies in Viosen, close to the centre. Botanical exhibits and forestry museum is established in 2004. Nearly half of the land area of Snåsa will be designated as national park. A clearly defined chalk ridge in the centre of Snåsa. A nature trail has been laid out in this area, which contains a number of cultural sites but is best known for its rich and diversified flora. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature in Snåsa, which offers a virtually unlimited range of activities both within and beyond the boundaries of its national parks.

BLÅFJELLA-SKJÆKERFJELLA NATIONAL PARK

Gressåmoen National park covers approximately 182 km2, There are undisturbed spruce forest, lakes, rivers, marshland, scree, heath land, mountains and mountain peaks. Established in 1970 extended in 2004 and change the name to Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella. The only road to the park is running through Gressåmoen Farm. The landscape is full of contrasts and can offer still woodlands and smooth rock faces, and also jagged cliffs, thundering waterfalls, glaciers and snowfields. The bedrock here provides a basis for luxuriant vegetation and a rich plant and animal life. Marshland is the most important characteristic in this part of the landscape. Its numerous rivers and lakes make the park an eldorado for trout fishing. Hunting is permitted in the national park, although elk hunting is prohibited in the core area.

SNÅSA CHURCH and MEGARD OPEN-AIR CHURCH

Adjoined to this church is a well dedicated to King Olav the Holy. Water from the well is said to have curative effects. A beautiful stone church, the oldest parts of which date from the 13th century.

SAEMIEN SITJE

The Sámi culture is predominant from Saltfjellet in the north to Engerdal in the south, and its centre is Saemien Sijte. Here one may visit a museum containing exhibits of traditional objects and modern handicrafts. Examples of old-style traditional housing are on display outside the museum.

HIKING

Gaundalen and Gjefsjø are two of only three mountain farms still in operation in Norway. A wide variety of hiking routes includes winter and summer trails suited for both experienced and amateur hikers. Several roads lead visitors into the national parks, which provide a number of available swimming areas and boat rental. Some organized tours include the sampling of foods based on local and cultural traditions.

HUNTING

Every year, more than 300 moose, between 8000 and 10,000 ptarmigan and a wide range of other small game are taken on public and private land.

SKIING

During the winter, cross-country skiers can enjoy a network of prepared tracks, and there is also an area set aside for snowmobile events.

FISHING

Snåsa can boast of more than 2500 angling waters, offering trout, char, burbot and eels. Various types of fishing licences are available for the different areas. The many lakes of varying sizes give Gressåmoen its special character.