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Fosnes in Norway Fosnes municipality coat of arms


544,9 km2

Fosnes Local Directory

Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Fosnes

Fosnes municipality has approximately 700 inhabitants and covers a area of 544,9 km2, lies in Nord Trøndelag. The principal industries are culture, tourism, agriculture and industry. The Coastal Route will bring you to Fosnes. At Jøa, you might want to join trips of varying length on board "Siglurd", a traditional boat with sail and five pairs of oars.


Jøa is known as the land of Olav Duun. This fantastic landscape gave Olav Duun the inspiration for his famous books. You can practically see that the town Hov is the community of Håberg in Olav Duun's work "Juvikfolke".

Olav Duun's home is located in the municipal centre of Dun, where a stone memorial has been raised. Visit the Faksdals-bryggene trading post in Faksdalsvågen. The trading post had a post office and store from 1870 until 1967.


On the mainland we find Salsnes, a service centre on RV 769. The Salsnes area has plenty of wilderness area and in the direction of the ocean lies the Folla Sea.


Explore the coastline of Norway and enjoy one of Norway´s finest tourist roads, or simply find your paradise for relaxation and peace of mind. The Costal Route (Kysriksveien or Rv17) is an exciting 650 km long stretch of road between Steinkjer in the south and Bodø in the north.

Apart from the traditional campsites, you will find self catering accommodation like Cabins, Fisherman cabins, or seahouses in most places along the route. In most of the places boatrental is available.


For people who want to try their luck fishing in rivers or mountain lakes, this area has a lot to offer. Fishing licenses can be bought at the Tourist Information Office.