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Meråker


Meråker in Norway Meråker municipality coat of arms

Population:
2,558

Areal:
1.273,6 km2


Meråker Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Meråker

Meråker muncipality has approximately 2.600 inhabitants and covers a area of 1.273,6 km2. You will find horse riding, a variety of sports, salmon fishing, ski trails, extraordinarily beautiful countryside, a rich fauna and hundreds of good lakes for fishing. The district has mining and smelting traditions that go back hundreds of years. Iron ore extraction was actually taking place in Meråker as early as 350 BC, and traces of two thousand year old settlements have been found.

The name Meråker comes from the Norwegian words merr (meaning mare) and åker (meaning grazing land). In other words, it means "grazing land for mares", which suits it well because Meråker is also an agricultural district. However, first and foremost, you can experience the magnificent countryside, on foot, on the water or on horseback.

Fantastic countryside and exciting outdoor adventures. The Meråker bear will probably keep its distance, but lynx are always on the move and there is a good chance that you will see elk, deer and roe deer. With a bit of luck you may even meet one of the Southern Samis' reindeer herds in the mountain wildernesses.

MERÅKER MUSEUM

At the district museum, Meråker Bygdamuseum, at Pulden, more than one hundred-year-old traditions and modes of living are preserved. The idyllic museum courtyard is suitable for various activities. A summer's day at Pulden can give you experiences and memories that will last you a lifetime.

THE BRIDE´S VEIL

Brudesløret is said to be Sweden's highest waterfall in Norway. It lies on the Norwegian side of the border and can easily be experienced by following the nature trail from Teveltunet.

THE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

The industrial museum, Industrimuseet, at Kopperå bears witness to the more recent history of Meråker's long smelting tradition. Norway´s earliest dated iron production took place here in the district and several places in the county have visible traces of more than 2000 year-old iron smelting.

SKIING

Meråker Alpine Center have 12 ski trails of varying degrees of difficulty, from the most demanding to easy hills for young children and beginners. Please refer to the separate ski trail map. The longest ski trail has a descent of 3000 metres, with a height difference from the top to the valley station of 570 metres.  In 1998, the Alpine Centre was selected as one of the world's ten best off-piste resorts by the Swedish skiing magazine Åka Skidor.

The Alpine Centre has well-prepared facilities for snowboarding and freestyle, its own ski school - for both alpine styles and snowboarding - and equipment rental. The terrain surrounding the alpine resort provides good opportunities for off-piste and Telemark skiing in loose snow. The Alpine Centre is also used for tobogganing, paragliding and hang gliding.

Enjoy magnificent views of valleys and mountains from both Kirkebyfjellet and Fagerlia. The alpine resort adjoins a cross-country network of ski trails; take the ski lift to the top and set out on a ski tour of the high mountains! Furthermore, there is a cross-country ski trail from the Alpine Centre's car park to the Grova ski resort, which means that families can combine alpine skiing with cross-country touring. There are also lit ski trails.

MERÅKER RESOURCE

A facility for both active athletes and fitness enthusiasts are Meråker Resource and Training Centre. The Grova ski resort has well prepared ski trails for cross-country and biathlon - as well as lit ski trails. There are multi-use facilities and basic gyms suitable for a wide variety of sports disciplines at both Meråkerhallen and Meråker Sixth Form College (which has a skiing department). There is a cross-country trail used for both cross-country skiing and biathlon.

Miles of rough ski trails run from the top of Kirkebyfjellet and the ski lift - to Grova, and all the way to Feren. Fersdalen is a fine starting point for touring, as are Kopperå (in the Fjergen region), Stordalen, Teveldalen and Mannsæterbakken (Fonnfjellet). Please refer to the separate map of the network of ski trails.

HIKING

Meråker's network of ski trails links up with marked routes to many places, including Sylene, one of Norway's most magnificent mountainous regions.  From the Bjørneggen tourist cabin in Stordalen it is possible to link up with Trondheim Travel Association's ski trail network, with its popular overnight stops such as Storerikvollen, Schultzhytta, and others. Marked ski trails also run to cabins by Essandsjøen, a well-stocked lake and popular fishing destination, and to Sulåmo and Verdalen.

RIDING

Meråkerfjell Ridesenter in Teveldalen and Meråker Islandshestsenter in the centre of the district offer various activities for horse and riding enthusiasts. Many people come back year after year to experience the magnificent countryside on horseback.

The Meråkerfjell Ridesenter and Meråker Islandshestsenter invite you to come trail riding.  In the summer we explore the mountains with overnight stops in "lavvos" (traditional Sami tents) and cabins. However, horse enthusiasts can also enjoy their passion during the winter. Based in Teveltunet, Meråkerfjell Ridesenter  has special offers for children and riding by the hour, as well as sleigh tours for seminar and conference groups. Meråker Islandshestsenter is located at Fosengården in the centre of Meråker centre, though most of their winter activities take place in Storlien just across the Swedish border. Sleigh tours and trail riding are popular breaks for ski tourists and conference participants.

DOG SLEIGH

Bjørklia Husky Adventure arranges husky-drawn sleigh tours, including hour-long excursions, day excursions or long excursions with overnight stopovers in cabins. Meråker Huskyteam can draw on experienced dog-sleigh drivers and up to 30 good-natured, vigorous huskies. Excursions take you to the Meråker mountains and Sylene, and routes are planned according to the excursion group's own wishes.

CANOEING

Meråker’s many tarns and lakes invite you to take a peaceful excursion by canoe or kayak. In this way you can reach untouched wilderness and easily get close to unsuspecting animals and birds. Canoes and kayaks can be hired in the district.

HUNTING

Grouse, wood grouse and hare hunting all have long traditions in Meråker. The varied terrain with mountains, valleys, wide plains and forest make it an Eldorado for the small game hunter. Big game also attracts many people to the district.

FISHING

The most patient fishermen can catch large salmon in the Stjørdalselva river. The salmon swim right up to the Nustadfossen waterfall in the centre of Meråker and there are many good fishing spots along the river. Enthusiasts have made several good fishing spots easily accessible. There are over 300 tarns, lakes and rivers in Meråker. Many of them provide good opportunities for trout and charfishing. Some are just a few steps from your car door - others require a bit more of a walk. To fish in Meråker, you need the "Meråkerkort" license.

There are over 300 tarns and lakes in Meråker. Many of them provide good opportunities for trout and char fishing - especially the three largest of them: Feren, Funnsjøen and Fjergen. Bring your ice-drill, fishing tackle and warm clothes. Try your luck on a sunny late winter's day. This allows you to fish with a rod, hand line and otter board (with several baited hooks). For net fishing or salmon fishing, you need an additional licence. To buy a fishing licence, contact the tourist information office.