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Bindal in Norway Bindal municipality coat of arms


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Bindal municipality, the southernmost municipality in Nordland County is famous for its boat-building traditions. The local Bindal-boats are still built here, and a regatta is held at the end of June each year. Bindal has approximately 1,600 inhabitants and borders on the county of Nord-Trøndelag in the south. Bindal has area of 1.264,7 km2 with a varying and beautiful nature. Industry is based on primary industries such as forestry and agriculture, which have played a central role in Bindal´s history from ancient times. The forestry company Bindalsbruket AS is the largest single employer in the area with around 150 employees. There are plenty of lodgings in Bindal, including a camp site, cabins, houses and hotels, many with fishing opportunities and boats.


From the peak of Heilhornet, (1,058 metres), you can see far over the ocean, mountains and towns on a clear day.


Trips to Sklinna lighthouse and ocean cruises can be arranged.


Every year during the last weekend of June, Terråk is host to a regatta of traditional Nordland boats. It is Norway’s largest muster of Nordland boats.


At Vassas you can start from Vassas Church and follow the cultural memorial trail to the big Viking graves and onwards down to Bindal Farm Museum (Bygdetun). Vassas Church was built in 1733. Today, the Farm Museum is an active museum. To get to Vassas and the municipal centre of Terrak, you have to turn off the RV 17 and take the RV 801. Only 1 km from the ferry at Holm lies a blazed trail which displays nature, history and a number of burial mounds.


The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


The Bindalsfjord has a great variety of fish and is popular with both visiting and local fishing enthusiasts. There are also numerous fishing rivers and lakes that offer great opportunities for a peaceful and relaxing nature experience in beautiful surroundings. Ocean fish farming has replaced most of traditional fishing. Bindal is renowed for its boat-buidling traditions, and especially for the Bindal four-oared boat. The area is rich on minerals (gold).