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Ørland in Norway Ørland municipality coat of arms


73,5 km2

Ørland Local Directory

Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Ørland

Ørland muncipality has approximately 5.200 inhabitants and covers a area of 73,5 km2. Main industries are Military base, agriculture, trade and commerce. Ørland's administration center, Brekstad, is Fosen's largest commercial center, with approximately 60 shops and services. Ørland is rich in culture and natural beauty, with its flat landscape and unique light effects, makes it a favorite place for artists. Here you will find several water fowl reserves of special interest to ornithologists. Surrounded by the sea on three sides orland is a haven for sailing enthusiasts. You can also hunt, dive, wind surf and bird-watch. There are various types of boats for hire.

Grandefjæra is an ornithologists paradise - 210 species have been registered. For hikers Rusasetfjellet has many marked trails. There are also good facilities for visitors passing through by boat. To visit Ørland is also to wander through Norwegian history. Two historic sites ale Austrått Manor - the residence of Ove Bjelke, Norway's Chancellor during the late 1600's and Austrått Fort, a German gun installation from WW II. Major occupations are the Ørland Main Air Station, part of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.


Fosenhalvøya it one counts as Fosen. Fosen is a landscape in Nord-Trøndelag and Sør Trøndelag and located on the north side of the Trondheimsfjorden. The term Fosen have historically included various municipalities. The district has a total area of 3,446 square kilometers and approximately 25,000 inhabitants, if it is based on the seven municipalities that constitute Fosen industrial region and participates in Fosen Regional Council. Brekstad is the only city on Fosen, located in Ørland. Bjugn, Leksvik, Osen, Rissa, Roan, Ørland and Åfjord.

The region has an exciting variety of landscapes and villages. Farming, fishing and trade are the principal industries. Purely historically this area is also interesting. Fosen has some of the oldest traces of ancient settlement in Norway, from an age more than 11000 years back in the past. The region has played an important part in the development of the country. Its history is mainly the tale of resourceful, toiling people who slowly, but surely laid the foundations of the present days’ prosperity.

Fosen is a land of contrasts. From coastal landscapes with skerries, moors and quiet fjords you can reach beautiful mountains and valleys within a distance of a few kilometres. You will find cultural landscapes, forests, marshes, wild rivers, peaceful lakes and gushing streams. The weather, too, changes almost as quickly as the scenery.

The multitude of plant, animal and bird species makes Fosen a fascinating area for people concerned with nature. Here you can find a wonderland for ornithologists. The country is also perfect for walking tours.


Austråttborgen is a renaissance palace built in 1656 by the wealthy Norweigan chancellor Ove Bjelke. Fru Inger of Austrått who owned the estate in the 16th centuary is the most famous. Today Austråttborgen is owned by the state and has exhibitions, guided tours and concerts etc. About 800 metres from Austråttborgen lies Austråttlunden a protected grove. A network of footpaths wind their way through the natural woodland area where you can observe rare plants and a rich variety of wildlife. Here you can also find Lundahaugen with Austrått fort - an old coastal battery with a triple gun tower brought here by the Germans during their occupation of Norway in the W.W.II.

Austrått Fort at Lundahaugen. Gun installations mounted by the Germans during their occupancy of Norway during WW II. A unique war memorial and a great engineering feat. Reaches 5 stories down into the mountain.

Austrått Manor a renaissance manor from around 1650. Built in 2 levels around a courtyard. The main building is 30 metres high. Chapel from about 1170. Borgstua Cafe. Surrounded by an impressive park.

Austrått Protected Area at Austrått Grove. Wooded area with an extensive network of foot paths. World's most northerly wild winter oak. Interesting bird and plant life.


Moving along the shore to Uthaug and the charming Støgata with buildings from the 1800's. Here you will find the Boathouse Museum, Uthaug Harbour and Guldteigbrygga, but you should not miss the beautiful view out over to Kjeungskjær Lighthouse as you head towards Uthaugsgården. Some of the farm buildings here date back to 1740 and all the furnature inside is authentic giving an atmosphere of how it used to be. Connected to Uthaug you will also find the preserved Husmannsplassen Tinden (old crofters farm) and Trøndelags largest burial mounds at Nøkkelhaugen.

Uthaug Farm at Uthaug center. Built as residence for the dowagers of Austrått. Oldest building erected in 1736. Large main building with an impressive collection of old furniture, textiles and business equipment.

Boathouse Museum, "Naustet" at Uthaug Harbour. Building from the mid-1800's housing a collection of fisherman´s gear.

Tinden. Only preserved cotter's cottage in Ørland. Open Sundays in July - Aug.

Sea Lane (Sjøgata). Quaint lane by the sea with several preserved fishermen's houses, some dating back to the 1800's.


The Kjeungskær lighthouse is located on a tiny island at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden about 3.5 kilometres west of the village of Uthaug and 5 kilometres south of the village of Nes in Bjugn. It was built in 1880 and automated in 1987. Prior to being automated, the operators lived on the lower floors of the building. The lighthouse is lit from July 21st until May 16th every year. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun. The red lighthouse is an octagonal-shaped building that is 20.6 metres tall.


Borgklinten is ruins of an old fortress from tribal migration times. Lookout point. Foot path from parking area.


The local centre, Brekstad, which lies 8 km from the cottage group, has speedy catamarans to the nearest towns, Trondheim and Kristiansund. Brekstad has also  ferry shuttle service across the fjord.

Ørland Church. Stone church from l4th century.


Grandefjæra is an ornithologists paradise - 210 species have been registered.


For hikers Rusasetfjellet has many marked trails.


The strong tidal currents caused by the water that flows in and out of the Trondheimsfjord, bring an abundance of nourishment for a great many kinds of fish, such as coalfish, cod, pollack, haddock, ling and flatfish. The host will be happy to tell you where to find the best angling places and also in every way give you pieces of useful advice.