The Fosen peninsula is a land of contrasts. Within just a few kilometres the coastal landscape of islands and sheltered fjords changes to heather meadows, steep mountains and valleys. Between the extremes you will find cultural landscapes, forests, wild rivers and mellow streams and lakes. With its rich and varied animal, bird and plant life, Fosen is a fascinating destination for outdoor pursuits. It also boasts many interesting historical sights such as churches, castles and caves.

North Fosen – Osen, Roan, Åfjord

The northern part of Fosen has a lot to offer those who love nature, culture and history. Here you will find museums, giant caves such as Harbakhula and Halvikhula, old lighthouses, heritage trails and fishing festivals. The landscape is varied, with everything from a calm coastal and island realm to tall, steep mountains. The sea centre Stokkøya Sjøsenter in Åfjord, famous for its combination of food, architecture and one of Trøndelag’s finest sandy beaches, is well worth a visit.

Outer Fosen – Bjugn, Ørland

Bjugn and Ørland have lots of beautiful nature on offer, particularly for biking and hiking enthusiasts, who can choose from a large network of prepared trails. The area also boasts great fishing, as well as several historical
attractions, such as the Austråttborgen castle og Austrått Fort. At Grandefjæra outside Brekstad in Ørland is a wonderful bird-watching area, with a newly built facility for photographers.

Inner Fosen – Rissa, Leksvik, Mosvik

Rissa offers a number of attractions for those interested in history, including Reins monastery, the coastal heritage museum Kystens Arv and the historical and beautiful harbour area in Råkvågen. Leksvik boasts a varied lanscape with great opportunities for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Here you will also find Munkstigen, northern Europe’s longest climbing trail. In Mosvik in the north-east of Fosen you can enjoy wonderful
nature both in the mountains and by the fjord, and visit several historical sights such as churches and rock carvings.

Fishing in Fosen

Fosen is known for its excellent fishing, both in the fjords and at sea. You can fish from the shore in many places, but all over Fosen you can hire a boat, or perhaps join the locals on their boats. On the mainland side of Fosen you can access the Trondheimsfjord, which has great conditions for fjord fishing from both land and boats. The most common fish species are cod, coalfish, pollock and catfish. The Stordalselva river in Åfjord is one of  Norway’s very best small salmon rivers, so if you are looking for a variety of fish, Fosen has a lot to offer.

Tourist offices and sports shops can help with information about fishing, boat hire, organised tours, equipment hire etc.

Bessaker Liv og Røre

Bessaker is renowned for offering a great fishing holiday on the Trøndelag coast. It is situated along the main shipping lane but is sheltered from the ocean by numerous exciting islands and skerries. We offer 9 accommodation units with 7 beds each. Self-catering and separate fish-cleaning facilities. Freezer. Boat (17 foot) with 40 horsepower engine and echo sound/plotter included with each accommodation unit. Opportunities for fishing trip in a large timber boat for up to 11 people. Sale of fishing equipment. Grocery store and pub nearby.

N-7190 Bessaker – see map
Tel. +47 72 53 64 32 / +47 917 43 513


Located on the tip of the Fosen peninsula, Bakkan-Wahl is just 25 km from Ørlandet’s airport and an ideal resort for holidaymakers in search of fishing and outdoor activities. You can stay in an apartment or a house. We have a total of 8 houses sleeping 50 people in all. We also offer function rooms for up to 40 people. 18 boats for hire, good standard and 30-50 horsepower engines. Fishing equipment for hire.

N-7165 Oksvoll – see map
Tel. +47 72 52 72 53 – 906 06 900

Rønsholmen Brygger

Rønsholmen Brygger is located in the municipality of Ørland at the tip of the Fosen peninsula close to the Trondheim fjord and coastal shipping lane. The commercial centre of Brekstad, with fast ferry connections to Trondheim and Kristiansund and a cross-fjord ferry, is just 8 km from the resort. Rønsholmen has a private marina with good boats suitable for fishing in these waters. The boats are fitted with echo sound and map plotters. The resort is ideal for sea anglers. It is close to a nature reserve with a rich bird life. The resort has 6 sherman’s huts and 2 small apartments fully equipped for self catering. Each hut is elegantly furnished and sleeps 5–6 people. The reception sells fishing equipment and there is a jetty with fish-cleaning and freezing facilities and a smoke room.

N-7130 Brekstad – see map
Tel. +47 926 05 187

Vågan Feriegård

Situated on Linesøya, at the tip of the Fosen peninsula, Vågan Feiregård offers good and varied fishing just a short distance away from the best fishing places. The island is also home to a rich bird and plant life. We offer accommodation in apartments sleeping 6–8 people. The apartments comprise a double bedroom and a loft with single beds. The main building has 4 bedrooms. Each apartment comes with an 18 or 19 foot boat (30–50 horsepower). We also have a separate drying room, sauna and filleting facilities. Good conditions for diving, there are several shipwrecks in the area.

N-7176 Linesøya – see map
Tel +47 72 53 10 11 – 918 11 344

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