The Værnes region stretches from Tydal on the Swedish border, via “Lykkelandet” Selbu, to Stjørdal by the Trondheimsfjord.

Wonderful nature, salmon and trout fishing and historical attractions make Værnes an exciting destination.

Short distances between towns, villages and mountains mean you can enjoy a lot of adventures in a short time. The region is a hub for highways E6 and E14 and the site for Trondheim’s airport Værnes, and therefore easy to reach.

Natural adventures

Outdoors enthusiasts will find fantastic mountains and countryside in the region. The Nea, northern Europe’s best trout river, and Stjørdalselva is known as a good salmon river. Meråker has a great alpine ski centre with a fun park and half pipe, as well as an extensive network of cross-country ski trails. Selbu and Tydal are a paradise for hunters, anglers and hikers.

At Selbusjøen Lake you will find the best bathing beach in Trøndelag – Vikaengene with several kilometers of children-friendly sandy beach. The Nea, northern Europe’s best trout river, awaits those of you who prefer to fish. There are also innumerable lakes abundant in fish.

You can walk along marked trails, go skiing on groomed pistes, or go cycling in challenging terrain. Tydal is rich in history and has longstanding traditions as a tourist destination. The paths that took pilgrims through the village on their way to Nidaros as early as the 1000s, have now been restored and attract hikers to the nature reserve at Sylan and Neadalen.

Hunting, fishing and the outdoor life are natural ingredients for those seeking the good life in Tydal.

Horseback riding has been one of the most popular activities for many years, but hiking in Sylan is also an adventure you really should try.

Cultural pastimes

Steinvikholm castle has an exciting history and every summer a midnight opera performance in the castle ruins. Selbu is famous for handicrafts, particularly the rose knitting pattern Selburosa. You can get to know the history of Selbu knitwear at Selbu folk museum, and you can buy the handknitted mittens at Selbu Husflid home crafts shop.

The festival Blues in Hell attracts top national and international blues artists. Selbu has an accordion festival and a lively summer festival.

In Tydal the “Karoliner Pageant” (Karolinerspelet is set up every other year , recounting a part of the dramatic chapter of history when Norway and Sweden were at war with each other in the 1700s.

Read more about activities and accommodation in Stjørdal.

Read more about activities and accommodation in Meråker.

Read more about activities and accommodation in Sylan in Tydal.