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Gateway to Trollheimen

Surnadal is perfect for those who love the outdoors and fresh experiences. Here you will find many gateways to Trollheimen. With the Fjord route on one side of the valley and Trollheimen's grid on the other side. In addition to the marked routes of the Tourist Associations, there are an infinite number of marked and unmarked tours that are worth taking in the municipality. Some tours can be found in the "UT app", others in Friluftsrådets app "Morotur". Some tours are best discovered by striking up a conversation with one of the village's residents. At the same time, you get a taste of the very distinctive dialect spoken in the area.

Salmon fishing

Surna has long been one of Norway's best salmon rivers, but there are several rivers to fish in this municipality. You also get good fishing opportunities in the mountains and in the fjords.


If you need a breather, you can head to the chalk-white beach - Kalkstranda or relax in the summer cafe at the Svinvika Arboretum. In this garden you can experience several hundred species of rhododendron and fine forest paths among mighty trees. The magnificent rhododendron bloom in spring is an experience out of the ordinary and the Svinvik Arboretum is a public attraction all summer.


In the old municipal center Surnadalsøra you can experience an old rural town. Here, the houses are close together along a street reminiscent of shoemakers' street. Today, the place is known for its artistic community and here you will find both craft sales and permanent exhibitions.

Cornfields, flocks of sheep and cows grazing are everyday sights in Surnadal. The valley is wide and lush and suitable for cultivation. Here you can buy herbal honey from Svealia, organic vegetables from Oppistua Øye, local pig from Sylte Gårdsslakteri and much more.

The new municipal centre

The Skei center is located where the roads between Kristiansund, Sunndal and Trondheim meet. Here is the municipal hall and most necessary facilities such as a doctor, pharmacy, shops, tourist information, petrol stations, library, cinema, fitness centre, catering and more. The municipality had 5,872 inhabitants in 2021.

In the neighboring valley Todalen, the river Toåa comes down from Trollheimen and meets the fjord down at the village center with its wood industry and businesses. Todals pine is known for its size and has been used as mast timber and for furniture production.

Beyond Halsa is Bæverfjord - another one of the river valleys that leads into Surnadalsfjorden. Bøvra is a good small salmon river, and the campsite has good fishing spots between the cabins.

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Articles written by our team of local guides and experts to give you an insight into the range of experiences to explore in the Northwest region. Figure out what you would like to see on your trip and then add specific activities, accomodation, places to eat and transport in your custom trip planner.

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