Crafts, ecology and living history
At Tingvoll you get close to the real stories. Here you can join a weaver's everyday life, see the spa department for the cows, walk into the old general store and into the realm of the earthworms. Yes, even into the church walls! In Tingvoll, they have always had a focus on sustainability, and the businesses have nature as the basis for value creation.
Home of Kraftkar - the world's best cheese
Fifteen minutes from the center of Tingvoll, you will find the family-run dairy farm Tingvollost - known for its Kraftkar cheese, which has won several international awards. The farm shop, which has a Kraftkar guarantee, is open every day except Sunday. Here you get a rich selection of local food, the animals graze around the yard and the outdoor area is well suited for children.
The textile village
The textile tradition at Tingvoll is old and rich. And it still lives. What could be better than experiencing it yourself, from the place where the stories were made? Get an insight into a modern weaver's everyday life and see how all of Norway's bunads and cardigan bands are made. At the family-run ribbon weaving mill Møre Bånd og vev, you can experience local textile history, as well as shop in the factory outlet.
Join the history
Come all the way in - in to the chamber, in to the dark attic or in to the class room. What was it like to live here a hundred years ago? Up in the hillside above Tingvoll you will find the lively Tingvoll Museum, which is open several days a week in the season. This is an authentic farm that is located freely in Lia above Tingvoll. Here you can get a tour of the buildings and get very close to how people lived. If you come outside opening hours, the museum area is open and you can look around on your own.
Since the end of the 1980s, Tingvoll has been an eco-municipality, and the green profile has become part of the peninsula's identity and outward appearance – a niche for growth and development. Tingvoll has cultural monuments that are 4-5,000 years old, and is a wonderful starting point for experiences, both cultural, technological, historical, in the mountains and on the water.
Tingvoll is centrally located in the middle of Nordmøre. The buildings are spread along the shoreline with mountains, forests and smaller valleys leading into the peninsula, with a short distance to nice recreational areas around Kristiansund, Molde and Sunndalsøra. Tingvoll has 2,970 inhabitants (2021) and is a real fjord municipality.
To the east it borders the Halsa and Surnadalsfjords, to the north the Årsundfjord and to the west the Tingvollfjord. It is only to the south, along the short border with Sunndal, that there is mainland. Tingvoll has bus connections to Kristiansund, Molde, Surnadal, Halsa, Trondheim, Sunndal and Oppdal. Ferry connection across Kanestraum to Halsa.