Bjugn  Norway

Bjugn muncipality in Norway has approximately 4.700 inhabitants and covers a area of 383,8 km2. Main industries are Agriculture, fishing, sea farming and other industries. Bjugn is well known for its beautiful scenery with its idyllic coastline and rocky cliffs reaching into the sea. There is ample fishing in the sea, fjords, rivers and lakes. You can wander around Bjugn Bygdatun, Bjugn’s historical village, enjoy the Coastal Heritage Festival in Lysøsund or visit the islands of Tarva, a paradise for bird and plant lovers. From the top of Kopparen, you can study Bjugn and its surroundings and on a clear day get a view of most of Fosen as well as much of Trøndelag.


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. A visit here makes you feel alive!


Valseid, Oksvoll. Protected area with burial cairn and stone circle from the early Iron Ages when Valseid was a strategic point on the coast.


Old trading center at Vallersund. Administrated by the Village Foundation and operated as a collective farm. Biological agriculture with domestic animals, bakery and production of health foods and handicrafts which are sold in the shop on the farm.


Bjugn´s Historical Village lies 3 km. from Botngård. Old farm with 10 buildings, mentionned in records from 1520. Wharf, boathouse with equipment and 25 old boats. Cotter’s cottage shows the living conditions for fishermen and their families around 1900. Exhibitions. Animals. Boat rental.


Impressive mountain ridge, 483m. high with a view of most of Fosen, Hitra and Frøya.


An island group with an unusual landscape and a wide assortment of plants and birds. Ferry from Dypfest, Nes.


If you are looking for good sea fishing, you cannot do any better than Lysøysund, Vallersund, Tarva. The fishing in this area is rich and varied, and it is possible to catch most of the different kinds of fish that live along the coast. In Gjølgavatnet to Teksdalvatnet will you find good fishing waters for Trout, Char and Eel. Oldenelva river by Lysøysundet is a good salmon river. Fishing for the disabled in Botngårdsriver.