This is a beautiful area for walking, skiing and skating. Be active, feel the energy of the outdoors and enjoy your trip
A hiking trail between Mastad and Sørbotn. Mastadveien is the oldest road on the island. This actually used to be a post road that made it easier for the postman to get to Nordbotn when he came on his rowing boat from Ansnes. The road has been adapted for the needs of a hiking trail. It is perfect for families with small children and suitable for baby carriages and bicycles. Parking lot in Sørbotn by the information board.
A road and path that stretch around Osneset in Mastad. Road and walking path from Kattholet, towards Navarholet and around Osneset. Closest parking lot by the fork junction of the Fv 714 and the Fv 365 in Vikerdalen.
3.The Butter Route «Smørveien»
A path between Vågan and the Fjellværvatnet lake. The early inhabitants of Akset took this road to bring butter to Fjellvær, hence the name of the route Those who live on the Fjellvær side called the path Torvveien (The Peat Way), because for them the road lead to the peat land in the area of Øren. Nice walking path through a varied landscape. Parking lot in Vågan.
4.Fjellværøy firing range
A firing range in Aksetdalen. The Aksetdalen firing range on Fjellværøy houses the Fjellværøy rifle club. The shooting hall with indoor air rifle range is used in the fall, winter and spring. The outdoor range has a an approved facility for 100 m, 200 m and 300 m. Electronic targets for 100 m and 200 m. Closest parking lot at the shooting hall.
A path that goes up to the top of Haggelbjøra mountain. Haggelbjøra is the highest mountain on the Fjellværøya island. A nice hike up the mountain brings you to the summit with a fantastic view on the Trondheimsleia strait, Agdenes, Ørland and Bjugn in the southeast and east, and on Fillan and Hitra in the southwest. Because the mountain is right on the coast of the Fillfjord, you feel as if the sea was right under your feet. The name Haggelbjøra is difficult to explain, but its last part is probably a form of ”bjørga”, which means ”mountain”. The way to the parking lot by the main road is marked.
A path that goes from Sætra to Gjertrudvatnet lake. A round trip from the Fv 365 Fjellværsøyveien by Gjertrudvatnet to Sæterveien, via Mellomsætra, Sætra and, next, up to Sørsætra. About 200 meters from Sørsætra, take the path to the left, over Moa and back to Gjertrudvatnet. The hike can be combined with a trip to the local guide post (Kjentmannsposten) on Haggelbjøra. Parking lot by Kjentmannsposten towards Haggelbjøra, about 400 meters west of the path.
A path that goes between Fjellvær and Fjellværvatnet/Gammelsetra. Kleiva is the old path between Fjellvær and Gammelsetra. This is a part of the old Torvveien that goes across the island from Fjellvær to Øren. Kleiva was used more often than the whole road. Considering its short length, the path leads though a varied landscape of cultivated land, forest, mountains and lakes. Parking lot by Gammelsetra or Kaia on Fjellvær.
A path between Fjellvær and Nordbotten. Kirkeveien goes between Fjellvær and Nordbotten and was built after the church had been constructed in 1900, so that the churchgoers would not have to travel by sea. The path begins by Strupen west of Storvågbukta and goes to Botnvågen at the feet of three mountains – Storvågfjellet, Jaklafjellet and Dyrafjellet. You can follow the marked path to the top of Storvågfjellet or over Stormyra and down to Dammen. When you go on the side of Fjellvær, the last detour is the one to Bussekaillstua. Summits with wonderful views nearby Storvågfjellet, Jaklafellet and Dyrafjellet. Parking lot by the quay in Fjellvær.
Outermost sand beach on Reksa. A nice sand beach with the view on the mainland. Beautiful in summer and in winter. Parking lot by the turnaround.
A cave by Kjerkveien between Fjellvær and Nordbotn. Bussekaillstua is not easy to find for first-time visitors. Bussekailler who inhabited the cave in the Middle Ages liked it exactly for this reason. They were outlawed sailors who used boats called Buss. Originally, Bussekailler sailed far into the Mediterranean Sea to get supplies of expensive goods like wine, spices and silk for the church and the wealthy. Some of these sailors were left behind and became pirates. They settled down in caves located from the Bay of Biscay to Scandinavia.
Marked path to the cave, about 500 meters along Dyrafjellveien from the intersection of Nordbotnveien and Dyrafjellveien. The road goes over to a path after about 250 meters. The summits with beautiful views in the area are Jaklafellet, Dyrafjellet and Storvågfjellet in the direction of Fjellvær. You can reach them by taking Kirkveien towards Fjellvær. Parking lot by the quay in Fjellvær or by the Nordbotn church.
Storvågfjellet is located in Fjellvær by the Storvågen bay. Storvågfjellet rises 90 m above the sea level right over Storvågen bay. Beautiful view from the top on Fjellvær in the south and Kråkvåg in the east. Marked path to the top the mountain. Other nearby mountains with wonderful views are Jaklafellet and Dyrafjellet in the direction of Nordbotn. You can reach them by taking Kirkveien towards Nordbotn. Parking lot by the quay in Fjellvær.
Former school by the Fjellværvatnet lake. There is a handball court, a football field and a lighted ski track by the school. The ski track is prepared if weather conditions allow it. The area by the lake is adapted for visitors – a bathing pier and an outdoor grill are available. In winter, the lake is nice for skating. Parking lot by the school at Gammelsætra.
Kvitsand is situated about 1 km east of Nordbotn along Kvitsanveien. Sand beach, available for bathing. Parking lot by Nordbotn church.
You can’t miss visiting the Nordbotn church when in Nordbotn.
Nordbotn church has until recently been called a chapel. The church was built in the period of population growth. At that time, a trip to Fillan church involved quite a strenuous travel by sea. The lot for the church was donated by kaptain and merchant Johannes Skarsvaag. He was a zealous advocate of building the church in Norbotn and managed to spread his enthusiasm among the tenant farmers from Fjellværsøya and Ulvøya. After some debates (for instance on relocating the Fillan church) and money-raisings, the plans were bought from Carl Julius Bergstrøm and permissions were received. They say that the chapel, the way it was at the time, was built in Bangsund nearby Namsos and transported to Nordbotn under the supervision of the master builder who also supervised the construction of the chapel. The chapel was consecrated on December 4th, 1900. This is a wooden long church with about 300 seats. It has a tower in its western part, a rectangular nave and a polygonal chancel area surrounded by small sacristies.
The altarpiece has a copy of Adolph Tidemand’s painting Resurrection from Bragernes church, here painted by Conrad Valeur. The pulpit (in the northern part of the chancel arch) is the same age as the church and the architect designed it. There is a baptismal font with a brass baptismal bowl in the church.
Two graveyards belong to the church. The older one was established in 1897 and is located about 50 meters from the chapel. The other graveyard is situated by the klokkergården in Botnvika a bit further down to the road. This graveyard was put to use in 1926.
Parking lot by the church.
The path from the graveyard in Botnvika. A trail that goes from Botnvika around Jobotn and back to the main road by Ørnheia. Parking lot by the graveyard.
16.The War Cabin (Krigshytta)
A view point on the top of Knarrlagsvarden. An old observation post that the locals called the German’s cabin/ the war cabin/ the watchman cabin. A well-trodden path from the school. Excellent viewpoint. You can go on top of the mountain by the cairn and take the path down to the building material store for a detour. Parking lot by Knarrlagsund School.
17.The Ulvøy Path (Ulvøystien)
To reach the Ulvøy path, drive from Fjellværøya to Ulvøya over the bridge. Turn to Selvågan right after crossing the bridge. Ulvøystien is a well-marked round trip trail stretching as far as to Frohavet. From the departure point at the parking lot, follow the path to the top west of the cabin area. This summit is the highest point of the trip (50 masl) and has a beautiful view on Frøya, Tarva, Kopparn in Bjugn and more. From there, the path turns to the west and goes along the sea among the smooth rock slopes, waterline rocks and cracks. The path is well marked with red Ts, poles and signs. There are also bridges, stairs and ropes on the most demanding stretches. Almost halfway through the path, you will find the local guide post (Kjentmannsposten) and a trim book, where you can write your name. At one point, the trail turns towards the center of the island and follows the heath back to the departure point at the parking lot. Mind the slippery parts close to the sea during wet weather. The parking lot is located about 800 m from the intersection towards Selvågan, on the left side of the road (the north side) at the end of the field.
18.Innerløypa with Lauvdalen
A path from Selvågan and back to Knarrlagsund school. The same departure point as for Ulvøystien. The path leads through the coastal heath, the tractor road to Sommerstadsvatnet, via Lauvdalsvatnet and back to Knarrlagsund school. The path is partly marked. Parking lot at the beginning of Ulvøystien or by Knarrlagsund school.
Sand beach in Selvågan. A wonderful beach with white sand at the end of the road in Selvågan. Parking lot at the end of the road in Selvågan.
20.Grindskarvatnet and Vikavatnet
Lakes along the road to Ulvan. We recommend coming here in winter when the ice is safe. Local enthusiasts do an excellent job preparing the ice for ice hockey. Parking lot by the lake.
An eastbound road and path from Storvollen on Ulvan. The terrain is flat and a nice ski track is prepared in good weather conditions. The trail is child-friendly and has no steep hills. Parking by the salmon harvesting plant in Ulvan.