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Namsos

The reconstruction city of Namsos

Namsos is the major town of commerce in the Namdal region, a rock and roll / cultural city with long standing traditions in the timber industry. The city has several shopping centres and a pleasant city centre with galleries and speciality shops. Namsos is the largest city in Namdalen. It was in 1845 that the Parliament decided that a city would be built here. Today, Namsos is an important centre of commerce for all of Namdalen and parts of Helgeland. Namsos has burned down several times and in 1940, the city was bombed by the Nazis.

Namsos is a typical reconstruction city on par with Steinkjer and Bodø, which form the start and end points of the coastal route - Kystriksveien.

In Namsos you can visit Norway's only museum for steam-operated sawmills, Spillum Dampsag og Høvleri, which has been operating in the same way for 40 years. You should also visit Namsalsmuseet, the district museum for the whole Namdalen area, where the exhibitions include Norway's only historical collection of hospital equipment.

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Cycling in Namsos and the Namdal coast

Bicycles can be rented at Scandic Rock City via the Namsos Bicycle Center. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel and pack a nutritious packed lunch in your bag. The bikes and what you need are already outside the hotel, ready for a new day and new adventures.

Kystriksveien

Island hopping by bike in Mid – Norway

Island hopping by bike in Mid – Norway Experience Norway’s most exciting and spectacular island – Leka, beautiful Abelvær, and the protected fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan. In this suggested tour, which can be done in 4-6 days, you hop from highlight to highlight along the Namdal Coast. Booking and details -> Tourdescription The combination of …

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Sykling i Namsos. Foto: Olav Breen
Sykling i Namsos. Foto: Olav Breen

Attractions in Namsos

Kafé Lensmannsgården - accomodation

Kafé Lensmannsgården - accomodation

A creative oasis just beside the road. Café, crafts, art, gift and interior design shop. Here you can find unique accommodaton as well.

The Norwegian Sawmill museum

The Norwegian Sawmill museum

The Norwegian Sawmill museum, Spillum Dampsag & Høvleri, is one of 14 national technical industrial heritages. A visit will take you back to the 1800s and you will see the machines that are still in operation.

Namdalsmuseet

Namdalsmuseet

Namdalsmuseet is located in the centre of Namsos. The museum contains 24 houses and over 13 000 objects and photos, in different themes.

Art Museum NordTrøndelag

Art Museum NordTrøndelag

The Art Museum NordTrøndelag is situated in Namsos, close to the centre of the city.

Oasen, swimming facility

Oasen, swimming facility

Northern Europe’s largest swimming facility in the mountain. Here you can explore the various activities, without thinking about the weather, because here it is nice weather all the time.

Lodging in Namsos

Namsos camping

Namsos camping

At Namsos camping you will find cabins of all sizes, parking places for caravans/house trailers, and of course tent places. A 4 star campsite.

Scandic Rock City Namsos

Scandic Rock City Namsos

Stay at Norway’s first rock hotel and experience Rock City – a resource and visitor centre for professional music.

Tino's Hotel

Tino's Hotel

Tino’s Hotell is located in Namsos city centre and is a genuine family hotel in many ways. A hotel for families and equally so for couples and individual guests, but also a family-operated hotel where the second generation of the Fortunato family carries on the family spirit.

Himmelhøy Treetop Cabin

Himmelhøy Treetop Cabin

Welcome to an unforgettable stay right under the tree tops. Himmelhøy ("Sky high") is located only 30 minutes north of Namsos. Here you can stay in Konglehytta, close to nature.

Transportation

Namsos serves as the traffic hub connecting Fv17 and Fv769. There is a connection to Trondheim via ExpressBus, bus service to Steinkjer and Levanger with train connections to Trondheim. Regional airport serviced by Widerøe. Express boat service to Jøa, Abelvær, Rørvik and Leka.

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Bus

Regular bus service to Namsos from Trondheim/Steinkjer (Trønderekspressen). Northbound bus service via Grong to Brønnøysund.

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Express Boat

The express boat takes you to the island Jøa, Abelvær, Rørvik and Leka. The most efficient way to travel to Rørvik/Leka and ideal if you are cycling.

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Air

Regional airport serviced by Widerøe - connections to Trondheim and Rørvik.

Namsos airport