What to do in Snåsa

The Snåsa municipality counts some 2200 inhabitants and is situated in the Norwegian region Nord-Trøndelag. The region capital, Steinkjer, lies some 55 km from the centre in Snåsa, whilte the third biggest city in Norway – Trondheim – is 170 km south of Snåsa along the roads 763 and E6, which leads all the way north to Nordkapp. The geographical middle point of Norway lies just on the border between Steinkjer and Snåsa, in the mountains. The Nord-Trøndelag region gives also as landscape sort of a cross-section of the beauty of Norway; mountains, fjords, and lakes characterize the landscape. You’ll find anything from wilderness over countryside with small farms to the urban flair in Trondheim. This multitude of landscapes offers the visitors a diverse palette off leisure activities, either on the water, in the nature or in the city.

A short hike from the farm brings you to the shore of the lake Snåsavatnet, where a long sandy beach and shallow water invites you to dive in for a swim or just to play in the water.

As well as the lake and the nearby Grana river, only few kilometers away is the Jørstadelva river, which is known for its big trout. In the Namsen and Sanddøla rivers there’s good salmon fishing. There are also big national parks in the area, as well as a zoo with Nordic animals in Namsskogan, only one hour drive awah.

In the community centre of Snåsa is a good grocery store, a gas station, cafes and a museum about the Southern Sami people.

We have added a few links to some of the activities that may interest you in our area:


Saemien Sijte – Sami museum in Snåsa.

In the region the southern sami people, which have status as native people live. Snåsa is a cultural centre for the people, the municipality has the language as official second language, and we have the Saemien Sijte, a museum devoted to the Southern Sami culture and history.


The Bøla rock carvings

Ca 30 km south of Snåsa along the road 763 are some especially natural looking rock carvings from the Neolithic period. They are easily accessable, and are well worth the short detour for people who are interested in the past.



National park „Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella“

Information about hiking, landscape highlights and more you find here:



St. Olav’s path

The pilgrim path St. Olav leads through Snåsa – and leads to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. More information at:



Hikes in Innherred



Namsskogan Family park



Joralf Gjerstad- Snåsamannen/ De varme hendene



Trailer from the movie „Mannen fra Snåsa“



Outdoor activities

Norway is a paradise for outdoor vacationer. Only a few places on earth offer so many opportunities for recreational activities as Norway does.

Whether you are anglers, cyclists, horseback riders, mountaineers, golfers, swimmers, skiers or rafters, in Norway you will find what you are looking for. You have freedom to roam in the nature without asking for permission.

We are ready to assist you during your holiday planning – this applies to the outdoor activities (hiking, cycling and mountain biking, geocaching, canoeing, fishing, animal watching, horseback riding, skiing, winter fun, tobogganing, .. ) as well as about camping etc..