Inderøy has one of the country’s most beautiful cultural landscapes, which together with the sea and special light at Inderøy, has inspired artists and authors for many hundreds of years.

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Inhabitants: 6 827
Size: 379,62 km2
Highest mountain: Storknuken mountain 505 moh
Largest water: Lake Meltingen
Municipality centre: Straumen

Read on for information about Inderøy municipality and we give you an overview of experiences at Inderøy and along the Golden Road and where you can sleep and eat well. Welcome!

Inderøy stretches from the E6 motorway over the fertile peninsula in the Trondheimsfjord via the strait of Skarnsundet to Mosvik on the Fosen Peninsula. Mosvik became part of Inderøy in 2012. The agriculture, forestry and cultural traditions are strong here.

Inderøy has one of Norway’smost beautiful cultural landscapes, which together with the sea and special light at Inderøy, has inspired artists and authors for hundreds of years. Inderøy is centrally located, just 1,5 hrs drive from both Trondheim and Namdalen. The lush peninsula also has a long shore line, great outdoor recreational areas and is rich in history. The E6 motorway passes through the municipality and Inderøy is close to both Trondheim Airport Værnes and the railway line.

View from the Restaurant Øyna with panoramic views of the Borgenfjord and the Trondheimfjord. Photo: Will Lee Wright

Straumen town centre

The municipal centre, Straumen, gained its name from one of the strongest tidal currents in the country – in the narrow strait between the Trondheimfjorden and the Borgenfjorden. In the cozy and idyllic town centre you will find galleries, cafés and nice niche shops. The little red-painted 1700s house Klokkarstu (which houses the cafe and second-hand shop Kjerringa me ‘Straumen) is here, together with Nils Aas Kunstverksted (art workshop and museum), Gallery Mitsel, Inderøy Landhandleri, Inderøy Butchery shop, the Internet café E @, Marens Bakery and Jostu gift and cande shop. The old Rødbrygga also tells its story to the restaurant guests.

The Muustrø Park is an idyllic place in the municipal centre of Straumen. Here you can use all your senses as you wander along the path. Large and small sculptures by Nils Aas and a mill are some of the attractions. The house Ringstu is among Inderøy’s oldest preserved buildings and is situated in the middle of the park. At the mouth of the river ”Grana” you can stroll over the Muusbrua bridge from 1816 – to the sound of the sculpture ‘Flounder’ by Nils Aas.

Mosvik is situated on the other side of the Skarnundet bridge and facilities include Mosvik Brygge restaurant, Jekta Fjrodstue pub and restaurant, Tante Pose cafe, haridressers and grocery store.Mosvik museum is located in the old Grande school and feature an exhibition of old agricultural implements from the village, among other things.

The rich soil and high skies above Inderøy provide excellent produce for the small scale food farmers. Inderøysodd which is produced in Straumen, is a popular variation of the traditional Trønder dish.

Den Gyldne Omvei / The Golden Road

The stretch of road known as The Golden Road takes you through beautiful cultural landscape along county road Fv761/FV755 (with detours) in Inderøy municipality, and has a multitude of interesting sites with many family activities. Locally produced food, special places to stay and dine, local artists, exhibitions and attractions are among the experiences on The Golden Road.


Inderøy og Den Gyldne Omvei er godkjent som bærekraftig reisemål. Det indikerer et verdisett hvor opplevelser og utvikling skjer med omtanke for historie, lokalbefolkning og neste generasjon.


The Skarnsund bridge connects Mosvik at the Fosen-peninsula to the rest of Inderøy. This is one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges, where the characteristic red cables reach into the sky like a gigantic harp. Under the bridge, in the Skarnsundet Strait, you will find a favourite diving and fishing area. The orange sea plants give the impression of more tropical waters. The Skarnsundet strait connecs the two fjords Trondheimsfjorden and Beitstadfjorden. The bridge was listed for protection in 2008 by the National Antiquarian. Close to the bridge is Skarnsundet Fjord Centre, of interest for fishing enthusiasts.


Enjoy one of the many cultural -and hiking trails in Inderøy. Try the cultural trail Straumen-Vangshylla, the Northugrunden, Letnes Cultural Trail or the trail up to Storknuken Mountain.

Experience Inderøy by bike

Many also choose a biking holiday in Inderøy. On bike or by feet, explore ancient thoroughfares from fjord to fjord and through beautiful landscape interspersed with burial mounds and monoliths. Between hiking and cycling you have plenty of time for gallery visits, shopping and enjoying good food.

National bike route no. 1

The national bike route “the coastal route” follows the coast from Svinesund to Kirkenes and at Innherred the route passes through Meltingen and Inderøy to Steinkjer and onwards alont the coastal Road “Kystriksveien”..

If you are visiting in the winter, we recommend visiting Petter Northug ski stadium close to Straumen, Vårlonken in Mosvik or Solbergrunden ski trail in Framverran.

SDS HANSTEEN – The worlds oldest steam sail ship

SDS Hansteen sets out on its journey on the Trondheimfjord the weekend of 31. July and on 1. Aug., Hansteen arrives in Inderøy. Come and welcome Hansteen when it docks, or join for one day or two or the whole voyage.