All the islands in the sea west of Frøya have their own special character and history. But they all have the coastal culture and the ocean, as a way of living in common.

Froan, which consists of many of the islands out there, is a nature reserve and a conservation area, which is also a Ramsar site. This means that it is especially protected because of its value for birds and wildlife. It is forbidden to go ashore in the Froan nature reserve from April 1 to August 10.

Sletringen lighthouse

Sletringen lighthouse

Sletringen

The Sletringen lighthouse is close toTitran on the western part of the island of Frøya. It is Norway’s tallest lighthouse at 45 meters. The light has a range of 18.5 nautical miles. It was automated in 1993.

Titran

Titran is situated west on the island of Frøya. Here you will find many beautiful buildings in a small village by the Atlantic ocean. The country’s first wind farm was completed here in 1986. A tragical accident happened in the year of 1899, when 140 fishermen drowned in a hurricane during one night.

Titran at mainland Frøya

Titran at mainland Frøya

Stop by the Gaustad wharf with cafe Isaac Gaustad eftf. It has been renovated in old style. Years ago there was a large shop here and crowds of people when the fishermen gathered. The fishing village of Titran was one of the most important in central Norway with its good harbor. At times it accommodated dozens of boats and hundreds of fishermen.

Visit Stabben Fort, a fortification from the World War II. See the cannon positions and bunkers. In the command tower there is a museum of war equipment, maps and weapons. Kystmuseet has guided tours in the summer.

Sula

Sula

Sula

Sula (Frøya) is called “the City in the Ocean“. The houses are in a flat landscape that rises from the the Atlantic ocean as you approach. Sula once was an important fishing village with all the social institutions provided.

The first lighthouse at Sula was from 1793, while the current one is from 1909. It lies on the island’s highest point, Sulahaugen, 35 meters above sea level.

Visit Terna Pub & Leia Havkro for a good meal.

You get to Sula by speedboat from Dyrøya at Frøya.

Bogøy

At Bogøya (Frøya) there are fine walking trails and excellent conditions for fishing and diving. Bogøya consists of the two islands Bogøy and Smaløy, which are connected with a hanging bridge. Bogøya has about 15 permanent residents. “Supen Pøbb” is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

Mausund

Mausund

Mausund

Mausund is the most densely populated island west of Frøya with around 250 inhabitants. Here are fish landing facilities, a school, and a indoor swimming pool. On the island there are traces of human activity as far back as the Stone Age.

Measured in number of fishing vessels in operation, Mausund is the largest fishing village in mid Norway.

There is a shop and accommodations are available at “Mausundgløtt” and “Den muntre Matros“.

Vingleia

Vingleia lighthouse is north of mainland Frøya, not far from Mausund. The name is probably derived from “the route that is exposed to wind.” The lighthouse was set up in 1921. It is possible to stay overnight at the lighthouse.

Gjæsingen

Gjæsingen is located in Froan, Frøya. This place once had nearly 200 residents, two fish landing facilities and much activity. Today there are three residents living here.

Sørburøy

Sørburøy is the largest island in Froan. Sørburøy is almost divided into two, and the northern part of the island is called the North Island. Most of the 40 residents live on the North Island where there are shops and wharfs. See their Facebook Page.

Sauøy

Sauøy

Sauøy

On Sauøy there is the Froan chapel from 1904 – a great church building facing the Atlantic ocean. There are pastures and cultivated land with sheep. Many people like to come here during the summer.

Finnværet

Finnværet lighthouse (Frøya) is located northwest in the Froan archipelago. An organization is working with the maintenance of the lighthouse. They try to save the lighthouse and start ecotourism.

Halten

Halten

Halten

At Halten you can stay for holidays in a clean marine environment. The former fishing village is located in the  eastern part of the archipelago Froan. Halten lighthouse was built in 1875 and became no longer manned in 2005.

The foundation “Halten Nekolai Dahls Minne” manages the properties in this fishing village. The foundation will help to maintain and develop the islands and the fishing village Halten into a vibrant and active cultural experience.

Getting there – Boat transportation

Wold Kysttransport
Opplev Frøya
Coastrafting
Crazy Coyote
Mausundgløtt

 

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