Outdoor recreation paradise in the upper Namdal valley
Namsskogan is situated in the northernmost part of Namdalen bordering Nordland County and has an arm in Børgefjell National Park. Around half the outlying area in the municipality is public land, most of which is state-owned public lands.
The mountain board Namsskogan Fjellstyre manages most of these areas in Namsskogan. The mountain board manages rights of use such as grazing areas, mountain farms, big game hunting and fishing in the state-owned common lands. The mountain board has 17 rental cabins as well as a large number of rowboats, some of which are located near the road and others up in the mountains.
The mountain cabin Stordalshytta
Small game hunting
Namsskogan fjellstyre manages administers small game hunting on an area covering approx. 58,500 hectares. Visit inatur for maps and information about hunting licences. To apply for hunting during regulated periods, please visit the mountain board’s website.
Namsskogan contains more than 800 lakes/small forest lakes and 35 rivers, which offer good fishing opportunities. Trout is the most common fish species, but some of the lakes also contain populations of char.
The river Namsen has its source north-east of the Namsskogan and runs more than 70 km through the entire municipality. The river has an excellent trout population, and fish of 1-3 kg are not uncommon.
It is not a salmon river in Namsskogan, but there is a relict species of salmon, namely the Namsblanken. It seldom weighs more than 2-3 hectograms, but offers good resistance when you get it on the hook.
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