Scattered off the coast of Norway, Frøya is the westernmost municipality in Trøndelag. It encompasses several thousand small islands centred around the main island of Frøya, which is connected to neighbouring Hitra via the 5,305-metre-long Frøya Tunnel.
Things to do
Serving as the administrative centre of Frøya is the village of Sistranda, which overlooks the Norwegian Sea on the east coast of Frøya Island. Admire the beautifully preserved Frøya Bygdetunet that dates back to the early 19th century and browse the exhibition “Frøya Through the Ages” on display at the Town Hall. If you need to stretch your legs, hiking trails lead to the lakes of Hammarvatnet and Litlvatnet.
Rising atop an islet off the west coast of Frøya is Norway’s tallest lighthouse, the Slettringen fyr, a 45-metre-high cast-iron tower brightly painted with red and white stripes. Constructed in 1899, it was automated in 1993 and now flashes twice every 15 seconds. Like many lighthouses in Norway’s north, it’s not in operation between mid-May and mid-July due to the midnight sun.
Jump aboard a ferry to visit Sula, a quintessential Norwegian fishing village that sprawls across four adjacent islands connected by small bridges. Learn about the long-established history of the Sula Lighthouse and visit the charming Sula Chapel nestled below. This whitewashed wooden church was designed by Martin Pettersen in 1925 and was built on the site of a 15th-century church that was relocated to Frøya Island in 1755.
Frøya is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Trondheim Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Regular ferries connect from Trondheim and Kristiansund to Hitra, from where buses travel to Frøya. Charter flights are available to Flatval Airport on Frøya and ferries connect to the outer islands.