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Selbu Local Directory

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Selbu muncipality has approximately 4.100 inhabitants and covers a area of 1.234,8 km2. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Mebonden. Other villages in Selbu include Flora, Fossan, Hyttbakken, Innbygda, Selbustrand, Tømra, and Vikvarvet. If you are looking to experience nature, Selbu can provide the most. Here you will find lowlands, endless fields of forest and mountain ranges wherever you turn. The forests and mountain terrain of Selbu are made for hunting and fishing.

The largest lake in Selbu is Selbusjøen with an area of 60 square kilometres. Another lake in the municipality is Sørungen. The highest mountain in Selbu is Fongen mountain (1,441metre), located inside Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park. The Nea River and Rotla River both flow through the municipality. Farming and forestry have always been important for settling and employment in Selbu. Selbu local council has office facilities in Mebond. The village is also well-known for it´s knitting such as Selbuvott, Selbusokk etc.


What started as a dare became an icon of Norwegian knitting and started a snowball of knitting traditions across the North Atlantic. A Knitting Tradition in black-and-white mittens follows the story of these beautiful mittens and gloves, from folk tradition to major regional industry to national symbol, and passes the tradition on with over 30 patterns taken from actual antiques. Every aspect of business today can be found in the story of Selbu knitting. And above it all, thousands of women and men, using spare moments to create spectacular designs that are as fresh today as they were 150 years ago.


Selbusjø or Selbusjøen is the 17th largest lake in Norway. It is located, primarily in Selbu, although the western end of it lies in Klæbu. The 58.26-square-kilometre lake is the largest lake in Sør-Trøndelag. Selbusjøen (lake) is part of the Nea Nidelv watershed, with the Nea River flowing into it on the eastern end and the Nidelva River flowing out the western end. The villages of Selbustrand, Fossan, Tømra, Trøa, Innbygda, Mebonden, Vikvarvet, and Sjøbygda lie around the lake.


Located in downtown Selbu, near the Selbu church. "Selbu Bygdemuseum", the village museum, is home to a large collection of objects representing the core of a rich cultural history in the field of craftsmanship. For more than 300 years, Selbu had - among other things - a highly successful millstone industry in the mountains, at one point employing as many as 300 working men in the winter months.


Selbu museum of knitting is located in the same building. The museum of knitting shows the history of the knitting craft, dating back to around the year 1850. Selbu-knitting is an important part of Selbu's cultural history, with Selbu mittens and the Selbu rose pattern being familiar to most! Traditionaly, Marit Emstad (born Guldseth in 1841) is held to be the inventor of the Selbu knitting style. At 16 years of age, she knitted her first pair of "two-thread mittens" with a complete rose pattern adorning the whole of the mitten. Today, the Selbu rose has become a world-renowned trademark of Selbu.


This collection contains a wide range of objects related to Norwegian radio history. The main focus is on Edda Radiofabrikk AS, located in Trondheim and ranked as the 4th largest radio manufacturer in the post-WWII period. Today, Edda is the most well-documented radio factory in Norway. The museum also houses a wide range of objects produced by Tandberg, Radionette and Salve Staubo, as well as the remaining Norwegian manufacturers.

The museum is a lively facility, featuring many recordings and music from 1920 to 1970. In addition to the radio section, there is a collection of jukeboxes and records from the glory days of 1940-1960, as well as several different playing machines from the period before radio transmissions were a reality. The museum contains thousands of objects, and is also home to a fully licensed café.


Bromoen is one of the oldest tenant farms in the area. An experience from life on Kvernfjell and the copper works period of Selbu around 1730, as well as the activity in an 1860s tenant farm. Groups are welcome for tours; coffee and "kakakaku" is served.


The farmyard of Kalvåa, located a short distance from Selbu (towards Tydal), is a rural professions museum. The farmyard is a reconstruction of an old residential site, and is surrounded by several old buildings, among others a mountain lodge used as a recreation room during the period of millstone extraction. The farmyard itself has developed into an arena for outdoor plays.


The main route used by the pilgrims went through Selbu and led the pilgrims on their journey from Uppsala in Sweden to the Nidaros cathedral to be blessed and receive absolution. This route is called The great Rombo path. A local guide can tell you about the pilgrim history of Selbu.


Downtown, you will find the Selbu church, which is more than 800 years old - and one of Trøndelag´s largest country churches. The old stone building is home to renowned acoustics, and has been used for concerts and recordings by many famous Norwegian performers. "Road church" open in the summer season. Selbu church is definitely worth a visit, whether you are looking for religious services, artistic experiences or merely a moment to reflect.


Since 1994, the "M/S Jøvra" has provided charter trips on the Selbu lake in summer. "Jøvra" is also an excellent venue for various special events.


By paddling a canoe down the Nea river, you will experience nature up close. A local guide can take you down the river in approximately 3 hours. You will see the wonderful nature of Selbu and experience the avian life along the Nea. There are also rowboats available for rent from Selbusjøen Country Hotel (Selbusjøen Hotell & Gjestegård), as well as Marienborg Camping.


The beach Vikaengene is the longest beaches in Selbu. Vikaengene is an eldorado for swimming in Selbu, with 5 kilometers of beautiful sandy beachfront on the Selbu lake. Årsøya recreational park and the Selbu horse track are right nearby.


Selbu is an Eldorado for hunters! With the proper permits, you can small game hunt in magnificent surroundings around Selbusjøen and Nea.


There are almost limitless fishing opportunities in Selbu - from the centrally located Selbu lake to the many smaller bodies of water scattered around the area. Selbu borders to both Selbusjøen and Garberg River, and is an Eldorado for anglers. It is Trout, char and pike in Selbusjøen. Nea is known as an excellent fishing river for fly fishing, lures and live bait. Proximity to mountains gives ample opportunity for sports fishing. In the summer of 2011 was a day taken 9 pike from 4 to 9.6 kg in a few hours. Fishing licenses are sold at the individual fishing areas (often from self-service toll boxes), as well as the tourist office and some stores.


Selbu Golfclub is a golf course with 9 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies close to Moslett.