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Skaun in Norway Skaun municipality coat of arms


224,2 km2

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Skaun is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county and a part of the Orkdalen region. Skaun muncipality has approximately 7.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 224,2 km2. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Børsa. Einar Tambarskjelve, the Viking, and his estate. The legend says he used the four monumental standing stones in Børsa to moor his boats. (These stones are the theme for the coat-of-arms.) Other villages include Buvik, Eggkleiva, Melby, Skaun, and Viggja. Skaun has three neighboring municipalities, Orkdal to the west, Melhus to the south and east and Trondheim to the north across the Gaulosen.

Skaun is predominantly rural, but is nonetheless situated only 25 kilometres from Norway´s third largest city, Trondheim. Most inhabitants, except agricultural and public sector workers, work outside of Skaun in Trondheim, Orkanger, or Melhus. The European route E39 runs east to west across the northern part of the municipality and Norwegian County Road 709 runs north and south through the municipality.

The municipality of Skaun lies on the south side of the Gaulosen, an arm of the Trondheimsfjord. The river Mora flows north into the lake Laugen and the river Børselva flows north out of the lake Laugen up to the fjord. The lake Malmsjøen is located in the southeastern part of the municipality.

Fictional residents

Kristin Lavransdatter, who was the key character in a trilogy written by the Nobel Prize winner in literature, Sigrid Undset. There is a celebration of this every year the second week-end in August. It takes place at Husaby, where Sigrid Undset lived while writing the second book, Husfrue ("Houselady"). The books also have large parts of their storyline from Husaby.


Here you have great possibilities to really catch big sized cod, saithe, haddock and different kinds of shellfish.