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Namsos is a coastal town located at the head of Namsenfjorden Nord-Trøndelag county. The town has 9,400 inhabitants (2009), and is an important trade center for the region. About Namsos are several lower peaks that are popular hiking destinations – including the city mountain Bjørumsklompen (114 m). From the summit has great views over the city. The city was founded in 1845 when the first industielle timber operations began. Today, only one mill remains in operation.
Today Namsos is perhaps best known as rock and culture – with its popular annual rock festival.
For tourist attractions in the city is “Spillum Dampsaga & planing – Norwegian Sawmill Museum” is a popular destination. This is a living museum and an industrial heritage. The Regional Gallery is worth a visit, an art gallery located in Namsos Culture. Outdoor is a great sculpture park.
Namdalsmuseet also has many visitors – an open air museum which is located 1.5 km outside the city center, which has several older buildings from 1700 – and 1800’s. There is also a hospital museum exhibition.
Oasis is a tourist taking action in Namsos for the whole family. This is one of Northern Europe’s largest swimming facilities in the mountains, with water slide, jacuzzi, gym, café etc.
The Regional Airport Namsos Airport – Høknesøra located 4 miles east of downtown.