Inderøy municipality consists of the previous municipalities Inderøy and Mosvik, which is connected together by the mighty Skarnsundbrua Bridge, at one time the world's longest cable-stayed bridge.
With the beautiful landscape of the peninsula Inderøy and the green forested hills of the peninsula Mosvik in Fosen, there is a large biodiversity that await you when visiting Inderøy and Innherred. The village Straumen is considered the center of Inderøy, while Mosvik town centre has similar status in the Fosen side of the bridge. Straumen, which is the official municipality centre, is named after Norway's second strongest tidal current, just beaten in strength by Saltstraumen just outside Bodø.
The special Inderøy light has over the years lured many artists, photographers and writers here, hoping to capture the magic on the canvas, or to recreate it in words.
Culture and Art in Inderøy
Inderøy is a municipality with a lively cultural scene. The popular schools Inderøy college and Sund Folkehøgskole has a special focus on music, dance and drama, and there are also several festivals within these cultural genres arranged in Inderøy each year. Among the most popular events are the music festival SommerPuls and Straumen Open arranged at the same tine, the dance festival Kortreist Dance Festival, the folk song festival Gullkåinn and the Jazz Festival SoddJazz. The annual Boat festival in Kjerknesvågen also attracts visitors from all over Trøndelag.
Many will also recognize the name Nils Aas, who grew up in Inderøy. Today Nils Aas is present in the form of a gallery and art workshop in Straumen town centre named after him, and where several of his famous sculptures and drawings are exhibited.
Creativity in many forms
Farm life, cultivating and processing is an expression of creativity that has marked Inderøy both before and after Nils Aas. While far in the past, it was largely about being self-sufficient with food, Inderøy today is more about creating experiences within everything from arts and crafts to local food for sale.
The Golden Road
Along The Golden Road in Inderøy, there are a number of businesses exhibiting, selling and offering taste samples of their products. Several farm shops offer both their own and their neighbours products, made with produce from theri own farm.
Indrøy municipality was in 2016 approved as sustainable destination. Inderøy is now in the process of re-certification and will soon again be recognised as sustainable destination.