Hiking and cycling maps can be bought at the tourist information offices on Hitra and Frøya.
The landscape in general on Hitra and Frøya offers good cycling. All in all it is flat or slightly rolling.
At the cabin you can see the remains from mining, the garden and ruins from a basement that was used for storage for pirates' stolen goods. The cabin is open every Sunday serving light sncks and refreshments. The trail is about approximately four kilometres each way.
Gammelveien - "the old road" over Hitra
This is maybe the longest stretch of the old county roads in Southern Trøndelag. Built in 1846, closed in 1962.
Great hiking route through scenic landscapes with unique areas for berry picking and places to stop. The road stretches from Lakselva to Akset.
Distance: Approximately 10 kilometres.
At Eldsfjellet, which is the second tallest mountain in the region, there is a windmill park with 24 windmills. The use of motor vehicles is not allowed up to the park. However, there is an approximately 10-kilometre long dirt road up to the park, perfect for hiking or cycling.
Hestnesfjellet Mountain, HitraFrom Hestnesfjellet (160 metres above sea level) you can see the islands of Veidholmen, Smøla, Tustna and Frøya. On your right hand side of the road, just before you reach the intersection at Hestnes, is a small car park. It is from this point you start your trip to the top. The Hestnes Cave is located not too far from the car park. About 700 metres from the intersection, on the right hand side of the road, there is a small wooden sign. From here there is an excellent path up to the cave. The walk up to the cave takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Around Tonningen Mountain, Hitra
This is a great little hike around the mountain Tonningen, that is close to Kvenvær. It starts off as a road and then goes over to a trail. Parts of the route goes over moorland. There is a nice beach beside Lake Sagvatnet, not too far from the road. On your trip you can walk up Tonningen from which you will have a great view over the sea.
Hiking on the island of UlvøyaA six-kilometre long hiking trail on the island of Ulvøya. Drive over the bridge to Knarrlagsund, turn right and drive to Selvågan where the trail starts. The trail goes through varied terrain - from moorland to outlying rocks beside the sea. Benches and places to stop along the way.
If you are up for it, you can climb small mountains along the your way. The steap hill by Lake Kjerkedalsvatnet, everybody can get over. There are several places to stop along the way. The trip takes around an hour.
The cultural path on the island of Dyrøya, Frøya
The path is clearly marked with signs and poles along most of the route. At the nice rest areas, you will find benches. The path follows the peak along the island, from northeast to southwest. At times it also follows the road on the island. The path gives great views of cultivated heath, and the terrain is easy to walk on because of animals grazing on it.
Distance: Apporoximately four kilometres.
Historic walk around Lake Hammarvatnet, Frøya
This is the municipality of Frøya's main water source. Follow the dirt road from rv. 714 just by the roundabout at Hamarvika. Park your car next to the petrol station beside the lake. From here there are trails leading around the lake and further inland.
It was in this area the first person on Frøya Island settled down in prehistoric time, and the area has hardly changed since then. Bring a fishing rod, because there are some amazing trout in the lake. Remember to buy a fishing licence at the tourist office.
Trip to Blåskoghytta (the Blue Cabin), Hitra
This is a great hiking trail which starts southwest of the fire station at Fillan. There is no traffic along the route. At the end of the trail, you come to Blåskoghytta, a tourist cabin serving food and drink. The cabin is open open every other Sunday during parts of the summer, autumn and winter.
Hitra and Frøya have beautiful skerries with thousands of small and big islands along the way. You can dock at one of the many guest marinas or spend a night or two on your own. If you do not have your own boat, you can rent one.
Island hopping with boat: Mausund - Sula - Bogøyvær
The Froan Landscape Protected Area
Froan covers a 400-square kilometre large island and coastal stretch from Vingleia Lighthouse in the southwest to Halten in the northeast. This site is the largest contiguous coastal area that has been heritage listed in Norway so far. The reserve was established to protect the local flora and fauna with birds, seals and other mammals.
During the summer months, there are often concerts here, and the Hopsjødagene Festival is held annually in week 29.
Close to Hopsjøbrygga, you will fin the Margrethes Mindes Trail, se description above.
The island of Hemnskjel