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Forsnes is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 63°25′55″N 08°24′51″E / 63.43194°N 8.41417°E / 63.43194; 8.41417Coordinates: 63°25′55″N 08°24′51″E / 63.43194°N 8.41417°E / 63.43194; 8.41417
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Sør-Trøndelag
District Fosen
Municipality Hitra
Elevation[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7243 Kvenvær

Forsnes is a village in the municipality of Hitra in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located on the southwestern corner of the island of Hitra, along the Trondheimsleia. It is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Kvenvær and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Sandstad. The mountain Mørkdalstuva (tallest mountain on Hitra) lies 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of Forsnes. The population of the village is about 80.

In 1961, Forsnes was connected to Kristiansund by ferry, the first ferry connection to the island. The ferry was discontinued in fall 2008 after a short trial period as an summer route.

Forsnes chapel is the oldest wooden church on the island of Hitra, dating back to 1763.


  1. ^ "Forsnes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-29.