The club was formed on 14 January 1971 by a group of former Nidelv IL members. The club played its first season in the Sixth Division in 1972, and won promotion the next year. After two decades at amateur level, the club earned some success under coach Roar Stokke, and was promoted from the fourth tier to the second tier, where they were fighting for promotion to Tippeligaen, and achieved a fourth place in the 1993 First Division. Stokke resigned from his position in September 1995 after disagreements with the board of directors. In 1996, the club was relegated from the First Division, and have since alternated between the Second Division and the Third Division. The club won promotion from the Third Division in 2008, after beating Tiller 4-3 on aggregate in the promotion-playoff.