Fosen Trafikklag

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Fosen Trafikklag ASA
IndustryPublic transport
HeadquartersTrondheim, Norway
Area served
Key people
Roger Granheim (CEO)
ProductsBus transport and ferry transport
RevenueNOK 1,329 million (2005)
Increase NOK 83 million (2005)
Increase NOK 80 million (2005)
Number of employees
1,570 (2005)
SubsidiariesBastø Fosen, Norgesbuss and TrønderBilene

Fosen Trafikklag is a company operating buses and ferries in Trøndelag and Østlandet in Norway. In total the company has approximately 750 vehicles and 16 ships, though numerous of them operate by subsidiaries.

The company is owned by Torghatten ASA


The company was founded on 14 December 1957 as a merger between seven bus and ferry companies in Trøndelag. The seven companies included Hevne Dampskibsselskap (founded 1885), Uttrøndelag Dampskibsselskap (1889), Fosen Aktie Dampskibsselskab (1904), Fosenhalvøya Billag (1937), Fosen Dampskipsselskap (1950) and Trondheimsfjorden Fosenferja (1955).

In 1993 the company moved to its new terminal, Pirterminalen at Brattøra in downtown Trondheim, and in 1994 the passenger ferries moved there too. In 1996 Fosen got the concession to operate Norway's second largest car ferry line between Moss and Horten in the Oslo Fjord through the subsidiary Bastø Fosen. In 1999 the company bought 66% of TrønderBilene from the Nord-Trøndelag county municipality. The next year the bus division of Fosen was sold to TrønderBilene. Between 2000 and 2003 the company also bought Norgesbuss, operating buses in Oslo and Akershus and the ferry company Innherredsferja in 2004.


Bastø Fosen AS[edit]

MS Bastø II in Moss

Bastø Fosen operates the ferries between Horten and Moss in the Oslo Fjord. The company has three ferries, 130 employees and a revenue of NOK 180 million. Offices are located at Kolbotn.


The parent company owns two travel agencies in the Berg-Hansen franchise, located in Trondheim and Brekstad.


The parent company also operates cafés at ferry terminals and onboard ferries. This division has 70 employees and a revenue of NOK 68 million.

Norgesbuss AS[edit]

Norgesbuss operates bus services in Oslo and Akershus for the respective counties. The company also operates express buses and airport coaches. The company has 478 vehicles, 853 employees and a revenue of NOK 472 million.

Shipping Midt-Norge[edit]

MS Agdenes and MS Fosningen in Vannvikan

The ferries in Trøndelag are operated by the parent company. This division has 13 ships, 130 employees and a revenue of NOK 175 million.

TrønderBilene AS[edit]

Fosen Trafikklag owned 66% while Nord-Trøndelag county municipality owned the remaining 34% of the company. In 2011 Torghatten ASA bought the remaining 34% from Nord-Trøndelag.[1] TrønderBilene is responsible for all the groups bus transport in Trøndelag and operates with concession from the counties of Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. TrønderBilene has 265 vehicles, 309 employees and a revenue of NOK 212 million. The offices are located in Levanger. TrønderBilene owns 39% of Gauldal Billag that again owns Østerdal Billag.