Høylandet municipality is best known as the host of the Norwegian Revue Festival, held every other year. Høylandet is a vibrant agricultural community and an extensive municipality that stretches between Kongsmoen and Vassbotna. The village is located in the heart of Namdalen and serves as an important transportation hub connecting the outer and inner parts of Namdal. It is only 14 km from the city center to the E6 in Grong via Fv 775.

Høylandet church is home to a reproduction of the 12th century tapestry Høylandsteppet, a rare preserved piece of Norwegian medieval church artwork. The original is at the science museum (Vitenskapsmuseet) in Trondheim.

In addition, the covered bridge Hammer Bru is a rare cultural monument. It is one of the longest remaining covered bridges in the world. North of the town centre you will find several rest areas around the wetlands. The viewing tower is excellent for bird watching.

The area is home to over 200 fishing lakes and salmon rivers. For cyclists there are cycling maps with many marked routes. There are marked walking trails starting from the main road, known as ”hållingtopp” walks. Ice fishing in the winter and cheap char and trout fishing. Fishing permits and boat hire available from petrol stations and camp sites.