Gunnar Viken

Gunnar Johannes Viken (born 9 July 1948 in Levanger) is a Norwegian dairy farmer and politician for the Conservative Party. Since 2007 he has been county mayor of Nord-Trøndelag County Municipality.

Gunnar Viken
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County mayor of Nord-Trøndelag
Assumed office
17 October 2007
Preceded byErik Bartnes
Personal details
Born (1948-07-09) 9 July 1948 (age 73)
Mosvik, Norway
Political partyConservative Party
ProfessionDairy farmer

Viken has been a member of the Nord-Trøndelag County Council since 1999 and a deputy member of the Storting since 2013. Prior to his election as county mayor in 2007, he chaired the Conservative Party group in the county council for 4 years and the county agricultural board for 12 years.[1][2] He entered politics as a member of the municipal council of Mosvik in the early 1980s. Viken did not seek his party's renomination to the county council in 2015.[3]

Raised on a family farm in Mosvik, he passed the National Driving Teacher School and managed a driving school in Levanger from 1976 to 1982. Since 1982 he has been a dairy farmer and forester in Mosvik.[2]


  1. ^ "Høyres Gunnar Viken blir ny fylkesordfører". Namdalsavisa (in Norwegian). 15 October 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Arntsen, Håkon (9 September 2008). "Gunnar Viken 60". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). p. 39.
  3. ^ Rossing, Sivert (13 June 2014). "Klart for store utskiftinger i fylkespolitikken". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). pp. 10–11.
Political offices
Preceded by
County mayor of Nord-Trøndelag
Succeeded by