Fræna is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the region of Romsdal. The municipality is located on the Romsdal peninsula surrounding the Frænfjorden, the eastern shore of the Julsund strait, and includes most of the Hustadvika area. It also includes the now-abandoned Bjørnsund islands.The main village and administrative centre in Fræna is Elnesvågen with about 2,200 inhabitants. Moxy, Hustad Marmor, and Tine Meirer are all factories located in Elnesvågen. Other villages in Fræna include Hustad, Bud, Tornes, Sylte, Malme, and Aureosen. The area is nice for hiking, including the mountains are Heiane/Lågheiane and Jendemsfjellet.
The municipality of Fræna was established in 1840 when it was separated from the municipality of Akerø. The original municipality surrounded the Frænfjorden. On 1 January 1964, the municipalities of Bud and Hustad were merged together with Fræna to form a new, larger municipality of Fræna.The municipality is named after the Frænfjorden (Old Norse: Fræni). The meaning of the name is unknown, but it might be derived from frænn which means "bright" or "shiny". Before 1865, the parish and municipality were named Vaagø. From 1865-1918, the name was written Frænen, and since 1918 it has had its current spelling, Fræna.