In addition to the main centre of Mosvik, there is also a small settlement at Venneshamn. Mosvik features two of Norway's 12 tallest structures, the Skavlen transmitter (television and radio transmitter at 165 m) and Skarnsund Bridge (152 m).
The municipality Mosvik og Verran was divided January 1, 1901. Until 1991 connection to Innherred was only available with a car ferry, at first via Ytterøy to Levanger, but later directly to Inderøy on the Kjerringvik-Vangshylla ferry route. In 1991 the Skarnsund Bridge was completed, eliminating the need for a ferry.