Sparbu is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Steinkjer. The village has a population (2013) of 592. The population density of Sparbu is .
Sparbu sits along the European route E6 highway, and it is also the location of Sparbu Station on the Nordlandsbanen railway line. The village of Mære lies about to the north, the village of Røra lies about to the south, and the lake Leksdalsvatnet lies about to the east.