Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Stjørdal
Stjørdal is ideally located in Central Norway. The strict encompasses Central Norway´s main airport and is an important junction for road and trail traffic. The E6, E14 and Rv 705 all meet in Stjørdal; the Nordlands railway line and the Meråker line (to Sweden) both pass trough the region and Trondheim´s airport at Værnes has several daily connections to large towns in Norway.
Stjørdal municipality has approximately 22.100 inhabitants and covers a area of 937,9 km2. A cross-section of the district reveals a comprehensive range of industrial activities as well as one of Trøndelag's most active trading centres. Large areas are engaged in the primary industries and Stjørdal is deeply involved in offshore activities. This involvement was strengthened in January 1994 when Stjørdal became home to Statoils operational organisation for the Heidrun oilfield on Haltenbanken outside Central Norway.
Stjørdal offers a wide spectrum of educational opportunities including a sixth form college, a technical college and the State Traffic Training School as well as the Kvithamar research station which specialises in agriculture. The recruit training establishment and flying school of the air force are both based at the military section of Værnes Airport.
At Steinmohaugen in Hell, there are historical traces of earlier settlements and rock carvings which date back to the Stone Age, 6.000 years ago. One of the largest collections of rock carvings in Northern Europe, dating back to the Bronze Age, can be found at Leirfall in Hegra. Other well-known attractions include Hell Station, Værnes Church, Steinvikholm Castle, Stjørdal Museum, Hegra Fortress, "The Old Classroom", "The Salmon Museum" etc. The travel trade in the area is constantly expanding, and local hotels provide good lecture / conference facilities.
The village of Hell (have their own award winning site on the Internet), lies 30 km northeast of Trondheim on the E6 highway. Stone Age rock carvings prove that the district was populated as early as 6,000 years ago. The Hell district is today a well trafficked junction with many active businesses, including shops, a post office, a souvenir shop, kiosk, petrol station, garage, cafeteria, hotel and lumber industry etc. Perhaps the most famous feature is Hell railway station and, of course, the sign (in Norwegian) stating "Gods Expedition". Although the station is now closed, trains do still stop to visit it.
The Hell Tunnel (Helltunnelen) is a 3,928 metre long road tunnel. The tunnel is located along the shared section of the European route E6 and European route E14 motorways that runs through the mountain Gjevingåsen between the villages of Hommelvik and Hell in Stjørdal.
The tunnel was opened on 18 October 1995 and is the longest of the four tunnels between Trondheim and Stjørdal.
It used to have a toll plaza on the southeast side of the tunnel, but now it is all automated, just as with several other tunnels in Norway. The name of the tunnel comes from the nearby village of Hell. In the Norwegian language, neither the name of the village nor the tunnel has anything to do with the Christian concept of hell. In fact, in Norwegian, the word "hell" means "luck".
TRONDHEIM AIRPORT, VÆRNES
Trondheim Airport (Hell Airport), Værnes, is the closest neighbour, and one of Norway´s best salmon and sea trout rivers, Stjørdalselva, joins the fjord at Hell. The Stjørdal Tourist Office, is close to Rica Hell Hotel, near Hell bridge on the E6.
Statoil has its largest activities in Norway. The company´s head office is in Stavanger, with corporate functions located in both Stavanger and Oslo. Furthermore, Statoil has activities in a number of locations in Norway. We are the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, and a license holder in numerous oil and gas fields.
Our onshore facilities in Norway are active within such areas as gas treatment, crude oil reception, refinement and methanol production. Statoil also has the technical responsibility for the world’s most tensive subsea pipeline system for the transport of gas.
Statoil has over 500 service stations in Norway and additionally sells heating products, electricity, propane and lubrication products.
One of Norway´s best salmon and sea trout rivers, Stjørdalselva, joins the fjord at Hell. Is particularly popular as are fishing and sightseeing trips down the Trondheimsfjord.
Stjørdal Golfclub is a golf course with 18 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies at Stokkhaugan 10 minutes from Trondheim Lufthavn, Værnes.