Difference between revisions of "Hell (Norway)"
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Hell is a village in Stjørdal, Norway with a population of around 350. It has become a minor tourist attraction because of its name - people like to take the train there to get photographed in front of the train station sign. At the old warehouse in the train station area there is a sign "Gods expedition", an archaic form of the Norwegian word for cargo handling office ("godsekspedisjon" would be the standard form).
A yearly blues festival, Hell Blues Festival takes place in the area around Hell each year.
Mona Grudt, Miss Universe 1990, is from Hell.
The name Hell stems from the Old Norse word hellir, which means "overhang", "cliff cave". The Norwegian word 'hell' can also mean "luck".
The Norwegian word for "hell" is "helvete", and there are several places in Norway with that name as well.