The small village of Hell is located in Nord-Trøndelag County in Central Norway.

Hell on Earth is currently home to around 1,500 people, and instead of burning in it, people tend to get chilly: In wintertime, temperatures can reach −13 °F (−25 °C).

The village of Hell is quaint. There are your Scandinavian houses, healthy gardens, and kids playing on the streets. As it turns out, Hell in Norway was named after the overhanging cliff caves in the area. Overhangs and cliff caves were called “hellir” in Old Norse. And if you’re wondering, the Norwegian word for actual hell is “helvete.”

Upon your arrival in Hell via train, you’ll soon spot a small building with a sign that reads, “Gods-expedition.” This seems like another interesting choice for a place named the way it is, but apparently, this is the archaic way to spell the contemporary Norwegian word “godsekspedisjon,” which means “freight forwarding.”

So what’s there to do in Hell? Aside from Blues in Hell, the annual festival held in September, tourists can also enjoy a short hike to Helleristninger, a site of animal carvings that date back to the Stone Age. 

Culled / Titilayo Kupoliyi

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