Norway’s roads less traveled: Go to Hell—but only temporarily

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. In this continuing series, we ask ordinary travelers about their favorite lesser-known corners of Norway. The author of this article is Tim Christenson, a Norwegian American who lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area. When you mention towns in Norway, the first one that comes to my mind is Hell. It’s a village of some 1,440 souls in the southern part of Nord-Trøndelag county, near the Trondheim airport. Photo: Emily C. SkaftunThere are a few variants on postcards from Hell, including this one showing a violently red sunrise or sunset. Oddly, none of the postcards of Hell say “Wish you were here.”
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Christine Foster Meloni

Christine Foster Meloni is professor emerita at The George Washington University. She has degrees in Italian literature, linguistics, and international education. She was born in Minneapolis and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She values her Norwegian heritage.

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