Hell is the center of Lånke in Stjørdal municipality, Trøndelag. Hell is located south of Stjørdalselva and Trondheim Airport, Værnes. Before there was a bridge connection over the Stjørdal river in 1856, there was ferry traffic across the river at Sandfærhus and Mælen. Hell was the administrative center in Lånke municipality until 1 January 1962, when the municipality became part of the new Stjørdal municipality. Hell was considered a separate town by Statistics Norway until 2019, when it was calculated together with Stjørdalshalsen. In 2018, the town of Hell had 1,589 inhabitants, and covered an area of 1.04 km².
Visitors, preferably from abroad, come to Hell station to take a picture of the sign with the place name and the sign with the text Hell Gods Expedition. This is the old spelling for goods expedition, and also this has a special meaning in English, namely «the expedition of the gods».
The name Hell comes from the Old Norse word hellir, which means rock cave, hidden under an overhanging rock.
Hell Shopping Center is located on Sandfærhus on the other side of Stjørdalselva, but still has a name after the place, like Scandic Hell, one of the largest hotels in Norway. The Blues in Hell festival is held annually, which in 2010 was named one of the best blues festivals in Europe.
The Hell area is today a busy traffic hub with Trondheim Airport Værnes as the nearest neighbor. From Europavei 6 at Sandfærhus there is an exit to Selbu and Tydal with a beautiful year-round road (Fylkesvei 705) over the mountains to Brekken and Røros, or Sweden through Funäsdalen.
The Nordlandsbanen is connected at Hell station to the Meråkerbanen, which enters the Swedish railway network via Storlien to Stockholm. A short way from Hell, Europavei 6 is connected to Europavei 14, which goes east to the national border at Storlien.