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Hegra

The Jutul Stone

  • Forradal, Stjørdal
  •  /  km From You
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Legend has it that the Jutul - who did not like christians - stood in Blåstøyten in Meråker (the neighbour municipality) with a huge stone. He then threw this towards Værnes church down in Stjørdal as the church bells rang, creating noise up in the mountain. But, the stone slipped on his little finger and landed a few kilometers off target.

Some say that the huge stone has been lying there since the last ice age retreated some ten thousand years ago (a more likely story than the above mentioned).

The stone weights roughly 20 tons and because of the way it is positioned, you may move it with just one arm (given some strength). It is quite fascinating to see the enormous stone move by your hand, but be careful. You do not want to get caught under a 20 ton rock, and it would be a shame if the stone were to roll away!

Getting there:
Drive towards Forradal, signs from E14 approx. 2.5km east of Hegra. By Moen in Forradal, take a right towards Vigdenes. From Vigdenes, towards Risvola. You will meet a barrier. Small sign with "Jutulsteinen" along the road to Risvola.

Somewhat difficult to get to during winter, as weather conditions dictate whether the road is accessible.


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  • Source: Visit Trondheim AS

General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Toilet for disabled persons
Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Conference facilities
  • Pool
Ski resorts
  • Cross-country skiing

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Barbeque site
  • Beach
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hunting and fishing
Cross-country skiing
  • Lighted track

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Outdoor parking - free
  • Parking for motor coaches
Services
  • WiFi

Things To Do

Activities
  • Football
  • Swimming pool
Beaches
  • Family-friendly

Facts

Lansdscape
Mountain area
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Stjørdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
63° 31' 56" N / 11° 30' 24" E
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