Steinkjer is the county seat of Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway. The location about 75 miles north of Trondheim puts Steinkjer at the geographic center of Norway. It is an ideal base for an exploration of the Innherad region. However, Steinkjer itself has more than enough attractions to keep you interested for the duration of your stay. Rock carvings and burial mounds show the history of this place goes a long way back before the Vikings to the Bronze and Stone ages. Get a car for hire in Steinkjer so that you can move around easily to see historic attractions that are thousands of years old.
You can start the tour at Steinkjer Church, an architectural gem made of wood, glass, and concrete with a huge square tower standing guard over the Church. Whether you stay at the Tingvold Park Hotel or not, you must visit it to see the ancient burial ground in the hotel’s garden with stones set in the form of a ship. Get a car for rent in Steinkjer and go see the Bardal rock carvings, which are again unique because they include 60 carvings from the Stone Age and 340 more from the Bronze Age. Another famous rock carving is the Bølareinen or Bola Reindeer, which can be found 16 miles east of Steinkjer on Road 763. More stone monuments and burial mounds are to be seen at Helge, in Byafossen. The Egge Museum offers farm animals and living history.
Despite all the focus on ancient history and historic attractions, visitors in Steinkjer will find all the modern facilities and services they need. This includes restaurants for all tastes and budgets, from a McDonald’s to the Orion Pizza Grill and a “Thai Thai Take Away and Cafe.” The Restaurant Tingvold at the Tingvold Park Hotel offers a bar, lounge and buffet dining with international cuisine for dinner.
The aforementioned Best Western Tingvold Park Hotel is obviously one of the top rated hotels for visitors in Steinkjer. The Quality Hotel Grand Steinkjer at Kongens Gate 37 is another decent choice. The Steinkjer Kurssenter at Sersjantveien 11 is more of a conference center, but they do have nice enough rooms for an overnight stay.
As mentioned above, Steinkjer is a good base for a tour of the Innherad region. You can make it easier still with some advance planning. Book your car rental in Steinkjer right now and plan your travel itinerary so that you have enough time for stops in Levanger, Verdal, and Inderoy. If you are coming from or going to Trondheim, you will be passing Levanger, Verdal, and Stjordal on the way. Inderoy is a small detour when you are on the E6 near Steinkjer.
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