Stjørdal or Skierde (Southern Sami) is the administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Stjørdal, also called Stjørdalshalsen. Other villages in the municipality include Elvran, Flornes, Hegra, Hell, Kvithammer, Prestmoen, Skatval, Skjelstadmarka, Sona, and Værnes.
Stjørdal is known for the village of Hellwhich is located in the Lånke area of Stjørdal. Hell is especially known for its train station, Hell Station, where you find the old sign saying HELL - GODS EXPEDITION (meaning "Cargo handling").
Stjørdal consists of the old municipalities of Skatval, Hegra, Lånke, and Stjørdal. The Stjørdalselva river runs through the Stjørdalen valley, with the Skatval peninsula on the northern side. The Forbordsfjellet mountain sits in the northern part of the municipality. The Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park lies in the eastern part of the municipality, as is a tiny part of the lake Feren.
The village of Stjørdal declared town status in 1997. Stjørdal is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Trøndelag due to its proximity to the city of Trondheim and also to Equinor´s (Statoil) presence (it controls a large part of the petroleum activity in the Norwegian Sea from Stjørdal).
Trondheim is only about 32 kilometres from Stjørdal either by road (European route E6) or train (Trønderbanen). Stjørdal is in the process of "growing together" with Trondheim, a show of regional urbanization. The distance to Steinkjer is about 90 km ), and the towns of Levanger and Verdalsøra are both about 48 to 60 km to the north. All four of these towns are located on the eastern shore of Trondheimsfjord. Stjørdal is now considered a part of Trondheim due to its urbanization process and close location.
Stjørdal is the location of Steinvikholm Castle, the residence of Norway´s last Catholic archbishop, Olav Engelbrektsson. It is located in Skatval.
Hegra Fortress is located in the central part of the municipality. It was used as a defense against the Swedish military. It was also used during World War II in the Battle of Hegra Fortress.
Sports-wise, the southern farming-based district of Lånke is the place of the Lånkebanen, a rallycross complex that hosts annual rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the FIA European Rallycross Championship.
Trondheim Airport (Hell Airport), Værnes, is the closest neighbour, and one of Norway´s best salmon and sea trout rivers, Stjørdalselva, joins the fjord at Hell.