Steinkjer municipality is situated at the top of the Trondheim fjord, in the Beitstadfjord fjord inlet. The municipality’s scenery is rich, beautiful, and varied, stretching from the fjord to the mountains. It is obvious from the landscape that Steinkjer is a typical agricultural and forestry municipality.
Steinkjer was bombed and laid in ruins in 1940. It was rebuilt after the war and is now a lovely brick-built town, with post-war architecture. In Steinkjer you can experience the scenery which is characteristic of Trøndelag, including a camp in the wilderness, boat trips on board the Bonden II on Lake Snåsa, and a farm holiday. You can fish, without charge, in 60 lakes, and in several nearby rivers. The fjord also offers good fishing possibilities. The Beistadfjord is also a base for seaplane charters throughout Trøndelag.
Steinkjer was granted a town charter back in 1857. The farmers in the area needed a center at which to sell their agricultural products. Since then, Steinkjer has been called the village’s town. Steinkjer is now a compact town center with most kinds of shops; intimate boutiques and large shopping centers; local merchants and local chain stores.