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For the Fjord of the same name please see Hellfjorden.

Hellfjord is a Norwegian TV series. It consists of seven 30 minute episodes and premiered on NRK1 9 October 2012. The series was produced by Tommy Wirkola of Tappeluft Pictures for NRK.


Salmander is a police officer from Oslo who, after accidentally killing his police horse in front of a large group of children, is banished to the Northern Norwegian village of Hellfjord. In beautiful but mysterious Hellfjord he is welcomed by the vulgar and eccentric sheriff, and meets the dim-witted journalist Johanne who suspects that something lies beneath the surface in the village.[1][2] Salmander has to contend with murders and the local sea monster.



The series is written and produced by Tommy Sten, Zahid Ali and Stig Frode Henriksen and was recorded in Gryllefjord on Senja, and Film Camp in Øverbygd summer 2011. The series was sold abroad even before it was recorded.[3][4][5] The recording received EU support through the "Media" project with a grant of kr. 2100 000.[6][7]

International broadcast[edit]


  1. ^ «Død snø»-gjengen skal lage «Himmelblå» på syre, Dagbladet, 28. januar 2011
  2. ^ Ladet opp til Hellfjord med å se Pink Panter, NRK, 9. oktober 2012
  3. ^ Vil kjøpe "Hellfjord", NRK, 28 June 2011
  4. ^ Mikkel Gaup og Jan Thomas i stjernespekket NRK-serie, Seoghør, 23 April 2012
  5. ^ Planlegger oppfølgeren, Altaposten, 17 June 2011
  6. ^ EU-støtte til den norske TV-serien Hellfjord, Filmguiden, 10 December 2011
  7. ^ In March 2013 an English language remake for Showtime was announced [1] Twitchfilm
  8. ^ Knox, David (14 November 2013). "Airdate: Hellfjord". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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