Melhus is a village and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Melhus. Other villages include Gimse Gåsbakken Hovin Korsvegen Kvål Ler and Lundamo. Agriculture is important in Melhus and the extensive lowland areas in the almost flat valley surrounding the Gaula River are dominated by grain fields. Many inhabitants work in the city of Trondheim a 20 minute drive north from Melhus.