Trondheim

Norway

Trondheim will always have a special place in the heart of Norwegians.

It is an ancient capital, where both pagan and Christian cultures were born. It unites the South with the North and still remains a youthful and vibrant city. Trondheim is the Norwegian Silicon Valley, the centre of science and technology, the city of the youngest professors and tech nerds, and yet still attracts lovers of nature, fans of extreme sport, hunters and fishermen. If you have a chance to visit Trondheim, do not miss it.

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Ilana Kukovalsky

Out of all Norwegian cities, I would choose Trondheim to live in. I can’t really put my finger on one reason, but rather it’s a combination of the architecture with the magic of the creative and intellectual atmosphere. However, first I would need to learn the dialect of the region’s residents, which is incomprehensible to the majority of Norwegians.

Bymarka

Bymarka is so easy to reach, yet it is so beautiful. You can simply leave the hotel, go past the tunnel at the edge of the town, and start climbing the mountain. The terrain is not demanding at all, but it is still very varied and interesting. 3 km later (and 400 m of vertical climb), there are several stunning vistas over the fjord and valley on the top of the hill.

Kayaking

This is a fantastic activity and a way to see the city from another perspective. You will paddle on the Nidelven river for 90 minutes. You can make kayaking into an amazing photostory if you take an action camera. All safety needs are well provided-for.

Trondheim City Centre

You can explore the city on your own easily. There are many nice observation points to view the old wooden houses on poles hugging the river, for instance. There are great views from the beautiful Old Town Bridge, which is a must-see when you take a tour to Trondheim.

Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

The Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum displays houses from all over the Trøndelag region from as far back as the 1600s, moved from their original locations. You can even see a very simple Stave Church here. The collection shows the history of Trøndelag in a fascinating way. The staff are dressed in traditional clothes and give life to the charming place and more information for those seeking it.

Rockheim museum

If you are a fan of popular music, you’ll probably find the Rockheim museum of a great fun. Everything is interactive and sometimes more like a big puzzle than a museum: you have to figure out how to “trigger” the exhibits. But it does not matter if you get stuck – there is a helpful guide to show you how to play instruments or remix songs.

Nidaros Cathedral

Almost fully restored, Nidaros Cathedral dominates the skyline of Trondheim. You will see the impressive interior where the nave soars upwards with elaborately carved stonework. Nidaros Cathedral was first built in the early 11th century. It was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.

Scandic Nidelven

Scandic Nidelven is our first choice hotel in Trondheim. We love it because of the stylish rooms, great location, free internet access, and friendly staff. But what really makes this hotel special is its absolutely fabulous breakfast. Practically whatever you can think of will be prepared for you by superb chefs.

Havnegata 1-3, 7010 Trondheim, Norway

+47 73 56 80 00

http://www.scandichotels.no/Hotels/Norge/Trondheim/Nidelven

Bakklandet

Bakklandet is included in our list thanks to its spectacular location on the waterfront, with numerous boats moored directly outside and lots of passing small boats. The hotel is modern, comfortable and within walking distance of most of the major attractions in Trondheim.

Nedre Bakklandet 60, 7014 Trondheim, Norway

+47 72 90 20 00

http://www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Norway/Trondheim/Bakklandet

Britannia Hotel

Britannia is a hotel with a very grand, yet warm, historical atmosphere. Everything from the façade to the luxurious lobby speaks of about 110 years of tradition and local culture. The hotel has one of the best spas you can experience, mostly thanks to a great choice of saunas and a peaceful cocoon room. The spa is included in the room price, but treatments are extra and very pricey.

Dronningens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim, Norway

+47 73 80 08 00

http://www.thonhotels.no/hoteller/land/norge/trondheim/britannia-hotel/

Clarion Hotel & Congress

Clarion Hotel & Congress is a new and modern hotel. Do not let the name confuse you: this hotel suits individual tourists just as well as groups and conferences. The views from the rooms, restaurant and terrace are just stunning, and the staff have impeccable standards of customer care and service. Breakfast is varied and plentiful, with a cook making hot pancakes specially for you. There is even a buffet table set up especially for children, which is a lovely idea. Do not forget to go up to the rooftop Sky Bar.

Brattørkaia 1, 7010 Trondheim, Norway

+47 73 92 55 00

https://www.nordicchoicehotels.no/clarion/clarion-hotel-trondheim/

Trondheim in a Nutshell Walking Tour

3 hours

Your tour will start at the city centre beside a monument of Olaf Tryggvason, the Viking king who founded the city in 997. Then, you will see the largest wooden building in Scandinavia, the summer royal residence Stiftsgården, Kristiansten Fortress, Nidaros Cathedral, and many other historical buildings, finishing at the best observation point of the city, where there are spectacular views on the fjord and the coast. You will probably agree with many of our guests, who call Trondheim “the Venice of the North”.

 

Price for individuals and groups up to 16 persons: 2.400 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Trondheim in a Nutshell tour on minibus

4 hours

Trondheim in a Nutshell by minibus gives you an opportunity you to see more of city’s architecture in complex, take a look at districts and also visit some view points over the city. The major Trondheim highlights are combined with remote attractions. You can expect a lot of historical discoveries and stories from old times to our days presented by our expert guides in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere.

The tour can be shorter or longer, for exact price and program please contact us. For detailed route press View Itinerary.
Price for minibus tour, 15 seats: 7.000 NOK

       Included         Excluded
Local certified guide Entrance fee to Nidaros
Minibus Mercedes Sprinter w/ driver Entrance fee to museums
All taxes and fees Meals

 

Opening hours and admission prices for The Archbishop Palace’s Museum, Nidaros Cathedral and The Crown Regalia (opens in new window).

Prices for Trøndelag Folk Museum can be included on request:

Adult: 155,-                  Senoir/Student: 115,-                  Children: Free (0-15 years)

Groups larger than 15 people: please, enquire a price.

For cruise groups: tour starts at Trondheim harbor, cruise dock.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

What do you see:

  • Royal summer residence (the largest wooden house in Scandinavia)
  • Market Square (The statue of the city’s founder, the viking Olav Tryggvason)
  • Nidaros Cathedral – the main pilgrimage place in Northern Europe in middle ages among Santiago de Compostela in Spain for Southern Europe (visit the outside only)
  • Archbishop’s Palace (visit the outside only)
  • Kristiansten Fort
  • Main building of University
  • Student Society Building
  • Television Tower
  • Photo stop on the Old Town Bridge (The Portal of Happiness) with a wonderful view of “the Northern Venice” to the waterfront wharves (storage houses).
  • Observe the first in the world bicycle lift constructed in Trondheim and installed in 1993.
  • Submarine bunkers Dora-1 and Dora-2 left after the Second World War (really unique, it is possible to see something similar only in France)
  • View points over the city
  • Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum 90 minutes to explore more than 80 buildings, some dating from 12th century, in open-air, cultural heritage museum

Trondheim at a Glance

2 hours

Since the three-hour sightseeing during our “Trondheim in a Nutshell” tour might feel excessive, we can cut it down to a two-hour walking tour. In this case, you will see the major attractions of the centre and get all the necessary practical information about dining and entertainment.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

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