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The Monk's Island

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The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
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The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
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Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the first two monastries in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who spent 18 years as a prisoner there. Today "The Monks' Island" is a popular recreational area, with a nice beach and a restaurant. Open from May - September.

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5/18/2014 - 5/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/1/2014 - 8/17/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8/18/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/4/2014 - 9/7/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Monk's Island

Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the...

The Monk's Island

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Where to stay

Trondheim has about 20 hotels with approximately 2,500 rooms.

Restaurants in Trondheim

There are plenty good restaurants in Trondheim. The proximity to the sea makes the distance short to find great fish and shellfish experiences.

What to do in Trondheim

Experience the outdoor and historical theatre St. Olav Drama at Stiklestad to learn about Norwegian history.

Dining in Trondheim

There are many restaurants, pubs and bars in Trondheim. Most are located in the city centre, at Bakklandet or at Solsiden.

Bakklandet

When you leave the city centre («Midtbyen») and cross the Old Town Bridge, you arrive in Bakklandet – a picturesque and popular part of Trondheim.

Attractions in Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral is the most important of the many historical attractions in Trondheim.
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