Experience Trondheim in one day
"All the different buildings and colours, I think it’s a real statement piece for Trondheim."
"I've grown up singing in churches and cathedrals. Just being here is so wonderful."
Norwegian cities are compact and very walkable.
Experience city highlights in just 10 000 steps.
Explore the best walks in the home of Nordic flavours!
LUCY KAY DOES TRONDHEIM
Length: 10 000 steps
Follow in the footsteps of Lucy Kay, a 32-year-old opera singer from England, who also enjoys heavy metal. As a foodie, Lucy has come to the right place, as she now finds herself in a European Region of gastronomy 2022. Put on your finest dress and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant or simply enjoy a delicious coffee at a corner café in this charming city.
Trondheim is also one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in Norway. The historic city centre is compact and easily explored on foot in a day or two.
For many years when it was known as the Viking capital of Norway, Trondheim was called Nidaros. The city later became a pilgrimage destination for the devout.
Make sure to visit the massive Nidaros Cathedral, and don't forget to cross the river on the famous Old City Bridge and stroll through the cosy Bakklandet neighbourhood, with its traditional and colourful wooden houses. If you love rock 'n roll, head to Rockheim, the national museum of popular music.
BEST OF TRONDHEIM
Length: 5.5 km
Start the day by enjoying breakfast at Palmehaven in the five-star Britannia Hotel. Walk across the city centre to the Nidaros Cathedral, and take a tour of the tower and the hidden rooms in this majestic cathedral.
Cross Gamle Bybro (the Old Town Bridge), and stroll around the picturesque old Bakklandet neighbourhood . Walk up the hill towards the city's 17th century defensive fortification, Kristiansten Fortress. Explore the fortress with its panoramic views of the city. Stroll back to the city centre and enjoy a lunch made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients at Sellanraa.
Then, spend the afternoon shopping in Midtbyen (the city centre). Make your way over to the fjord, to the hip and recently developed neighbourhood of Brattøra. There you can sip a pre-dinner rooftop cocktail at Clarion Trondheim Astrum Skybar, before tucking into a delicious dinner at the innovative and highly esteemed Kraft Bodega.
After your meal, enjoy a sunset stroll to Skansen along the fjord from Brattøra, or take a sunset cruise on the traditional wooden boat Frøya, by Trondheim by Boat.
ART AND VINTAGE
Length: 7.5 km
Start the day with what has been named Norway's best breakfast (13 years in a row!) at Scandic Nidelven, before grabbing a coffee that's been freshly roasted in house at Trondheim's much-loved Jacobsen & Svart in Brattørgata.
Next, explore Trondheim's urban art. Start in the Kattveita neighbourhood, where you can admire the latest work by local artist Linnea Johansson before making your way to Gjelvangveita. Stroll through Hospitalsløkkan, with its handsomely restored old houses, and intothe historic Ila neighbourhood.
Explore Ila's street art which was made in conjunction with Trondheim Gatekunstfestival before having fjord-side lunch at Lille Skansen, which has a good selection of seafood.
After lunch, it's time for some historical refreshment. Visit historical Nidaros Cathedral! Don't forget to check out Trondheim Kunstmuseum, a contemporary art museumright next door to the cathedral. Walk along the Nidelva river and cross Gamle Bybro over to cosy Bakklandet.
Spend the afternoon vintage shopping in Midtbyen (the city centre). Some of our favourites shops include Arven, Livid vintage, and Transit. Enjoy a flavourful sharing experience paired with a great biodynamic wine selection at Spontan vinbar.
A HALF DAY STROLL
Length: 3.4 km
Start at Sellanraa, where you can grab a delicious coffee and treat (we recommend the "munk") to go. Make your way through the city centre and cross the newly renovated main square, Torvet, to the Nidaros Cathedral. After taking in the majestic cathedral, cross the Gamle Bybro bridge (perfect for a photo) and have lunch at historic Bakklandet Skydsstation, which offers a wide variety of tasty local dishes.
After lunch, stroll the cosy cobbled streets of Bakklandet and browse the local shops and art galleries. Head towards Solsiden and cross the Blomsterbrua bridge back towards the city centre.
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