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THE HEART OF TRØNDELAG

Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua
Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua

There is a lot to smile about in Trøndelag.

Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua
Namdalen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua

Do you want to get off the beaten tourist track, have some authentic experiences, and meet some of the friendliest people in Norway?

Centrally located between the south and the north, you'll find Trøndelag, in the very heart of Norway, where people are renowned for being extra trivelige = nice and welcoming! 

Inderøy, Trøndelag .
Photo: Lena Johnsen
Inderøy, Trøndelag .
Photo: Lena Johnsen

Here are 8 tips for heart-warming experiences in Trøndelag:

Trøndelag .
Photo: R.R. Frontal /Marius Rua/Trøndelag Reiseliv AS
Trøndelag .
Photo: R.R. Frontal /Marius Rua/Trøndelag Reiseliv AS

1. Trondheim – the capital of kos

Trondheim, the biggest city in Trøndelag, has so much to offer!

Visit the cosiest of cosy places Bakklandet. This colourful neighbourhood with its charming wooden houses has a delightful, laid-back vibe, and cobbled streets that are home to many cafés and restaurants.

Trondheim .
Photo: Martin Håndlykken / Visitnorway.com
Trondheim .
Photo: Martin Håndlykken / Visitnorway.com

If you want a cultural guide to the city, join top local chef Live Krangnes Edvardsen as she explores three cultural highlights in Trondheim.

Live at Streif Bakery and Café .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Live at Streif Bakery and Café .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Take a guided tour inside the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral, the world's northernmost Gothic cathedral and Trondheim's beating heart.

Live in Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Live in Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

2. The food!

Extraordinary food is a pathway to the heart.

Eat, drink, and enjoy each other's company in a lush garden in the countryside, like here at Inderøy Gårdsbryggeri.

As the region with the most local food delicacies in Norway, Trondheim and Trøndelag have been named European Region of Gastronomy 2022.

Inderøy in Trondheim .
Photo: R.R Frontal /Marius Rua /Explore Trøndelag
Inderøy in Trondheim .
Photo: R.R Frontal /Marius Rua /Explore Trøndelag

From the countryside to exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants in the city.

Enjoy some of the most delicious dishes in the world at three Michelin-starred restaurants in Trondheim: Fagn (pictured), Credo and Speilsalen.

You also have to experience the seafood from the Trøndelag coast – perhaps the best in the world!

Fagn in Trondheim .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway
Fagn in Trondheim .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway

3. Meet the farmers

Did you know that Trøndelag accounts for about a quarter of Norway's national agricultural production?

Visit one of the region's many quaint farm shops, or pick your own earthly treasures.

Just look for signs that say selvplukk (pick your own) when you are near a farm.

Inderøy .
Photo: Lena Johnsen
Inderøy .
Photo: Lena Johnsen

The Innherred district isn't only about growing food, though.

You can also taste and purchase delicious food at numerous eateries and farm shops, and experience art and stunning nature along the famous Golden Road. Or do you maybe fancy a bike ride?

God Mat Lokalt at Røra in Inderøy .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen, Maverix / Visit Norway
God Mat Lokalt at Røra in Inderøy .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen, Maverix / Visit Norway

4. Charming Røros

Just a two-hour drive from Trondheim, you'll find a hidden gem called Røros. With its picturesque old wooden buildings, the town has an atmosphere that will make you feel you are stepping into another time.

The Kjerkgata street in Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com
The Kjerkgata street in Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com

Cheese lovers take note!

In Røros, they make some of the very best cheeses and dairy products. Bring home some award-winning cheeses and farm produce from Eggen Gardsysteri and Galåvolden Gård.

Røros in Trøndelag .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway
Røros in Trøndelag .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway

5. Creative hearts at Stokkøya

Meet the creative souls of Trøndelag

You'll need flip-flops in Trøndelag too. The locals built this gem on Stokkøya island, so that you can enjoy unspoilt nature on both land and sea.

Crowded beach bar at Stokkøya .
Photo: Christian Houge / Visitnorway.com
Crowded beach bar at Stokkøya .
Photo: Christian Houge / Visitnorway.com

At Stokkøya Sjøsenter and The Beach Bar you can really relax, with excellent food, comfortable accommodation and fun-filled activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

It is also the perfect spot to go on a workation! The local coworking space even includes a brewery and bakery.

The Beach Bar at Stokkøya, Trøndelag .
Photo: Christian Houge
The Beach Bar at Stokkøya, Trøndelag .
Photo: CH / Trondelag.com

6. Become a fishermen's friend

Experience the small coastal communities of Hitra, Frøya and Fosen.

Buy some freshly caught crab from the local fishermen (and women), or try your hand at a very Norwegian activity by renting a boat and going fishing yourself.

Fosen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway
Fosen in Trøndelag .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway

For a real Trøndersk experience, stay in an authentic fisherman's cabin right on the water.

Frøya .
Photo: Petra Sestak
Frøya .
Photo: Petra Sestak

7. What makes your heart race?

Get your pulse rate up!

Go to Oppdal, where you are always close to nature. Climbing, biking, canyoning, or skiing? Find your favourite activity and indulge your sporty side.

Oppdal, Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua / Buckethaus
Oppdal, Trøndelag .
Photo: Marius Rua / Buckethaus

8. Love luxury?

Luxury is not just about bling, it's also about service!

You are guaranteed a warm welcome at the five-star Britannia Hotel in Trondheim. It's one of Norway's best hotels, with exclusive spa facilities and fine dining of the highest order.

Britannia Hotel in Trondheim .
Photo: Britannia Hotel / Will Lee-Wright
Britannia Hotel in Trondheim .
Photo: Britannia Hotel / Will Lee-Wright

Plan your trip today and come meet the friendly people of Trøndelag.

We're looking forward to welcoming you!

Britannia Hotel in Trondheim .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway
Britannia Hotel in Trondheim .
Photo: Leikny Havik Skjærseth / Visit Norway

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