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Experience the heart of Trøndelag

There is a lot to smile about in Trøndelag.

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! 

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

1. Trondheim – the capital of kos

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

Visitthe 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

We're looking forward to welcoming you!

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