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TRONDHEIM

City life meets small-town charm

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Home of Nordic Flavours, Trondheim .
Photo: Visit Trondheim
Home of Nordic Flavours, Trondheim .
Photo: Visit Trondheim

Go for a wander around the colourful, cobbled pedestrian streets in the Bakklandet area. You can also rent a bike, the locals’ favourite transportation mode.

Gamle bybro bridge, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim
Gamle bybro bridge, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim

Historic Bakklandet is a popular meeting place that manages to be hip and charming at the same time.

Sip a homemade cup of cocoa or enjoy lunch with locally produced ingredients at one of the many cafés and restaurants ...

Bakklandet, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen
Bakklandet, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen

… then pop into some of the lovely boutiques and galleries.

There are plenty of them, both in Bakklandet and in the rest of the city.

Bakklandet, Trondheim .
Photo: McKenna Stark / Visit Trondheim
Bakklandet, Trondheim .
Photo: McKenna Stark / Visit Trondheim

In the last few years, Trondheim has established itself as Norway's leading cycling city. Bakklandet also has the world's first bicycle lift Trampe!

The lift transports 20,000-30,000 cyclists up the steep hill every year, and it can be used by up to five people at the same time.

Trampe bike-lift, Trondheim .
Photo: Martin Håndlykken / Visit Trondheim
Trampe bike-lift, Trondheim .
Photo: Martin Håndlykken / Visit Trondheim

Walk or cycle over the bridge Gamle Bybro towards the centre.

Just take your time, so you can admire the view of the 18th century breweries that are lined up along the Nidelva river.

Gamle bybro bridge, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim
Gamle bybro bridge, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim

On the other side of the river you have the Nidarosdomen Cathedral, Trondheim’s Gothic queen.

Constructed over the tomb of St. Olav, it is Norway's largest church. It has been an important pilgrimage destination in Northern Europe for centuries, and it still is.

More than a thousand people embark on the pilgrimage to Nidarosdomen every year.

Nidarosdomen, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim
Nidarosdomen, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim

Pilgrim or tourist – the 5,000 or so sculptures that adorn the cathedral will make your jaw drop!

Allow plenty of time to take in the elaborate details. The craftsmen who constantly work on restoring the cathedral have left several surprises.

Look out for Bob Dylan’s face or a tribute to King Haakon VII, who was the king of Norway during World War II.

Nidarosdomen, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim
Nidarosdomen, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim

With a history that goes back more than 1,000 years, you will never run out of cool adventures.

Explore the ruins of St. Olav's Church in a basement in the city centre, for example. Or check out 72 sculptures that are tucked away in a dark room under a bank.

Venture just outside the centre for a visit to Kristiansten fortress, built in the 17th century.

Kristiansten fortress, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim
Kristiansten fortress, Trondheim .
Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov / Visit Trondheim

Trondheim has established itself as a leader in innovation and is known as Norway's capital of knowledge. This is partly thanks to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the largest university in the country.

Trondheim has established itself as a leader in innovation and is known as Norway's capital of knowledge. This is partly thanks to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the largest university in the country.

Powerhouse, Trondheim .
Photo: Ivar Kvaal
Powerhouse, Trondheim .
Photo: Ivar Kvaal

If you fancy accommodation with something extra, the recently renovated five star hotel Britannia Hotel won’t disappoint.

The magnificent building has adorned the city since 1870 ...

Britannia Hotel in Trondheim .
Photo: Britannia Hotel / Will Lee-Wright
Britannia Hotel, Trondheim .
Photo: Lars Petter Pettersen / Visit Trondheim

... and is an attraction in its own right.

Britannia has something for everyone, from a world-class spa and a fitness centre to six restaurants and bars, one of which is the Michelin restaurant Speilsalen.

Britannia Hotel, Trondheim .
Photo: Dreyer + Hensley / Visit Trondheim
Britannia Hotel, Trondheim .
Photo: Dreyer + Hensley / Visit Trondheim

Trondheim is also known as the "Home of Nordic Flavors". The city has developed into a top destination for foodies and can show off three stars in the Michelin guide.

Creative and ambitious chefs are constantly pushing the boundaries using locally produced, high-quality ingredients from sea and land.

Credo Restaurant in Trondheim .
Photo: Visit Trondheim
Credo Restaurant in Trondheim .
Photo: Visit Trondheim

Go on a gastronomical pilgrimage to the most renowned restaurants and eateries. Or visit during the annual Trøndelag Food Festival and be part of an amazing celebration of the region's fantastic flavours.

Fagn Restaurant, Trondheim .
Photo: Marius Rua / Visit Trondheim
Fagn Restaurant, Trondheim .
Photo: Marius Rua / Visit Trondheim

Trondheim is also a wonderful place to quench your thirst.

Whether you prefer elegant bars with biodynamic wines, hip cocktail bars, microbreweries, or local coffee roasters, you will find it here.

Moskus bar, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim
Britannia bar, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim

The city’s 40,000 students make sure that there is always something fun going on. There’s a huge variety of festivals, concerts, and other cultural events to choose from.

The Pstereo music festival in Trøndelag .
Photo: McKenna Stark
The Pstereo music festival in Trøndelag .
Photo: McKenna Stark

For unique city activities, we recommend a trip to the bathing and picnic paradise Munkholmen, a visit to the museum The Archbishop's Palace, or a kayak trip on the Nidelva river.

In short: You have tons of exciting experiences to look forward to.

Kayaking in Nidelva, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim
Kayaking in Nidelva, Trondheim .
Photo: Jarle Hagen / Visit Trondheim

And who knows, if you visit in the winter, you might just get to see the northern lights dance across the sky.

River Nidelva .
Photo: Knut Aage Dahl
River Nidelva .
Photo: Knut Aage Dahl

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Get the locals’ tips to Trondheim and plan your trip.

 

Pilegrimsleden, Trondheim .
Photo: Andreas Winther
Torvet market square in Trondheim .
Photo: McKenna Starck / Visit Trondheim
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