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The wharves in Trondheim.
Photo: Knut Aage Dahl

Trondheim – an intimate big city in Norway

Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Getting here is easy and it’s a perfect base for exploring the region.

Trondheim has many names. It’s a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. The 30,000 students, many of whom attend the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, leave their mark on the city and contribute to a high level of innovation and a vibrant cultural life.

That’s also the case with the many festivals held year-round. Trondheim hosts festivals in genres including jazz, blues, chamber music, world music, rock and pop. The best known is the flagship St. Olav Festival, Norway's largest church and cultural festival.

Trondheim’s intimate city centre is perfect for cyclists. Excellent cycling paths lead to and around the city centre, while the world’s first bike lift, located in the idyllic old town Bakklandet, is popular among residents and tourists alike. A short bike ride from the city centre is the outdoor recreation area Bymarka, which is wonderful for fishing and hiking.

Annual food and beer festivals, a food hall, Norway’s most popular Farmers’ Market, several local breweries and many excellent restaurants focusing on local food mean Trondheim can rightly be called a food city. 

Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was Norway's capital from 1030 to 1217. The city has played a key role in Norway’s history, and the Nidaros Cathedral has been a popular pilgrimage site for nearly 1000 years. 

Munkholmen, the Monk's Island, in the Trondheim fjord
Knut Aage Dahl
Winter night in Trondheim
Øyvind Blomstereng
Nidarosdomen natt
Øyvind Blomstereng
View of Trondheim
Øyvind Blomstereng

Norway's leading food region

With countless small-scale and large-scale food producers spanning many varieties of local food, Trøndelag can rightly be called Norway’s leading food region, and Trondheim the Food City. For many, a visit to Trondheim provides an opportunity to eat local and organic food.

Ten selected restaurants in Trondheim

Grønnsaker og urter i trekasse
OI! Trøndersk Matfestival.
Photo: Wil Lee-Wright

OI! Trøndersk Matfestival.
Photo: Wil Lee-Wright

Top 6 activities in Trondheim

These are the top ranked activities in Trondheim, according to Trip Advisor

Getting to and around Trondheim

Situated in the middle of Norway, Trondheim is the perfect base for exploring Trøndelag – and the city can easily be reached by air, train or bus.

Explore the Trondheim region

Winter in Trondheim 2014, by Natural Light

Winter in Trondheim

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