The vibrant city of Trondheim is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants and bars offering local specialties.
With a population of 193,000, Trondheim is not a big city on a European scale. However, it is the third largest in Norway. The wide range of things to do may in part be attributed to the city’s students, who number more than 30,000. The students leave their mark on the city by arranging many events, as well as attending the city’s other cultural offerings.
Trondheim has a number of sights that each year are among the most visited in Trøndelag. The Nidarosdomen cathedral is an impressive sight. The cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence date from the middle of the 12th century.
Popular museums with exciting exhibitions include the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Trondheim Museum of Art and the Archbishop’s Palace Museum. A museum that stands in stark contrast to these is Rockheim, Norway’s national museum of popular music. There are several options for getting to Trondheim and around.
Just a short ride from the city centre on the world’s northernmost tram, Gråkallbanen, you will find Bymarka. The popular recreation area is ideal for walking and jogging, with a network of marked trails criss-crossing the reserve, leading to viewpoints, rest areas and cabins selling refreshments.
The intimate city centre combined with the exciting shops makes Trondheim a popular city for shopping. Here you can enjoy many independent shops selling clothes and accessories that you won’t find everywhere. Particularly in historic Bakklandet, you will find several shops that make the garments they sell from scratch or by adapting old garments.
Trondheim is one of the places in Norway with the strongest focus on local food. Many local establishments, including pubs, cafés and restaurants, serve a wide range of excellent locally brewed beers, preferably together with food specially developed to accompany the beer.
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To Rom og Kjøkken is a restaurant in Trondheim focusing on high quality every step of the way – from…More
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Fierce taco, succulent burgers, killer fries and great atmosphere regardless of the day. The restaurant has…More
Frati’s great atmosphere was brought from Italy to Trondheim in 1973 by Paolo Minervini. He filled the kitchen…More
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Havfruen Restaurant is Trondheim’s oldest restaurant specialising in seafood. Havfruen is a gem on the banks…More
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Restaurant Kommandanten at Kristiansten Fortress serves Norwegian and local food in historic surroundings with…More
All beer served at Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri is brewed on site! If you are lucky, you can see the brewer working…More
Sushi Bar introduced sushi to Trondheim and has developed a wonderful standard of sushi. There is a rich…More
Situated at Østmarkneset on the scenic Lade Trail, Ladekaia is a casual place to dine in a beautiful location…More
This is the place for good friends, great atmosphere and excellent beer. ØX Tap Room serves an exciting range…More
E.C. Dahls Bryggeri has brewed beer in Trondheim since 1856. In the autumn of 2016, the brewery opened its…More
Café Bare Blåbær is an informal eatery with both lunch and dinner menus. Famous for our pizza made in our very…More
Jossa serves rustic fare combining traditional and modern techniques. Jossa was an adventurer, and the food we…More
Ila Brainnstasjon is a community and culture café at Ila Park serving hot and cold food, tea, coffee and…More
Credo Restaurant is a produce-driven restaurant. We serve self-composed tasting menus consisting of local…More
Lille Skansen is a restaurant by the harbour at Skansen in Ila. You can enjoy dinner close while watching the…More
Next to the Archbishop's Palace, close the Nidelven river, was once an old forge. In this building today, you…More
Astrum Grill & Raw Bar is located on the top floor of the Clarion Hotel Trondheim. Sumptuous taste experiences…More
Sandmoen Kro is situated about 10 km south of Trondheim. This is the place to enjoy homemade food and home…More
Big Horn Steak House opened in Trondheim in October 1995, and is now one of Trondheim’s most popular…More
Dromedar is Trondheim’s first coffee bar. With a focus on good coffee, a relaxing atmosphere and a bakery…More
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The Norwegian State Railways, NSB, operates four daily trains between Oslo and Trondheim on the Dovre line. The journey takes approximately 7 hours.
Trondheim can also be easily reached by train from many other Norwegian cities.
There are several daily bus departures from Oslo and other major cities to Trondheim. Travel time from Oslo is around 8 hours.
The Norwegian north-south highway E6 passes Trondheim, while the coastal highway E39 has its terminus at Klett, 10 km south of Trondheim.
Both north-bound and south-bound, Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls daily at Trondheim.
Bus travel in Trondheim is operated by AtB, which offers a network of routes covering nearly all of the city. There are frequent departures during the day, less frequent during evenings.
Trondheim Airport Værnes serves international and national flights.
From the airport you can go by express bus or train to Trondheim.
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