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Condé Nast Traveller rated Trondheim and Trøndelag as one of the top food destinations to visit in 2022.

The "Home of Nordic Flavors" is European Region of Gastronomy in 2022, for a good reason...

In recent years, the city has developed into a top destination for foodies and can now also show off three stars in the Michelin guide.

We will show you some good tips on where to eat, but to build a real appetite – go check out the city first!

Stroll around in the colourful, cobbled pedestrian streets in the historic Bakklandet area, – the popular meeting place that manages to be both hip and charming at the same time...

...or rent a bike – the locals’ favourite transportation mode!

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

Then pop into some of the lovely boutiques and galleries, which there are plenty of, both here and in the rest of the city.

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.

Continue cycling or walk over the bridge Gamle Bybro towards the center.

But just take your time, don't miss...

...the view of the 18th-century wooden wharves that are lined up along the Nidelva river.

If you're looking for unique city activities, we also recommend a kayak trip on the Nidelva river, a visit to the museum The Archbishop's Palace, or take the boat to the bathing and picnic paradise Munkholmen just outside the city.

When you get to the other side of the river, the Nidarosdomen Cathedral, Trondheim’s Gothic queen, is waiting for you.

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.

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.

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.

Starting to get hungry now?

Go on a gastronomical pilgrimage to the most renowned restaurants and eateries...

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

Did you know that Trondheim is going to host the World Cheese Awards in 2023 and the Bocuse d'Or Europe in 2024?

If you want short way from dinner to fancy accommodation with something extra, the recently renovated five star hotel Britannia Hotel is what you are looking for.

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

... and is an attraction in its own.

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.

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.

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 students might also be the reason there are so many good bars in Trondheim.

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

Travelling out of season is a vice idea if you want to get a different view of things, and Trondheim before Christmas will absolutely give you the right Christmas spirit.

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