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Baklandet Skydsstation, Trondheim.
Photo: Marius Rua

City Easter in Trondheim – the best tips

Not everyone heads for the mountains in Easter. In Trondheim, you will find a wide variety of affordable activities. Here are nine tips of exciting things to do in Trondheim this Easter.


Norway’s largest and most visited indoor water park is open during Easter. Pirbadet is situated on the waterfront in Trondheim and offers an amazing view of the weather and surrounding area. Most of the attractions are in one large room, making it easy to find your way round and very family-friendly. Swimming at Pirbadet is a perfect family activity.

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission: Adult NOK 165, youth NOK 140, child NOK 110


Rockheim is Norway’s national museum of popular music. The exhibitions at Rockheim will lead you on a journey through the development of Norway’s contemporary rock and pop music culture from the 1950s through to the present day. Many of the exhibits are interactive. If you want a refreshing break, you will find a pleasant café on the fourth floor offering a beautiful view of the island of Munkholmen and the Trondheimsfjord.

Opening hours: 11am – 4pm (closed on Mondays)

Admission: Adult NOK 120, student/concession NOK 90, child NOK 60

Trondheim Science Museum

Trondheim Science Museum (Vitensenteret) is a popular science experience centre and is a favourite among young and old alike. In addition to exciting exhibitions, the science centre has many activities for children to experiment and explore. Children can build a balloon car, cast a pewter figure, make a vitamin C rocket, take a spin on “Orbitron” or get lost in a dream in the starry sky in the planetarium. This is a place that has to be experienced, preferably several times.

Opening hours: 11am – 5pm

Admission: Adult/student/concession/child: NOK 75

Lian Restaurant

Take the world’s northernmost tramline, the Gråkallbanen, to Lian Restaurant, which is located in picturesque surroundings not far from the city centre. You can savour local food from throughout Trøndelag while admiring the view of lake Lianvannet and the scenic

Bymarka recreation area. Lian Restaurant offers a Sunday buffet from 12 noon to 6pm, generous portions to enjoy before or after a walk on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 4pm and is open for group bookings at other times.


Rockheim, Trondheim.
Photo: CH-visitnorway.com

Ringve Music Museum

Ringve Music Museum is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments, and brings to life the exciting history of music. Ringve is also the museum of the future, exhibiting new musical trends in a multicultural and modern Norway. The music museum, historic manor, botanical gardens, well-stocked museum shop and Tordenskiold Café are among the highlights at Ringve.

Opening hours: 11am – 4pm (closed on Mondays) Admission: Adult NOK 100, student/concession NOK 80, child NOK 50


On the east bank of the Nidelva river, you will discover Bakklandet, Trondheim’s historic “old town”, which has been inhabited since the early 17th century. You will find small, colourful wooden buildings very close together, many of which house cosy cafés, good restaurants and exciting designer shops.



For many Trondheim and shopping are synonymous. Besides established shopping centres like Trondheim Torg, Byhaven, Mercursenteret, Solsiden Kjøpesenter, Sirkus Shopping and City Syd, Trondheim is also known for its many exciting and independent niche shops. This is where you find real treasures, like clothes and handicraft items. You buy things without being afraid that your neighbour or the person sitting in front of you on the bus will be wearing the same.

Bike ride along Skansen

When the spring sun starts to appear and you can feel the heat returning, it’s a wonderful time to explore Trondheim by bike. On fine days, the new pedestrian and cycle bridge along the Nordre avlastningsvei (northern auxiliary road) and all the way to Ila is a lovely cycling route – with sea spray from the Trondheimsfjord on one side and views of Skansen on the other. A lunch break at the Little Skansen restaurant adds an extra dimension to your bike ride.

River paddling on the Nidelva river 

Experience Trondheim from a unique perspective. Trondheim Kajakk offers daytime and evening kayaking trips on the Nidelva river. Book your trip in advance. Prices start from NOK 350 for a two-hour paddling trip including all necessary equipment. This is a wonderful activity for the whole family.

Nidelva river

The Old Town Bridge, Trondheim.
Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com