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Nature and culture from Trondheim to the Peer Gynt Festival

Travelling from Trondheim to the Gudbrandsdalen valley you can enjoy cultural experiences in some of the most beautiful mountain regions in Norway.
Family outside the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

Nidarosdomen, Trondheim

Historical culture in Trondheim

One of Norway's historical capitals, Trondheim is over 1000 years old, and was an important place during the Viking time. The city is known for it's many historical buildings, as well as narrow streets and traditional fishermen wharfs.

Sverresborg Open air Museum of Cultural History is a great place to start your journey. Travel through the Norwegian history: With 60 buildings from Trondheim and the Trøndelag area, actors and guides paint a living picture of how Norwegians have lived through centuries.

Nidarosdomen Cathedral is Norway's national sanctuary, and is a popular destination for both tourists and pilgrims. The construction of the church started in year 1070, and was built over the grave of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint.

UNESCO heritage site - Røros

The small town Røros is a unique destination. The town is an UNESCO Heritage Site, as it has been a copper mining city, which still values its old traditions and way of living.

The old, brown, wooden houses, dated to the 17th and 18th century gives the city a medieval appearance. Røros is known for its dog sledge tours, which can be done both summer and winter. Fishing, horseback riding, cycling and many other outdoor activities are perfect to explore the mountains.

Mythical mountains of Rondane

Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" met the Troll King himself in the Rondane National Park. The massive mountains have been a source for myths and legends of both hulder and troll before Peer Gynt's time.

The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has many well-marked and accessible hiking tours in Rondane. If you stay at a DNT hut like Rondvassbu, there is affordable accommodation, food available, and also staff that can be very helpful with information on hiking routes.



Gålå and Peer Gynt's birthplace

The Peer Gynt Festival's main event is the theatre production of Peer Gynt at Gålå. Henrik Ibsen's world-renowned piece is performed together with music inspired by the original theatre music by Edvard Grieg, with nature as scenery, makes this an unique experience of Norwegian culture and nature.

The Gålå area has much to offer: go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, take a swim next to the Peer Gynt theatre venue, or - simply relax in magnificent mountain surroundings.