The Christmas town
Bakklandet must be one of Norway's most idyllic neighbourhoods.
This colourful area of Trondheim is beautiful all year around, but there's something really special about it when it's all dressed up for the holidays.
You'll get a true Nordic Christmas feeling while strolling between the cute shops ...
Go for a romantic spin in the Ferris wheel for an incredible view of the city ...
If the weather is not on your side, you can always enjoy a warm meal and something good to drink in the massive (but also cosy) lavvo.
Here, music is being played, and folk tales are being told. The menu is, of course, based on local specialities.
Try a Christmasy hamburger made of reindeer from Røros, beef stew from Ytterøy, or a sandwich with gravlaks, a kind of cured salmon.
It's all so good!
Now that we're all warmed up, let's go explore more of the city!
In winter, the pulsating city centre, Midtbyen, is lit up by beautiful, glittering lights.
With a little bit of luck, the ground will be glittering too, with a white, fluffy blanket of snow.
Midtbyen is not only a cosy place to go for a stroll, it's also an excellent area for Christmas shopping.
Here, you'll find both popular chain stores, luxury shops, and cute boutiques.
There are also several shopping centres nearby, like Trondheim Torg.
We're heading to the city's Gothic queen, the Nidarosdomen Cathedral.
Although it's highly recommended to have a look inside, the cathedral is still a spectacular sight from outside when it's all wrapped up in snow.
Isn't she beautiful?
If you plan ahead, you can book tickets for a heart-warming Christmas concert in the cathedral as well! Just remember these are popular events, so book early.
From one magical building to another – Britannia Hotel is located just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral, and wow, what a sight the hotel is during Christmas!
The facade is covered with the finest lights, and the entire hotel is decked out for a luxurious Christmas celebration.
If you're not checking in, you can still indulge in a fabulous lunch or dinner in one of the hotel's incredible restaurants.
If you're here during the holidays, you must make sure to try a traditional, Norwegian Christmas dinner!
Ribbe, pork ribs (pictured), pinnekjøtt, salt-cured lamb ribs, and lutefisk, a stockfish dish, are all popular among Norwegians on the main focus of celebrations, Christmas Eve, and several restaurants in the region have them on the menu throughout December.
If you're travelling with children, you should definitely plan to visit the open-air museum Sverresborg.
This folk museum is located in picturesque surroundings around the ruins of King Sverre's Castle, Norway's oldest medieval castle. Here, you can experience the magic of an old-fashioned Norwegian Christmas.
Is one of the things on your list a new experience?
Trondheim is packed with cool activities in wintertime. Try kayaking at night along the channel and Nidelven river – a cool way of seeing the city of Trondheim, go on a winter boat tour in historic surroundings, or visit one of the many popular ice skating rinks in town or one of the lakes in Bymarka!
Trondheim will give you a fantastic holiday with lots of beautiful memories (and probably a full stomach).
Have a Merry Christmas!
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