Urban experiences in Trondheim

World-class culinary experiences, small town charm and closeness to nature. Welcome to Trondheim, the Home of Nordic Flavours!

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In the small metropolis of Trondheim the city vibrates with life and offers world-class culinary experiences, while the small-town charm and closeness to nature remain intact.

With a population of around  200,000, Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Did you know that Trondheim was once the capital of Norway? Before, during and after the Viking Age, people from all corners of the world made pilgrimages to Trondheim – the city with the finest ingredients in the Nordic region.

One of Norway’s largest open-air museums

Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum conveys the history of the castle, town and surrounding rural area. In picturesque surroundings around the ruins of Norway’s oldest medieval castle, built by King Sverre, is one of the country’s largest open-air museums. In the urban section, you will encounter vivid period images and exciting interiors from Trondheim’s fascinating history from the 18th century up to the present day. You can also experience the town’s shady side by visiting the knackery, “Nattmannshuset” – the most despised building in 18th century Trondheim!

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Sightseeing from the Nidelven river

Trondheim Kajakk is proud to offer you an experience out of the ordinary – kayaking along the Nidelven river. This activity provides a unique opportunity to see Trondheim from a new perspective. You will get a close-up view of attractions such as the Nidaros Cathedral, Old Town Bridge and the historic wharves and warehouses.

Glide between the treetops

In beautiful surroundings at Rotvoll, just a 10-minute drive from downtown  Trondheim, you will discover the Høyt & Lavt Adventure Park. You will find many exciting challenges for young and old alike in two forest areas just outside the city. You can whiz through the air and enjoy scenic views of the Trondheimsfjord and climb between the trees to the sound of birdsong.

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Experience the city in a new way!

Trondheim by Boat is a unique experience that enables you to see Trondheim from a completely new perspective! Travelling along the coast, fjords and rivers has always been an important part of life in Norway. A variety of tours are offered on the historic boat Frøya, including experiencing Trondheim’s history as you sail on the Nidelven river, enjoying colourful sunsets on the fjord and chasing the Northern Lights that light up the sky on a dark winter’s night.

Relax at Britannia Hotel

The Britannia Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel is renowned for its classic elegance and top-notch hospitality. Dating back to 1870, it seamlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities. The hotel offers opulent rooms, a Michelin-starred Speilsalen restaurant, a lavish spa, and a grand afternoon tea experience. Whether you’re exploring Trondheim’s culture or seeking luxury, Britannia Hotel provides a memorable stay in a timeless setting.

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Rockheim – Norway’s national museum for popular music

Rockheim is responsible for collecting, preserving and conveying Norwegian popular music from the 1950s to the present day. Rockheim’s main exhibition, the Time Tunnel, is designed as a journey through modern Norwegian music and cultural history. With a room for each decade, you move from the emerging youth culture of the 1950s to digital media diversity of the present day.

Guided alley walks

The alleys in Trondheim are an important part of Trondheim’s medieval history as well as an integral part of the modern city. Trondheim has around 40 existing original alleys, which are the remains of the original secondary street structure. You can join a guided tour of the back streets of medieval Trondheim and learn more about the fascinating history.

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