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Trondheim
Travel Guide

Trondheim which includes general coastal views, landscape views and mountains

This university city with historic wooden houses, museums, islets and snow-capped mountains still attracts pilgrims to its medieval cathedral.

Trondheim is a historic Norwegian city at the mouth of the Nidelva River. Visit the city’s historical sites, cultural displays and lively bars. Surrounded by mountains and islets, Trondheim is also a great place to swim, hike or ski in an idyllic natural setting.

The city’s landmark Nidaros Cathedral has been a pilgrimage destination since the 11th century. Worshippers still walk here all the way from Oslo, a 400-mile (640-kilometer) journey, to visit the grave of Norway’s patron saint Olav Haraldsson. Visit in late July for the cultural St. Olav Festival with a medieval-themed market, shows, concerts and exhibitions.

Across the churchyard, visit the old mint in the Archbishop's Palace to see royal regalia. The museum also showcases archeological finds.

Take your camera and cross the river at the Old Town Bridge and walk under the Lykkens portal (Gate of Happiness) to Bakklandet. This picturesque neighborhood with colorful wooden houses, shops and restaurants is one of Trondheim’s most visited spots.

Trondheim’s many museums highlight the city’s maritime, artistic, religious and medieval past. If you love music, don’t miss the global instruments in the Ringve Museum and the Rock ’n’ Roll experience in the Rockheim museum.

In summer, jump on a boat from the fish markets at Ravnkloa to nearby Monks’ Island. This tiny island was used for executions during the Viking Age and also housed a fort and monastery, but is now a pleasant place to sit in the café or relax on the beach.

Discover Trondheim on foot or by bike, or make use of the bus and tram system. The Trampe Cyclocable, a bicycle lift, helps you to get up the steep Brubakken Hill. At the top, explore the 17th-century Kristiansten Fortress. Another, more modern, vantage point is the city’s 400-foot (120-meter) high Tyholt Tower.

Public transport also services the mountains where you can hike or ski in Trondheim’s beautiful scenery. Perhaps you will spot elk and reindeer!

Where to stay in Trondheim

Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Clarion Hotel Trondheim
4 out of 5
Brattørkaia 1, Trondheim
The price is $141 per night from May 17 to May 18
This family-friendly Trondheim hotel is located near the airport, steps from Brattøra, Rockheim, and Pirbadet. St. Olav's University Hospital is 1.6 mi (2.6 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"Walking distance to sentrum and train station, just beside a water park, nice view, big hotel, wide lobby and good breakfast"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Britannia Hotel
Britannia Hotel
5 out of 5
Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim
The price is $309 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Located in Trondheim City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stiftsgarden Royal Residence, Olavshallen Concert Hall, and Museum of Decorative ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (503 reviews)
"Awesome hotel with a great spa and restaurants!"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Britannia Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Kjopmannsgata 73, Trondheim
The price is $117 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Trondheim City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olavshallen Concert Hall and St. Olav's University Hospital. Trondheim Maritime ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,039 reviews)
Excellent hotel in Trondheim
"Great location, excellent location, fabulous breakfast. We will definitely go back."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ranheim Apartments AS
Ranheim Apartments AS
4 out of 5
Martin Barstads veg 3, Trondheim
The price is $101 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated in Trondheim, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hansbakkfjæra, Leangen Horseracing Track, and Leangen Ishall. St. Olav's University Hospital ...
4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Veldig fin leilighet"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Ranheim Apartments AS
House by the sea
House by the sea
3 out of 5
144 Bynesveien, \N, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag
This Trondheim villa is on the beach, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Brænnebukta, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Trondheim Golf Club and Brattøra. St. Olav's University Hospital ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Beautifull Location and House, should have stayed longer!"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

House by the sea
Fully Equipped Flat, 2 Bedrooms, Free car Parking
Fully Equipped Flat, 2 Bedrooms, Free car Parking
Trondheim, Trøndelag
The price is $203 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Situated in Trondheim, this condo building is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from City Syd and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Lerkendal Stadium. St. Olav's University Hospital and Norwegian ...
Fully Equipped Flat, 2 Bedrooms, Free car Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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