The historic town of Trondheim

Sunset Trondheim by Bernart Wood, Visit Norway

Trondheim – the authentic town

Trondheim is really worth a visit! – Beautifully located by the wide Trondheimsfjord in mid-Norway, with the tiny, historic Munkholmen island, authentic areas with wooden houses and a relaxing & friendly atmosphere.

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Old bridge in Trondheim by Jan Ove Iversen, Visit Trondheim

Magic along the river

The scenic Nidelva river

cuts through the city, winding its way along the Nidarosdomen park and picturesque areas, with the historic, wooden wharf houses lining its sides towards the mouth at the Trondheimsfjord, and the beautiful, wooden bridge “Gamle Bybro” crossing the river.

Cozy Trondheim by Martin Handlykke, Visit Norway

Bakklandet, Trondheim

The historic Bakklandet area

– with picturesque, tiny, wooden houses. This idyllic neighbourhood on the east side of the Nidelva river features old timber buildings, originally the homes of the working class. Now restored, Bakklandet is a charming mixture of houses, shops and cafés.

Visit to Nidaros Cathedral by Tom Gustavsen, Visit Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral

Nidarosdomen Cathedral

– Norway’s national shrine! Centrally located in the city, surrounded by a beautiful park. The cathedral was built from 1070 and 1300, and is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral.
You can read more about the Nidarosdomen cathedral here (external link).

Colourful wooden buildings in Trondheim by Jan Ove Iversen, Visit Trondheim

Colourful wooden buildings in Trondheim

Large wooden buildings

such as the centrally located Royal residence Stiftsgarden; the second largest wooden structure in Scandinavia, and the Singsaker student home, located at the hillside behind Bakklandet area.

Old bridge Trondheim by Petr Pavlicek, Visit Trondheim

The bridge in Trondheim


The old bridge «Gamle Bybro» – a tiny, red painted wooden bridge crossing the Nidelva river, taking you to the authentic Bakklandet area. This unique historic bridge was completed in 1685.

Munkholmen in Trondheim by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Visit Norway

Munkholmen island

The historic Munkholmen island 

a tiny island with a great history, located just outside the city, with scheduled boat service from the pier, starting point by the indoor fish market Ravnkloa.
Read more about Munkholmen island (external link)

Sverresborg Open Air Folk Museum by Vidar Hoel, Hurtigruten

Sverresborg Museum

Ringve Museum -a beautiful and interesting museum; Norway’s national museum for music and musical instruments, with collections from all over the world. Beautifully located at the Lade peninsula. Public transportation.
Read more about Ringve museum (external link)

Sverresborg Open Air Folk Museum 
– Placed around the ruins of King Sverre’s castle from 1183, with old town buildings and farm houses. Public bus from the centre.

Solsiden area – a former shipyard area, now a popular area with open air restaurants and shops.

Read more about Trondheim (external link)


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