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Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral – Hurtigruten land excursion

Nidaros Cathedral by Tom Gustavsen, Visit Trondheim

Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards, though it has still managed to preserve a lot of the charms and intimacy of a small town. Enjoy this excursion to Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the tour booking process, with prices and details.


Bakkland area by CH, Visit Norway

Bakklandet area in Trondheim

Old bridge Trondheim by Petr Pavlicek, Visit Trondheim

Old bridge in Trondheim

Norway’s original capital was founded as early as 997 by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who gave the town the name Nidaros. Today it is a city full of contrasts, with monastery ruins, impressive wooden buildings, colourful wharves, and a beautiful red-painted city bridge dating back to 1861. Trondheim is home to a world famous research and educational community, modern sports facilities, a lively night life and countless more besides.

You will hear about the city’s many features as the bus takes you through Trondheim’s streets and boroughs, including a short stop at Utsikten viewpoint to admire the view of the city.

You continue to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, the construction of this enormous building with its countless details and decorations, began as early as 1070. After a guided tour around the cathedral*, you will soon understand why many describe it as the most beautiful religious building in Norway.

*Guiding outside the cathedral and in the museum Sundays and bank holidays due to church service.

Nidaros Cathedral by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidaros Cathedral

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hours
Transportation: Bus
Footwear: Comfortable shoes
Note: Photography is not allowed inside Nidaros Cathedral.
Available:
Northbound cruise: September 3 to April 2. Land excursion #3B
Southbound cruise: All year. Land excursion #11A

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