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.