Trondheim Travel Guide

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Trondheim Things to Do

  • Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace

    I have always want to visit the Nidaros Cathedral since learning The rose stain glass window in the Trondheim cathedral built over the burial sit of King Olaf was the inspiration for Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country. While e traveling in Norway and when he was homesick he said the Rose window started a fire in his mind in Trondheim, Norway in...

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  • Bakklandet, Gamle Bybro and the wharfs

    Next to Gamle Bybro you will find the most attractive of these old wodden houses along the river Nida. They certainly look best in the morning-sun and when you take the pics from one of the bridges there. Next to the bicycle-lift there is also a small square that will reach to the river and will allow you to make photos of the houses of the...

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  • Munkholmen and Ravnkloa

    The Benedictine monks built a monestry here, prob first in Scandinavia. In ancient times the island was used as Trontheim's excecution grounds. Today it has recreational facilities and can be reached by ferry

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Trondheim Restaurants

  • Egon restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    It's located at the Tyholt tower with a splendid view of the city. The floor is spinning one round in an hour so you get to see Trondheim from all angles. I had the pizza - all you can eat and it was good. Norway is very expensive but I presume this wasn't too bad. Buffet was 99 kroner and a beer was 49

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  • Napoli

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Well... to be honest, there is as much good Italian food in the restaurant as there are pink elephant flying. However, if you do NOT expect to eat a real italian pizza - nor any other italian item - you can find some of their "pizzas" quite nice. I actually get a "pizza" there myself now and then, and I even enjoy it (when I ask them please not to...

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  • ChocoBoko

    4 out of 5 stars

    Set in cosy Bakklandet, I liked this place as it had local Dahl's beer which is very easy to drink compared to Ringnes ;-) but mostly because the interior was fun and the staff extremely friendly. Interesting juice blends like pineapple, coconut and others leaving the old orange juice behind...They also do light lunches and huge (but expensive)...

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Trondheim Nightlife

  • Bajazzo

    Has been the favourite hang out for people in Trondheim for a long time. This is also the place where Rosenborg bring their visiting team in the Champions league to party. Inside this place there is a nightclub, sportsbar, cafe (with internet access) I am not sure about the dress code here - but they're trying to be hip here so dress trendy..(but...

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  • Samfundet

    Samfundet is an almost completely round building just south of the river. It's owned and run competely by students. Concerts are held here as well as debates. The finances comes mainly from membership, but also from admissions and the event UKA held every second year. UKA sets the whole house, and indeed the whole town on it's head. Almost...

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  • Harvey, news or Ricks

    HARVEYS(picture), the best place in Trondheim! Beautyful people & cool bartenders. Best bar/cafe is VIVALDI, BARSOFA . Lots of beautyful people in these 2 places. RIO is the place for Salsarythms and bikinis. Opposite side of the road DOWNTOWN is also worth a visit. Also very close to these two, a new place called TigerTiger opened recently. Take a...

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Trondheim Transportation

  • City Bikes and bike lift

    We were more than surprised when we saw this bicycle lift - the first one of its kind in the whole world. You have to obtain a key card in the bicycle repair shop in the same street where the lift starts, then insert the key card and thave the lift get you up the pretty steep hill! We met this one man who had so much fun using the lift, that he...

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  • Train

    Trondheim is seven and half hours from Oslo and ten hours from Bodo [ Bodoe ]. The route from Oslo goes by two differant ways. All t hree lines are wonderful scenery by fjords and rivers. There is a night train if you wish to sleep and save a hotel bill. I was using a Interrail Global Continous ticket which can be used on any train in Europe. In...

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  • Airplanes

    There are direct international scheduled flights from these cities to Trondheim: Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Praha, London, Murcia, Alicante, Dubrovnik, Stockholm. There are charter flights to many other places in southern and eastern Europe. Getting to and from Trondheim is a breeze. If travelling from an international destination and need to transit...

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Trondheim Shopping

  • Husfliden: Nifty Crafts Store

    by YksiOrbi Written Jun 6, 2007

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    Trondheim's Husfliden, like other branches throughout Norway, offers locally made crafts.
    If you are looking for a souvenir that you can wear, then this is the place to go to.

    What to buy: Clothing, such as sweaters, winter caps, etc.
    The woolen winter caps are totally wicked with their unique ear flaps. You can choose from various designs and color mix.

    What to pay: The prices are moderate to somewhat high, but this is OK since you are paying for high- quality items hand-made with pride by locals. Also, the prices include the high Norwegian sales tax.

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Trondheim Local Customs

  • Bike lift

    A funny installation in Trondheim for getting up the steep hill (Brubakken) with your bike. It takes you almost all the way up to the fortress. You need a key card to use it (Tourist office at Torvet - or at the Dromedar Coffe bar next to where the lift starts)

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  • Fotball (Soccer) Rosenborg

    Rosenborg Ballklub is the pride of the city, and the entire nation since they made such an impact on the European Championship League. The best football club in Norway, and champions year after year. It is now eleven or twelve years in a row!! Probably a world record. Home ground (25,000) is at Lerkendal Stadium, and the atmosphere is fantastic...

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  • St Olav

    Not only is local hero St Olav big in York too, where a central church has his name. Trondheim's symbol is a rose, uncanningly similar to the white rose of Yorkshire! Wonder if the typical English roses were St Olav designed? This one was found on a building in Bakklandet :-)

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Trondheim Warnings and Dangers

  • Expensive/taxes

    IMHO this is the most stupid way to collect money from foreign cardrivers, stupid for them and stupid for us: The Toll-system for cars is fully automatic and an invoice will be sent to your homeadress ! It might take 1-6 months untill you get a letter from Great Britain and who knows, maybe I will have my 1st invoices already in my postbox in...

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  • Go to HELL with that STUPID...

    IMHO this is the most stupid way to collect money from foreign cardrivers, stupid for them and stupid for us: The Toll-system for cars is fully automatic and an invoice will be sent to your homeadress ! It might take 1-6 months untill you get a letter from Great Britain and who knows, maybe I will have my 1st invoices already in my postbox in...

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  • Swimming in the river

    Ever how tempting it looks, or how many beers you have had, don't attempt to cross the river swimming! The streams are pretty heavy, and it's longer than you probably think! A couple of my friends tried once, they ended up about 200 m further down than they started, and they were pretty frozen (and drunk!), not a great idea!

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Trondheim Tourist Traps

  • Ravnkloa - know what it is!

    Ravnkloa is a place where local people go to buy their fish and meat. It wasn't set up as a tourist attraction. But the word of mouth has had it that is is a very worthwhile place to visit, and tourist authorities have backed this up considerably. I would say not necessarily that interesting; but it's still a good place to get your fish for dinner,...

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  • Ravnkloa Harbour

    Guide books and homepages make this sound like the most cosy of places when in fact it is little more than the home for the boat to Munkholmen and a seafood food hall. I was expecting other boats and some café life and was quite disappointed. The seafood café didn't even sell fresh prawns which I had hoped to enjoy a box on the quay... Have a look...

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  • Egon's Restaurant

    Because of its location along a main thoroughfare between the central station and the historical area, this place draws in the crowds. I just wonder why? It has an outdoor area in summer which might explain it as there was a certain lack of those in Trondheim, but the food is nothing special (steaks, pizza and such) and quite expensive for its...

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Trondheim What to Pack

  • Dress for the weather

    It's a good idea to bring an all weather jacket. The weather seldom stays the same for long, and once you've desided to go out it might turn from sunshine to rain and wind. You should prepare for all kinds of weather in the summer: Bring both the t-shirt and the warm pullover. Depending on what you are going to take pictures of: A polarizer might...

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  • Wind and waterproof

    It's a good idea to bring an all weather jacket. The weather seldom stays the same for long, and once you've desided to go out it might turn from sunshine to rain and wind. You should prepare for all kinds of weather in the summer: Bring both the t-shirt and the warm pullover. Depending on what you are going to take pictures of: A polarizer...

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  • Packing List

    Firstly, the weather in Trondheim is like a woman's mind; changing all the time! This means bring all kinds,'cause all 4 seasons may come in the same day. This picture of the Monks Island can be either from spring, summer, fall or winter...

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Trondheim Off The Beaten Path

  • Trondheim Folkemuseum

    The Trøndelag Folk Museum is located on the outskirts of the city, near a forest and it is an open-air exhibition of all the most significative houses and stave churches of Norway, especially from the area. You can see how local architecture changed through the centuries, as well as according to the landscape (fjord, mountains). There are over 60...

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  • Nidarosdomen/St Olav cathedral

    I don't normally recommend cemetery walks to VTers but the cemetery at Trondheim Cathedral has so many beautiful sculptured grave markers that it merits a visit. Taking a walk in the quiet but green grounds make it a strangely spiritual experience.

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  • Munkholmen

    Munkholmen, the Munks' island, was in ancient times Trondheim execution ground, then in the 11th century benedectine monks built a monastery which in 1658 became a prison fort. But now is a popular recreational resort and it's good if you feel like to have a swim... in the summer period boats depart daily from Ravnkloa, every hour, from 10.00 to...

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Trondheim Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing

    Warm-Weather Ski-Jumping is not for everyone, and especially not for me... so my tip is aimed at watching this sport, rather than practising it.... watching means that you can do it in summer, too - and maybe it is even mroe ipressive as this very young jumpers jump and land on "slippery plastic" runs... The Granåsen Ski Jump is the place for it -...

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  • Biking/hiking

    Bymarka is Trondheim’s green belt. In summer and winter, Bymarka entices us with the beauty and variety of its countryside. It is easily accessible and the place where many a Trondhjemmer goes for a little peace and tranquilty among the hills and pines. The wiew from some of the hills is worth a hard trip to the top. Gråkallen, Geitfjellet and...

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  • Warm-Weather Ski-Jumping

    Warm-Weather Ski-Jumping is not for everyone, and especially not for me... so my tip is aimed at watching this sport, rather than practising it.... watching means that you can do it in summer, too - and maybe it is even mroe ipressive as this very young jumpers jump and land on "slippery plastic" runs...The Granåsen Ski Jump is the place for it -...

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Trondheim General

  • Nidaros Cathedral

    Visit the cathedral, the resting place of St. Olav. Trondheim used to be Norway's capital - it was called Nidaros at the time - and the cathedral was the coronation place for Norway's kings.

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  • Kristiansten Fortress

    We went here and had a great view, I could even see the tower where we had dinner. It's quite interesting but the fortress is undergoing some restauration so there are fences and stuff disturbign the nice images.

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  • Stiftsgården

    Stiftsgården Where our royal princess wedding was celebrated in May(congratulations Märtha and Ari!). I visited Trondheim only a couple of days later, and there was still flower decorations on the balcony. I found the garden with its benches a lovely place to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather.

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Kristiansten
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Ringve Music Museum and botanical garden
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Torvet
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Vår Frue Kirke
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Stiftsgården
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