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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

Trondheim featuring a city and a garden

Trondheim City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and churches in Trondheim City Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Nidaros Cathedral or Olavshallen Concert Hall.

Trondheim City Centre

Top hotels in Trondheim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Kjopmannsgata 73, Trondheim
The price is Rs8,933 per night

Located in Trondheim City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Olavshallen Concert Hall and St. Olav's University Hospital. Trondheim Maritime ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,667 reviews)

"Great location with lots within walking distance. Good breakfast. Decent burger at the bar. For those times you don’t need to get out."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel
Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Clarion Hotel Trondheim
4 out of 5
Brattørkaia 1, Trondheim
The price is Rs10,046 per night

This family-friendly Trondheim hotel is located near the airport, steps away from Brattøra, Pirbadet and Rockheim. St. Olav's University Hospital is 1.7 mi (2.7 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (806 reviews)

"Great position, our room had fabulous view. Clean, comfy bed, full on breakfast spread. Would highly recommended, handy for hurtigruten ship terminal."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Quality Hotel Panorama
Quality Hotel Panorama
3.5 out of 5
Ivar Lykkes veg 1, Tiller, Trondheim
The price is Rs8,888 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from City Syd and within 3 miles (5 km) of Saupstad Ski Center and Granasen. St. Olav's University ...

4.1/5Very Good! (379 reviews)
Comfortable room outside of Trondheim

"Hotel is out of town, but lots of good parking. Room was nice, clean and comfortable bed. Breakfast was very good. Mall is close by, no restaurants in the area except Burger King. Hotel is a multi-story building, we were on the 5th floor, very quiet."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

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Popular places to visit in Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral
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Nidaros Cathedral

4/5(9 reviews)

The northernmost medieval cathedral in the world and crypt of Norway’s patron saint has a monumental Gothic stone façade and lace-like carved niches.

Old Town Bridge
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Old Town Bridge

4.5/5(11 reviews)

The carved gates of this historic bridge connect the city center to Bakklandet, arcing over the river Nidelven and providing stunning city views.

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4.5/5(2 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Brattøra during your travels in Trondheim. While you're here, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Kristiansten Fortress
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Kristiansten Fortress

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Trondheim when you take a trip to Kristiansten Fortress. Amble around the area's waterfront or visit its cathedral.

Archbishop's Palace
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Archbishop's Palace

4/5(5 reviews)

Norway’s oldest secular building is a magnificent medieval palace that now contains a fascinating museum and Norway’s crown jewels.

Monk's Island
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Monk's Island

Uncover layers of history at this former monastery and fort located on a tiny island in Trondheimsfjord, now featuring a swimming beach and a restaurant.

Reviews of Trondheim


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Verified traveller

1 Oct 2019

Trondheim in Autumn is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited. It’s not too big to get lost but a perfect size to walk around. Friendly locals,clean and a relaxed vibe. 3 to see are Bakklandet,Nidarosdomen and Festingen overlooking the city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Jul 2019

A small, lovely city with excellent walking routes.

5/5 - Excellent


25 Jun 2019

Lovely, manageable city. Great to walk around.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Jun 2019

Not really much to attract the tourist expect s a staging point, overall disappointing compare to Bergen

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Apr 2019

A pleasant small city

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