Trondheim, Norway: 5 Great Reasons to Visit

If you are going to visit Norway during your vacation, choose Trondheim. You may think that only Oslo is worth a visit in Norway, but nothing is further from the truth. Trondheim is a city full of adventures and tempting offers: restaurants, nightlife, shopping, interesting sights and cultural attractions. What else do you need for a nice weekend? So drop everything and set off to Trondheim immediately! Get ready to discover why it is such an amazing and attractive travel destination.

1. Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim
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Nidaros Cathedral is one of the most important historical and cultural monuments in the whole Scandinavia. It attracts millions of tourists from around the world every year. Some say it even inspired scenes in Disney’s “Frozen”. It is interesting to know that all Norwegian kings were crowned in this cathedral. Nidaros Cathedral is not only famous for its rich history, but also for being a unique architectural masterpiece of the Middle Ages. So, do not forget to snap some great photos.

Admission: adults 70 NOK/$12, children 30 NOK/ $5
Hours: weekdays 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Length of Visit: 1 – 2 hours

2. Bymarka Park

Trondheim: Bymarka Park

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If you want to relax or enjoy some peaceful and beautiful landscapes, Bymarka, which is located 9 km from the city, is definitely Where you need to head. This is a great place for leisure stroll in summer or skiing in winter. Magnificent lakes, a beautiful lush forest, and clear air make it a perfect picnic setting. Moreover, the best part? It is free. Enjoy!

Admission: free
Hours: daily, recommended 10am-5pm
Length of Visit: 2 – 3 hours

3. Old Town Bridge

Trondheim: Old Town Bridge

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Old Town Bridge is an iconic landmark of Trondheim. From the bridge, you will enjoy a stunning view of the multicolored wooden houses. It is also known as “The Gates of Happiness”. According to an ancient legend, everyone who passes under the arches of the bridge on foot will soon found happiness. So, go found bliss without spending a dime.

Admission: free
Hours: 24/7
Length of Visit: less than 1 hour

4. Munkholmen Island

Trondheim: Munkholmen Island
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Spend your free time in town visiting Munkholmen. This little island has been, first a monastery, and later a prison (think of a medieval Alcatraz). Nowadays, Munkholmen provides great opportunities to explore gorgeous ancient buildings and profit from the most breath-taking views of Trondheim fjord! During summer months, visitors revel in relaxing the beachside.

Admission (ferry): 70 NOK for the round trip
Hours (departure): May-September every 1 hour from 9am to 5pm
Length of visit: 3-4 hours

5. Tyholt Tower

Trondheim: Tyholt Tower
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Do not worry about getting hungry in Trondheim. There are plenty of eateries offering various cuisines. In addition, the Egon Tarnet Restaurant combines both excellent meals and a 120-meter-high attractive view of Trondheim. Hard to find better place to relax and enjoy your trip!

Price range: 120-300 NOK/ $20-50
Hours: daily 11am-11pm
Length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Trondheim, Norway: 5 Great Reasons to Visit
Visit Trondheim and his hidden gems. The Nidaros Cathedral to Bymarka Park. Discover Norway, its wonders and explore the city that inspired Disney's Frozen.