Trondheim is one of the most colorful cities in Norway. This is a quiet cozy city in the picturesque bay of the Trondheim fjord. On the territory of the modern city once arose one of the oldest settlements in the country. The city was founded by the Vikings in 997 and became the largest shopping center of Scandinavia. And later, in 1212, the city became the first capital of Norway.
Trondheim is among the three largest cities in the country. All city sights you can get around on foot. The neighborhood of the city is the birthplace of the Norwegian kingdom. Therefore, your vacation, spent in Trondheim, is guaranteed to give you great pleasure.
Trondheim How to get there?
The fastest and easiest way to get to Trondheim is by plane. Direct flights to Vernes Airport depart regularly from the cities of Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands and others. In case there is no direct flight from your city, you will need to make a transfer to Oslo. From here you can get to Trondheim by bus, rented car, train or ferry.
In Trondheim, buses and trams are used as urban public transport. The network of bus routes envelops almost all districts of the city, and tram routes – only its central part. All city transport runs strictly on schedule from 5 am to midnight. Tickets for travel are the same and operate in both types of transport.
Sights in Trondheim
Trondheim has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Its natural and historical attractions annually attract thousands of tourists from around the world. All year round there is a huge number of festivals, which are attended by residents and visitors. Of these, the summer festival of St. Olaf is the most ambitious and colorful. Also, in Trondheim are Jazz Festival, Kosmorama International Film Festival, Nidaros Blues Festival, Chamber Music Festival, etc. In summer, plays and operas that are performed directly in the open air are especially popular in the city.
Colorful houses on the embankment became the hallmark of the city, it is the most recognizable part of the city. Strictly speaking, these are warehouse premises of the 18-19 centuries, which were restored after the fires. There are many good fish restaurants in this area.
Another popular attraction of the city is the Nidaros Church, which is 900 years old. This church is the second largest church in Europe.
Other interesting places to visit include:
- Nidaros Cathedral
- Trondheim Bay
- Torget (Market Square)
- Bishop’s Palace
- Christiansten Fort
- National Museum of Ethnography
- Royal Residence Stiftsgarden
- Rock drawings in Hegre
- Ringve Museum
Hotels in Trondheim
Hotels in Trondheim offer a wide range of accommodation of different prices and degrees of comfort. The most luxurious and expensive hotels are located in the city center. From here very close to the main attractions. Middle class hotels are located a little further from the center. Well, if you want to save as much as possible on housing, choose a guesthouse or hostel. This type of accommodation you can find both in the center and beyond. For those who go to explore the neighborhood of the city, there are proposals for accommodation in country campgrounds.