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Norway’s former capital and third-largest city, Trondheim is home to some of the country’s most beautiful medieval treasures, as well as a young, scientific university population. This mix of old and new, of science and art, makes it an eclectic city with something for everyone; there’s even a museum dedicated to rock music. Add into the mix a healthy amount of city cycling and mountain escapes, with scope for skiing and hiking and Trondheim is a place ripe for exploration.

Things to see

Trondheim’s key landmark is the Nidaros Cathedral. This ornate, gothic building, sculpted in grey stone with green copper spires, is the largest medieval cathedral in Scandinavia and the most northerly in the world. Other medieval buildings are scattered across the city – one of the most interesting and eerie is the remains of a 12th century church, complete with perfectly preserved skeletons. The historic areas of the city also contain a large number of wooden buildings, from charming Scandinavian cottages, to the 18th century Royal Residence, the largest wooden building in Europe. There are museums catering to every taste, from the Sverresborg Folk Museum to Rockheim, a rock music museum, impressive even from the outside with thousands of twinkling lights. For a great view of the whole city, take a boat trip out to Munkholmen Island, where you can relax on the beach and look back at Trondheim across the water.

Hotels in Trondheim

Rather than simply having clone copies of hotels ubiquitous in other big cities, Trondheim stamps its own design on everything, giving each hotel an on-trend feel with unique details. Minimalist Nordic furnishings, statement colors and decorative patterns is the general theme. Trondheim hotels are mostly mid-range in price and quality, the larger hotels offering amenities such as saunas, pools, and spacious suites, while smaller guesthouses provide a personal touch and a high level of hospitality. Norway is a notoriously expensive country, but there are plenty of hotel deals to be found, so at least the accommodation can come in on budget.

Where to stay

Most visitors choose to stay in the historic downtown area. Almost completely surrounded by the Nidelva River, the majority of the museums and medieval buildings are located here, as well as the majority of restaurants and bars. The encircling river provides ideal photo opportunities and scenic city strolls. There’s a range of accommodation here, from cheap hotels to more upscale options. You can also stay on the north side of the river, right next to the main station. It’s a convenient option for getting around the city and the Rockheim is nearby; you’ll also have great views of the fjord.

How to get to Trondheim

Trondheim has its own international airport, Vaernes, 30 kilometers from the city center, receiving flights from numerous European destinations. Visitors from further afield will need to make a connection within Europe. From the airport, there are shuttle buses to the city center, as well as a train service and taxis, or car hire options. Alternatively, you can combine Trondheim with a trip to Bergen, traveling by sea between the 2 cities for an unforgettable voyage through the stunning fjord country. Trains connect the major Norwegian cities, offering breathtakingly beautiful, if lengthy, journeys.