Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim is a city in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway in Scandinavia. Trondheim lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva.

Nidaros Cathedral was built over the grave of St Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence date from the middle of the 12th century. In 1869 extensive restorations started, and more than a century later, Nidaros Cathedral is yet to be completed.

The Archbishop’s Palace is one of the best preserved building complexes of its kind in Europe. It is the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Building began in the second half of the 12th century, and this was the archbishop’s residence until the Reformation in 1537.

Ringve Museum is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments.

Stiftsgården, the Royal Residence was built between 1774 and 1778 and is the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia.

Sverresborg – Trøndelag Folk Museum is a museum of cultural history around the ruins of King Sverre’s medieval castle.

The boat trip to the historical island of Munkholmen is a good opportunity to see Trondheim from the sea.

The view from the restaurant in the Tyholt Tower (74m high) gives you a panorama of the city and its surroundings.

Kristiansten Fortress towers above Trondheim and is one of the most popular recreational areas in town. It is a 15 minute walk from the city center.

The Monk’s Island was Trondheim’s execution site in ancient times. Benedictine Monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Today the island is a popular recreational area with a beach and a restaurant

Enjoy a game of golf at Sommersetra, close to the city center and experience nature and wildlife as you play.

The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology features exhibitions about Norway’s pre-history, the Middle Ages, church art, southern Sami culture, mammals and the environment. Located around 1.6km from Trondheim Harbor.

The disabled cruiser visiting Trondheim 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock at the port of Trondheim, which is around 600m from the center of town. Very large ships may be required to anchor and tender passengers ashore. Toilets and telephones are available at the pier.

Taxis and public buses depart from the pier. Car hire is located in the city center. Your cruiseline may organise shuttle buses.

Rockheim, the National Museum of Norwegian Pop and Rock History is located close to the harbor.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Norwegian Krone.


The official language in Trondheim 


Trondheim has a mix of small, unique shops and shopping centers. Go across the pedestrian bridge “Verftsbrua” and you will enter the Solsiden area, Trondheim’s most modern part of town. Here you find a large shopping center, several cafés and restaurants and many exciting niche shops.

The lively neighborhood of Bakklandet has old wooden houses painted in different colors, cafés, art galleries and antique shops.

Traditional Norwegian dishes include ‘fenalår’ (lamb), ‘pinnekjøtt’ (lamb’s ribs), ‘tørrfisk’ (stockfish) and ‘multekrem’ (dessert made of cloudberries and whipped cream).

Points of Interest

  • Trondheim – a seven-

Trondheim Accessible Excursions

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Trondheim Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible