Norway’s former Viking capital has a lot to offer the curious tourist.
Trondheim is often skipped by tourists in favour of the capital, the fjords or the draw of the northern lights. Yet the country’s former Viking capital has so much to offer the curious traveller, including incredible hiking opportunities, a splendid old town, and not one, but two of the country’s best music museums. Check out our Trondheim travel guide for everything you need to know to help plan the perfect trip.
Trondheim is an ideal weekend destination with easy flight connections from all Norwegian cities along with Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London. Its main draw is the Nidaros cathedral that dominates over the low-rise and compact city centre. Trains, buses and even a tram are on hand to whisk you away to the wonders of nature, in whichever direction you choose. To the west/south-west of the city, Bymarka (the City Forest) offers hundreds of miles of hiking and cycling trails, which transform into cross-country skiing trails in the winter.
- What to see: Our picks for the top sights in Trondheim
- Where to stay: Discover the best hotels in Trondheim
- Airport guide: Everything you need to know about Trondheim Airport Værnes
- Getting around: Our guide to public transport in Trondheim
- Beyond Trondheim: Suggestions for day trips from Trondheim