Trondheim is situated by the seaside in one of the longest fjords in Norway, at the banks of the river Nidelva. The city is the third largest in Norway, with approximately 200 000 inhabitants. The city was founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason more than a thousand years ago, and Trondheim was Norway's first capital. There are several historical attractions within the city center which are well worth seeing. Trondheim is an excellent place to start if you want go for a trip to see other parts of Norway.
How to get to Trondheim
Trondheim Airport Værnes is 35 km from the city centre. Frequently departing busses or trains will take you to the city in about 35 minutes.
Trondheim Airport has frequent direct flights from Oslo and Bergen, in addition to Alicante, Amsterdam, Antalya, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Gdansk, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Malaga, Murcia, Nice, Reykjavik, Riga, Split, Stockholm and Tallin.
Trondheim has several daily train connections with both the northern and southern parts of Norway. There is also a daily direct connection with Stockholm.
Trondheim is also one of the ports of Hurtigruten, one of the world's most beautiful sea travels.
Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten
What you will see and what to do in Trondheim
The atmosphere and possibilities inherent in a small city mean that as a guest you can do a lot
within a short space of time. You can experience this small-town charm with Midtbyen,
Bakklandet, the culinary city Trondheim and a rich restaurant scene.
Trondheim’s proud and important history has helped setting the agenda
for the tremendous development the city has experienced.
The name Trondheim derives from the old Norse Þróndheimr, meaning home of the strong and fertile ones.
The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in AD 997,
and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history.
Trondheim was the nation’s first capital and continues to be the
coronation city where Norway’s kings have been hailed, crowned and blessed.
Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway with about 200,000 inhabitants.