Trondheim is a city of 205000 inhabitants in the south of the central Norwegian county of Trøndelag. It lies along the coast of a large fjord, the Trondheimfjord, and has about 1000 years of history. The city was founded as Kaupangen by king Olav Tryggvason in 997 AD. It was renamed to Nidaros and became the capital of Norway until 1217.
Trondheim has a number of historic buildings, the most significant being the Nidaros cathedral, which was built between 1070 and 1300. The ruins of the Kristiansten fortress, built between 1682 and 1684, are on a hill overlooking the city from the east.
The Torvet is a large square centrally located in Trondheim, which has been recently renovated. In the past it was a market square and a residential area for the rich with mansions on three sides of the square. The Trondheim Torg shopping mall is on this square.
A very nice area in Trondheim is the waterfront area around the Solsiden mall, the former shipyard area at the mouth of the Nidelva river.
How to get to Trondheim
Trondheim can be reached by plane, boat, train or car. It has an international airport with flights to a number of European cities.
Accommodation
There are several, mostly pricey, accomodation options, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Var Frue church tower 02 Var Frue church 03 Stiftsgarden royal residence 04 Stiftsgarden royal residence 05 Nidaros cathedral
06 Nidaros cathedral 07 Nidaros cathedral tower 08 Nidaros cathedral facade detail 09 Nidaros cathedral facade detail 10 Nidaros cathedral facade detail
11 Nidaros cathedral park 12 Kristiansten fortress defensive tower 13 Kristiansten fortress
14 Kristiansten fortress 15 Kristiansten fortress defensive tower 16 Norwegian University of Science and Technology 17 Nidaros cathedral park
18 Nidaros cathedral 19 Nidaros cathedral tower 20 Nidaros cathedral 21 Nidaros cathedral 22 Nidaros cathedral 23 Nidaros cathedral facade detail
24 Nidaros cathedral facade detail 25 Statue in Nidaros cathedral park 26 Town hall 27 Town hall park 28 Bibliotek library
29 Var Frue church 30 Bispehaugen school 31 Gate to Kristiansten fortress 32 Kristiansten fortress defensive tower
33 Kristiansten fortress 34 Trondheim art museum 35 Statue near art museum
36 Archbishop palace 01 Stiftsgardsparken
02 Stiftsgardsparken 03 Pigeons 04 Folkeuniversitet 05 Folkeuniversitet 06 Sondregate avenue
07 Radisson Blu Royal Garden hotel 08 Thon Hotel Nidaros 09 Trondheim central station 10 Trondheim central station
11 Clock tower 12 Bicycles for rent 13 Pedestrian bridge 14 Powerhouse Brattorkaia building 15 Train station tracks
16 Railway tracks 17 Klemens church museum 18 Building facade 19 Wooden office building 20 Wooden office building
21 Brubakken street 22 Hornemansgarden elders house 23 Performance stage on Torvet
24 Torvet square 25 Trondheim Torg shopping mall 26 Trondheim Torg shopping mall
27 Trondheim Torg shopping mall 28 Byscenen building 29 St Olav cathedral 30 Scandic Solsiden hotel
31 Panoramic view from the fortress 32 Trondelag theatre 33 Kongens gate street 34 Torvet square
35 Torvet square 36 Olav Tryggvason monument 01 Museum room
02 Loom 03 Wooden sledges 04 Historic pharmacy 05 Trondheim old town
06 Trondheim old town 07 Trondheim old town 08 Trondheim old town 09 Klaet house 10 Meraker farm house
11 Meraker farm house 12 Meraker farm 13 Meraker farm house interior 14 Crofter house
15 Stable 16 Stable 17 Horses stable 18 Farm house
19 Oppdal farm 20 Wooden farm house 21 Sverre castle ruins
22 Sverre castle ruins 23 Sverre castle ruins
24 Sverresborg open air museum 25 Grass covered roofs 26 Wooden Lo church 27 Lo church roof
01 Nidelva channel 02 Houses on Nidelva river 03 Nidelva river in Trondheim 04 Houses on Nidelva river
05 Houses on Nidelva river
06 Houses on Nidelva river
07 Houses on Nidelva river
08 Solsiden waterfront 09 Solsiden waterfront 10 Advertising pillar 11 TMV-kaia old shipyard area
12 TMV-kaia old shipyard area 13 Nedre Elvehavn
14 Nedre Elvehavn 15 White boats 16 White boats 17 TMV-kaia old shipyard area
01 Hell train station 02 Hell gods expedition 03 Hell train station 04 Hell train station
05 City Syd shopping mall 06 City Syd shopping mall 07 City Syd shopping mall
08 Wooden house near Fannrem 09 Lianvatnet forest trail 10 Lianvatnet lake
11 Lianvatnet lake 12 Lianvatnet lake 13 Lianvatnet lake 14 Lianvatnet house with grass covered roof
15 Lianvatnet lake 16 S-train 17 Rural scenery near Fannrem
18 Wooden house near Fannrem
19 Trondheim skyline
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