Welcome to Trondheim

The Home of Nordic Flavours 

Where the fusion of food, history, arts, technology, and green initiatives ignite a culture of innovation and rich tradition. Trondheim stands out with its progressive nature and vibrant city life, while still embodying its small-town heart.

People have travelled to Trondheim since long before the Viking Age. Not only was the city Norway’s Viking capital and later a solemn pilgrimage destination, but the region was also a favorite food destination, due to a series of coincidences millions of years back in time. This have given Trøndelag a terroir that is nothing less than every gastronome’s dream. Here the people discovered the fertile soil, the fjord and the mountains, with a myriad of seafood and wildlife in abundance.

Trøndelag has the perfect breeding ground for world-class ingredients
 The Home of Nordic Flavors!

The Nidaros Cathedral 
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The Archbishop's Palace
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Nidelven River
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The City of Trondheim

Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city, with just over 200,000 inhabitants.
Did you know that Trondheim was once the Viking capital of Norway? But even before the Pilgrims and the Viking Age, people were drawn to the region because of the seafood-rich fjords and vast mountains filled with wildlife and some of the most fertile soil in the country.

Tech & Knowledge

Today Trondheim is bustling with youth and fresh ideas, a booming tech community, and cutting-edge start-up incubators and coworking spaces. This is due in large part to being the home of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the largest university in Norway. Through its strategic research in areas such as energy, health, oceans, and sustainability, NTNU addresses many challenges of great importance to society. And the young minds of the 40,000-student body play a large role in facilitating a myriad of enriching cultural events and activities throughout the city.

Nordic Flavours 

A worthwhile pilgrimage for foodies, Trondheim is the ultimate culinary experience and recently awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022. With a wide selection of local coffee shops, charming cafes, delectable eateries, and microbreweries, you won’t run out of options. There is a strong culture for mixing locally sourced ingredients with bright new ideas, such as Michelin Star restaurants Fagn and Speilsalen or farm to table fusions like Spontan Vinbar, Kraft Bodega, To Rom og Kjøkken, LeBistro, Kitchen & Table, Troll and Sellanraa Bok & Bar. Small and big game, lamb, shellfish, salmon, berries and vegetables are all specialties from the Trondheim region.

View of the city
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The Old Town Bridge
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Food at Restaurant Fagn
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Slip into the 11th Century

Soak in the rich history of the 11th century by touring the famed Nidaros Cathedral and witness its remarkable Gothic facade. The world’s Northernmost Gothic cathedral, Nidarosdomen is the national sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav. Saint Olav’s holy shrine in the Nidaros Cathedral has been an important pilgrimage site ever since the former Viking king Olaf II Haraldsson was canonised in 1031, and it is still a treasured destination for pilgrims from all over the world. The site that started as a simple wooden chapel over the saint’s grave evolved over time into a magnificent cathedral.


Fjords, Mountains, Forests and the Northern Lights

Trondheim has it all. Situated on a fjord, Trondheim offers a vibrant city experience along with stunning natural surroundings. In winter, you can hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis or go skiing at local winter parks like Vassfjellet Vinterpark. In summer, you can venture just beyond the city’s edges in Bymarka. This scenic area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking or cross-country skiing in the winter months, with an array of marked trails criss-crossing the reserve, leading to spectacular viewpoints, charming rest areas and cosy cabins offering food and refreshments. And if you want to venture out onto the fjord, take a boat trip to the islands if Hitra to taste some of the world’s best seafood.

Art & Culture 

The Art scene in Trondheim is diverse and inspiring. Trondheim Art Museum hosts one of Europe’s largest art-prizes, the Lorck Schive Kunstpris, where the purpose is to generate debate and interest around contemporary art by honouring outstanding artists.

Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, which was gifted to Trondheim from visual artist Kjell Erik Killi-Olsen, has become an art house that reaches wide and narrow, with room for both established and less established artists.

Another new and exciting addition to Trondheim in recent years is Kunsthall Trondheim.

The Nidaros Cathedral
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The city of Trondheim
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Aurora Borealis
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View from Våttakammen
© VisitTrondheim/Mykola Ksenofontov

Source: Visit Trondheim