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EXCURSIONS & SIGHTSEEING /2012 - Jazzfest

EXCURSIONS & SIGHTSEEING /2012

Trondheim / Trøndelag

Photo: Marius Rua

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Photo: ShutterStock Photo: Ingvild S. Svean

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CONTENTS

WELCOME TO TRONDHEIM & TRØNDELAG .......................................................................... 4

THE CITY OF TRONDHEIM .................................................................................................... 5

APPROACH TO THE TRONDHEIM FJORD ............................................................................... 6

CREATIvE, HISTORICAL, ADvENTUROUS AND UNINHIBITED TRØNDELAG ............................ 8

TRONDHEIM HARBOR – MODERN CRUICE PORT IN A DEvELOPING PART OF THE CITY ........ 10

PORT FACILITIES ................................................................................................................ 11

TOUR 1 – TRONDHEIM CITY SIGHTSEEING ........................................................................... 12

TOUR 2 – NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA ........................ 12

TOUR 3 – NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA ........................ 13

TOUR 4 – RINGvE & CITY SIGHTSEEING .............................................................................. 14

TOUR 5 – RINGvE – GUIDED vISIT, EXCLUSIvE WINE RECEPTION AND CONCERT ................. 15

TOUR 6 – SvERRESBORG OPEN AIR MUSEUM & CITY SIGHTSEEING .................................... 16

TOUR 7 – MIDIEvAL WALK IN TRONDHEIM .......................................................................... 17

TOUR 8 – ROCKHEIM – NORWAY’S INTERACTIvE HOME OF POP AND ROCK ........................ 18

TOUR 9 – CULTURE & MUSIC IN 1000 YEARS ....................................................................... 19

TOUR 10 – NORWAY’S HISTORICAL AQUAvIT TRAIL ........................................................... 20

TOUR 11 – COACHTOUR ...................................................................................................... 22

TOUR 12 – BLOW YOUR OWN GLASS .................................................................................. 23

TOUR 13 –ART TRAIL IN TRONDHEIM ................................................................................. 24

TOUR 14 – A TASTE OF TRONDHEIM

AND THE FANTASTIC LOCAL PRODUCTS FROM THE REGION .............................................. 25

TOUR 15 – GUIDED CITY WALK ........................................................................................... 26

TOUR 16 – KINGS AND QUEENS – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROYALS ................................. 27

TOUR 17 – PILGRIMAGE IN MEDIEvAL TRONDHEIM – FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS ........... 29

TOUR 18 – TRONDHEIM’S NATURE BY vINTAGE TRAMWAY ................................................. 30

TOUR 19 – GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR IN TRONDHEIM .............................................................. 31

TOUR 20 – HARBOR SIGHTSEEING BY BOAT INCLUDING MUNKHOLMEN ............................ 32

TOUR 21 – HIKING ON THE LADE TRAIL ............................................................................... 34

TOUR 22 – HIKING IN BYMARKA ........................................................................................ 35

TOUR 23 – FOR FOOTBALL LOvERS! ................................................................................... 37

TOUR 24 – URBAN KAYAKING ............................................................................................ 38

TOUR 25 – NIDELvA CANOE ADvENTURE ............................................................................ 39

TOUR 26 – RIB BOAT ADENTURE ON THE TRODHEIM FJORD ............................................... 40

TOUR 27 – DEEP SEA FISHING IN THE TRONDHEIM FJORD ................................................... 41

TOUR 28 – SAILING EXCURSION ......................................................................................... 42

TOUR 29 – HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING OR EXCURSION TO A REMOTE FARM ...................... 43

TOUR 30 – RØROS – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE ........................................................ 44

TOUR 31 – THAMSHAvN OLDTIMER RAILWAY TO THE HISTORICAL LØKKEN MINE .............. 46

TOUR 32 – STIKLESTAD – THE CRADLE OF NORWEGIAN HISTORY ....................................... 47

TOUR 33 – AUSTRÅTT MANOR FROM 1656 ........................................................................ 48

TOUR 34 – THE TURRET FROM THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP “GNEISNAU” ............................. 49

TOUR 35 – BIRD WATCHING AT ØRLANDET ........................................................................ 50

TOUR 36 – HEGRA FORTRESS ............................................................................................. 51

MEET THE LOCALS/MEET AT TRONDHJEMMER – vISIT A TRONDHEIM HOME ...................... 52

TAILOR-MADE TOURS ....................................................................................................... 53

FLY SMART, FLY DIRECT ................................................................................................... 55

Photo: ShutterStock

Photo: Ingvild S. Svean

Photo: Anniken Zahl Furunes

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WELCOME TO TRONDHEIM & TRØNDELAG

Trondheim and Trøndelag offer a wide range of attractions and excursions.

This brochure highlights 28 different tours which are available for groups, meeting/incentive and cruise market.

Choose between sightseeing, guided theme tours, helicopter and boattrips, museums and exciting fortifications.

For those who want an active holiday, we arrange hiking, biking and boat adventures - and even bird watching excursions.

Trondheim – a creative city with a proud history.

Trondheim is beautifully situated by the Trondheim fjord. The river Nidelva meanders through the city centre,

helping to surround it by water on all sides. The characteristic low and colourful wooden architecture creates an

unique atmosphere.

The city is the historic capital of Norway, and today the capital of the local region Sør-Trøndelag. The history of

the city has played an important role in the development of the country from the viking age and medieval

times, which many of the popular attractions bear witness to. Trondheim also has strong cultural traditions,

hosting a wide range of events and festivals all year round.

The original name of Trondheim was Nidaros. The city was established by the mouth of the River Nidelva in the

year 997 by the Norwegian king Olav Tryggvason. Nidaros Cathedral, the great pride of the city, was built over

the grave of holy St. Olav early in the 11th century. The cathedral towers over the city , and is Trondheim’s

most unique and popular attraction.

Trondheim is also a city of innovation and technology, with the Norwegian University of Science and

Technology (NTNU), and several internationally renowned research communities. With 170.000 inhabitants and

approx. 30.000 students it is the 3rd largest city in Norway – vivid and lively, with everything a big city can

offer, but still with small-town friendliness.

Our newest attraction is the spectacular and innovative Rockheim – an interactive museum with six decades of

Norwegian rock and pop history gathered together under one roof.

THE CITY OF TRONDHEIM

Situated along the Trondheim fjord,

in the middle of Norway, between the

world famous Norwegian fjords and

Arctic North Norway!

World famous

Norwegian fjords

Polar Circle

TRONDHEIM

Arctic North Norway

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Photo: Ingvild S. Svean

Photo: Visit Trondheim Photo: Ingvild S. Svean

Photo: Anniken Zahl Furunes


APPROACH TO THE TRONDHEIM FJORD

More than 1000 years ago, a Viking ship sailed in to the

Trondheim Fjord. It did not dock at the fjord’s entrance,

as many others would have done at the time, but sailed

on inward. On board was Olav Tryggvason, who had this

goal in mind: Fighting his pagan enemies who lived further

up the fjord, and then become king of the country. Shortly

after, the head of his arch-enemy was impaled on a stakae

at the Monks Island, and Olav Tryggvason had become

king of Norway. In 997 he founded, not far away from his

enemy’s residence, Norway’s first capital, Nidaros.

After this, the fjord became the main approach to one of

the most important cities in Norway in the Middle Ages.

Many men have sailed in to this fjord, hoping for victory in

important battles. And some may have sailed out again,

disappointed after a bitter defeat. Or they have sailed out

on their way to new discoveries.

Into the fjord, and after Agdenes lightouse from the 19th

century, you will pass Rein, a monastery from the 13th

century, However, the property was important already

from the year 900, as this was the home for the kings

representatives. After the reformation, Rein was a manor

for one of the most powerful families in Norways.

Approaching Trondheim, you will pass Munkholmen,

the old execution site. In the 12th century a monastery

was placed on the island. After the reformation in 1537 this

island was again site for punishment, not for executions

though. A state prison was built, and the most famous

prisoner was a Danish count. His name was Peder

Schumacher Griffenfelt and he was imprisoned at the

Monks Island for eighteen years.

In 1030, two men in a small rowboat approached the city

from the north of the region. On board they had the corpse

of King Olav Haraldsson, who had been killed in the battle

of Stiklestad, which is one of the most famous battles

in Norwegian history. Olav Haraldsson was a christian

king, and had gotten many enemies in his eagerness to

convert the Norwegians from paganism to christianity.

Now he was to be buried in the city. Later, the sagas tell

about miracles that happened near the tomb of this king,

and he was later declared a saint. A church was built over

his tomb, which thousands of pilgrims were to visit in the

centuries to follow. The church was later replaced by

the impressing Nidaros Cathedral, and St. Olav became

Norway’s national saint.

Further up the fjord, towards the north, you will find a

small island called Tautra. The first monastery was

established on the island in early 1200’s. Monastery ruins

can be seen today, and in 1999 it was again established

a mon astery on the island, this time a nunnery.

One of the older sagas about Norway, tells about the

Viking Leif Eriksson who left Trondheim in the year 1000 to

go to Greenland. He had been to Greenland before, but this

time his ship was off course. He never came to Greenland,

but he had done some new important discoveries. When

he later returned to Norway he was very excited about the

land that he called “Vinland”, meaning the big, open land,

today known as New Foundland in Canada. He is thus the

first European to go ashore in America.

Not far away from Tautra, you will find the fort at

Steinvikholm. This is where the last archbishop in Norway

resided until the reformation in 1537. Nidaros (Trondheim)

had been the archbishop’s seat from 1153, and in the

1530’s the last archbishop Olav Engelbregtsson struggled

to keep Norway a catholic country, and to avoid a union

with Denmark were Norway would be the inferior part.

He failed in both, and had to escape in 1537. The sagas say

that two ships the sailed out the fjord with gold and silver

that had earlier belonged to the church. When they came

to Agdenes, where the fjord is at its deepest, one of the

ships sank. Still today, divers try to discover this treasure

in the Trondheim fjord.

Passing the lighthouse again, on your way out of the fjord

you will see a small branch of the Trondheim fjord.

And here, in stjørnfjorden lies the Austrått manor from

the 17th century. This beautiful building is one the oldest

estates in Norway, and has played an important role in

Norwegian history. One of the residents at Austrått, Inger

Ottesdotter who lived there in the 16th century, is said

to have been one of the most powerful persons in older

Norwegian history.

The monuments along the fjord does not only tell the story

of kings and other powerful persons. Numerous fishing

villages tell the story of the life of the fishermen who lived

around the fjord. One of these fishing villages is Uthaug,

that you will pass on your way out of the fjord. The houses

here, as in the other fishing villages, are modest and tell

the story of small income for the fishermen.

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Photo: Ørland kommune

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Photo: Visit Trondheim

Photo: Visit Trondheim


CREATIvE, HISTORICAL, ADvENTUROUS AND UNINHIBITED TRØNDELAG

A journey in Trøndelag, also known as Mid-Norway, will give you plenty of unforgettable stories to tell when

you get back home. You will be close to nature and powerful natural forces where comfort and relaxation will

always take centre stage. Trøndelag is wild and charming, a place where authentic traditions and untouched

nature exist side by side with the modern world.

Trøndelag is like a Norway in miniature. Here we have a coastline with beautiful archipelagoes and its coastal

culture, the long Trondheim fjord and mountains where the snow never melts.

On the mountain plateau is the charming mining town of Røros, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage

Site since 1980. Walking through the streets of Røros with over 100 historical wooden buildings from the

17th century is like walking within a living museum.

There are important historical sites all around Trøndelag. At Stiklestad, the battle field from 1030, and in

Trondheim, the legacy of St. Olav is everywhere. Also the history at Austrått Manor can be dated all the way

back to the Viking era. Løkken and Røros have hundreds of years of mining history and the fortresses at

Austrått and Hegra each tell their own stories of war.

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Photo: ShutterStock Photo: Tom Gustavsen

Photo: ShutterStock


TRONDHEIM HARBOR –

MODERN CRUISE PORT IN A DEvELOPING PART OF THE CITY

Trondheim Harbor is a district with many new developments that combine urban spaces with modern architecture.

As you approach the city on a cruise, you will see this new part of Trondheim rising up with the spectacular museum Rockheim as

well as the new congress hotel Clarion. There are exciting outdoor areas where the city meets the fjord, a rare interaction between

urban life and nature.

A new pedestrian bridge is being builtin 2012, connecting the city centre and the port. The bridge will shorten the walking distance to

the city centre with 600 m and give Trondheim Harbour a new dimension for all cruise guests.

Photo: Åge Hojem

PORT FACILITIES

Open: 24 hours

ISPS approved: Yes

Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes

Pilot: Yes

Tidal movement: 2.5 m

Ship tenders allowed: Yes

Ship stays minimum/maximum: Unlimited

Environmental limitations/restrictions: None

Are the port facilities according to

Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes

Maximum number of ships per day in port: 5

Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Unlimited

Port Services

Bunker delivery: Yes

Bunker method: Bunker boats

Supplies: Yes

Waste Handling: Yes

Wastewater method: Tank

Tugboats: Yes

Anchorage: Yes

Pontoons: Yes

Contact Trondheim Port Authority

Address: P.O. Box 1234 Sluppen,

NO-7462 Trondheim, Norway

Phone: +47 73 99 17 00

Fax: +47 73 99 17 17

International country code: +47

Pilot: channel 16

Emergency: channel 16

Medical emergency: +47 73 52 25 00

Charts: 458

Email: firmapost@trondheim.havn.no

Internet: www.tih.no

Quay and maximum ship dimensions

Quay: Length: Draft: Airdraft: Beam: Height key side:

Quay 68:

Turistskipskaia

(Tourist ship quay)

98 m 13 m Unlimited Unlimited 4 m

Quay 30: 156 m 8,5 m Unlimited Unlimited 4 m

Max. ship dimensions

The main quay can take ships that are over 350 feet long. M/S Qeen Mary 2

visited quay 68 in 2007, with a length of 345 m and a depth of 10.1 m.

Photo: Trondheim Port Authority

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Photo: Trondheim Havn

Photo: Trondheim Havn


Photo:ShutterStock Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 1 - TRONDHEIM CITY SIGHTSEEING

On this coach tour, visitors can learn about Trondheim’s

history and cultural life, learn more about everyday life in

Trondheim and see the most prominent sights and places

such as Nidaros Cathedral, the Royal Residence,

the wharves, the old wooden town bridge from 1681 and the

university NTNU.

A great fire in 1681 destroyed many of the city’s buildings,

and General Jean Caspar de Cicignon from Luxembourg

was sent to create a new Baroque city layout with wide

boulevards. However, several picturesque quarters have

survived to our time, with small and colorful wooden houses

and narrow alleys.

Visit Trondheim can offer conducted tours with highly

qualified and friendly guides who will give the group a

memorable tour of Trondheim. Visit Trondheim has guides

proficient in a number of languages.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The excursion goes by coach from a pre-arranged location.

The tour includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an

optional stop at Kristiansten Fortress.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: High. 45 pax pr. coach

Season: All year

Note: For city sightseeing including a museum visit,

see tour 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

SUPPLIER

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Photo:Jørn Adde

TOUR 2 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS

PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA

Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost cathedral

and Norway’s national sanctuary. Building began in 1070

over the tomb of St. Olav. Major rebuilding and restoration

of the cathedral started in 1869 and officially was completed

in 2001. The cathedral has beautiful stained glass from the

19th and the 20th centuries and the west facade is one of the

most beautiful and ornate portions of the church.

Across the courtyard is the Archbishop’s Palace.

This building was the Archbishop’s main seat from the

middle of the 12th century until the Reformation in 1537.

The Archbishop’s Palace Museum houses many treasures

from archaeological excavations at the site, as well as the

Archbishop’s mint workshop and original sculptures from

Nidaros Cathedral. The mint workshop is preserved exactly

as it was found. The Archbishop of Nidaros was granted

permission to mint its own coins in the 13th century.

The Norwegian Crown Regalia Exhibition is permanently

housed inTrondheim. The crown regalia are the most

prominent symbols of the monarchy. The regalia are ritual

objects with a strong symbolic significance.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This guided visit is of the three main sights in Trondheim.

The excursion starts with a short coach ride to

Nidaros Cathedral.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: High. Max. 45 pax pr. coach

Season: All year

Note: Well suited for wheelchairs.

The tour can be combined with Tour 1 or 9.

TOUR 3 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA

Norway’s national sanctuary, Nidaros Cathedral, was built over the grave of St. Olav. Construction of the original church began

in 1070. Plagued by fires, the Cathedral was reconstructed five times in the last 1000 years. The oldest parts still in existence

date from the 12th century. From the 11th century until the Reformation in 1537 Nidaros Cathedral was an important

destination for pilgrims. In recent years there has been a resurgence of pilgrims visiting the cathedral each year. The St. Olav

Ways to Nidaros (Trondheim) was formally awarded certification as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” in May 2010.

The cathedral is mainly in Gothic style, but the oldest parts are in Roman style. It is richly ornamented in stone, with magnificent

stained glass windows from the 20th Century. After the visit in the Cathedral the excursion continues with a city sightseeing

tour in the modern and historic Trondheim (see Tour 1).

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the group

throughout the tour, however the cathedral’s own guide takes over the

group inside the cathedral. There will be time in the museum shop. The

tour also includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop

at Kristiansten Fortress.

FIGURES & FACTS

SUPPLIERS

Duration: 3 hours

Nidaros Cathedral Visit Trondheim AS

SUPPLIER

Nidaros Cathedral

booking.ndr@kirken.no

www.nidarosdomen.no

Capacity: High, max 45 per coach

Season: All year

Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 4 or 5.

Photography is prohibited inside the cathedral.

booking.ndr@kirken.no guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www.nidarosdomen.no – www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 89 08 00 Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

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Photo: Marius Rua


Photo: Ringve Photo: Ringve

TOUR 4 - RINGvE & CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR 5 - RINGvE - GUIDED vISIT, EXCLUSIvE WINE RECEPTION AND CONCERT

Ringve is Norway’s national museum for music and musical

instruments. This unique museum is located at Ringve Manor

just outside the city centre, and is surrounded by a beautiful

botanical garden with a great view of the Trondheim Fjord.

At Ringve there are talented guides to explain the history of

musical instruments, as well as playing some of the historical

instruments. Just imagine the original sound of a house organ

made in the 18th century and a self-playing piano from 1917.

The well-preserved interiors in the main building date back to

the 19th century, will provide a charming setting to enjoy the

music history. The exhibition in the barn shows the most recent

instruments, ranging from cembalos to traditional Norwegian

folk music instruments to electric guitars and synthesizers.

After the visit at Ringve the excursion continues with a city

sightseeing tour in the modern and historical Trondheim (see

Tour 1).

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the

group throughout the tour, but at Ringve the museum’s own

guide takes over the group. The tour includes a photo stop at

Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at Kristiansten

Fortress. Coffee and food is available at Ringve.

There will be time in the museum shop.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. Max. 45 per coach

Season: March - October

Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 3 or 4.

Not suitable for disabled.

SUPPLIER

Ringve

post@ringve.no

Tel: +47 73 87 02 80

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 93 80 76 60

Photo: Ringve

Ringve is a music museum, country estate and botanical

garden - all in one. Ringve is Norway’s national museum for

music and musical instruments. This unique museum is located

at Ringve Manor, just outside the city centre and is surrounded

by a beautiful botanical garden with a great view of the

Trondheim fjord.

At Ringve there are talented guides to explain the history of old

musical instruments as well as playing some of the historical

instruments. The well- preserved interiors of the manor date

back to the 19th century and will provide a charming setting to

enjoy a glass of wine, musical history and an exclusive concert.

The exhibition in the barn shows the most recent instruments,

ranging from cembalos to traditional Norwegian folk music

instruments to electric guitars and synthesizers.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The excursion starts with a short coach ride to Ringve were

the visitors will enjoy a guided tour and a concert with local

musicians. There will be time for shopping in the museum shop

and a stroll in the Botanical Garden.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. Max. 45 per coach

Season: March - October

Note: Not suitable for disabled. Transfer guide from

Visit Trondheim is recommended. The tour can be combined

with Tour 1.

SUPPLIERS

Ringve post@ringve.no

www.ringve.no

Tel: +47 73 87 02 80

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Photo: Sverresborg Museum

TOUR 6 - SvERRESBORG OPEN AIR MUSEUM & CITY SIGHTSEEING

Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum (open air) is one of the

largest cultural history museums in Norway. It shows the

building traditions in Trøndelag, from town to countryside, from

mountain to coast and from Sami huts to city mansions. The

museum is situated around the ruins of King Sverre’s castle

from the 12th Century and has more than 60 vintage buildings.

While at the museum, the group will walk through the

buildings, some also from inside, and visit one of the oldest

stave churches in Norway, Haltdalen Stave Church. The church

is probably built in the 1170s, renovated and moved to

Sverresborg in 1937. There will be time to see the indoor

exhibition, “Images of Life”, that shows life in the region over

the last 150 years as well as visit the museum shop. After the

visit at Sverresborg the excursion continues with a city sightseeing

tour in the modern and historic Trondheim (see Tour 1).

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the

group throughout the tour, but the Folk Museum’s own guide

takes over the group inside the museum. The tour includes a

photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at

Kristiansten Fortress. Coffee and food is available at the

Sverresborg Folk Museum.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: High, max 45 pax per coach

Season: All year

Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 3 or 5. Good shoes

are recommended. Some hilly areas at the museum.

Not suitable for disabled.

SUPPLIER

Sverresborg Folk Museum booking@sverresborg.no

www.sverresborg.no

TOUR 7 - MIDIEvAL WALK IN TRONDHEIM

Trondheim was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in

997. This excursion begins at Skipakrok, where Olav Tryggvason

first sailed in to what later became the city of Trondheim.

From the Middle Ages to the Reformation, Trondheim was the

political and religious center in Norway. Remains from this era still

exist, telling histories of romantic and terrible times.

Among these remains are the Archbishop’s Palace, the oldest

existing secular building in Scandinavia, and Nidaros Cathedral,

Norway’s national sanctuary. Building started in 1070 over the

tomb of St. Olav. Trondheim had 14 stone churches in the Middle

Ages; only a few still exist. Remains of one of these churches

from the medieval period can be seen at the public library, found

during archaeological excavations on the site.

The excursion includes a visit to The Medieval Exhibition, that

gives a vivid picture of life in Trondheim in the Catholic Middle

Ages, around 1050-1537.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This guided theme tour starts from Cicignons Plass (Skipakrok)

and ends at the Medieval Exhibition at the NTNU Museum of

Natural History and Archaeology. A shuttle bus back to the

harbor is provided as part of the tour.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 15 pax per guide

Season: All year

Note: Good shoes are required. The archaeological discoveries

in the library are accessible during the library’s opening hours.

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Photo: The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

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Photo: Anniken Zahl Furunes

TOUR 8 - ROCKHEIM - NORWAY’S INTERACTIvE HOME OF POP AND ROCK

Rockheim is the spectacular new museum and national centre

for pop and rock music, opened in 2010. The permanent

exhibition is organized as a timeline, charting the development

of contemporary Norwegian music and popular culture through

the decades, from 1950 until today.

A visit at Rockheim is a digital and a high tech experience.

Here you take an active part in Norwegian pop and rock

history, pass through the decades, listen to music and feel

the atmosphere through sound, images, film and exhibits.

The spectacular building with an enormous enlightened box

built on the top of an old warehouse for flour is the new

landmark in the harbor area, just a few minutes from the

cruise- and Hurtigruten terminal. At night the box is beautifully

illuminated.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Rockheim is situated at the harbor, just 100 meters from the

cruise terminal. A guide can accompany the group through the

exhibition, or a guide can give an introduction, and the group

explores the museum on its own.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 1 hour

Capacity: Max 20 pax per guide

Season: All year

Note: Well suited for wheelchairs. The tour can be combined

with a city sightseeing. See tour 1 or 9.

SUPPLIER

Rockheim rockheim@rockheim.no

www.rockheim.no

Tel: +47 73 60 50 70

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Photo: Rockheim/Kriss Stemland


Photo: NDR

TOUR 9 - CULTURE & MUSIC IN 1000 YEARS

Music has always played a significant role in Trondheim and

Trøndelag. Here are numerous music festivals throughout the

year. “Trønderrock” - a genre in Norwegian rock music has got

its name from this region. Trondheim has the country’s oldest

jazz education at university level, where many of the nation’s

best jazz musicians have been educated.

Trondheim has both Norway’s national museum of music

and musical instruments, Ringve (see tour 5), and Norway’s

national centre for pop and rock music, Rockheim (see tour 7).

Nidaros Cathedral (see tour 3) has played a central role in

Norwegian church music since the Middle Ages. Nidaros

cathedral is today an important cultural arena in Trondheim,

with many choirs and two great organs, the Steinmayer

Organ from 1930 and the Wagner Organ from 1740.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

The excursion goes by coach and includes visits in Nidaros

Cathedral, at Ringve and Rockheim. A city guide accompanies

the group throughout the tour, however the museum’s own

guides take over the group inside.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 4 hours

Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. 45 pax per coach

Season: March - October

Note: There are organ meditations in the cathedral at regular

times during the summer which can be included in the tour.

Large groups can book an organ concert in advance.

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Ringve

post@ringve.no - www.ringve.no Tel: 47 73 87 02 80

Nidaros Cathedral

booking.ndr@kirken.no - www.nidarosdomen.no

Tel: +47 73 89 08 00

Rockheim

rockheim@rockheim.no - www.rockheim.no

Tel: +47 73 60 50 70

Photo: Shutter Stock Photo: Shutter Stock

TOUR 10 - NORWAY’S HISTORICAL AQUAvIT TRAIL

Trondheim is the origin of the Norwegian snaps “Linie Aquavit”

The snaps is made from potatoes and caraway, and Lysholm

distillery was founded in Trondheim in 1821. The Linie Aquavit

must be transported in oak barrels over the equator line twice.

The ships’ routes are written on the back of the bottles’ labels.

Trails will be tailor made for each group. Choose between

anything from half a day in Trondheim, up to six days in the

county of Trøndelag. You may choose Trondheim as the base,

or stay overnight at the places you visit. All places included

in the trail have their own aquavit menu including local food.

SOME OF THE PLACES INCLUDED IN THE TRAIL:

Nidarosdomen Cathedral www.nidarosdomen.no

Britannia Hotel www.britannia.no

To Rom og Kjøkken www.toromogkjokken.no

Baklandet Skydsstation www.skydsstation.no

Lian Restaurant www.sansogsamling.no

Frøset Farm www.froset.no

Klostergården farmhouse www.klostergardentautra.no

Husfrua farmhouse www.husfrua.no

Stiklestad National Cultural Center www.stiklestad.no

Jægtvolden Fjord Hotel www.jegtvolden.no

”The Golden Route” www.dgo.no

Steinvikholmen Castle www.steinvikopera.no

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS

post@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

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Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 11 - COACHTOUR

Open Top Sightseeing welcomes you to Trondheim! We will pick

you up at the Cruise terminal when you arrive or you can hop on

other places in town.

Open Top Sightseeing offers HOP ON - HOP OFF sightseeing:

· Visit Trondheim’s most attractive sights in an easy and

inexpensive way.

· The ticket is valid all day. 24 hrs/ 48 hrs.

· First class coaches and highly experienced and competent

drivers.

· 30 minutes departures (the tour takes about an hour

and a half).

· In our double- decker the tour is guided in English, German,

Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, French and Norwegian.

· Our brochure is available in the following languages:

English and German. You can download the brochure here.

· More information at the Touristoffice at Munkegaten 19 and

see: www.visittrondheim.no

· Tickets can be bought on the coach or at the Touristoffice.

Tour description: Cruise terminal, Hurtigruten, Ringve Music

Museum, Solsiden, Bakke Bru, Trondheim Marked Squere,

Skansen, Sverresborg Folk Museum, Nidaros Cathedral,

Cruise terminal

FIGURES &FACTS

Duration: 1 hrs round trip

Capacity: 74 persons

Season: summer season: may – august

SUPPLIER

Visit Trondheim AS/ Touristoffice

www.visittrondheim.no

post@visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 12 - BLOW YOUR OWN GLASS

In the city centre of Trondheim you will find

“Trondheim Glassblåseri”, the place to visit to blow your

own glass! This is the only glass blowers in Trondheim.

When they are not taking care of groups visiting them, they

also design and make glass ornaments and glasses to order.

Jan Peter Theodorsen, the owner, was educated in south

Sweden and has been working with the art of glass blowing

for more than 10 years.

You can decide what kind of color your glass will have, and they

instruct you the best they can so you end up with a glass to take

home the next day. Or, if you have to leave before they can take it

out of the oven, they will post it to your home address,

or wherever you want it sent.

Another group activity is to listen to a talk about the history of the

glass while watching they make a large glass.

Of course you may combine these two activities.

FIGURE & FACTS

Depending on number in group

Maximum 20 persons in a group

All year

SUPPLIERS

Trondheim Glassblåseri

Jan Peter Theodorsen

peter@trondheimglass.no

www.trondheimglass.no

Tel: +47 47 26 68 19

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Photo: Katrine Loraas

TOUR 13 - ART TRAIL IN TRONDHEIM

Trondheim is a very creative city with many art galleries and art

workshops. For groups interested in art we can tailor make

“Art trails” so you are sure to find the most interesting places

for your group to visit.

Some of the places we include in the trails are:

Galleri Ismene – www.ismene.no

Galleriet Trondheim Brukskunstforening

– local artists sell their art work

Galleri Oluf – www.gallerioluf.no

Bakklandets Allsidige Selskap & Bakgårdsgalleri – local painter

Galleri Høie – www.stenvighoie.no

Bakklandet Ramme & Kunst – represent local artists

Modern Art Gallery – www.modernartgallery.no

Galleri Hanne – represents Norwegian contemporary artist

Galleri SG – www.galleri-sg.no

When you know what kind of art your group are interested in,

we can send you a suggestion on a trail that is made for them.

In addition to the places mentioned above, Trondheim has

a few art museums that can be included in the trail as well.

A local city guide will take the group through interesting areas

of Trondheim on the way to the different places.

Trondheim has a very compact city centre and all places

are easy to reach by foot.

FIGURES &FACTS

From two hours – all tailor made

For smaller groups up to 15 persons

All year

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS

lisbeth@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 909 96 619

Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 14 - A TASTE OF TRONDHEIM AND THE FANTASTIC LOCAL PRODUCTS

FROM THE REGION

The counties of South and North Trøndelag are exploring the

potential of the region’s exceptional local food ingredients.

Why do the products from this region taste better?

One main reason is that berries, vegetables, potatoes and even

scallops and mussels need longer time to grow because of the

cold weather conditions. When we combine this with a lot of light

throughout the summer months, the products get a unique taste

and superior quality.

In the mountains the lambs and cows often go grazing where wild

flowers and herbs grow, and this gives the meat a lovely

and special taste. One of the main objectives in the region is to

bring the local food out to the general public and not only serve

these delicacies in the gourmet restaurants.

Many restaurants in Trondheim have focus on serving the best

products from the region, and we now tailor make tours for your

groups to experience the best.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Each tour is tailor made to fit the group. Maybe you are looking

for a lunch with a special touch, or a gourmet 7 course dinner?

How about a cookery class or a visit to a producer? Or maybe a

“city food safari” including a starter in one restaurant before you

stroll on to the main course somewhere else, ending up with the

dessert in a third place? Everything is possible! Send a request

and we will recommend what’s best for your group.

FIGURE & FACTS

Takes anything from 1 hour to many hours

– all tailor made

For groups any size

All year

SUPPLIERS

VisitTrondheim AS

lisbeth@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 909 96 619

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Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 15 - GUIDED CITY WALK

In Trondheim city centre everything is within walking distance.

The river Nidelven winds around the downtown area, and defines

its boundaries. On this guided tour, you will walk through the

streets of Trondheim to sense the city’s history that stretches

from the Middle Ages to our high-tech society.

The visitors will among others see the area around Nidaros

Cathedral, the market square, pass the Royal Residence and

the old wharves. On the east bank of the river is the Bakklandet

neighborhood with small and colorful wooden buildings,

formerly worker’s dwellings.

Visit Trondheim can offer conducted tours with highly qualified

and friendly guides who will give the group a memorable tour of

Trondheim. Visit Trondheim has guides proficient in a number

of languages.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The excursion starts from a pre-arranged location, preferably in

the city centre. A shuttle bus from the harbor is recommended to

shorten the walking distance.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2-3 hours

Capacity: Max. 15 per guide

Season: All year

Note: Good shoes are recommended. The tour can be combined

with a visit inside Nidaros Cathedral. See Tour 2.

SUPPLIER

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www. visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Photo: The National Royal Regalia Exhibition

TOUR 16 - KINGS AND QUEENS - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROYALS

Trondheim holds a special place in Norwegian royal history.

The city was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997,

and was the first capital of Norway. Nidaros Catheral, built over

the tomb of the Viking king Olav Haraldsson (St. Olav), is still

where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing. And it is

also where Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise married Ari Behn

in 2002. Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence in Trondheim,

is one of the largest wooden buildings in Scandinavia. It was

completed in 1778 and in use as royal residence since 1906.

The Norwegian Crown Regalia Exhibition is permanently housed

in Trondheim. The crown regalia are the most prominent symbols

of the monarchy.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

This guided theme tour goes by coach or on foot from

a prearranged location. A shuttle bus from the harbor is

recommended when the excursion goes on foot to shorten the

walking distance. A city guide accompanies the group throughout

the tour, however the museum’s own guides take over the group

inside Nidaros Cathedral, The Royal Residence and The Crown

Regalia Exhibition.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 4 hours

Capacity: Max. 15 per guide on foot, 45 pax. per coach

Season: June - August

Note: Guided tours in the Royal Residence are not possible

when the Royal Family is present.

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

The Royal Residence

post@nkim.museum.no

www.nkim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 89 50

The National Royal Regalia Exhibition

booking.ndr@kirken.no - www.nidarosdomen.no

Tel: +47 73 80 08 00

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TOUR 17 - PILGRIMAGE IN MEDIEvAL TRONDHEIM – FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

(Vitenskapsmuseet) is a university museum and a unit at the

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, dated back

to year 1760.

At the museum you will see the medieval exhibition, take part in

the museum’s activities, get to know Trondheim as a pilgrim city

and learn the Saints’ mysteries from the medieval times.

Not long after Saint King Olav Haraldsson was killed in the

battle at Stiklestad in year 1030, and his body moved to Nidaros

Cathedral, Nidaros became an important pilgrim goal. It was a

popular goal for the pilgrimage until the reformation in year 1537.

The pilgrims were only dressed in robes, carrying walking sticks

and small bags. On their way to Nidaros they followed existing

roads and paths until they arrived at Saint Olav’s grave.

DRESS IN PILGRIM ROBES AND EXPERIENCE THE PAST!

Everyone in the group gets to wear pilgrim clothing and effects,

and all together they will follow in the footsteps of the medieval

pilgrims. The group walks from the museum through the park

along the river to Nidarosdomen Cathedral’s west side where

they will learn the stories about the Saints and the martyrs.

During the walk we will talk about different aspects with a

pilgrimage; who was the medieval pilgrim, why did they do these

extremely long, scary walks, and how was life in the pilgrim city

Nidaros 700-800 years ago?

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes depending on what the client wants

Capacity: 20 adults (35 if children included)

Season: all year – available from end of September 2012.

SUPPLIER

The Museum of Natural History Visit Trondheim AS

and Archaeology

lisbeth@visittrondheim.no

Attn: Arnfinn Stendahl Rokne

Arnfinn.rokne@vm.ntnu.no

Tel: +47 93 80 76 60/909 96 6 19

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TOUR 18 - TRONDHEIMS NATURE BY vINTAGE TRAMWAY

Gråkallen tramline is the northernmost tramline in the world,

and stretches 8,8 km from St. Olav’s street (in city centre at

approx. 8 meters above sea level) to Lian and Bymarka (approx.

235 meters above sea level). The line opened in 1924, extended

to Lian in 1933, and ever since has brought the citizens of

Trondheim to Bymarka for outdoor activities summer and winter.

Today, this is the only tramline in Trondheim.

Bymarka is Trondheim’s green belt, with almost 300 km hiking

paths, 120 km prepared ski tracks in winter (including 53 km

floodlit tracks), a golf course, many sport lodges and numerous

good lakes for fishing.

On the way to Lian, you will pass by residential areas and

a splendid view over Trondheim from the west. The trip to Lian

takes about 20 minutes. The tour continues by coach for a

regular city sightseeing (see Tour 1) through the modern and

historical Trondheim.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Transfer is needed from the harbor to St. Olav’s street.

A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour.

The vintage trams used for charter tours are from the 1950’s.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2,5 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year

Note: Not suitable for disabled. On request, the tour can include

lunch at Lian Restaurant or a hike in Bymarka.

SUPPLIERS

Gråkallbanen Tramway

turtrikken@graakallbanen.no

www.graakallbanen.no

Tel: +47 95 86 08 86

Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

TOUR 19 - GIUDED BICYCLE TOUR IN TRONDHEIM

Take a bike ride through historical Trondheim. The city centre

is completely flat, so you don’t have to be in top shape. There

are also tandem bikes available, a service for those who do not

normally bike.

The guide will take you on cycle paths on both sides of the river

Nidelven, passing many of Trondheim’s famous sights including

Nidaros Cathedral, the Royal Residence, the Market Square, the

wharves and the fish market. After crossing the Old Town Bridge

the ride continues in the old part of the town, Bakklandet. Further

to the former shipyard, Nedre Elvehavn, now transformed into

large housing complexes, restaurants and a shopping centre.

This is also a chance to try the world’s first, and so far only,

bicycle lift. The lift goes from The Old Town Bridge almost up to

Kristiansten Fortress.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts from the harbor or the city centre.

There will be cycling both in city traffic and on cycle paths.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 1,5 hours

Capacity: 14 pax

Season: Summer

Note: Wear shoes without high heels and suitable clothes.

Sykkelguide.com provides bicycles and helmets.

SUPPLIER

Sykkelguide.com

post@sykkelguide.com

www.sykkelguide.com

Tel: +47 45 25 35 60

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Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

TOUR 20 - HARBOR SIGHTSEEING BY BOAT INCLUDING MUNKHOLMEN

On this excursion you will see the city from another angle.

Here you will come close to landmarks such as the wharves,

the Old Town Bridge and Munkholmen.

Munkholmen - “The Monk’s lsland” - was Trondheim’s execution

ground 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.

Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld,

who spent 18 years as a prisoner on the island. Today the island

is a popular recreational area with a beach and a restaurant.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

A guided tour by boat in the canal, in the river Nidelven and on

the fjord, including a stop for a guided visit at Munkholmen.

Departure from Ravnkloa in the city centre. A city guide

accompanies the group throughout the tour, however

Munkholmen’s own guide takes over the group while they

are at the island.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2,5 hours

Capacity: High, max. 100 pax

Season: Summer

Note: Not suitable for disabled. On request, the tour can be taken

without the stop at Munkholmen, duration 1,5 hours.

SUPPLIERS

Nova Hotell

booking@nova-trondheim.no

www.nova-trondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 63 00

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Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 21 - HIKING ON THE LADE TRAIL

The Lade Trail runs along the coast of the Lade peninsula.

The trail passes sheltered bays and goes over hilltops with a

wonderful view over the Trondheim fjord. The landscape is an

area of natural importance, biologically and ecologically as well

as culturally.

The Lade area also plays a central role in Trondheim’s 1000-year

old history. This area was the seat of the Earls of Lade, a dynasty

of Norwegian rulers from the 9th century to the 11th century.

The numerous lovely inlets along the path are the result of the sea

level being 175m lower today than at the end of the last ice age.

During the tour, you will see interesting geologicalformations,asw

ellasabreathofNorwegiannaturallife. Along the trail there are many

reminders of the World War II, such as remains of underground

caves, gun position foundations and bunkers.

The hike will stop at the café “Sponhuset” in the Ringve bay for

a cup of coffee and their famous waffle.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts with a short coach ride from the city centre to the

starting point, Korsvika in Lade. The first part of the trail is hilly.

End at Rotvoll where a coach is waiting to return the group to the

city centre. The length from Korsvika to Rotvoll is 6,5 km, but the

tour can be made shorter on request.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: High

Season: Spring, summer, autumn

Note: Wear suitable sport shoes and clothes and

use trekking (optional).

SUPPLIERS

Visit Trondheim AS

guideservice@ visittrondheim.no

www. visittrondheim.no – Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Sponhuset

post@sponhuset.no

www.sponhuset.no – Tel:+47 73 92 14 67

Photo: Turkamerat

TOUR 22 - HIKING IN BYMARKA

Take a break from the city and experience Norwegian nature with

all your senses.

Just minutes away from Nidaros Cathedral and the city centre

you’ll find the forest and fields of Trondheim, called Bymarka.

In summer as well as winter, Bymarka entices us with beauty

and variety. There is a well developed network of trails that are

easily accessible.

“Turkamerat” offer trips for people who want to combine a visit to

Trondheim with a real Norwegian nature experience. And at the

same time learn about our flora and fauna. Maybe you’ll find the

answer to why Norwegians love the outdoors so much, and how

they do it?

Trips are available for beginners and for people who have done

some hiking before. During the hike you will get stories from,

and the history about Bymarka.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This is an opportunity to head away from city centre and explore

the surrounding countryside and forestland. Transfer by bus

from the city to the starting point. Your nature hike will take

you through scenic forestland, passing small lakes and open

landscape. Lunch at one of the forest’s many lodges or lunch box.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 4 hours

Capacity: 15 pax per guide

Season: All year

Note: Good shoes required, if possible waterproof,

and wear windproof/waterproof jacket.

SUPPLIER

Turkamerat - Anne-Lise Aakervik

post@turkamerat.net

www.turkamerat.net

Tel: + 47 93 43 90 08

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Photo: Shutter Stock


TOUR 23 - FOR FOOTBALL LOvERS!

Trondheim is, and always has been, Norway’s football city no 1,

and is home for Rosenborg Football Club, RBK, which has been in

the Champion’s League 11 seasons!

Lerkendal is the club’s home arena and can take almost 30.000

football supporters.

Rosenborg has through the years raised quite a few footballers

that have played both in UK and Germany. Some of them are:

Rune Bratset (Werder Bremen), Vegard Heggem (Liverpool) and

Steffen Iversen (Tottenham and today back in the Rosenborg

team).

Rosenborg’s supporter club is “Kjernen” and is very important to

the ecstatic atmosphere during a match.

The national league matches are usually played on Sunday

evenings, only occasionally on a Wednesday. Rosenborg will be

playing for participation in European League this year, but match

dates are not yet decided.

TOUR DESCRIPTION 1 – MORNING, NO MATCH

A guide will meet the group outside the main entrance and will

take them on a guided tour of the stadium. A short talk about the

club’s history and how they work today will be held before lunch

is served. 2 hours.

TOUR DESCRIPTION 2 – MATCH DAY

A guide will meet the group outside the main entrance and take

them for a guided tour of the stadium. A spokesperson will talk to

the group about the teams and today’s match before dinner.

After dinner they all watch the match. 4 hours

Other activities can be tailor made for each group!

SUPPLIERS

Rosenborg Football Club

www.rbk.no

Visit Trondheim AS

post@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 00

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Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

TOUR 24 - URBAN KAYAKING

Kayak or canoe adventures cannot only be done in the wilderness.

You can paddle in the centre of Trondheim; in the canals,

up the river Nidelven and on the fjord together with a guide/

instructor.

Trondheim is situated by Norway’s third longest fjord, and the

river Nidelven winds through the city. The canal is a result of

the building of an artificial island for expansion of the dock area

in the middle of the 19th century.

On this urban canoe adventure you share the canal with

tour- and recreational boats, and experience Trondheim’s

architecture from water level. In the river you paddle along

the famous wharves. The oldest date from the 18th century,

and show how the riverbank looked like in that period.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

The tour starts in the canal, 10 minutes walking distance from

the cruise terminal. The instructor provides basic instruction

prior to tour departure.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 15 pax

Season: Spring, summer, autumn

Note: All equipment (canoes, paddles, personal flotation

devices etc.) are provided. Some paddling experience

recommended. Wear suitabel clothes and shoes.

SUPPLIER:

Mid-Norway Adventure AS

eirik@midnorwayadventure.com

Tel: +47 982 86 070

Visit Trondheim AS

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Photo: Visit Trondheim

TOUR 25 - NIDELvA CANOE ADvENTURE

Our river, Nidelva starts at the Lake Selbusjøen and winds

through different landscapes on its way to the Trondheim

Fjord. We will invite you on a calm trip on the rivers last 6-7

kilometers stretch to the Fjord.

Mid Norway Adventure, will take care of the safety, making

sure everybody has their lifejacket on, and help you with the

paddling skills before we are off on our way down the river. We

will take time to enjoy the nature and the urban sights on our

jouney to Trondheim Harbour.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours – from the hotel until we are

back at the hotel

Capacity: 2-3 persons in each canoe

– as many canoes as you want

Season: Spring - summer - autumn

Note: Sportsshoes and outdoor clothes

SUPPLIER:

Mid-Norway Adventure AS

eirik@midnorwayadventure.com

Tel: +47 982 86 070

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Photo: Havraft

TOUR 26 - RIB BOAT ADvENTURE ON THE TRONDHEIM FJORD

With a fast moving RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) you will get an

experience you will never forget. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure

on a trip around the Trondheim Fjord in a racing boat that speeds

up to 63 knots. In rough sea, the tour will feel like a rollercoaster

ride. By calmer sea, it will feel like you are flying along the water.

The boats have jockey seats and strong hand-holds.

The Trondheim fjord is Norway’s 3rd longest fjord and this is an

opportunity to see the most of it in just an hour, such as

Munkholmen, the island Tautra with castel ruins from 1251,

Steinvikholmen castle from the 16th century or the fishing

village Råkvåg.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts from a floating dock close to the cruise terminal.

There are short stops for photography.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 1 hour

Capacity: Minimum 8 pax, max 12 pax per boat.

Season: Summer

Note: This tour includes twists and turns at high speeds so

guests should be in good physical condition. Survival suits are

provided.

SUPPLIERS

Fjordrafting.no

fjordrafting@fjordrafting.no

www.fjordrafting.no

Tel: + 47 48 20 05 55

Photo: Tom Gustavsen

TOUR 27 - DEEP SEA FISHING IN THE TRONDHEIM FJORD

Deep sea fishing in the Trondheim Fjord is both a recreational

sport and an exciting activity. You never know what’s coming to

the surface when the fishing line is up. Maybe you catch cod,

saithe, pollack, mackerel or haddock. If you are really lucky,

you get a sea trout. It is not necessary to go very far, there are

lots of fish just outside the city centre.

The Trondheim Fjord is Norway’s 3rd longest fjord and divides

into many smaller branches. The fjord has a rich marine life,

at least 90 species of fish have been observed. Along the fjord

you can see picturesque cultural lanscape with some

of Norway’s best agricultural areas.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The fishing trips starts from the harbor, not far from the cruise

terminal. Large groups will be divided between several boats.

Fishing equipment and life jackets are included. Fishing licenses

are not required for sea fishing.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2-4 hours

Capacity: Max. 50 pax.

Season: Spring, summer, autumn

Note: Use warm and

windproof/ waterproof clothing, weather

conditions on the fjord can quickly change.

SUPPLIER

Havraft

frode@havraft.com

www.havraft.com

Tel: +47 41 27 49 17

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Photo: Crazy Coyote

TOUR 28 - SAILING EXCURSION

Sailing is a great team activity where each participant is assigned

a task on board. Everyone must participate.

The wide and deep Trondheim fjord is well suited for sailing.

The trip can go inwards the fjord to the island Tautra with

monastery ruins from 1251 and further to Steinvikholmen castle

from the 16th century, or out towards the coast with its beautiful

archipelago.

S/Y Crazy Coyote was built in 1999 for a French Regatta team

and is one of the fastest sailing boats in Norway. The boat is

51 feet, and has a speed record of 29 knots.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts from a floating dock close to the cruise terminal.

There are short stops for photography.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 2 hours to all day

Capacity: 12 pax. pr. boat

Season: Spring, summer, autumn

Note: Wear sport shoes with white soles.

For larger groups, more boats will be provided.

SUPPLIERS

Crazy Coyote

stian@crazycoyote.no

www.crazycoyote.no

Tel: +47 91 59 13 98

Photo: Midtnorsk Helikopterservice

TOUR 29 - HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING OR EXCURSION TO A REMOTE FARM

Trøndelag is often described as Norway in miniature. Here we

have mountains, fjord, coast and a beautiful archipelago.

From a helicopter you get a spectacular view, and you can see

all this in less than an hour.

For a special treat, you can experience the breath-taking

mountainous area on a trip into the remote mountain farm

Gjefsjø, situated on the border with Sweden. Meet your hosts

at the secluded farm and enjoy fresh, flavorful local food in the

peace and tranquility that you find in the wilderness. From here

it’s five hours to the nearest neighbor.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts at the helipad at the harbor, next to the cruise

terminal. No transfer needed.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 1-3 hours

Capacity: 5 seats helicopter

Season: All year

SUPPLIER

Midtnorsk Helikopterservice AS

post@mnhs.no

www.mnhs.no

Tel: + 47 97 40 35 00

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Photo: Shutterstock

TOUR 30 - RØROS - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Just a few hours from Trondheim is a Norwegian treasure

- the town of Røros. The mining and farming activities within

the town boundaries have created a unique mountain settlement

- a man-made wonder with exceptional cultural value

- which has since 1980 earned Røros a place on UNESCO’s list

of World Heritage Sites.

The guided walk through town with its more than 100 old

wooden buildings provides you with a basic introduction into

how the old mining community has developed. In Smelthytta

mining museum in the old smelter building, you can learn more

about the history of Røros and about Røros Copperworks.

The history is brought alive through models of mines, smelter

buildings and the technical devices that were in use at the

time. The town centre hosts a thriving handicraft community,

workshop outlets, quaint, little boutiques and good cafés and

restaurants that offer local specialties made from the products

of the season. Walking through the streets of Røros is like

walking within a living museum.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

2,5 hours with bus or train from Trondheim to Røros through

Norwegian nature and countryside. Lunch or dinner at a

restaurant with local cuisine. Return to Trondheim by bus

or train.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 9 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year

Note: Røros is located in the mountains, and the temperature

may be lower than by the coast, especially in winter.

Some walking involved, good shoes are recommended.

SUPPLIER

Destination Røros

post@rorosinfo.com

www.roros.no

Tel: +47 72 41 00 00

44 45

Photo: Shutterstock


TOUR 31 - THAMSHAvN OLDTIMER RAILWAY TO THE HISTORICAL LØKKEN MINE

A tour with train on the narrow gauged Thamshavn Railway

- opened as a ‘vintage railway’ in 1983, the carriages date back

to 1908. The line was built to transport ore from the copper

mines at Løkken. During World War II, several sabotage attempts

were made on the line.

The mine at Løkken was active from 1654 to 1987. Here will

visitors learn about bygone battles with heat, smoke and ore,

experience the quietness within, hear the dripping of water,

smell the stench of sulphur and admire a color spectrum that

one could hardly believe to be true.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

This excursion takes us by coach along the shores of the

Trondheimsfjord. We later reach Gaulosen, a branch of the

main fjord, before following the Orkdalsfjord to the village of

Orkanger. Heading up river we arrive in Fannrem, where we

will board the train.

Arriving at Løkken Station we change transport, boarding a

coach for the short drive up to the old mine. The next part of

the tour is on foot.

The one kilometer route takes us through narrow corridors and

large caverns. After the visit in the mine, we continue by coach

back to Trondheim.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 5 hours

Capacity: High

Season: Summer

Note: There is quite a lot of walking during this tour,

approx. 20 minutes in the old mine. There are steps to board

the train, and several single steps inside the mine.

Not recommend for persons with limited mobility and

wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.

The tour can be extended with lunch at Bårdshaug Manor.

SUPPLIER:

Orkla Industrimuseum

post@oi.no

www.oi.no

Tel: +47 72 49 91 00

Photo: Bjørn Tokle

TOUR 32 - STIKLESTAD - THE CRADLE OF NORWEGIAN HISTORY

This historic journey takes you to fabled places in the region

Innherred north of Trondheim. The medieval churches in

Innherred dominate the cultural landscape bearing witness to

good resources in the community and close contact with the

world outside. Bjerkem is a grandiose farm operated in roughly

2000 years. Enter a world of manifold Innherredian folklore.

Get an exciting image of the inhabitants living, way of thinking

and development after the famous battle at Stiklestad in 1030.

On arrival Stiklestad, the group will be met by a local guide.

There will be a guided tour of the area followed by dinner in

the medieval longhouse ” Stiklastadir” with the chieftain of this

medieval farm as host. There is a fire on the hearth and you will

be served a meal, while you relax in the authentic atmosphere

and listen to the chieftain talk about the longhouse and his role

as a political and religious leader in the period before 1030.

We may even receive some unexpected guests...

TOUR DESCRIPTION

A full-day guide meets the group in Trondheim on a pre

arranged place and time. A guided tour at “The Golden Route”

which is a conglomeration of traders who collaborates to make

the area an attractive travel destination. Cafe and cake at

Gulburet. Folklore dance and storytelling about the history at

Bjerkem, lunch at Bjerkem. Guided tour at Stiklestad and dinner

at Stiklastadir (in Stiklestad).

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 10,5 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year

Note: Please inform about any wheelchairs or food allergies.

SUPPLIERS

Innherred Tourist Board

post@visitinnherred.com

www.visitinnherred.com

Tel: +47 74 40 17 16

46 47

Photo: Tom Gustavsen


Photo: Ørland kommune Photo: Ørland kommune

TOUR 33 - AUSTRÅTT MANOR FROM 1656

Strategically located by the inlet to the Trondheimfjord, stands

the Austrått manor. Its history stretches back to the Viking Age

and Snorre’s descriptions of the Christianization of Norway.

Stories in the Middle Ages tell us about powerful, noble families

and close links to noble men. The most known owner, Lady

Ingjerd Ottesdatter (ca. 1470–1555) was her era’s wealthiest

landowner in Norway and a political intriguer. Her politics has

inspired Henrik Ibsen and several other Norwegian dramatists.

The layout of the manor as it stands today is from about 1656,

built in the Renaissance style. However the decorations are

Baroque.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for

Kristiansund, you will cruise out the Trondheim Fjord, Norway’s

3rd longest fjord and an important waterway in the Viking

era. Sailing past beautiful islands and some of Norway’s best

agricultural areas, you will after an hour arrive in Brekstad on

the Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. Short walk to

the Ørland Coastal Hotel where homemade waffles and coffee/

tea will be served in the lobby, while you sit down and talk with

your private driver/guide who will take you to Austrått.

Before leaving for Trondheim you will again meet at Ørland

Coastal Hotel for “a taste of the coast lunch”. A memorable

meal with genuine, high quality seafood.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year

Note: Not suitable for disabled. The Manor is available only

to people who can walk stairs.

SUPPLIER:

Ørland Coastal Hotel

post@kysthotell.no

www.kysthotell.no

Tel: +47 72 51 33 00

Photo: Ørland Coastal Hotel

TOUR 34 - THE TURRET FROM THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP “GNEISNAU”

The main attraction at Austrått Fortress is the enormous

rotating turret. This is the only one left in the world. The turret

was first mounted aboard the German battleship Gneisenau

and had 3 guns with a diameter of 28.3 cm and a traversing

clearance of 360˚. When the ship sustained damage in the

port of Kiel in 1942, the decision was made to place one of

Gneisenaus’ gun turrets in Austrått Fort. A guided tour will

bring you five floors down into the mountain, through the entire

gun turret, the electric utility and the soldiers’ quarters which

could billet up to 200 men.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for

Kristiansund, you will cruise out the Trondheim Fjord, Norway’s

3rd longest fjord and an important waterway in the Viking

era. Sailing past beautiful islands and some of Norway’s best

agricultural areas, you will after an hour arrive in Brekstad

on the Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. Short walk

to the Ørland Coastal Hotel where homemade waffles and

coffee/tea will be served in the lobby, while you sit down

and talk with your private driver/guide who will take you to

Austrått Fort.

Before leaving for Trondheim you will again meet at Ørland

Coastal Hotel for “A taste of the Coast - lunch”. A memorable

meal with genuine, high quality seafood.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year, with reservations concerning

weather conditions during winter.

Note: Not suitable for disabled

SUPPLIER

Ørland Coastal Hotel

post@kysthotell.no

www.kysthotell.no

Tel: +47 72 51 33 00

48 49


Photo: Karin Størseth

TOUR 35 - BIRD WATCHING AT ØRLANDET

Ørlandet Ramsar wetland comprises four protected marshland

areas. The best known is the Grandefjaera nature reserve, an

important area for migrating and molting birds. Grandefjaera is

an ornithologist’s paradise; as many as 210 species have been

registered! Together with the ornithologist, you will observe the

various birds from the newly opened bird watching tower.

Near the wetlands is Uthaug Farm, a traditional Norwegian

farmstead with buildings dating back to 1740. There you will

be served a traditional, Norwegian lunch consisting of

Rømmegrøt, a sour cream porridge traditionally served with

cured meats and flat bread (thin, crisp bread) and fresh

lemonade. A rhubarb dessert and coffee/tea will complete the

meal. After lunch, you will be able to explore the farm area

together with your private guide. The main building has an

impressive collection of old furniture, textiles and equipment.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for

Kristiansund. Sailing past some of Norway’s best agricultural

areas, you will after an hour arrive in Brekstad on the

Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. The tour

starts as you drive for about 15 minutes to Grandefjaera

where you will meet up with a local ornithologist.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: High

Season: All year

Note: Good shoes required, if possible waterproof and

wearwindproof/waterproof jacket. There are telescopes

for loan. We still recommend to bring your own binoculars

and don’t forget camera.

SUPPLIER

Ørland Coastal Hotel

post@kysthotell.no

www.kysthotell.no

Tel: +47 72 51 33 00

Photo: Jørn Adde

TOUR 36 - HEGRA FORTRESS

Hegra Fortress is a symbol of the power of resistance and

bravery. This fortress heroic fight against the German

occupation force in April - May 1940 ignited a spark of hope

and will-power in the occupied nations. Its underground rooms

and passages continue to share the inspiring story of

Norwegian tenacity and pride.

The fortification, raised high upon the hill above the centre of

Hegra, has become a national monument. The old fortress was

built to defend us against an enemy coming from the east -

the arch-enemy throughout the centuries - Sweden. However,

the true story began in April 1940. The 200 defenders, among

them one woman, stood their ground against waves of land-

and air-attacks from the Germans in 25 day. Major Hans Reidar

Holtermann led the brave resistance force. On the morning of

May 5th he made the decision to show the white flag. To go

on fighting was impossible. The lack of food and provisions

was precarious. In all Southern Norway resistance had come

to an end, and the fortress was an isolated island in a sea of

occupants.

The story of Hegra Fortress is kept alive.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Hegra Fortress is a 45 minutes coach ride North of

Trondheim. Coffee and snacks can be bought at the fortress.

A photo stop at Hell Railway Station can be arranged.

FIGURES & FACTS

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: High

Season: May - September

Note: Some walking involved. Wear suitable shoes and clothes.

SUPPLIER

Stjørdal Tourist Office

info@visitstjordal.no

www.visitstjordal.no

Tel: +47 74 83 45 80

50 51


Photo: Visit Trondherim Photo: Photo:Xxxxxx Terje Rakke/Steinvikholm xxxxxx Musikkteater/Oppdal Booking

MEET THE LOCALS/ MEET A TRONDHJEMMER - vISIT A TRONDHEIM HOME

The host from Trondheim invites you to their home for

a snack or a dinner, always with a local connection but with

unexpected touches. During dinner, you will be told the host’s

own history: Visit MY Trondheim.

Choose to visit a family, a couple or a person who offers her/

himself and their life in Trondheim.

Tour description: Contact the Touristoffice which will tell you

about the different families. Tour is on request and is in central

Trondheim. Transfer to and from can be arranged.

FIGURES & FACTS:

Duration: 1-4 hours

Capasity: 2–10 persons in each home

Season: All year

SUPPLIER:

Visit Trondheim AS

post@visittrondheim.no

Tel +47 73 80 76 60

www.visittrondheim.no

TAILOR-MADE TOURS

In addition to the tours presented in this overview, there are

many other exciting things to do in historical, uninhibited,

adventurous and creative Trøndelag:

Golf - there are two golf courses in Trondheim and more than

15 in the region.

Culinary adventures - all over Trøndelag you will find small food

producing companies and farm sales outlets.

Visit art galleries and local museums.

Hiking in one of the area seven national parks.

Musk ox safari in the mountain of Dovre or eagle and seal

safari at the island Frøya.

Music and cultural festivals, outdoor plays and outdoor opera -

numerous are organized in the region throughout the summer.

Visit farmers markets, handicraft markets and fairs. Island

hopping in the beautiful archipelago.

Berry and mushroom picking in the autumn.

Downhill or cross country skiing in winter.

For children: The science centre in Trondheim, Namsskogan

Family Park, indoor swimming pools or a visit to a mountain

farm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Visit Trondheim AS

post@visittrondheim.no

www.visittrondheim.no

Tel: +47 73 80 76 60

Trøndelag Reiseliv AS

touristinfo@trondelag.com

www.trondelag.com

Tel: +47 73 84 24 40

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