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Trondheim city walk – Hurtigruten land excursion

Historic Trondheim, Stiftsgaarden. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trondheim city walk – A walk through Trondheim is a journey through its 1000-year history.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Nidarosdomen cathedral. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidarosdomen cathedral

The harbour was developed during the second half of the 19th century, and you start your walk here at the quay. You walk up to Stiftsgaarden, the royal residence in Trondheim, and continue to the market square to take a closer look at the statue of the city’s founder, the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, which towers over this busy square. From here, you continue to Nidaros Cathedral, the national monument of Norway. Built over the burial place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, the construction of this enormous building with its countless details and decorations, began as early as 1070.

The old bridge in Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The old bridge in Trondheim

You cross the old city bridge with its red gateway, known to the locals as “the portal of happiness”, and enter the area of the city called Bakklandet, which has managed to preserve its charming wooden architecture. Originally this was the industrial part of the city, but now the old factories have been renovated into desirable housing surrounded by boutique shops and gourmet restaurants. And it’s here that you find the world’s one and only bicycle lift which has to be seen to be believed!
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Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bakklandet area

Practical info:

Duration: 2 hours 15 min
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. The walk is approximately 5 km.
Please note: Entrance to the Nidaros Cathedral is not included
Available: All year
Land excursion #11D

The historic Munkholmen island, Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The historic Munkholmen island, Trondheim

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord, 12 nights
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord, 8 nights
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights, 7 nights
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen, 8 nights

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