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Munkholmen island Trondheim – Hurtigruten land excursion

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

Munkholmen island

Take a trip out to the beautiful Munkholmen island Trondheim – a tiny island with a dramatic 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 tour booking process, with prices and details.

Originally an ancient place of execution, it saw the construction of a Benedictine monastery just after the year 1000. This was probably one of the first two in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was made into a fortress and prison, later becoming a custom station. The most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who was imprisoned here for 18 years. A boat trip on the beautiful Trondheim Fjord is an experience in itself, where you can see the city from the sea. And a visit to the fortress on the island will take you thousands of years back in time.

Practical info:

Trondheim Norway, the Nidelven river. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trondheim wharfhouses

Duration: 2 hours
Transportation: Boat
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Available: September 3- November 2
Land excursion #3E

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:
Cruise package Bergen-Kirkenes-Oslo, 10 nights

Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bakklandet area

More tours to Trondheim:
Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Highlights
Norwegian Fjords & Mountain Highlights
Cruise Arctic coast & North Cape
Northern Lights Cruise trip
Northern Lights Adventure cruise

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