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Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral – Hurtigruten land excursion

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

Peaceful Nidelven river

Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards, though it has still managed to preserve many of the charms and intimacy of a small town. Enjoy this excursion to Trondheim and Nidaros cathedral, Noway’s only cathdral.

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.

Norway’s original capital was founded as early as 997 by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who gave the town the name Nidaros. Today it is a city full of contrasts, with monastery ruins, impressive wooden buildings, colourful wharves, and a beautiful red-painted city bridge dating back to 1861. Trondheim is home to a world famous research and educational community, modern sports facilities, a lively night life and countless more besides.

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

Bakklandet area

You will hear about the city’s many features as the bus takes you through Trondheim’s streets and boroughs, including a short stop at Utsikten to admire the city from a high elevation. You continue to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral. 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. After a guided tour around the cathedral, you will soon understand why many describe it as the most beautiful religious building in Norway.

Practical info:

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

Nidarosdomen cathedral

Duration: 2 hours
Transportation: Bus
Footwear: Comfortable shoes
Northbound cruise: Land excursion #3B. September to April
Southbound cruise: Land excursion #11A. All year

See more pictures from Trondheim

Trondheim Norway - Gamle bybro bridge. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The old wooden bridge “Gamle Bybro”

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Northbound cruises (#3B):
Winter cruise & Northern Lights, 7 nights

Southbound cruises (#11A)
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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