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Trondheim – Norway’s Viking capital, hidden away from limelght

Trondheim, the Norway’s historic capital, is a pleasure to explore, with wide streets and a partly pedestrianised heart.


  1. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in AD 997,
  2.  From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nidaros
  3. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with BynesetLeinstrandStrinda and Tiller.
  4. Jews began to settle in Trondheim in 1880, after the change of the Norwegian constitution in 1851, 
  5. The Nazi regime confiscated the synagoguein 1941, and used it for military purposes. In January 1942, the town Jews’ identification cards were stamped with the letter “J”, and confiscations started to be more and more common.
  6. Stiftsgården is the royal residence in Trondheim, originally constructed in 1774 by Cecilie Christine Schøller. At 140 rooms constituting 4,000 square metres (43,056 sq ft), it is possibly the largest wooden building in Northern Europe, and has been used by royals and their guests since 1800.


  1. Visit Nidaros Cathedral
  2. Go for swimming at Liam lake
  3. Visit Rockheim Museum
  4. Try cross-country skiing in Bymarka
  5. Walk through Bakklandet

How to reach there


Trondheim has an international airport, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, situated in Stjørdal, which is Norway’s fourth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic. Værnes has non-stop connections to cities such as LondonAmsterdamCopenhagenStockholm and Berlin, among others. The domestic route Trondheim – Oslo is also active


Major railway connections are the northbound Nordland Line, the eastbound Meråker Line to Åreand Östersund in Sweden, and two southbound connections to Oslo, the Røros Line and Dovre Line

Nearby destinations

  1. Hell ( 24 kms away)

  2. Oppdal (120 kms away)

  3. Røros ( 154 kms away)

  4. Stiklestad (96kms away)
  5. Levanger(81 kms away)

Some hotels at Trondheim with tariff less than Rs.5,000/-

Chesterfiled Hotel

Trondheim Vandrerhjem



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