Discover the most beautiful highlights of Trondheim in a leisurely 2-hour bus ride. Enjoy the scenic view of the city and fjord landscape from the Sverresli viewpoint.
Our 2-hour city tour by coach will start at the cruise terminal (Pirbadet). We will head to Solsiden, a charming and vibrant district and we will see the colorful boat and warehouses along the river Nid.
Our tour will continue through the city center while passing the Hotel Britannia and the royal residence Stiftsgården. Leaving the city center, we will proceed uphill to the Sverresli viewpoint to enjoy Trondheim from above and witness the city’s charming skyline.
On the way back to city center, we will pass by St. Olav’s Hospital, the biggest medical and research center in Norway. In the proximity of the hospital there is Studentersamfundet, the building of the Student Association ofTrondheim, as well as the Gløshaugen campus and the main building of NTNU, the biggest university in Norway.
We will make another stop at Kristiansten Fortress. After the devastating fire in 1681, the fortress was built by architect Johan Caspar Cicignon in order to defend Trondheim. Construction was finished in 1685 and soon after the fortress protected the city from invading Swedish forces in the early 18th century. Due to its vantage point, the fortress was also used as a fire watch for the many wooden houses below. Cannons, which are used for ceremonial purposes, can still be found there.
We continue on to our final stop, Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen). On the way we will pass Bakklandet, the oldest district in Trondheim, characterized by its colourful wooden houses. The cathedral was built in the 11th century and modeled on Gothic and Romanesque styles. Additional work and renovations have continued since then. It is one of Scandinavia’s most stunning and grandiose cathedrals as well as the best well-preserved Gothic buildings in Northern Europe. Trondheim and Norway as a whole are very proud of this magnificent building. Entrance to the cathedral is not included on this tour.
· Local guide
· Bus tour
What to expect:
. Solsiden Area
. Colorful historical wharves and river Nid
· Hotel Britannia
· Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence
. Sverresli viewpoint
. Kristiansten fortress (photo stop)
· Nidarosdom (photo stop) no entrance included
· Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro)