Trondheim - a city full of contrasts. Experience the historical old town and flair of modern during a cozy city stroll
Our stroll will start at Pirbadet directly located at the cruise terminal pier and continue via the train station to the modern part of the city. Solsiden - "the sunny side" - is a busy area with restaurants and cafés where many locals and students spend their free time. We will follow the river Nid along the colorful warehouses. This scenery is perfect for beautiful pictures. The next part of town - Bakklandet - is also colorful. Currently very popular, this part of town used to be the working class district. The former industrial buildings are now popular and modern apartments. The charming wooden architecture has been preserved over the years despite fires and massive building projects. We will be able to visit a worldwide unique attraction here: the "Trampe" bicycle lift. One foot on the pedal - the other on the lift and up it goes without requiring muscle power.
We will cross the famous Old Town Bridge with its red gateway, also known as the "Portal of Happiness", to enter the city center. The bridge is another great picturesque photo spot for the colorful warehouses along the river Nid. Also popular as a subject for photographs is the Nidarosdomen, Norway's national monument and the northernmost Gothic cathedral in Europe. It was built over the tomb of St. Olav - Norway's patron saint. Norwegian kings were crowned and buried here between 1818 and 1906 and during the Middle Ages. The entrance fee for the inside visit is not included on this tour.
A stroll a few meters from the cathedral takes us to the Market Square (Torvet). Here, the Viking King Olav Tryggvason is enthroned above the vibrant square in the shape of a statue. Our guide will tell us the story of the city's founder. From King of the Vikings to King of the Present. Immediately after the square, we will arrive at the royal residence Stiftsgården with its beautiful courtyard. Since 1997 it has been open to the public, which allows us to continue our tour through the garden. The Hotel Britannia and the bank district, a touch of "Wall Street" and "5th Avenue" in the city center, complete our 2-hour city walk. We will cross the Central Station over the bridge and pass the Rockheim Museum before we will finish our tour by returning to the harbor.
· Local guide
· Wear comfortable shoes
· Warm, windproof clothing according to weather conditions
What to expect:
· Historical colorful wharves
· Bakklandet and the bicycle lift
· Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro)
· Nidarosdomen (entrance not included)
· Market Square with Statue of Olav Tryggvason
· Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence and courtyard
· Hotel Britannia
· Rockheim Museum