Trondheim pur - Explore the Highlights of Trondheim by bus and on foot.
With this combination of both tours, we will enjoy the third largest city in Norway from different perspectives.
We will start our adventure with a 2-hour city tour by coach from Pirbadet close the the cruise terminal. We will head to Solsiden, a charming and vibrant district and the colorful boathouses and wharves 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. We will reach our last photo stop of this 2-hour citytour, the Nidaros Cathedral. This is also where the first part of our tour ends and we will explore the charming city center on foot, which we cannot reach by bus.
We will start the 1.5-hour city walk straight away in front of the most beautiful cathedral in Scandinavia and the best-preserved Gothic building in Northern Europe. The cathedral was built in the 11th century and modelled 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.
Another highlight will be the red Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro). Here we can snap beautiful photos of the colorful warehouses along the river Nid. Bakklandet with its many small colorful houses and the worldwide unique bicycle lift are further attractions on our tour. Heading from the bridge along Kjøpmannsgata, we will arrive at 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, a touch of "Wall Street" in the banking district and "5th Avenue" in the city center will complete our approx. 1.5-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.
· 2h bus tour with a guide
· 1,5h city stroll with a guide
· wear clothes depending on weather conditions
What to expect:
· Solsiden area
. Historical colorful wharves
. Sverresli Viewpoint - photostop (by bus)
. Kristiansten fortress - photostop (by bus)
· Nidaros Cathedrale (no entrence)
· Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro)
. Bakklandet and the worldwide unique bicycle lift
· Market Square (Torvet) and statue of Olav Tryggvason
· Stiftsgården - the royal residence
· Hotel Britannia
· Rockheim Museum (no entrance)