Trondheim City Walk

Join us for a walking tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technology research centre.

  • Guided walking tour around the historical city of Trondheim.
  • See the royal residence of Stiftsgården and statue of the city´s Viking founder, Olav Tryggvason.
  • See the Nidaros Cathedral from the inside*
  • Stroll through Bakklandet, the old town with cosy wooden houses, small shops and cafes.
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Average physical condition.

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    £ 90

  • Notices

    Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing. No guiding inside the Nidaros Cathedral. Participants need to be able to walk a fair distance (approx. 5 km)

Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, was founded in 997 by Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, who gave Norway Christianity and Trondheim its original name, Nidaros. Our guided stroll through Trondheim starts at the harbour, largely built and developed during the second half of the 19th century. We then proceed to Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim, and on to the market square to take a closer look at the statue of the city’s founder, Olav Tryggvason. From here, we walk to Nidaros Cathedral, Norway´s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece.

We explore the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral before crossing the old city bridge over the River Nid. The ornate gateway on the red-painted bridge is known to locals as `the portal of happiness´. We now stroll through the area called Bakklandet, which has preserved its charming 19thcentury wooden architecture. Originally an industrial part of the city, Bakklandet´s old factories have been renovated into attractive housing integrated with boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Here you also find the world’s only bicycle lift – up to the top of a steep hill called Brubakken. Come along and be a part of this enjoyable tour through one of Norway´s most delightful cities.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Trondheim
  • Embarking port: Trondheim
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Available period: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Level: 2
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Note: No guiding inside the Nidaros Cathedral. Participants need to be able to walk a fair distance (approx. 5 km). Not available 24 December.
    *See the outside of the Cathedral and visit the Cathedral museum on Sundays and bank holidays, due to church service.

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