Some things to do in Norway's former capital
Hurtigruten vessels spend some hours in Trondheim - formerly known as Nidaros - giving you the chance to explore.
A bus service is available from Pirterminalen (near the Hurtigruten quay) to the town centre. However by the time you have walked to the stop it is not much further to the edge of town. On foot the town centre is perhaps 20, the Cathedral 30 minutes from the ship.
Suggested walking route
from the ship
From the Cathedral go east along Bispegata, this bends left into Kjøpmannsgata which leads back to the quay past even older warehouses. Alternatively use Gamle Bybro (Old Town Bridge) to cross Nidelva into Bakklandet, an area of old wooden houses. Turn left and follow Nygata, turn left onto Bakke Bru bridge, then right for the ship.
Cathedral and Archbishop's
Next to it is Erkebispegården, dating from about 1170. Museum opening hours are unfriendly to Hurtigruten passengers, but you can see the outside.
Vår Frue Kirke on Dronningens gate looks interesting but is never open at times when Hurtigruten vessels are in dock.
Wooden houses, old forts
Just west of the town centre along Kongens gate is Hospitalsløkka, an area of old buildings around Hospitalkirken, an octagonal timber church. A little further on is Skansen, an old stronghold with remains of the town walls.
From Bakklandet you can climb up the hill along Brubakken (site of the famous bicycle lift!) to Kristiansten festning, a fort built around 1685. The fort offers good views and is open most times during the day but buildings are only open in summer.
More information and pictures
Pictures we took in Trondheim are here.
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Updated 25 July 04