Like one’s heart – the most important muscle in the body – Midtbyen is what brings oxygen into the rest of the city. The beating heart of Trondheim is stretched in-between the winding edges of Nidelva River. Here lies the city center of Trondheim. The place where it all started. In Midtbyen you find the Northernmost gothic cathedral in the world, Nidarosdomen and the iconic Britannia Hotel. A vibrant area encompassed by various suburbs: Ila from the West, Solsiden and Bakklandet from the East, and Øya from the South.
Eat & Sip
Right in the heart of the city center, you find the newly renovated Britannia Hotel, offering five star accommodation as well as array of dining experiences to suit any taste. For lunch or dinner, visit Brasserie Britannia, or Jonathan Grill, and for a night out check out the live music and the extensive wine collection at Vinbaren, or sip on signature cocktails at Britannia Bar. On the weekends, the Afternoon Tea in Palmehaven is a must, and make sure you experience Michelin starred Speilsalen.
Midtbyen has a wide selection of dining options, from Michelin fare at Fagn to an eclectic array of creative and innovative kitchens like Bula Bistro, Spontan, Le Bistro and To Rom og Kjøkken. For lunch look no further than local favorites Sellanraa, Isak, Frati, Hevd, Mat fra Hagen, or Alma Mater. For a more casual vibe and a great beer selection, Øx, Døgnvill, Bror, and Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri are fun options.
Shopping & Leisure
Midtbyen is Trondheim’s hub for shopping, peruse the walking streets Nordre gate and Thomas Angells gate, as well as Olav Trygvassons gate. Check out local favourites, Livid, Johnny Love, Retro and Shine. If you are looking for high quality Norwegian handicrafts and design, stop by Husfliden. For a more detailed selection of shopping in Midtbyen click here.
Traveling with the family? Head to Trondheim Camping for some indoor miniature golf or wander over to Vitenskapsenteret; the science center. Midtbyen is also home to many of the city museums, the royal residence, Stiftsgården, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim Kunsthall.
No visit to Trondheim is complete without taking in the beautiful gothic architecture of famed Nidaros Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Adjacent to the cathedral you find the Archbishop’s palace, which today houses two museums and the Norwegian Crown Jewels.
Down the hill from the Archbishops’s palace you enter into Marinen, one of the largest and most popular recreational areas in the city, and home to the Pstereo festival. From Marinen, take a stroll along the river, the city center loop is a fun way to take in the city sites.