Art & History


The Nidaros Cathedral

Start your day with a breakfast in serene riverside surroundings at Nidaros Pilegrimsgård. When you are well fed and nourished and ready for the day, make your way along the river promenade to Nidaros Cathedral through the Archbishops Palace’s courtyard. Take some time to take in the splendour of the western front of the cathedral as it reveals itself to you. Nidaros Cathedral is the northernmost gothic cathedral in the world. Join a guided tour of the majestic cathedral, and if you are feeling adventurous, take the the tower tour, where you will be rewarded with a birds eye view of the city after finishing the steep and narrow climb. Visit the museum at the Arch Bishop’s Palace, make some time to browse the cathedral gift shop, and maybe have a waffle and a cup of coffee at Café To Tårn, located in the visitor center.


City Walk

After your morning exploring the cathedral and her surroundings, an experienced and knowledgeable local guide will meet you outside the visitor center and take you on a guided walking tour of Trondheim’s city center. On your walk you will visit historical sights like, Klemenskirken, Gamle bybro, Bakklandet, Bryggerekka, and Vår Frue Kirke. Along the way you will get to know more about the major events that has shaped Trondheim’s history, up until today.

Or how about exploring some of Trondheim’s lesser know history with an Alley walk? Trondheim has about 40 original kept alleyways, called “veiter,” which are the remains of the original secondary street structure. An alley walk focuses less on the kings and queens and major events, and more on the everyday life of regular “trønders” throughout history.


Lunch at Solsiden

Your guide will take you all the way to the Solsiden neighbourhood right in time for lunch, and after all that walking and learning you are bound to have worked up an appetite. Enjoy a well earned lunch where eastern cuisine meets the nordics, at NordØst, or enjoy a taste of Florence at Olivia, or maybe the historically located gastropub Krambua is more to your liking.

Local Artists

After lunch it’s time to explore the Solsiden neighbourhood, formerly the city ship yard on your own, browsing the shops and enjoy the buzzing life. On a sunny day, it is the place to be for meeting up with friends for all the locals. Solsiden literally means the Sunny Side. Make your way to Trondheim Art Museum Gråmølna and check out their current Amdam og Andersen + Håkon Bleken exhibition. Gråmølna is one of Trondheim Kunstmuseum’s locations.

As you make your way back to the city center, enjoy a drink at NordØst, not too far from the popularly named Blomsterbrua or “Flower Bridge.” Right across the bridge, in the lobby of the Scandic Nidelven Hotel, you will find art by another of Trondheim’s most successful artists, Håkon Gullvåg. Stop by for a look after crossing the bridge on your way back into town.

In the Sparebank1 SMN bank near the enigmatic church ruin, you will find an art installation out of the ordinary. Kjell Erik Killi Olsen’s “Salamander Night” is both mysterious and impressive.




When dinnertime finally rolls around, why not try Troll at Fosenkaia for an enchanting take on local cuisine with an exotic twist. Or if you are in the mood for more modern nordic cuisine, head to the hidden gem, Kraft Bodega right across the bridge at Brattørkaia. On your way to the restaurant, you pass by the Powerhouse Building, designed by Snøhetta – the World’s Northernmost Energy-Positive Building.

An Evening with Food, Entertainment & Local Stories

Alternatively, you can book an evening in Bjørn’s house. Bjørn is a smiling man with many talents who invites curious guests to his own home. He cooks, performs self-composed songs on guitar and piano and he knows a lot about Trondheim and life in the city. Visit Bjørn is the only residential building in Trondheim with an alcohol license! Enjoy!