37 attractions you should visit in Trøndelag - With photos & details

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Top 37 attractions to explore in Trøndelag

Trøndelag is one of the most fertile regions of Norway, with large agricultural output. Trøndelag is home to great valleys, major rivers famous for salmon fisheries, and a few major islands as well as thousands of smaller islands.

Austrått FortLundahaugen, 7140 Opphaug, Norway
Forts

Austrått Fort is a massive fortification with a five-storey cannon tower. The fortress was built by the occupying German forces during World War 2, and the battery was originally on board the battleship Gneisenau.

AustråttborgenØrland, Norway
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Austrått is one of the oldest manors in Norway, dating from as early as the Viking Period. The fief holder (later the Earl), Finn Arnesson, lived there for several years during the 11th century. Finn was the father-in-law of Malcolm Canmore, King of Scots.  TI is now one of the tourist attraction in this area.

Bakke ChurchInnherredsveien 1E, 7014 Trondheim, Norway
Churches

Bakke Church is a parish church in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Bakklandet area of the city of Trondheim.  The octagonal wooden church was built in 1715 and designed by the architect Johan Christopher Hempel. It is the oldest building in the Bakklandet area of Trondheim since it was the only building that was spared during the Swedish siege of 1718.

BlåhøBlåhø, Oppdal Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The highest mountain in the northeastern side of the Trollheimen mountain range. The Speilsalen glacial tunnel was located about 1.5 kilometres northeast of the peak.

BrattøraBrattøra, Trondheim Municipality, Norway
Islands

A beautiful island in the heart of  Trondheim. The island is connected to the western parts of Trondheim by the Skansen Tunnel which was completed in 2010.  most of the island is used by Trondheim Central Station and Trondheim Port.

BymarkaTrondheim Municipality, Norway
Skiing Spots
Parks

Bymarka is located on the west side of Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway and is popular for both winter and summer activities such as cross country skiing and hiking. This large park and nature reserve on the west side of the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county, Norway.

Dora IISkippergata, 7042 Trondheim, Norway
Man-made Structures- Other

Dora II is an unfinished German submarine base and submarine pen or bunker in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, which is next to Dora I. Construction of the bunker was undertaken during the Second World War, but the complex was never finished unlike Dora I. Trondheim was traditionally referred to as Drontheim in German, and the name DORA is the letter “D” in the German phonetic alphabet.

GauldalenGauldalen, Holtålen Municipality, Norway
Outdoors- Other

Gauldal or Gauldalen (English: Gaula River valley) is a valley and traditional district in Trøndelag county, Norway. The river Gaula runs through the 145-kilometre (90 mi) long valley from the Røros mountains near the lake Aursunden to the Trondheimsfjorden.

GjevilvatnetGjevilvatnet, Oppdal Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Gjevillvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Oppdal in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Trollheimen mountain range, about 5 kilometers  south of the mountain Blåhøa and about 5 kilometers northwest of the village of Vognillan. The lake was regulated for hydroelectric power-production in the 1970s. Water is tapped from the bottom in the western part of the lake, for use in the Driva power station.

GråkallenGråkallen, Trondheim Municipality, Norway
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Gråkallen is a mountain in the Bymarka area in the municipality of Trondheim in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 552-meter tall mountain is located in the Byåsen part of the city of Trondheim.  The summit is covered by an abandoned fenced military installation.

Hegra Fortress7520 Stjørdal, Norway
Forts

Hegra Fortress is a small mountain fortress in the village of Hegra in the municipality of Stjørdal in Trøndelag county, Norway. Originally known as Ingstadkleiven Fort, it was built between 1908–1910 as a border fort as a defense against the perceived threat of a Swedish invasion.

JonsvatnetJonsvatnet, Trondheim Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Trondelag and it is the main source for drinking water for the city of Trondheim. It is very very beautiful to see and is also one of the famous tourist attractions and the best place to spend some leisure time.

Kjeungskjær LighthousePostboks 3, 7129 Brekstad, Norway
Lighthouses

Kjeungskjær lighthouse is the only octagonal lighthouse in Norway.   The lighthouse was established in 1880, and from 1880 to 1947 the lighthouse was manned by a lighthouse keeper and his family. In 1987 the lighthouse was automated. At the end of the 1990s, the lighthouse was protected.

Kristiansten FestningKristianstensbakken 60, 7014 Trondheim, Norway
Forts

Kristiansten Fortress has been a central part of the fortress city of Trondheim since the end of the 17th century, as part of Johan Caspar von Cicignon and Anthony Coucheron's fortifying city plan for Trondheim after the city fire in 1681. The defense of the city was originally built on the fortifications along the Nidelven and Skansen and the fjord.

Lierne nasjonalpark7882 Nordli, Norway
National Parks

The National Park is mostly made up of lowland areas, with the exception of the Hestkjølen massif with peaks as high as 1300 masl. There are some marshland and forested areas also. The landscape in the park is one large exhibition of how the ice age changed and affected the area thousands of years ago. It is unique in Norway with thick moraine deposits, many different types of soil, rogen moraine, drumlins and more.

Munkeby klosterMunkeberget, 7600 Levanger, Norway
Old Ruins

The monastery ruins are in a remote and peaceful location, which is typical of Cistercian monasteries. The only part of the monastery that is still visible today is the church, which was built from stone. The monastery was probably established by English monks during the last half of the 12th century. Munkeby was one of four Cistercian monasteries in Norway in the Middle Ages.

MunkholmenMunkholmen, Trondheim Municipality, Norway
Islands

Munkholmen is an island in the Trondheim Harbour area, approximately 2 kilometres from the town centre. The island was originally named Nidarholm. During the Viking Age, this was a place where public executions were held. Munkholmen is also where Olav Tryggvason put Kark's and Håkon Earl's heads on poles, after battling for kingdom and Christianity in the year of 995.

Nerskogen ChapelStjørdal Municipality, Norway
Churches

Nerskogen Chapel is a parish church in Rennebu municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the rural mountain village of Nerskogen. It is an annex church for the Rennebu parish which is part of the Gauldal prosti in the Diocese of Nidaros. The red, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1962 by the architect John Egil Tverdahl. It was consecrated on 2 September 1962 by Bishop Tord Godal. The church seats about 110 people and it has about 13 services per year.

NesjøenNesjøen, Tydal Municipality, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Nesjøen is an artificial lake in the municipality of Tydal in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lake is part of the Nea-Nidelv watershed which lies on the western part of the Sylan mountain range. The lake lies about 10 kilometres southeast of the municipal center of Ås and 6.5 kilometres north of the village of Stugudalen. The lake is good for trout fishing.

Nidaros CathedralKongsgårdsgata 2, 7013 Trondheim, Norway
Churches

Nidaros Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of Norway located in the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county. It is built over the burial site of King Olav II, who became the patron saint of the nation, and is the traditional location for the consecration of new kings of Norway. It was built over a 230 year period, from 1070 to 1300 when it was substantially completed. The large, stone church seats about 1,850 people and it was historically used as the site of the coronation of the kings of Nor

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