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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.

Attractions in Trøndelag

Austrått FortLundahaugen, 7140 Opphaug, Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NidelvaNidelva, Trondheim Municipality, Norway

Nidelva is a river in Trondheim Municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The name of the 30-kilometer long river translates to "the River Nid" since the suffix Elva or elven is the Norwegian word for "river". It starts at the Hyttfossen waterfall which rises from Bjørsjøen.

NTNU University MuseumErling Skakkes gate 47A, 7012 Trondheim, Norway

The NTNU University Museum is one of seven university museums in Norway and forms part of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, abbreviated as NTNU. The Museum is located at Kalvskinnet in the center of Trondheim, along with its exhibitions, collections, administration, and three of its departments; the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History; the Section for Exhibitions and Events; and the Department of Natural History.

Olav TryggvasonTrondheim, Norway

A statue of Olav Tryggvason is located in Trondheim, Norway. Sculpted by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen, it honors King Olav Tryggvason who was the city's founder. The 18-meter high statue is mounted on top of an obelisk. It stands at the center of the city square at the intersection of the two main streets, Munkegata and Kongens gate.

Old city bridgeGamle bybro, 7013 Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim’s Old Town Bridge is an icon of the city and has linked the city to the river’s eastern banks since 1681. The current bridge, established in the 19th century, offers a picturesque spot to enjoy beautiful views of the colorful waterfront buildings and the Trondheimfjord beyond.

Our Lady ChurchKongens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim, Norway

The Church of Our Lady is a medieval stone church with a fascinating and rich history. Located in the heart of Trondheim, the church is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Today the church has a diverse range of responsibilities, regularly holding services and functioning as a shelter for the city’s less fortunate population.

Ringve Music MuseumLade alle 60, 7041 Trondheim, Norway

Ringve is a specialized museum dedicated to music and musical instruments. During the summer season, all visitors are invited to a guided tour with Ringve's talented guides demonstrating historical instruments from the music history. The historical interiors of the main building provide a backdrop and add to this unique experience.

RockheimBrattørkaia 14, 7010 Trondheim, Norway

Rockheim is the National Museum of Popular Music. Rockheim will collect, preserve and disseminate Norwegian popular music from the 1950s until today. Rockheim is located on the Brattørkaia in Trondheim. The building itself is a visual attraction in the evenings and wintertime, with luminous, changing colors and patterns on the facades.

Røros ChurchKjerkgata 39, 7374 Røros, Norway

Røros church - also called "The pride of the mining town" - was built in the golden age of the Røros Copper Company. The building was finished in 1784 and is one of the largest churches in Norway, with 1600 seats. It now emerges in its entire splendor after an extensive restoration that was completed in 2010.

RutenRuten, Heim, Norway

Ruten is a mountain in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 1,040-meter tall mountain is located on the border of the municipalities of Heim and Rindal. The mountain stands about 8 kilometers southeast of the village of Vinjeøra in Heim. This is the highest point in the municipality of Heim. The mountain has a topographic prominence of 742 meters  and a topographic isolation of 23.91 kilometers

SelbusjoSelbusjo, Norway

Selbusjø or Selbusjøen is the 17th largest lake in Norway. It is located in Trøndelag county, primarily in the municipality of Selbu, although the western end of it lies in the neighboring municipality of Trondheim. The 58.26-square-kilometer  lake is the largest lake in the southern part of Trøndelag county. Selbusjø is part of the Nea-Nidelv watershed, with the Nea River flowing into it on the eastern end and the Nidelva River flowing out the western end. The deepest part of the lake reaches 2

Skarvan and Roltdalen National ParkSelbu Municipality, 7580, Norway

Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park represent a virtually untouched area of mountain and forest, typical for the region. It is one of the largest areas in Trøndelag that is not affected by major infrastructure development and contains several interesting cultural monuments, especially connected to millstone production.

Steinvikholm castleSteinvikholmen,, 7510 Skatval, Norway

The grandest building in Norwegian medieval history. The Steinvikholm Castle was completed in 1532.  The  Castle was the center of one of the most important events in Nordic history - the Danish takeover of power and reformation from Catholic to Protestant.

StiftsgårdenStiftsgården, Trondheim, Norway

tiftsgården is the official Royal Residence in Trondheim, where the Royal Family lives if they are visiting the city or the region of Trøndelag. The building is a magnificent example of 18th architecture. It was built between 1774 and 1778 for Lady Cecilie Christine Schøller (1720-1786), an ambitious widow of chamberlain Stie Tønsberg Schøller. It was one of the key attractions in this area.

Stiklestad Nasjonale KultursenterLeksdalsvegen 1, 7650 Verdal, Norway

tiklestad National Cultural Center, abbreviated SNK, is a museum at Stiklestad in Verdal in Nord-Trøndelag. It is a national hub institution with special responsibility for disseminating knowledge about Olav the Holy, the Battle of Stiklestad, and the part of Norwegian history that is linked to the events at the site.

TarvaTarva, Ørland, Norway

The Tarva islands are an archipelago in the municipality of Ørland in Trøndelag county, Norway. The largest and only populated island is Husøya and the other larger islands are Været and Karlsøya. There are also many smaller surrounding islets and skerries. The islands are located about 8 kilometers west of the village of Nes on the mainland in Bjugn. Tarva is connected to the mainland via the Dybfest–Tarva Ferry.

The Falstad CentreFalstadvegen 59, 7624 Ekne, Norway

The Falstadsenteret in Levanger is a museum, war memorial, and human rights center.In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, there is a huge collection of photos from WW II and the initial period after the liberation.

Trondheim KunstmuseumBispegata 7b, 7013 Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim Art Museum shows both exhibitions from our extensive collection of Norwegian and international art and contemporary art exhibitions. We have two viewing locations: TKM Bispegata and TKM Gråmølna. TKM Bispegata is the museum's main arena and is located by Nidaros Cathedral. In TKM Gråmølna in Trenerys gate by Nedre Elvehavn, you will find works from Kunstgaven Håkon Bleken and other exhibitions.

Map of attractions in Trøndelag