The first capital of Norway
Trondheim holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. It was the first capital of Norway, and is still the city where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing.
Situated by the Trondheimsfjord, the city is surrounded by lovely forested hills, with the Nidelva river winding through the town. Trondheim was named Kaupangen by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997. It was the royal seat, and the capital of Norway until 1217.
Activities and sights in Trondheim:
- Nidarosdomen, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
- Sverresborg - Trøndelag Folk Museum
- Torvet - market square
- Old City Streets
- Kristiansten Fortress
One of our round trip to the fjords goes by Trondheim:
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