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Trondheim Cruise Port

The heart of Norway

Trondheim is beautifully situated in the middle of Norway by the Trondheim fjord; the third longest fjord in Norway. The city was established by the mouth of the river Nid in the year of 997 by the Norwegian king Olav Tryggvason and has been Norway’s capital until 1257. Today it is still the capital of the region Trøndelag. With nearly 195.000 inhabitants and approx. 40.000 students Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway – vivid and lively, with everything a big city can offer, but still with a small-town friendliness and charm.

The river Nid meanders through the city centre and along the characteristic colourful wooden houses, which hem the river bank, thus creating a unique atmosphere. The river gave Trondheim its original name “Nidaros" until it got renamed, however the cathedral is still called: Nidaros Cathedral. It is the great pride of the city and was built over the grave of St. Olav early in the 11th century, which still attracts many pilgrims every year.

The history of the city has played an important role in the development of the country from the Viking age and medieval times, which many of the popular attractions bear witness to. From the northernmost tram in the world to the national museum of music “Ringve" you will find plenty of museums that depict the Viking Age.

All 25% of the Norwegian local produce come from this region and are bundled in the annual food festival. Trondheim is the perfect city to get a taste of genuine local Norwegian food offered by many restaurants as well as the Brewery E. C. Dahls close to the harbour.

All those well know professional ski championship winners were broad up in this region, benefitting from the landscape surrounding the centre as well as the ski-jump arena that is accessible for training all year long. The locals do not only love to ski, but also cycle. You will find the first bicycle lift in the world in the Old Town and many bicycle lanes in traffic.

Due to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which is the largest university in Norway, Trondheim is also a city known for innovation and technology.​

Attractions & Excursions

Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace
Photo: Jan Ove Iversen

Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace

Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral, and Norway’s national shrine with over 1000 years of history. Built over the grave of St. Olav, the cathedral is an important destination for pilgrims since the Middle Ages. Nidaros Cathedral is known for its beautiful stained glass windows, and the magnificent western façade.
Photo: Marnie Vikan Firing


Bakklandet is also known as the oldest part of the city centre. It is the name for the colourful wooden houses and narrow streets along the east side of river Nid, right where the Old Town Bridge from 1861 is located. The red Old Town Bridge was first constructed as a draw bridge in 1681 after the big fire. The area is most charming and has a special atmosphere. Here you will also find the first bicycle lift in the world called “Trampe”.
Kristiansten Fortress
Photo: Jan Ove Iversen

Kristiansten Fortress

Kristiansten Fortress was built to defend Trondheim from the east. The fortress was constructed by Johan Caspar de Cicignon after the big fire in 1681. Construction was finished in 1685 and soon after it was used to protect the city from invading Swedish in 1718. Later it was used as fire-watch and still houses canons that are used for ceremonial salves.
Sverresborg Open Air Museum
Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Sverresborg Open Air Museum

Sverresborg Open Air Museum with its 90 historical buildings is one of the largest open air museums in Norway. The museum is located in beautiful natural surroundings around the ruins of King Sverre’s medieval castle. The Haltdalen Stave church from the 12th century is part of the museum together with many farms from the region Trøndelag as well as a reconstructed city centre of Trondheim.
Ringve Museum
Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Ringve Museum

Ringve is Norway’s national music museum, surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. The manor at Ringve houses exhibitions of over 2000 instruments from different centuries and parts of the world. On a guided visit at Ringve you ”walk” through the history of music listening to the guides explanations and to them play these ancient and unique instruments.
Stiftsgården Royal Residence
Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Stiftsgården Royal Residence

Stiftsgården is the Royal Residence in Trondheim. It is the largest wooden building in Scandinavia and was built for Cecilie Christine Schøller from 1774 to 1778. Originally is was not supposed to be used by the Royal Family, but as Mrs Schøller left the country soon after the mansion was finished, the estate was left to be governed by the state. In 1905 when a place such as Stiftsgården was needed for the preparation of the coronation of the king, it became the Royal Residence.

Port Facilities

Open 24/7
ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 16
Tidal movement Between 2-3 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitation
Maximum number of ships per day in port 3 +1 (tender)
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 9000
Environmental limitations/restrictions No - but ESI discount
Other Turnaround port

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length 68: 360 m / 30: 260 m / 31: 300 m
Draft quay 68: 13 m / quay 30: 8 m / quay 31: 10.6 m
Air draft No limitation
Beam No limitation


Available Yes
Pontoons Yes
Tugboat Yes, if ordered

Port Services

Bunkers Yes must be ordered
Supplies Yes must be ordered
Waste handling Yes must be ordered
Fresh water Yes must be ordered
Waste water method Yes must be ordered
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Trondheim

Phone +47 73 99 17 06
Contact person Maria Kühnl
Phone +47 46 76 39 30
Mailing Address POB. 1234 Sluppen NO-7462 Trondheim
Visiting Address Skippergata 14, 7040 trondheim
Port control
Phone +47 911 12 600
VHF 14/16
Charts 458
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 14/16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 16
Distance to nearest pilot station 90

Buses Yes
Taxi Yes
Shopping 800 m
Tax refund Yes, at tourist information
Emergency 113
Distances - airport 35 km / Værnes Airport
Distance to city centre 600 m

Trondheim Cruise Network Mid-Norway SA (TCNM)

Mailing Address Skippergata 14, 7040 trondheim
Visiting Address POB. 1234 Sluppen NO-7462 Trondheim
Phone 739 91 706
Contact person Maria Kühnl
Phone +47 46 76 39 30
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