Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination
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.