Trondheim is a city of 205000 inhabitants in the south of the central Norwegian county of Trøndelag. It lies along the coast of a large fjord, the Trondheimfjord, and has about 1000 years of history. The city was founded as Kaupangen by king Olav Tryggvason in 997 AD. It was renamed to Nidaros and became the capital of Norway until 1217.
Trondheim has a number of historic buildings, the most significant being the Nidaros cathedral, which was built between 1070 and 1300. The ruins of the Kristiansten fortress, built between 1682 and 1684, are on a hill overlooking the city from the east.
The Torvet is a large square centrally located in Trondheim, which has been recently renovated. In the past it was a market square and a residential area for the rich with mansions on three sides of the square. The Trondheim Torg shopping mall is on this square.
A very nice area in Trondheim is the waterfront area around the Solsiden mall, the former shipyard area at the mouth of the Nidelva river.
How to get to Trondheim
Trondheim can be reached by plane, boat, train or car. It has an international airport with flights to a number of European cities.
There are several, mostly pricey, accomodation options, all bookable via the international booking portals.
Historic centre photo gallery  - 36 pictures of Historic centre
Modern Trondheim photo gallery  - 36 pictures of Modern Trondheim
Sverresborg open air museum photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Sverresborg open air museum
36 photos of the Nidaros cathedral and other old buildings in Trondheim
36 photos of modern architecture in Trondheim
27 photos of the Sverresborg open air museum near Trondheim
Waterfront photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Waterfront
Near Trondheim photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Near Trondheim
17 photos of the waterfront area along the Nidelva river
19 photos of Hell and other areas around Trondheim
Gallery with all images
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