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Central Norway

Visit Central Norway


Trondheim is the main hub for visitors to Central Norway and it's well worth spending a few days in this lively coastal city before exploring the wider region. The Nidaros Domkirke, the city's imposing 11th-century cathedral, is one of its main tourist attractions and the surrounding Midtbyen area in the heart of Trondheim is a lovely place to walk or cycle, and many choose to do just that. There are colourful wooden warehouses and laidback cafes beside the River Nid, at the mouth of which the city was founded by a Viking chieftain in 997 AD.

Trondheim's central location means that it's a popular inclusion in tailor-made Norway travel itineraries. Alesund, Bergen and the west coast fjords are possible extensions, as are Lillehammer and Oslo. Other travellers head north, instead, for the Lofoten Islands and the Arctic Circle - a spectacular 900-kilometre route by road or rail.

Top itineraries in Central Norway

Journey to the Northern Lights

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,150 pp incl. flights

Winter in the Lofoten Islands provides a landscape of snow-covered mountains, icy fjords, beaches and colourful fishing villages. Northern Lights enthusiasts are rewarded with frequent and colourful displays during winter. Wildlife lovers will find whales and sea eagles on a range of boat trips.

Hurtigruten - Classic voyage north

7-day tailor-made cruise from £580 pp

There are a staggering 34 ports of call on this seven-day Hurtigruten cruise, travelling north up Norway's west coast from Bergen to Kirkenes, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, some of which are rarely visited by other cruise ships.

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

8-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,010 pp incl. flights

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trøndelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure, all a convenient 2.5-hour direct flight from Gatwick.

Norway's Winter fjords & mountains

7-day itinerary from £1,260 pp incl. flights

Norway's spectacular fjords and mountains look just as spectacular in winter as they do in summer, offering up incredible views at every turn as well as a wealth of exciting winter activities including ice fishing, husky sledding, snowshoeing, alpine skiing and Norway's winter passion - cross-count…

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Top places to stay in Central Norway

Scandic Nidelven, Trondheim

Contemporary hotel

Hotel Nidelven overlooks the Nidelven River, which winds its way through the centre of historic Trondheim. An ultra-modern build, the hotel is ideally located to explore the city or make trips into central Norway’s picturesque countryside.

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Where to go in Central Norway


The university town of Trondheim has a long and interesting history, alongside its modern charms. Central Norway's biggest city is full of life, with decent eateries, bakeries and museums along the broad streets of Midtbyen, the city centre.

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Central Norway articles

Four of the best ways to see the Northern Lights this winter

Our top picks for seeing the Northern Lights throughout Scandinavia this winter, just in time to book your winter holidays.

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