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Trondheim, Norway

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Trondheim & Trondelag

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Trondelag, as Norway’s central region, is the country’s heartland. Here, you’ll find its oldest capital, a truly welcoming local culture and all of Norway’s natural icons, spread out over no fewer than nine national parks.


With direct flights from the UK, most first impressions are made in Trondheim. Founded as a Viking trading post back in the 10th century, it quickly became one of Norway’s most important cities, something remembered today by its colourful old town, timber mansions and Gothic cathedral – a pilgrimage site for nearly a thousand years.

Trondheim in winter

Natural & historical treasures

Trondelag's delights aren't confined to its capital, however. Beyond the city, Monastery ruins crouch in rolling hills, 500-year-old castles stand on stern islands and life goes on in fishing villages seemingly as it has down for the past hundred years. And, throughout the region, you'll find everything from mighty fjords and sky-scraping mountains to dramatic coastlines and old-growth forests, all animated by musk ox, lynx, eagles and bears. Indeed, the region is a true outdoorsman’s paradise. Whether it’s coastal bike rides and island-hopping boat trips or river kayaking and pilgrim hikes, there’s an outdoors adventure for everyone. There's also the chance to take the Polar Express – a spectacular rail journey linking Trondheim with Bodo in Norway's Arctic north.

The Polar Express

A foodie's dream

With so much natural bounty on offer, it’s also no surprise that Trondelag hosts a thriving foodie scene. In fact, it features more small-scale producers than any other region in Norway, with local favourites ranging from just-caught seafood to smoked meats and homemade cheeses. It’s perhaps best showcased on the Golden Road – a scenic drive among the rural idyll of Inderoy. This remote peninsula delights with a curated collection of artisanal markets, dairies and farm shops.

Food in Trondelag


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Top itineraries in Central Norway

Trondheim, Norway

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,525 pp incl. flights

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trondelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure. Explore the best of it by rail and road on this winter adventure.

Northern Lights, Tromso, Norway

Havila Voyages: classic winter round-trip

14-day coastal cruise from £2,825 pp incl. flights

Experience the very best of coastal Norway in winter on this round-trip voyage from Bergen. You'll enjoy a carefully selected range of optional excursions and a host of onboard comforts, from authentic dining to spacious cabins.

Lofoten Islands in winter Norway

Havila Voyages: Norway winter cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes

9-day coastal cruise from £2,330 pp incl. flights

Tracing the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, this cruise explores spectacular winter landscapes, visits some of the world’s most beautiful fjords, crosses the Arctic Circle and sails around the remote North Cape.

Svolvaer, Norway

Havila Voyages: Classic Coastal Explorer

14-day coastal cruise from £3,760 pp incl. flights

On this round-trip voyage, you'll explore Norway's coast in its entirety, enjoying a programme of curated optional excursions, a full range of onboard comforts and dining inspired by the seasons.

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Top places to stay in Central Norway

Scandic Nidelven, Trondheim, 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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