Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway after Bergen and Oslo. The former capital city boasts a long and interesting history, which blends a great mix of old and modern culture. Trondheim’s rich heritage is evident in the fantastic gothic and medieval architecture throughout the city. The student population adds a little edge to the city in the form of a vibrant nightlife. There’s plenty to experience in the culture-rich city centre with a dynamic array of museums and historical buildings, religious sites and cathedrals. Trondheim also has a vibrant music scene with live performances taking place most nights. The city is surrounded by plush rolling countryside and there are loads of ways to explore the natural landscape here from hiking to mountain biking trails.
Having one would be ideal for navigating narrow, urban roads and cobbled streets, plus for parking where space is limited. A hatchback is also substantial for long-distance and motorway driving.
Driving in Trondheim
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Important things to note
While street parking is available throughout the cobbled narrow streets of the city, metered street parking tends to be very expensive. It’s generally recommended to park in the parking garages which offer more reasonable rates.
Driving from one area to another might take longer than expected owing to the significant distance between towns. Roads tend to be narrow, especially in the city centre, so exercise caution when driving urban centres.
Always observe the speeds limits. Speeding fines can be extremely expensive
Highlights & Hotspots
The Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum is one of the best ways to learn of the city’s fascinating history. Exhibitions include an array of artefacts from the last 150 years to give insight into how people lived in years gone by. The entire open-air museum has a number of other exhibits and buildings to explore.
Music lovers should make time to visit the fantastic Museum of Musical Instruments, located in the centre of Ringve Botanical Gardens. This amazing museum exhibits a range of instruments from across the globe where visitors can learn about their history and origins.
The Home of Rock museum also celebrates the city’s love of music and live performance. The unique museum is dedicated to the history of Norwegian pop and rock music which has a range of exciting hands-on exhibits.
For an opportunity to admire the city’s impressive architecture and historical buildings take a trip to the Gamle Bybro – the Old Town Bridge – which offers excellent views of the waterfront buildings. Wander the cobbled streets and alleyways to discover the changing faces of the neighbourhoods that are now home to some charming cafes and restaurants.
Trondheim Airport, V√¶rnes is located approximately 12 miles east of the centre of Trondheim and is accessible via the European Route E6 and E14.
The airport is very popular, serving over four million passengers a year. It has two terminals ‚Äì A and B ‚Äì both of which serve civilian passengers.