Episode 39

Join us (LFCG) in Trondheim

Arvid Madland Lyngnes published on

Founded by Vikings as a trading post in 997 AD, Trondheim is one of Norway’s oldest cities, and one of its largest. Located on a peninsula it enjoys a relatively mild maritime climate (by northern European standards, of course). Trondheim also boasts a vibrant cultural life and despite its size, its historic city center still feels intimate. And, the city is well known for its many festivals, variety of excellent restaurants as well as musical and art scene. Billed as the world’s most northern Gothic cathedral, Nidaros was built over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king credited with bringing Christianity to Norway. Construction began in 1070 and it was completed in 1300. Spend time enjoying the grounds outside before entering the cathedral itself. Many tourists know the city is set up for cycling exploration with cycling paths and even a bike lift (yes, you read that right) to help cyclists make it up one of the steeper streets in old town Bakklandet. And, yes, there are museums galore including the Ringve Music Museum (exhibiting rare musical instruments), Rockheim (which, as its name indicates, is all about rock and popular music), the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Nordenfjeld Museum of Applied Art, and the Trondheim Museum of Art. Each is very cool in its own right.

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