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Welcome to Trondheim


The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim has a youthful feel, dominated by the 25,000 students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Traditionally a religious centre and trading hub for northern Europe, Trondheim celebrated its 1,000th anniversary in 1997.

Trondheim is home to some important historic landmarks, including the Nidaros Cathedral, the biggest church in northern Europe and the only Gothic cathedral in Norway. There are many traditional wooden houses in pretty areas including Bakklandet and Ilsvikøra, and other wooden buildings along can be viewed from the Old Town Bridge. There are historical military sites at the fortress island of Munkholmen and DORA 1, a former German submarine base. Trondheim also has several museums, including those dedicated to musical instruments and local culture and history.

Trondheim is a picturesque city, and though there are active pursuits like skiing, swimming, and hiking available, it is pleasant to simply stroll along the Nidelva River. There are a number of shopping centres and restaurants spread across town; and the student population ensures an energetic nightlife, though venues tend to close earlier than in other major cities. The city is especially lively in July and August during the St Olav Festival.

Information & Facts

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely understood.

The official currency is Norwegian Krone (NOK) divided into 100 ore. Larger establishments accept major credit cards and travellers cheques. Use of credit cards is widespread, with Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club the most common. Visitors should be aware that credit cards are generally not accepted as a means of payment in Norwegian supermarkets and petrol stations. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and major post offices, as well as many hotels and travel agents, although for poorer rates. ATMs are available in all towns and cities.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
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