Excursions & Sightseeing 2014 in Trondheim, Norway

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Trondheim region and Trøndelag offer a wide range of attractions and excursions.

This presentation highlights more than 30 different tours which are available for groups, meetings, incentive and the cruise market.

Choose between sightseeing, guided theme tours, helicopter and boat trips, museums and exciting fortifications. For those who want an active journey, we arrange hiking, biking and boat adventures - and even bird watching excursions

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  • 1. EXCURSIONS & SIGHTSEEING TRONDHEIM / TRØNDELAG
  • 2. CONTENTS WELCOME TO TRONDHEIM TRONDHEIM IN NORWAY CREATIVE, HISTORICAL, ADVENTUROUS AND UNINHIBITED TRØNDELAG TRONDHEIM HARBOUR – A MODERN CRUISE PORT IN A DEVELOPING PART OF THE CITY TOUR 1 - TRONDHEIM CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR 2 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA TOUR 3 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA TOUR 4 - RINGVE & CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR 5 - RINGVE - GUIDED VISIT, EXCLUSIVE WINE RECEPTION AND CONCERT TOUR 6 - SVERRESBORG OPEN AIR MUSEUM & CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR 7 - MEDIEVAL WALK IN TRONDHEIM TOUR 8 - ROCKHEIM - NORWAY ‟S INTERACTIVE HOME OF POP AND ROCK TOUR 9 - CULTURE & MUSIC IN 1000 YEARS TOUR 10 - NORWAY ‟S HISTORICAL AQUAVIT TRAIL TOUR 11 – COACH TOUR TOUR 12 - ART TRAIL IN TRONDHEIM TOUR 13 - A TASTE OF TRONDHEIM AND THE FANTASTIC LOCAL PRODUCTS FROM THE REGION TOUR 14 - GUIDED CITY WALK TOUR 15 - KINGS AND QUEENS - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROYALS TOUR 16 - PILGRIMAGE IN MEDIEVAL TRONDHEIM – FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS TOUR 17 - TRONDHEIMS NATURE BY VINTAGE TRAMWAY TOUR 18 – EXPERIENCE TRONDHEIM, GUIDED CITY WALK TOUR 19 - MUNKHOLMEN
  • 3. CONTENTS CONTINUE TOUR 20 – PIRBADET TOUR 21 - HIKING ON THE LADE TRAIL TOUR 22 – DISCOVER TRØNDELAG‟S NATURE TOUR 23 - FOR FOOTBALL LOVERS! TOUR 24 - URBAN KAYAKING TOUR 25 - NIDELVA CANOE ADVENTURE TOUR 26 - SAILING EXCURSION TOUR 27 - RIB BOAT ADVENTURE ON THE TRONDHEIM FJORD TOUR 28 - EXPERIENCE NATURE, 15 MINUTES FROM DOWN TOWN TOUR 29 - RØROS - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE TOUR 30 - THAMSHAVN OLDTIMER RAILWAY TO THE HISTORICAL LØKKEN MINE TOUR 31 - STIKLESTAD - THE CRADLE OF NORWEGIAN HISTORY TOUR 32 - AUSTRÅTT MANOR FROM 1656 TOUR 33 - THE TURRET FROM THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP “GNEISNAU” TOUR 34 - BIRD WATCHING AT ØRLANDET TOUR 35 - HEGRA FORTESS TOUR 36 – ERSGARD FARM MEET THE LOCALS/ MEET A TRONDHEIMER - VISIT A TRONDHEIM HOME TAILOR-MADE TOURS EVENT SUPPLIERS AVINOR – FLY SMART, FLY DIRECTLY
  • 4. Welcome to Trondheim and Trøndelag Trondheim region and Trøndelag offer a wide range of attractions and excursions. This presentation highlights more than 30 different tours which are available for groups, meetings, incentive and the cruise market. Choose between sightseeing, guided theme tours, helicopter and boat trips, museums and exciting fortifications. For those who want an active journey, we arrange hiking, biking and boat adventures - and even bird watching excursions. TRONDHEIM – A CREATIVE CITY WITH A PROUD HISTORY Trondheim is beautifully situated by the Trondheim fjord where the river Nidelven meanders through the city centre and the characteristic low and colourful wooden architecture creates a unique atmosphere. Trondheim is the historic capital of Norway, and today the regional capital. The history of the city has played an important role in the development of Norway from the Viking age and medieval times, which many of the popular attractions bear witness to. Trondheim also has strong cultural traditions, hosting a wide range of events and festivals all year round. The original name of Trondheim was Nidaros. The city was established by the mouth of the river Nidelven in the year 997 by the Norwegian king Olav Tryggvason. Nidaros Cathedral, the great pride of the city, was built over the grave of St. Olav early in the 11th century. The cathedral towers over the city, and is Trondheim‟s most unique and popular attraction. Trondheim is also a city of innovation and technology, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and several internationally renowned research communities. With 180 000 inhabitants and 30 000 students Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway. The spectacular and innovative Rockheim – is an interactive museum with six decades of Norwegian rock and pop history at Brattøra.
  • 5. CREATIVE, HISTORICAL, ADVENTUROUS AND UNINHIBITED TRØNDELAG A journey in Trøndelag, also known as Mid-Norway, will give you plenty of unforgettable stories to bring with you back home. You will be close to nature and powerful natural forces where comfort and relaxation will always take centre stage. Trøndelag is wild and charming, a place where authentic traditions and untouched nature exist side by side with the modern world. Trøndelag is like a Norway in miniature. Here we have a coastline with beautiful archipelagos and its coastal culture, the long Trondheim fjord and mountains where the snow never melts. On the mountain plateau is the charming mining town of Røros, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Walking through the streets of Røros with over 100 historical wooden buildings from the 17th century is like walking within a living museum. There are important historical sites all around Trøndelag. At Stiklestad, the battle field from 1030, and in Trondheim, the legacy of St. Olav is everywhere. Also the history at Austrått Manor can be dated all the way back to the Viking era. Løkken and Røros have hundreds of years of mining history and the fortresses at Austrått and Hegra each tell their own stories of war.
  • 6. TRONDHEIM HARBOUR – A MODERN CRUISE PORT IN A DEVELOPING PART OF THE CITY Trondheim Harbour is a district with many new developments that combine urban spaces with modern architecture. As you approach the city on a cruise, you will see this new part of Trondheim rising up with the spectacular museum Rockheim as well as the new congress hotel Clarion. There are exciting outdoor areas where the city meets the fjord, a rare interaction between urban life and nature. A new pedestrian bridge connects the city centre and the port. The bridge has shortened the walking distance to the city centre with 600 m and has given Trondheim Harbour a new dimension for all cruise guests.
  • 7. TOUR 1 - TRONDHEIM CITY SIGHTSEEING On this coach tour, visitors can learn about Trondheim‟s history and cultural life, learn more about everyday life in Trondheim and see the most prominent sights and places such as Nidaros Cathedral, the Royal Residence, the wharves, the old wooden town bridge from 1681 and the university NTNU. A great fire in 1681 destroyed many of the city‟s buildings, and General Jean Caspar de Cicignon from Luxembourg was sent to create a new Baroque city layout with wide boulevards. However, several picturesque quarters have survived to our time, with small and colorful wooden houses and narrow alleys. Visit Trondheim can offer conducted tours with highly qualified and friendly guides who will give the group a memorable tour of Trondheim. Visit Trondheim has guides proficient in a number of languages. TOUR DESCRIPTION The excursion goes by coach from a pre-arranged location. The tour includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at Kristiansten Fortress. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2 hours Capacity: High. 45 pax pr. coach Season: All year Note: For city sightseeing including a museum visit, see tour 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 SUPPLIER Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 8. TOUR 2 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA Nidaros Cathedral is the world‟s northernmost cathedral and Norway‟s national sanctuary. Building began in 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav. Major rebuilding and restoration of the cathedral started in 1869 and officially was completed in 2001. The cathedral has beautiful stained glass from the 19th and the 20th centuries and the west facade is one of the most beautiful and ornate portions of the church. Across the courtyard is the Archbishop‟s Palace. This building was the Archbishop‟s main seat from the middle of the 12th century until the Reformation in 1537. The Archbishop‟s Palace Museum houses many treasures from archaeological excavations at the site, as well as the Archbishop‟s mint workshop and original sculptures from Nidaros Cathedral. The mint workshop is preserved exactly as it was found. The Archbishop of Nidaros was granted permission to mint its own coins in the 13th century. The Norwegian Crown Regalia Exhibition is permanently housed in Trondheim. The crown regalia are the most prominent symbols of the monarchy. The regalia are ritual objects with a strong symbolic significance. TOUR DESCRIPTION This guided visit is of the three main sights in Trondheim. The excursion starts with a short coach ride to Nidaros Cathedral. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2 hours Capacity: High. Max. 45 pax pr. coach Season: All year Note: Well suited for wheelchairs. The tour can be combined with Tour 1 or 9. SUPPLIER Nidaros Cathedral booking.ndr@kirken.no www.nidarosdomen.no Tel: +47 73 89 08 00
  • 9. TOUR 3 - NIDAROS CATHEDRAL, ARCBISHOPS PALACE & ROYAL REGALIA Norway‟s national sanctuary, Nidaros Cathedral, was built over the grave of St. Olav. Construction of the original church began in 1070. Plagued by fires, the Cathedral was reconstructed five times in the last 1000 years. The oldest parts still in existence date from the 12th century. From the 11th century until the Reformation in 1537 Nidaros Cathedral was an important destination for pilgrims. In recent years there has been a resurgence of pilgrims visiting the cathedral each year. The St. Olav Ways to Nidaros (Trondheim) was formally awarded certification as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” in May 2010. The cathedral is mainly in Gothic style, but the oldest parts are in Roman style. It is richly ornamented in stone, with magnificent stained glass windows from the 20th Century. After the visit in the Cathedral the excursion continues with a city sightseeing tour in the modern and historic Trondheim (see Tour 1). TOUR DESCRIPTION The excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour, however the cathedral‟s own guide takes over the group inside the cathedral. There will be time in the museum shop. The tour also includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at Kristiansten Fortress. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: High, max 45 per coach Season: All year Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 4 or 5. Photography is prohibited inside the cathedral. SUPPLIERS Nidaros Cathedral Visit Trondheim AS booking.ndr@kirken.no guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.nidarosdomen.no – www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 89 08 00 Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 10. TOUR 4 - RINGVE & CITY SIGHTSEEING Ringve is Norway‟s national museum for music and musical instruments. This unique museum is located at Ringve Manor just outside the city centre, and is surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden with a great view of the Trondheim Fjord. At Ringve there are talented guides to explain the history of musical instruments, as well as playing some of the historical instruments. Just imagine the original sound of a house organ made in the 18th century and a self-playing piano from 1917. The well-preserved interiors in the main building date back to the 19th century, will provide a charming setting to enjoy the music history. The exhibition in the barn shows the most recent instruments, ranging from cembalos to traditional Norwegian folk music instruments to electric guitars and synthesizers. After the visit at Ringve the excursion continues with a city sightseeing tour in the modern and historical Trondheim (see Tour 1). FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. Max. 45 per coach Season: March - October Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 3 or 4. Not suitable for disabled. TOUR DESCRIPTION This excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour, but at Ringve the museum‟s own guide takes over the group. The tour includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at Kristiansten Fortress. Coffee and food is available at Ringve. There will be time in the museum shop. SUPPLIERS Ringve post@ringve.no Tel: +47 73 87 02 80 Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 11. TOUR 5 - RINGVE - GUIDED VISIT, EXCLUSIVE WINE RECEPTION AND CONCERT Ringve is a music museum, country estate and botanical garden - all in one. Ringve is Norway‟s national museum for music and musical instruments. This unique museum is located at Ringve Manor, just outside the city centre and is surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden with a great view of the Trondheim fjord. At Ringve there are talented guides to explain the history of old musical instruments as well as playing some of the historical instruments. The well- preserved interiors of the manor date back to the 19th century and will provide a charming setting to enjoy a glass of wine, musical history and an exclusive concert. The exhibition in the barn shows the most recent instruments, ranging from cembalos to traditional Norwegian folk music instruments to electric guitars and synthesizers. TOUR DESCRIPTION The excursion starts with a short coach ride to Ringve were the visitors will enjoy a guided tour and a concert with local musicians. There will be time for shopping in the museum shop and a stroll in the Botanical Garden. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. Max. 45 per coach Season: March - October Note: Not suitable for disabled. Transfer guide from Visit Trondheim is recommended. The tour can be combined with Tour 1. SUPPLIER Ringve post@ringve.no www.ringve.no Tel: +47 73 87 02 80
  • 12. TOUR 6 - SVERRESBORG OPEN AIR MUSEUM & CITY SIGHTSEEING Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum (open air) is one of the largest cultural history museums in Norway. It shows the building traditions in Trøndelag, from town to countryside, from mountain to coast and from Sami huts to city mansions. The museum is situated around the ruins of King Sverre‟s castle from the 12th Century and has more than 60 vintage buildings. While at the museum, the group will walk through the buildings, some also from inside, and visit one of the oldest stave churches in Norway, Haltdalen Stave Church. The church is probably built in the 1170s, renovated and moved to Sverresborg in 1937. There will be time to see the indoor exhibition, “Images of Life”, that shows life in the region over the last 150 years as well as visit the museum shop. After thevisit at Sverresborg the excursion continues with a city sightseeing tour in the modern and historic Trondheim (see Tour 1). TOUR DESCRIPTION This excursion goes by coach. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour, but the Folk Museum‟s own guide takes over the group inside the museum. The tour includes a photo stop at Sverresli viewpoint and an optional stop at Kristiansten Fortress. Coffee and food is available at the Sverresborg Folk Museum. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: High, max 45 pax per coach Season: All year Note: The tour can be combined with Tour 3 or 5. Good shoes are recommended. Some hilly areas at the museum. Not suitable for disabled. SUPPLIER Sverresborg Folk Museum booking@sverresborg.no www.sverresborg.no
  • 13. TOUR 7 - MEDIEVAL WALK IN TRONDHEIM Trondheim was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997. This excursion begins at Skipakrok, where Olav Tryggvason first sailed in to what later became the city of Trondheim. From the Middle Ages to the Reformation, Trondheim was the political and religious center in Norway. Remains from this era still exist, telling histories of romantic and terrible times. Among these remains are the Archbishop‟s Palace, the oldest existing secular building in Scandinavia, and Nidaros Cathedral, Norway‟s national sanctuary. Building started in 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav. Trondheim had 14 stone churches in the Middle Ages; only a few still exist. Remains of one of these churches from the medieval period can be seen at the public library, found during archaeological excavations on the site. The excursion includes a visit to The Medieval Exhibition, that gives a vivid picture of life in Trondheim in the Catholic Middle Ages, around 1050-1537. TOUR DESCRIPTION This guided theme tour starts from Cicignons Plass (Skipakrok) and ends at the Medieval Exhibition at the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology. A shuttle bus back to the harbor is provided as part of the tour. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: 15 pax per guide Season: All year Note: Good shoes are required. The archaeological discoveries in the library are accessible during the library‟s opening hours. SUPPLIERS Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no, Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 14. TOUR 8 - ROCKHEIM - NORWAY ‟S INTERACTIVE HOME OF POP AND ROCK Rockheim is the spectacular new museum and national centre for pop and rock music, opened in 2010. The permanent exhibition is organized as a timeline, charting the development of contemporary Norwegian music and popular culture through the decades, from 1950 until today. TOUR DESCRIPTION Rockheim is situated at the harbor, just 100 meters from the cruise terminal. A guide can accompany the group through the exhibition, or a guide can give an introduction, and the group explores the museum on its own. A visit at Rockheim is a digital and a high tech experience. Here you take an active part in Norwegian pop and rock history, pass through the decades, listen to music and feel the atmosphere through sound, images, film and exhibits. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 1 hour Capacity: Max 20 pax per guide Season: All year Note: Well suited for wheelchairs. The tour can be combined with a city sightseeing. See tour 1 or 9. The spectacular building with an enormous enlightened box built on the top of an old warehouse for flour is the new landmark in the harbor area, just a few minutes from the cruise- and Hurtigruten terminal. At night the box is beautifully illuminated. SUPPLIER Rockheim rockheim@rockheim.no www.rockheim.no Tel: +47 73 60 50 70
  • 15. TOUR 9 - CULTURE & MUSIC IN 1000 YEARS Music has always played a significant role in Trondheim and Trøndelag. Here are numerous music festivals throughout the year. “Trønderrock” - a genre in Norwegian rock music has got its name from this region. Trondheim has the country‟s oldest jazz education at university level, where many of the nation‟s best jazz musicians have been educated. since the Middle Ages. Nidaros cathedral is today an important cultural arena in Trondheim, with many choirs and two great organs, the Steinmayer Organ from 1930 and the Wagner Organ from 1740. TOUR DESCRIPTION: The excursion goes by coach and includes visits in Nidaros Cathedral, at Ringve and Rockheim. Trondheim has both Norway‟s national A city guide accompanies the group museum of music and musical throughout instruments, Ringve (see tour 5), and the tour, however the museum‟s own Norway‟s national centre for pop and rock guides take music, Rockheim (see tour 7). Nidaros over the group inside. Cathedral (see tour 3) has played a central role in Norwegian church music FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 4 hours Capacity: Min. 35, max. 200. 45 pax per coach Season: March - October Note: There are organ meditations in the cathedral at regular times during the summer which can be included in the tour. Large groups can book an organ concert in advance. SUPPLIERS Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60 Ringve post@ringve.no www.ringve.no Tel: 47 73 87 02 80 Nidaros Cathedral booking.ndr@kirken.no www.nidarosdomen.no Tel: +47 73 89 08 00 Rockheim rockheim@rockheim.no www.rockheim.no Tel: +47 73 60 50 70
  • 16. TOUR 10 - NORWAY ‟S HISTORICAL AQUAVIT TRAIL Trondheim is the birth place of the world famous Norwegian “Linie Aquavit.” The distillery Lysholm was founded in Trondheim in 1821. The Linie Aquavit must be transported in oak barrels over the equator line twice. The ships‟ routes are written on the back of the bottles‟ labels. To Rom og Kjøkken www.toromogkjokken.no Baklandet Skydsstation www.skydsstation.no Lian Restaurant www.sansogsamling.no Klostergården farmhouse www.klostergardentautra.no Stiklestad National Cultural Center www.stiklestad.no Jægtvolden Fjord Hotel www.jegtvolden.no Trails will be tailor made for each group. Choose between anything from half a day in Trondheim, up to six days in the county of Trøndelag. You may choose Trondheim as the base, or stay overnight at the places you visit. All places included in the trail have their own aquavit menu including local food. Some of the places included in the trail : SUPPLIERS Visit Trondheim AS post@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60 Nidaros Cathedral www.nidarosdomen.no Britannia Hotel www.britannia.no Rica Nidelven Hotel http://ricanidelven.no/
  • 17. TOUR 11 – COACH TOUR Open Top Sightseeing welcomes you to Trondheim! We will pick you up at the Cruise terminal when you arrive or you can hop on other places in town. Open Top Sightseeing offers HOP ON - HOP OFF sightseeing: TOUR DESCRIPTION Cruise terminal, Hurtigruten, Ringve Music Museum, Solsiden, Bakke Bro, Trondheim Marked Square, Skansen, Sverresborg Folk Museum, Nidaros Cathedral, Cruise terminal · Visit Trondheim‟s most attractive sights in an easy and inexpensive way. · The ticket is valid all day. 24 hrs/ 48 hrs. · First class coaches and highly experienced and competent drivers. · 40 minutes departures (the tour takes about an hour and a half). · In our double- decker the tour is guided in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, French and Norwegian. · Our brochure is available in the following languages: English and German. · More information at the Tourist Office · Tickets can be bought on the coach or at the Tourist Office. FIGURES &FACTS Duration: 1 hrs round trip Capacity: 74 persons Season: summer season: May – August SUPPLIER Visit Trondheim AS/ Tourist office www.visittrondheim.no post@visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 18. TOUR 12 - ART TRAIL IN TRONDHEIM Trondheim is a very creative city with many art galleries and art workshops. For groups interested in art we can tailor make “Art trails” so you are sure to find the most interesting places for your group to visit. Some of the places we include in the trails are: Galleri Ismene – www.ismene.no Galleriet Trondheim Brukskunstforening – local artists sell their art work Galleri Oluf – www.gallerioluf.no When you know what kind of art your group are interested in, we can send you a suggestion on a trail that is made for them. In addition to the places mentioned above, Trondheim has a few art museums that can be included in the trail as well. A local city guide will take the group through interesting areas of Trondheim on the way to the different places. Trondheim has a very compact city centre and all places are easy to reach by foot. FIGURES &FACTS From two hours – all tailor made For smaller groups up to 15 persons All year SUPPLIER Visit Trondheim AS lisbeth@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 909 96 619
  • 19. TOUR 13 - A TASTE OF TRONDHEIM AND THE FANTASTIC LOCAL PRODUCTS FROM THE REGION The counties of South and North Trøndelag are exploring the potential of the region‟s exceptional local food ingredients. Why do the products from this region taste better? One main reason is that berries, vegetables, potatoes and even scallops and mussels need longer time to grow because of the cold weather conditions. When we combine this with a lot of light throughout the summer months, the products get a unique taste and superior quality. In the mountains the lambs and cows often go grazing where wild flowers and herbs grow, and this gives the meat a lovely and special taste. One of the main objectives in the region is to bring the local food out to the general public and not only serve these delicacies in the gourmet restaurants. Many restaurants in Trondheim have focus on serving the best products from the region, and we now tailor make tours for your groups to experience the best. TOUR DESCRIPTION Each tour is tailor made to fi t the group. Maybe you are looking for a lunch with a special touch, or a gourmet 7 course dinner? How about a cookery class or a visit to a producer? Or maybe a “city food safari” including a starter in one restaurant before you stroll on to the main course somewhere else, ending up with the dessert in a third place? Everything is possible! Send a request and we will recommend what‟s best for your group. FIGURE & FACTS Takes anything from 1 hour to many hours – all tailor made For groups any size All year SUPPLIERS VisitTrondheim AS lisbeth@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 909 96 619
  • 20. TOUR 14 - GUIDED CITY WALK In Trondheim city centre everything is within walking distance. The river Nidelven winds around the downtown area, and defines its boundaries. On this guided tour, you will walk through the streets of Trondheim to sense the city‟s history that stretches from the Middle Ages to our high-tech society. The visitors will among others see the area around Nidaros Cathedral, the market square, pass the Royal Residence and the old wharves. On the east bank of the river is the Bakklandet neighborhood with small and colorful wooden buildings, formerly worker‟s dwellings. Visit Trondheim can offer conducted tours with highly qualified and friendly guides who will give the group a memorable tour of Trondheim. Visit Trondheim has guides proficient in a number of languages. TOUR DESCRIPTION The excursion starts from a pre-arranged location, preferably in the city centre. A shuttle bus from the harbor is recommended to shorten the walking distance. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2-3 hours Capacity: Max. 15 per guide Season: All year Note: Good shoes are recommended. The tour can be combined with a visit inside Nidaros Cathedral. See Tour 2. SUPPLIER Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 21. TOUR 15 - KINGS AND QUEENS - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROYALS Trondheim holds a special place in Norwegian royal history. The city was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, and was the first capital of Norway. Nidaros Cathedral, built over the tomb of the Viking king Olav Haraldsson (St. Olav), is still where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing. And it is also where Norway‟s Princess Märtha Louise married Ari Behn in 2002. Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence in Trondheim, is one of the largest wooden buildings in Scandinavia. It was completed in 1778 and has been in use as royal residence since 1906. The Norwegian Crown Regalia Exhibition is permanently housed in Trondheim. The crown regalia are the most prominent symbols of the monarchy. TOUR DESCRIPTION: This guided theme tour goes by coach or on foot from a prearranged location. A shuttle bus from the harbor is recommended when the excursion goes on foot to shorten the walking distance. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour, however the museum‟s own guides take over the group inside Nidaros Cathedral, The Royal Residence and The Crown Regalia Exhibition. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 4 hours Capacity: Max. 15 per guide on foot, 45 pax. per coach Season: June - August Note: Guided tours in the Royal Residence are not possible when the Royal Family is present. SUPPLIERS Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.noTel: +47 73 80 76 60 The Royal Residence post@nkim.museum.no www.nkim.no Tel: +47 73 80 89 50 The National Royal Regalia Exhibition booking.ndr@kirken.no - www.nidarosdomen.no Tel: +47 73 80 08 00
  • 22. TOUR 16 - PILGRIMAGE IN MEDIEVAL TRONDHEIM – FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS Nidaros cathedral was Norway‟s main pilgrim goal in medieval times. Every year people from all over Europe make pilgrimages to Trondheim to visit St Olav‟s casket in the cathedral. Legends and stories from medieval times tell about miracles and wonderful things happening next to St. Olav‟s burial place, and lots of pilgrims visited the site to be healed, or to be forgiven of their sins. You may now join pilgrimages in the footsteps of the pilgrims in medieval times, organized by the NTNU University Museum. In the museum you will see artifacts from excavations in Trondheim city, and these will take us back to medieval times. You will be dressed in pilgrim robes before you stroll along to Nidelven river, passed the The Source of St. Olaf to Nidaros cathedral. Along the way we meet other pilgrims conveying the pilgrim life 500 years ago through words, music and miracles. This event can be tailor made for both families and other groups. We are flexible, and together with you we will tailor make the best program for your group. In addition to the pilgrimage we can offer food, music, games, meeting rooms etc. The pilgrimage is a cooperation with Trondheim Viking team that is engaged in historical reenactment. The NTNU University Museum is a science and cultural history museum, and was in 2010 awarded “Best museum In Norway”. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2 hours Capacity: up to 50 pax Season: all year SUPPLIERS The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Attn: Arnfinn Stendahl Rokne Arnfinn.rokne@ntnu.no Tel: +47 73 59 21 59/ 902 13 926 Visit Trondheim AS lisbeth@visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 93 80 76 60/909 96 619 ACCOMMODATION: Nidaros Pilegrimsgård post@pilegrimsgarden.no Tel:+47 73 52 50 00
  • 23. TOUR 17 - TRONDHEIMS NATURE BY VINTAGE TRAMWAY Gråkallen tramline is the northernmost tramline in the world, and stretches 8,8 km from St. Olav‟s street (in city centre at approx. 8 meters above sea level) to Lian and Bymarka (approx. 235 meters above sea level). The line opened in 1924, extended to Lian in 1933, and ever since has brought the citizens of Trondheim to Bymarka for outdoor activities summer and winter. Today, this is the only tramline in Trondheim. Bymarka is Trondheim‟s green belt, with almost 300 km hiking paths, 120 km prepared ski tracks in winter (including 53 km floodlit tracks), a golf course, many sport lodges and numerous good lakes for fishing. On the way to Lian, you will pass by residential areas and a splendid view over Trondheim from the west. The trip to Lian takes about 20 minutes. The tour continues by coach for a regular city sightseeing (see Tour 1) through the modern and historical Trondheim. TOUR DESCRIPTION Transfer is needed from the harbor to St. Olav‟s street. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour. The vintage trams used for charter tours are from the 1950‟s. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2,5 hours Capacity: High Season: All year Note: Not suitable for disabled. On request, the tour can include lunch at Lian Restaurant or a hike in Bymarka. SUPPLIER Gråkallbanen Tramway turtrikken@graakallbanen.no www.graakallbanen.no Tel: +47 95 86 08 86
  • 24. TOUR 18 – EXPERIENCE TRONDHEIM, GUIDED CITY WALK A guided city tour in historic Trondheim is a must. Our well-informed guides take you around to the city's well known attractions and unknown pearls. Get to know the social and cultural life of Trøndelag. TOUR DESCRIPTION The tour starts from the Olav Tryggvason statue at the town square. Regular tours every Saturday at 14.00 and Sunday at 12.00. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 1,5 hours Capacity: 20 pax Season: All year Languages: Norwegian and English SUPPLIER Opplev Trondheim post@opplevtrondheim.no www.opplevtrondheim.no Tel: +47 950 82 144
  • 25. TOUR 19 - MUNKHOLMEN On this excursion you will see the city from another angle. Here you will come close to landmarks such as the wharves, the Old Town Bridge and Munkholmen. Munkholmen - “The Monk‟s lsland” - was Trondheim‟s execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who spent 18 years as a prisoner on the island. Today the island is a popular recreational area with a beach and a restaurant. TOUR DESCRIPTION Departure from Ravnkloa in the city centre. A city guide accompanies the group throughout the tour, however Munkholmen‟s own guide takes over the group while they are at the island. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2,5 hours Capacity: High, max. 100 pax Season: Summer Note: Not suitable for disabled. On request, the tour can be taken without the stop at Munkholmen, duration 1,5 hours. SUPPLIER Nova Hotell booking@nova-trondheim.no www.nova-trondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 63 00
  • 26. TOUR 20 - PIRBADET Pirbadet is the biggest indoor waterpark in Norway, and it is centrally located at Brattøra in Trondheim. Their facilities include a diving tower, a wellbeing pool, hot tubs, saunas, slides and a climbing wall. Everything is found together in one big hall. Pirbadet‟s location overlooking the Trondheim fjord is always a point of fascination for guests of all ages. On the terrace you may relax in in the waterpark‟s outdoor sauna, while taking in the spectacular view of the city, the harbour and the fjord with the nearby Munkholmen island. Pirbadet is also suitable for larger events. Pirbadet is open every day. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 1-4 hours Capacity: High Season: All year SUPPLIER Pirbadet firmapost@pirbadet.no Tel: +47 73 83 18 00 www.pirbadet.no
  • 27. TOUR 21 - HIKING ON THE LADE TRAIL The Lade Trail runs along the coast of the Lade peninsula. The trail passes sheltered bays and goes over hilltops with a wonderful view over the Trondheim fjord. The landscape is an area of natural importance, biologically and ecologically as well as culturally. The Lade area also plays a central role in Trondheim‟s 1000-year old history. This area was the seat of the Earls of Lade, a dynasty of Norwegian rulers from the 9th century to the 11th century. The numerous lovely inlets along the path are the result of the sea level being 175m lower today than at the end of the last ice age. During the tour, you will see interesting geological formations, as well as a breath of Norwegian natural life. Along the trail there are many reminders of the World War II, such as remains of underground caves, gun position foundations and bunkers. TOUR DESCRIPTION The tour starts with a short coach ride from the city center to the starting point, Korsvika in Lade. The first part of the trail is hilly. End at Rotvoll where a coach is waiting to return the group to the city center. The length from Korsvika to Rotvoll is 6,5 km, but the tour can be made shorter on request. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: High Season: Spring, summer, autumn Note: Wear suitable sport shoes and clothes and use trekking (optional). SUPPLIERS Visit Trondheim AS guideservice@ visittrondheim.no www. visittrondheim.no – Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 28. TOUR 22 – DISCOVER TRØNDELAG‟S NATURE Nature Tours invite you to enjoy the region‟s nature. Trondheim‟s fjord, rivers, forests and mountains are just a stone‟s throw from the city centre. Join our knowledgeable English and German speaking guides and explore Trøndelag‟s unique, natural wonders. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: depends duration 2hrs - day trip Capacity: 4-20 pax Season: all year Tours include walking and hiking in surrounding forests to reach some of Trondheim‟s best viewpoints. Custom made trips are also available, along with mini bus transport. Share good times with others, sample local ecological food, track wildlife and leave with happy memories. SUPPLIERS: Nature Tours eva@naturetours.no Tel: +47 936 32 950 Our authentic guided tours are tailored to each season and include: Winter husky sledding adventures Discovering the Norwegian forest: foraging, traditions and outdoor life Escaping into nature: guided walks and hikes around Trondheim. Experience unique, open viewpoints of the city, fjord and nature reserve.
  • 29. TOUR 23 - FOR FOOTBALL LOVERS! Trondheim is, and has always been, Norway‟s football city no 1, and is home to Rosenborg Football Club, RBK, which has played in the Champions League for 11 seasons! Lerkendal is the club‟s home arena and can take almost 30.000 football supporters. Rosenborg has through the years raised quite a few footballers that have played both in UK and Germany. Some of them are: Rune Bratseth (Werder Bremen), Vegard Heggem (Liverpool) and Steffen Iversen (Tottenham and today back in the Rosenborg team). Rosenborg‟s supporter club is “Kjernen” and is very important to the ecstatic atmosphere during a match. The national league matches are usually played on Sunday evenings, only occasionally on a Wednesday. Rosenborg will be playing for participation in European League this year, but match dates are not yet decided. Tour description 1 – morning, no match A guide will meet the group outside the main entrance and will take them on a guided tour of the stadium. A short talk about the club‟s history and how they work today will be held before lunch is served. 2 hours. Tour description 2 – Match day A guide will meet the group outside the main entrance and take them for a guided tour of the stadium. A spokesperson will talk to the group about the teams and today‟s match before dinner. After dinner they all watch the match. 4 hours Other activities can be tailor made for each group! SUPPLIERS: Rosenborg Football Club www.rbk.no Visit Trondheim AS post@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 00
  • 30. TOUR 24 - URBAN KAYAKING Kayak or canoe adventures cannot only be done in the wilderness. You can paddle in the centre of Trondheim; in the canals, up the river Nidelven and on the fjord together with a guide/instructor. Trondheim is situated by Norway‟s third longest fjord, and the river Nidelven winds through the city. The canal is a result of the building of an artificial island for expansion of the dock area in the middle of the 19th century. On this urban canoe adventure you share the canal with tour- and recreational boats, and experience Trondheim‟s architecture from water level. In the river you paddle along the famous wharves. The oldest date from the 18th century, and show how the riverbank looked like in that period. TOUR DESCRIPTION: The tour starts in the canal, 10 minutes walking distance from the cruise terminal. The instructor provides basic instruction prior to tour departure. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2 hours Capacity: 15 pax Season: Spring, summer, autumn Note: All equipment (canoes, paddles, personal flotation devices etc.) are provided. Some paddling experience recommended. Wear suitable clothes and shoes. SUPPLIERS: Mid-Norway Adventure AS eirik@midnorwayadventure.com Tel: +47 982 86 070 Trondheim Kajakk info@trondheimkajakk.no Tel: +47 414 46 747
  • 31. TOUR 25 - NIDELVA CANOE ADVENTURE Our river, Nidelva starts at the Lake Selbusjøen and winds through different landscapes on its way to the Trondheim Fjord. We will invite you on a calm trip on the rivers last 6-7 kilometers stretch to the Fjord. We will take care of the safety, making sure everybody has their lifejacket on, and help you with the paddling skills before we are off on our way down the river. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours – from the hotel until we are back at the hotel Capacity: 2-3 persons in each canoe – as many canoes as you want Season: Spring - summer - autumn Note: Sport shoes and outdoor clothes We will take time to enjoy the nature and the urban sights on our journey to Trondheim Harbour. SUPPLIERS: Mid-Norway Adventure AS eirik@midnorwayadventure.com Tel: +47 982 86 070 Trondheim Kajakk info@trondheimkajakk.no Tel: +47 414 46 747
  • 32. TOUR 26 - SAILING EXCURSION Sailing is a great team activity where each participant is assigned a task on board. Everyone must participate. The wide and deep Trondheim fjord is well suited for sailing. The trip can go inwards the fjord to the island Tautra with monastery ruins from 1251 and further to Steinvikholmen castlefrom the 16th century, or out towards the coast with its beautiful archipelago. S/Y Crazy Coyote was built in 1999 for a French Regatta team and is one of the fastest sailing boats in Norway. The boat is 51 feet, and has a speed record of 29 knots. TOUR DESCRIPTION The tour starts from a floating dock close to the cruise terminal. There are short stops for photography. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 2 hours to all day Capacity: 12 pax. pr. boat Season: Spring, summer, autumn Note: Wear sport shoes with white soles. For larger groups, more boats will be provided. SUPPLIER Crazy Coyote stian@crazycoyote.no www.crazycoyote.no Tel: +47 91 59 13 98
  • 33. TOUR 27 - RIB BOAT ADVENTURE ON THE TRONDHEIM FJORD With a fast moving RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) you will get an experience you will never forget. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure on a trip around the Trondheim Fjord in a racing boat that speeds up to 63 knots. In rough sea, the tour will feel like a rollercoaster ride. By calmer sea, it will feel like you are flying along the water. The boats have jockey seats and strong hand-holds. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 1 hour Capacity: Minimum 8 pax, max 12 pax per boat. Season: Summer Note: This tour includes twists and turns at high speeds so guests should be in good physical condition. Survival suits are provided. The Trondheim fjord is Norway‟s 3rd longest fjord and this is an opportunity to see the most of it in just an hour, such as Munkholmen, the island Tautra with castle ruins from 1251, Steinvikholmen castle from the 16th century or the fishing village Råkvåg. SUPPLIER Crazy Coyote stian@crazycoyote.no www.crazycoyote.no Tel: +47 91 59 13 98 TOUR DESCRIPTION The tour starts from a floating dock close to the cruise terminal. There are short stops for photography.
  • 34. TOUR 28 – EXPERIENCE NATURE, 15 MINUTES FROM DOWN TOWN The nature reserves around Trondheim offer plenty of opportunities for you to experience nature at it‟s best. Go skiing or ramble along beautiful paths. Visit one of the many cabins for a bite and a rest. Bus no.10 takes you to Skistua, and the tramway takes you to a different area in Bymarka. Skistua is located in Bymarka, about 15 minutes from downtown Trondheim. Skistua is an excellent starting point for hiking or cross country skiing. Tours in this area give you a great view over Trondheim. At Skistua you can rent skis as well. Please contact for further information. Are you looking for a unique place for your conference or meeting, Skistua can offer you modern facilities for up to 100 persons. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 1 – 9 hours Capacity: Unlimited Season: All year SUPPLIER Skistua prima@skistua.no www.skistua.no Tel: +47 94 88 94 50
  • 35. TOUR 29 - RØROS - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE Just a few hours from Trondheim is a Norwegian treasure - the town of Røros. The mining and farming activities within the town boundaries have created a unique mountain settlement - a man-made wonder with exceptional cultural value - which has since 1980 earned Røros a place on UNESCO‟s list of World Heritage Sites. The guided walk through town with its more than 100 old wooden buildings provides you with a basic introduction into how the old mining community has developed. In Smelthytta mining museum in the old smelter building, you can learn more about the history of Røros and about Røros Copperworks. The history is brought alive through models of mines, smelter buildings and the technical devices that were in use at the time. The town centre hosts a thriving handicraft community, workshop outlets, quaint, little boutiques and good cafés and restaurants that offer local specialties made from the products of the season. Walking through the streets of Røros is like walking within a living museum. TOUR DESCRIPTION 2,5 hours with bus or train from Trondheim to Røros through Norwegian nature and countryside. Lunch or dinner at a restaurant with local cuisine. Return to Trondheim by bus or train. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 9 hours Capacity: High Season: All year Note: Røros is located in the mountains, and the temperature may be lower than by the coast, especially in winter. Some walking involved, good shoes are recommended. SUPPLIER Destination Røros post@rorosinfo.com www.roros.no Tel: +47 72 41 00 00
  • 36. TOUR 30 - THAMSHAVN OLDTIMER RAILWAY TO THE HISTORICAL LØKKEN MINE A tour with train on the narrow gauged Thamshavn Railway - opened as a „vintage railway‟ in 1983, the carriages date back to 1908. The line was built to transport ore from the copper mines at Løkken. During World War II, several sabotage attempts were made on the line. The mine at Løkken was active from 1654 to 1987. Here will visitors learn about bygone battles with heat, smoke and ore, experience the quietness within, hear the dripping of water, smell the stench of sulphur and admire a colour spectrum that one could hardly believe to be true. TOUR DESCRIPTION: This excursion takes us by coach along the shores of the Trondheimsfjord. We later reach Gaulosen, a branch of the main fjord, before following the Orkdalsfjord to the village of Orkanger. Heading up river we arrive in Fannrem, where we will board the train. Arriving at Løkken Station we change transport, boarding a coach for the short drive up to the old mine. The next part of the tour is on foot. The one kilometer route takes us through narrow corridors and large caverns. After the visit in the mine, we continue by coach back to Trondheim. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 5 hours Capacity: High Season: Summer Note: There is quite a lot of walking during this tour, approx. 20 minutes in the old mine. There are steps to board the train, and several single steps inside the mine. Not recommend for persons with limited mobility and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. The tour can be extended with lunch at Bårdshaug Manor. SUPPLIER: Orkla Industrimuseum post@oi.no www.oi.no Tel: +47 72 49 91 00
  • 37. TOUR 31 - STIKLESTAD - THE CRADLE OF NORWEGIAN HISTORY This historic journey takes you to fabled places in the region Innherred north of Trondheim. The medieval churches in Innherred dominate the cultural landscape bearing witness to good resources in the community and close contact with the world outside. Bjerkem is a grandiose farm operated in roughly 2000 years. Enter a world of manifold Innherredian folklore. Get an exciting image of the inhabitants living, way of thinking and development after the famous battle at Stiklestad in 1030. On arrival Stiklestad, the group will be met by a local guide. There will be a guided tour of the area followed by dinner in the medieval longhouse ” Stiklastadir” with the chieftain of this medieval farm as host. There is a fire on the hearth and you will be served a meal, while you relax in the authentic atmosphere and listen to the chieftain talk about the longhouse and his role as a political and religious leader in the period before 1030. We may even receive some unexpected guests... TOUR DESCRIPTION A full-day guide meets the group in Trondheim on a prearranged place and time. A guided tour at “The Golden Route” which is a conglomeration of traders who collaborates to make the area an attractive travel destination. Cafe and cake at Gulburet. Folklore dance and storytelling about the history at Bjerkem, lunch at Bjerkem. Guided tour at Stiklestad and dinner at Stiklastadir (in Stiklestad). FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 10,5 hours Capacity: High Season: All year Note: Please inform about any wheelchairs or food allergies. SUPPLIER Innherred Tourist Board post@visitinnherred.com www.visitinnherred.com Tel: +47 74 40 17 16
  • 38. TOUR 32 - AUSTRÅTT MANOR FROM 1656 Strategically located by the inlet to the Trondheimfjord, stands the Austrått manor. Its history stretches back to the Viking Age and Snorre‟s descriptions of the Christianization of Norway. Stories in the Middle Ages tell us about powerful, noble families and close links to noble men. The most known owner, Lady Ingjerd Ottesdatter (ca. 1470–1555) was her era‟s wealthiest landowner in Norway and a political intriguer. Her politics has inspired Henrik Ibsen and several other Norwegian dramatists. The layout of the manor as it stands today is from about 1656, built in the Renaissance style. However the decorations are Baroque. TOUR DESCRIPTION Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for Kristiansund, you will cruise out the Trondheim Fjord, Norway‟s 3rd longest fjord and an important waterway in the Viking era. Sailing past beautiful islands and some of Norway‟s best agricultural areas, y ou will after an hour arrive in Brekstad on the Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. Short walk to the Ørland Coastal Hotel where homemade waffles and coffee/ tea will be served in the lobby, while you sit down and talk with your private driver/guide who will take you to Austrått. Before leaving for Trondheim you will again meet at Ørland Coastal Hotel for “a taste of the coast lunch”. A memorable meal with genuine, high quality seafood. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 7 hours Capacity: High Season: All year Note: Not suitable for disabled. The Manor is available only to people who can walk stairs. SUPPLIER: Ørland Coastal Hotel post@kysthotell.no www.kysthotell.no Tel: +47 72 51 33 00
  • 39. TOUR 33 - THE TURRET FROM THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP “GNEISNAU” The main attraction at Austrått Fortress is the enormous rotating turret. This is the only one left in the world. The turret was first mounted aboard the German battleship Gneisenau and had 3 guns with a diameter of 28.3 cm and a traversing clearance of 360˚. When the ship sustained damage in the port of Kiel in 1942, the decision was made to place one of Gneisenaus‟ gun turrets in Austrått Fort. A guided tour will bring you five floors down into the mountain, through the entire gun turret, the electric utility and the soldiers‟ quarters which could billet up to 200 men. you will again meet at Ørland Coastal Hotel for “A taste of the Coast - lunch”. A memorable meal with genuine, high quality seafood. TOUR DESCRIPTION Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for Kristiansund, you will cruise out the Trondheim Fjord, Norway‟s 3rd longest fjord and an important waterway in the Viking era. Sailing past beautiful islands and some of Norway‟s best agricultural areas, you will after an hour arrive in Brekstad on the Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. Short walk to the Ørland Coastal Hotel where homemade waffles and coffee/tea will be served in the lobby, while you sit down and talk with your private driver/guide who will take you to Austrått Fort. Before leaving for Trondheim SUPPLIER Ørland Coastal Hotel post@kysthotell.no www.kysthotell.no Tel: +47 72 51 33 00 FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 7 hours Capacity: High Season: All year, with reservations concerning weather conditions during winter. Note: Not suitable for disabled
  • 40. TOUR 34 - BIRD WATCHING AT ØRLANDET Ørlandet Ramsar wetland comprises four protected marshland areas. The best known is the Grandefjaera nature reserve, an important area for migrating and molting birds. Grandefjaera is an ornithologist‟s paradise; as many as 210 species have been registered! Together with the ornithologist, you will observe the various birds from the newly opened bird watching tower. Near the wetlands is Uthaug Farm, a traditional Norwegian farmstead with buildings dating back to 1740. There you will be served a traditional, Norwegian lunch consisting of Rømmegrøt, a sour cream porridge traditionally served with cured meats and flat bread (thin, crisp bread) and fresh lemonade. A rhubarb dessert and coffee/tea will complete the meal. After lunch, you will be able to explore the farm area together with your private guide. The main building has an impressive collection of old furniture, textiles and equipment. TOUR DESCRIPTION Departing Trondheim harbor on the express boat bound for Kristiansund. Sailing past some of Norway‟s best agricultural areas, you will after an hour arrive in Brekstad on the Fosen peninsula, where you will disembark. The tour starts as you drive for about 15 minutes to Grandefjæra where you will meet up with a local ornithologist. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 7 hours Capacity: High Season: All year Note: Good shoes required, if possible waterproof and wearwindproof/waterproof jacket. There are telescopes for loan. We still recommend to bring your own binoculars and don‟t forget camera. SUPPLIER Ørland Coastal Hotel post@kysthotell.no www.kysthotell.no Tel: +47 72 51 33 00
  • 41. TOUR 35 - HEGRA FORTESS Hegra Fortress is a symbol of the power of resistance and bravery. This fortress heroic fight against the German occupation force in April - May 1940 ignited a spark of hope and will-power in the occupied nations. Its underground rooms and passages continue to share the inspiring story of Norwegian tenacity and pride. The fortification, raised high upon the hill above the centre of Hegra, has become a national monument. The old fortress was built to defend us against an enemy coming from the east – the arch-enemy throughout the centuries - Sweden. However, the true story began in April 1940. The 200 defenders, among them one woman, stood their ground against waves of land and air-attacks from the Germans in 25 day. Major Hans Reidar Holtermann led the brave resistance force. On the morning of May 5th he made the decision to show the white flag. To go on fighting was impossible. The lack of food and provisions was precarious. In all Southern Norway resistance had come to an end, and the fortress was an isolated Island in a sea of occupants. The story of Hegra Fortress is kept alive. TOUR DESCRIPTION The Hegra Fortress is a 45 minutes coach ride North of Trondheim. Coffee and snacks can be bought at the fortress. A photo stop at Hell Railway Station can be arranged. FIGURES & FACTS Duration: 3 hours Capacity: High Season: May - September Note: Some walking involved. Wear suitable shoes and clothes. SUPPLIER Stjørdal Tourist Office info@visitstjordal.no www.visitstjordal.no Tel: +47 74 83 45 80
  • 42. TOUR 36 – ERSGARD Ersgard is a 250 year old farm located in the countryside of Stjørdal, just 5 km from Trondheim Airport. Ersgard is a perfect place for small conferences, meetings, meals and accommodation. Ersgard is also nice for vacation. You can combine a daytrip to the city of Trondheim with salmon fishing and a visit in our farm shop the day after. Salmon fishing The farm offers fishing in Stjørdalselva, a stay for one week or fishing for just one day. Farm buildings The houses were built in 1755 round a square farmyard, which gives a special feeling of peace and ancient times. FIGURES & FACTS Capacity: 2-40 pax Season: all year A good meal We serve traditional food in the old way: The food is passed around in big bowls and you eat as much as you want. The food is made from local ingredients and from old recipies. The atmosphere of the meal is given a special touch by the old walls, furniture and the heat from the old black stove. SUPPLIER: Ersgard post@ersgard.no www.ersgard.no Tel: +47 901 87 220 Meetings and conferences This is the place where you can leave the daily, busy life and think new thoughts in a special setting. One of the owners of the farm even took part in the making of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814. We offer techical equipment. Accommodation We offer 5 bedrooms with 9 beds. another time, as the bedrooms are also in the old style.
  • 43. MEET THE LOCALS/ MEET A TRONDHEIMER - VISIT A TRONDHEIM HOME The host from Trondheim invites you to their home for a snack or a dinner, always with a local connection but with unexpected touches. During dinner, you will be told the host‟s own history: Visit MY Trondheim. Choose to visit a family, a couple or a person who offers her/ himself and their life in Trondheim. TOUR DESCRIPTION: Contact the Tourist office which will tell you about the different families. Tour is on request and is in central Trondheim. Transfer to and from can be arranged. FIGURES & FACTS: Duration: 1-4 hours Capasity: 2–10 persons in each home Season: All year SUPPLIER: Visit Trondheim AS post@visittrondheim.no Tel +47 73 80 76 60 www.visittrondheim.no
  • 44. TAILOR-MADE TOURS In addition to the tours presented in this overview, there are many other exciting things to do in historical, uninhibited, adventurous and creative Trøndelag: Visit farmers markets, handicraft markets and fairs. Island hopping in the beautiful archipelago. Golf - there are two golf courses in Trondheim and more than 15 in the region. Berry and mushroom picking in the autumn. Culinary adventures - all over Trøndelag you will find small food producing companies and farm sales outlets. Visit art galleries and local museums. Downhill or cross country skiing in winter. For children: The science centre in Trondheim, Namsskogan Family Park, indoor swimming pools or a visit to a mountain farm. Hiking in one of the area seven national parks. Musk ox safari in the mountain of Dovre or eagle and seal safari at the island Frøya. Music and cultural festivals, outdoor plays and outdoor opera -numerous are organized in the region throughout the summer. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Visit Trondheim AS post@visittrondheim.no www.visittrondheim.no Tel: +47 73 80 76 60
  • 45. EVENT SUPPLIERS Atlantic MICE Tel: +47 71 26 88 90 magne@atlanticmice.no www.atlanticmice.no Evento Norge AS Tel: +47 974 66 290 post@evento.no www.evento.no NTNU Videre Tel: +47 73 59 66 43 randi.kojen@ntnu.no http://videre.ntnu.no Trondheim Messeselskap Tel: +47 73 80 97 57 utleie@messeselskapet.no www.messeselskapet.no Via Egencia Tel: +47 73 48 98 00 trd@viaegencia.com www.viatravel.no Trondheim Spektrum Tel: +47 73 56 86 00 trondheimspektrum.no www.trondheimspektrum.no Trondheim Lyd Lysverket AS Tel: +47 73 88 07 00 post@trondheimlyd.no www.trondheimlyd.no