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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Destinations to Visit in Norway 2015

The casual city Trondheim is known as Norway’s laid back city: a holiday destination where you don’t need an itinerary. Within a short stretch, you can stroll, shop, soak up history, sip a locally brewed beer and even go hiking. By Maya Acharya | Photos: Visit Trondheim

Although it’s one of Norway’s major cities, Trondheim is one of those places that manage to feel both small and big at the same time. With its many historical attractions and its friendly, urban vibe, it has become a popular getaway for tourists and Norwegians alike. Spontaneous sightseeing Known as both the gateway to the north and the gateway to the fjords, Trondheim is a great starting point for those visiting Norway for the first time. “A good reason to start in Trondheim is also the history,” says managing director at Trondheim Visitors & Convention Bureau, Line

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Vikrem-Rosmæl. “Trondheim is home to some fantastic historical attractions, including the famous Nidaros Cathedral and Stiftsgården, the Royal Family’s Residence and the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia. Another must–see is Munkholmen, a monastery built by Benedictine monks on an island just off Trondheim’s coast; today also a place to enjoy a sunny day on the beach.”

can see historic sites while still feeling part of the regular city life. From Nidaros Cathedral, you can walk to Bakklandet – Trondheim’s old town – with a mix of wooden houses, boutiques and cafes, in two minutes. You can enjoy a coffee and the bustling street life, then carry on towards Midtbyen – the centre of the city where you can experience city life, go shopping, pop into a museum or art gallery. The city allows you to be spontaneous, to not make plans but just ‘wing it’.” A good way to do this is by city bike, as there are plenty of bike rentals around and good biking trails across the city. The good life

“The great thing about Trondheim is that the city is so compact,” explains VikremRosmæl. “Everything is very accessible and that creates a very relaxed atmosphere. Because everything is close by, you

But Trondheim is not all about history. It is also a city that increasingly caters to modern urbanities. A good example of this is the beer culture, which has bloomed in recent years. Good beer is se-

Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine | Issue 75 | April 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with moviemaking legend Lasse Hallström.

Scan Magazine | Issue 75 | April 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with moviemaking legend Lasse Hallström.