Scan Magazine | Issue 75 | April 2015

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

many reputable jazz musicians and hosts not only a jazz festival, but also a chamber music festival and a blues festival. Each year the city also celebrates Saint Olav’s Festival, a cultural festival that marks the death of Saint Olav at the Battle of Stiklestad. “The festival takes place in and around the Nidaros Cathedral. It is really unique to see rock concerts, talks and other events in such historical surroundings,” Vikrem-Rosmæl points out.

rious business in Trondheim, and the city is home to many local, artisan producers as well as award-winning microbreweries. Each year in August, Trondheim also hosts an annual brewing festival in conjunction with Trøndelag Food Festival, where brewers from across the country gather to serve different kinds of beers and ales to the public. “Trondheim has really had a burst of urban development the last few decades. There are lots of great new restaurants, trendy pubs and shops. I think more and more people are interested in living the good life, relaxing, having fun as well as eating and drinking well,” Vikrem-Rosmæl remarks.

Trondheim seems to be a city of contrasts. Old but modern, urban but natural, big but cosy. To top it off, it is also both a city of international and local impulses. With its well-known university, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, it attracts students and academics from across the country and the globe. At the same time, it maintains a friendly, local culture and a small-town feel. “One of the things I like best about Trondheim are the Trøndere,” VikremRosmæl says. “They are known for being warm, talkative and informal. It is easy to strike up a conversation and get to know the locals.” For more information, please visit:

Part of the good life means being close to nature, and as Vikrem-Rosmæl says, locals (known nationally as Trøndere), make good use of their surroundings. “Living in the city you are only ten minutes away from beautiful nature. The valleys around the city are perfect for hiking. Or, you can take Trondheim’s one and only tram line up to Lian, a park and recreational area where you can experience amazing natural surroundings,” she says. You could also incorporate nature into your sightseeing schedule and experience the city from a guided kayak tour down the Nidelven River. City of contrasts Trondheim is just the place for culture vultures, too. It is known as the home of

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