Trondheim is a city in Norway’s Sør-Trøndelag County, located along the banks of the Trondheimsfjord close to the Norwegian Sea coast. The idyllic location and natural beauty add to the charm of what is a pleasant university town. A vibrant arts and culture scene with festivals and concerts galore, make Trondheim an interesting destination throughout the year. Visitors will find traditional attractions such as the Nidaros Cathedral and Kristiansten Fortress jostling for space with the Vitensenteret (Science Center) and the Rockheim – a national center for rock music. Get a car for hire in Trondheim so that you can explore all these at your own sweet pace, and enjoy a hassle-free trip.
The Vitensenteret aka Trondheim Science Center is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, with more than 150 exhibits that will fascinate your inner geek. Get a car for rent in Trondheim and head for Sverresborg. This is the open air Trøndelag Folk Museum, with wooden buildings around the medieval castle of King Sverre. The Sverresborg complex also includes the Trondheim Maritime Museum, Telegraph and Telephone Museum, and the Deaf History and Culture Museum. The Samfundet Red Round house at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) campus is well worth a look-see too.
The Gothic Nidaros Cathedral from 1070, which was built over St. Olav’s grave, is without any doubt the most important landmark in Trondheim. The adjacent Archbishop's Palace with four spectacular museums is not bad either. Another must-visit attraction is the 1681 Kristiansten Fortress that looms over the city center. The wooden palace known as Stiftsgården is the official Royal Residence, and well worth a look-see.
Rockheim aka the “Home of Rock” is Norway’s national center for rock music, chronicling the best of Norwegian music over the decades through interactive exhibits. The Ringve Museum encompasses not just rock and pop, but all kinds of music and musical instruments. Concerts and music festivals are a dime a dozen in Trondheim, but the biggest of the lot are the Trondheim Jazz Festival, Nidaros Blues Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, and St. Olav Festival (church and culture festival with concerts). UKA is a marathon 25-day festival packed with concerts and musical performances. PSTEREO is a pure music fest that has been voted as Norway’s best new festival.
You could take a drive along the Norwegian Sea coast to Kristiansund, Molde, and Aalesund. Even Bergen is not that far off. But a much more appealing option is a nice drive along the south shore of Trondheimsfjord. Book your car rental in Trondheim right now and plan to stop by at Trondheimsfjord destinations such as
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