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Introduction

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Norway's third city, Trondheim (pronounced Tronjem) was the capital once. This presumably accounts for its fabulous cathedral, the most northerly Gothic cathedral in Europe.

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Sights and Activities

  • Nidaros Cathedral - Nidaros being an old name for Trondheim.
  • Archbishop's Palace - by the cathedral.
  • Ringve Music Museum - short bus ride from the centre. Excellent tours of the house with English speaking guide who will play the old keyboard instruments and a great colection of instrumens from all the world.
  • Tram - there's only one route left but it's a very attractive one.
  • Old bridge and warehouses

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Getting There

By Plane

Trondheim Airport (TRD) is one of the bigger airports in Norway and still in the top 100 of Europe. It is almost 20 kilometres east of the city. About 10 airlines serve the airport, mostly throughout northern, western and southern Europe.

To/from the airport:

  • Rail: Norwegian State Railways operates trains to and from Trondheim Airport. There are three daily express trains, one to Mo i Rana and two to Bodø. One of the Bodø-trains is a night train. Travel time to Mo i Rana is 6 hours and travel time to Bodø is 9 hours. The Trøndelag Commuter Rail offers hourly services in each direction: northbound to Steinkjer and southbound to Trondheim and Lerkendal. It takes around half an hour to Trondheim.
  • Car: The airport is located along European Route E6 and E14. The airports connects to Norwegian National Road 705, which again connects with the E6 shortly after. Taxis, short-term and long-term parking, and rental cars are all widely available at the airport.
  • Bus: http://www.klaburuten.no|Klaburuten]] operates the Airport Express Coaches four times hourly to Downtown Trondheim, stopping at major hotels, Trondheim Central Station and the Munkegata Terminal. Nettbuss operates city and regional buses to Selbu and Oppdal from the bus station near the airport, and TrønderBilene operates Norway Bussekspress coaches to Namsos.

By Train

There is a direct line to Oslo but consider going via Røros.

By Bus

Travelling times by bus from Røros may be more convenient than trains.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Best Western Chesterfield HotelSöndregate 26Hotel97
Trondheim InterRail CentreElgsetergate 1 7030 TrondheimHostel-
Singsaker SommerhotellRogertsgt. 1Hotel89

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Keep Connected

Internet

Most Norwegian households are connected to the Internet in some way (often broadband), making cybercafés hard to find outside major cities, due to a relatively small market. Most public libraries have free public access to the internet, but a limited number of computers and limited opening hours.

However, if you bring a laptop with a wireless connection you will find wireless internet zones just about everywhere (gas stations, city centres, cafés, shopping centres, hotels etc.), sometimes free, but be prepared to pay for it though. It is not unusual for hotels to have a terminal for guest use. Well over half of the camp grounds have wifi internet, but if it's crucial for you, best to ask before paying for your camping space.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international calling code for Norway is 47. Emergency numbers include Police at 112, Fire at 110 and Emergency Medical Services at 113.
If you are unsure which number to call, 112 is the central for all rescue services and will put you in contact with the correct department. For non-emergencies, the police is to be called on 02800.

Cell phone Coverage generally is very good, except maybe some of the valleys, fjords and mountains. The company with the best coverage is Telenor. The other main operator is Netcom. These two deliver coverage to a multitude of other companies (Tele2 and Network Norway are two smaller companies that deliver coverage in the main cities, but utilize the othe two's net when outside).Prepaid sim card are available in all shops that sell phones and also petrol stations and kiosks. Prepaid has been in a slump in Norway after forced registration was effected, so prices are a bit higher for these than for subscriptions.

If you plan to do quite a bit of websurfing on the phone then Telenor's Prepaid (or "Kontant" in Norwegian) might be the ticket. You can surf as much as you wish, but the card doesn't get charges for more than 10 NOK per day (worth it if you use more than 2MB per day on the days you surf - though after 500MB the speed get's axed to 100kb/s).

Post

Red mailboxes are found easily and post offices are plentiful, with opening hours on most being 9:00am to 5:00pm, with usually shorter hours on Saturday. Stamps can usually only be found at post offices although some popular tourist venues might carry them. Norway's postal system, "Posten", has a good website with a lot of English information including up to date prices and also details about the opening hours of the nearest post office. The most commonly sent format for travellers are letters and cards up to 20 grams, check their website for current prices. If you want to send packages, you might also use international courier companies lik DHL, UPS or TNT.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 63.4346297
  • Longitude: 10.3984551

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