8 Tips for Trondheim this Summer

Updated: Jul 2, 2019


July is traditionally a time when Norwegians take a break and take a holiday for the summer. But that doesn't mean that there is less to do in and around Trondheim! Here just some of our tips for how to make the most of the summer months.


Summer is here which means there are (almost) unlimited hours of daylight to enjoy! photo: morenourl/Visitnorway.com

Explore some hidden areas of Norway like the Dronningruta between Nyksund and Stø photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visitnorway.com

1. Explore some hidden parts of Norway in July, with Widerøe's Explore Norway Ticket. This ticket gives you unlimited flights within Norway over a two-week period, between July 1st and August 31st. There are 41 destinations to fly to throughout the country and children receive a 25% discount on ticket prices. From Trondheim you can fly directly to 12 destinations, including south to Kristiansand or north to Harstad/Narvik, then connect to many other parts of the country. Explore some hidden and hard to reach parts of Norway and make the most of the “midnight sun”. Check this map to see all the places where you can travel.

2. See some of Trondheim’s great museums this summer, with a museum summer card. For just 500kr two adults get unlimited access to 11 museums in and around Trondheim, including Trondheim Art Museum, Sverresborg, Rockheim, Ringve and many more. Additionally, children under 16 have free entry when accompanied by an adult. Learn more about Trondheim and the world this summer—did you know, for example, that Trondheim is home to the Norwegian national deaf museum?

Take a tour to see the magnificent musk ox. photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Artic Light AS/visitnorway.com

3. Take a day trip to the mountains of Dovrefjell this summer and while there try a muskox safari. Catch a glimpse of these amazing animals in their stunning natural surroundings with expert guides who can locate and track them. The tour is located in Dovrefjell National Park 2 hours south of Trondheim and trains run from Trondheim to Oppdal railway station where the tour begins. Tours can last from 3-7 hours so take some sturdy shows, packed lunch and an extra layer as it can be colder in the mountains. 4. Take a tour through Stiftsgården the Royal residence in Trondheim, where the royal family stays when they are here. It is only possible to visit through a tour, which are given daily in both Norwegian and English from 10am. See this great example of 18th century architecture  and a way to learn about the history of the royal family in Norway.


Enjoy a long afternoon on Munkholmen. photo: Søderholm - Steen / trondelag.com

5. When the weather is nice, take a boat tour to Munkholmen (above) the island in the middle of the Trondheim fjord. Once a monastery and then later a fortress, this is the perfect place to take in a long summer afternoon. There is also a restaurant open over the summer period. The boat service runs between 10:00 and 18:15 each day.


6. The Trondheim Science Centre and planetarium are holding special viewings of new summer films. Each weekday during summer see Expedition Reef a 360-degree exploration of life on the world’s coral reefs, where young and old can learn about this underwater world. The film is shown in English each weekday at 4pm. Entrance to the planetarium is included in the price of admission to the science museum.

7. If you are looking for something challenging to do with the family or with a group of friends Trondheim has not 1 but 4 Escape Rooms. These interactive puzzles are designed to test your problem and code breaking skills. Locked in a room with only one way out and a timer counting down, can you solve all the puzzles in time? Choose between Mystery Chambers, Escape Hunt and Reality Adventures, each of which have different themed rooms. Choose your theme or challenge yourself and complete all the rooms in Trondheim!


Fishing in Femundsmarka. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

8. Fishing season has started around the Trondheim area with salmon now swimming up the river Nidelva. You must buy a fishing card to fish in many of the rivers and lakes in the area including the Nidelva, these cards cost 50kr per day and can be bought online here. If you want to take a longer fishing or nature tour, there are many fishing cabins available for rent around Norway find more information from the website Inatur.




This is just a few of the many things Trondheim has on offer in the summer time. This is a great time of year to explore the city and the surrounding areas. Whatever you do this summer, most of all enjoy it!




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