Book your flights to Trondheim in the winter to come and experience the breathtaking Northern Lights, or the summer months to enjoy some sparkling sunny weather and warm temperatures of around 17-20 degrees Celsius. There are many festivals and events going on in Trondheim throughout the summer to keep all travellers entertained such as the Trondheim Jazz Festival in May, Musikkfest in June, St.Olav’s Festival in July and Pstereo in August.
Winters here tend to involve long periods of darkness that is alleviated by a cosy, jovial atmosphere in the city centre. Time your trip to coincide with a Christmas market, but be aware that flights during the Christmas period tend to be more expensive. For cheap flights to Trondheim and discounted accommodation, try booking your trip during the off peak periods such as February and November.
Located near some of Norway’s most beautiful shimmering inland waters, Trondheim is a haven of culture, as well as natural beauty. Bymarka Park, a gorgeous forest, is a paradise for hikers, and its hilly slopes offer wonderful views over the city and the surrounding regions. The city has many unique museums to explore, such as the Ringve Museum, which is home to some stunning musical artefacts. The Archbishops’ Palace Museum is a magnificent building, and is well worth a visit for the atmosphere alone. Trondheim is home to one of the most iconic Gothic cathedrals in the world, the Nidarosdomen. For a family-friendly day out, why not pay a visit to the science centre, or the Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum. The Folk Museum is a truly unique experience, as it enables you to experience living folk art and crafts in the great outdoors, by wandering through a quaint little wooden village. Trondheim is an excellent place for foodie travellers as well, as it has a brilliant array of bars, cafes, and restaurants for you to explore.
Trondheim has a good network of local buses that operate for a reasonable fee. In addition to this, there are special coaches which will take you to key attractions, such as the Bishops’ Palace Museum. A very popular way of getting around the city is by bike, and there are bikes that you can hire for the duration of your stay if you like. Hiring a bike will also enable you to avoid the car parking charges that apply on almost all of the streets in the city centre. Hiring a car is another great option for travelling in this city, as it enables you to explore further afield too. For instance, you could pack a picnic in the boot and take a day trip down to the coast if you wanted.
Once your flight to Trondheim Airport (TRD) arrives you will be located around 22 miles (35 km) from the city centre. Transport in Norway is generally very good, and hire cars, local taxis, and shuttle buses are all on hand to take the short drive from the airport to the centre of Trondheim. The airport also has its own train station, Værnes station, which is located right inside the terminal complex, and which offers regular trains that will take you to Trondheim’s town centre railway station.