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Trondheim by bike


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Get an intimate view of the city and learn about the most important sights and stories of Norway's Viking capital.
  • Get to see a lot of the city from close up at a relaxed pace.

  • Cover the highlights, including The Old Town Bridge and Nidaros Cathedral.

  • Get acquainted with Trampe, the world’s first bicycle lift.

  • Enjoy a coffee stop in European Region of Gastronomy 2022.

Trondheim rolled out the red carpet for cyclists - with the most advanced bike lane network in Norway - locals are actively advised to use green ways to get around. We bike along the waterfront and to the city centre, passing by wharves, traditional wooden buildings, as well as modern architecture. Along the way, you'll learn about Trondheim’s history as a harbour and trading centre. You'll learn more about Viking kings Olav I. and Olav II., who both were significant to this city. We visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's national shrine built over the grave of St. Olav. Photo stops en route include the Old Town Bridge and the bicycle lift Trampe on Bakklandet, an old industrial neighbourhood with colourful wooden buildings. The tour includes a coffee stop showcasing why Trondheim-Trøndelag was awarded the title European Region of Gastronomy 2022.

Practical information

  • Language: English and German.

  • Included: Local guide, bicycle, coffee stop (coffee/te and baked goods).

  • Remarks/requirements: Bicycles are low-step city bikes (for height 155-175cm) and hybrids (for height 175-190cm). Max. 130 kg. It is necessary to know how to ride a bike. Guests are advised to dress according to weather - comfortable clothes/shoes for a bike ride in coastal conditions. Gloves, wind breakers, thin hat that fits under the bike helmet are suggested, and rain jacket/pants when needed. Bike helmet will be provided, but is not obligatory for adults by Norwegian traffic law. 

  • Walking information: Approx. 200 m in the harbor between the ship (quay 1, pier I) and the bike shed (quay 2, pier I), flat.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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