Trondheim City Walk

Explore Trondheim while learning about its history and culture from a local guide. See all the best sights of the city, from Stiftsgården to the bridge that locals have nicknamed ‘The Portal of Happiness’.

  • Enjoy a guided walk around Trondheim, Norway’s former capital.
  • Pass sights such as Stiftsgården and the statue of Viking King Olaf Tryggvason.
  • Admire the famous Nidaros Cathedral from the outside and inside.
  • See the old city bridge Gamle Bybro, the entrance to the trendy Bakklandet district.
  • Season

    All year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    3 hours

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  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 105

  • Notices

    Participants must be able to walk a fair distance (approx. 3 miles).

Join us on a guided walk through Trondheim and learn all about this historical city. We’ll begin at the harbor, which was developed during the second half of the 19th century. Then, we will walk up to Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim. Continuing on to the market square, you won’t miss the towering statue of the city’s founder, Viking King Olaf Tryggvason.

From here, we’ll walk to Nidaros Cathedral, where you can step inside Norway’s national shrine. It’s also the world’s northernmost cathedral. Get your camera ready as we pass the old city bridge, Gamle Bybro, with its red, pointed archways. The bridge is known to the locals as ‘The Portal of Happiness’, a nickname coined in a popular 20th-century waltz by 20th-century Norwegian singer and composer Kristian Oskar Hoddøø. Enjoy the view of the colorful wharves along the river Nid before we make our way back to the pier.


  • Disembarking port: Trondheim
  • Embarking port: Trondheim
  • Available: January 1–December 31, except December 24
  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • No tours inside Nidaros Cathedral
  • See the cathedral from the outside and enter the Archbishop’s Palace on Sundays and public holidays due to the church service
Drone photo of the Nidaros Cathedral and the city center of Trondheim, Norway Drone photo of the Nidaros Cathedral and the city center of Trondheim, Norway