Kayaking on the River Nid

See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways while learning more about this exciting city.

  • Kayak the Nid River as it meanders around Trondheim’s Old Town.
  • See some of Trondheim’s main attractions from the water.
  • Wave at the locals and the other visitors you paddle past.
  • Enjoy this active tour of Trondheim with experienced guides.
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    2 hours, 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 212

  • Notices

    Age limit: minimum 6 years old, with parent

One of the most unique ways to see the sights of Trondheim is by exploring its waterways. That’s exactly what’s on offer as part of this urban kayak tour along the river Nid, which weaves its way around Trondheim’s charming Old Town. This gentle activity is great fun for families and suitable even for those who have never kayaked before.

We’ll begin by the harbor and glide past the colorful wooden buildings of the wharves before paddling into the city’s smaller channels. Here, you will see some of the most famous landmarks, such as Nidaros Cathedral, Kristiansten Fortress (on a nearby hilltop), and the popular Marinen Park.

The river Nid is also known to be a great fishing spot. You’ll have no trouble finding trout throughout the river—you might even come across salmon in the lower reaches. Every year, salmon here are caught that can weight more than 44 pounds!

Kayaking along the river Nid, Trondheim, Norway Kayaking along the river Nid, Trondheim, Norway


  • Disembarking port: Trondheim
  • Embarking port: Trondheim
  • Available period: All year
    • Not available December 24.
  • Transportation: Taxi
  • Meals on the trip: Chocolate and a drink
  • Clothes/footwear: Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather From November 1 - April 2, dry suits are included. Dry suits can be rented for a fee rest of the year.
  • Age limit: minimum 6 years old, with a parent