Kayaking on the River Nid

See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways and get some exercise while taking in the scenic views of 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 instructors.
  • Season

    All year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration


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  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 212

  • Notices

    Escorted by a kayak instructor but not a guided tour

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!


  • Disembarking port: Trondheim
  • Embarking port: Trondheim
  • Available: January 1–December 31, except December 24
  • Transportation: Taxi
  • Meals: Chocolate and a drink
  • Clothes: Dry suits are available between November 1 and April 1. Life jackets and waterproof clothing are provided
  • Minimum age limit: 6 years old when accompanied by an adult
Kayaking along the river Nid, Trondheim, Norway Kayaking along the river Nid, Trondheim, Norway