Trondheim Canal Walking Tour, Trondheim

Trondheim Canal dates back to the 19th century and is a most impressive sight. By the canal you will find amazing attractions, prominent monuments, cultural venues, historic places, and of course a marvelous view of the sea. Take the following tour to discover the beautiful Trondheim Canal area!
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Guide Name: Trondheim Canal Walking Tour
Guide Location: Norway » Trondheim (See other walking tours in Trondheim)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: leticia
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Dora 1

1) Dora 1

DORA 1 is a former German submarine base and bunker built during World War II in Trondheim. In German, Trondheim was called Drontheim, and the name DORA is the letter "D" in the German phonetic alphabet. Construction of what was going to be the biggest German naval base in Northern Europe started in the autumn of 1941, one year after the WW II invasion of Norway. DORA 1 was handed over to the German Kriegsmarine on 20 June 1943. The bunker, which could be hermetically sealed when attacked, had room for 16 U-boats and housing for many soldiers. It is now the home base of the 13 Unterseebootsflottille.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Leiv Eiriksson Statue

2) Leiv Eiriksson Statue

Leiv Eiriksson Statue represents a copy of the same monument in Seattle. It was erected on Trondheim’s anniversary in 1997, as a gift from the American descendants of Scandinavian emigrants. The statue commemorates all emigrants who left Norway to seek better prospects in the USA.
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Carl Adolf Dahl Monument

3) Carl Adolf Dahl Monument

This monument commemorates Carl Adolf Dahl, city engineer of Trondheim. He is credited with the dredging and construction of Trondheim harbor, Old Town Bridge, the development of Trondheim's water and sewer facilities, road and bridge construction, and the generation and distribution of electricity in the city.
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Maritime Museum

4) Maritime Museum (must see)

Maritime Museum was founded in 1920 and displays a wide collection of exhibits related to Trondheim’s maritime history beginning with the 1500s. You will see numerous ship models, artifacts, figureheads, historical photos, maritime instruments, and pictures of sailboats collected from the local area.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9am-2pm; Sunday: 12pm- 4 pm;
June 1 - August 31: Monday - Friday: 9am-2pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12pm-4pm
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Fjordgata

5) Fjordgata

If you follow the canal to the north of Trondheim’s center you will see Fjordgata, a lengthy local shopping street. This pleasant street is full of excellent specialty stores, first-class local stores, as well as a decent choice of good restaurants.
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Ravnkloa Fiskehaller

6) Ravnkloa Fiskehaller

Ravnkloa Fiskehaller or Fish Market is an interesting city attraction. The market has fresh shrimps, a variety of fish, and different marine products. It is also located next to the ferryboat pier, from where you can travel to Munkeholmen (Monk's Island).

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
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The Last Viking Statue

7) The Last Viking Statue (must see)

Den Siste Viking (The Last Viking) monument is located near by the piers and was erected in 1990 by the famous artist Nils Aas. Aas was inspired by the Den Siste Viking novel by Johan Bøjer, honoring the bravery, courage and fortitude of Norway's fishermen.
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Trondheim Hospital Church

8) Trondheim Hospital Church

Built in 1705, this gorgeous church still serves as the institutional church for Trondheim’s Hospital. Trondheim Hospital Church was the first octagonal wooden church built in Scandinavia. The church is located on the grounds of Trondheim Hospital, the oldest Scandinavian social establishment still in existence.
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City Walls

9) City Walls

Between the Nid river and the fjord, in historic Skansen, you will see the last remains of Trondheim’s 17th century fortifications. Nowadays the area is a beautiful park with a magnificent view of the fjord.
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Ilen Church

10) Ilen Church

Ilen Church is a parish church in the municipality of Trondheim. It is located on the 250-metre (820 ft) wide isthmus between the river Nidelva and the Trondheimsfjord.

The stone church was built in 1889 by the architect Eugene Sissenére, and it was consecrated on 7 June 1889. It does not have its own graveyard on the church site. The church is part of the Ilen parish in the Byåsen deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Norwegian Telecom Museum

11) Norwegian Telecom Museum

The Norwegian Telecom Museum can be found inside the Trøndelag Folkemuseum, on the Sverresborg Alle. The museum recounts Norway's telecommunication history. Here you will learn about the setting up of the coastal radio service, the emergency traffic and the salvage services, picture-phones, old switchboards and telephones, and much more.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 3 pm; Saturday - Sunday 12 pm 4 pm
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Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

12) Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum (must see)

Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum as a fortification built in the medieval city of Nidaros by Sverre Sigurdsson,. It surrounds the ruins of the medieval castle of Zion It is now known as an open air museum for the region of Trondelag.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 3 pm; Saturday - Sunday 12 pm 4 pm

Walking Tours in Trondheim, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Creating your own self-guided walk in Trondheim is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southern Trondheim Walking Tour

Southern Trondheim Walking Tour

Southern part of Trondheim houses many interesting attractions, including old Elgeseter Bridge, green Marinen, the mysterious Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery, the modern New Town Hall, Thomas Angell's Hus, the unique Municipal Bicycle Lift, and the outstanding Kristiansten Fortress. Check out the most popular attractions in the southern part of Trondheim in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim’s center or Old Town is a fascinating district with plenty of historic buildings, cultural places, prominent landmarks, amazing attractions, medieval churches, and an unforgettable Norwegian atmosphere. Take the following tour to discover the most outstanding attractions in Trondheim’s Old Town!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Trondheim Museums and Galleries

Trondheim Museums and Galleries

Museums and galleries in Trondheim are varied and cover a wide selection of topics. From Norway's third biggest collection of pictorial art to antique military ware, Trondheim is ready to offer something interesting to everybody. Take the following tour to visit the most interesting museums and galleries in Trondheim!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Presiding over the namesake fjord in the heart of Norway, Trondheim the city boasts a great deal of cultural and historic richness. Topping the list of the local landmarks is 11th century Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral renowned for its intricate ornate facade. Located nearby Archbishop’s Palace Museum showcases archaeological findings and sculptures, including the gargoyles that once adorned the cathedral. To explore these and other prominent sights of Trondheim, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Trondheim for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Trondheim has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Trondheim, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.