Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour (Self Guided), Trondheim

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!
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Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour
Guide Location: Norway » Trondheim (See other walking tours in Trondheim)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall)
  • Trondheim Science Center
  • Statue to Student Life
  • The Late King Olav V Statue
  • Trondheim Torg
  • Go'dagen, The Good Day
  • Trondheim Tinghus (Trondheim Courthouse)
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts
Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall)

1) Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall)

Gamle Rådhus, or Trondheim’s Old Town Hall, was founded in the 1700s. Now this beautiful building represents mostly a decorative landmark, since almost all of Trondheim's day-to-day administrative duties are handled at the fashionable New Town Hall.
Trondheim Science Center

2) Trondheim Science Center (must see)

Trondheim Science Center is a scientific hands-on experience center which offers many activities in addition to the exhibition. Visitors can conduct experiments on the displayed models. Some of these include the Planetarium, kitchen chemistry, Experiment Club, robotlab, inventor workshops and popular lectures.

Trondheim Science Center is located in the former premises of the Bank of Norway in Trondheim which was designed in 1830-1831 by architect Ole Peter Riis Høegh (1806-1852) after preparatory work by the architect J. C. Ræder. The building was completed in 1833. The current appearance was the result of renovation and modernization in 1897 by architects Johan Martinus Christensen (1863-1935) and Lars Solberg (1858-1921).

Operating hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Statue to Student Life

3) Statue to Student Life

Trondheim’s Statue to Student Life is located in the center of the city and represents a life-size sculpture of a male and a female. The sculpture symbolizes two young students swept away by the frenzy and enthusiasm of love, happily dancing on a pile of granite books.
The Late King Olav V Statue

4) The Late King Olav V Statue

In the courtyard of the remarkable Stiftsgårdeparken, you will find a statue of the late King Olav V, father of King Harald. He was a British-born Dane who became the second king of contemporary Norway and the world's oldest reigning monarch.
Trondheim Torg

5) Trondheim Torg

Trondheim Torg is the most popular Trondheim attraction, located in the heart of the city. This high granite column holds the statue of the world's most striking Viking, Olaf Tryggvason, founder of Trondheim. The column is also the world's largest sundial.
Go'dagen, The Good Day

6) Go'dagen, The Good Day

At the market place, close to the tourist information center, you will see a statue of an old lady that may bring a smile to your face. You may see in her a friendly housewife, who came to the market square to buy fruits and vegetables, or to chat, gossip, or meet friends. The statue was erected in 1983.
Trondheim Tinghus (Trondheim Courthouse)

7) Trondheim Tinghus (Trondheim Courthouse)

Trondheim Tinghus or Trondheim Courthouse is situated in the heart of the city. Its facade bears a post-World War II frieze with prominent symbols and famous personalities important to the history of Trondheim.
National Museum of Decorative Arts

8) National Museum of Decorative Arts (must see)

The National Museum of Decorative Arts features historic and contemporary collections of fine furniture, 18th century silver, Japanese handicrafts, glass, textiles and other treasures, dating from the 16th century onward. The "Three Women - Three Artists" section displays work by leading female artists, such as Benny Motzfeldt, Hannah Ryggen and Synnøve Anker Aurdal.

Operation hours:
Main Season (August 21 - May 31)Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am-3pm; Thursday: 12pm-7pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 12pm-4pm.

Summer season (June 1 - August 20): Monday - Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 12pm-4pm.

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.
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: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

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!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles
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 or 0.9 Miles
Trondheim Introduction Walking Tour

Trondheim Introduction Walking Tour

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles