Attractions in Trondheim

There are of course several attractions in Trondheim that are worth seeing.

Here we will introduce you some about them, and recommend you pay them a visit when you are in Trondheim.


This is the new, and untraditional museum for Norwegian pop and rock music.

In the age of digital media, you experience the museum by listening to concerts, controlled by touch screens, and you can try your own skills as a rock guitarist.

The amazing building is also spectacular from the outside, where you can watch the outside walls changing colors and patterns at night. Try Rockheim, a museum for the whole family. End it up at the souvenir shop and the restaurant.

Address: 14 Brattørkaia, Trondheim

Visit the Rockheim website to see opening hours and more


In ancient times, the Munkholmen (the Monks Island) was the execution ground in Trondheim.
Early in the 11th century, the Benedictine monks build a monastery on the little island, in the fjord just outside the city.
In 1658 the monastery was converted into a prison.

This is among the most interesting attractions in Trondheim, and during the summer there are regular boat transportation to and from the city centre to Munkholmen. Today this is a popular recreational area, with excellent conditions for sunbathing and swimming, and also with a restaurant.The Munkholmen also offers hourly guided sightseeing.

From Ravnkloa there are scheduled boattrips to Munkholmen every hour:

18.05. - 31.05.   kl 10.00 - 16.00

01.06. - 11.08.   kl 10.00 - 18.00

12.08. - 01.09.   kl 11.00 - 16.00

05.09. - 08.09.   kl 11.00 - 16.00

Prices (both ways included:

Adults NOK 75.00
Children NOK 40.00
Baby carriage NOK 40.00

Trøndelag Folkemuseum

When presenting attractions in Trondheim we of course must take a look at some museums, and Trondheim has quite a few.

Let's introduce you to some of them:

Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum  (outdoor)

The Trøndelag Folkemuseum has more than 60 buildings, that shows the common building traditions in Trøndelag in the old days, representing both the city- and countryside, and houses from mountain to coast.

The museum has a stave church from 1170, but most houses are from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Folk Museum was established in 1909, and in 1914 the open air museum was started in the area of the ruins of an old medieval castle.

Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum has a collection of more than 100 000 artefacts and historical photos.

Address: 13 Sverresborg Allé, Trondheim

The Maritime Museum

The Maritime museum of Trondheim (Trondhjems Sjøfartsmuseum) was established back in 1920.

Since 1967 it has been situated in a house that was built in 1725, serving as the guardhouse of Trondheim, and also was a prison for some of the worst criminals at the time.

Here you can see several exhibitions, like models and photos of the many beautiful old ships representing Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskap, the largest shipping company in Trondheim at one time.

For children it's recommended to visit the exhibitions in the first floor, focusing on old sailboats. Adults and children can explore together, and at the end of their stay, all children can receive a diploma.

Since 1998 the museum has been administrated by the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum. Guided tours in the open air museum in English:

1st May - 14th June and 16th August - 30th September: English/Norwegian tour at 1.30 pm.

15th June - 15th August there are guided tours every day:

1.30 pm: Guided tour in the stavechurch

1 pm: Guided tour in the open air museum

2 pm: Guided tour in the open air museum

3.30 pm: Guided tour in the open air museum

The Archbishop's Palace  (Erkebispegården)

The Archbishop's Palace museum

In 1938, two large wooden buildings in the Archbishop's Palace burned down, and after years of archeologic excavations by hundreds of archeologists from more than 100 countries, a museum was raised on the ruins.

This museum is one of the many popular attractions in Trondheim, showing original sculptures from the Nidarosdomen Cathedral, as well as archaeological findings from it's dramatic history. The visitors can see also the Archbishop's mint, where the coins were stamped.

Address: Kongsgårdsgata, Trondheim

The Norwegian Crown Regalia

This museum is co-located with the Archbishop's Palace Museum, and you can use the same ticket.

We quote from the website of the museum:

"The Royal Regalia - the Crown, Sceptre, Orb, Sword of State and Royal Standard - are symbols of royal power. The most important function of the Regalia in times past was associated with coronations. The Norwegian Regalia are still in use and thus represent the country´s form of government as a more than thousand-year-old monarchy."

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