FROM ELONGATED FJORDS…
Norway is rich in different regions, each with its own charm. Rugged fjords, rolling hills and glacier-covered plateaus are just a few of the numerous natural beauties that can be found in Norway. Combined with the vastness of the landscape, you will find a wonderful tranquility everywhere that you can rarely experience in Europe.
… TO PULSATING METROPOLISES
Life is flourishing in the major cities of the country, such as Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim. Trendy shopping areas, art museums, concerts and leisure activities make the offer exciting. However, in Norwegian cities you rarely get the feeling that it is “full”. So sometimes stop in the larger towns – it’s worth it.
THE TRØNDELAG REGION
The Trøndelag region is known as Central Norway and forms the natural border between southern and northern Norway. It comprises the two districts of Nord- and Sør-Trøndelag and borders in the north on the district Nordland, in the south on Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark, in the east on Sweden. Around 430,000 people live in Trøndelag on an area of 41,263 square kilometers, which is around a tenth of the Norwegian population. The largest city and capital of the region is Trondheim with around 170,000 residents, including 30,000 students. Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city and was the country’s first capital from 1030 to 1217. Trondheim is still the coronation city of the Norwegian kings. Other towns in Trøndelag are Steinkjer, Namsos, Levanger and Røros.
The Central Norwegian district of Trøndelag offers an enormous variety of nature thanks to its location between the rugged coast of the North Atlantic and the mountains along the Swedish border.
Trondheim is the urban center and historical heart of Norwayat the fjord of the same name. According to countryaah, Norway’s third largest city is one of the leading research and university cities in Northern Europe and the region’s creative pulse. The most famous sights include cultural contrasts such as Nidaros Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest sacred building, the historic Bakklandet district and the spectacular Rockheim music experience center, Norway’s national center for rock and pop music. You will find peace and quiet in one of the many parks in the city center, where there are also numerous nice cafés where you can relax with a cup of coffee from the city tour. A stroll through the old, inviting district of Bakklandet is also recommended. Here you will find small shops that are side by side with cafes and small apartment buildings, creating an atmosphere like in the old days. If you want to experience nature, it is not far to the Bymarka area with its many lakes and paths, surrounded by beautiful nature. Overall, the city center of Trondheim is characterized by low wooden houses that create a feeling of openness and tranquility. After a long tour, a visit to Pirbadet, Norway’s largest indoor swimming pool, could relax before you end the evening in one of the many good restaurants in town.
The pilgrimage to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim has had the status of a European cultural route since 2010, just like the well-known Camino to Santiago de Compostela. The pilgrimage to Trondheim is enjoying increasing popularity, especially in summer, and the offers along the pilgrimage routes are constantly improving.
Trøndelag also has a lot to offer for active people. The untamed and yet easily accessible nature awaits you from the coast to the Swedish border with a great variety. The fish-rich coastal waters around the islands of Hitra and Frøya are known to sea anglers all over the world. Seven national parks in the mountainous regions to the east of Trøndelag offer excellent hiking opportunities. Cyclists will find numerous marked routes along the coast and inland.
At Skjækra, yhe geographic center of Norway is in the municipality of Steinkjer. It can be reached on a beautiful hiking trail. Trøndelag’s seven national parks Skarvan og Roltdalen, Lierne, Forollhogna, Femundsmarka, Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella and Børgefjell as well as the nature reserves Sylan and Trollheimen promise unique nature experiences.
One of the most important events in Norwegian history can be experienced in Stiklestad, northeast of Trondheim. The Battle of Stiklestad, in which Norway’s national saint, St. Olav, fell in 1030, was an important milestone in the Christianization of the country. The “Saint Olav Game” is performed every year in the Stiklestad National Cultural Center.
In the former mining town of Røros, Trøndelag shows its fairytale side. The town’s well-preserved wooden houses from the 17th century have been completely preserved in the original townscape. Røros is one of the few mining towns in the world that has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. For more than 300 years, creativity, culture and the exploitation of natural resources have shaped the place. In the rustic backyards, visitors will find cafes and trendy shops as well as a lively arts and crafts scene. Since the mines closed, the fantastic, diverse nature in the area has continued to be used. Two national parks invite you to go hunting, fishing, hiking, dog sledding and skiing. The term “food with short distances” was coined in Røros: the chefs in town use ingredients from the surrounding countryside as much as possible for their gourmet dishes, which you can see for yourself in cozy evenings. Røros has received several national and international awards for sustainable tourism in recent years.
The second largest city in Norway with small town charm and an interesting past that goes back to the Viking Age 900 years ago is the destination of many trips to Norway short for NO by abbreviationfinder. Bergen is famous for its seven mountains around the city center, the fish market and the Bryggen harbor front, a holdover from the booming trading season! The Bryggen harbor district, which was not spared several times in the city fires, was rebuilt according to original plans after each destruction. The profile is therefore still the same today as it was in the 12th century. For this reason, Bryggen was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 as an example of Hanseatic architecture in Norway. The city with about 280,000 residents is located on the southwest coast of Norway. The surrounding landscape is dominated by mountains and fjords, including the Sognefjord,
The Lofoten are an archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway consisting of 80 islands with the main islands Aust- & Vestvågøy. The Lofoten Islands impress with their small, idyllic fishing villages, lovely valleys and rugged, steep mountains. The special location 200 km north of the Arctic Circle is also almost a guarantee for northern lights. The wild nature and the unforgettable lighting conditions are also a feast for the eyes for every traveler.