Fly To Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim is actually Norway’s original capital and these days it’s the third largest city in the country. Trondheim offers wide streets, mostly pedestrianized, and a long history, perfect for exploring. There are some great cafes, plenty of cyclists and loads of museums and although you can explore the city in one full day, it deserves more time.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Trondheim do require a Visa for Norway. Be sure to leave ample time for processing and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have at least 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Norway is in Oslo at Drammensveien 88C, PO Box 0271, Oslo. + 47 2327 3220. Website: saemboslo.no.
See and do
The main attraction in Trondheim is the museums and many of them are only open during the summer months. The pearl of the city, though, is Nidelva. The sunsets in the summer are incredible and you can experience the river in the park Marinen which is behind the Cathedral.
The biggest church in Northern Europe and the only main gothic cathedral in the country is Nidarosdomen. It’s a defining feature of this city as well as serving as the national cathedral. TV-tower is also worth a visit for a meal at the rotating restaurant at the top.
Trondelag folkemuseum at Sverresborg boasts loads of old houses that depict the olden day lifestyles set in a lovely park that overlooks the city. There are usually kids’ activities on Sundays and there is also an in-house café and a Tavern that dates from the 18th century.
If you visit Trondheim towards the end of July, be sure to check out the St. Olav Festival. It’s a celebration of Olav Haraldsson who tried to Christianise Norway. The program consists of religious contributions as well as cultural festivities, concerts, exhibitions and more. If the weather’s nice go for a swim in the fjord. The best spots are east of the city, particularly the Lade area.
The nightlife in Trondheim is bustling, particularly during term when students keep things alive all weekend. And then there’s the shopping. The central shopping street in the city is Nordre Gate which offers international stores and local shops too. You can pick up clothes, jewels, food and more here. Also worth a visit is Fjordgata, a lengthy street filled with specialty stores and a great selection of restaurants. There are also a number of malls in Trondheim.
There is a well-developed bus network in the city. You can purchase tickets directly from the driver for NOK 40 for a single ticket and NOK 80 for a day pass. The night bus will cost you NOK 70. You can also buy prepaid tickets at some of the convenience stores as well as from parking meters. The tickets work out cheaper than paying the driver cash. There is also a tram line and local trains that operate within the city’s boundaries.
Trondheim Airport, Værnes – TRD
Food and beverage: Upper Crust, Picnic, Pizza Hut, Caffe Ritazza, Starbucks.
Currency Exchange: DnB Nor offers banking services at Trondheim Airport Værnes. The service includes 3 ATMs and Internet banking in the departure hall, Terminal A (domestic), 2 ATMs and Internet banking in the departure hall terminal B (international) and 1 ATM in the arrival hall, Terminal A. A number of European currencies are available as well as USD and British Pounds.
Lost Luggage: Items forgotten on the aircraft or in the Terminal are delivered to the lost and found department at Trondheim Airport where they are stored for three months before being transferred to the police lost and found department.
Airport Hotels: None on site but nearby: Rica Hell Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel.
Car Hire: Sixt, Europcar, Argus Rentals, Budget, Avis.
Airport Hub: Trondheim Airport (code TRD) is a hub for Widerøe.