Highlights of Trondheim with Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

Highlights of Trondheim with Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

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      Trondheim, Norway
      3 Hours
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 937

      • Sverresli viewpoint: Catch your breath and grab your camera to capture panoramic views of the city's red-roof houses, patina-covered church spires, plus the Nidelven River and outlying areas. 
      • Sverreborg Trondelag Folk Museum: Enjoy a guided tour of this open air museum that boasts more than 80 historical buildings, several engaging indoor exhibitions, and two restaurants. At the heart of the museum stand the ruins of King Sverre's castle, which dates back as far as 1183.
      • Kristiansten Fortress: This optional stop on the tour will give you an up close look at this fortress completed in 1684. White Kristiansten never actually saw battle, it's very existence was enough to make the Swedes reconsider an attack. 

      Meeting point

      Please exit the port terminal building or go to the end of the tender pier drop-off to meet your guide. Look for our displayed logo sign

      Helpful hints

      Order of visits may vary, to avoid overcrowding at venues, opening and closing times, days off at the museums and other logistical issues.

      Getting around

      You will be walking for about one mile, mostly over gravel/paved and uneven paths with some steps. If you have limited mobility, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Family Friendly, Bus Tour

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      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Vikings, 11th century cathedrals, picturesque ports, and progressive universities. Trondheim has been described as both a tech junkie's paradise and a history nerd's dream. In just three hours, this expertly-guided tour will take you to the most meaningful attractions, and give you an in-depth understanding of this lovely city with a legendary history.

      Feel the past come alive as you explore the open air Sverreborg Trondelag Folk Museum, where kings were once crowned. One of the largest cultural history museums in Norway, the Folk Museum highlights building traditions from town to countryside, from mountain to coast, from Sami huts to city mansions. You will even see Haltdalen Stave Church with roots that date back to the 1170s.

      While boats come and go and seagulls cry overhead, your tour guide will point out Trondheim's scenic highlights on a narrated drive about town. Have your camera ready for a stop at Sverresli viewpoint, where you can enjoy sights of historic wooden buildings, old drawbridges, and colorful warehouses along the scenic Nidelven River.

      An optional visit to the Fortress of Kristiansten offers even more mythic wonders and stories. Built after Trondheim's great fire of 1681, the Fortress was used by the Nazis during World War II as a prison and execution ground for members of the Norwegian Resistance. Climb the central cannon tower, touch the ramparts, see the munitions rooms, and peer through the gun slits in the walls. Reach the top and you will be richly rewarded with stunning views in all directions.  

      Are my roots showing?

      The movie industry likes to portray Vikings as wild-haired, dirty savages, but this isn't an accurate depiction. Sources indicate that the Vikings were among the cleanliest of all Europeans during the Middle Ages. Did you know that Viking culture prized blond hair? To adapt to the fair-haired standard of beauty, Viking men used a strong soap with a high lye content to bleach their hair and beards. I guess it's true what they say: when raiding and trading, blonds do have more fun.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.


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      Trondheim, Norway
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring water
      Bring money
      Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear warm layers
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses

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