Highlights of Trondheim with Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum
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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.