Medieval Walk and Exhibition in Ancient Trondheim

Medieval Walk and Exhibition in Ancient Trondheim

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      Trondheim, Norway
      3 Hours
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 393

      • The Medieval Exhibition: See the NTNU University Museum's recreation of the city's first main street, Kaupangstretet, with full-scale replicas of houses and side streets along with perfectly-preserved artifacts.
      • Kuli stone: A part of UNESCO's Memory of the World program, this 11th-century stone bears runic carvings that reveal, "twelve winters Christendom had been in Norway." This is one of the first testimonies of the introduction of Christianity to the country, and the first mention of the term "Noregi" (Norway) ever used.
      • Join the pilgrimage: Don pilgrim robes and join the many people from all over Europe who make the pilgrimage to Trondheim to visit St. Olaf's casket in the cathedral. Legend holds that St. Olaf's burial place is a site of wonder and healing.
      • Nidaros Cathedral: Feast your eyes on the fascinating combination of architectural styles of this celebrated cathedral. Built over the tomb of St. Olaf, Nidaros Cathedral is the largest medieval building in Scandinavia and the most important church in Norway.

      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

      The archaeological discoveries in the library are accessible during the library's opening hours.

      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, Walking Tour, Family Friendly

      Transportation used


      Included amenities

      Samples of Local Foods

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      Tour Participation Requirements

      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.


      From Viking stronghold to Christian kingdom, from modest trading post to Norway's first capital; there are a thousand years of history buried under the streets of Trondheim. They say the past is all around you when you know where to look. Rest assured, GoBe knows where to look. Over the course of two short miles, you will journey back to Norway's Middle Ages and the days of bustling ships, bloody battles, and Black Death. 

      Like any good story, this one begins at the beginning at Skipakrok, Trondheim's first harbour where Viking King Olaf I Tryggvason founded the city in 997. From here, you'll follow in the footsteps of kings, soldiers, and peasants as you explore the vestiges of medieval Nidaros, the city now known as Trondheim. 

      Stare in awe at the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's national sanctuary built over the grave of King Olaf II Haraldsson, who became the patron saint of the nation. You just may hear echoes of ancient chanting when you visit Church of Our Lady and the medieval church ruins at the public library or the Sparebank 1 building. This tour also takes you past the Archbishop's Palace, Scandinavia's oldest secular building that was once the home of every reigning ecclesiastical authority in the region.

      This tour includes a visit to The Medieval Exhibition at the NTNU University Museum. Here you can see an entire medieval town recreated from actual archeological finds and remains of houses long buried under Trondheim's streets. See clothing, shoes, toys and everyday items from the 13th century, all of which have been miraculously preserved by the moist earth.

      It's amazing what you can find in a library

      Many consider libraries to be great places for digging up some interesting history. This is especially true in Trondheim. During excavation work on the site of the city's new public library, archaeologists found the ruins of the old Olafskirken, a medieval church dating to the 12th century. Stop by to see part of the ruins and a number of well-preserved skeletons from the burial grounds in the courtyard. You won't need a library card to check out these relics.  

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


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      Trondheim, Norway
      Trondheim, Norway
      Great photo opportunities
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