Medieval Walk and Exhibition in Ancient Trondheim
Samples of Local Foods
Tour Participation Requirements
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.