It may be Norway's third-biggest city but there's a welcoming and intimate feel here with a photogenic waterfront and glowing wooden warehouses adding old-time charm. Museums dedicated to Norway's musical heritage will strike a sweet chord while the endless wilds of central Norway and the Trondheim Fjord unveil themselves close by. A destructive fire laid to rest to old Trondheim's narrow wooden alleyways but a flavour of the old city survives in the Bakklandet neighbourhood. View more
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Explore the legacy of Norway from above-and-below sea level during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion via coach and vintage train.
Trondheim, Løkken Mine
Depart the pier for scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to the Løkken Mine. Upon arrival, take a guided tour that explores the activity of the mine from 1654-1987. The approximately 0.6-mile (about one-kilometre) route inside the mine takes you through narrow corridors and large caverns. Along the way, learn about the use of the mine and take in its soul with all your senses.
Panoramic Train-Ride aboard a Vintage Carriage along the Thamshavn Railway
Leaving the mine, re-board your coach and transfer to the train station in Løkken. Upon arrival, board one of the vintage carriages dating from 1908, then take a picturesque and historical, approximately 50-minute ride down the original, narrow-gauge railway, which traverses the pristine, rural landscape of Trøndelag. The Thamshavn Railway is the first electrical railway in Norway, and was built to transport ore from the copper mines at Løkken to Orkanger Harbour. The total length of the railway covered approximately 15.5 miles (about 25 kilometres) and transported passengers until 1963, but continued to transport ore until 1974. In 1983, parts of the railway were reopened as a heritage railway.
Lunch, Bårdshaug Manor, Orkdal Fjord, Thams Pavilion
Next, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at Bårdshaug Manor. This manor lies next to Orkdal Fjord, and dates back to 1890. The manor was the home of the entrepreneur, Christian Thams, who built the house in different styles. Today, the manor is a modern hotel, but the story of Thams created through his work is still visible in the walls. Adjacent to Bårdshaug Manor lies the Thams Pavilion. Built by Christian Thams, it has represented Norway in the World Exhibition in Chicago since 1893. In 2017, the pavilion was returned to its original building-place. At the conclusion of your tour, commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.
Discover the wonders of Tautra Island in an exciting new way during this scenic and exhilarating, half-day RIB-boat excursion.
Trondheim, Exhilarating RIB-Boat-Ride, Tautra Island
Depart the pier for the short walk to your awaiting rigid inflatable boat (RIB), After receive your safety and tour instructions and gear, set off on your exhilarating, approximately RIB-boat-ride to the small island of Tautra, known as the 'Pearl of the Trondheim Fjord'.
Guided Walking Tour, Abundant Bird-Life, Flora and Fauna, Monastery Ruins, Maria Monastery
Upon arrival at Tautra Island, take a guided walking tour. Along the way, discover an island rich with bird life, flora and fauna, and stop at monastery ruins dating from 1207. After exploring the monastery ruins, visit the Tautra Mariakloster (Maria Monastery), which is still an operating monastery. This new monastery houses 18 nuns, and is complete with a small church and all of the facilities needed to live.
Klostergården Farm, Beer Tasting
Leaving the monastery, a refreshment stop is made at the charming Klostergården Farm for an opportunity to savour some of their local beer. Afterward, re-board your RIB-boat and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier. Upon arrival, disembark your RIB, return your equipment and commence the short walk back to the pier.