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Days 4-5
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One of Scandinavia's oldest cities, Trondheim is a bustling university town with a historic center and wide streets lined by wooden houses. It's the third largest town in Norway and a home for maritime research.
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  • History
  • Architecture


  • The impressive Siftsgarden is the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia. Built in 1778, it's the official Royal residence in Trondheim.
  • Take a dip on Monk's Island; originally a monastery and later a prison, it's now a swimming and recreation area.


  • The Saint Olav Festival in last July and early August features opera, concerts, and kid-friendly activities.

Side Trips

  • Bymarka, on Trondheim's outskirts, has a well-developed network of hiking trails along the fjords.

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