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What and Where near Trondheim

We will be in Trondheim and have 3 full days. What is don't miss and where should we go for a day trip??

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You shouldn't miss the cathedral. Anything particular you are looking for in a day trip?

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whatever is a must see. Rick wrote in an article if we don't visit the fjords while in Norway we should have our passports revoked. The area they were talking about is quite south, Flam, Sognefjord the nutshell itinerary. We won't be in that area.

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Trondheim is on the southern shore of the Trondheim fjord, so you will have to work hard to miss it. There are also other fjords nearby if you want a fjord visit. They are not as well known as Sognefjorden and the Flåm area, but it also means that they are less crowded.

As mentioned, the cathedral is in my opinion the main attraction in Trondheim. Not because the rest of the city is boring, but because the cathedral is something extra. It is the 2nd largest cathedral in Scandinavia and in general a very impressive building. Not quite as impressive as Notre Dame or Sagrada Família, but you will not need to book tickets in advance and stand in long queues. Next to the cathedral is the archbishop's manor that houses a museum where you can see the Norwegian regalia. The city centre is nice with quite a lot of older wooden buildings. Nothing amazing, but in general a pretty pleasant area to walk around in.

You can also do a daytrip (or half a day-trip) to Hell, there is not so much to see there but it's quite popular for english speaking tourists to take photos of the railway station.

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Hi, we are going to travel from Kristiansund into Trondheim on the AtB ferry (https://www.atb.no/en/) which follows the same route as Hurtigruten past the islands. From Trondheim you could use this ferry for a day trip to Kristiansund. But only if you like boat trips.

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St. Olaf, Viking warrior turned saint, is entombed behind the Cathedral’s high altar.