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Top Choice Cathedral in Trondheim

Nidaros Domkirke

Nidaros Cathedral is Scandinavia's largest medieval building, and the northernmost Gothic structure in Europe. Outside, the ornately embellished, altar-like west wall has top-to-bottom statues of biblical characters…
Top Choice Norwegian in Trondheim

Folk & Fe

Rustic-chic is the modus operandi at the Folk & Fe. Lauded by the White Guide (Scandinavia's equivalent of the Michelin Guide), it's vintage New Nordic, with a taste for minimalist presentation and seasonal dish…
Top Choice Museum in Trondheim

Rockheim

This terrific museum is devoted to pop and rock music, mainly Norwegian, from the 1950s until yesterday. It's a dockside temple to R&B, where a huge projecting roof featuring Norwegian record covers extends abov…
Top Choice Norwegian in Trondheim

Vertshuset Tavern

Once in the heart of Trondheim, this historic (1739) tavern was lifted and transported, every last plank, to the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum on the outskirts of town. Tuck into rotating specials of traditional…
Top Choice Bar in Trondheim

Ila Brainnstasjon

This Trondheim institution is the best place in the city to see live music (most nights around 9pm; on Thursdays at 6pm), but it's a fine little bar-cafe even when nothing's on the bill. We especially love its 2pm S…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Trondheim

Dokkhuset

In an artistically converted former pumping station (look through the glass beneath your feet at the old engines), the Dock House is at once auditorium (on some nights you'll hear experimental jazz or chamber music)…
Top Choice Bar in Trøndelag

Skjenestova

In the tiny hamlet of Skorovatn (population around 40), amid the forests west of the E6, beer-lover Inge Staldvik has created his own version of paradise. This eclectic pub has more than 500 different beers, 160 aqu…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Trondheim

Trondheim Microbryggeri

This splendid home-brew pub deserves a pilgrimage as reverential as anything accorded to St Olav from all committed øl (beer) quaffers. After a 2014 renovation and with up to eight of its own brews on tap and good l…
Top Choice Cafe in Trondheim

Antikvariatet

Now this is our kind of place – craft beers on tap, shelves lined with books, lovely views over the water and regular live gigs to boot. Unsurprisingly it's popular with students and trendy types, and it's in a deli…
Top Choice Cultural in Trondheim

UKA

Trondheim's 25,000 university students stage this three-week celebration, Norway's largest cultural festival. Every other year (in odd-numbered years) in October and November, it's a continuous party with concerts, …