Å fjordboat on the channel in Trondheim. Photo: Trondheim by boat
Trondheim was Norway’s first capital city, founded more than 1000 years ago, in 997 – but now, instead of Viking raiders and Hanseatic traders, visitors can find jazz musicians and an international student body enjoying Trondheim’s city life.
Trondheim is called the Technology Capital of Norway. One example of this is that, as one of the first wireless cities in Europe, it offers free Wi-Fi in downtown Trondheim for all conference delegates. In June, Trondheim also enjoys long light nights.
View of Trondheim from Våttakammen. Photo: Mykola Ksenofontov/Visit Trondheim
Already in 2018, news outlet Dagens Næringsliv wrote that Trondheim has become Norway’s new food capital, with three Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant and innovative food scene. Therefore, it is perhaps no great surprise that international food expertise chose Trøndelag and Trondheim as Europe’s official region of gastronomy in 2022. The European Region of Gastronomy has not been assigned to any Norwegian city or region before. In the Nordic countries, only Aarhus in Denmark has previously received the distinction.
Bakklandet area in Trondheim. Photo: McKenna Starck
Here are some great sources for information about Trondheim: