Trondheim

Åfjordboat

Å fjordboat on the channel in Trondheim. Photo: Trondheim by boat

The conference will be held in Trondheim, in the heart of Norway. Trondheim is described as a big village or a small city, being the third largest city in Norway with its 180.000 inhabitants.

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’s charms extend well beyond its city center. The city maintains two public parks that together offer 460 km of paths and trails for hiking and walking. The Trondheimsfjord and the river Nidelven offer plenty of opportunities for water sports.

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

Bakklandet area in Trondheim. Photo: McKenna Starck

Tourist information

Here are some great sources for information about Trondheim: