Best of Trondheim

7 hours | Trondheim | T R D - 1 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Nidaros Cathedral
  • Løkken Mines
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Travelling through this pretty Scandinavian city, prepare to be enthralled by the classic wooden 19th century townhouses, en route to your first thrilling stop of the day.

Your guide will narrate your journey as you cruise through the countryside and the Trondheim fjord, on to Orkanger village, which sits at the estuary of the River Orkla, and is known for its excellent salmon fishing.

You arrive the Løkken copper mines where you will receive a short orientation, and be provided with a hard-hat and for your half-mile walk through the mine. You will navigate gravel paths, steps and wooden walkways as you absorb the atmosphere in the mine, which was in operation from 1654 to 1987. Today the caverns are quiet and the rocky surfaces drip with moisture, while a faint odor of sulphur lingers in the air.

After you resurface, you will board your vintage car on the narrow-gauge Thamshavn Railway, a museum-railway that attracts tourists from all over the world. Sit back and enjoy the ride on wooden-benched train cars, which date back to the turn of the century. This railroad was originally constructed to transport ore from the Løkken copper mines. During World War II, several attempts were made to sabotage the line, destroying the trains, and today you will see many memorials along the tracks that commemorate the past.

After this fun 35-minute journey, you will head to Orkanger to enjoy a delicious meal at the traditional Bårdshaug Mansion, before heading back to Trondheim, making a photo stop at Nidaros Cathedral. Building of this cathedral begun in 1070, and finished in the 12th century. It's the largest Gothic-style cathedral in Scandinavia, and is built on the grave of Saint Olav, who introduced Christianity to Norway.

Once you have taken plenty of pictures, you will then board the bus for the return journey back to the ship through this pretty town.

Special Notes:

The drive from Trondheim to Løkken is approximately 1.75 hours, and the return from Orkanger is 1.15 hours.

The tour may also be operated in reverse.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for an inside visit of Løkken Mine

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:45
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
1100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Train ride aboard the Thamshavn or Veteran Railway

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
80
Time at site:
00:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Buffet lunch at Bårdshaug Mansion

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop for Nidaros Cathedral

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25