Trondheim is a great place to visit at any time of the year, not just in the summer. The city is located in the county of Sor-Trondelag, about five hundred kilometres from the Polar Circle. Founded in 997 AD, Trondheim was Norway’s first capital, and is today still the coronation city where Norway’s kings are crowned. The city has almost 160,000 residents plus an additional 25,000 students who come to study at the Trondheim University.
Trondheim is accessible by air, train, boat, bus or private car. The airport is situated 32 kilometres from the city in Vaerns with easy connections to multiple destinations in Europe. Train connections can be made from Stockholm or from both the northern and southern railway grids in Norway. Boat travel can be undertaken on the Coastal Express, which stops at Trondheim everyday on both onward and return legs of its journey. Bus and car rental services can be accessed from the major Norwegian cities. Within the city there is an extremely reasonable and efficient bus service, and there are also tram lines and local trains.