Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city and can be reached by air, train, boat or a combination of different means of transport. Direct flights are cheaper then a combination of flights and fly-rail might be cheaper, if slower, than connecting flights. Advance booking is open and there are some good deals available.
There are three main airlines which fly to Trondheim; Norwegian Air, SAS and KLM. Norwegian fly direct from London to Trondheim, SAS stop in Oslo, and KLM stop in Amsterdam. The number of flights direct to Trondheim is limited and flying to, say, Oslo with train to Trondheim might be cheaper than flying with a change at, say, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Oslo is served by Norwegian Air, SAS, KLM, British Airways, Ryanair and bmi from many other airports in the UK and overseas making a fly-rail combination possible.
The 7-hour train journey to Trondheim from Oslo is spectacular and inexpensive (£55 return) if booked well in advance. Booking should open 12-13 weeks in advance. Check out the website of Norwegian State Railways (NSB) for information and fares.
There are no direct ferries from Britain to Norway. There are ferries from Denmark which can be combined with air and/or rail for scenic travel. Color Line is Norway’s largest ferry company, offering up to 12 daily departures to 4 destinations in Norway. The Norwegian coastal ferry, run by Hurtigruten, leaves Bergen daily for Trondheim, Tromsø and Kirkenes, calling at major and minor ports on the way there and back.
With the Channel Tunnel and the Øresund Bridge, it is possible to travel from the UK to Trondheim entirely by train, though it does take three days. If you want to travel by train and/or ferry, the best starting point is the website The Man in Seat 61 which has lots of information and links for the available boat and train options across Europe.
Discounted rates have been negotiated with hotels and hostels in Trondheim. Information about the accommodation and how to arrange for the discount is on the Nidaros Cathedral Workshop website. You could also try informal accommodation such as is found on Airbnb.
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