Since I’ve already told you about my trip to Røros, I thought I’d also share with you where I stayed and where I ate (and drank) while I was in Trondheim, the third largest city in Norway. Trondheim is especially sacred to Norwegians for several reasons; it was the first capital city of Norway; coronation proceedings for the royals occur here, rather than in Oslo and the patron saint of Norway, Saint Olaf (formerly King Olaf) is buried here at Nidaros Cathedral. Trondheim has maintained a connection to its medieval history quite clearly and is by many accounts the best university town in Norway.
Trondheim is home to both the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) which means lots of students make Trondheim their home during the academic year. Besides all of this, Trondheim has been making its mark in the microbrew and niche beer market for years and more recently has been a part of the growing trend of cities with kortreist mat, or locally produced foods as the main focus on menus.
Where I Stayed
My trip to Trondheim was bridged by an overnight trip to Røros. I spent the first and third night of my 3 day excursion in Trondheim, with night two spent in Røros. For my first night in Trondheim, I stayed at the historic Britannia Hotel, centrally located on Dronningens Gate.
The last night of my trip was spent in the Nidaros Suite at the Quality Hotel Augustin. They called this a hotel room, but it was more like a 120 square meter apartment which happened to be inside a hotel. The best part? Coming “home” to one of these after a (very) full 2-hour train ride.
Where I Ate & Drank: Ågot Lian