Trondheim offers many picture-perfect scenes for your camera roll, and even if you steer clear of the most obvious tourist traps, there are still plenty to choose from!

    It is clear that life on Trondheim square, outside Nidaros Cathedral and in the many parks and outdoor areas creates some great photo opportunities, but join us on a tour of the slightly lesser known, and therefore all the more unique, places to photograph in the city. The pictures you take here are certain to get plenty of likes, comments and many new followers.


    Vi Fire Café & Interiør

    Delicious food and photo opportunities for your feed

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    On the surface, Vi Fire Café & Interiør looks like a peaceful place to stop for a coffee and a bite to eat. But if you look a little further, you'll notice that this place is actually also where some people work, complete with its own office landscape. The interior design here is among Scandinavia's finest. Those who work here, either in the café or offices, are very aware of the trends they set for the city.

    Remember to ask before you take pictures of people and post them on social media.

    Location: Olav Tryggvasons Gate 42, 7011 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-17.00. Saturday: 11.00-18.00. Sunday: 11.00-16.00.

    Phone: +47 918 39 724



    Get up high for some great pictures of the city

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    If you look down over the capital of Trøndelag from this vantage point in Byåsen, you'll be rewarded with beautiful photo opportunities to share on social media. This viewing point is easy to get to and adapted for visitors, despite the fact that it is partly located in a residential area with many private homes around it.

    It's just a short walk from the nearest stop. The nearest, Bygrensen, is a six-minute tram ride from St. Olavs gate in the centre, and less than ten minutes walk up to Utsikten itself.

    Location: Fridtjof Nansens vei, 7020 Trondheim, Norway


    photo by Cato Edvardsen (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified



    This cobbled gem is tucked away, but well worth a visit

    Hospitalsløkkan is one of the most idyllic districts in Trondheim, sandwiched between Skansen and Midtbyen. It starts at the end of Dronningens gate, and the experience is best if you come on foot from that side, away from the sea of people on 'torget' behind you.

    As you leave the bustling life in the city centre behind, you'll notice that the road surface turns to cobblestones and the buildings get a distinct historical feel. This place is full of photo opportunities, so get snapping! Hospitalsgata and the Hospital Church are particularly worth capturing on camera.

    Location: 7012 Trondheim, Norway


    Leif Eriksson statue

    With his gaze fixed westward

    Norway's emigration history is both long and multifaceted. Many Norwegian emigrants found their way to the United States during the second half of the 19th century, especially to the northern and northwestern states. A Leif Eriksson lodge was established in Seattle, and it was this group that gave the statue to Trondheim during the city's 1000th anniversary in 1997.

    The statue stands and looks westward, as though looking towards the new world. For a really special and popular photo, point the camera at the sunset and capture Leif's head in the backlight.

    Location: Havnegata, 7010 Trondheim, Norway


    Gamle Bybro

    A true Trondheim icon

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    Few sights in Trondheim get as much attention as Gamle Bybro. Bridges have been a feature of the city since the end of the 17th century, but the current construction is from 1861. In folklore, it is only called Bybroa, but many also like the nickname "Lykkens Portal", the name given to it in the city's song «Nidelven stille og vakker du er».

    It is closed to car traffic, so it's easy to walk around and take pictures from just the right angle. Just remember that cyclists can whizz past here at very high speeds!

    Location: Gamle bybro, 7013 Trondheim, Norway

    Phone: +47 73 80 76 60


    Along the Nidelva

    The artery of this old Trøndelag capital

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    The Nidelva is the main river in Trondheim, and has been the most important traffic route through the city and from the inland for a very long time. Once motorways and train lines appeared, the river was no longer an essential transport route for industry.

    Which is a good thing. Walking along the Nidelva is now a lovely thing to do, either from the city centre and out into the surrounding districts or vice versa.

    Whether you just want a short walk or to hike for several hours, you're guaranteed plenty of pretty scenery and photo opportunities for your newsfeed.


    St. Olavsspranget

    You won't find prettier outdoor scenery than here

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    Come out to Bygmarka! Trondheim's beautiful outdoor area is a delight to visit, both in summer and winter. Here you'll find 80 square kilometres of fields and forests, and you can make your visit here as easy or as challenging as you like. St. Olavsspranget is a popular exit point in Bymarka, and it's easy to get here by both public and private transport.

    The nearest stop is Skistua, a short bus ride from the city centre. It's an easy walk- just allow plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and your packed lunch.

    Location: 7018 Trondheim, Norway


    photo by Cato Edvardsen (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified


    Megaphone at Ladehammeren

    Talk to anyone who'll listen

    When NTNU turned 100 in 2010, the university presented Trondheim with a gift. This 'megaphone' is located at Ladehammeren and goes straight out to the fjord. The large, conical installation is 18 metres long and 6 metres wide at the end, and it weighs many tonnes.

    If you stand at one end of the tube and shout into it, you'll hear your own voice carried out over the fjord - and it feels quite extraordinary! The shape of the megaphone is a natural opportunity for plenty of profile shots.

    Location: Ormen Langes vei 16-24, 7040 Trondheim, Norway


    photo by GuoJunjun (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified


    Britannia Hotel

    One of the city's prettiest hotels with wonderful restaurants

    Whether you come here to enjoy their widely acclaimed "afternoon tea", an exquisite dinner in the restaurant or just the view, Britannia Hotel is one of the top must-see places when you visit Trondheim. The classic interior, the elegant staff and the historic surroundings make this a favourite haunt for all interior designers.

    Dress up in the best outfit you brought with you and prepare for a sensory feast - and that means design, food and content - because Britannia Hotel delivers on all levels.

    Location: Dronningens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim, Norway



    Great outdoor area, a little up in the hills and west in Bymarka

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    For the more experienced hiker, Bosbergheia should be on the list of places to visit and to capture on camera. You can take a car or bus to Klefstadhaugen - public transport requires a couple of changes - and from here you just have to start walking the trail, which is about six kilometres long.

    Bosbergheia is located almost 600 metres above sea level and gives you a wonderful view of Fosen, Orkanger and other places in Trøndelag. Remember to bring a packed lunch as this is an all-day trip, especially if you don't have a car.

    Location: 7070 Bosberg, Norway


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