Trondheim is a city whose surroundings inspire romance whatever the season or time of day. Do you like cobbled streets and small, colourful wooden houses? Bakklandet is the perfect place for strolling arm in arm. Do you prefer a life of luxury and would like to be treated like royalty for the day? Spas, fine dining and world-class shopping are all great things you can do with your better half, and there’s plenty of romantic experiences to enjoy in the city on the shores of the Trondheim Fjord.

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    Trøndelag Theatre

    The stronghold of performing arts in Trøndelag

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    A performance at Trøndelag Theatre with some of the country's best and most famous actors is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have in Trondheim, especially if you like high quality entertainment. The theatre is located in the heart of the city, just across the street from the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral and within a short walk to restaurants, nightclubs and other places of interest.

    Make yourself comfy and prepare to be transported into the world playing out on stage. The theatre dates back to 1816 and is a majestic building perfectly suited for its purpose.

    Location: Prinsens gate 20, 7012 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Calendar of events

    Phone: +47 73 80 51 00

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    Britannia Spa

    Pamper your body in luxurious surroundings

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    Britannia Hotel's own spa is not only a place of exclusive luxury, it is also run by extremely competent professionals. Here, highly trained massage therapists take you through deepest muscle-relaxing treatments you could wish for. The surroundings are first class, and if you want to relax with a perfectly mixed drink, cocktail or a glass of wine from Britannia's extensive wine list, this staff will be on hand to serve you.

    Look forward to the city's absolute best spa and well-being experience.

    Location: Dronningens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Daily: 07.00-22.00

    Phone: +47 73 80 08 06

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    Go for a bike ride and try the cycle lift

    Let your romance blossom from the seat of a bike

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    The best way to see Trondheim is probably from the seat of a bike. This is a city with a relatively small centre, which makes it easy to get around. Imagine whizzing through the streets side by side with your loved one, stopping for a breather whenever you fancy.

    Perhaps the most interesting of Trondheim's cycle pit stops is the Trampe cycle lift, which goes up one of Bakklandet's steepest and most challenging slopes. It starts at Gamle Bybro and is open to everyone.

    Location: Brubakken, 7013 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Daily: 07.00-21.30

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    Visit Nidar's factory outlet for chocolate

    Sweet treats for the sweet tooth

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    The Nidar chocolate factory is located in Strindheim and pumps out the most delicious treats you can imagine almost every day. Even though the factory outlet is closed two days a week, the selection of sweet goods behind their counter is so big that even the pickiest sweet eaters can satisfy their sweet cravings here.

    And you can count on grabbing a few bargains in the factory's shop too. The chocolate here is often heavily reduced in price due to production errors, such as printing errors on the packaging or other irregularities.

    Location: Bromstadvegen 2, 7045 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Tuesday-Friday: 10.00-18.00. Saturday: 10.00-15.00. Sunday-Monday: closed.

    Phone: +47 73 58 30 00

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    Romantic dinner with views of Egon Tårnet

    Discover the city's best views from Tyholttårnet

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    NRK's offices at Tyholt are crowned by their tower, a famous landmark in Trondheim - it is actually visible to the entire population of Trøndelag.

    As well as having all the equipment needed for broadcasting radio, television and other signals across the region, the tower has a revolving restaurant located more than 70 metres above the ground. This is the perfect place to bring a date or partner, sit by the window and look out over Trondheim, the fjord and Trøndelag beyond. The food is also superb - perfect for an evening of romance and loving glances.

    Location: Otto Nielsens veg 4, 7052 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Monday-Saturday: 11.00-22.00. Sunday: 12.00-22.00

    Phone: +47 73 87 35 00

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    Urban kayaking on Nidelva

    With a little training, this could be the modern city tour

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    A trip along the Nidelva is a lovely way to see the local nature. There are many ways to experience the entire Trondheim waterway, whether you are on the river or strolling next to it.

    For those who want to experience it from the water, kayaking is perhaps the coolest way. Trondheim Kayak at Sorgenfri rents out everything you need for a truly unique day on the river. If you have never paddled a kayak before, you will be given a brief introduction to its noble art before you set sail.

    Location: Bostadvegen 15, 7031 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Daily: 08.00-23.50.

    Phone: +47 483 38 318

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    Ice skating

    The most romantic thing to do in winter?

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    There are few cities in Norway with as proud traditions for ice skating and other winter sports as Trondheim. From cross-country skiing to ski jumping, and alpine skiing, all of these winter sports point to a long and award-winning history for the clubs located in and around the city.

    And it was usually the clubs you had to go through to get access to ice skating indoors in Trondheim, until the municipality and some private companies decided to make a great outdoor ice rink in Dokken by Solsiden. Weather permitting, it is open to everyone, and you can hire all the equipment you need here.

    Location: Dokkparken, 7014 Trondheim, Norway

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    Stop off at a cosy café in Bakklandet

    Enjoy each other's company over a hot drink

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    Cobbled streets, colourful wooden houses facing the Nidelva, and plenty of charming cafés and restaurants are what make Bakklandet so popular. A city centre district where people actually live is no longer that common, but in Bakklandet you feel like you've gone back to a pleasant and not too distant past.

    The ethos of the cafés here is about putting good local produce and plenty of passion into what they serve, and often with the sort of added extras you won't get in the city's big chains.

    Location: Bakklandet, 7014 Trondheim, Norway

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    Elgsethytta

    A popular hangout that attracts all types

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    The townspeople's beloved exit point, Bymarka, takes up a large area west of Trondheim city centre, and perhaps the most popular destination for those who want to walk a bit, is Elgsethytta.

    It is easy to get to Bymarka by bus or tram, and it's relatively easy to don a pair of hiking shoes and skis here if you want to really see the forest. Elgsethytta serves food all year round, and the nearest parking and stops are just over 2.5 kilometres away. This makes it easy to get here, even for those not in top shape.

    Location: Bymarka, 7020 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Mondays: closed. Tuesday-Wednesday: 11.00-20.00. Thursday: 10.00-20.00. Friday: 10.00-15.00. Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-16.00.

    Phone: +47 72 56 06 18

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    Play billiards at Dora 1 Bowling & Billiards

    Indoor activities for everyone

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    Playing billiards or bowling are fun activities that are perfect on a rainy day or as a small prelude to an evening at a restaurant and concert.

    Billiards is a game that requires concentration and presence, which is also good when you're on a date! Dora 1 is located in Nyhavna, right next to Solsiden, so it is both easy to find and easy to combine with shopping and lunch at one of the many great places to eat nearby.

    Location: Kobbes gate 6, 7042 Trondheim, Norway

    Open: Monday-Thursday: 12.00-23.00. Friday-Saturday: 12.00-24.00. Sunday: 12.00-22.00

    Phone: +47 73 53 22 60

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