Trondheim – an intimate big city in Norway
Trondheim is a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. The 30,000 students, many of whom attend the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), leave their mark on the city and contribute to a high level of innovation and a vibrant cultural life.
With its colourful warehouses, waterways and wooded hills, Trondheim is without doubt one of Norway's most photogenic towns. Norway's third largest city is a pleasure to explore, with wide boulevards and a partly pedestrianised heart, as well as some great cafes, restaurants and museums to visit – plus Europe's northernmost Gothic cathedral. Fishing boats putter around the harbour, gulls wheel and screech overhead, and beyond the city's outskirts, there's the wealth of Bymarka, an outdoor recreation area wonderful for fishing, hiking and cycling.
The Norwegian autumn, like most other seasons, is quite unpredictable and exciting. The rapidly shortening days of October and November are generally accompanied with rainfall or sometimes with the first snowfall. With a bit of luck you might experience a last flare of summer weather, with sun and blue skies.
Wind- and rainproof clothing and an umbrella are advised to bring with you when travelling to Trondheim in autumn, but you might need your sunglasses as well.