Trondheim Cruises

The Striking Nidaros Cathedral
Hiking Tour in Bymarka 
Sverresborg Trøndelag: Open Air Folk Museum

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Trondheim, standing at the mouth of the River Nidelva on the southern shores of a spectacular fjord, is the third-most populated city in Norway. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is celebrated for its atmospheric historical town, the capital of the country during the Viking period.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• The Striking Nidaros Cathedral
• Hiking Tour in Bymarka 
• Sverresborg Trøndelag: Open Air Folk Museum
Trondheim is home to the Nidaros Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece built between 1070 and 1300 over the burial site of Saint Olav, the infamous Nordic Viking. Visit this stunning edifice on an MSC Cruises excursion and admire the bell tower, the sculptures, and the stained-glass windows. Restored many times over the centuries, the Nidaros Cathedral stands as testimony to the ancient history of Trondheim. Inside, discover awe-inspiring altars, rows of regal columns, and a monumental pipe organ.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the picturesque town of Trondheim where you’ll visit the Bymarka nature reserve. Here, more than 200-kilometres of walking tracks traverse a landscape made up of lakes, bogs, and forests. A habitat for moose, deer, red foxes, beavers, and hares, Bymarka makes for a scenic 2-hour hiking trip. Afterwards, visit a restaurant in Lian, where you’ll enjoy freshly-baked waffles and piping hot coffee! 
The Sverresborg Trøndelag Open Air Folk Museum houses more than 80 historical buildings dating back to the 18th century. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll peruse several indoor exhibitions that show Norwegian life across the ages. Take a step back in time by exploring the farm area, the Lo Church, the school, the shoemaker’s workshop, and the fascinating post office. Then, venture to the ruins of King Sverre’s Castle, located on a steep mountain knoll above Steinberget in Trondheim.

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    The magic of the northern lights
    The magic of the northern lights

    A holiday in Norway is a dream. A dream along a fjord, the most evocative and characteristic natural formation of this land.

    The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are listed as part of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, but it's also worth mentioning the longest of all the Fjords, the 204 km long Sognefjordas well as the Hardangerfjord where cherry and apple blossoms can be seen on the cliff-side during spring.

    But a Northern Europe MSC cruise also means experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Northern lights; while those of you who travel in the summer can admire the spectacular midnight sun, once north of the Arctic Circle. A cruise to Norway also means discovering the culture of two ancient populations: the Vikings, not just pirates and warriors, but merchants, explorers and colonisers who, for over three hundred years until the 11th century governed Scandinavia and the northern Atlantic: and then, the Samis, the natives of these lands, dressed in multicoloured clothes with immense herds of reindeer, who have lived in the deep North for more than 10,000 years.

    Finally, watch out for the Trolls! Many of the places you will visit are named after these legendary creatures: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (with the spectacular Troll’s path), Trollhatten and Trollveggen.