Trondheim cruises

Explore regal pomp and ceremony, Norwegian style. The wooden ‘Stiftsgarden’ is the city’s official royal residence and under Nidaros Cathedral’s gleaming spire, monarchs are still crowned to this day. You can also ride the quaint sightseeing streetcar and or make interesting visits to open-air folk museums, a working ski jump and the Lokken Copper Mines.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Bymarka Hike

    An opportunity to head away from the city and explore the surrounding countryside and forestland.

    Bymarka Hike

    Driving through the city centre, you’ll head towards Sverresli to enjoy views of the fjord and wood clad hills before reaching Bymarka. This is an area of natural landscapes with contrasting scenery and a haven for the people of Trondheim in both winter and summer months.

    Your nature hike will take you through scenic forestland, passing small lakes and open landscape. The highest point is Gråkallen Hill, some 1,700 feet above sea level; from here you can enjoy a spectacular view towards the fjords. On a clear day you can sometimes see in the distance the mountain chain which forms the border between Sweden and Norway.

    Following your hike, you’ll rejoin your coach for the return drive to Trondheim.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking over uneven ground and many steep inclines, so a good level of fitness is required. Comfortable, flat and enclosed walking shoes are essential. Please dress according to the weather. It is advisable to carry sun protection and a bottle of water. This tour is not suitable for children under eight years old.

    Tour code

    TRD_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Leisurely Trondheim

    A leisurely option that will introduce you to the highlights of Trondheim.

    Leisurely Trondheim

    Trondheim is one of Norway's oldest cities, founded by the Viking King, Olav Tryggvason in 997 AD, situated at the estuary of the River Nid facing the wide Trondheimsfjord.

    Travel towards the busy city centre, past the market square with its statue of the Viking King and the Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishopry. This church, dating from the 12th century, is the finest and largest gothic-style church in Scandinavia. As with so many towns in Norway, disastrous fires struck Trondheim’s wooden buildings and the architect, Cicignon, reconstructed the city centre in the late 17th century. Most of the buildings from this period are still standing. Amongst others you’ll see the largest wooden building in Norway - Stiftsgaarden - used by the Royal family when they visit Trondheim.

    From a viewpoint above the city you’ll have some lovely sights of the area before returning to the city via one of the many bridges over the River Nid. Admire the old drawbridge and the many colourful warehouses along it. Out in the fjord lies a former fortification on the islet Munkholmen.



    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. All sightseeing is conducted from the comfort of your coach. There is a photograph stop at Nidaros Cathedral, however you can opt to remain on the coach.

    Tour code

    TRD_010

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Trondheim Heritage Trail

    Combine panoramic views, city sights and a visit to the fascinating open-air museum to discover the interesting heritage of Trondheim.

    Trondheim Heritage Trail

    Embark on a journey around the main city sights as your guide provides an interesting commentary on the local history and how it has affected the residents daily life. A photograph stop will be provided at a hillside viewpoint, for lovely views over the city, before visiting the Trøndelag Folk Museum.

    Trøndelag Folk Museum is one of the largest cultural history museums in Norway. This fascinating open-air museum has more than 60 vintage buildings, from the 18th and 19th century, which show the local building traditions, including Sami huts, country houses and a 12th century stave church. In the ‘Old Town’, you can visit buildings moved from Trondheim centre, including an old-fashioned grocer's selling traditional sweets, the old dentist's office and ateliers for local handicrafts.

    Rejoining your coach, there will be a photograph stop at the 12th century Gothic style Nidaros Cathedral, which has become one of Europe's most important pilgrimage churches, before returning to the port.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking required on this tour, as well as periods of standing. There are some steps, inclines and uneven terrain at the Trøndelag Folk Museum.

    Tour code

    TRD_016

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Trondheim Walking Tour

    An exploration on foot is one of the most rewarding ways of 'discovering' Trondheim.

    Trondheim Walking Tour

    Your walking tour begins at the quayside, from where you’ll walk towards the city centre. Crossing Market Square with its colourful stalls, the statue of the Viking King who founded the city looks down on you from a great height. Heading up Munk Street, you’ll see the old, narrow lanes lined with wooden buildings, as you make your way towards Nidaros Cathedral, the largest in Scandinavia. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace, also dating back to the Middle Ages (entrance not included).

    You’ll then stroll through the park leading to the River Nid and cross over the Elgeseter Bridge. The walk continues through the old part of the city called Bakklandet, where you are able to admire the many picturesque, wooden houses painted in vivid colours. Reaching the old drawbridge, painted in bright red, you head down the street following the River Nid.

    From Bakklandet, the route goes through the newly-restored area of Solsiden (the sunny side) before crossing the Blomsterbrua (Flower Bridge) over the River on the way back to the ship.


    This excursion will operate on foot. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and you should dress according to the weather. This tour includes some uphill walking. It is advisable to take sun protection and a bottle of water.

    Tour code

    TRD_006

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Ringe Museum & Music Recital

    Visit Ringve Museum of Musical Instruments and enjoy a traditional music recital.

    Ringe Museum & Music Recital

    Embark on a scenic drive through the pretty city of Trondheim to the fabulous Ringve Museum. The museum sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful Trondheim fjord, surrounded by pristine gardens. Inside the museum, which is housed in a former stable building and old manor house, you’ll be able to marvel at the incredible collection of some 2,000 musical instruments from around the world. As you visit the museum, your guide will be on hand to answer any questions. Be sure to look out for the lovely period furniture and enjoy the stunning the views from the large windows.

    You’ll then be treated to a sparkling wine reception, and a short musical recital performed by musicians dressed in colourful national costume.

    Take some time to browse the gift shop before re boarding your coach and continuing to Nidaros Cathedral, one of the largest buildings in Scandinavia. The church is on the burial site of King Olav, the patron saint who is said to have introduced Christianity to Norway. This impressive 12th century church remains an important destination for pilgrims who come from all over northern Europe to worship here. Pause to capture photographs of the exterior, before returning to the ship.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately two hours of walking on this tour, as well as around some steps to negotiate. Photography is not permitted inside the Ringve Museum.

    Tour code

    TRD_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Trondheim Sights & Tram

    Enjoy a nostalgic tram ride and discover the main sights of Trondheim.

    Trondheim Sights & Tram

    Head to St Olav Street in the city centre, where you'll board a vintage Gråkall-banen, the only tram line left in Trondheim. The 5½ mile tram line, originally opened in 1924, runs downhill from the town centre, through the outskirts, passing green parks and picturesque old wooden houses painted in vivid colours to Lian, the recreation area of Trondheim.

    The tram has been a familiar part of everyday life in Trondheim and as you trundle along you’ll have the opportunity to see how the local people live. You'll also pass the old fortifications dating back to the 16th century, before climbing Byåsen Hill for splendid views of the calm River Nid, Nidaros Cathedral, fjord and neighbouring fertile valleys.

    Changing transportation back to a coach, you’ll drive through new and old Trondheim and pass the Market Square's impressive statue of Viking King Olav Tryggvason, before stopping at the Sverresli Viewpoint to absorb the surrounding panorama of the city and the harbour.


    This excursion will operate by coach and tram. Belongings should not be left on the coach, as it may not be the same vehicle that is used to collect you after the tram ride. There are steps to negotiate onto and off the tram. There may be a short wait to board the tram depending on local traffic conditions. Guests who wish to remain in the centre of Trondheim at the end of the tour will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship.

    Tour code

    TRD_007

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Trondheim by Bike

    Hop on a bike and take to the streets of Trondheim. Pedal past palaces, fortresses, cathedrals, and along its pretty Nidelva river.

    Trondheim by Bike

    After a short walk to the biking centre, and following a safety briefing, hop on your bike and head off for an enjoyable ride through the wonderful city Trondheim.

    Your guide will lead you first along the fjord and across the new bike bridge for some superb views of Munkholmen, Trondheim’s fortress island. Afterwards, pause for photographs and admire the majestic Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace.

    In the historical Bakklandet district, with its picturesque wooden houses, you’ll have the opportunity to try the world’s first bicycle lift, ‘Trampe’. On your way back to the bike centre, cross the modernised part of Solsiden, this former ship yard is now dotted with restaurants and bars and is a popular haunt with the locals.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by bike and on foot. Pregnant women and children are not permitted to participate on this tour. The cycle ride is around 2½ hours over varying terrain, and includes some hills and steep inclines. Participants must be in good physical condition and some cycling experience is required. Please wear clothing suitable for bike riding and take sunscreen. Helmets are provided which must be worn.

    Tour code

    TRD_017

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours