Sunday, August 10, 2014

Trondheim - definitely on my dream vacation wish list!

I read about Trondheim and seen some random images along the time but nothing compares with the absolutely amazing photos taken by the talented photographer Sven-Erik Knoff - who was so kind and gave me the permission to post his excellent work on my website, and show you all a wonderful novel facade of Norway seen through his eyes and captured by lenses.
Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim is a splendid city full of history - the city was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217 - and has a marvelous harbour and sheltered conditions (from the strong south and southwesterly winds which can occur along the outer seaboard), and unique aspect offered mainly by its southern shore that lies from Trondheimsfjord till the river Nidelva, where are so pleasantly combined the old architectural styles with the newly modern age designed buildings.
Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
You can admire everything - the scenic fjords, blue shimmer waters, the seagulls flying above the sky - while enjoying an ice cream by the shore and stroll around, breathing the sea air, serve a delicious meal (eventually with a moose fried meat) and take a break for a rich flavored coffee at one of local restaurants or other cozy places.
Trondheim - midnight sun (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim - midnight sun (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
And if this happens during Midnight sun... and you let your senses fascinated by powerful nature experiences, no doubt you'll feel like awaken to life and sort of sweet metamorphosis from within.
Trondheim harbour (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Here you can visit a lot of historical sights, museums and art galleries strolling the city by bike or by foot on cobblestone streets, admire a charming mixture of small and colorful timber houses (previously belonging to the working class - laborers, seamen and fishermen - now all restored), a variety of shops and coffee places, or you can experience kayaking or even go fishing for salmon downtown Trondheim.
Trondheim night view (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim night view (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
The most appealing tourist attractions in Trondheim are: Nidarosdomen Cathedral, Ringve Museum - Norway's national museum of music and musical instruments, Rockheim - Norway's national center for pop and rock music is the newest attraction in Trondheim (opened in 2010), Sverresborg - Trøndelag Folk Museum, The Archbishop's Palace,

Trondheim night view (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim kayaking by night (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
and the Tyholt Tower restaurant (74 m) gives you an exquisite panorama of the city and its surroundings view.
Tyholt Tower - Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Tyholt Tower - Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Beyond Trondheim's city center you can take a walk to one of the 2 public parks - Bymarka and Estendstadmarka, a trip along the alluring coastal area or a boat trip to the historical Munkholmen island (a good opportunity to see Trondheim from the sea), take a ferry or catamaran to the Fosen Peninsula, visit the islands of Hitra (and see the fishing farms) and Frøya, or go hiking and skiing in nearby area and on bewitching Trollheimen mountains.
Trondheim winter (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Trondheim winter (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
If you'd like to get some entertainment in this "ancient city with a modern soul" where centuries ago were living Viking raiders and Hanseatic traders, and participate to the latest concerts, shows or festivals in Trondheim - click here - to get the full updated program.
Celebrating New Year in Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
New Year in Trondheim (Photo Sven-Erik Knoff)
Now, after seeing these awesome captures, what to do!? Just put Trondheim on my next travel destination vacation wish list! : )