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The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim has a youthful feel dominated by the student population from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Traditionally a religious centre and trading hub for northern Europe, the city of Trondheim is now well over a thousand years old.
Trondheim is home to some important historic landmarks, including the Nidaros Cathedral, one of the biggest churches in northern Europe and the only Gothic cathedral in Norway. There are many traditional wooden houses in pretty areas including Bakklandet and Ilsvikora, and other wooden buildings can be viewed from the Old Town Bridge.
There are historical military sites at the fortress island of Munkholmen and the former German submarine base of DORA 1. Trondheim also has several good-quality museums dedicated to local culture and history. Trondheim is a picturesque city, and though there are active pursuits like skiing, swimming, and hiking available, it is also pleasant to simply stroll along the Nidelva River.
There are a number of shopping centres and restaurants spread across town and the student population ensures an energetic nightlife, though venues tend to close earlier than in other major cities. The city is especially lively in July and August during the St Olav Festival.
This central Norwegian city has something between a humid continental and sub-arctic climate, with cool, wet summers and cold winters. The warmest part of the year occurs between June and the beginning of September, with averages of between 45°F (7°C) and 66°F (19°C).
In winter, temperatures can reach as low as 18°F (-8°C) at the end of December and very rarely exceed 39°F (4°C) all winter long. Moderate snows and short days of between five and 10 hours of sunlight are common features of the long cold season, which lasts from November to mid-March.
Summers have extended days of between 15 and 21 hours of sunlight while light to moderate rains are common occurrences. The best time of year to visit Trondheim depends on the experience travellers are after. Outdoor activities are best enjoyed in summer, while winter offers opportunities to ski and snowboard.
Trondheim has an extensive public transport system which serves a large proportion of its citizens as well as tourists. AtB, the local public bus company, makes travel convenient within and between Trondheim and surrounding areas, offering routes throughout the region.
Bus tickets, as well as tickets for the Trondheim Tramway, can be bought at AtB customer service centres or ticket machines throughout the city. An attraction in its own right, the tramway runs west to Lian, a popular recreational area which offers visitors a chance to get closer to nature.
Trondheim is linked to its airport and other areas of Norway by Norwegian State Railways (NSB) which has stations in most parts of the country. There are also public bicycles available for tourists and residents between May and October, found in one of several bicycle racks across the city.
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