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The southern part of Trøndelag and an oasis of calmness on the Norwegian coastline - Sør-Trøndelag is a county located in the south of the Trøndelag region and provides access to the Atlantic Ocean. The Trondheimsfjord splits this area in half in two pieces that offer big cities as well as luxurious vegetation and a variety of indigenous wildlife.
Packed full of attractions, it is a popular destination for tourists from all around the globe. Sør-Trøndelag is the place where you can explore a lot of cultural landmarks and wild sceneries. The most popular attraction in the area is Nidarosdomen Cathedral. In the 1800’s this establishment was demolished but was later reconstructed, and now tours can be booked and you can experience the historical heritage, artefacts and exceptional paintings.
The county is brought together by twenty-five municipalities, the ones with the most importance being Trondheim, Melhus and Malvik. These three together bring a unique sense to culture and wildlife. With places to experience Norway’s historical heritage and areas where you can hike, mountain bike and picnic, these cities can be called Sør-Trøndelag’s gems.
Trondheim is the most popular of all of the municipalities and offers numerous attractions. The most visited area is Bakklandet – An old part of Trondheim that will surprise you with unique architecture, houses constructed of wood that are remarkably well preserved. Cafes and restaurants can be found all over this area, and the small tables on the streets will give you a great feeling of tranquility.
Melhus is the municipality of churches, a place that will put you in contact with the religious culture of Norway. The Church of Norway is the principal establishment in the area and is the biggest of its kind in the whole country. The church still preaches Lutheran Christian religion and with seats for more than 600 people is a marvelous institution that provides a window back through time to the roots of northern religion.
Malvik is the smallest of the three municipalities but contains numerous natural attractions. Enjoy long hikes through the dense forests, picnics in the meadows, mountain biking on the rocky shores and of course boat cruises on the many lakes or fjords. This is also the area where you can enjoy seeing whales and dolphins in their natural environment. You will be amazed by these enormous creatures and their behavior in the wild.
If all of the above made you decide to visit, then know that Sør-Trøndelag is the host of Norway’s best accommodation facilities. The list features names like Scandic Bakklandet, Erzscheidergarden, Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Best Western Chesterfield Hotel, Comfort Hotel Trondheim and Scandic Nidelven.
Restaurants in this county are fit for every taste and budget providing traditional menus as well as modern European food. These quality establishments will ensure that your simple dinner will be turned into a remarkable cuisine experience. Here is a list of the top rated restaurants in the area: To Rom Og Kjokken, Folk og fe, Tregarden Restaurant og Selskapslokaler, Baklandet Skydsstation, Kalas & Canasta and Rica Nidelven.
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