With its varied landscape, the Trøndelag region can offer activities from fishing and boating, to skiing and hiking in the mountains. It all depends on where you choose to go, and what you feel like doing. The region has several national parks, and if getting close to nature is your thing, this is the place to do it. Just don’t get too close – the musk oxen are not to be trifled with and are faster than you are, even if they don’t look it.
A relatively small region in size, made up of only two counties (South and North Trøndelag), Trøndelag nonetheless packs in a lot for visitors. Here you will find, among other highlights, the charming mining town of Røros, a UNESCO world heritage site, and Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. Nidaros Cathedral, the country’s oldest and largest religious building, has been drawing pilgrims for centuries, right since the Middle Ages. And they keep coming, although today’s holidaymakers are just as likely to come to fish in some of Norway’s best salmon rivers, take in a pop concert at the new Rockheim Museum, or travel by car, to drive the famous Atlantic Road. Whether learning about Viking heritage at Stiklestad, sleeping surrounded by bears and wolves at Namsskogen Family Park, or hiking in Børgefjell National Park, visitors will be kept busy in Trøndelag.
Sør-Trøndelag (help·info) is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. To the west is the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean), and to the east is Sweden. The county is separated into a northern and southern part by the Trondheimsfjord. Help yourself generously to the uninhibited countryside and culture by the sea. Absorb the exciting history linked to the birth and development of Norway. Enjoy the marvellous atmosphere at the mining town of Røros. Be impressed by the creative communities in the technological capital of Trondheim. And you will most certainly lose your heart to Trøndelag’s beautiful rural communities, friendly small towns and versatile countryside.