Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum


  • Two of Trondheim's landmarks
  • Norway's only cathedral in Gothic style
  • Singing guides at Ringve
  • Beautiful botanical gardens at Ringve

Trondheim is an ancient city, founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997. Today we explore two of Trondheim’s main attractions. We first visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine. The cathedral is built over the grave of Norway’s patron saint, St. Olav. Construction of this magnificent building started in 1035 and ended around 1300. Take time to admire the intricate architectural details and exquisite works of art, including statues, ornaments and stained glass windows.

After a guided tour, you are free to explore the cathedral, before we continue to the Ringve Museum of Musical History. Here, an enthusiastic tour guide brings Norway´s musical history to life. The museum is in an elegant old manor house that was the childhood home of 18th century Norwegian naval hero Petter Wessel Tordenskiold. Adjacent the museum is Ringve Botanical Garden, designed and built in the geometric Renaissance style, with medicinal plants, herbs, and array of traditional perennials. The museum and gardens are at an idyllic spot providing beautiful views of both the city and the fjord.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Trondheim
  • Embarking port: Trondheim
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 08:50 - 11:50
  • Available period: 03 April - 02 September
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Level: 2
  • Transport: Bus
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes are advised as Ringve Museum has many stairs
  • Note: Photography is not allowed inside Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum