At 130km long, the Trondheimsfjord is Norway's third-longest fjord and home to thriving birdlife, luxuriant green hills and numerous historic sites.
Rich in wildlife and history
Keep your eyes peeled while sail into the Trondheimsfjord, especially between the Kristiansund - Trondheim and Trondheim - Rørvik passages. Here you will see thriving birdlife, luxuriant green hills and numerous historic sites on both sides.
But the region is also rich in history too. At Reins Cloister at Rissa on Fosen peninsula, archaeologists have found artefacts from 3,000-year-old settlements. Harald Fairhair claimed the farm when he united Norway as one kingdom. This was achieved with considerable assistance from the Lade earls in Trøndelag at the decisive battle fought at Hafrsfjord in 885 A.D, who were later given the church that was established as a cloister from 1226.
Kristin Lavransdatter, the main character in Sigrid Undset’s Nobel Prize-winning trilogy, died in this cloister when the Black Plague ravaged in the mid-14th century.