Day 3 - Northbound excursions

The excursion prices shown are when pre-booking.

We recommend all our guests to pre-book excursions, as some of the excursions have limited capacity. Only remaining seats will be sold on board. Choose your excursions. Each excursion has a code, e.g. 3A, where the number 3 indicates the day that the excursion takes place, i.e. on day 3.

See the excursion prices for 2019 here - departure april 2019 to marts 2020.


Overview

Nidaros Domkirke og Ringve Nidarosdomen i Trondheim Trondheim_Chabot_GI

3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Apr, May, June, July, Aug

3B Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

3D Trondheim City Walk

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

i-kajak-paa-nidelven cyckling-i-trondheim 3I Den nordligste sporvogn

3G Kayaking on the River Nid (Trondheim)

June, July, Aug, Sep, Aug, Oct

3H Cycling in Trondheim

Apr, May, June, July, Aug

3I The Northernmost tramride in the world

Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May


3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Encounter the majesty of Nidaros Cathedral, the only church in Norway built in the Gothic architectural style. We then journey through the history of music at Ringve Museum.

3A Nidaros Domkirke og Ringve museum (Trondheim)

Highlights of the excursion

    • See and learn more about the city of Trondheim
    • Visit beautiful Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine
    • Explore Ringve Museum and learn more about Norwegian music history
    • Admire the botanical gardens surrounding the museum

        Trondheim is an ancient city, founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997. Today we explore two of Trondheim’s main attractions. 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.

        We then visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine, for a guided tour. 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.

        Important information

        Transport: Bus

        Physical requirement: Level 2 – Suitable for most

        Clothes/ footwear: Comfortable shoes are advised as Ringve Museum has many stairs

        Duration: 3 hours

        Approx. arrival/departure times: 08:50 - 11:50

        Dates available: 3 April to 2 September

        Note: Photography is not allowed inside Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum


        3B Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

        Discover Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, founded in 997 by Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, who gave Norway Christianity and Trondheim its original name, Nidaros.

        3B Nidarosdomen

        Highlights of the excursion

        • See and learn about the fascinating city of contrasts, Trondheim.
        • Visit the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece.
        • Take part in a guided tour of the cathedral and receive a complimentary book.
        • Admire Trondheim and its surroundings from Utsikten viewpoint.

        Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards, but has managed to preserve much of the intimacy and charm of a small town. It is also a city full of contrasts, with its medieval cathedral, colourful wharves and beautiful red-painted wooden bridge dating back to 1861 on one hand, and its modern sports facilities, world-renowned education and research community, and lively nightlife on the other. A local guide tells you all about Trondheim´s highlights on a coach tour through its streets and boroughs, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View) to admire the city from above.

        Our adventure continues to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial site of St. Olav (Tryggvason), the patron saint of Norway. Construction of this enormous Gothic structure with its countless details and adornments began as early as 1070. You quickly see why many describe Nidaros as the most beautiful religious building in Norway. At the end of the tour, you receive a complimentary book about Nidarosdomen to take home as a memory.

        Important information

        Transport: Bus

        Physical requirement: Level 1 – Suitable for everyone

        Clothes/ footwear: Comfortable shoes

        Duration: 2 hours

        Approx. arrival/departure times: 08:45 - 10:45

        Dates available: 3 September to 2 April

        Note: Photography is not allowed inside Nidaros Cathedral. The excursion is available on both north- and southbound sailings


        3D Trondheim City Walk

        Join us for a walking tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technology research centre.

        3D Trondheim bydvandring - Ruby Rejser

        Highlights of the excursion

        • Guided walking tour around the historical city of Trondheim
        • See the royal residence of Stiftsgården and statue of the city´s Viking founder, Olav Tryggvason
        • Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway´s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece
        • Stroll through Bakklandet, the old town with cosy wooden houses, small shops and cafes

        Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, was founded in 997 by Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, who gave Norway Christianity and Trondheim its original name, Nidaros. Our guided stroll through Trondheim starts at the harbour, largely built and developed during the second half of the 19th century. We then proceed to Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim, and on to the market square to take a closer look at the statue of the city’s founder, Olav Tryggvason. From here, we walk to Nidaros Cathedral, Norway´s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece.

        We explore the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral before crossing the old city bridge over the River Nid. The ornate gateway on the red-painted bridge is known to locals as `the portal of happiness´. We now stroll through the area called Bakklandet, which has preserved its charming 19thcentury wooden architecture. Originally an industrial part of the city, Bakklandet´s old factories have been renovated into attractive housing integrated with boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Here you also find the world’s only bicycle lift – up to the top of a steep hill called Brubakken. Come along and be a part of this enjoyable tour through one of Norway´s most delightful cities.

        Important information

        Physical requirement: Level 2 – Suitable for most

        Clothes/ footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

        Duration: 3 hours

        Approx. arrival/departure times: 08:45 - 11:45

        Dates available: All year

        Note: No guiding inside the Nidaros Cathedral. Participants need to be able to walk a fair distance (approx. 5 km)


        3G Kayaking on the River Nid (Trondheim)

        Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that wends its way through the historic city.

        3G Trondheim fra en kajak - Ruby Rejser

        Highlights of the excursion

        • See Trondheim by kayak
        • Paddle by some of Trondheim’s main attractions
        • Get close to nature while gliding through the city centre
        • Interact with experienced guides and learn about the city´s historical past

        It´s easy to imagine yourself paddling through the past as we glide by colourful old warehouses, medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the formidable Kristiansten Fortress. We also explore the river´s smaller channels near the harbour and see sights that you can only discover by kayak. The River Nid is also a good place to fish for trout and even salmon. Every year salmon weighing more than 20 kg are caught in the river´s lower reaches. This expedition is not about action-packed adventure, it´s about sightseeing and contemplation.

        Important information

        Physical requirement: Level 4 – Good physical condition

        Transportation: Taxi

        Clothes/ footwear: Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable to the weather. Special clothing is provided

        Meals on the excursion: Chocolate and a drink

        Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

        Approx. arrival/departure times: 09:00 - 11:30

        Dates available: All year



        3H Cycling in Trondheim

        Join us for a leisurely paced bicycling tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.

        3H Cykeltur i Trondheim - Ruby Rejser

        Highlights of the excursion

        • Explore Trondheim by bike, accompanied by a professional guide
        • Pass by interesting historic and contemporary sights, and beautiful scenery
        • Enjoy coffee and pastry at a café in the historic Bakklandet district
        • Try riding the world’s first bicycle lift, ‘Trampe’

        Trondheim has put a lot of effort into becoming the most bicycle-friendly community in Norway. The city has installed many red-painted bicycle lanes through its centre to heighten the visibility and growing presence of cyclists on its byways. This guided bicycle excursion takes you from the ship, along the fjord, and across the city´s new bike bridge with great views of Munkholmen, Trondheim’s medieval fortress island.

        From here, we cycle through the Ila district and along the River Nid, which provides views of majestic Nidaros Cathedral and the city´s colourful old warehouses. We also wheel into the historic Bakklandet district, where we try out the world’s first and only bicycle lift, called ‘Trampe’, that pulls us up a steep hill called Brobakken. We additionally stop for coffee and pastry at one of the many cosy cafes in the area. Heading back to the ship, we pass through the historic and recently modernised Solsiden district, the site of a former shipyard and now public area popular with the locals.

        Important information

        Physical requirement: Level 3 – Average physical condition

        Clothes/ footwear: Sturdy shoes and warm clothing for cycling

        Meals on the excursion: Coffee and pastry

        Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

        Dates available: 3 April to 2 September



        3I The Northernmost tramride in the world

        Experience Trondheim in the vintage carriage of the northernmost tram in the world! 

        3H Den nordligste sporvognstur i verden

        Highlights of the excursion

        • Tram ride in vintage carriage from 1950s with local guide
        • Northernmost tram in the world
        • Beautiful views of Trondheim
        • See ski jump arena Granåsen used in the world championship 1997
        • Take photos of the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, the coronation church of Norway and pilgrimage goal

        A short bus ride brings you to the tram stop in the city centre. From there, you travel in a vintage carriage on the northernmost tram in the world, passing colourful houses and the remnants of the city wall of Trondheim. The Gråkallbanen line has operated since 1924 on 8.8km narrow gauge tracks from the city centre to the suburbs of Trondheim.

        You will enjoy a spectacular view of Trondheim in a carriage from the 1950s, before you arrive at lake Lian, the final destination of the tram line. From here the bus takes you to the ski-jump area of Granåsen, built for the World Championship in 1997. You will have time to marvel at the big jumps that are used both in summer and winter times for practice and competitions.

        Afterwards the bus will take you back to the ship via a short drive through the centre of Trondheim and a photo stop at the Nidaros Cathedral – Norway’s national shrine. It has a history of over 1000 years and is the pilgrimage goal of the north due to its position on the grave of Saint Olav. The astonishing west front and the stained-glass window will certainly take your breath away.

        Important information

        Physical requirement: Level 1 – Suitable for everyone

        Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

        Dates available: 15 September to 15 May

        Languages: Norwegian, English, German (French and other languages on request)

        Remarks/requirements: Limited physical activity. The tour may operate in reverse order