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    4-Day Road Trip to Trondheim: Vikings and the Troll's Ladder

    4-Day Road Trip to Trondheim: Vikings and the Troll's Ladder
    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    33

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    916 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    916 mi

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    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Travel Expert

    • Meet the vikings and learn how they used to live in the Iron Age at a fjord-side Viking Village.
    • Go musk ox spotting in the Dovrefjell National Park.
    • Drive down the winding Trollstigen, one of the world's most famous roads.
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    The vikings were an important part of Norwegian history and a newfound interest in them has sparked thanks to the many new TV shows that feature these seafaring marauders. Western Norway is a known mecca for viking history with graveyards, uncovered ships, artefacts, and even an entire city called Trondheim which was founded by King Olav Tryggvasson, a viking king.
    Research from the old viking sagas tell us that the Trondelag and Nordjfordeid regions were especially important during the time of the vikings. On this four-day itinerary, you'll don your helmets and become a viking as you charge forth from Bergen to Trondheim. On day 1 you'll visit a real viking village in the valley of the vikings and learn about their way of living. Day 2 takes you to the Dovrefjell National Park where you'll hopefully meet some furry creatures who have been around way longer than our famous sea warriors. On day 3 you'll hold onto your seats as you take on the twists and hairpin bends of the famous Trollstigen. The final day of your trip will have you enjoying local fine dining cuisine and going on a leisurely forest hike with a view.
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    The vikings were an important part of Norwegian history and a newfound interest in them has sparked thanks to the many new TV shows that feature these seafaring marauders. Western Norway is a known mecca for viking history with graveyards, uncovered ships, artefacts, and even an entire city called Trondheim which was founded by King Olav Tryggvasson, a viking king.
    Research from the old viking sagas tell us that the Trondelag and Nordjfordeid regions were especially important during the time of the vikings. On this four-day itinerary, you'll don your helmets and become a viking as you charge forth from Bergen to Trondheim. On day 1 you'll visit a real viking village in the valley of the vikings and learn about their way of living. Day 2 takes you to the Dovrefjell National Park where you'll hopefully meet some furry creatures who have been around way longer than our famous sea warriors. On day 3 you'll hold onto your seats as you take on the twists and hairpin bends of the famous Trollstigen. The final day of your trip will have you enjoying local fine dining cuisine and going on a leisurely forest hike with a view.
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    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Travel Expert

    • Meet the vikings and learn how they used to live in the Iron Age at a fjord-side Viking Village.
    • Go musk ox spotting in the Dovrefjell National Park.
    • Drive down the winding Trollstigen, one of the world's most famous roads.
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    Travel itinerary

    Feast with the Vikings at Njardheimr in the Viking Valley
    7 Activities

    Day 1

    228 mi

    Feast with the Vikings at Njardheimr in the Viking Valley

    There's no better way to start your first day than in the heart of viking valley, Gudvangen. After a quick pitstop for breakfast in the Voss valley, you'll charge forth straight into Njardarheimr where you'll meet vikings of all shapes and sizes, before heading to the picturesque town of Flåm where you'll go for a quick walk on the beach. Next stop on your way to Lom is Laerdal where time has stood still, then it's off to your final destination for the day with some sight seeing in the valleys along the way.
    8:10 PM
    Musk Ox Spotting in the Dovrefjell National Park and a Visit to an Old Viking Graveyard
    7 Activities

    Day 2

    193 mi

    Musk Ox Spotting in the Dovrefjell National Park and a Visit to an Old Viking Graveyard

    On day 2 of this itinerary you'll be immersed in nature with emerald waters and breathtaking views of the Dovrefjell National Park. Spectacular sights abound on your as you drive up to Trondheim through the Oppdal valley. After a quick pitstop at a tiny art museum, you'll visit a medieval cathedral in Trondheim and enjoy a dinner of burgers and milkshakes before settling in for the night at your central Trondheim hotel.
    10:00 PM
    Twisting Turns through The Troll's Ladder
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    Day 3

    295 mi2 mi

    Twisting Turns through The Troll's Ladder

    You're in for a treat on day 3! Not only will you begin your morning with breakfast at an award-winning restaurant, but you'll also learn more about Norwegian heritage at The Norway Building, stop for some photo opportunities at a stone railway bridge and rushing gorge, and then the pièce de résistance, a drive through the world famous Trollstigen. A short ferry ride after and you'll be welcomed to your home for the night, the charming village of Stryn.
    10:20 PM
    Drive Down Trollstigen and Go on a Forest Hike in Trivsselskogen
    10 Activities

    Day 4

    201 mi5 mi

    Drive Down Trollstigen and Go on a Forest Hike in Trivsselskogen

    The fourth day of your viking adventure will take you to Sagastad, the home of the Viking Center and one of the largest viking ships in the world, the Myklebust. After a short ferry ride you'll head to Sandane where you'll go on a forest hike before enjoying a fine dining experience like no other. You'll pop by to visit a stunning waterfall before taking part in one of the modern vikings' favourite past time: pizza!

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