Stiklestad – Inderøy – Fosen – Trondheim
Day 1: Stiklestad – Inderøy – Fosen, 200 km. / 2 hours 20 mins.
Stiklestad National Cultural Centre tells the story of St. Olav and the birth place of the Norwegian nation. The highlight is an open air stage performance about St. Olav, which takes place every summer at the actual location for the battle.
Afterwards, head for Inderøy and the Golden Route, which passes through a beautiful cultural landscape. Here you will find a number of small-scale food producers with their own farm shops, and outlets selling exquisite handicrafts. In the centre of Straumen there are many galleries and a charming café.
The road to the Fosen peninsula takes you across the impressive Skarnsundbrua bridge and south along Trondheimsfjorden, before you once again head north-west towards the Fosen coastline. In Stokksund, Lysøysund and Råkvåg you will find pleasant accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.
Day 2: Fosen – Trondheim, 88 km. / 1 hour 45 mins.
Our suggestions for this day include two alternatives.
Alt. 1: Spend the morning exploring the Fosen peninsula, for example Bjugn or Rissa. Take your fishing rod along and try deep-sea fishing or cast your line in one of the many inland lakes to see if the trout will bite. Carry on to Vanvikan and the port of Rørvik, where you can catch the ferry to Flakk. From there it’s only a 15-minute drive to Trondheim.
Alt. 2: Drive to Vanvikan and spend the morning climbing northern Europe’s longest climbing trail, Munkstigen, to the peak of the Munken mountain. The fittest normally do the climb in two hours, but it’s worth estimating more time and to stay a while at the top to admire the fantastic views.
Upon arrival in Trondheim you can visit the Nidaros Cathedral and the surrounding buildings, buy shrimps at Ravnkloa, take an evening trip to Munkholmen or simply join the bustling street life in the Solsiden (sunny side) quarter. Trondheim is home to a number of excellent galleries and museums that are worth visiting. It is easy to find a delicious meal at one of the city’s many good restaurants.
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