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Trondheim, Norway

"This thousand-year-old city of 150,000 on the western Norwegian coast may seem an unlikely high tech locus. Yet through the combined effort of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Sintef R&D center, the town is spitting out 20 new companies a year in sectors from automation to telecommunications." Wired Magazine, July 2000.

 Photo (including the photos on the top)  by Jørn Adde © Trondheim kommune http://www.trondheim.no/

General Information

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway. It holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. Situated by the Trondheim fjord, it is surrounded by lovely forested hills, with the River Nidelva winding through the centre of the city. Today’s Trondheim is a modern city, a centre of knowledge with a highly respected university NTNU, many popular colleges and a research community that is rated among the best in Europe.

The city of Trondheim is situated by the Trondheim fjord in the middle of Norway in Northern Europe (see map). The location provides quick and easy access by air from the European Continent, America and Asia.

More information can be found from the official website of Trondheim.

Traveling by Air

Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD) is the local airport of Trondheim and is located about 30 kilometers to the north-east of the city center. The airport offers regular domestic flights to and from most major cities in Norway, as well as daily flights with service to several European cities.

  • Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD) offers multiple non-stop daily flights to Copenhagen Airport Kastrup (CPH), Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), and London Stansted Airport (STN).
  • Copenhagen is the Scandinavian hub for Star Alliance, (with partner airlines SAS, United, Lufthansa, Air Canada and Air New Zealand), and offers excellent connections to most parts of the world
  • Amsterdam is the central European hub for the Skyteam Airline Alliance (with partner airlines KLM, Northwest, Continental and Air France), with even more connections to all parts of the world
  • Nonstop flights between London (UK) and Trondheim are offered by the Norwegian airline Norwegian.no.
  • Many international travelers to Trondheim go through Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL).
  • Oslo Airport is the second largest airport in Scandinavia and offers connections to most major cities in Europe. OSL has frequent flights to the important hubs including Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), London Airports Gatwick and Heathrow (LGW, LHR), Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Frankfurt am Main (FRA) and Paris Airports de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). In addition, Continental offers transatlantic flights to New York (Newark, EWR).
  • There are up to two departures with service to Trondheim Airport per hour in the daytime. Flight time from Oslo to Trondheim is about one hour. Airlines with service to Trondheim (TRD) from Oslo (OSL) include SAS Braathens, Norwegian, and Wideroe.
  • Note: Some budget airlines offer international flights to Oslo taking you to Sandefjord Airport Torp (TRF) rather than to OSL. If your connecting flight to Trondheim is scheduled to depart from OSL, please factor in an additional 2 hours of travel time by bus between TRF and OSL.
  • Note: For international travelers to Trondheim through Oslo, you must first collect your luggage and pass through customs on arriving at Oslo Airport. You then check in / drop your luggage again at the airline’s / handling agent’s desk in the Departure Hall. Afterwards, you pass through the security control point and go to your designated departure gate.

From Trondheim Airport to the Conference Venue & Hotels

The conference venue is Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim.

  • The airport shuttle ("Flybussen") to the center of the city corresponds with all flight arrivals, and is the easiest (and cheapest) way to get to the city. It takes about 40 minutes.
  • On its route it passes most major hotels in city. Ask the driver for guidance when you purchase your ticket. The "Royal Garden Hotel" bus stop is outside the conference hotel: Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel.
  • The shuttles are lined up in the street just outside the arrival terminal. Tickets are purchased after boarding the bus, and the fare is currently NOK 80 (major credit cards accepted).

  • Taxi from the airport to the city center can be more than NOK 500 depending on the time of day (night fares are more expensive).


In October, the daytime temperature in Trondheim is usually around 10 degree Celsisus. The evening may be around 5 degree Celsisus.



Trondheim has many attractive sites for tourists including a variety of historical sights, museums and art galleries. More information can be found from: