This summer I am planning on exploring Trondheim and its surrounding areas in a kayak. Once you have the beginners course and a license for it, it’s easy to become member of a kayaking society like the one at Skansen. The fjord is usually a bit cold during the winter, but soon it will be warm enough to only wear a wetsuit.
Words by Sylvelin Foldøy, Mobility Counsellor at Miljøpakken
A bunad, the traditional Norwegian costume, is more than just a fancy gown. You pick the pattern and colour yourself, and it represents your personal heritage and tradition. Wearing my trønder bunad makes me feel very special. It is a costume to be used when you meet up with people you care a lot about and I’m really looking forward to putting it on during big family gatherings this summer. This time of year brings multiple occasions like weddings and confirmations to show off with this beautiful national costume.
Words by Ellen Loxley, CEO at Lykkelig som liten
Photo by Jarle Hagen
One of my all time favourite things to do in the summer is to go fishing. The nights are bright, the temperature is comfortable, and the wildlife is stunning. Nature is calling, and it’s time to get out and about. Røros is located over 700 meters above sea level. The mountain landscape is open, wide and with many nice mountain peaks that invite you to explore the great Norwegian outdoors. Wherever you hike in the region there’s an abundance of freshwater fishing spots where you can catch some really nice mountain trout and Arctic charr. Don’t forget your fishing license!
Words by Wenche Sundt Bendixvold-Ryjord, Marketing Manager at Trondheim Calling
Photo by Sakes Ørdal Ryjord
Information on Fishing Licences
One of my favorite summer activities is to take a boat ride. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a big ferry, fisherman’s boat, or a passenger vessel; as long as it involves waves, water and salty air, I’m more than content. This summer in Trondheim I recommend sightseeing by boat. A small passenger vessel departures every day at 12:30 from Ravnkloa and will take you on a trip all the way along Skansen, Ilsvikøra, Munkholem, and Nidelva. You will get to know a little bit of a history of the city and learn about all the mechanism of the bridges in town, all that being provided both in English and Norwegian.
Words by Katarzyna Gąsiorek, Deputy Editor at The List
Summer for me is a sailing season. Whether it’s with the Trondhjems Seilforeningen (TSF) for Wednesday regattas, or with friends for day cruises and overnight trips, I’m always trying to get on the water. An overnight trip to Tautra is a fantastic way to spend the weekend. On a good day you can sail there even in open boats like Yngling, and depending on the wind the trip can take 3-4 hours. Once on the island you can try some birdwatching or check out the remains of the medieval Tauterø Abbey. To stay overnight you can camp or sleep in “Cuba” – the cabin owned by TSF. If short trips are more your style, members of NTNUI Seiling can hire Yngling class boats from Skansen Harbour for three hours at a time – great for a couple of laps around Munkholmen.
Words and photo by Will Cilento, Experience Designer at Zedge
NTNUI Seiling Facebook
In Norway it seems you are just as likely to see someone playing Quidditch as you are cricket! But for us form India, Pakistan and several other counties around the world, cricket is our national sport. Played between two eleven-player teams, using a bat, ball and wickets, this British summer sport is getting popular in Trondheim. Usually teams are made up of people from various cricket-playing nations, but it is open to everyone. Interested in trying the sport this summer? search NTNUI cricket group on Facebook.
Words and photo by Sulalit Banerjee, Lecturer at NTNU
NTNUI Cricket Club
Drivhusfestivalen (3-6 August) might be the perfect antidote to the spread of commercialized, big name events. Located on the idyllic small island of Magerøya, just west of Trondheim (thankfully not the equally named island at the northern-most point of Norway!), this event is a gathering of like-minded friends; “gardeners” as they call themselves. ‘Drivhus’ translates to greenhouse, and an apt description of the environment you could find yourself in – a place where you can just enjoy the sun and the water, enjoy some cooking, bathing, playing and rediscovering nature. Local DJs and bands are featured, but it’s not about who’s who – it’s about contributing, getting to know new people, and ultimately disconnecting from your own busy life.
For more info check driv-huset.com
Words by Andrew Christopher Anfinnsen, Freelance event producer and DJ
It’s easy to not want to cook when the weather is warm, but summer is also when I want to try new foods most. So what can a person do about it? It´s simple: Trøndersk Matfestival and Bryggerifestivalen. I really look forward to trying all sorts of new foods and having my lunch, second lunch, and dinner made for me. I get to learn about the our regional food heritage while meeting people who are proud of what they do and committed to truly giving me their best. This is a summer must do.
See The List’s insert for more details (both English and Norwegian versions available)
Words by Tom Richard Wold, Shift Leader at Postcard
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
Oi! Mat Food Festival
Trondheim Brewing Festival
Comfort first is what I dress by. If you share my love of free-flowing fabric and wind around your legs, get your deodorant out. Put some between your thighs and you won’t have to worry about chafing if you’re using your dress or skirt while walking around all day. No need for warm or uncomfortable bike shorts!
Words by Inga Skogvold Rygg, Freelance journalist at Frilansforetak
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
June and August are the big festival months, and about the only time of year the weather in Trondheim allows for outdoor concerts. Personally, I like the smaller and more esoteric festivals. My top recommendations for festivals this summer are Rotvollfestivalen in August and Ladehammerfestivalen in June. July is a quiet month this summer, unfortunately. If I had choice, I would work July and have my vacation in the weeks before and after instead.
Simon W. Lie, Project Manger at NTNU Bridge
Ladehammerfestivalen, come and gone!
Rotvollfestivalen, 26 August 2017
Pstereo, 17-19 August 2017
Olavsfestdagene, 28 July – 5 August 2017
Oi! Trøndersk Food Festival and Brewers Festival, 3-5 August 2017
Klimafestival, 26 August – 2 September 2017
Drivhusfestivalen, 3-6 August 2017