For girls aged 13 to 19 I recommend the band workshops arranged by Prosjekt Pop! Held for the third time this summer, it is a great opportunity for girls who like to rock! Meeting others with the same interest and learning a thing or two. Prosjekt Pop! takes place during the entire week from 3 to 6 July.
Åsa Thalinsson, Youth Culture Worker at ISAK
You know the feeling of complete bliss after a sunny day? Well, in Trondheim you will never be guaranteed sunshine, but you can have the Sellanraa lemonade which is basically the same thing. It has the perfect ratio of sweet and sassy; it is refreshingly cold and served with a mint leaf completing that summer vibe.
Words by Siri Solheim-Kristiansen, Coordinator for Red Cross
The shoreline of Rotvoll, on the eastern side of Trondheim, holds some of the most beautiful green areas in the city. In the area you will find The Organic House (Den Økologisk Hus) and Kristoffertunet. Known as the green and organic part of town, it certainly lives up to that title. At Kristoffertunet you’ll find a biodynamic working farm complete with a greenhouse, herb and vegetable garden, bakery, saft makers, weavers, and even a shop. It’s the only area in the city that has sheep, hens, horses, chickens, and Rufus the donkey! Don’t forget the family festival on 26 August, Rotvollfestivalen, organized by the enthusiastic residents of the area.
Words by Tanja Holmen, CEO at Fretex Midt-Norge
Photo by Jarle Hagen
Literally, there is no better place to get a taste of Trøndelag than at the farmers market held on selected Saturdays at the main square in Trondheim (Torvet). Here you can get your hands on, for example, the award winning wild sheep skank with seaweed seasoning from Dalpro, the amazing fresh chevré from Grindal cheese factory, or lefse (‘læns’ in trøndersk) from Heimebakst or Lefsebua. Whatever your taste, I bet you will be able to find something that will make your mouth water; all while supporting farmers in their endeavor to produce award winning food based on tradition and local access to foodstuffs.
Tove Eivindsen 2., Parliamentary candidate, Venstre
When I was a child, one single accessory could provide me with enough of a theatrical alibi to change my persona and my take on the world. Over the years, I have developed a particular interest in dressing up, being someone else and doing something different. I spend most of my summer dressed as a Viking – living outdoors, hiking, crafting, and sleeping in a tent. It is a playground for my alter ego. This summer I urge you to dress up and be playful. Dare to change your persona and your take on the world.
Words by Ingrid Galadriel, co-founder at Hands on History
Photo by Hands on History
Did you know that there are lots of edible plants growing free in the region? One of the most easy to recognize is Engsyre, or Common Sorrel. Sorrel is a sour plant, and Norwegian children love eating the leaves. In the old times it was used as a medicine and is thought to be both diuretic and antiseptic. This summer my three-year-old actually introduced me to another variant, the Wood Sorrel (Gjøksyre). Use both variants as garnish on a salad or in soups to add flavor, the white flowers look really pretty on a salad too. Be aware though, both plants contains a lot of Oxalic Acid which can lead to poisoning if eaten in abundance. Wash or poach the plants to remove the oxalic acid if you plan on using large amounts. Happy foraging!
Ida Bondø Lee-Wrigh, Consultant at Headspin Advertising
Just 15 minutes outside the city centre of Trondheim, the guys from NTNUI Paintball have their home field. For only 250 NOK you can enjoy the paintball action on a full size professional field. If you’re lucky they might even fire up the BBQ and make a party out of it. There is no better way to spend the summer afternoon than shooting your friends in the face!
Check out @NTNUIPB on Facebook or visit www.ntnui.com for more information.
Words by Fredrik Ive Pedersen, Marketing Executive at Heat Experience
Photo by Torald Kateraas
In summer, everyone should make a day for a stroll around the city without a specific plan. For a day like this, I suggest meeting up at Ravnkloa for ice cream or fish cakes, or to have the Fløttmann row you over to Troll and Kafé Skuret. Maybe walk along Brattøra to E.C. Dahls Pub and Brewery, continuing on to Ladekaia, Sponhuset or Land og Strand (remember to book a table there). Walk or stop when you want; mix in some boules, volleyball or taking a swim whether it’s a cloudy or sunny to have a great, food-filled, day!
Words by Kristine Rise, Oi mat Project Manager
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
The photo gallery MODUL35 is built as a movable module that can benefit from the empty spaces in the city. Built by the art project – Art Hotel Norway and designed by sculptor Erlend Leirdal, MODUL35 is now located at Solsiden. It is now showcasing an exhibition by Lars Botten, who for the first time ever presents his 15-year long project Malung. It explores dance band festivals, summer flirts, cars, and partying. Available until 30 July, check it out.
Words by Laura-Ann Morrison, Art Editor at The List
One of my favourite spots is Storheia, the biggest mountain in Trondheim, standing at 565,6 m.a.s.l. The heights might not be impressive as mountains in Norway go, but it is worth a visit! From the top you have the best viewpoint over the whole of Trondheimsfjord and over to the Fosen Alps. You can enjoy the sound of silence and smell the fresh air from the Norwegian woods. Recommended for summer Sunday breakfasts.
Words by Sunniva Evjen, Marketing Executive at Visit Trondheim
Photo by Piotr Wawrzyniak