What to do on a rainy day? All of the above! If you let the rain get in the way of your summer activities in Trondheim you might never do anything. We have a saying in Norway: ‘Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær’, which means there is not such thing as bad weather just bad clothes. So go prepared and enjoy yourself, whatever the weather.
Words by Even Granås, Head of Sales at JohnnyLove
My best music tips this summer: spend an evening strolling between music spots. Listen for music from open windows in hot apartments or cars rolling by. In Trondheim, live music leaks from clammy concert venues and from the street musician on the corner. It’s easy to enjoy a varied music experience while you explore the city! My favourite spot? That must be Thomas Angells gate that connects Munkegata and Krambugata.
Words by Raymond Eide, Teacher for EVO and guitar maker at faustguitars
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
I’m really looking forward to the opening of Taqueros this summer; finally someone with a different idea than opening another sushi or burger place. The location in Buran is great as well. I believe the area will soon turn into Trondheim’s Grünerløkka. I’m certainly excited to dip nachos in guacamole and sip Margaritas there.
Nikol Herec, Photography at Nikol Herec Photography
Summer is the perfect time of year to dance! Whether a beginner or an expert, I recommend you to join a dance class in jazz, modern or classic, at Dansit (Strandveien 33) this summer. Classes take place from 25-29 July. Put your best foot forward this season!
Tone By, Communications at ISAK
I love watching ski jumping, so it’s nice that Granåsen is in my backyard, almost. The walk through the complex is awesome all seasons, but in summer I love to climb the ski jump to the top with a picnic, a cushion, a radio and take along a friend. My favourite time to go is in the evening to watch the sunset, and if the conversation is good, stay until it rises. The view is amazing, the surroundings serene and it is has to be one of my favourite places to just go be.
Words and Photo by Jennifer Wold, Executive Director at TEDxTrondheim
You will find the absolute best ingredients for grilling in Trondheim. It is my suggestion that you go to the fish shop and by some fresh Crayfish from Frøya. Cut them in half; rub them with butter and some tarragon, and then grill for about a minute. Squeeze some fresh lemon on them and you are in heaven. If you don´t eat fish, you can go to Trondheim Slaktehus and pick up some beautiful aged entrecôte, their meat is world class if you ask me.
Lars Erik Vesterdal, General Manager at NordØst Food & Coctails
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
On a rainy day in Trondheim you should definetely try out indoor climbing. This is an activity I really enjoy and I’m sure you will like indoor bouldering at Trondheim Klatresenter too. It is funny, challenging and a great work-out. It can also be very social and is an affordable activity, even for students. Definetely recommended!
Pål Mikalsen Rolfse, Monkey Brew
Photos by Trondheim Buldresenter
Bymarka is rich with mountain bike tracks (‘sti’) of varying degrees of difficulty. Mtbmap.no is your friend here, but I recommend taking the tram to Lian where you can start on Baklistien to Bakidammen, then to Lavollen for a coffee. Smålettan takes you around Geitfjellet where you have many tracks named after berries (bringebær/blåbær) to play with.
Andrew Natt, Creative Director & Co-founder at The List
Oksana Zinczuk, Project Manager at Technoport:
Eco beverages, both alcoholic and non-, are trending. Flavours you never thought could be put into liquid form are now available, mean and green. Trondheim is quickly picking up said trend, boasting a great variety of cafes, restaurants, stores and food trucks that carry eco drinks of great variety. Are you a fan of cold drinks in the hot sun? Imagine knocking back an ice cold ginger and lemon soda, while keeping your conscience clear! Make this your personal challenge this summer – how many different flavours can you find?
Places to tempt your tastebuds:
Falafalkompaniet, Repslagerveita 2B
Kafé Soil, Nedre Bakklandet 20d
Habitat, Olav Tryggvasonsgate 30