Day 1 – Arrival in the former Viking capital of Trondheim
Meeting our Tour Manager and fellow travellers at London
Heathrow this morning, our sensational Scandinavian exploration
gets under way as we fly to Trondheim via Oslo.
Separated from eastern Norway by the mighty Dovrefjell
Mountains, Trondheim was founded by Olaf Tryggvason, a Viking king,
more than a thousand years ago.
On arrival, we transfer by coach to our modern 4-Star hotel in
the stylish harbourside, just a couple of minutes' walk from the
historic city centre. This historic city has a relaxed centre
filled with restaurants, shops and attractions - and there is time
for a stroll to get your bearings before we enjoy a welcome dinner
at the hotel's restaurant.
Near our hotel are some museums, including one dedicated to
Norwegian pop music, as well as a statue commemorating great Norse
explorer Leif Erikson - believed to be the first European to set
foot on continental North America nearly 500 years before