5 Hikes you must do near Trondheim

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There are many hikes you can do around Trondheim. Many people do a cabin trip for multiple days, which means you hike to a remote cabin in nature and spend the night there. The next day you hike further or back. You can stay in basic cabins, which are cheaper, or more luxurious ones.

View over Trondheim with hike Vattakammen

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 4.0 km
  • Elevation: 222 meters
  • Level: easy

With this hike you will have the most beautiful view over Trondheim. There is a hiking trail called Driftsvegen that can be taken from the road Roald Amundsens vei. From there you can start the hike up to Vattakammen. You can follow the indications. It’s also possible to start the hike a bit earlier from Ilsvika if you like. If you start from the Hiking trail Driftsvegen you can go all the way up until you reach Vattakammen. There are signs that you can follow so you can easily know which direction you need to go.

Tip: there are many more hikes in this area, so if you would like to hike some more around, I really recommend discovering some more hiking trails.

Popular hiking trail Ladestien

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: 8.0 km
  • Elevation: 120 meters
  • Level: easy

The hike is along the Trondheimfjord which is perfect to hike. It’s goes from Ladehammeren all the way to Rotvollfjæra. You can park your car near Ladehammeren or at Korsvika and hike along the water. There is a nice restaurant that you will pass by.

You will pass by Korsvika which is a nice place to enjoy the views. Take a break here and relax. During summer this is the place to be to go for a swim in the sea.

Beautiful hike to the Storfossen waterfalls

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Distance: 14.0 km
  • Elevation: 432 meters
  • Level: medium

Visiting the Storfossen waterfalls is a must do if you are in Trondheim. There are two ways to visit these waterfalls. You can park nearby and visit these waterfalls, or you can do a long hike to them.

There are three waterfalls at the end of the long hike: Dolanfossen, Mettifossen and Storfossen.

Short hike: you can park your car at a parking that you can find next to the road Selbuvegen. From the parking you hike for 1 km down to the waterfalls. You can hike around and discover the other waterfalls if you like.

Long hike: the long hike takes around 12 to 14 kilometers depending on the path you take. If you want to do a long hike, then you park your car at Krana Bru and you can hike for around 12 km along the Homlastien trail to the Storfossen waterfalls. There was a landslide, so a part of the trail was closed. Therefore, we first hiked in the direction of Bjonnstien and then to the direction of the road Selbuvegen. On this road you go to the left until Trobakkvegen. When you take this road, you get back on the Homlastien trail and that’s why the hike took 14km instead of 12km.

Tip: wear decent hiking shoes and be prepared for mud. Bring sun and rain protection, snacks, and water.

Hidden nature hiking to the Holstdammen and Nydammen

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 5.0 km
  • Elevation: 95 meters
  • Level: easy

It’s a nice, small hike with beautiful views over a lake. Park your car at the village Trolla. From Trolla you can hike up to the Holstdammen, it’s an easy path to follow. After the Holstdammen you can hike further to the Nydammen. If you want, you can hike around some more or head back to Trolla.

Easy hike around Theisendammen

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Distance: 3.5 km
  • Elevation: 57 meters
  • Level: easy

Theisendammen is a big lake where you can hike around. It’s an easy, short hike. There are many more hikes around this area. You can park the car near the roads Sverresborg Alle and Fjellseterveien. There is a grocery store there called Rema 1000. From there you find a walking trail to walk around the Theisendammen.

These five hikes are a must do if you visit Trondheim. Besides these five hikes you should visit Trondheim itself, read more about that in our blog 10 things to visit in Trondheim.

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