From the pier, you’ll drive along the shores of Trondheim Fjord, which is the third longest fjord in Norway. Head up river to Fannrem to board the narrow-gauge Thamshavn Railway, originally built to transport ore from the mine to the harbor. This railway is the only one in Scandinavia with a gauge of 1,000 mm (one meter) and few lines have sharper curves and steeper climbs. You'll ride in a carriage that dates back to 1908.
After your ride, you’ll visit the oldest part of the mine, now a museum. The colorful copper mines are 300 years old and you’ll find corridors and even large halls inside the mountain. In Fagerli Hall, enjoy a short concert by a local artist. Returning to Trondheim, pass the market square with a statue of the Viking King Olav who founded the city. Stop at Nidaros Cathedral for an outside look at one of the finest 12th century Gothic-style cathedrals in Scandinavia.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour involves walking for 45 minutes inside the copper mine where the ground can be wet and slippery and you’ll have to manage several steps to board the train. Neither the copper mine, nor the railway are wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for guests with claustrophobia. Please wear flat walking shoes and bring windbreaker.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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