in Trondheim Norway
Nidaros Cathedral is Norway's national sanctuary, and
was built over the grave of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint.
started in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence are from the
middle of the twelfth century. Ravaged by fire on several occasions, it
lay largely in ruins at the time of the Reformation in 1537. The
cathedral was rebuilt each time, mainly in the Gothic style, but the
oldest parts around the transept reflect the Roman style. In 1869
extensive restorations were begun, and a century later Nidaros was
again restored to its original grandeur.
From around 1050 until the Reformation this cathedral was an important destination for pilgrims. This tradition has been revived with the opening of the pilgrim way in 1997.
the Cathedral continues to attract a great number of visitors. Each
year it receive approximately 400,000 tourists from around the globe.
Cathedral also serves as the local parish church for inhabitants of
downtown Trondheim with divine services given several times every week.
Moreover, music recitals in the Cathedral offer sublime listening
experiences under the high vaulted arches.
From 20 June to 20 August:
Evening mass. The mass features a great deal of music, and is intended especially for travellers visiting Trondheim.
- The most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe
near Mt. Galdhøpiggen
Wild reindeer are only forund in the large
mountain areas in South Norway.