A beautifully maintained city and beautiful nature - Trondheim is one of the most attractive destinations for car rental in Norway. Even if Trondheim is the third largest city in the country, you will be spared the stress of the big city. The enchanting city centre with its colourful wooden houses and traditional warehouses on the Nidelva bank radiates Scandinavian serenity. Trondheim Vaernes International Airport (IATA code: TRD) is about 40 km from the city centre. Rent a rental car at the airport to visit the city and get to know the surrounding area. Alternatively, you can rent a car online before your arrival and pick it up at the pick-up station at the airport .
The city on the Trondheimsfjord attracts many culture lovers every year. The carefully restored wooden buildings of the city centre, the Gamle Bybro - the Old Bridge - and the Schloss Stiftsgården are some of the most popular sights . The artistically designed Nidaros Cathedral is Norway's most important sacral building and the coronation church of the Norwegian rulers. For music lovers, the city has two very special meeting places: The Ringve Museum is Norway's national museum of music, while Rockheim is entirely dedicated to modern music culture.
At the time of its foundation by the Viking King Olaf I, Trondheim was the capital. Even today many traces of the famous and dreaded seafarers can be discovered in the city centre. Of particular interest is a visit to the Sverresborg open-air museum in the west of the city. With a rental car you can easily reach the museum grounds. Numerous historical buildings reconstructed in detail can be found in the museum area. Therefore, bring enough time to look at everything in peace.
One of the most beautiful viewpoints is located in the east of the city: Kristiansten Fort. From here you have a magnificent view over the city and the fjord. You can see the white tower of the fortress from afar. The entrance to the small fortress museum is free. In the summer months you can also take part in guided tours.
Tolls can be levied in conurbations and on major roads. You should therefore find out in good time which routes are subject to toll . The many tunnels are typical for Norway. Journeys through the mountain regions of Norway are very scenic. However, due to the narrow, winding country roads, you should allow sufficient time for your car rental in the winter months, drivers must be prepared to travel a lot in the dark and adverse weather conditions.
Especially in Norway it is worth considering a one-way or one-way rental. The long stretched out country offers relatively few possibilities of a varied round trip. If you book a car rental with in Trondheim and would like to drive to Oslo, one-way rental is preferable. This means that you can drop off your car at a car rental station at your destination and do not have to return it to your departure point. As a rule, one-way rental providers charge a collection fee for the vehicle.
If you are planning a longer trip in Norway, it is best to book a second driver with the car rental company. Regular driver changes ensures that everyone gets enough rest and can admire Norway's diverse landscapes. It is important to register the additional driver at the airport before departure so that there are no problems with the insurance cover.