Trondheim city life
The city is best known for its incredible student culture, with 36,000 out of the 187,000 inhabitants being students. This young atmosphere makes it a lively city, despite it being one of the oldest Norwegian towns. The main attraction for social events is the city shopping centre, situated in the heart of town.
Trondheim is a traditional Norwegian city, having a wide distribution of houses and long walkways, perfect for jogging and biking. Founded in 997, Trondheim has several remarkable historical landmarks such as
- Kristiansten Fortress
- Olav Tryggvason statue and obelisk-sun dial
- Nidaros Cathedral
- DORA 1, a Nazi submarine
- Trondheim Museum of Arts
- Rockheim – the National Discovery Centre of Pop and Rock
The city is also a great place for music lovers to enjoy jazz, classical music, both eloquently supplied by the Symphony Orchestra and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. The city is also a centre for music production and recording studios. Trondheim enjoys three yearly film festivals: Minimalen Short Film Fest, Kosmorama International Film Fest and Trondheim Documentarfestival. Like most northern European cities, Trondheim is a great place for winter sports such as skiing and hockey, but also hiking alongside the picturesque scenery.
International atmosphere in Trondheim
The city has made it a purpose to be a meeting place for international students, thus organising the International Student Festival in Trondheim. Given its attractive nature for foreign volunteers and students, Trondheim is an ideal cosmopolitan destination, a place where almost everyone is tolerant of different cultures and good speakers of English.
Winters in Trondheim bring moderate snowfall, with mostly mixed precipitations between November and March. The annual average is of 25 cm of snow and a daily minimum of -10 °C (14 °F). Summers are full of sunshine but still rather chilly, with temperatures usually reaching over 20 °C (68 °F), starting from the end of April and up to the end of September. In the past years, average temperatures have begun to rise and the maximum temperature recorded was 35 °C (95 °F) in July.