Trondheim is the fourth largest city in Norway. It’s an attractive geographic setting on the south shore of Trondheim Fjord at the mouth of the River Nidelva. There are wonderful running options in Trondheim, taking advantage of the city’s waterfront location. Just outside the city, there’s fantastic trail running in the lakes and hills, which are popular for X-C skiing in winter.
Note that most of the best places to run in Trondheim are near the centre, and can be combined in various ways. Start with our Trondheim ‘runseeing’ tour, enjoying the compact centre, Festningsparken fortress park, & river paths. There are 5 km of paths Nidelva River, and several km of scenic paths along Trondheim Fjord, which we’ve divided into two routes. Just south of the city, there are nice parks in Høyskoleparken. And just to the west is a scenic route that combines Ila Waterfall and several lakes. Trail runners will love the 200km of trails in the Bymark Nature Reserve.
Notes: Trondheim’s northerly latitude means days in summer where the sun barely sets, but also very short winter days with little sun. Many of the running paths are well lit. Also note that winters can be snowy and summers are cool.