Loading...

Early bird discount! Save up to 15% of the price on selected packages in Norway - view tours

ayam

Menu

Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace

View Photos

Visit the cathedral that stands over the gravesite of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint, whose reputation shone far beyond the borders of his country.

Formally known as Nidaros, Trondheim was also the religious center of Norway in its time. It is in this city that Norway's national sanctuary, the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen), stands over the gravesite of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint, whose reputation shone far beyond the borders of his country.

According to folklore, King Olav Haraldsson was buried after his death at the Battle of Stiklestad in sandy ground near the river. After the body was moved to the town church, a spring appeared near his original gravesite that was alleged to hold miraculous healing powers in its waters. King Olav was ultimately declared a saint and martyr, and the grand cathedral was built around 1070 on the site where the king’s body had lain.

For centuries, pilgrims have flocked to the cathedral from across Europe and today it stands as an icon of religious and cultural importance. Ravaged by fire on several occasions, the church was rebuilt each time and the oldest parts remaining are from the 12th century. Several kings and queens have been coroneted here and the crown jewels are on display in a side chapel.

Next to the cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace (Erkebispegården), the oldest such building in Scandinavia. Here you will find artefacts from the palace, which was built in the 12th century, along with stat-ues and even firearms from the period when the palace doubled as an armoury.
 

View The Fjords
View fullscreen

View attractions close by Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace

Tours including Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace

You could experience Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace through any one of these tours below.

Best seller
Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

3974EUR

Eur

View map
Best seller
Cruise & Train

11 days / 10 nights

All Year

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock

2282EUR

Eur

View map
Best seller
Cruise & Train

13 days / 12 nights

All Year

Norway Complete

View map

13 days / 12 nights

Norway Complete

Close map view

We are here to help

Whether you have a single question or a special request, we're here for you.

here to help