Trondheimsfjord's Top Five
Collected by David Nikel , AFAR Local Expert
munkholmen, 7010 Trondheim, Norway
The small one-hectare (three-acre) island just off of Trondheim has an incredibly bleak history. Munkholmen (Monk’s Islet) began life as an execution site in the age of the Vikings, before becoming home to Benedictine monks as Norway's first...
Ansnes Brygger, 7241 Ansnes, Norway
The largest Norwegian island south of the Arctic Circle marks the entrance to the Trondheimsfjord. Hitra is famous for its population of red deer, which are even featured on the island’s coat of arms. Underwater tunnels link Hitra and neighboring...
Klosterveien 195, 7100 Rissa, Norway
The ruins of a 13th-century Roman Catholic convent are visible high on a hill that overlooks the fjord and the otherwise flat landscape of this part of the Fosen Peninsula. There's not much information about the Rein Abbey as few written records...