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Outer Trondheimsfjorden

Name

The fjord gets its name from Trondheim – but at first the fjord could have been Pround or Prond in the Old Norse language. That name would have been related to the verb proast, and that translates to “flourish” or “thrive” and Pror translates to “stoutish” or likeable” (and it was one of the old nicknames of Odin). 

If that is so, then the people that lived around the fjord took the name of the fjord. 

The Area 

The Trondheimsfjord is one of the most gorgeous fjords in all of Norway, and it is bathed in a warm, golden light throughout the summer, and it has a thriving, young, and vibrant city at its core. 

The Throndheimsfjord is the 3rd longest fjord in Norway. Its inlet is pretty narrow, and it is protected from the Atlantic by the Fosen peninsula, and it really begins to feel sort of like a succession of big, open lakes that are linked together by narrow passages. The primary feature of the fjord, though, is the warm light, which bathes the pleasant landscape in a warm, golden light during the summer months, revealing its proximity to the polar circle and making it feel different than the narrow, enclosed fjords that you see on the cruise circuit. 

Trondheim is the 3rd biggest city in Norway, and it has more than 160,000 inhabitants. It was once the capital of the country, and one will find it at the southern end of the 1st basin. 30,000 students make this city feel vibrant and young, but it also has a strong history, going all the way back to 1000 AD, and it is one of the oldest cities in Norway. 

Baddlandet is situated on a narrow strip of land on the northern end of the river. There are tiny but pricey homes that climb up the hills toward a fortress at the top, and there are little arts & crafts shops and cafes that line the streets below. 

The townhouses in the center are nice and orderly. The unique timber houses have a distinctive look, and they also integrate modern developments. Both the new developments and the older townhouses seem to draw in visitors that want to see the unique architecture of the area. 

Boat life is a big part of the area, and there are a number of islands that are great for picnic lovers and newlyweds too.

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