Exciting experiences await you just an hour’s drive from Trondheim: The Golden Route, Stiklestad and the wooden house town of Levanger. Allow time to stay overnight in a traditional Trøndelag farmhouse on the island of Inderøy and you will have an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Start your trip in Trondheim by taking the ferry from Flakk-Rørvik before driving in the direction of Leksvik and Mosvik in Inderøy. The Skarnsund Bridge takes you over the Trondheimsfjord and straight onto the Golden Route. Drive via general store on Berg Gård (farm) and stop for an ice cream and exciting cheeses at Gangstad Gårdsysteri (farm cheese factory) before you sit down with a anise pastry and a cup of coffee at Gulburet.
Continue to Straumen, a cosy little village with old wooden houses close together. Experience Muustrø Park and Nils Aas Kunstverksted (art studio).
Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee served from the large kettle at Husfrua and start the day with an authentic farmer’s breakfast, before heading towards Verdal. Choose between shopping in downtown Verdal’s many specialty shops or experience the history of Norway at Stiklestad. Stiklestad has a central role in Norway’s history as the place where King Olav the holy was killed in the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030 as part of the Christianization of Norway. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant Skalden at Stiklestad before continuing on to the wooden house town of Levanger.
In Levanger we recommend a stop at Galleri Fenka, the old prison in Levanger. Today Fenka is a private gallery over three floors with more than 400 m² of exhibition space. In the basement you will find the old dungeons, ground floor houses the foyer, glass gallery and prison cells with ceramics, paintings and various crafts. The old council chamber is situated upstairs. It hosts the main exhibitions. The former exercise yard for inmates are now exotic outdoor café and meeting place.
If you are captivated by history, we recommend a visit to Munkeby monastery ruins outside Levanger. Munkeby was a Cistercian monastery, in all likelihood founded by English monks in the late 12th century. New monks have now arrived, who practice their traditions at the new monastery nearby.
Continue driving southwards on the E6 and make a stop at the Falstad Centre, Norwegian Memorial and Human Rights Centre, which features a permanent museum exhibition and temporary exhibitions.
In the valley of Vuddudalen, after Åsen, you will see Kortmans candle factory on your right. Kortmans, which dates from 1896, is Norway’s oldest candle factory and sells a wide variety of candles and accessories. Make an exciting stop just south of Åsen! You will also find the Central Norwegian Fire Museum here. The factory sales outlet is bursting with candles for every occasion. In addition, we have wide range of candle holders and accessories, gifts, napkins, handmade soap and old-fashioned candy mixtures.