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Munkholmen

Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
+47 72 88 88 88
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An obligatory part of a perfect summer's day in Trondheim

This year it's been ten years since I lived in Trondheim, and even though I spent four years there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
InaMP
,
Sarpsborg, Norway
via mobile
A very nice experience.

Take the boat from Ravnkloa at the end of Munkegata. A nice trip through the chanels, in just a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geomaranos
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Storslet, Troms, Norway
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Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the first two monastries in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who spent 18 years as a prisoner there. Today The Monks' Island is a popular recreational area, with a nice beach and a restaurant.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (8 reviews)
“small island” (8 reviews)
“guided tour” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This year it's been ten years since I lived in Trondheim, and even though I spent four years there I never went out to Munkholmen, not sure why. This summer I went back to my old home town and made sure I set aside a...More

Thank InaMP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the boat from Ravnkloa at the end of Munkegata. A nice trip through the chanels, in just a nautic mile from the port will bring you to the famous Munholmen. The place has nice views to the city and theTrondheim fiord. At the good...More

Thank geomaranos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the boat trip (and money) out to Munkholmen and the medieval citadell with the guidede tour. When we were there they also had a craft shop as well, very nice things to buy. But the café was a big dissapointment.

Thank swethom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old Prison, monastery, and during World War II took over the island for their air defense, lots of history, take the tour once on the island! You can picnic, the locals go there to sun bathe and swim and picnic. A short ferry ride over...More

Thank LSor3
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Old monastery, Second World War air defense place, old castle area. Nice little island for a picnic in sea scenery. I took a sightseeing tour from the docks with 200kr which ended up to the island. It was windy and rainy day so 15minutes around...More

Thank Liskotus
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place. Especially in nice weather, it is great at Munkholmen. A short boat trip from the center of Trondheim. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the day. Nice with a bath in Trondheimsfjorden. The building is worth a tour where one can hear about...More

Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We took the 5.00pm boat and asked specifically if we could see everything on the island without having to pay extra as we have learnt this is a common theme in Norway. We were assured we could walk round everything. However ....once there you can...More

Thank Brookers1
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We only had a few hours but managed to squeeze in this little trip (ferry every hour), which was lovely. Good weather, great views from the boat and the island, nice local food. Enjoyed it!

Thank Peabrain2013
Reviewed 11 June 2017

So, this was a complete waste of time. Had read the reviews, and knew we had missed the only guided tour today, but thought we'd go and explore a little anyways. That was a mistake. A short and rocky 15 min boat ride to the...More

Thank webster09
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Its beautiful and definitely one thing you must to do in Trondheim. You can't go there the whole year so you must to check in their web site when you can go. I tried to go in march and was not possible. Theres a nice...More

Thank GiovannaPuente
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