Traveling the 391 miles (629 km) from the southwestern fjord city of Bergen to Norway's largest city in the north, Trondheim is most efficiently done by flying, however, for those with enough time, an epic road trip will have you exploring a solid section of the western region of the country. Taking the Hurtigruten cruise between cities is an option as well, providing an amazing perspective to view Norway's beauty from the water.
Once in Trondheim, see the old wooden houses in Bakklandet, Trondheim's old quarter, visit Nidaros Cathedral, the world's northernmost cathedral and make sure to eat all of the fresh local food as the culinary scene is lively.
This 14-day Bergen to Trondheim Outdoor Adventure itinerary is a fantastic resource for those with enough time to do everything highlighted, or to select some of the spots and activities to create your own itinerary.
Duration: 1-2 hours
A non-stop flight from BGO to TRD will have you landing in Trondheim in about an hour. Travelers can take the train or bus (about 35-40 minutes) from the airport into the city center.
Duration: 12-14 hours
Although driving directly from Bergen to Trondheim would take approximately nine and a half hours, it's wise to allow for extra time to stop and explore, as well as rest, along the way. After exploring the Nordic city of Bergen, you'll embark on E39 to connect to E16 towards Flåm, where the infamous scenic railway begins. This quaint village makes a great stop to experience the steep and stunning Flåm railway.
Continuing north, you'll pass by Jotunheimen National Park, a hiking destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Once at the town of Selsbekken, take E6 north. From there, it's approximately three and a half hours to Trondheim on E6. Another notable stop to adventure along the way includes Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park, known for their Musk Ox safaris and beautiful landscape for hiking. From there, you're about two and a half hours from Trondheim.
Duration: 2 days
After spending some time exploring Bergen's cobblestone streets and hiking Hike Mt. Sandviken, you'll head to the port to hop on the well-known Hurtigruten Cruise to Trondheim. A few of the stops include Ålesund, known for its Art Nouveau architecture, the striking Hjørundfjord, surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps, and Kristiansund, on the edge of the western fjords and comprised of a smattering of small islands.