The fairytale town Bakklandet was built in the early 17th century and was the first suburb of Trondheim. Although Bakklandet burned down in 1718 during the defense of Trondheim, it was rebuilt soon after and today is one of the most beautiful places to visit if you are staying in Trondheim. The renovation of the place referred to the construction of small houses where sailors, fishermen and workers lived.

The history of these small houses lives on today, providing a special atmosphere in the charming Bakklandet. Today, this place is very visited by tourists, but it is also a favorite among the residents and students of Trondheim. We recommend that you reach the place via the Happiness Portal, i.e. via the Old Town Bridge.

The idyllic Bakklandet with colorful wooden houses, cobblestones, parks, recreation areas, shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes will fascinate you for a lifetime. The houses in this part are part of the world cultural heritage program and represent a very important part of the cultural identity of Trondheim. Everything is somehow harmonious here and you will feel it while eating sushi, tapas or bistro food and drinking beer that arrives from all over the world.

If you can imagine all the colors of autumn in one place, then you will be able to imagine the colors of every house in Bakklandet. The palette of autumn colors spills over from one house to another.

  • In Bakklandet, more precisely in Brubakken, there is the first bicycle cable car in the world, called Trumpe.
  • On Bakklandet’s cobbled streets there are galleries, designer shops, cafes and restaurants with old wooden shop windows.
Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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