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Peaceful, scenic, historic

We took the tour boat out to explore Munkholmen on a nice summer day, and didn't regret the time we... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
James W
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Somers, New York
Go If You Have the Time, but Just Know

It is just an island. It is an island with a long and interesting history, a decent view of the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Andrewsk8s
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Trondheim, 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We took the tour boat out to explore Munkholmen on a nice summer day, and didn't regret the time we spent out there. It's a pretty peaceful place (although the WW2 artifacts are a reminder of a much less peaceful period), and you get a...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

very nice tour and fun place to visit in Trondheim, it used to be a jail and then a German strategic spot, very interesting

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

It is just an island. It is an island with a long and interesting history, a decent view of the Trondheim skyline, and a relaxing place to be, if you have the time and the weather cooperates. So whether the investment of minimum 1 hour...More

Thank Andrewsk8s
Reviewed 24 July 2018

An old monastary located on an island outside of the city center. Accessible with a ferry from Ravnkloa for 95kr. The island itself is small, with a cafè, some old canons and the main building and walls from the monastary and fort. I recommend doing...More

Thank Kathinka F
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We took the short ferry ride to Monk's Island in Trondheim. It was not the best of days (cold and rainy) but the trip was enjoyable. We first walked around the island (it doesn't take long since it's rather small) and then took the guided...More

Thank Carolyn_and_John_B
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Nice little island with a small museum and a nice little coffee on it. I really enjoyed the little handcrafts selling shop on it which sells from artists smaller gifts like jewelery and figurines and some fabrics and clothings. Rather small, but very nice what...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We took the first ferry of the morning (10am) for 95 NOK (11 dollars) to ride from Trondheim to the island took about 15 minutes. Very spacious and pleasant boat ride, nice views of the fjord and the Trondheim skyline! We arrived at the island...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 6 June 2018

A small island just next to Trondheim with a very interesting history, nice views and small beaches perfect for paddling in.

Thank Cara K
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Sadly I didn’t get time to walk round the little island has if run out of time , has I was traveling with Hurtigruten. The island has a very long history dating back to the vikings . Their was a monestry built on the island...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We did not stop here we past by on a Hurtigruten cruise but it did look interesting especially the history behind the Island. Munkholmen Island was Trondheim’s execution site in the Viking era. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island in the early 11th...More

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