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“An obligatory part of a perfect summer's day in Trondheim ”
Review of Munkholmen

Munkholmen
Ranked #13 of 112 things to do in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 few hours to see the little island up close, and I'm SO glad I did!! I brought my swim suit and a book, took the ferry out (80 NOK round trip), and enjoyed the sun and the fjord. I also joined in on a guided tour of the tower (50 NOK), and it was totally worth the time spent. It took about 30 minutes, and you'll here about the history of the island and the buildings there. Very interesting! I'm definitely coming back whenever I'm in town.

Thank InaMP
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"small island"
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"boat trip"
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"guided tour"
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"nice trip"
in 6 reviews
"historic island"
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"anti aircraft"
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"every hour"
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"sunny day"
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"short ferry"
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"amazing acoustics"
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"craft shop"
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"nice weather"
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"nice beach"
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"main tower"
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"interesting history"
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"nice place"
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 guieded tour into the main tower you will heare about the rich history of the island and of Norway. Take the very short trip around the walls and take a bite at the very good restaurant. The day was rainy and we ate a tasty fish soupe and fantastic sea food salad. You can t have a complete idea of Trondheim without visiting Munkholmen.

Thank geomaranos
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

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 and back.

Thank LSor3
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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 island was enough. Return with route boat is included so you can stay as long as you will. Boats back to the island go every hour until 18 o'clock in high season. On a sunny day would definitely been longer there.

Thank Liskotus
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