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“Interesting little island .”
Review of Munkholmen

Munkholmen
Ranked #11 of 80 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, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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 which eventually got turned into a prison . The place has a very varied history and know is used by people to escape the city. You can access the island via boats or small ferry. Their is a picnic are . I believe the locals also swim and sunbath hear in summer . I’d love to he visit in warmer weather .

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"small island"
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"boat trip"
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"guided tour"
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"nice trip"
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"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 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 century, probably one of the earliest monasteries in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, and later 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, which is open in the summer months from May to September.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Historic Island that has stories from the Vikings all the way up to modern day.

It's a short ferry ride from the mainland, has a lovely beach and lawn area to relax.

Lovely little cafe with reasonable prices.

A great way to spend an hour or an afternoon away from the city.

Thank Lauren D
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Good restaurant, seafood, soups with shells and salmon, fresh daily food, historic island, earlier monastery, fortress, the Germans had it under the last war, now its a nice place for couples and families, for sunbathing or other...

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Take the short ferry ride of about ten minutes from Ravnkloa to Munkholmen island, to enjoy the sun and the beaches out there. Make sure you pack your swimsuit and a relaxing book.

The island has an interesting history as well, so if offered, pay an extra 50 NOK for the guided tour of the main tower. You won't regret it.

There is a small souvenir shop with local made memorabilia, jewelry and other fun stuff from local artists out there, as well as a small cafe selling some snacks and beverages.

The roundtrip with the ferry costs about 80-90 NOK for adults, about half of that for children over a certain age.

Thank InaMP
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