Rotvoll - Nidaros Cathedral

Take a walk along the pilgrim path from the eastside of Trondheim. This last stretch into the city is the same for both the Rombo Path and the St. Olav's Path, which merges at Bakken, south of Hommelvik. Experience the beautiful path Ladestien - enjoy a cup of coffee at Ringve - follow the hectic Lade allè - see the old wooden houses in the neighborhood of Møllenberg and end your walk by crossing the bridge Gamble bybro to Nidaros Cathedral.

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Take bus no. 6 from Munkegata in downtown Trondheim to Rotvoll (see AtB's travel planner). Follow the pilgrim mark which passes Rotvollfjæra. The path crosses the headland at Rotvoll and follows Leangenbukta where Statoil's research center and the venerable Leangen Farm is situated in the hill left of the path.

Continue along Lade path by the sea to Fagerheimbukta where the pilgrim path enters Smedstuveien. After a short walk here and up Olav Engelbrektssons allè, the pilgrim path makes a left turn towards the botanical garden at Ringve. Relax for a while at the venerable farm estate which today is a history of music museum, but once was owned by the father of the great Norwegian Petter W. Tordenskjold. 

Continue along Lade allè to Lade Farm and Lade Church. The church was probably built during the 13th century and is one of the most beautiful churches in the area. After the busy Jarleveien is intersected by the inlet of Ladeveien, the pilgrim path continues towards Lademoen Church along Ladeveien, Mellomveien, Grundtvigs gate and Arne Bugges gate. The trafficked Innherredsveien is crossed when you reach the church, and you follow Stadsingienør Dahls gate to where it intersects with Weidemannsvei. Follow this street to Småbergan below Kristiansten Fortress. The fortress was a central feature in the plans of Johan Caspar von Cicignon, the nobleman from Luxembourg which was responcible for re-designing the city after most of it where burned to the ground in 1681.

Follow Kristianstensbakken and continue down the steep Brubakken. Cross Nidelva river over the bridge Gamle bybro and you have soon reached your goal Nidaros Cathedral.

The walk fits everyone and the terrain is light on tarmac and gravelled paths. Approximately 2 hours should be estimated. 

Distance and altitude
Rotvoll to Ringve – approx. 3,5 km.
Ringve to Nidaros Cathedral – approx. 4,5 km.
Approx. 270 meter difference in altitude.

8 km 2 hours