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This tour gives you a nice panoramic overview of the town and visits the notable Trondenes church.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you will start with a scenic drive through the center of the town as you head towards the Trondenes peninsula. Here, you will stop for a visit at the Trondenes church, erected in 1250 in late Roman style. The oldest piece in the church is the baptismal font and it is here where the first Christians of Northern Norway were baptized. The three beautiful triptychs were made in Northern Germany in medieval times and the organ is in late baroque/rococo style. Around the church building runs a wall that dates back to medieval times and you can even see the remains of two watchtowers that overlook the sea.
After your visit at the Church, you will re-board your coach and travel through the suburbs to see how people live far beyond the Arctic Circle. Several oil companies have settled here in recent years and once back in town, a drive along the harbor where several shipyards are situated, gives a good look at the hustle and bustle connected to the oil industry.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking/standing and some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Flat, comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. The transportation is not air-conditioned.
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