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Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
+47 72 88 88 88
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Munkholmen Island

Good restaurant, seafood, soups with shells and salmon, fresh daily food, historic island, earlier... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
A perfect little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city!

Take the short ferry ride of about ten minutes from Ravnkloa to Munkholmen island, to enjoy the sun... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Sarpsborg, Norway
via mobile
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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 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.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (8 reviews)
“small island” (8 reviews)
“nice trip” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
+47 72 88 88 88
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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...

Thank rselvaag
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank InaMP
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...More

Thank InaMP
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank geomaranos
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank LSor3
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...More

Thank Liskotus
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place. Especially in nice weather, it is great at Munkholmen. A short boat trip from the center of Trondheim. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the day. Nice with a bath in Trondheimsfjorden. The building is worth a tour where one can hear about...More

Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We took the 5.00pm boat and asked specifically if we could see everything on the island without having to pay extra as we have learnt this is a common theme in Norway. We were assured we could walk round everything. However ....once there you can...More

Thank Brookers1
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We only had a few hours but managed to squeeze in this little trip (ferry every hour), which was lovely. Good weather, great views from the boat and the island, nice local food. Enjoyed it!

Thank Peabrain2013
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