Kayaking on the River Nid

See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways and get some exercise while learning more about this exciting city.

  • Kayak the Nid River as it meanders around Trondheim’s Old Town
  • See some of Trondheim’s main attractions from the water
  • Wave back at the locals and other visitors to the city you’ll be paddling past
  • Enjoy this active tour of Trondheim together with experienced guides
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    159 €

  • Notices

    Age limit: 6 years old together with parent

One of the most unique ways to see the sights of Trondheim is by exploring its waterways. That’s exactly what’s on offer as part of this urban kayak tour along the river Nid which weaves its way around Trondheim’s charming Old Town. This gentle activity is great fun for families, and suitable even for those who’ve never kayaked before.  

We’ll begin by the harbour, and glide past the colourful wooden buildings of the wharves before paddling into the city’s smaller channels. Here, you’ll get a chance to see some of the most famous landmarks, like Nidaros Cathedral, Kristiansten Fortress on a nearby hilltop, and the popular Marinen Park.  

The river Nid is also known to be a great fishing spot. You’ll have no trouble finding trout throughout the river, and you might even come across salmon in the lower reaches. Every year, salmon is caught here weighing more than 20kgs! 

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  • Disembarking port: Trondheim 
  • Embarking port: Trondheim 
  • Available period: All year
    • Not available 24 December
  • Transportation: Taxi
  • Meals on the trip: Chocolate and a drink
  • Clothes/footwear: Dry suit is available in the period November 1 - April 1. On cold days, warm clothes are recommended.
  • Age limit: 6 years old together with parent