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Munkholmen

Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
+47 72 88 88 88
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Interesting little island .

Sadly I didn’t get time to walk round the little island has if run out of time , has I was... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
gothicwax
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Execution Site

We did not stop here we past by on a Hurtigruten cruise but it did look interesting especially the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
792Carol_H
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Newtown, Australia
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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Munkegata 64A, Trondheim 7011, Norway
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+47 72 88 88 88
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"historic island"
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"nice trip"
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"every hour"
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"a short ferry ride"
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"sunny day"
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"main tower"
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"small cafe"
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"lots of history"
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"nice place"
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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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

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Reviewed 14 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
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Reviewed 10 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.

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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
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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

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