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This proud monument is a remarkable sight in Trondheim. Throughout history the viking kings settled... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Torger B
Copenhagen, Denmark
Can't miss this in the center of the city

It is easy to just walk past a monument like this - but take a closer look, that is the head of the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Jennifer A
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

A simple statue of an important historic figure, it's just a shame it stands in the middle of a construction site right now.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 24 August 2018

King Olav Tryggvason (968-1000) founded Trondheim and was the instigator of Latin Christianity in Scandinavia...starting turbulent times. Read Njal's Saga.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I think the whole square around the monument will be a lot nicer once the construction is finished, but right now, the place is a mess. You can still see the monument though, standing up above it all...

Thank James W
Reviewed 7 July 2018

In the middle of the main squRe it is an average monument but probably of more importance to the locals. As of July 2018 the square is undergoing major works and difficult to get close.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This proud monument is a remarkable sight in Trondheim. Throughout history the viking kings settled in town, and Olav Tryggvason is one of the most famous.

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It is a statue in the main square. The palace is close by. There is also a small mall conveniently located, as well as many restaurants nearby. There was a lot of construction at the time I visited. It could be a handy meeting place.

Thank NIB80
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is easy to just walk past a monument like this - but take a closer look, that is the head of the old chief. This monument is to the first King Olav who established the trading colony here and took control from the pagan/tribal...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The statue by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen honors King Olav Tryggvason who was the city's founder. The statue is 18-metre tall is mounted on top of an obelisk. It was unveiled in 1921. It was interesting to see local firefighters, not 100% if they were, taking...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed when we came to the square as most of its historic buildings have disappeared, only to be replaced by 70's grey buildings containing McDonalds and Burger Kings. The Olav Tryggvason Monument is impressive but that's the only impressive thing about...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The square is very impressive,and the obelisk at its centre is at the fulcrum of the axes that are the roads leading from the Square. "All roads lead to Olav".

Thank 2aussies177
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