Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral and Norway’s national sanctuary. The Cathedral is the grave church of St. Olav, the patron Saint of Norway. In addition to it now being one of Europe’s major historical pilgrim destinations, coronations and royal blessings take place in the church.

• The sculptures
The West Front of Nidaros Cathedral is decorated with 76 large sculptures. The most famous sculpture is St. Michael, which can be seen at the very top of the West Front’s north tower.

• The stained-glass windows
The Cathedral has 470 m2 of stained-glass windows. The rose window on the West Front is considered the most beautiful window.

• The St. Olav well
Built into the south side of the ambulatory is a small well. A bucket could be lowered to draw up water drawn from the spring that originated from St. Olav's original burial place. The water was believed to have healing power. Now the well serves as a wishing well.

How to book a tour
You can book a guided tour at any time of the year. We can offer day and evening tours in several languages – Norwegian, English, German and French. For smaller groups it is possible to book special theme tours. These excursions provide the unique opportunity of visiting the upper- and lower-floors of the cathedral, which are usually closed for the public.
To book a guided tour please contact us on email: or call us at 73 89 08 00. Please note that your reservation is confirmed when you receive a replay from us.

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