Get to know Levanger

With charming wooden facades and proximity to mountain and sea, Norway's regional flower capital provides an idyllic location for working and learning. And it is just an hour by train to the closest international airport.

Nord University Levanger

Nord University Levanger has 2000 students and is located at Røstad, within walking distance of Levanger city centre and the local train station.

The study location offers a close-knit learning environment and lively student community. The state of the art teaching and research facilities include a sports centre completed in 2011, with full-length pool a​nd 11m climbing wall. 

Getting to Levanger

Fly to Trondheim Værnes airport, then take the regional train to Røstad (stop after Levanger). Train timetables are available on the national railway's website, NSB.

Culture and tourism

Levanger and its surrounds provide lots of opportunities for adventure and cultural experiences.  Norway's oldest candle factory, from 1896, is located at Åsen, south of Levanger. Munkeby Inn, located between the ruins of a medieval monastery and abbey, lies to the north. 

For those who enjoy active recreation, a bicycle trip around Ytterøy is highly recommended. The roads have little traffic and you are unlikely to tire of the view. This "pearl of the Trondheim fjord" features a deer leather workshop, open air museum and a history as rich as its nature.
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History and architecture

Levanger is an old trading post, where trading activity can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The city of Levanger was established because of its advantageous location on the Trondheim fjord and as a stopover en route to Sweden. The city was officially founded in 1836.

The streets of Levanger are characterised by colourful, well-preserved wooden buildings from the late 1800s and early 20th century. Inspired by Swiss, New Gothic and Jugend styles, the wooden house town has an eclectic feel.
Levanger's architectural curiosities come not only from more recent centuries. The Alstadhaug Church in Skogn hales form the 10th century  and features a giant burial mound and chalk paintings from circa 1200. The church is dedicated to Saint Peter. What is believed to be part of the saint's finger was discovered in the old stone alter.

Facts about Levanger

Population: 19,200
Closest airport: Trondheim Værnes
Time to closest airport: 1 hour by train

Facts about Nord 

11,000 students
1,300 employees
4 doctoral programmes

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