When you sail the Trondheimsfjord, you sail along the route of the Vikings as they returned to their capital, Trondheim.
While not one of Norway's most famous fjords, the Trondheimsfjord nevertheless played an important role in the country's history. Because it's ice-free year round, the Trondheimsfjord is home to a vast array of marine life and deepwater corals, and some of Norway’s most salmon-rich rivers empty into the fjord. East of the city of Trondheim the coastline becomes more rugged, yet quiet beaches are common, most notably at Korsvika on the Lade Peninsula.
Air traffic is a common sight around the fjord, with both the Ørland Airport and Trondheim's main Værnes Airport close to the water. (One runway at Værnes, in fact, extends out into the fjord, causing quite the unnerving experience for passengers landing there the first time.)
Near the end of the fjord, the island of Ytterøya is known for its produce, pretty summer cottages and for Stone Age burial mounds.