Useful Services and Apps

EASY: Get to know Trondheim on your cell phone © Miriam Haug
EASY: Get to know Trondheim on your cell phone Miriam Haug

We're big fans of everything that makes life a bit easier. Especially when they’re downloadable. So let’s jump straight into our top 7 picks every new citizen should consider!


The greater Trondheim region has a great public transportation system. For most people, commuting by bus is a simple, accessible and cheap way to get from A to B. And yep, you guessed it, that’s exactly where the mobility company AtB got its name. With their app, buying tickets is a breeze – so get to it!


The Entur app takes all the hassle out of buying train and long distance bus tickets. Whether you’re commuting by train, or planning your next great adventure, make sure to have this app under your belt.


If you didn’t already know: Norwegians are obsessed with weather. If you ever find yourself stuck in a situation where you have to engage in small-talk, just talk about the weather. We’ll like you more for it. So the free forecast app Yr – from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute – serves a dual purpose: It’s a conversation starter, and it tells you whether you need an umbrella.


Right, so this isn’t one app specifically, but all self-respecting banks certainly have one. So as soon as you’ve opened a bank account, we urge you to download their banking app – it just makes everything easier.


Vipps is an app designed to easily and swiftly send/receive money to and from your acquaintances. All you need is their phone number! Bill splitting and money borrowing have never been easier.


If you haven’t already, we advise you to download the app Digipost. This, as the apt name suggests, allows you to receive important information directly from the government – straight to your digital mailbox. No paper needed. You do, however, need to have BankID, the national bank identifying system. Read more about opening a bank account here.


Bysykkel is the Norwegian word for city bike. Quite self explanatory, no? You pay a yearly fee, and through the app you'll have access to bikes located around the city. An easy, sustainable and fun way to get around in Trondheim.

And that’s it! Or, well, there are many, many more – but with these apps at your fingertips, life in the greater Trondheim region should be a tad easier.