Norwegian is set to launch twice-weekly flights between Manchester and Trondheim from August 15.

One-way fares start from £66.90 and are currently on sale.

Trondheim is located in the Trondelag region in central Norway, which has been named Europe’s Region of Gastronomy in 2022. The airline highlights the city’s three Michelin-starred restaurants, and activities including a two-hour kayak trip along the Nidelva river for views of the city and its architecture.

Norwegian will also increase services between London Gatwick and Trondheim to five-times-weekly this summer, with one-way fares starting from £58.30.

Magnus Thome Maursund, executive vice president network, pricing and planning of Norwegian, commented:

“We are very pleased to announce this additional route between Manchester and Trondheim. UK visitors from Manchester will now have easy direct access to this beautiful Nordic region and we look forward to welcoming customers on board from 15th August.”

Petra Sestak, general manager of Explore Trondelag, added:

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Manchester, especially in such an important year for the region. Often called Norway’s food capital and Home of Nordic Flavours, the vibrant city of Trondheim is rightly emerging as one of the most interesting culinary destinations in Northern Europe. However, those visiting the region will discover it has so much more to offer, whether that be cultural tours, activities such as hiking, cycling and skiing or opportunities to simply relax and enjoy Norway’s great outdoors.”

The carrier was badly impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions during 2020, and was forced to officially abandon its long-haul network last year, subsequently refocusing on a short-haul network to and from core Nordic markets.