Trondheim is one of Norway’s biggest cities, and it’s very popular with students and younger people who are coming to the city to begin university or to find a job.
Like with most Norwegian cities, the rental prices are on the rise, and it’s beginning to become quite expensive to rent an apartment in Trondheim. Let’s take a close look at the average rental prices in Trondheim in 2023!
The average monthly rental price for a 1 bedroom apartment in Trondheim is 9,035 NOK ($900). A 2 bedroom apartment is on average 11,878 NOK ($1,190), and a 3 bedroom apartment is on average 14,266 NOK ($1,430).
This is just the average, and there are many factors that determine the actual price. So keep reading to learn more about the rental prices in Trondheim, how to find a cheap place to rent in the city, and a look at how to find an apartment to rent.
Table of rental prices in Trondheim in 2023
|Type of housing
|Price in NOK
|Price in $USD (approx.)
|1 bedroom, shared housing
It’s clearly getting progressively more expensive if you want additional bedrooms, and the by far cheapest option is to share an apartment with other people, and rent a single room.
This cheap option is often fine for students, but it does not offer the same level of privacy as the other options.
But that said, the rental prices in Trondheim are high. They are almost as high as the rental prices in Oslo, and even higher than Bergen’s rental prices. This means that Trondheim has the second highest average rental prices in the country!
Remember that this is the average number
All the numbers on the table are the average price based on all the apartments offered for rent at hybel.no. It includes the entire Trondheim city area, so there will be both cheaper and more expensive options.
On average, half of all the rental homes are cheaper than the price in the table, while the other half is more expensive.
Finding affordable rental housing in Trondheim
There are many factors that determine the price of a rental apartment, and there are different things you can do if you want to find affordable rental housing in Trondheim.
Area affects the rental prices
The first thing you might want to do is to look for a place to rent a bit outside of the main city center. The further you get from the city center, the cheaper the rental prices tend to be.
If you’re in Trondheim as a student, it might be worth to spend 20 minutes on the bus if you’re saving 5,000 NOK a month on rent.
Generally speaking, the areas west of Trondheim is the cheapest, followed by the areas south of the city. The main city center and the parts east of Trondheim are the most expensive, at roughly 30 % higher rental prices than the cheaper options.
There is a big exception though; if you want to rent a room in a shared apartment, the price is pretty stable at around 5,500 NOK per month no matter where you live. So in this case you might as well choose one close to the city center.
Old and cheap, or modern and more expensive?
Another factor that affects the price is obviously the standard of the apartment you’re looking at renting. Older and worn apartments are often much cheaper than brand new apartments.
If you’re comfortable in a more worn apartment, then you can potentially save a lot of money. There are plenty of older apartments in Trondheim, so you will have lots of options for older apartments to rent.
Size makes a big impact on price
A final factor that will have a huge saying in the price is the size of the apartment. Bigger apartments are more expensive, as to be expected.
Some people really want spacious living with lots of room to store their stuff, but you’re going to have to pay for it in these cases.
And I’m not talking about the number of bedrooms here, but rather the overall size of the apartment itself.
Student housing in Trondheim
Anyone moving to Trondheim to study at NTNU are free to apply for student housing. This is only available to active students, and is generally much cheaper than renting an apartment in Trondheim from privately.
The big problem is that there are more students who want to rent student apartments than there are available apartments, so not everyone will be able to rent one – even if you are a foreign student.
I urge you to apply for student housing in Trondheim if you get accepted into NTNU, and cross your fingers that you are able to rent a student apartment.
You can apply for and see more details about student housing at Studentsamskipnaden i Gjøvik, Ålesund og Trondheim (SIT)’s website.
How to find apartments for rent in Trondheim
If you’re looking for a place to rent in Trondheim, there are two websites worth checking out:
Both of these have lots of different apartments to rent, allowing you to get a decent idea of what the rental market is like in the city. We’ve already written a comprehensive guide to renting apartments in Norway, so read up on that if you want to learn more about the process.
The two websites above will cover over 95 % of all apartments for rent in Trondheim, so you don’t really need to spend any time looking at other places to find apartments in my opinion.
Nicklas is the owner and editor of The Norway Guide, and is responsible for most of the content on the website.
He lives in Skien, Norway with his wife and two children. Nicklas is specialized in Norwegian ecology (including Norway’s geology, wildlife and flora) from his degree in Ecology And Nature Management at University of South-Eastern Norway, but has a particular interest in tourism and content creation.
His biggest hobbies are fishkeeping, going on hikes with his dog, and rooting for the local football team.