Central Norway's two counties, Nord-Trøndelag (North-Trøndelag) and Sør-Trøndelag (South-Trøndelag), are the two most important agricultural counties in the country. Trondheim is the heart of the area and Norway's third largest city. It is a green city with wide streets and modern buildings standing side-by-side with picturesque wooden houses and narrow lanes.
Beyond the wide, open spaces of these counties towards the Swedish border in the east and the Dovre plateau to the south, stretch expansive mountain plains and majestic mountains. The northern part of the coast is strewn with both large and small islands and the sea is quite rough here. Further south are the islands Frøya and Hitra, which are now connected to the mainland by tunnels. From here, the Trondheimsfjord reaches 130 kilometres inland to Steinkjer, the administrative centre of Nord-Trøndelag. There are several good salmon and sea trout rivers in this country including the famous Namsen. (Source: www.visitnorway.com)