There are only couple of ‘very big’ cities in Norway and Trondheim with around 200 000 inhabitants is one of them. With beautiful colorful houses, lively atmosphere and endless amount of fine restaurants is definitely a good place to spend a weekend.
If you have been subscribed to me for long time, then you know it’s not my first time in this city. I was there three years ago with my friends, and this time I decided to show the city to my partner. Link to the posts from 3 years ago: Trondheim 1, Trondheim 2.
When it comes to Trondheim, there are couple of things that come first in my mind (let’s forget for a moment about those iconic, colorful buildings). Those countless students storming through streets in big groups; stylish and young people, little boho coffee shops like Café le Frère (who else would name their coffee shop “the brother” in french) and streets so similar to each other you end up going in circles.
It’s rather small city, but you don’t get the ‘small town’ vibe, at least not in the weekend. After 8 pm all the pubs are full, and it doesn’t seem to matter that whole world is currently trying to heal from pandemic.
However, sightseeing-wise there aren’t so many places to see. Kristansten Fortress, Nidaros Cathedral, Old Town Bridge, the sentrum and maybe Utsikten which is a great spot to see the whole city (especially in the night).
Being there second time I’m even more certain that Trondheim is a city just for a weekend (I mean turistic-wise, if someone lives here then it’s a different story). It’s also quite difficult to just say ‘for a weekend’, when it’s around 6 hours drive just from Innlandet region. I can’t imagine how long it must be from Oslo – although they probably just jump on plane to get there.
It’s a long drive, but it’s definitely worth it. The road isn’t boring at all, there are many beautiful places to stop and other things to see. The only thing that bothered me was that from Elverum all the way up to the Trondheim there was almost no lights by the road – which probably could be dangerous if someone wanted to drive in the night. You know, moose and stuff.
The weather was lovely, much better than what we had at home: constant rain and grey clouds (writing it during a rainy day, what a irony), although we had to use caps or scarfs due to the cold wind. Trondheim lies next to the Norwegian Sea, so you can feel the ‘sea breeze’.
Anyway, I think that’s all I wanted to say. This post is mainly for pictures, but it’s still a blog, so there have to be some written form as well, so excuse to all of you who come just for pictures. I hope they don’t repeat with those from 3 years ago.
There are many more pictures I have and which I would like to post, but yeah, there’s only limited space to use.
See you soon with a new post and I hope you all are having a lovely week so far!