In my last post about packing for a trip, I didn’t mention where I will go. So here you go, Trondheim, Nidaros, Kaupangen, City of Kings. Located in the North-East of Norway, in Sør-Trøndelag county.
It’s… small. Really small, about 30,000 folks live here. But some people say that small is beautiful, and they’re absolutely right. In Norway you probably can’t find an ugly city, it’s just impossible. It’s like – å lete etter en nål i en høystakk – looking for a needle in a haystack.
Exploring a new city usually starts when you arrive. But when it happens after 5 pm, it can be really hard. So you began to just wander around new places, looking like a child who got their candy. Every building and every person mesmerizes you, and you try to capture everything in one breath. Then the night suddenly comes and you set your alarm at 7 am, so you can see everything tomorrow. It’s the only time when the hour on the alarm doesn’t upset you but excites you.
So this the final day of my visit to Bergen. Because I love mountain hiking and had nothing fun to do in the city, I thought why not go ‘carpe diem’ and hike to Mount Ulriken. My friend, Frode, told me that it’s a really simple and fun trail. I woke up around 8 am., ate some porridge (Norwegians make the best porridge, trust me) and went out for my adventure. The weather was really nice and promising, so no worries were in my head at that moment.
After all these misty mist I was so hopeless about the weather that I was kinda shocked when the sun came to the city. It was really hot and summerish, so I decided to go to the floibanen again. Because I had got tickets to Mostraumen at 1 am., I had some time free till this hour. I have never made a better decision. The sky was so clear that day, so I basically saw the whole Bergen from the top of the Fløyen.
So…all people make mistakes. So do I.
I woke up after not-so-good sleep (I never sleep well in unfamiliar places) and ate some cheap yogurt. I thought it was a really nice morning and the moment I went outside, I didn’t change my mind. There were some clouds around the peaks of mountains, but that’s all.
The moment I have heard of this magical city, I wanted so badly to go there, that I came home and booked myself tickets. Yes, that sounds crazy, but for me, if I didn’t do something spontaneous, I probably wouldn’t go anywhere. And, to be honest, tickets to Bergen with WizzAir are really cheap, and I didn’t need to think more about it. The second thing I did was to find someone on Couchsurfing to take me for those 3 nights.