Hurtigruten: Day 3

Friday, 23 January 2015

After another calm night we arrived at Trondheim at 6am this morning.  The ship was due to stay until noon so we had time to have breakfast before heading off for a walk around town. The temperature has dropped to minus 10 which takes its toll on your cheeks and nose (and ears and also patience if you have to hear Zali complain about it).  Despite the grumbling we managed a walk into town and around some of the major sights.


The first stop was the official royal residence in Trondheim - also Scandinavia's largest wooden palace apparently - it was really pretty...


Then we went around to the cathedral which took 250 years to build for the long dead viking King Olav Tryggvason - the founder of Trondheim in 997. The cathedral was pretty impressive actually, lots of cool stone work..


The guy in the middle photo is holding his head in his hands which is pretty funny. There were lots of little oddities like that in the stonework.


Then we walked over the old bridge and next to a canal and back towards the boat.. Zali dragging her feet most of the way..




It was generally pretty but I have to say that Trondheim doesn't immediately endear itself to you (although that probably isn't helped by the 1k walk through industrial landscapes from the boat to the town centre) -  but I know that this is the pick of places to come if you are a Norwegian university student and it has a very big successful orienteering club.  There's plenty of forest all around the town and I'm guessing the cross country ski-ing is good most of the winter.  

Today was the first day where the cold really 'bit'.  We'll need to get Zali (and me as I have leant mine to Jett) a face-scarf thing like Jett is wearing in the photos.  Jett says the other advantage of his is that he doesn't have to smile for photos.


Random Photos Friday, 13 February 2015
Goodbye Drammen & Norway Friday, 13 February 2015
Putin the Norwegian Forest Cat Thursday, 12 February 2015
Goodbye Geilo Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ice Fishing - what's not to love.. Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Remains of the day Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Mountain Views Monday, 9 February 2015
uvær Monday, 9 February 2015
Melting.. Monday, 9 February 2015
Lessons Saturday, 7 February 2015
Ice Music Festival Day 2 Saturday, 7 February 2015
Wait for Meeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Saturday, 7 February 2015
Drammen to Geilo Friday, 6 February 2015
I can't believe it's come to this.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
We've come a long way.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
Mesnaelva Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Postcard Perfect Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Free days Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Point to Point Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - Update 2 Monday, 2 February 2015
Ski-Every-Day team Monday, 2 February 2015
Kjelke Kjøring and Butt Racers Monday, 2 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - update Sunday, 1 February 2015
Getting through the list.. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Forest Cats and Snow Dogs Sunday, 1 February 2015
Yes. We should all move to Lillehammer. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Lillehammer Day 2 Saturday, 31 January 2015
Hmmph Friday, 30 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 7 & goodbye Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hearts and minds Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Shiplife Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 6 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 5 Monday, 26 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 2 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 1 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 3 Friday, 23 January 2015
in our hearts and minds Friday, 23 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 1 & 2 Friday, 23 January 2015
Goodbye Bergen, hello Hurtigruten Thursday, 22 January 2015
Going Undercover.. Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Beautiful Bergen Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Norwegian Breakfasts Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Over the hills and far away Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Quick Update Monday, 19 January 2015
Ice Hockey! Monday, 19 January 2015
Ski trip #2 Monday, 19 January 2015
Handsome Norwegian Boys Monday, 19 January 2015
This is why.. Sunday, 18 January 2015
Ski Audit Saturday, 17 January 2015
Tourist Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Snow Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Thank you Oslo. Saturday, 17 January 2015
Plugged Wednesday, 14 January 2015