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Land of the Midnight Sun

Trondheim is the 4th most populated city in Norway. It is located on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord  at the mouth of the river Nidelva. It is a city to walk and see the sights in the day - Nidelva river, Nidaros cathedral, NTNU campus, and many things to do well into the night while it is still light. This time of year in parts of Norway the sun never sets and it earns its name as 'Land of Midnight Sun'. Trondheim has a healthy nightlife and offers something for everyone - crazy clubs, quiet piano bars, and lounges. Beware - time can escape without the darkness. In daylife the area near Nidaros Cathedral is a most pleasant area for enjoyment - sitting, sunbathing, walking, sport, etc... Trondheim can be explored in a day, but should be explored at night too; discovery is the fruit of exploration.

NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
To really discover it takes more time. Bring a watch!

A friend and I set out one afternoon to take a hike around the Trondheim Fjord. This Fjord is not so steep as some famous ones, but is 3rd largest in Norway. Our mission: To see what the fjuck the fjord is all about. Our journey went well and according to plan, but somewhere we took a wrong turn and wound up on the grounds of a mental hospital. In looking for directions, we tried to explain our situation. We're from NASA, you see, and we took a wrong turn on the fjord... well you get the idea. Finally we found someone who knew we were probably not patients and told us the way out. In the end we conquered the Fjord!

We went to EGON on the last evening (I had tried it once before for lunch earlier in the week). It is located at Thomas Angellst., 8. Nice restaurant, good atmosphere. I had bacon wrapped tenderloin with salad, broccoli and baked potato, followed by bannana split (437 Kroner). That is about $90. Upendra had a blackened chicken burger (145 Kroner). That is about $35. This is very typical Norway. Water is 17 Kr - $3.40 a bottle. It is REALLY expensive there. Not your place for travel on a budget for sure. Tourism here is hard on the pocketbook, but worthwhile for the experience.

spocklogic says:
It was the same when I was in Trondheim. The sun would almost set for some nice twilight in the early morning hours, and then begin to rise again. I never really did get adjusted to it. Overall I rather liked the scenic ways of Norway, but it is quite expensive there.
Posted on: May 10, 2013
christine4321 says:
It sounds like you had a nice time.

My daughter went to Severodvinsk Russia last June and had a difficult time adjusting as it was daylight the entire time. It dimmed a bit at about 3 am but not much.
Posted on: May 10, 2013
spocklogic says:
Yes - or we might have been locked up in the mental hospital as escapees! It was a crazy story we told...
Posted on: Sep 03, 2012
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Land of the Midnight Sun
Land of the Midnight Sun
NTNU - Norwegian University of Sci…
NTNU - Norwegian University of Sc…
View from NTNU over Trondheim.
View from NTNU over Trondheim.
Trondheim across Nidelva river
Trondheim across Nidelva river
Trondheim along Nidelva river
Trondheim along Nidelva river
Gamlye Bybro (Gate of Fortune?)
Gamlye Bybro (Gate of Fortune?)
Nidaros Cathedral
Nidaros Cathedral
Nidaros Cathedral - riverside view
Nidaros Cathedral - riverside view
Nidelva riverside
Nidelva riverside
EGON restaurant:Thomas Angellsgt. 8
EGON restaurant:Thomas Angellsgt. 8
Ambiance inside EGON
Ambiance inside EGON
Lamb fillet - An Excellent meal
Lamb fillet - An Excellent meal
Brian - Munkholmen  (Monks Island)
Brian - Munkholmen (Monks Island)
Upendra - Munkholmen
Upendra - Munkholmen
Making Friends - Munkholmen
Making Friends - Munkholmen
Trondheim Nights with new friends
Trondheim Nights with new friends
Hiking the Fjord - Start at Rotvoll
Hiking the Fjord - Start at Rotvoll
Walk to the ocean
Walk to the ocean
The sun is intense
The sun is intense
Wonderful views
Wonderful views
Sign post milestone
Sign post milestone
Ringvebukta I
Ringvebukta I
Ringvebukta II
Ringvebukta II
The Flag of Norway (Cafe Sponhuset)
The Flag of Norway (Cafe Sponhuset)
At the mental hospital (we took a …
At the mental hospital (we took a…
Fart dempere - ok, we are lost!
Fart dempere - ok, we are lost!
Its a big Fjucking Fjord!
It's a big Fjucking Fjord!
Korsvika I
Korsvika I
Korsvika II
Korsvika II
Korsvika III
Korsvika III
Korsvika IV
Korsvika IV
Upendra -Conquered the Fjord
Upendra -Conquered the Fjord
Brian - Conquered the Fjord
Brian - Conquered the Fjord
Leaving Norway - Off to France (Bu…
Leaving Norway - Off to France (B…
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