Padinago's trip to Norway in 2016

Day 18 - Driving to Trondheim

Today we have our breakfast around 7.30am and about one hour later we check out and drive towards Trondheim.
We take a little detour to have some more views of fjords and little villages. We drive on the Strandvegen, the Storlandsvegen, over the bridge Gjemnessundbrua, the bridge Bergsøysundbrua, the bridge Straumsundbrua and then we take the ferry from Kanestraum to Halsa which takes about 20 min.
Again the sun is with us the entire day. By 3pm we check in at our hotel in Trondheim and walk around the city which is beautiful. Bridges, coloured houses, boats... It is a real beauty! We go to the tourist information and apparently there are no hop on hop off busses or any tours in Trondheim!?
We ask for a good fish restaurant and there is only one, called Havfruen. We go to that restaurant, check the menu and make a reservation for tonight.
Around 5.30pm we are back in the hotel to shower and get ready for dinner.
We take the 3-course menu which has a delicious fish soup with cod, halibut and porbeagle shark. Then as main the fried porbeagle shark with a caviar saffron sauce, followed by a panna cotta with woodberries. All accompanied by a good bottle of wine. It was all so good that we book again for tomorrow as it is weekend and more crowded.
Then we go for a walk, it is still warm and the city looks so beautiful. Around 10pm we are back at the hotel and ready to sleep.

Hjalmar "Hjallis" Johan Andersen was a speed skater from Norway who won three gold medals at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games of Oslo The Havfruen restaurant The houses on the Nidelva Gamle Bybro is also known as Lykkens portal (Gate of Happiness) A view on Gløshaugen (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet) The houses on the Nidelva Dromedar kaffebar in Nedre Bakklandet Gamle Bybro Beautiful houses in Nedre Bakklandet Beautiful houses in Kirkegata Bakke Kirke At Dokkparken Sebastian at Dokkparken (great tapas) Timv-kaia Near Verftsbrua Verftsbrua Nilfisk on the other side of Verftsbrua 'mange skip og sjofolk kom aldri i havn' (many ships and seafarers never arrived at the port) Trondhjems Sjøfartsmuseum South of Bakke bru The houses on the Nidelva Fried porbeagle shark with a caviar saffron sauce Sunset over Nidelva We in Trondheim Sunset over Nidelva