Day 4 - Sun 25 June 2006
Not sure if I did get much sleep last night - at some point I crossed back south of the Arctic Circle, back to where night officially exists! The train arrived in Trondhiem pretty much on time and I walked the block and a half to my hotel. I know it's early (before 8am on a sunday morning) but after leaving the stations environs there isn't a soul about. The kind lady at the hotel allowed me to check in, well she had a room ready. It's clean and spacious and has under floor heating in the bathroom - toasty feet. Had a shower, and a quick kip. It appears that nothing is open until 11:00. Trondhiem is very compact, it doesn't take long to walk anywhere.
The lady in the Tourist Info place was very helpful, and pointed out all the places of interest. I haven't got that much cash left, so I've got to have a money-lite day. Got breakfast at a 7-11 look-a-like, and a cinnamon danish pastry from the bakery recommended by the guy behind the counter. I walked down to the wooden bridge, which seems to have a lot of re enforced concrete in it!
Then it was a stroll through the picturesque old town, feeling very sleepy, so back to the hotel for another kip - obviously I didn't get that much sleep on the train last night!
After that it was back out to see St Olaf's Cathedral. As soon as you step in the door you have to wait for you eyes to adjust as it is so dark inside. However after that all you can see is the stained glass! They have an 8m rose window, very impressive. I did the tower tour, up 172 steps in a very small spiral staircase. Yuck! but the views from the top were excellent. After that it was across the wooden bridge again to get to the fortress, from the outside it didn't look to promising but the views from the walls are panoramic!