"Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. Although the official population count, as of 2004, is slightly above 150,000, the large number of resident college and university students, roughly 30,000, makes the actual population more than 180,000 (in Norway, students are typically registered in their home towns/municipalities, and not in their place of study). Located in the geographical centre of Norway, Trondheim is the third largest city in the country. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is located here. The local newspaper is Adresseavisen, the oldest active newspaper in Norway (established 1767)."

Trondheim is a big city, not that big city but big enough to have a vibe of a city. As I come from a city just about that size and pulse, I get a sence of being home. Trondheim like many towns in Norway has a bustling port and is aregular stop for the famous Hurtigruten, ships that travel from south to the very north of Norway with passengers and gargo.

Still though being a fairly large city, there are areas where the man made landscape is dwarfed by the nature. One of the neat hings of the city is the number older wooden buildings right in the center of the city.

The Trondheimfjord is wide and gives the air a taste of aslty air as the gulfstream reaches just outside of the city. Trondheim hosts a busy port from anything from fishing boats to ocean going container ships and from small passanger vessels serving the coastal towns along the fjord to Hurtigruten liners, decked in black, red and white.

One thing about the weather compared to inland you will propably see more rainy days, but in other hand if the there is a break in the cluds you will get treated by a pair of rainbows.

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