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Bergen

and then onwards to Trondheim

sunny 24 °C

After a leisurely start to the morning, we packed our bags and dropped them in the luggage store at the hostel and then set out to explore the city of Bergen.

After a visit to the 'Fish Market', whale burgers anyone? we decided to visit the aquarium... this is billed as a must see attraction in Bergen. The walk took us about 20 minutes, and when we arrived we found out that the entry fee was going to be $70 NZD, so we turned around and walked back to town :) Looping back past the fish market we decided to visit the old buildings of the Hanseatic traders that once pretty much ran Bergens export trade of 'stock fish' (dried fish). These looked really cool, all really colourful and they seemed to be propping each other up. Some are leaning one way, with the building connected beside it leaning the other... pretty cool. There was a museum just beside the old building which showed the history of the traders, and the history of Bergen itself, the price wasn't nearly as bad as the aquarium so we checked that out...

After a bit more wandering around, and a very brief visit to the Fisheries Museum (which had a strong aroma of a school science lab) we headed back into downtown Bergen to grab some dinner and head to the station to catch our night train...

Our train left Bergen at 11pm and we had a sleeper carriage, we managed to get on board around 10:30 and were almost asleep when we started moving. Arriving back at Oslo's central station we caught the connecting train about an hour later which dropped us in Trondheim around 3pm.

A little bit train weary, we found a city map of Trondheim and started the walk to our room for the night, it turned into about a 45 min journey and we were pretty happy when we finally saw the sign and checked in. Heading back down to town the short way (always easier to see in hindsight) we found a supermarket and grabbed some sausies and kebabs and another disposable bbq for dinner.

We went and sat on the grass up above the hostel, at a large park around Trondheim's 'castle', by the time we'd started cooking there were probably around 10 groups of people all around our area doing exactly the same thing, these little bbq's a pretty popular! After dinner we headed back to the hostel for a shower and an early night 'cause we had a train to catch at 8 in the morning...

Posted by timnz 10:19 Archived in Norway Tagged backpacking

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