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Our experience of Norway for the past 21 months of living in Trondheim has been narrow. I’ve driven to Kristiansund and Dombås, past Dovrefjell and Snøhetta, I’ve hiked part of the Pilgrim’s path. We’ve stayed at our friend’s farm near Verdal and been to the Vømmøl festival. We’ve driven to Östersund in Sweden and climbed at Rypetoppen and I’ve taken a work trip to Stavanger but mostly we’ve walked a lot in and around Trondheim. We’ve taken more trips outside of Norway than inside.
So, before we leave Norway we spent a lot of money on me catching the Hurtigruten from Trondheim to Bergen and my family flying there then the scenic train to Oslo.
Bergen is very different to Trondheim. It is much bigger. It has far more tourists and a very different feel to Trondheim in terms of quiet and simplicity and very safe (Trondheim) and a bit louder and restless in Bergen, perhaps because of the tourists as much as the commerce that comes with a bigger city. Bergen is beautiful and must offer opportunities that aren’t available in Trondheim but I prefer tranquil Trondheim.
We saw a little bit of street art in Bergen. We stopped and discussed the imagery, symbolism and artistic techniques.