Oooh, we were up there. It took us no more than 10 minutes to get down. Climbing up was a bit more tiring. Coming down was a breeze.
Perfectly logical to build a castle up there, for the commanding views.
We reached back to the visitor's centre/entrance very quickly. Overall, we enjoyed the visit. Even our kids found it fun. A great place to stretch the legs and to view these very interesting historical homes. Coming from Singapore, I've never seen a museum of this nature. I thought the time was well spent
After a quick toilet break, it was time to head back to the city centre. The museum is definitely too far to walk from the city centre. And you had to go up a hill. But there was a bus that we could take. The bus-stop was right outside the museum, and the bus was number 18. You can see the timetable for this bus.
I think these were the tour coach drivers having a drink. We say the tour coaches lined up along the road.
Yups, those coaches.
This is the entrance to the museum.
The bus came as per timetable and we got on! We asked the driver to let us off in the City Centre. He spoke good english. We paid in cash. Now, we go downhill.
Now, here is the funny part. We asked him how much for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids) . He said 150NOK. Oh wow, that costs almost as much as the cab ride. 150 NOK was 24USD. Anyway, we just paid up and got on the bus. Here was the receipt. But this was not the end of the bus fare story. Read on.
So we got off the bus stop and started to slowly make our way back to the ship, going into shops along the way to check out the stuff (and prices!).
Here is one example of prices. Snapple for 23.40 NOK or USD3.80
Ah ha, Pringles. 19.90NOK or USD 3.23
Raspberry Cheese Cake (top row, left) was 49NOK per slice or 8USD.
1 Fanta for 34.50 NOK or 5.61USD.
A bag of Doritos - 42 NOK or 6.83USD.
These sandwiches (to top row) were going for 60NOK or USD 9.75. Suffice to say that we did not buy any food or drink.
We kept walking, back towards the ship.
And we stepped into a Burger King, just to check out the prices.
A large Whopper Meal was 89 NOK, or 15 USD.
How much does a large Whopper meal cost in the USA? It is about USD 6.50 in Singapore.
This was a hotel.
And we have to go up these stairs, to get onto the foot bridge that would bring us across the railway tracks.
There is the ship. You can't miss it.
A very wide foot bridge, a very pleasant walk.
Adventure of the Seas, bringing us on so many adventures.
This was a great place for photographs. We stopped to take many.
A map of the city.
There was a long line to enter the ship.
But the line moved reasonably fast. Looks like most people walked to town and back.
The weather was nice. Nobody was complaining about the cold, unlike the situation we faced in Reykjavik.
And we made it back to the ship, in good time.
In summary, Trondheim is a walkable port. You can easily walk to the city and access the major sights on foot. However, if you wish to go to the Folk museum, you can either take the bus number 18 or take a cab. Or perhaps cab one way and take a bus back.
There was also a tram-like thing we saw, but didn't have time to explore it.
Anyway, this was a short and sweet port of call. We would be headed to another port tomorrow.
Sailing away from Trondheim.