The ships of Hurtigruten are a great way to explore Norway and every day of the year 2 ships will arrive in Trondheim :
At 06.30 am the southbound ship will dock and stay untill 10.00am
At 08.00 am the northbound ship will arrive and leave again at 12.00 noon.
Walking-distance from the ship to the cathedral is about 30 minutes and you will walk most of this time through the interesting centre of the city and only the first 800 meters through the port-area.
When you intend to explore the cathedral, crown jewels, Gamle Bybro, bike-lift etc. as shown in this page, you have to do this on your own, and should also have time enough for almost everything EXCEPT the Ringve-museum.
The Ringve-museum is a bit outside and also opens most of the year only for Hurtigruten.
the national flagship airlines, SAS, to get here and also for the internal flights where I didn't get any assigned seat, nor was the gate signed on my bording pass, as of something so common that can change every single flight and my hand luggage wasn't checked but... my suitcase was 'labelled' heavy :-(...
I would like to praise the kindness of the bus drivers of this town: apart from what I said about the fly bus driver, the one of the bus which brought me at the pier of the Hurtigruten was more than nice and probably because nobody else was on his bus, he asked me the name of my Hurtigruten and brought me as far as its signing on where I got the good piece of news that I had to board just a couple of minutes before leaving and not the two hours before signed on my ticket... I can enjoy a last stroll in town, then I'll have three days to enjoy the life on board...