As I mentioned before, we arrived in Trondheim by train, spent some 6 hours there and left by train again. During our stay in Trondheim we walked all the time, but we also noticed buses, taxis, the bicycle lift and other means of transportation. Oh, and yes, Trondheim does have an airport as well! For some good information on the possibilites, have a look at the Trondheim transportation possibilities!
Those that don’t ride a bike, walk. This is no surprise once you know the price of gas, the price of passing the toll stations, the price of parking or the price of the bus ticket. Distances under 5 kilometres are generally considered as walking distances here.
There are two main ways of foot transport in Trondheim: once the sun comes out in spring, everyone walks. And once the sun goes down in October and the ice covers the streets, everyone slides.
There are several heated walking paths on the most problematic parts around University, hospital and some major buildings. Otherwise, put your best shoes, say a little prayer, and – slide…. Alternatively, you can put “Is broder” (crampons) on your shoes that will help you keep the balance on ice.
Strange thing for me was the fact that in Norway they put big gravel on paths in order to help walking on ice. It remained a mystery to me whether it’s easier to slip on ice only or on graveled ice.
Some of the intersections can be crossed diagonally, but be carefull which intersections you do that. It's not allowed in all intersections. Some intersections will only allow you to pass one way at the time, while cars drive in parallell. See if the pedestrian light is green in both ways before doing a diagonal crossing.