Here is a little video about Trondheim. It is a little cheesy but it gives you a taste of where I am living. Bakkladhet (the neighborhood with the bike lift) is where I hung out last night, my apartment is near the soccer stadium, and they give a shout out to my work (SINTEF) too.
The video really doesn’t expand on the Seattle reference… the Leif Eriksson statue was a gift from the city of Seattle to Trondheim in commemoration of the 1000 year anniversary of Leif Eriksson’s journey from Norway (he left from Trondheim harbor I guess) to North America. The statue is a replica of the one in Seattle at the Shilshole marina.