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Actually, once it freezes, it isn't that cold any more. People by the Trondheim fjord really want the fjord to freeze over: That reduces the humidity significantly! Five celsius below freezing at 60% relative humidity feels a lot colder than twenty below at 15% RH.
Actually, it must be extremely cold for a long period of time for the fjord at Hell (the village by the Trondheim Airport) to freeze over; it doesn't happen every year. At the very bottom of the fjord, such as by Steinkjer, the fresh water from the rivers reduce the salinity of the fjord, making it freeze earlier. Also, the currents are much stronger at Hell, keeping it from freezing. Sure, this is nitpicking; I'll admit to that. It does happen that Hell freezes over.
If you are lucky, you might run into fellow travellers at Hell that might surprise you: Hell Station - Wikipedia[^]. Unfortunately, the station is no longer in use. A few years ago, you could buy train tickets at a special discount, from Hell to Paradise (outside Bergen), but even the Paradise train station is closed down (I believe). So once you are at Hell, there is no way to go to Paradise - at least not by train, end-to-end.
How I imagine that would go from an American and Texan in particular: "Holy crap look at all this firework! Friggin dangerous! There should be laws against this sort of stuff!" *Wildly shoots guns in the air*
Sorry for this blatant sterotyping, but I've been told that's actually kind of how you Americans view our fireworks
I'm Canadian, not American, but I do live in the Deep South.
People here love their fireworks; we love them in Canada, too.
It isn't the volume of fireworks, it is the safe use of them.
I've seen fireworks displays tip over and start shooting horizontally - not fun.
I was at a commercially executed event; a spark hit the fireworks storage area and they all went off. One of the workers had one leave a nice hole through his lower legs, but it cauterized itself on the way out...
We decided to leave when the big supply went off before the emergency services could arrive and egress would be... difficult.