Scandinavia 2017 (part IV): Bergen

Bergen, Norway:

Bryggen

Bryggen

On the day following our long railway journey across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, we explored the city centre of Bergen.

Bergen is the second-largest city of Norway with almost 300,000 inhabitants, but nonetheless felt comparatively small, quiet, and remote. It features a number of interesting sights surrounding the harbour area. The fish market offers visitors the chance to taste fresh fish from the North Sea as well as the more controversial whale meat. Bryggen, Bergen’s oldest quarter, lies only a couple of metres further and is characterized by beautiful wooden houses and abundant souvenir shops. Close-by is the Bergenhus Fortress from where the harbour was controlled once. Possibly the best way to get an overview of the city is to take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Fløyen, one of the mountains surrounding the city.

We had a good time in Bergen and were again lucky with the weather! On the following day, we would explore parts of the countryside on the famous “Norway in a Nutshell”-Tour.

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