Bergen, Norway – The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway

Where is it and why there?

Bergen is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. It is is Norway’s second largest city with a population of roughly 270,000. Bergen is famous for the seven mountains surrounding the city center, the Hanseatic Wharf, the fish market, and one of Norway’s biggest cultural events, the Bergen International Festival, which is held there each year.

How to get there?

There are a large selection of direct flights to Bergen and you can also arrive by ferry or cruise, by train from Oslo or Flåm or by car along the scenic fjords and coast to Bergen. There is also a express bus from Stavanger. Bergen has a ferry connection to and from the Continent. Fjord Line sails to Denmark and the ferry docks within easy walking distance of the city center.

Flights can be found here.

What to do and see?

The Hanseatic Wharf – The most iconic sight to greet any visitor to Bergen is the colorful façade of Bryggen, the old Hanseatic Wharf first established in the 14th century. It has been and still is, a place of both cultural and economic significance for centuries.

Street Art – Bergen is considered to be the street art capital of Norway.  Bergen’s walls talk to people. The artists interpret and comment on the world around them, using satire and asking questions.

Gateway to the Fjords – Bergen is surrounded by one of the most popular attractions in the world, the Norwegian fjords, which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and voted the world’s most unspoiled tourist destination by National Geographic.The-Fjord-Cruise-Bergen-Mostraumen

Bergen Aquarium – Sporting over 50 different tanks and aquariums, with beautiful displays and an abundance of species, the aquarium’s collections range from fish and seaweed to penguins, sea lions, crocodiles, and even the odd monkey.

Food, Drinks and Shopping – Bergen is a proud UNESCO city of gastronomy, and Bergen bursts with restaurants and cafe’s with traditional Norwegian delicacies.

You never go home empty-handed from a shopping spree in Bergen. In the compact city center, you can find everything from the large and tempting brand stores at the shopping malls to the small and unique niche stores with products you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Bergen offers a varied and a distinctive shopping experience no other Norwegian city can match.

Bergen Fish Market – As a country with an extensive coastline, traditional sea industries are and have been extremely important to the Norwegian economy and cultural life throughout the centuries. One of Norway’s most visited outdoor attractions, the Fish Market offers an abundance of fish, shellfish, fruit, vegetables, and handmade crafts for you to buy, see and taste.

Where to stay?

There are varied range of accommodation that suits all tastes. Book an accommodation here.

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