If you are a traveler, Norway is surely on your Bucket list! A Scandinavian with just over 5 million in population is ranked as one of the best countries to live and travel in. Kate, a travel blogger booked a three day trip to Bergen, to get a taste of what Norway had to offer.
A Beautiful Waterfront City
Bergen’s old town is built right on the water and on the edge of the mountains. In my opinion, it’s one of the world’s most beautifully situated cities (along with Cape Town and Sydney!).
One of my greatest pleasures in traveling is simply wandering and getting a feel for the place. (Though if you’d rather learn more from a guide, there are plenty of city walking tours.)
Here’s what you might see on a walk through Bergen:
Wandering Bergen made my heart swell with happiness. It made me realize how much I adore the Nordic countries — their beauty, their design, their architecture, their colors.
Catch it at different times of day if you can. The light is beautiful.
The Fish Market is located right by the Bryggen and is a nice place to window-shop or grab a bite to eat. They sell far more than just fish! Just keep in mind that this is one of the biggest tourist attractions in town and thus extremely overpriced, even by Norwegian standards.
There are two options to view Bergen from above: the Fløibanen Funicular and the Mount Ulriken Cable Car. The cable car is about a 20-minute drive outside of town, and the ticket includes a ride from near the Fish Market.