Bergen Travel Guide

Bergen Travel Guide, Bergen, Norway (B)

Norway’s second largest city, Bergen sits on the west coast of the country and serves as a gateway to the western fjords. It’s Bergen’s location and proximity to the fjords that brings the tourists each summer, but the surrounding mountains and fjords of Bergen itself make it a stunning place to visit in its own right.

Bergen is a relatively small city but it has been a hugely important port for Norway for nearly 1000 years. At first glance it doesn’t appear that old; functional 20th-century Nordic architecture dominates Bergen due to multiple large fires that mar its history, but the waterfront Bryggen offers a glimpse into the past with its proud wooden buildings and walkways.

We used Bergen as a base to explore the western fjords, spending a single night in the city at both the beginning and end of our trip.

We arrived on a flight from Copenhagen with SAS airlines that took just over an hour in the air. We had booked a few months in advance and had purchased ‘SAS Go’ tickets, which included stowaway luggage for €65 each. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bergen Travel Guide
Guide Location: Norway » Bergen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kane Power
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Montana Youth and Family Hostel
  • Bergen YMCA
  • Marken Gjestehus
  • Bryggen
  • Bergenhus
  • Bergen Fish Market
  • Fantoft Stave Church
  • Kode Museum
  • Skostredet