Favorite thing: This is the sight of Bergen Harbor in summertime (photo was taken July 2012). In the summer months of June, July and August every year one can observe Luxury cruise liner docked at Skolten, Vågen Harbor. Various ships of sizes and catamarans (domestic ferry) can be seen. In winter months of December, January and February, the Harbor is almost empty. Bergen Harbor in other words, is energetic and lively in summer and idle and unoccupied in winter. If you hate snow, cold weather and frozen body of waters, better visit on summer!
The Bergen Card
Could be worth to buy after a quick estimation of your visit planning.
Free entrance or discounts on most of museums and tourist attractions. Free travel on Bergne public transport : Bus and the Funicular.
Available at hotels, hostels, camp sites, tourist info center, central station, via internet… Click here for more information about Bergen Card
Bergen Aquarium - 25 % discount on entry May-September. Free admittance October - April.
Bergen Guided Tours - 35% discount on sightseeings
Bergens-Expressen - 10% discount on sightseeing tour
Fjordtour with White Lady - Discount on sightseeing with Bergen Fjord Sightseeing
Fløibanen, the funicular - Free travel (round trip) with the Funicular to Mount Fløyen
Maritime Museum - Free admission
The Cultural History Collections - Free admission
The Natural History Collections - Free admission
West Norway Museum of Decorative Art - Free admission
Favorite thing: Bergenites celebrate midsummer with Dragon Boat Races in the beautiful harbor. These are run between fancifully dressed teams who row ships which are in the shape of dragons. On opening night of the festival there is an elaborate and good-natured parade which allows normally restrained Norwegians to let their hair down. So to speak.
You can log on the net from these places:
Ordinary stylish cafe right in the middle of town. Computers are at the back. They're accesable whenever Banco Rotto is open except saturdays.
behind 'Radison SAS Hotel Norge', Vaskerelven 20-something. Prices from 15 NOK (price from 16/10/2000)
Vetrlidsallmenningen (Near the funiclar to Fløyen). Cyberhouse is on the picture. Homepage: www.cyberhouse.no
ground floor of Galleriet Price: 15,- NOK for 15 min. (For 25,- you will get a coffee or a smal coce as well). Homepage: www.accezzo.no
Dataport (I think)
Pass SAS Hotel Norge on the left side when you're walking from fisketorget. Just after you've past 'akademiske kvarter'. It's on your right.
Favorite thing: It was the Bergen Festival which brought me to Norway's second largest city. I was very impressed with the variety and quality of the numerous cultural events on hand. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in visiting Bergen to time your trip to coincide with the Festival - it's a good time to see the place at its best.
The Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race year 2001 will be in Bergen July 27th to July 30th.
Picture is of “Statsraad Lehmkuhl”, borrowed from www.Lehmkuhl.no
A three masted Barque launched in 1914, She is Norway's oldest and largest sailing vessel and based in Bergen.
Last time Bergen hosted this race was in 1993.The Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race year 2001 will be in Bergen July 27th to July 30th.
PT 2 Flǻm
Stay a night. During the day Flǻm is just a place on the nutshell tour where people transfer from train to boat or vice versa. In the evening it is a real place.
Fondest memory: Views from the railway which plunges from the snow to the sea.
take the Flåm railway up to Myrdal.
This trip with the fantastic train up to Myrdal, which lays 850 m abow sealevel, starts in Flåm on sealevel and it is only 20 km long,but it took 20 years to bild it.
It is a must to take this trip when you are here .It is just breathtaking view.
Favorite thing: A view of Aurlandsfjorden on the cruise section of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. This was also our first sighting of snow while in Europe...and in mid-September! :)
An amazing view from the Norway in a Nutshell tour.
I could never imagine living in a town like this...it must be amazing...
The Akevitt from Bergen is worth a try.
Based on potato alcohol, the main ingredients are caraway and anis.