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    Take a travel kettle

    by ViscountEboracum Written Nov 9, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Its worth taking a travel kettle as from my experiences you won't find one in your hotel or on the ferry if you travel that way. If using the ferry take some food too and avoid paying rather steap prices for breakfast! :)

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    by CandS Updated Jul 1, 2004

    Luggage and bags: A comfortable backpack is a good idea because you will have to do some walking with it... A daypack will also come in handy for those day trips walking around the city...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are a must...you will do lots of walking if you want to see the best places/areas in Bergen...

    Photo Equipment: Take lots of film...you will need it! :) The houses are gorgeous and everything is so photogenic. :)

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    by Vikingwoman Updated Feb 13, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: In Norway you can not by wine or spirits in the shops. You have to go to the VINMONOPOL...... But in the returants you get what you whant. The sigarets and spirits cost a lot in this country. So take some with you coming,,,,,,, Have a nice time in Norway !

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    Remember: It rains

    by jonkb Updated Mar 17, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Nothing out of the ordinary. Some airliners (like Lufthansa) have thight restrictions on the sizes you can carry on board (in the cabin). I'd recomend you bring a daypack in the form of a small rucksack as well as suitcases.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember to pack rain gear because It does rain a lot in Bergen. I would not recomend umbrellas since it can be rather windy. Bring some sort of raincoat instead.

    Warm sweaters are a good idea, even in the summer, but don't forget those T-shirts. The summer temperature is verry unpredictable.

    If you are about to walk from Ulrikken to the Fløyen. Good sensible boots that can withstand water. Do not use new boots that you haven't walked in yet.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries: You can buy anything you want here in Bergen, but some might find the prices a bit stiff. Try to buy them in low price grocery stores like Rimi or Rema.
    If you need prescription medicine: Remember to bring a certificate of some cind.

    Photo Equipment: I often use a wide angle lens, UV-filter and polarizer, but thats just me. Honestly: You'll find all cinds of photo opertunities and all conditions.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good rucksack.

    Miscellaneous: The voltage in Norway is 230V 50Hz, like most european countries. The plug is a european plug or similar. Bring an adapter if our comming from the US or the UK.

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    by daarth Updated Dec 3, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring an umbrella when visiting Bergen. It rains a lot here, but it sure is nice in the sunshine! :-) Sometimes the weather can change fast, so a good rule is to always bring clothes / equipment for all types of weather.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a farmacy open 24 hours at the buss station mall. For medical emergancies there is "Legevakten" next to the buss station.
    Telephon for:
    Ambulace: 113
    Police: 112
    Fire: 110

    Photo Equipment: Most photo shops offer a 1 hour service and also prints from digital.

    Miscellaneous: If your planning a trip to Bergen try these links:



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    by avdb1948 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: The Bergen Card:

    For extra value for money, the Bergen Card entitles you to free or discounted admission to museums, attractions, sightseeing, bus journeys, parking and much more.
    If you want to experience the city in an inexpensive way, the 'Bergen Package' includes the Bergen Card as well as hotel accommodation and breakfast.

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    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Luggage and bags: This essentially depends on the kind of trip you are taking.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bergen is subject to rains some 275 days a year and it is never really hot. Guess what that means? Yes, you're right! Take some warm clothes (a sweater is essential, as is something that will protect you from winds), especially if you are taking a fjord cruise or a scenic rail trip to Oslo where you will be getting out of a comfortable train into pretty cold weather. Also take comfortable footwear, as the city is better explored on foot (and is also hilly).

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything can be bought in Bergen, but it may cost more that it does in your home country so consider taking the things you know you'll need with you. Also, keep in mind that the shops may be closed when you get to Bergen, so you should consider taking with you from home at least some convenience things (for example, a toothbrush).

    Photo Equipment: I usually take lots of photographic equipment with me. Here are the most basic things you should consider. Get a fast film (at least ISO 200 or ISO 400) - the place is not that sunny to justify the use of ISO 100. Also, some color filters (or filters with half of the surface colored, which is better still) may be useful, as the sky is often grey (remember 275 days of rain a year??).

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