Travel Blogs from Bergen, Norway

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Arriving in Norway, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Arriving in Norway

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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... quiet of Hirtshals and bigger than we had expected but after a couple of wrong turns we arrived in fantastic campsite about 20K from Bergen. Bikes and tent parked next to a beautiful lake, so nice we decide to chill for the afternoon and put off visiting ...

Testing testing one two, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Testing testing one two

A travel blog entry by ingridt

Jepp, snart klar for ferie. Ut i den store verden igjen. Tenkte jeg skulle prøve meg på en blogg denne gangen. Så får vi se hvordan det går. Det ble ikke Australia i år heller, men Kambodsja er jo spennende det også. Mye dramatisk og trist ...

Reflections of an Ancient Nordic Capital, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Reflections of an Ancient Nordic Capital

A travel blog entry by globetrekker

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... club called the Hanseatic League, an alliance of trading guilds, including Stockholm (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany), Lübeck (Germany), Bergen (Norway), Riga (Latvia), and Gdansk (Poland), that monopolized Northern Europe's commerce from the 13th to the 17th ...

Homesick v2.0, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Homesick v2.0

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway

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... there.  Tears, frustration, need for lots of mommy time. We gave the kids the choice of where to eat, and being in Norway, home of the world's freshest fish, as well as great cheeses and terrific beer, they chose Italian.  (We are definitely ...

Pilgrimage to Pulpit Rock, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Pilgrimage to Pulpit Rock

A travel blog entry by vogette

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... when we got to the bottom, but oh my goodness were we sore. The bigger challenge though, was the 7 hour drive to Bergen, our next stop. This involved a few car ferries across fjords, which was interesting. There were some beautiful waterfalls along the ...

7.fjell - 35 km - 2500 høydemeter på en dag, Bergen, Norway travel blog

7.fjell - 35 km - 2500 høydemeter på en dag

A travel blog entry by underveis

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Endelig kom dagen vi ventet på. 7.fjellsturen i Bergen er kanskje en av de hardeste dagsturene i verden? 35 km i svært kuppert terreng på dårlige stier - vått, gjørmete og fuktig store deler av løypen. Nesten 2500 meter høydeforskjell er tungt ...

Bergen to Oslo, Bergen - Oslo, Norway travel blog

Bergen to Oslo

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... minutes so we could admire an amazingly strong waterfall; and get quite wet with the spray! We waited on the Myrdal platform until the Bergen to Oslo train stopped for 2 minutes to let a lot of people on.  We had positioned ourselves near to where we ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... us outside, past the statue of Snorre Sturlason (who we had learned in Iceland had spent time in the King’s court in Norway and had documented their "history" before returning to Iceland where he was killed by orders of the King of Norway.  ...

Pining for the fjords, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Pining for the fjords

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway

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(Jim) We are here in Bergen, Norway, where it is cold and rainy.   Based on Friday's wholly atypical temperature of 70 degrees, we are all dressed in shorts except for me.  During our morning walkies around the city, the kids complained ...

Celebrity day, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Celebrity day

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... and to give an example of their success, they generated 70,000 barrels of cod liver oil in a season! The Bergen Kontor then, was quite important both to Norway and the Hanseatic League. Today and the reason why, or at least one of the reasons why, it has ...

The Norwegian West Coast., Bergen, Norway travel blog

The Norwegian West Coast.

A travel blog entry by traylertravels

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... !) * Hakon's Hall (a royal building from the 13th Century) * Rosencrantz Tower (an old royal residence and fortified tower) * Old Bergen Museum (like Pioneer Village again, but this time got a guided tour!) * Bergen Maritime Museum (models of ships and ...

In Odd We Trust, Bergen, Norway travel blog

In Odd We Trust

A travel blog entry by vontiki2000

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... made all the more interesting seeing he looked like he had just walked off the set of a pirate movie. Upon eventually arriving in Bergen, the country's second largest city, we waited at the bus terminal for Odd to pick us up. Odd was someone who Nick and ...

Beautiful train ride to Bergen and notes on Norway, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Beautiful train ride to Bergen and notes on Norway

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

... actually that isn't entirely correct since this whole country is incredibly beautiful, but the train ride is highly recommended. Bergen is also an awesome town. Norway has very much a New England look to it which is pretty cool because its like a hip ...

A full complement, Bergen, Norway travel blog

A full complement

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

... the afternoon it even spotted with rain, but I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise given  Bergen’s reputation for being the wettest place in Norway! As we entered Vågen (pronounced Vogen) (o as in ‘more’), we realised ...

Bergen - The Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen - The Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords

A travel blog entry by gary_13.

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After an afternoon sailing from Copenhagen and a very enjoyable first day at sea, we arrived in Bergen, Norway's second largest city with a population of about a quarter of a million. Established in 1070 it has now welcomed visitors for more than 900 ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by solive

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... la deuxième plus grande ville de Norvège, sous la pluie, comme il se doit, pour la cité la plus arrosée d'Europe. Bergen est construite au bord d'un fjord, entouré de montagnes pas trop écrasantes. C'est un port commercial important, et l'on voit ...

From Bergen to London for part one of the journey, Bergen, Norway travel blog

From Bergen to London for part one of the journey

A travel blog entry by anneogcato

Off we go, travelling from Bergen to ...

Our last day together, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Our last day together

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... of Fanton to have a look at an example of a medieval stave church, an architectural style that may have originated in Norway and indeed it is still the country which has most surviving examples. The other thing we wanted to accomplish was a trip up the ...

Back to base, again!, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Back to base, again!

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... out in Hjellefjorden, we were able to unfurl the genoa and enjoy 2-3 hours of gentle dead downwind sailing, before turning eastwards towards Bergen, when we deployed the main as well and we romped along at 6 knots, lovely! We hoped to find somewhere to ...

Bergen Beckons By-Gone Years, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen Beckons By-Gone Years

A travel blog entry by ehjelter

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... itself to the world as a vibrant and confident city. It was the capital of the medieval kingdom of Norway until the 14th century. Bergen became a major commercial centre for Hanseatic merchants until the 18th century. The 'old' harbour, Bryggen, is a ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by newtoa

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... care of laundry and other household chores during yesterday's day at sea. Today we disembarked in beautiful (hot/humid) Bergen, the second largest town in Norway. There is a Tall Ship Race and huge outdoor market going on this weekend, so the city is ...

To climb a mountain, Bergen, Norway travel blog

To climb a mountain

A travel blog entry by pagelsineurope

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... at 8:30ish back at Bryggen.   Dinner was at Egon just down the road from our hotel, and it was delicious. Nothing in Bergen (or Norway for that matter) is cheap - it’s all incredibly expensive. You want to got out and have a couple of beers and ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by cuplogals

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... city and peered out at the beautiful harbor and surrounding green hills. We stayed in a very nice room with young women from Norway, South Korea, and the Netherlands (at this point, we've also stayed with people from Australia, Germany, Sweden, Istanbul, ...

Preparations, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Preparations

A travel blog entry by mseid

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Today I finally booked my ticket to Kathmandu, leaving in only 10 days! I will be flying out from Bergen via Oslo and Doha and will arrive in Kathmandu after about 15 hours. I have started to prepare myself for the trip by reading books about nepal and ...

Bus to Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bus to Bergen

A travel blog entry by stellachisholm

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Worked out how to catch the bus and light railway into Bergen for the day. Whilst waiting for bus realised no battery left in camera so Bruce ran back to tent and made it back with only a minute to spare. The way the bus tickets work is that you have to ...

Beautiful Bergen and Surrounds, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Beautiful Bergen and Surrounds

A travel blog entry by ourgrandtour

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... waterfall which is pretty spectacular, if crowded. We returned to Eidfjord to finish our Hardanger exploration and return to Bergen with another beautiful boat trip to Lofthus, surrounded by apple groves (and thus known as the orchard of ...

Home away home, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Home away home

A travel blog entry by purahong

first started of being home away home in different side of the ...

Ferry nice, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Ferry nice

A travel blog entry by morris25

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Does the name Ruby Begonia mean anything to you? I am a bit behind on this blog lark – no internet connection and I cannot now seem able to upload my pictures.Words will have to do for the mo.. On the DFDS Immingham to Brevik ferry.Begonia ...

Blue Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Blue Bergen

A travel blog entry by stevea

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Our final destination in Norway was Bergen, Norway's second largest city, situated on the west coast of the country. I was surprised by the seemingly instant transition from beautiful wilderness to city upon entering Bergen by train. We arrived around ...

Fjords, waterfalls, and mountains, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Fjords, waterfalls, and mountains

A travel blog entry by pagelsineurope

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... at around 1:00...with an alarm set for 3:15 to be up and going. Our flight out of Bergen Flesland Airport was at 6:35 a.m. It was bittersweet leaving Norway. Leaving Trystan behind, ending our vacation, leaving the beautiful country we may not get the ...

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