Travel Blogs from Bergen, Norway

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Bergen - well worth the visit, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen - well worth the visit

A travel blog entry by davidcarder

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Bergen is small picturesque fishing town surrounded by mountains, cobbled streets and hundreds of well preserved timber cottages. We tried lots of weird and wonderful fish at the historic fish market. The boys stuck with fried fish and chips although it ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by ingridt

Heim ...

Bergen, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Bergen

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... no rain. The day turned out to be sunny and warm when in sheltered areas. Today we walked to the Bergenhus Festning (Bergen Castle) area where we visited the Rosenkrantz Tower, Haakon's Hall and the Fortress Museum. The Tower was especially well laid ...

Friends Reunited, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Friends Reunited

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... , accompanied by Rosemary & Elaine. A very memorable trip. After a relaxed lunch we decided to have a culture fix and went to Bergen Kuntsmuseum ( art museum). Now as I forgot my camera and we decided that it was worth a re-visit and fortuitously, the ...

A taste of summer, Bergen, Norway travel blog

A taste of summer

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... in ISIS controlled areas today. Turning back to then, resistance movements of all shapes and sizes cropped up throughout Norway but Bergen was a hotbed, largely because of Bergen’s relative proximity to the UK, where the 'Shetland Bus’ ...

At the Summit, Bergen, Norway travel blog

At the Summit

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... down the mountain and thence back to the harbour. We’d decided to spend the money and 'do’ the highly recommended ‘Norway in a nutshell’ trip, at 1220 NOK each it’s an expensive day out but should be worth it and the young ...

A summer's day, Bergen, Norway travel blog

A summer's day

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

... of Bergen from a bookstore. Back on the boat for lunch and Helen & Dave were enthusiastic about their morning, spent exploring Bergen and visiting the Hanseatic Museum. That afternoon they were planning to take the cable car to the top of a nearby ...

Norway in a Nutshell, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Norway in a Nutshell

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... is a URL: http://www.visitnorway.com/en/getting-here-and-around/tour-operators-and-travel-providers/fjord-tours---popular-round-trips/norway-in-a-nutshell-/ We'd opted for a civilized start to the day and were in Bergen station in plenty of time to catch ...

Wet, wet, wet, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Wet, wet, wet

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

Well it was as predicted. It bucketed with rain the whole day, periodically interspersed with short intervals of relative dryness. In other words, not a lot to report, we read and did a bit of tidying and that's about it. By the evening it had eased off ...

Back to base, Bergen, Norway travel blog

Back to base

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... in yet another new fjord, called Herdlefjorden which starts at the northern end at Hjeltefjorden and the southern end empties into the Bergen fjord, Byfjorden. At its northern end, the scenery is relatively wild and grand but as one approaches Bergen, the ...

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 ...

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