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Bergen is a very pretty town.
We started the morning with a trip up Mount Floyen in the Flibanen funicular. The views needless to say are amazing. Out from the harbour you can see many little islands, some with summer houses some right on the waters edge or nestled back among the forrest. No wonder they hardly ever come on the market.
We then walked down the ...
... at the large cruise ships berthed at the shipping terminal. Bergen is a very popular harbour for cruise ships so lots of tourists visit Bergen every day. We walked back to our hotel to find Pop was already in bed. Peter and I decided that was a good idea so after a good grooming we hopped into bed and went soundly to sleep after another busy day on tour.
The following day Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal had planned a busy day ...
... place with a fascinating history.
After our tour we walked to the pier to fulfil Sal’s wish of lunch at the fish market. I shared Sal’s selection of skewered BBQ’d prawns followed by skewered mixed BBQ’d fish with chips and salad – quite delish!
It was now time to jump on a bus and find our way to the Viking Museum – so we thought! After studying the map we ...
Prior to driving to Bergen we went on a boat trip for 2 hours meandering along the Fjords.
We saw spectacular scenery with:
- Craggy hillsides with rocky outcrops, pine trees and grasses
- magnificent towering mountains with snow tops
- Iceberg like bear white craggy hills
- Small cottages balancing on cliff faces
... people down this end were much nicer - even though they were on the cruise too!
We were settled before the train passed through a hairpin tunnel that turns 180° but it was too crowded to get a good view when there was an opening in the tunnel. Apparently ... "Several hundred metres straight down from the carriage window the river resembles a silver ribbon lying on the valley floor, while you see the steep mountainside with the rail track cut into a narrow ledge." ...