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Travel Blogs from Bergen
... up the funicular train to the top of one of the mountains. From the top we got some stunning views right across the harbour to the islands beyond. In the evening we visited an acclaimed local restaurant and had a five course meal of seafood. It was all delicious and a wonderful experience. Some of our favourite things were; seaweed bread, fresh langoustine and red fish - photos and menu attached if you are interested in more details. On the ...
... large group sitting outside the tent until about 10.30pm &
it was still daylight. But cold!
The fjord near the campsite wasn't as
spectacular as we'd hoped, but as we had little time to visit it, maybe that
was just as well!
We had to leave the site at 7am to get
to the ferry port by 8.30am, so I set the alarm on my phone for 5.30am,
forgetting I had set the noise to a duck quacking. It made me jump out of ...
... At one end of the old part of town, one of the old buildings is now the Hanseatic Museum, which we visited. It was fun to walk around the old building and really feel how dark and cramped these old places were. What made it extra-cramped though were all of the tourists. None of the rooms are large enough to hold any decent-sized tour group, yet all of the tour guides attempted. The back of each tour group ended up in the ...
... that dated from the 11th century that had been built over after previous fires. Theses foundations are now preserved in the museum. Next stop was the Assembly rooms of the Hanseatic League, the only place were fire was allowed. This rule was strictly enforced after many fires in the wooden houses lead to much destruction. So imagine in the long dark winters there was no ...
Today we are seeing the sites of Bergen.
To start - we are blessed with an absolutely beautiful day. Sunny and low 70's. Not what we expected since Bergen is the rainiest city in northern Europe.
We started the day taking the funicular up to Floyen park, overlooking the city of Bergen. Great views of the city. We then walked down back to the city, wandering through a residential neighborhood, enjoying ...