Travel Blogs from Bergen
A bonus day Never let a chance go by! We now had an unscheduled day in Bergen, a bonus despite the cost. Our original program only allowed us a brief stroll around town, now we had a whole day that we didn't plan to waste. Firstly though, in respect for our good Norwegian mate, Rigel, we dined on fish and potatoes for breakfast. Our tanks full we …
Arrived Oslo early morning on 18 May 2005. Got directions to the correct train and used the tickets in the package to board. Short trip to downtown Oslo where we drug our luggage 3 blocks or so from the station the tje Bristol Hotel, our home for 2 nights. No problem checking in with our voucher. Nice room. One feature my wife loved in both hotels …
... with a vacuum sealed plastic bag containing a small blanket, blow up pillow, ear plugs and eye mask. The seats reclined and it was a good temperature. What made it a not so nice seven hour ride were the other passengers. I think Bergen is a University town and all the kids were heading back after winter break. They were all shouting the whole ride and had no interest in sleeping. I hope we fare better tonight.
We arrived to Bergen at 6:50 and waiting ...
... realized the last half hour we would have to be careful as we couldnt see anything hiking over very slippery rocks. Now I would say everything was good up until around 515. This is when we first got lost. We went off the path towards these waymarkers that are stone pillars set up. They had been set up all along the path so we figured we could just walk straight to it and save time. Not the right choice, specially in the dark. IT ended up not being ...
... sits at the base of the hill. The map I had made sense of most of them but some of it was guess work. After finding and stroking a cat called Floffy (with a line through the 'o' - I can't do it on this computer), I finally found the path that snaked up to the viewing platform and upper station of the mountain-side train. I think most people take that thing instead of walking which, in most people's cases, I've never understood. "Yay, look at me, top of the world! I climbed ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility