Aerial view of Bergen, Norway
A trip to Bergen isn’t much different. You spend a lot of it wandering around downtown instead of seeing any particular sites. But really that’s one of the things I love the most about Bergen – the city is so beautiful that you can have an amazing time there even with a totally empty itinerary.
I love the cobblestone streets and the old buildings, and peeking in all the random little shops. So many of my favourite cities seem to have been taken over by big bland chains, so I just love that so many of the independent stores in Bergen have managed to survive.
And even if it is totally touristy, I do get excited each time I walk by Bergen, whose foundations date back to the 12th century. There’s so much history there, and I love walking around imagining what the city was like hundreds of years ago. It is easily worth a visit all on its own, but considering all the amazing fjord views outside of the city it’s always a shame to visit without exploring the surrounding area as well.
Ideally you’d want to spend a couple of days in Bergen and then spend a few days on the fjords, but if you’re truly pressed for time you could just spend one day exploring Bergen and then make a day trip out to the fjords.
If you enjoy fish, cheese, cinnamon buns and hot dogs then Bergen is the place for you. The abundance of fresh fish makes for delicious eating. Fast food in Norway means hot dogs or pølse. Everyone’s favourite place for pølse in Bergen is Trekroneren .There are many different flavours of sausage and hundreds of topping combinations. You can even try reindeer sausage.
What can I say, Norwegian nature just has this pull over me. In fact I think most people visiting Norway will agree – the best part about Norway is the beautiful landscape here, and Bergen is no exception.
Bergen locals are very proud of their city and I’ll admit my friends from Bergen have shown me how to fall in love with it. So if you really want to get to know the city, consider booking Trafalgar Norway Holiday or by sending us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +254 722 354 333 / 733 616 445. Our packages are surprisingly affordable and they will give you a unique perspective on Bergen.