Norway Hordaland Norway

Bergen

A picturesque Norwegian city surrounded by mountains and fjords, known for its historic Bryggen wharf and rainfall.

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Bergen might technically be a city, but it’s surrounded by enough mountains and sweeping fjords to make you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere (in the best way possible). If the chilled weather doesn’t put you in the mood for hiking, don’t fear, because the Fløyen cable car will ensure you can still admire the city from above without reaching for a second jumper. Other must-see spots include the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, which is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen, and Bryggeloftet & Stuene for authentic Nordic dishes like moose and wolf-fish. Hotels not your thing? Spend a night at the world’s most sleekly designed rabbit hole: Tubakuba. Available to rent on a nightly basis, it’s just outside the centre and offers magnificent sights. 

georgierdarling 4 years ago

All fjords are wonderful, but in Bergen, the town itself adds to the romantic winter atmosphere. This historic city is lined with colorful wooden houses and undeniable charm. And the local cuisine of fish, fish, and more fish will delight fish lovers.
Upon finding the port, a boat tour of the fjord is a must. The winter is an amazing time to do this as the boat drifts on the magically still and enchanting water. The sound you hear could just be the wind howling, or it could be an old norse god, screaming from across the lake. Take in the glittering mountains and breathe in fresh sea air. On windy days, bring an extra layer. Or two. Or three.
For a more adventurous excursion, Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken stand tall and await travelers. Both offer a convenient funicular to the top so you don’t have to suffer through the cold too much. But if you’ve packed for the weather, experience the mountain firsthand with ski and snowshoe trails. These trails will bring you closer to mother nature and immerse you in the beauty of Norway.

5 years ago

Bergen is a picturesque Norwegian city that sits amidst the cold and wintery landscapes of Hordaland. Visitors can enjoy snow-capped mountains and ski slopes, as well as explore the city's charming streets, historic buildings, and world-class museums. From the vibrant fish market to the famous Bryggen Wharf, Bergen offers the perfect blend of culture and winter adventure.

seeker 1 year ago

With great sledding and excellent food, Bergen is easily one of the best cities to chase the winter blues away in. A UNESCO world heritage site, Bergen is full of stunning views, history, and gorgeous fairytale architecture. Explore the old town, enjoy delicious cuisine and make the most of an old-fashioned style Christmas.

seeker 3 years ago

Bergen Guides

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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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Bergen Articles

  • 13 Magical Spots For a Winter Vacation in Europe

    Europe is the birthplace of hygge culture: the Danish word for all things comfy and cosy. If tropical getaways aren’t your thing, than Europe is the perfect spot to hunker down and cozy up this winter season. Wake up to snow-capped mountains in Slovenia, walk cobbled streets in Tallinn, shop at cheerful Christmas festivals in […]

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    The best winter vacations don’t have to be all about sunshine and beaches. There are plenty of ways to have an awesome winter getaway — even when the weather is below freezing! Grab your hat and gloves and enjoy the crisp winter cold in these five cities. All fjords are wonderful, but in Bergen, the […]

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