Saturday, August 9, 2014

A colorful journey to Bergen - the capital of fjords

A colorful journey to Bergen

I’ve been to Bergen - one of the most beautiful and colorful cities of Norway - in the same guided tour around Scandinavian countries, in 2012, excellent organized by a professional travel agency from Romania (the one that along the years became my favorite tour operator for its wide range of tourist services and „holidays provider”).

We’ve reached to Bergen - the capital of fjords, surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords - after seeing Sogneford - the longest and deepest fjord from Norway and worldwide - and a captivating trip by train from Flam to Myrdal.
Bergen, Norway
Bergen (Own photo)
Bergen is the second Norwegian city after Oslo, and it is famous for its colorful 2 to 5 story narrow houses made from wood and stones, hosting museums, art galleries and lots of restaurants, most of them aligned along the port.

The center of Bergen is quite picturesque, full of charm and medieval history.
Vågen Harbour, Bergen
Vågen Harbour, Bergen (Own photo)
Here you can take a long walk along the VågenHarbour and see various sides of boats floating peacefully along the channel tempting you to take a cruise around and admire the old buildings - white, red, yellow with withe and green windows, and pointed roofs - get into a cable car and enjoy a panoramic view over the city from the above or jump into a hop-on-hop-off bus for a sightseeing from a top deck seat that will reveal you Bergen from a fantastic angle.

In Bergen you have so many delights and tourist attractions where you can go: Bryggen - the Hanseatic wharf (included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list), Fløibanen Funicular and the Fish Market, Fantoft StaveChurch, manor houses, museums, Aquarium and VilVite Science Center, restaurants and bars, and much more adventure for everyone.
Bergen, Norway
Bergen (Own photo)
Enjoy sightseeing in Bergen - during the day or by night (and relish a real show of lights and colors) - by foot, by buss, taking the funicular or a harbour cruise.

Once your tour around Bergen reaches to the end, the best way to rewind and filter all the information gathered into your mind during that day, is finding a comfortable seat in a local restaurant or tavern, „eat Norwegian” and taste from appetizing seafood variety cooked by professionals or take a light meal and a cup of freshly roasted coffee, a cold beer or a flavored hot tea, relax, feel and observe...

Visit Bergen and you'll feel mesmerized, no matter the season!