Bergen Norway ~ Gateway to the Fiords

Sunday June 8th ~ Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Known as the “Gateway to the Fiords”, this is where we get our first taste of Norway. Founded by Vikings, everything here revolves around the ocean.

With a similar climate to Seattle, Bergen gets an average of 90 inches of rain a year.


My favorite flowers, Iris

We arrived on a holiday weekend so the museums were closed. We still had an opportunity to enjoy a sunny morning before the clouds rolled in midday.

Taking the hop on hop off bus, we did a circle trip that showcased the historical and popular sites. The town is small and much of what we wanted to see in more depth was easily walkable from the port area so after completing the bus tour, and enjoying lunch back on board, we set out on foot.

The highlights included Old Town Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fish market and a ride up to the top of Mt. Floien via a funicular to enjoy spectacular views of the harbor.

Here is our day in pictures:


No, that ship is not carrying the stone building


Building on stilts


Waterfront homes and fish industry buildings


View from on top of Mt. Floien


Tim and Joanne


This is probably a very good idea!


Very large gear, not sure what it was originally used for


Side view of Bryggen, UNESCO district


Shops of Bryggen (UNESCO)


Oh how I love Iris

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the opportunity to see the natural beauty of the islands, mountains and Fiords of Norway.


About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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2 Responses to Bergen Norway ~ Gateway to the Fiords

  1. Janet Johnson says:

    I just “discovered” your site while looking for an explanation about why we saw snails all around Riga when we were there two weeks ago. We were in Bergen (Norway), Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius from May 16 to June 2. Your pictures and narrative are terrific. We had a fabulous time while there and it looks like you did too. You have been to so many places that we have also visited (plus you have visited a whole lot more!). Your gratitude moments add to the whole experience. Looking forward to following your travels.


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