Sunday June 8th ~ 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.
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:
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the opportunity to see the natural beauty of the islands, mountains and Fiords of Norway.