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.
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.
Thank you Janet and welcome! We are enjoying exploring the Baltics and now Norway. It sounds like we crossed each other in our travels. I’m so glad you decided to follow along!