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Skuteviken

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  • Day491

    Today we left the epic scenery of the fjords and headed west for the coastline at Bergen, Norway's second-largest city. Drive was about 3 hours, and we stopped for McDonalds on the outskirts of the city for lunch - one of the first we've seen! Very few western fast-food restaurants here in Norway, not sure why.

    The World Heritage site is an old docklands area in downtown Bergen, where there were originally hundreds of warehouses and merchant offices, since mostly lost to fire. This is where a huge trade was done in dried fish from northern Norway, traded for grains and other foodstuffs from central Europe. As always, the Hanseatic League was at the centre of it, so it was interesting to see them pop back up again after all the sites we'd seen in Germany.

    It's quite a small site, and though we did the two museums and had a good wander around, we were basically done within a couple of hours. Had an afternoon snack at the fish markets, including a bit of whale salami.

    Late afternoon we headed to our apartment - yes, an apartment! Shandos had found a place on Airbnb that was cheaper than a typical cabin, and included parking. Just a basic studio apartment, but more than enough for us! Felt like absolute luxury after almost a month in a tent.
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  • Day15

    In the Geirangerfjord

    July 4 in Norway

    Today after calling into Alesund the ship continued into the Geirangerfjord which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls. The mountain peaks appeared to get steeper the further into the fjord the boat travelled. There were many drifts of snow on the higher reaches of the mountains which fed the numerous waterfalls. These waterfalls were quite spectacular and considering that it is summer one can only imagine the volume of water they would discharge in winter.
    When we got to Geiranger we saw almost half the boat get off to do the bus trip back to Molde. We were rather surprised to see the Queen Elizabeth boat (black boat with red funnel) and a ship of the Costa line both in the harbour there. The scenery was obviously a drawcard for the large boats and their passengers.
    Overall it was a spectacular journey.
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  • Day7

    Bergeni õhtusöök

    July 28 in Norway

    Peale mereloomade vaatamist olime mõlemad näljased ja mõtlesime minna kuhugi sööma. Algne plaan oli minna meretoitu sööma, aga peale seda, kui me sattusime hirmus lärmakasse kohta, kus oli tugev kala hais, avatud köök ja 100g hinnad, mõtlesime ümber ja läksime pitsat sööma. Võitis Stefano.

  • Day7

    Bergeni vanalinn

    July 28 in Norway

    Kuna me mäele ei läinud, siis otsustasime Bergeni linnas ära käia.

    Bergen on tuntud oma värviliste kalurimajade poolest. Täiesti kogemata sattusime just neist kõige tuntumatest, mida kõikjal piltidel näeb, mööda sõitma. Päris ilus ja mõnus vanalinn. Huvitaval kombel liiklust peaaegu linnas polegi.

  • Day7

    Bergeni akvaarium

    July 28 in Norway

    Läksime ja tutvusime kohalike ja mitte nii kohalike loomadega. Jõudsime täpselt õigel ajal, et näha polnud pingviinide toitmist. Tuleb välja, et pingviinid raputavad enne kala tervelt alla neelamist pead, et süljenäärmed korralikult tööle panna, hambaid neil pole. Kaela jämedune kala läks ilusti kurgust alla.

  • Day15

    Arrival in Bergen

    January 1 in Norway

    Today marks the middle of our Scandinavian trip. We left Stockholm around lunch time and arrived in Bergen this afternoon. Bergen looks like a very quaint small village.We checked in and discovered that the room was tiny. Fortunately we met some other guests, who were also from Sydney, and they advised that they had changed room due to its small size. We checked with reception and we were moved to a larger room. We went for a little walk but nothing is open other than McDonalds, a few restaurants and Starbucks which is where we ended up having a hot chocolate. This Hotel is a little different to many other Hotels in that it offers a light dinner which is included in the price. So as almost everything was shut we decided to give it a go. Surprising there was a selection of a very nice Norwegian vegetable and meat soup, breads and very fresh salads and fruit. Back in the room now so we can research the activities for the next few days.Read more

  • Day16

    Walking around Bergen

    January 2 in Norway

    Today was a lazy day we actually slept in to 9.45am, so we had a quick dash to breakfast as it closed at 10am. We then went for a walk to the information centre to work out our plans for the next few days. Under the visitor information centre was a very small fish market which had some nice size lobster, crabs and some very ugly fish. Bergen is a small town and appears most activities close down over winter, which is a shame as some of the tours seemed quite good. With all our information brochures in hand, a warm place to read and have a drink was next on the list. Afterwards we came back to our room and John researched the sightseeing options and I read for a while. After about an hour or so we went out for another walk through the old town which is only a few blocks from us.Read more

  • Day6

    Bergen food tour

    August 28 in Norway

    Norway was a poor country until 50 years ago when oil was discovered. Food is an expression of their geography and financials: it can only be grown in summer months (potatoes, leeks and berries); hunting season is limited (fish, deer, whales and goat); and the rest of the food would have to be imported but it was too expensive until recently.

    Today, the food I tried was a delicious mix of the above-mentioned ingredients, created in restaurants born 2-5 years ago, only thanks to tourism industry. Locals don’t eat at restaurants; they prefer convenience to quality (only place where I have seen pizza buffets 😱).Read more

  • Day15

    Bergen

    September 4, 2016 in Norway

    Das wunderschöne, belebte Städtchen Bergen in Norwegen 🇳🇴

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