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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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  • Day4

    In Bergen

    May 28 in Norway

    In Bergen angekommen, haben wir als erstes ins Hotel eingecheckt und eine kurze Pause gemacht .
    Auf dem Plan stand eine Stadtrundfahrt und ein Ausflug auf die Fløien mit der Fløiebahn.
    Die Stadtrundfahrt war teuer und leider sehr enttäuschend🙁 Ein Abstecher auf dem Fischmarkt haben wir auch gemacht aber waren verwundert wie klein dieser war , nachdem wir viel davon gehört hatten.
    Aber Bergens"Hausberg" war um so schöner, der Ausblick auf die Hafenstadt war wunderschön!Read more

  • Day4

    Abendrunde

    May 28 in Norway

    Nachdem wir die Rester von gestern Abend vertilgt haben sind wir nochmal los in die Innenstadt.
    Den Jungs dürstete es nach Bier 🍻 und Cocktails 🍹
    Wir fanden eine sehr süße Bar in der uns extravagante und Ober leckere Cocktails für einen fair Preis kredenzt worden.
    Danach haben wir noch einen Spaziergang durch Bergen genossen. Es hat schon Vorteile das die Sonne hier fast nicht untergeht 😊

  • Day15

    Bergen

    September 4, 2016 in Norway

    Das wunderschöne, belebte Städtchen Bergen in Norwegen 🇳🇴

  • Day14

    Dzień 9 i 10

    July 23, 2016 in Norway

    Zwiedzamy Bergen, niesamowicie udała się nam pogoda i poznaliśmy miasto od najlepszej strony, również kulinarnej. Zakończyliśmy etap podróży samochodem, jutro płyniemy do Stavanger i znów ruszamy na szlak, teraz już tylko z plecakami.

  • 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

  • Day18

    Bryggen, Bergen, Norway

    May 20, 2016 in Norway

    Day 17:

    Today we woke up to the sound of rain. It was really lovely... until we considered that that meant we'd be walking in rain quite a bit today.

    But despite the rain, we went down the hill to town to check out the sights. We went through Bryggen, which is the iconic strip of buildings that will probably be the first couple pages of images that show up if you google "Bergen, Norway". They LOOK like quaint, old Norwegian houses, but they've all been repurposed to be souvenir shops. We didn't mind, though, it was about time that we acted like tourists.

    From there, we went to the St Mary's Church, built in the early 1100s. Apparently, other than a big fire in the 13th century, and a facelift last year, it really hasn't been touched since then. Then we made our way to a relic of when Bergen was the biggest city and port in Scandinavia, Bergenhus Festning. Its a fortress from the mid 1200s! I know we've written it more than once, but words honestly can't describe the feeling of touching an almost thousand year old building. We finally got our taste of Norwegian seafood, albeit in a not so traditional manner. Salmon, shrimp, and scallops in cioppino. It was more than necessary to warm us up!

    Soaked to the bone, it was time to call it an early day. And of course, sweet street art, as usual...
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