Our Bergen to Oslo Norway Route

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We decided to take the long, scenic route from Bergen to Oslo Norway. The first leg of our journey was a morning cruise up the Sognefjord. Norway’s longest (more than 200 km) and deepest (1,300 meters) fjord, which extends from the North Sea to the Jotunheimen mountains, provided all we expected from a great fjord [Read more …]

Bergen Norway Restaurants and Hotel

Bergen, like other parts of Norway, focuses on fresh and natural ingredients at its restaurants. Just up our alley. First a caveat…Norway is not cheap by any means. In fact, it is very expensive. Lunches easily cost $70-$100 without wine. Dinners were $150 – $200. Bottles of wine started at $70. We were told that [Read more …]

Getting Outside of Bergen Norway’s City Center

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Bergen is a fairly walkable city but it also has a great light rail system which got us to several other interesting sites. Gamie Bergen, actually located outside of Central Bergen, is a collection of relocated and restored 18th- and 19th century homes, shops buildings that have been moved from other locations and set along [Read more …]

Bergen Norway’s Other Charms

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Although the majority of the tourist sites are in Bryggen, the city also has a number of other lovely areas. The area east of Bryggen contains a number of lovely, well-maintained historic buildings, the homes crawling up the northern mountainside make for a lovely view and city center is modern, if sterile. The cathedral, Lake [Read more …]

Bergen Norway: From Middle Ages Trading Hub to Tourist Mecca

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No doubt about it, Stavanger, Norway was charming. But it was time to move on. Our next stop was Bergen, Norway. We chose to make the journey via a 5.5-hour bus ride that took us through a number of smaller towns, past lakes and forests and alongside of and across two fjords. Interestingly, the bus [Read more …]