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 …]

Lysefjord to Preikestolhytta and Pulpit Rock

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Although Stavanger Norway is certainly a pleasant town, we were there primarily for its proximity to some of the longest, deepest and prettiest fjords on the country’s southern coast. Our primary exploration took the form of a day cruise on and hike along the Lysefjord to the scenic peak of Pulpit Rock, from which we [Read more …]

Stavanger Norway

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This 19th-century fishing town (brisling herring) was reinvented in the mod-1960s as the center of Norway’s vast oil and gas industry. Originally a major center for emigration out of the country (primarily to the United States) it has since grown into the fourth largest city in the county. The old town has been totally renovated [Read more …]