Bergen - the rainiest city in Europe

Bergen, Norway  see more

Wonderfully cute wooden buildings, a magnificent mountain setting. The city has been called 'the rainiest city in Europe' with an average rainfall in a year of 250 days! So bring an umbrella. Although it wasn't raining when we were there in October 2012.
We landed in Bergen Airport, Flesland and took the Flybussen coach departing just outside the airport. It took around 35 mins to get to the city centre of Bergen. It cost 100 kr one way or 160 kr return ticket valid for a month.
Norway is very expensive country so get ready and take loads of Norwegian crowns while £1 = 8.5 kr.



Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee


Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Bryggen is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings. Many fires have ravaged the characteristics wooden houses. It's been rebuilt several times, each time followed the traditional old patterns and methods.


Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
The Flybussen from the airport to the city centre will stop just outside Bryggen. 


Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Today Bryggen houses serves souvenir shops, artists studios, small boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Stroll along the old narrow alleyways to take a closer look at the wooden architecture. Overhanging balconies make the place even darker and more mysterious. 
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Stockfish sculpture by Italian artist Alessandro Pavone
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Wandering around Bergen on foot is the best way to see the city.


One of the 'must do' in Bergen is definitely to take the Floibanen Funicular to Mount Floyen, which is the most central of the mountains. You can use the funicular to get up and down, while we compromised and on the way up we took the funicular, and walked down by foot. Ticket one way cost 40 kr, return 80 kr.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
In just 5 minutes by funicular, 320 meters above the sea you can enjoy this view over Bergen. 


Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
You will receive a map of Mount Floyen along with your ticket at the desk if you decide to walk down or explore more of the hill. Don't leave Bergen until you have visited the Mount Floyen!
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Trail down Mount Floyen and may meet on your way numbers of trolls.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
The are very friendly and if you decide to own one like this...
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
... just pop in to one of the shops.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
While walking down specially during the autumn months can give a great opportunity of taking a really nice and colourful picture!


Hiking down you must be aware of Powder Witch!
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
The famous Fish Market.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Prices are very high in the fish market.


Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
You can get pretty good idea of what the local people eat.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Colourful Bergen Park.
Bergen Norway by Monika Mukherjee
Bryggen at night.





4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful post! Idan, Israel.

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  2. Wow ,just amazing! definetly going to visit it soon!

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