Bergen, *my* city!

This is Bryggen, one of the most famous tourist-attractions in Bergen.

This is Bryggen, one of the most famous tourist-attractions in Bergen.

First of all I want to say a warm welcome to all my new, international followers! Because of you I thought I wanted to introduce my own city, Bergen. I usually never do “touristic- things” in Bergen, but I will try to do it during the summer-time.

Unfortunately I have never stayed at any hotel in Bergen and not sure if I ever will do, but if any hotel (or restaurant) want me to review them, please contact me!

The best time to visit Bergen is during the spring- or summertime. Bergen is famous for being the most rainy city on the planet (close to, at least), but in May, June, July or August you can be lucky to see the big, yellow ball in the sky! It’s said that Bergen is the most beautiful city in the world, when the sun is shining, and I think I have to agree.

Bergen has mountains, a lot, in fact 7 mountains very close. This is the reason why it’s raining. However, if you like to hike/walk in the mountains (no matter if it’s raining or not) you should come and visit Bergen. 2 of the mountains can also be reached for this who don’t like to walk!

We have Floeybanen – a funicular that will take you to… yes, you are right.. Floeyen. From there you can take walks in the mountains or you can just have a view over the city. There is a cafe, a souvenir-shop and a restaurant on the top. I have had a conference-dinner at the restaurant, and it was great. This was before I got all my allergies, so I don’t know how they handle people with allergies. What I know is that both the funicular and the area on the top is made for wheel-chair users. (It has been tested!)

If you want to get higher up, you can take the cable-car Ulriksbanen. You have to take a bus from the city-center, but if you like cable-cars you should do it! I have done it once, many, many years ago, but don’t like height, so you will not get a further review from me about the cable-car.  🙂

For more about Bergen, stay tuned!



2 thoughts on “Bergen, *my* city!

  1. Satu VW / Destination Unknown

    I actually studied in Bergen at the NHH for one semester… kind of long time ago! I only went back in November, it was quite strange as I remembered some things but not so many. I still need to write about it…! I can’t wait to hear more, Bergen is a beautiful town!

    1. Cecilie Post author

      Strange what you remember and what you forget… I bet the city has changed too? My son is moving to Trondheim in August. He was borne there as we studied in the city, but none of us have been back since we moved to Bergen, 14 years ago! I am curious to see if he remember anything at all (he was 5,5 years when we moved), but I am sure I will get some flashbacks when we go to Trondheim to help with the move!

      I will write more about Bergen soon, I promise!


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