Long weekend in Bergen

Bergen

For many years it was my big wish to visit one of the Scandinavian countries. Last year my dream came true when I have got from my boyfriend airplane tickets do Bergen as a Christmas gift! Bergen is the second biggest city of Norway and at the beginning of April we spent there three beautiful sunny days (we were really lucky, Bergen is apparently one on the rainiest places in Europe).

We arranged accommodation via airbnb as hotels were really pricey (like rest of the services in Norway 🙂 ) and beside discovering the city we planned one activity for each day.

Fjord Tour

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One month prior departure to Bergen we bought tickets to Fjord Tour on the web visitbergen.com. Price of this tour is 550 NOK (which is approx. 60 Eur), it is a bit expensive but so worth it! Tour lasted around 3 hours and the views were unbelievable! Do not forget to dress warmly, it gets freaking cold outside on the boat 🙂

Ulriken

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Next day we visited the mountain Ulriken, from the top is beautiful view of the entire city. You can walk up there or use the cable car. We choose the second option as we had limited time in Bergen. At the top of the mountain we enjoyed cup of coffee with amazing view and then went for a short walk around. Tip: if you wish to walk more wear proper shoes – we had sneakers and it was unexpectedly very slippery on the snow 🙂

Mount Fløyen

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On the plan of the last day was view from Mount Fløyen where we got again by cable car. At the top you can find cafe, souvenir shop and board with directions where to go around. We chose a trail that led to a beautiful lake Skomakerdiket. I liked that there were several seatings and spots where you can do own BBQ around the lake. It must be amazing there in summer time!

Rest of the trip we spent by taking long walks around the centre of Bergen and discovering coffee places. On Saturday there was this farmer’s market by the harbour where we ate the best pancakes ever!

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