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The picturesque city of Bergen is the perfect place to start your journey to the fjords and the North of Norway.
But the city is worth so much more than just a short stop passing through.
The famous Bryggen, the old wharf area in the middle of town and a UNESCO world heritage site, is not to be missed with its old wooden houses, galleries, cafes and shops.
Just by Bryggen, the well known fish market boasts fresh produce from the sea, just as it has for hundreds of years.
From the top of the “city mountains”, Ulriken and Floien, which you can reach by cable car, the views over this old city are stunning.
Travellers have come to Bergen for over a thousand years, and it was among the most important ports during the Hanseatic trade in the 13th century.
Bergen was the largest city in Norway until the 1830s, benefitting from the trade monopoly with Northern Norway.
Although most of the medieval houses are long gone, the city still feels old, history hiding in every crack in the wooden houses.
Gateway to the Fjords
Bergen is the starting point for the famous Norwegian coastal voyage, Hurtigruten.
From here Hurtigruten and other cruise ships, which nearly all dock in this beautiful city, make they way north to another UNESCO world heritage site, the Geiranger fjord.
Read our insider’s guides to Bergen and find out all you need to know for your trip. Where to stay, how to get there, what to see and what to do.
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