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The UNESCO-listed Hanseatic wharf of Bryggen is one reason to book a break in Bergen. The eye-popping sights, sounds and smells of the Fish Market, where local crafts and trinkets are sold as well as freshly caught fish, also attract visitors. The cosy bars and timber-clad scenes are guaranteed to please tourists, too.
Bergen’s family-friendly attractions entice visitors year round, especially during the warmer summer months when there is more daylight. If you’re travelling with children, a trip on the funicular railway is a great way to pass some time. It climbs hundreds of metres up Fløyen Mountain and offers far-reaching views of the city and its exceptional peak-filled backdrop. Bergen Aquarium is also a family favourite, especially when it’s time for the sea lions to tuck into their lunch.
Seven mountains surround the city of Bergen and numerous walking and climbing trails reveal views you’ll never get tired of – even if your muscles are aching. Standing at a little over 630 metres, Ulriken is the biggest of the peaks. You can drive to the lower cable-car station and take the easy way up; the route back to your car is fairly gentle and easy enough for most.
For most visitors, Bergen is a striking and welcoming gateway to the magnificence of Norway’s fjord land. There’s no arguing with that. This pleasant port will have memories simmering in the mind as you wave goodbye to urban life and set sail for the land of deep fjords and sky-high mountains: never has a vista of soulful blues, greens and greys looked so incredibly good.
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You don’t have to sail out of Bergen to open the door on Norway’s natural splendour. Simply hop in your hire car and hit the open road...
In this lovely part of Norway, it’s a joy simply to let the open road and your sense of adventure dictate the day’s schedule. There are plenty of delightful villages in which to take a break and soak up some Norwegian hospitality, as well as numerous stops that offer far-reaching views across mountains and valleys.
If you plan to be more organised about your sightseeing, consider trips to nearby destinations such as Voss, Sognefjord, and Hardanger.
Voss is a 90-minute drive inland from Bergen. Located at the heart of Norway, don’t be fooled by the traditional values and rural outlook of this area. This magical setting of snowy mountains, waterfalls and forests provides more opportunities for thrills than a theme park. Get your heart racing by rafting, kayaking, canyoning, river-boarding, cross-country skiing, paragliding, ski-diving – to name just a few activities! This land of extreme peaks is well suited for extreme sports.
Sognefjord is a bit more of a hike from Bergen and will require an overnight stay. Though the drive is spectacular, it takes three and a half hours to reach Norway’s longest and deepest fjord from Bergen. It’s the views, the Flam Railway and the plunging waterfalls that make the trip worthwhile. There are plenty of hotels in Sognefjord; consider staying at least a couple of nights to enjoy the highlights of the area.
A little closer to Bergen is the Hardangerfjord, which can be reached in less than two and a half hours by road. This area is packed with easily accessible tourist attractions, such as the Vøringsfossen and Steindalsfossen waterfalls, the Folgefonna glacier and the wonderfully named Trolltunga, or Troll’s Tongue Rock, which pokes out of a mountainside and provides many a daring photograph opportunity.