Jul 14, 2016

Things to do in Bergen

Origionally Bjørgvin (the green meadow among mountains), Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and is located in the west. A popular tourist attraction on the harbor in Bergen is Bryggen (Norwegian for the Wharf). Bryggen is a series of colourful buildings that line the harbour leading out into the fjord. As it is quite touristy, theres many bars, restaurants and cafés dotted along it, so a great place to go and have a drink in the evenings if the sun is out. It is also a great place to take a walk along in the day time and then head up to Fisketorget i Bergen (the fish market).

Fisketorget has been trading since the 12th century and is a great place to visit in the city if you are a fan of seafood. It is traditional to pick up fresh shrimps or oysters and eat on the sea front. The market also has fresh fruit, bread and gifts on offer.

After Fisketorget, you can easily walk up to the shopping centre of the city. There are a number of shopping malls within a stones throw of each other with a couple of department stores also. The Scandinavian brands, for fashion and interiors, are really popular at the moment so it is nice to take a look in the stores. Stores in Bergen include HøyerDay Birger et MikkelsonMonki and Kouture.

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