If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Bergen, you should head up Mt. Fløyen (320 metres above sea level), which is only 8 minutes away on the Fløibanen funicular.
Mt. Fløyen is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bergen, and was one of the top recommendations we got at the tourism office. I suppose you understand why when you find yourself at the peak.
To be honest, I knew very little about Norway before I travelled there, let alone Bergen, which is the country’s second-largest city. I didn’t know it was an old Viking settlement turned World Heritage City, and surrounded by the beautiful Norwegian Fjords.
While most cities we visited in Norway seemed rather quiet, Bergen was rather vibrant with activities during our stay. From the outdoor fish market, the alleyways at Bryggen, to exploring the culture and history at the many museums, Bergen has plenty to offer.
We had two days to spend, so I did my research and we made sure to make the most out of our stay! Read on for my guide to Bergen.
Our first day in sweden.
We’d just landed in Copenhagen, and rented a car to drive our way to Sweden, where we were going to spend the first 4 days of our trip. Always really intrigued and excited when I’m in a new country for the first time, and even more so when it’s at the start of the holiday!
Just imagine my excitement when we drove past this entire field of poppy flowers! From a distance they looked like a huge sea of red, and I told my dad we had to get closer so I could see it. (Also to take photos of it.)
Forget the Northern Lights, it’s now summer time in Scandinavia. The months of May to July is when you get to experience almost a 24 hours of daylight, plus the Midnight Sun – yep the sun doesn’t set!
Before you imagine summer weather that’s similar to Australia, visiting Scandinavia will remind you that ‘summer’ is just a relative term.
While the weather is certainly warmer (no more sub-zero temperatures), that doesn’t mean you won’t shiver! Here’s how you should dress when you’re in Scandinavia in the summer: