Travelling Norway on a cruise allowed us to explore multiple cities along its coast, at any time possible – even midnight. Since the Hurtigruten also functions as a cargo operator ship, they make stops for varying amounts of time, so we made a point to alight for an explore whenever the stop lasts more than half an hour!
I know the sky still looks like it’s 7pm in Singapore, when it was in fact almost 1am. We were expecting the streets to be dead and quiet, but we were surprised to witness the Midnight Sun Marathon.
I’ve spoken plenty about our visit to Scandinavia last June, which was also summer time. While there are the Northern Lights in the winter, you get to witness the Midnight Sun when you’re visiting Scandinavia in the summer.
Spending the winter in Scandinavia with the Northern Lights, dog-sleds, and ice hotels are popular travel stories we see everywhere, but spending the summer in countries like Norway, Sweden, and Copenhagen also has its winning points!
Here’s what I loved about visiting Scandinavia in the summer:
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.
We’ve all read the travel listicles, and seen photos of the husky dogs in Norway. The thick snow, the sleds, and the adorable huskies pulling you along. Sounds like a real pretty sight.
But what happens in the summer?
Well, you can still meet the huskies (even reindeers!), and you can still be pulled along by them. BUT it will be done on foot, without a sled, and you will perspire despite the close to 10°C weather.
When you’re visiting Norway in the summer, you get to take on a mountain hike with these adorable puppies along with professional guides. This is your chance to get some exercise along with the energetic husky puppies.