Bergen is a fishing town in Norway. Bryggen the fishing harbor is a tourist attraction that attracts millions of visitors per year by air and sea and land. It is on the UNESCO World heritage sites. It has burnt down and rebuilt several times as the buildings are all made from wood. Going back from the 11th century. We arrived by train from Aurland. This is where we were to meet the ship for our Arctic expedition. We arrived a few days before we were to board, as we wanted to fully experience Bergen. I had heard many tales from previous travelers on how wonderful this town was to travel to and it did not disappoint.
It was a breathtaking 6 hour train ride from Flam. As we climbed the mountains with lush green scenery to snow capped mountains and back down to sea level again.
The hotel was a ten minute walk from the train station through many construction zones. The colorful vibrant buildings that lined the narrow streets the curved around to the hotel. Street art was everywhere you turned, from fine art to political. I do not know about you but I like street art.
We arrived in the city later in the evening, hungry. We had dinner in Bryggen at the highly rated Unicorn restaurant known as Enhjor Ningen. The food was delicious and service was good.
Later, We wandered into the night. It was still early in the summertime when it still got dark. We wandered down to the wharf to take in the view.
Arising early gave us the blessing of having the whole city to ourselves as everyone else was still sleeping. We wandered the streets exploring and taking pictures. I enjoyed exploring Bergen. It was walk-able with beautiful colorful streets lined with restaurants, shops and homes.
The next day we were to boarded the ship, which indeed prove to be an adventure of a lifetime. I will write about that soon.