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The two worlds of Bergen

The two worlds of Bergen

1 October, 2015

Bergen - (c) María de la Cruz

Bergen perfectly combines nature and culture with an intense urban life. Where the asphalt ends, the forest starts naturally, and there is so much going on in this student city that boredom is impossible.

Bergen is often called ‘the city among the seven mountains’, because it’s surrounded by the impressive Lyderhorn, Damsgårdsfjellet, Løvstakken, Ulriken, Fløyen, Rundemannen, and Sandviksfjellet. The most popular of them all is Fløyen, where you can get to the top either by foot or funicular. One of the most recommended hikes is the Ulriken-Fløyen route, where you can get a breathtaking view.

Not far from the city is the Fantoft stave church, an absolutely magical place lost in the woods.

Tired of your hiking boots? You have still time to walk around the city and explore the gems of this historic city:

  • Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf, with its famous wooden houses part of World Heritage of UNESCO.
  • The bustling fish market will transport you to another era.
  • The many art museums in the city: Bergen Art Museum, which includes a unique collection of paintings by Edvard Munch, the Center for Contemporary Art in Bergen…
  • The house of the famous composer Edvard Grieg.

Those are just some of the things to do in Bergen, the perfect mix of rural and urban, the gateway to the Norwegian fjords.

Bergen - María de la Cruz

Bergen – María de la Cruz