Visit this colourful city that makes a great starting point for exploring Norway’s famously rugged coastline
Norway’s second largest city with a population of about 270,000, Bergen is known as the “Gateway to the Fjords.” Situated between Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjord, and the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Bergen makes a great starting point for exploring Norway’s famously rugged coastline.
Once the capital of Norway before the Middle Ages, Bergen was a major hub of the Hanseatic League (a medieval alliance of merchant cities) and was a thriving port city for centuries. Today, this city surrounded by seven hills is just as busy, with a vibrant city centre and a wealth of cultural and historical attractions along with spectacular landscapes in every direction. Whether you arrive by car, train, plane or cruise ship, you won’t be disappointed by all that Bergen has to offer.View Towns