The second largest city in Norway, Bergen is affectionately known as ‘the gateway to Norway's famous Fjords'. To take in all of Bergen's beauty, head to 'Mount Floyen' which is a 1,050-foot peak. You can reach the top of this by taking a ride on the 'Floybanen Funicular', which runs from the city centre – right to the top of the mountain. From here, you'll have the most incredible views across the whole landscape of the area. It's definitely worth the trip. Home to medieval wooden houses, Bergen is certainly a charming place. And, as the area is rich in history, it comes as no surprise that there are a lot of museums, including the open-air ‘Old Bergen Museum'. Whilst you're in Bergen, make sure you have a wander through the picturesque cobbled streets featuring tiny wooden houses. Located at the hillside of Bergen and on the Nordnes peninsula, they're only a short walk away from the city centre. And not forgetting the world famous fish market, situated in the heart of the city. It's one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bergen.
For a spot of shopping, take a stroll down the pedestrianised streets of 'Gamle Strandgaten', 'Marken' and 'Torgallmenningen'. You'll find a number of shops here, selling everything from trolls to antiques, handicrafts to Bergen sweaters.
The local currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). Bergen is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
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