Bergen is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway for good reason. It is a beautiful little city full of surprises and idyll, and you don’t have to stray far from the city centre to find yourself on the threshold of some of Norway’s best nature.
To the northeast of Bergen rises Floyen, a 319-meter peak offering magnificent views of the city and the surrounding area (visit early morning or at dusk for the most dramatic vistas). If walking is not your thing, you can take a funicular to the top. When you’re done with the spectacular views of Bergen, leave the station behind and head to Blamann – at 551 meters, the panoramic views from the top of this peak are well worth the effort.
Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf:
Located at Bryggen, 5003 Bergen the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is one of the most popular places to visit in Bergen, Norway. The area is full of studios, workshops, boutique shops and restaurants. The alleyways are narrow and have old wooden merchant houses which make the place look like a perfect blend of modern and old culture that you should not miss.
Rasmus Meyer Collection:
Located at Rasmus Meyers Allé 7, Bergen the Rasmus Meyer collection is one of the main attractions of the city since 1923. The collection includes the painting and sketched by some of the amazing artists of Norway including Egedius, Much, Dahl, and Munthe. If you love art then you should also check the museum of applied arts that has the collection of rare porcelain and pottery along with the goldsmith’s work.
If the wonders of the North Sea have caught your fancy, a visit to the Bergen Aquarium is a must. Sporting over 50 different tanks and aquariums, with beautiful displays and an abundance of species, the aquarium’s collections range from fish and seaweed to penguins, sea lions, crocodiles and even the odd monkey. Be fascinated by live demonstrations, daily shows, screenings and events in a place that has formed an important part of the local cultural identity for over 50 years.
This simple dish is common throughout the country and many families eat it weekly. Minced meat is seasoned and kneaded with a variety of ingredients, such as onions or rusk, before it is formed into small cakes and pan-fried. These are then simmered in gravy and served with either mashed peas or creamed cabbage. This staple is experiencing something of a renaissance after being sidelined by trendier imports like pizza and tacos over the years.