Bergen is a beautiful city surrounded by majestic mountains and fjords on Norway’s western coast. The old Bryggen, a world heritage site on the wharf features colourful wooden houses once the center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. Bergen is also known as the “city of the seven mountains.” The Fløibanen funicular goes up one of its mountains, Fløyen, for panoramic views and hiking trails. The city is an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology.
Size: 465 km2
September temperatures: average low 9° C / 48° F; average high 14° C / 57° F
The Flesland International Airport (BGO) is close to the city center and has daily connections to the major European airports (e.g. London, Amsterdam). There is an efficient airport bus direct to the city center and a taxi trip to the city will take approximately 30 minutes.
The Bergen railway between Oslo and Bergen is considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides. There are several daily departures between Oslo and Bergen. Learn more at www.nsb.no.
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