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Norway

A trip in Bergen

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Visit the gateway to the Norwegian fjords. Located on the southwest coast of Norway, Bergen is a charming small town. With its colorful wooden houses, it is typical of Norwegian coastal towns. Both nestled at the foot of the mountains and open to the sea, it is the starting point for many cruises to the fjords. This idea of ​​a stay is valid for 2 people for a period of 6 days.

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Program

Day 1 : Arrival in Bergen

Trip in Bergen

This tour is inspired by my own experience in Bergen. It can be modified according to your wishes. It presents the city's essentials and everything that makes it so charming.


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Plane ticket to Bergen

Flight from your airport to Norway. Possible change in Oslo. Plan between € 200 and € 300 per person. The companies are Norwegian, SAS, Widerøe or another company.

Arrival at the Bergen airport

The connection between the airport and Bergen city center is provided by bus (flybussen).

Useful info (food)

For your meals, catering prices are quite expensive compared to other countries. For an average budget, treat yourself to one or two outings to a restaurant. You will find many mini markets where you can buy your provisions (the concept of supermarket hardly exists in Norway). Norwegians often eat toast (matpakke), so you will find a lot of sliced ​​bread and all kinds of foods to spread on it. Among the curiosities to taste: brunost (brown cheese with a mild and sweet flavor), kaviar (fish roe paste in a tube), fiskekaker (kinds of savory pancakes with fish) and kanelboller (rolled cakes cinnamon, even better reheated and with Chantilly cream).

Booking a hotel in Bergen - night 1 of 5

Hotel of your choice according to your wishes. In Bergen, the accommodation options are varied but limited: youth hostel, budget hotel, luxury hotel ... For 5 nights, plan between 100 and 700 €. Youth hostels are ideal for keeping costs as low as possible and if you are willing to share a bedroom and bathroom. Comfort is however there if one is not too demanding. For more prestigious accommodation, prices go up quite quickly but the quality of service will not disappoint.

Day 2 : Discovering the city

Useful info (the weather)

Bergen being a very wet city, always remember to go out with an umbrella or a raincoat. There are emergency ponchos in waterproof material to put on as soon as it rains.

Bergen Card

For 4 days and for 1 person, the Bergen Card can be purchased for € 50. It offers discounts and free admission to enjoy certain activities. The bus and tram in Bergen are free. It can be ordered before departure. The activities to follow can be purchased on site with the Bergen Card. The prices indicated take into account the price reduction or the free admission granted by the Bergen Card. The prices of the Bergen Card vary according to the age of the tourist (adult or child) and its period of validity (24h, 48h, 72h or 96h). It can be purchased on site at the airport, at the tourist office, in Luca's Deli boutiques or at some hotels (Bratland Camping, Lone Camping, Montana Youth Hostel and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel).

Bryggen

Bryggen is the old port of Bergen. A member of the Hanseatic League, which controlled maritime trade in the North Sea and Baltic Sea from the Middle Ages, it is famous for its old, colorful wooden buildings. On the program: - walk in Bryggen - visit of the Hanseatic Museum

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Old Bergen

Old Bergen is a district dating from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. In the district of Nordnes, where it is partly located, also find the Bergen Aquarium and its many sea creatures. On the program: - walk in Old Bergen - visit of the Bergen Aquarium.

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Booking a hotel in Bergen - night 2 of 5

Hotel of your choice according to your wishes. In Bergen, the accommodation options are varied but limited: youth hostel, budget hotel, luxury hotel ... For 5 nights, plan between 100 and 700 €. Youth hostels are ideal for keeping costs as low as possible and if you are willing to share a bedroom and bathroom. Comfort is however there if one is not too demanding. For more prestigious accommodation, prices go up quite quickly but the quality of service will not disappoint.

Day 3 : Fantoft and Mount Fløyen

Fantoft Stave Church

Fantoft's stave church, which dates from the Middle Ages, was rebuilt in a district in the south of Bergen. On the program: - tram ride from downtown to Fantoft - visit to Fantoft church

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Mount Fløyen

Mount Fløyen is a hill overlooking the city of Bergen. The summit can be reached by the funicular (Fløibanen). There is a restaurant, café, souvenir shop and many hiking possibilities. On the program: - ascent on foot or by funicular of Mount Fløyen - walk to Mount Fløyen - descent on foot or by funicular of Mount Fløyen

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Booking a hotel in Bergen - night 3 of 5

Hotel of your choice according to your wishes. In Bergen, the accommodation options are varied but limited: youth hostel, budget hotel, luxury hotel ... For 5 nights, plan between 100 and 700 €. Youth hostels are ideal for keeping costs as low as possible and if you are willing to share a bedroom and bathroom. Comfort is however there if one is not too demanding. For more prestigious accommodation, prices go up quite quickly but the quality of service will not disappoint.

Day 4 : Mount Ulriken and the Fish Market

Mount Ulriken

Mount Ulriken is the highest hill surrounding Bergen. Its panorama is the most beautiful of all. On the program: - ascent to Mount Ulriken by cable car - walk to Mount Ulriken - return from Mount Ulriken by cable car

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The Fish Market

The Fish Market presents the best culinary specialties of Bergen. Find the best marinated salmon (gravlaks) in Norway with its mustard sauce as well as king crabs from the Barents Sea, dried cod from the Lofoten Islands or reindeer, elk or whale sausage. Buy a piece of salmon that will be specially conditioned for your return trip. On the program: - Visit of the Fish Market - Meal at the Market restaurant (Fjellskål)

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Booking a hotel in Bergen - night 4 of 5

Hotel of your choice according to your wishes. In Bergen, the accommodation options are varied but limited: youth hostel, budget hotel, luxury hotel ... For 5 nights, plan between 100 and 700 €. Youth hostels are ideal for keeping costs as low as possible and if you are willing to share a bedroom and bathroom. Comfort is however there if one is not too demanding. For more prestigious accommodation, prices go up quite quickly but the quality of service will not disappoint.

Day 5 : Bergenhus and cruise on the Osterfjord

Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus Fortress dates back to when Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 13th century. A park full of flowers and trees has been built between the ramparts of the fortress. On the program: - visit to Bergenhus park - visit to Bergenhus with Håkonshallen and the Rosenkrantz tower

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Cruise on the Osterfjord

The Osterfjord is a fjord north of Bergen. During the cruise, we discover its magnificent landscapes as well as the villages that border it, including Mostraumen and Modalen. Book your place at least two days before the departure of the cruise. You will be able at the end of the cruise to have a snack on the lower deck (not included in the initial price of the cruise)

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Booking a hotel in Bergen - night 5 of 5

Hotel of your choice according to your wishes. In Bergen, the accommodation options are varied but limited: youth hostel, budget hotel, luxury hotel ... For 5 nights, plan between 100 and 700 €. Youth hostels are ideal for keeping costs as low as possible and if you are willing to share a bedroom and bathroom. Comfort is however there if one is not too demanding. For more prestigious accommodation, prices go up quite quickly but the quality of service will not disappoint.

Day 6 : Departure from Bergen

Back to Bergen airport

The connection between Bergen city center and the airport is provided by bus (flybussen).

Good bye Bergen

For the last day, take a trip to the souvenir shops of Bergen. If you have enough budget (prices are higher in Norway than in other countries), you will find the nicest shops near Bryggen. Bring home a troll who will protect your home from evil spirits.

Return plane ticket

Arrival at your airport. Plan between € 200 and € 300 per person. The companies are Norwegian, SAS or another company.

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