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There are plenty of places where you can go to see old buildings, but these are still in use, which makes them that much more enjoyable. Walking around through the narrow alleys and courtyards into the little shops felt like a trip through time.
we took a walking tour which made this area more interesting. These old buildings are now mainly restaurants, pubs and business. it is very crowded . it used to be where the german merchants had their shops - only men (up to 400) lived here...More
The Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is a collection of historic buildings along the waterfront in Bergen. The history of the buildings as used for the Hanseatic League housing tradesmen and their shops is interesting. Nowadays, though, the buildings mainly house shops selling somewhat overpriced merchandise. There...More
Enjoyed wandering around the Bryggen waterfront area of Bergen. The fun part is exploring the wooden alleys between the Main Street buildings.
There are tons of shops and places to have some excellent Norwegian beer on the promenade.
Great place to stroll and stop for...More
While visiting the Bryggen area one gets a good view of the skyline and the historic buildings for which Bryggen is known for. These multicoloured buildings give a special character to the whole landscape.
The quirky buildings add character to the Bergen waterfront and most are now souvenir/craft shops. The traditional knitwear is lovely to look at but very expensive. We had three cruise ships in port the day that we were there which made it a huge struggle...More
Before going there I thought that there are only nice colourful facades and never expected that thete is a complete quarter of wooden buildings with restaurants, shops, workshops and museum. Impressive is the age of those buildingds and their very good condition, taking into account...More
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The Hurtigruten Ship being a working Ship , it handles a lot of Cargo , mail , transfers, etc. So it has a lot of brief stops . Take advantage of the longer stops to Go Down and visit the Towns . The 15 minute stops are too... More
The Hurtigruten Ship being a working Ship , it handles a lot of Cargo , mail , transfers, etc. So it has a lot of brief stops . Take advantage of the longer stops to Go Down and visit the Towns . The 15 minute stops are too short to disembark.
In Tromso there is an options Tour of the Artic Cathedral w a Concert, which is wonderful (listed at one of Top 10 to visit in Norway). But If you do not like to spend for that , you may walk to the Plaza and see shops and the other old Cathedral , . Note that Tromso is a Place With a high percentage to see the Aurora Lights. WE did see it in Tromso, but on the Ship
Trondheim is another longer stop , and is a beautiful Town . There is Also an options city Tour which lets you see Everything in town in a couple of hours. If you chose not to spending for the tour, you have Just enough time to walk and visit the Nidarosdomen Cathedral (I would say a must), walking past the Ravnkloa Sail Boat ports, Market Square, Rockheim Museum, and maybe a souvenir shop .
Not sure if you have already been yet but if not.... walk it yourselves. The best info is from the local shop owners or cafe assistants so take your time, travell the beautiful streets and talk yo everyone...they all speak... More
Not sure if you have already been yet but if not.... walk it yourselves. The best info is from the local shop owners or cafe assistants so take your time, travell the beautiful streets and talk yo everyone...they all speak English.
Bryggen has a strong history so hear it from the story tellers.
Take you camera and mind your head as you walk through the famous old wooden buildings.
Most of Bergen is easily walkable, and do remember there is a bus! The drivers will speak a fair amount of English, if Norwegian is not your first (or your second or your third...) language, so they can help you if you can’t... More
Most of Bergen is easily walkable, and do remember there is a bus! The drivers will speak a fair amount of English, if Norwegian is not your first (or your second or your third...) language, so they can help you if you can’t seem to figure out the routes and schedules (I never could!) Alot of Bergen can be seen in a day, so you should have no trouble getting in alot of sights on your own. There are plenty of guided tours in town, but I did everything solo and on my own with a little research and planning before I arrived and felt I got just as much out of it as I would have with a tour. The Bryggen wharf is not to be missed (but heads up, some of the shops inside were a bit disappointing) and hiking up Mt. Fløyen offered some amazing views (there’s also a cable car if you’re strapped for time/not favoring a work out!) Hope this helps? Bergen was fantastic, you’re going to have a great time!