My wife and I are planning a visit to Bergen & surroundings in the first half of June 2015. We are over 65 in age. Can any one suggest places to visit, cruise around the fjords, short journeys etc?
When you come to Bergen you must take the funicular/cablecar called Floybanen to the top. You will see most of the city. Another interesting area is the hanseatic buildings and the aquarium. The fishmarket, what is left of it, is also in the city. A sightseeing boat will take you on a trip around the harbour. Give me more details abort When and where you are staying and I van meget you and show you around in my city, as I am retired now.
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Bjorn, Beorn, Bjørn.
Be sure to go to the Fantofte Stave Kirke, a few minutes from Bergen -- everyone will know how to get there, take a taxi and have them wait for you, if you have problems walking up a hill. Stave kirke are Viking built structures complete with dragon motifs and they are very interesting and beautiful. This one is rebuilt from fire, but a MUST see in Bergen. While you are in the Fantofte area, check out the Gamlehaugen Castle close by with its beautiful surroundings. At the far end of Bergens' Hanseatic Wharf, be sure to see Rosenkrantz Tower and Håkons Hall. Also, if you can walk easily, try getting lost up the steep streets on the Wharf side of Bergen where there are some lovely houses.
Hi, We visited Bergen as part of our cruise around the Fjiords, so cannot recommend and trips from Bergen, but whilst in the town the Hanseatic area of Bergen is wonderful, loads of timber framed buildings with narrow accesses between the buildings which are mostly fantastic shop with very helpful staff. The Bryggen Museum is well worth a visit, plus if you are interested in history once you have paid at the Bryggen you get half price admission to most of the other museums in the town. There is a funicular railway which runs from the town to the top of a mountain, we didn't have time to do this, looked good from the sales literature (Will do it next time perhaps). Take plenty of NOK as Bergen is NOT cheap. About a tenner for 2 cups of coffee, but a wonderful place.I hope you enjoy it.
We spent a day in Bergen whilst on a Marco Polo cruise from London UK. Walked around Bryggen and had a coffee. We also cruised in Eidfjord and a guided walk to the lake. Then on to Flam. From there we journeyed by coach to Vindefossen waterfall then from Voss took Bergen train to Myrdal in the mountains. There we changed to Flamsbana train back down to Flam. A lovely area. We are also in our 60's!
I hate the automatic spelling!! IT should have been:" about when and where you are staying and I can meet you"
We were only in Bergen for an afternoon and the following day before our north bound cruise with Hurtigruten. My friend and I are also of your age, and we did lots of walking. We loved the Saturday farmers' type market we found right by the Tourist Information office, and this is something I would not have missed! I have no idea if this is a weekly event, but we were there on Sat 14 March. There was a wonderful atmosphere, crowds of people walking, street musicians, etc., just very festive. And of course we did lots of shopping!
We did visit the castle Bergenhus Festning which is also easy to walk to.
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