Week 269 – Bergen

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. We got there relatively early in the day and visited the historic parts of the city. Similar to Oslo, Bergen is filled with world class museum’s – we did visit the primary attraction Bryggen which was an outdoor replicate of the port from the 1600s – where we had our $16 local cheap pilsner beer. We decided to buy some beer at a store and were lucky to get it by the 6pm cutoff as I was stewarded to the front of the line to get it scanned at 5:59pm. It was the cheapest and still $4 per can for the same local beer.

The other primary attractions of Bergen are the fish market and the Fløyen view point….locally caught salmon were huge but it was $60/plate for dinner (for just the fish). We did take the funicular to Fløyen view point at and it was great.

The AirBNB was awesome and in the center of the city – so we were able to park and walk everywhere. This was the only real night we had in a city, so the kids were excited to go out…they ended up back at the restaurant to grab something left behind and talked to the owner for a while.

From Bergen, it was time to head back east towards Oslo with a stop at a ski town called Hemsedel – a great scenic drives and another outstanding AirBNB.

Annelise and Jake at old port at Bryggen near the Hanseatic Museum (white peaked building) – it was closed for refurbishment
Narrow Bryggen alleys
St. Mary’s church near Bryggen
View of Lille Lungegårdsvannet from our AirBNB – surrounded by many museums. To keep it simple, they are called KODE 1, 2, 3, 4
Gamle Bergen Museum – the free part
Gamle Bergen Museum – have to pay to go to living museum inside the houses. Have actors like a theme park.
Artsy picture of Alex and Pat at Gamle Gergen
You can guess what happened next
View up to Fløyen
View of Bergen from Fløyen
Fløyen sunset
The stairs to the 3rd bedroom in our AirBNB. — in Bergen, Hordaland.

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