A relatively smaller city in the Scandinavian region, Bergen has a lot to offer. Surrounded by scenic fjord, Bergen is a great place to station yourselves while exploring nearby attractions.
Exploring nearest fjord
The nearest fjord to Bergen is Sognefjord, and there is an easy way to visit via the Flam Railway. Taking a standard itinery, we experienced various transportation modes – train, bus, cruise along the fjord. Taking the bright red train towards the mountainous region, there will be a quick stop to gaze at the waterfall gushing out water. But the views along the train rides are not to be missed, as the scenes changes for us to marvel at how nature presents its own beauty.
Stopping by at Flam, you can enjoy more beautiful sceneries offered by a smaller town.
The cruise brings us snaking views of the mountains, calmly moving you along the fjord rivers. A whole day passes by so fast, and by then back in Bergen ready to explore the city itself and other nearby areas.
Colourful Bergen City
Bergen city itself is quite interesting. Start the day by taking a slow stroll along the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, which offers colourful shops along the wharf for picturesque photo-taking opportunities. The wharf is a small maze for curious travelers to spend some time to explore.
Mount Ulriken offers a panaromic view of the nearby places. Easiest way up is the funicular to the top. Otherwise, you can always hike up at your own pace.
Fantoft Stave Church is another interesting church, one that has been rebuilt and even moved to the current location.
Bergen, gateway to the fjord.