Bergen is Norway ‘s second-largest city, which is located in the southwestern part of the country, at the junction of the North and Norwegian Seas. It is called the gate to the fjords and due to its extremely attractive location is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Currently, the city is the country’s largest fishing port, a large commercial and passenger port with very well-developed shipbuilding, machinery, and construction industry.
Population: around 265,000
Nearest airport: Bergen-Flesland, approx. 17 km from the city center
- Stavanger 210 km
- Ålesund 420 km
- Oslo 460 km
- Trondheim 660 km
- Bryggen historic district – a UNESCO site
- beautiful surrounding fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord
- Maritime Museum with one of the largest collections of marine fauna in Europe,
- open-air fish market – Fisketorget
- funicular – Floibanen, connecting the city with the top of Mount Floyen
Bergen has been named both the warmest and rainiest city in Norway. It rains here on average over 213 days of the year!