This will be a short post which is appropriate considering the short time we spent in Bergen. We arrived in Bergen around 8pm after a long day touring Norway’s fjords. We were leaving Bergen three hours later on a night train back to Oslo. So three hours is all we had to enjoy beautiful Bergen. For the record, Kara and I would both agree that 3 hours was not enough. We could have easily spent a couple days there. But when you are on a time schedule, sometimes you just have to make do.
The best word I can use to describe Bergen is charming. Everything about it oozed charm. We spent all of the night walking around the city and hoping to find a cheap and yummy hot dog stand in the road. We we very hungry but kept getting distracted by buildings:
and mountain views:
My hands down favorite place to hang out in Bergen was the harbor. This is a waterfront area with a really active social scene. Lots of restaurants, people strolling, and activity was going on. I liked its energy. Oh, and it is beautiful:
We never did get our hot dog (that came later in the trip and it was SO worth the wait.) Someday I will come back to Bergen and when I do I will give it the time and attention it deserves. But for this trip, I was glad at the very least I got to spend this time there. Don’t you worry Bergen, I will be back. (preferably when you are warm and sunny)
Next: We arrive in the homeland.