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Bergen

Located on the west coast of Norway, the city of Bergen faces the fjord of Byfjordan and is located among a group of mountains called the Seven Mountains that influenced its name. It is the second-largest city in Norway and enjoys the curious distinction of being that country’s street art capital. A great gateway to the fjords of west Norway, Bergen is renowned for its beautiful natural surroundings, as well as its cultural and musical scene, hosting the Bergen International Festival, Nattjazz and Bergenfest. Tourist highlights in the city include the outdoor fish market for a fresh seafood lunch, although be warned that meals here can be on the pricey side; the Fløibanen, a funicular that goes up Fløyen, a plateau in the mountain offering great views of the city; and Bryggen, a listed World Heritage Site that used to be the city’s docklands and today interestingly is still characterised by traditional wooden houses giving visitors a feel of what Bergen must have been like in the Middle Ages. Have a drink or snack at the Bryggen tracteursted that first opened in 1708. A favourite among locals is raspeballer, traditional potato dumplings usually served with bacon, sausages and salt meat.
Located on the west coast of Norway, the city of Bergen faces the fjord of Byfjordan and is located among a group of mountains called the Seven Mountains that influenced its name. It is the second-largest city in Norway and enjoys the curious distinction of being that country’s street art capital. A great gateway to the fjords of west Norway, Bergen is renowned for its beautiful natural surroundings, as well as its cultural and musical scene, hosting the Bergen International Festival, Nattjazz and Bergenfest. Tourist highlights in the city include the outdoor fish market for a fresh seafood lunch, although be warned that meals here can be on the pricey side; the Fløibanen, a funicular that goes up Fløyen, a plateau in the mountain offering great views of the city; and Bryggen, a listed World Heritage Site that used to be the city’s docklands and today interestingly is still characterised by traditional wooden houses giving visitors a feel of what Bergen must have been like in the Middle Ages. Have a drink or snack at the Bryggen tracteursted that first opened in 1708. A favourite among locals is raspeballer, traditional potato dumplings usually served with bacon, sausages and salt meat.