After a 7 hour train journey, we reached Bergen around 7am, but because our check in wasn’t until 9am, we had to have a little snooze at the station. Reaching our hostel and after another quick nap, we headed towards the centre of Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, a fishing city and “the gateway to the Fjords”. We were told to expect rain (“It’s like Scotland!”, they said) but after a drizzly morning, which we slept through, the weather was decent. Lucky us!
Bergen may have been a city but it felt like an old town with lovely buildings.
We soon found the popular part of the city, Bryggen (The Wharf), which was beautiful.
Bergen is also well-known for its fish market, and although I’m scared of fish, I agreed to go in with my friend. I expected it to be full of small, dead fish, but many were alive in tanks and there were a few monk fish (see below) that were terrifying! One of the fisherman started talking to us and let us try some whale, which we thought we had to take the once in a lifetime opportunity to do. It tasted like fishy beef liver. Gross.
And then we found another fortress.
And then we wondered back around the town.