Bergen hotels: a taste of Scandinavia
UNESCO Sites in Bergen
The Hanseatic wharf in Bryggen is a UNESCO protected harbour that dates back almost 900 years. It embodies Bergen's medieval history where Hanseatic traders maintained one of four European offices. Nestled into the hillside are old wooden houses that make walking through it a true Bergen adventure. In the summer months, you can enjoy historic tours of Bryggen by foot.
A hop and skip from many Bergen hotels, the city is alive with restaurants and night life spots throughout the city. Locals would direct you to classic hostelries and hidden bistros, which otherwise you would never have found. Specialties such as smoked salmon, fish soup, spekesild (herring), and venison are available at eateries like the Unicorn Restaurant as well as To Kokker. For truly authentic Bergen cuisine, head to Cornelius Seafood Restaurant for a variety of fish delicacies.
As with any large city, you can shop large department stores or small local shops in Bergen. Specifically, you can visit Galleriet on Torgallmenningen and Kløverhuset in Strandgaten - both accessible from the city centre. For a more convenient shopping experience, Bergen Storsenter is near the bus and train stations and ByGarasjen multi-storey car park.
Major Points of Interest
There are dozens of activities to enjoy in Bergen, Norway. The city is small enough to get around by foot but there is still a true city feel. Held since the 1950s the Bergen International Festival has focused on prominent Norwegian and international artists who have mastered their art, whether it be ballet, music, opera, performing arts, or theater. The festival itself lasts 12 to 14 days at the end of May and has up to 140 events in total.
When to Visit
September through December are the wettest months and July is the warmest month, however it is still colder than most other European climates at the same time of year.
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