Exploring Norway- Bergen
Norway has always been at the top of my travel list so when my husband suggested a long weekend away- I chose Bergen. The night before travelling it started to snow heavily and by the time morning arrived, Bath was covered in a thick blanket! Our taxi called to say they couldn't make it to our house so we (sorry- my poor husband) had to drag our suitcase through the snow and down to the main road. We made it to the station and thankfully the trains were still running so we hopped on and made the journey to Gatwick where we caught our flight to Bergen.
We decided to stay in Bryggen, a historic harbour district and UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its vibrant wooden houses. Bryggen has been engulfed in flames many times over the centuries, the great fire of 1702 reduced the whole city to ashes but they managed to rebuild the area each time on its original foundations. We chose the Radisson Blu hotel as it's situated right along the harbour with the airport bus stop right outside so after a quick 30 minute bus journey we were checked in and ready to venture outside to explore.
Unfortunately I became very unwell for the whole trip meaning we didn't get to explore much but we did manage to experience the two things I was most looking forward to. The first was to ride the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen and admire the view over Bergen- so peaceful!
The second, which was the highlight of the trip, was a 3 hour Fjord cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen. I prebooked our tickets online through Rødne Fjord Cruise which cost around £50 each. It was absolutely freezing on top of the boat so if you do this trip in winter- wrap up super warm! The whole cruise was breathtaking and a must-do when visiting Bergen.
I was a little sad to leave with so much more to see but at least it gives me a good excuse to visit again soon!