In the Heart of the Norwegian Fjords
Tucked away between seven mountains and the sea is the charming town of Bergen, in a protected bay in the southwest of Norway. This port city has a unique atmosphere, a wide range of cultural activities, and brilliant colours. The best way to experience it all is to take a stroll among the historic wooden houses of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen. This quarter remains the lively centre of the city to this day.
Bergen is ideally situated between Norway’s two largest fjords, the Hardangerfjord and the Sognefjord, that are both excellent destinations for excursions. It is also said that Bergen is the starting point of one of the world’s most beautiful sea voyages. The Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten sails daily from Bergen along the coast toward the north. Such a cruise can easily be combined with the Edelweiss destination Tromsø, located in the north. There are many more natural treasures waiting to be discovered around Bergen – spectacular national parks, rushing waterfalls, and impressive glaciers.
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Edelweiss tips for Bergen
Sightseeing in your Bergen holidays
It was thanks to social media that this rocky outcrop became famous: the Trolltunga mountain formation hovers 700 metres above Lake Ringedalsvatnet. The climb up is challenging, but the effort is certainly worth it to be able to enjoy the magnificent view. View in Maps
A boat ride from Bergen is an excellent way to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nærøyfjord and the stunning viewpoint Stegasteinen. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape during a guided round trip or kayak tour. View in Maps
Norway offers incredible railway lines that offer exceptional views of picturesque landscapes. While the train line that connects Bergen and Oslo is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, its branch line with the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Mydral is one of the steepest in the world. Railway journeys