Bergen Journals

Gateway to the Fjords

An August 2002 trip to Bergen by mkrouglova

Quote: Fjords trips & UNESCO sites in one - what can be better? Or where else can you find it??

Gateway to the Fjords


In what is, I admit, quite a rare case, I can remember precisely when I fell in love with Bergen -– even before actually going there. It was when I (13 or 14 years old, I guess) saw those wonderful multicolored Hanseatic houses in the centre of the city for the first time on TV. For quite an amount of time, Bergen was for me just that: a fairytale image from my teenage years. Though considering myself in general a well-educated person (yeah, I know I sometimes think too much about myself), I knew nothing of its being once the capital of the proud kingdom of Norway or the second city of the country for that matter. And though the names of of Edvard Grieg (the composer) Ole...Read More