Europe Travel

First stop: Bergen

Bergen is based on the South-West coast on Norway, surrounded by the fjords and mountains. As our cruise was in September, I wasn’t holding out much hope for the weather as Norway is a pretty wet and windy country (although still very beautiful) but to my surprise, we had full sunshine all day which made for amazing views from the high points and at one point I was even feeling a little hot.

First Stop Bergen

Plenty of activities were available, organised by the cruise ship but we decided to just ‘wing it’ as we had no idea what to expect. We jumped on a city seeing busย for an tour of the city which takes an hour to do the entire route. The best thing about the bus is that you get to see all of the important sights and hop on and hop off whenever you feel like it and go round as many times as you like, just be sure to keep your bus ticket safe. It was perfectly reasonable too, working out at around ยฃ25 per person. I’ll definitely be using this bus company again as they’re available in most cities around the globe. Wifi was also available on board the bus, nuff said.

First Stop Bergen

We added a trip on the Floibanen Funicular which heads up the Floyen Mountain to witness the breathtaking views of the fjord and city below. The blue skies meant the view was crystal clear and picture perfect. At the top, there was a cafe, posh restaurant and tourist shop for all your shopping needs. We picked up some beautiful post cards to send off to our families. The ice-cream on offer looked super tasty but it wasn’t quite warm enough for me for that.

First Stop Bergen

I would absolutely love to see this view in the winter but it sounds like the mountains are pretty difficult to get up during the snow but I’m sure it would be a spectacular scene. Back in the main town of Bergen, beautiful colourful buildings similar to those you’d see in Copenhagen lined the street with cafes and independent stores. During our visit there was also a fish market however I have a feeling it is a permanent thing so if your into fish, that’s your place. Although they did have Dolphin on offer which was a little unsettling.

First Stop Bergen

I would have absolutely loved to spend more time in Bergen but I am glad I managed to visit even if it was just for a day!

First Stop Bergen

xo lottie

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  • Shannon Bryson

    I myself have used CitySightseeing and I think they’re fantastic! Bergen looks like an amazing place and it looks like you guys had an incredible experience!

  • Oh, I love Bergen! I’ve spent many a day there whilst on transit home, and it’s just a stunning wee city!

    • With Love, Lottie

      I loved it! will definitely be going back to explore deeper X

  • LaaLaa

    Looks like a fantastic place, I’ve never been to Bergen but I’m glad you had a lovely time x

  • Leah Shafik

    This looks gorgeous! I love the open top bus tours when i go to places – they’re brilliant x

  • Laura

    Wow theres so much to see and such incredible views. I do love a good tour bus! xxx

  • It’s great that you can hop off the tour Bus whenever you like!

  • It looks like you made the most of your day! I’ve always wanted to go to Bergen ๐Ÿ™‚ the tourist bus seems like a good way to explore too as you’re not tied into staying on it. I like that!

  • I was there this summer! I spent a week camping just outside the city. It was epic! I would highly recommend the Bergen card – you can get a 24, 48 or 72 hour one that means you can hop on and off the train/busses and you get free entry into loads of museums, and discounts on loads of things too.

    • With Love, Lottie

      That sounds so fun!!

  • I think city bus tours are great as they show off so much of a place that you’d never reach on foot x

    • With Love, Lottie

      Completely agree! We wouldn’t have known where to go otherwise x

  • Amy

    I’ve never been here – it looks lovely though! Looks like you had a great time. x

  • Jo Wiggins

    I love doing city buses. You get the freedom of sticking to your own schedule whilst still seeing all the sights x

    • With Love, Lottie

      They’re so much fun too!

  • I really want to visit more cities, especially Norway. Thanks for posting!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    What a beautiful place, the photos look amazing.Glad you had nice weather.

  • It looks beautiful. I suppose the good thing with a cruise is that when it stops you get to see lots of places and potential future holiday places x

    • With Love, Lottie

      yes exactly! like I’d love to return here, but not so much some of the other ports but I’m glad I saw them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • norway is one place i would love to visit. my friend is currently in bergen and it looks absolutely stunning from what ive seen

  • I’ve never been to Norway before but it looks beautiful! x

  • Teresa Bowen

    I’ve used that bus company in several other cities and always had a marvellous tour. I have even managed to keep my ticket from one year to the next and claim my discount.

  • Ah Norway, what a stunningly beautiful place. I haven’t been but I would love to go soon. Lovely photos! xx

  • Oh wow, Bergen looks like a gorgeous place. I would love to do more travelling.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh it looks so lovely there and what awesome pictures!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    It looks so picturesque there what a lovely place to visit. I’ve never been there before ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anthea

    I love Norway and used to go there a bit for work but haven’t been for many years. I remember being totally freaked out on a coach that was driving on a road around a deep fjord. There were no barrier’s and everything including the road had meters of thick, thick ice over it!

  • Tanya Brannan

    Wow! What am amazing trip. I have always wanted to go to Norway and this makes me Want to go more now!!

  • fashion-mommy

    What an amazing trip, Bergen sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

  • Sarahjane

    Oh wow! What a beautiful place to visit! It looks fantastic!!

  • Paula

    Sounds like you had loads of fun! Even if it was just for one day, sometimes are the best trips ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beautyqueenuk

    It looks and sounds as though you had an amazing time and the views are just beautiful x

  • Wow it looks like an beautiful place, I’ve not visited Bergen, but I’d like to based on your pictures!

  • Oh wow. What beautiful views and photos. Sounds like such a lovely place.