To drive to Bergen is full of beautiful scenery.
Arrive in Bergen, we find a really cool city surrounded by big mountains and a big harbor with lots of big cargo and fishing ships. Yes…I think it is BIG, so we had to explore.
We head over to the fish market where every thing from elk meat to statues of trolls is up for sale.
Stopping at one of the stands selling seafood, we get plates of their addicting paella and big plate of the even more addicting mussels with a white wine sauce and fish broth.
This food is amazing!
After lunch we walk around the market and check out all of the fresh fish, vegetables, fruits, and troll survivors. Then we go explore the harbor.
We stop to watch a street show of a juggler named “Bob from Utah.” He juggled and rode a unicycle at the same time.
We are ready to head to the Fløibanen Funicular and take the cable car to Mt Fløyen. Arriving at the top and we see an amazing view of the whole city, harbor, and all the surrounding mountains. Truly breathtaking.
After that We hike thru the forest where a bunch of trolls hang out.
There are ropes hanging on the trees and rope bridges which you can use as swings.
It is really cool. After some swinging, we take a long, peaceful, 40-minute hike past many beautiful things.
When we get to Bergen, we are ready for more food so we get some chips and eat them at the harbor while watching all the boats go sailing off. That was a snack, so we head over to “Pingvinen Restaurant and Bar.” When we entered all of the tables are full. They sat us at the bar next to the people doing beer contests they even gave us a free drink. It was orange juice….but it was really good.
We ordered two plates of Norwegian meatballs, a plate of halibut, a plate of trout, and a side of cheesy, bacon covered mashed potatoes. it was all really good.
After a hanging at the harbor,
it is time to hit the road for Oslo.