Bergen is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions - The Norwegian Fjords, which have now been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Bergen is situated between the longest fjord Sognefjord north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south. Bergen has one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, the country’s first national theatre, a host of international festivals, and a whole range of museums and institutions. Bergen was the birthplace of the hugely popular composer Edvard Grieg.  

The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar images in all of Norway.

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Arriving in Bergen

Downtown Bergen

Building Detail

Factory Sign

Path to Troldhaugen

One of many Troll trees

Edvard Grief Museum

View from the Museum

Lifesize Grieg

Grieg's Nordasvannet overlook

Edvard & Nina Grieg home

The composer's red cabin

Grieg loved this setting

Grieg's tomb

Mike in Troll country

Reconstructed Fantoft Stave

Well-worn Wishing Stone

Interior Reconstruction

Pew Detail

Women's confessional window

The Nave - all wood

Replicated hardware

Fantoft's Huge Stone Cross

Ship Model

Medieval Assembly Room

Explaining UNESCO site

Another church view

Guild Kitchen

Medieval Window

Shops and Living Quarters

Hanseatic Merchants' storage

Lunch inside Bryggen

Wharf buildings - 1702

Stairs to Loft

Bryggen sidestreet

Trolls for Tourists

And miniatures

And Viking horns

Busy Fishing Dock

Colorful Lively Wharf

Along the Dock

Waiting for the story

Hop On Hop Off Bus

Rosencrantz Tower

Haakon's Hall - 13th Century

12th-14th Century Trade Ctr

Buildings showing age

Obviously Important Building

The docks

Waterfront - Tall & Slim

Entering Harbor

Other side of Harbor


Another Waterfront