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Sail Date: May 2009
Bergen is now a modern fishing port and gives the opportunity to visit the fish market and sample their fish and chips (if you can afford it).  The funicular from the city centre affords a lovely view from the top and is worth the trip.  ... Read More
Bergen is now a modern fishing port and gives the opportunity to visit the fish market and sample their fish and chips (if you can afford it).  The funicular from the city centre affords a lovely view from the top and is worth the trip.  Bergen is currently restoring the old wooden harbour buildings (The Bryggen) which are definitley worth a wander around. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2009
Missed much of Bergen, as I was still in transit overland from Flam via train. See Voss this way if you have time, as part of the "Norway In A Nutshell" tour. So I only saw the Hanseatic Houses along the waterfront. Very ... Read More
Missed much of Bergen, as I was still in transit overland from Flam via train. See Voss this way if you have time, as part of the "Norway In A Nutshell" tour. So I only saw the Hanseatic Houses along the waterfront. Very scenic, very rainy. Those who took the funicular to the hilltop which overlooks Bergen told me they really enjoyed itbut also said to make sure to bring sturdy shoes and an umbrella. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
Lovely walk from ship past unesco listed houses and castle. Easy to walk round. Took train up to viewing point on hill where there is a shop, snack bar, nice walks and a great view over Bergen. Lovely children's swing park and kids ... Read More
Lovely walk from ship past unesco listed houses and castle. Easy to walk round. Took train up to viewing point on hill where there is a shop, snack bar, nice walks and a great view over Bergen. Lovely children's swing park and kids woodland walk with carved wooden trolls and sculptures. There is a well marked path to walk back down to Bergen.     Read Less
Sail Date: July 2009
Would have beena 5+ with more time......only had 4 hours really before we left, which wasnt enough!
Would have beena 5+ with more time......only had 4 hours really before we left, which wasnt enough! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2009
Final stop was Bergen which was a lovely little town. We went up the Funicular railway which was �7, the views of Bergen were good even in the rain, although watch how low the clouds are. We went around the Fish market where they ... Read More
Final stop was Bergen which was a lovely little town. We went up the Funicular railway which was �7, the views of Bergen were good even in the rain, although watch how low the clouds are. We went around the Fish market where they let you taste the produce, including caviar and the seafood is amazing, they had a seafood night in the Lido Restaurant after visiting Bergen. Old Bergen (Bryggan) was very nice to wander around, wood boarding on the floor and lots of little shops once you came off the main road next to the quay, alleyways to wander down and see the backs of the very old houses. Again the ship is very close to Bergen about a 5 - 10 minute walk to the main area of Bergen. We got soaked again in Bergen, and there is another road train that takes you around Bergen, don't know the price for it though.   Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2009
Bergen was a beautiful city now suffering a lot from litter ans graffiti. If you time is short we recommend the short mountain train trip to the Floyen, overlooking the port. Expect some rain.  
Bergen was a beautiful city now suffering a lot from litter ans graffiti. If you time is short we recommend the short mountain train trip to the Floyen, overlooking the port. Expect some rain.   Read Less
Sail Date: September 2009
Before Bergen we were in Stavanger which has a beautiful town center and we would have enjoyed the tour of the Lysefjord a lot more if it hadn't been raining. The funicular ride up Mount Floien in Bergen gave beautiful panoramic ... Read More
Before Bergen we were in Stavanger which has a beautiful town center and we would have enjoyed the tour of the Lysefjord a lot more if it hadn't been raining. The funicular ride up Mount Floien in Bergen gave beautiful panoramic views of the city. It does rain a lot in Bergen and we were unable to see much that afternoon. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2009
As it was pouring with rain when we arrived in Bergen and also dark we didnt see much of the port so cant really give an opinion.
As it was pouring with rain when we arrived in Bergen and also dark we didnt see much of the port so cant really give an opinion. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2010
Unfortunately it was raining for most of the time but we managed to get up in the cable car before the cloud descended. Wonderful views on a good day easily done independently
Unfortunately it was raining for most of the time but we managed to get up in the cable car before the cloud descended. Wonderful views on a good day easily done independently Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2010
Bergen in the primary port of call and with much to see. Beware of rain chances that are frequent. The ports on the cruise are listed with as short or long time ashore as needed by the ship or by scheduled shore excursions. Vantage ... Read More
Bergen in the primary port of call and with much to see. Beware of rain chances that are frequent. The ports on the cruise are listed with as short or long time ashore as needed by the ship or by scheduled shore excursions. Vantage arranged many short walks and tours with our group that resembled the ship tours. The Hurtigruten tours will seem costly to some. Beware that some stops are only 15 -30 minutes long! Weather and sea conditions can change the schedule. Ports with more time allowed included: Alesund, Tromso, Honnigsvagg (North Cape), Kirkenes and Trondheim. A few tours leave at one port and return at another. You may not be able to depend on immediate transportation on the docks and a few stops have some walking to the busier points. Listing all of the ports and sites is difficult. There is a booklet that may be given with your tour that provides many trip details. Be prepared for highly variable weather depending on the season and distance north. On this trip, temperature ranged from 33-38 deg. F. up north to 74 deg. F. on return to Bergen. The weather can change in minutes and layered clothing/shoes that's windproof and waterproof (depending on the month). The winds can be very gusty or dead calm. The day's light or dark depends on the season.   Read Less
Sail Date: May 2010
Final port,Bergen,berthed here and it is Norway`s second largest city.Preserved on the harbour front are some old type Viking buildings and the market is a sight to see,the only reason for down-rating, is that it was the first port were ... Read More
Final port,Bergen,berthed here and it is Norway`s second largest city.Preserved on the harbour front are some old type Viking buildings and the market is a sight to see,the only reason for down-rating, is that it was the first port were the sun was not shining and it did rain soon after we walked ashore.I believe,we were told,it has a reputation for having 300 days of rain a year.So,why do we complain about our weather ???? Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2010
Wonderful approach to Bergen. This is where an observation lounge at the front of the ship really comes into its own. Well worth taking funicular railway up to hill overlooking Bergen but be aware that mist and rain can come in quite ... Read More
Wonderful approach to Bergen. This is where an observation lounge at the front of the ship really comes into its own. Well worth taking funicular railway up to hill overlooking Bergen but be aware that mist and rain can come in quite suddenly to obscure view. Bergen gets a lot of rain apparently. Do view old 3-storey wooden buildings in centre of town - World Heritage site - you can climb up and walk along the upper levels (free entry). View frescos in Tourist Information Centre and the fish market is amazing. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
We had a walk round the town and bought tickets for the Flam railway and the Bergen funicular at the Tourist Information Office in the centre of town. After a visit to the fish market we caught the funicular and decided to walk back down. ... Read More
We had a walk round the town and bought tickets for the Flam railway and the Bergen funicular at the Tourist Information Office in the centre of town. After a visit to the fish market we caught the funicular and decided to walk back down. This took about an hour but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
The old historical part of Bergen - Bryggen - on the left as you walk into the town, is very pretty and worth a walk around. The Fish Market at the quay has interesting-looking specimens (and tasty prawn and smoked salmon sandwiches) and ... Read More
The old historical part of Bergen - Bryggen - on the left as you walk into the town, is very pretty and worth a walk around. The Fish Market at the quay has interesting-looking specimens (and tasty prawn and smoked salmon sandwiches) and whale meat. I'd been to Bergen before and this time went just out of town to the Grieg museum. It's a 20-min local bus ride (bus stop just near the market at the quayside), then a 20-min walk - well-signed to Troldhaugen then to the museum. www.troldhaugen.com From June-August they have a 1-1.30pm recital of Grieg music at the beautiful small concert hall built into the hillside of the gardens. (N.Kr.100 admission to museum, Grieg's house and concert. N.Kr.60 without concert) It's a lovely house, with fabulous views. There's also the hut where the composer worked, as well as his grave. Very much worth a visit. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
We did our own thing in Bergen, we went to the old part Bryggen Hanseatic Quarters and then looked around the city and then took the funicular up Mount Floien where there are fantastic views at the top.
We did our own thing in Bergen, we went to the old part Bryggen Hanseatic Quarters and then looked around the city and then took the funicular up Mount Floien where there are fantastic views at the top. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
I mention this port because we had ONLY 1/2 day. Make the most of it, go early... It should be extended.... You'll find there are few products made in Norway except for trolls. There is a very cute candle shop near the fish ... Read More
I mention this port because we had ONLY 1/2 day. Make the most of it, go early... It should be extended.... You'll find there are few products made in Norway except for trolls. There is a very cute candle shop near the fish market..along the street with all the little crooked houses. I found interesting gifts for myself and others there.. authentic, actually NOT made in China gifts. the town has many cultures.. that have influenced the architecture. take the bus around the town..get it right outside the port area.. you'll see an opportunity..cheaper than the one throught he boat. you can get off and on..but we took he ride all around. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
There is a lot to see and do here - and the queues for the cable car to Mount Floien aren't that bad really. If you enjoy walking it's worth allowing plenty of time at the summit as there are many intersting walks - you could ... Read More
There is a lot to see and do here - and the queues for the cable car to Mount Floien aren't that bad really. If you enjoy walking it's worth allowing plenty of time at the summit as there are many intersting walks - you could make a day of it by taking a picnic. The Bryggen is a must see of course and I recommend "Juhl's Silver Gallery" for high quality, affordable (but not cheap) souvenirs. Norway is an expensive country but if you spend enough in the right shops you can claim the tax back on the ship as Norwegian tax officers attend QM2 (and other ships I presume) to supply tax refunds when the ship is berthed in Bergen. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
Bergen, a beautiful city, where we opted to wander independently. I really enjoyed this, the parks and the city are lovely, and the Bryggen area has lots of unusual craftsmen shops, bars and cafes. The fish market is well worth seeing, ... Read More
Bergen, a beautiful city, where we opted to wander independently. I really enjoyed this, the parks and the city are lovely, and the Bryggen area has lots of unusual craftsmen shops, bars and cafes. The fish market is well worth seeing, although before we got to Bergen I couldn't imagine finding it interesting! We enjoyed the covered food market, and decided after a late lazy lunch in the covered market, to take a wander to get a photo of the funicular station. We had no intention of going up, as we had read many reviews of the awful queues. We got there at 3, and were able to walk straight in! 10 mins later we were at the top, with amazing views of Bergen and the bay spread out before us. Well worth the trip, go later in the day if you want to avoid the queues, but be aware that your time at the top will be limited. We had plenty of time and were really glad that we'd made the effort, as it was one of the highlights of the day. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
Took shuttle bus because QM2 has to dock in container terminal thus no taxis on quayside only at port entrance and you are not allowed to walk from ship to port entrance. Took Bergen open bus sightseeing tour 150 krone. Good value went ... Read More
Took shuttle bus because QM2 has to dock in container terminal thus no taxis on quayside only at port entrance and you are not allowed to walk from ship to port entrance. Took Bergen open bus sightseeing tour 150 krone. Good value went all around city and picked up bus adjacent to shuttle bus drop off. However the little train which goes every hour from Breggan goes to top of mountain. The fish market is a must. Fresh fish for sale or if it takes your fancy have fish and chips in a little marquee on the market £10 for fish and chips. Norway is expensive. Tourist information office sells currency and tickets for tours. We had dry day until about 4 pm but needed long sleeved shirt Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2010
A big town or city, with a funicular railway up to a high point. It also has an interesting market near the seafront.
A big town or city, with a funicular railway up to a high point. It also has an interesting market near the seafront. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2010
Arrived in rain, left in rain. But it's a nice city and a good way to start your Norway experience. We did the highlight tour which includes a good bit of walking. Our tour guide unfortunately was so enamoured with the composer Grieg ... Read More
Arrived in rain, left in rain. But it's a nice city and a good way to start your Norway experience. We did the highlight tour which includes a good bit of walking. Our tour guide unfortunately was so enamoured with the composer Grieg that we got more culture than we wanted and less history than we'd like. Still the city is quaint enough to explore on your own. Read Less

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