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Brilliant Bergen

September 21, 2016

  Fans of Scandinavian noir fiction know Bergen.

 

  Norway’s second largest city is not so much a location as a character. A brooding, rainy extra, painted in a palette of greys and blues.

 

  But not today.

 

   Today, this city of the fjords is basking in the late summer sunshine, showing off its best face.

 

  And why wouldn't it be? We were told not to expect much from Bergen, but from the moment we arrived, it has been dressed to impress.

 

   A university city perched so close to the fjords and the North Sea beyond, it doesn't even try to hide its maritime history.

 

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The dockside area of Bryggen, a World Heritage Site, invites visitors to wander through the brilliantly restored and reconstructed Hanseatic merchants buildings.

 

  Beyond, Fløyen, which looms over the older part of the city, can be reached by the Fløyenbanen funicular, an eight minute journey which deposits tourists on top of the 425m mountain.

 

  On a good day - and the day we were there was a very good day - you can see far beyond into the Byfjorden.

 

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