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Is Bergen The Most Photogenic Place On The Planet?

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It’s hard not to like Bergen.

I mean, look at it. Irresistible doesn’t even begin to cover it. You have the many iconic sights to start with!

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Art Museum of Bergen
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Festplassen
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Bryggen
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Bryggen
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Bryggen

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Inside historic Bryggen

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Inside historic Bryggen
Inside historic Bryggen

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Fish market
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Fish market

And then, you can wander around the – relatively small – city center and discover these great little cafés, restaurants, squares, all loved and approved by locals. I think that may have been my favorite part of all. After all, the weather was utter shit, and all I wanted to do was curl up on a comfy couch with a big mug of coffee and indulge with some good old-fashioned, guilt-free people watch. And that’s more of less what I did!

And, to burn these calories off, I went all the way up Mount Fløyen for the best views of the city.

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Ludvig Holdberg square
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Folk Norwegian wear
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Picture-perfect Hollendergaten

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Hollendergaten florist

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Hollendergaten florist

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Mount Fløyen
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Mount Fløyen
Mount Fløyen
Mount Fløyen
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Bergen has the prettiest doors!
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Great way to get around town!
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Krok og Krinkel Bokcafe
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Knøsesmauet

The only downside of Bergen? The weather.

And by that, I really mean the ‘possibly-cocaine-fueled-bipolar-Norwegian-Mother-Nature’. One minute it’s sunny, the next it’s super windy, and before you know it, it starts raining again. The city received over 2,200 millimeters of rain every year, which, technically, is more than London (591mm) and Edinburgh (709mm) COMBINED.

So, pack your wellies, your vitamin D supplements, and your rain jacket, but do not miss out on Bergen. It’s a great starting or ending point to any Norway trip, both for you and your photo albums. Bergen is quaint, pretty, very welcoming and will leave you wanting more. It’s easily accessible both by train (hello, fjords!) or by plane (hello, Norwegian Airlines onboard WiFi!), so you really, really don’t have any reason to miss out on this great destination. I mean it!

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Visit Norway & Eurail.com. As always, all opinions are my own.

Have you been to Bergen? What was your favorite sight or thing to do in the city? 

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Marie-Eve

Marie is a native Montrealer trying to balance a deep love for her hometown and an unquenchable thirst for travel and discovery. She has been to more than 36 countries, lived abroad in both France and the U.K., and is always on the lookout for authentic experiences wherever she travels -- especially if it involves chocolate.