Bergen, Norway

It rains a lot in Bergen …

26th to 28th March, 2019

In Bergen, Norway apparently it rains every day. On board the MV Richard Well people had said to us “You are going to Bergen? It rains a lot there…” The shuttle driver smiled when we asked him about it when we arrived: “Yes, every day.”

Bergen is stunningly beautiful, despite everything being constantly wet. Norway is made up of of over 50,000 islands spread along a coastline that stretches 2,600 km from Kirkenes to Bergen. Bergen looks like it is inland on the map above but that is just because of the islands in front of it before you Atlantic begins properly.

When I wrote about Kirkenes before, it talked about borders and how they had shaped the history of this country. Bergen is a reflection of what Norway looked like at that time since there was far less bombing here.

Wharf commerce area from the 1600’s, still operating as a trading center today.

This place is full of the most awesome museums. Deep inside one, the Bergenhus Festningsmuseum, we got to see an Enigma machine up-close for the first time. On our last day, we went deep into the Norwegian Woods.

Author: Rockweather

I am a writer, musician, teacher, and researcher at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, New Zealand.

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