Day 4 – Exploring Bergen
Today we enjoy a guided walking tour of Bergen. We visit the
delightful Bryggen waterfront, the city's old Hanseatic trading
wharf and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historic quarter, with
its charming timber houses, is the oldest part of Bergen - with
some buildings dating back to the 15th century. After our walking
tour, we visit the city's fish market for a lunch featuring
Bergen's famous fish chowder.
Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Bergen at leisure.
It is possible to see how the merchants' dwellings on Bryggen would
have looked in the early 18th century at the Hanseatisk Museum,
which includes rooms furnished in late Hansa style. A journey on
the Fløibanen Funicular to the top of Fløyen Mountain provides
superb views over the city. Alternatively, you could visit one of
the Norwegian city's many galleries and museums. Bergen's Art
Gallery exhibits a vast collection of works by local and fellow
Norwegian artists, including many of the works of Edvard Munch,
known for the famous expressionist work 'The Scream.' Meanwhile,
the city's Science Museum provides a fascinating insight into
industry and research in the area. Overnight Bergen.