I enjoyed Oslo so much in July 2017 I decided to come back to Norway this year, but this time to Bergen. Being on the country’s west coast, it’s a short (75 minutes) flight from Scotland.
I’m very impressed. It’s a beautiful city.
The airport is brand new, and a delight to use. A few minutes after getting into the terminal I was on a tram (they call it “light rail”) to the city centre. They run every 10 minutes during the day and a single trip cost NOK 39 (£3.50 or €3.90). You can buy a 24 hour pass for NOK 95 (£8.55 or €9.50). It took about 30 minutes to get to my hotel.
July is a strange month here. Most locals take their summer holiday in July, but it is a peak tourism month for visitors too.
With the city being to far north, I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as the weather is concerned. I suspect it is like Scotland – anything can happen, and all in the same day. As it turned out, the temperature hit 32⁰ on the day I arrived (27th July).
I was able to walk around the city centre for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and again in the evening. It is a good city for walking and people watching.
ⓒ iain taylor, 2018