Bergen is a beautiful city on the west coast of Norway. The city is surrounded by mountains and known as the City of Seven Mountains.
Bergen is a global center for things like aquaculture, subsea technology, offshore petroleum business, education, finance and of course, tourism. We have listed some of the highlights and tips on fun things to do in Bergen while on holiday in the beautiful Norwegian city.
The Bergen Art Museum is a great place for people to visit if they like contemporary art- from the Stenersens Collection, historic pieces from the Rasmus Meyers Collection, or the period spanning all the way from the 1400s to the 20th century in the Lysverket Collection. Located near the Fish Market, the museums are not only centrally placed for visiting easily other parts of the city, but is a world renowned collection.
Also within walking distance from the famous fish market, there is the Bergen Aquarium with sea creatures from all over the globe and more than one million liters of sea water. There are nine big and 42 smaller aquariums, and three outdoor sites with seals, carp and penguins.
You can also go see the Bryggen, an old wharf of Bergen, which has 58 buildings left from the past, which are now artists’ studios.
Plus, music lovers can go hear the beautiful work from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra which has about 110 concerts every year. It is based at the Grieg Hall, which holds 1,500 people.
Bergen features a temperate oceanic climate, which means it has cold winters and mild summer days so the summers may be better for tourists. The average temperatures range from −0.4 Celsius (31.3F) in January and 11.5 Celsius (52.7F) in July and August.
But if you like marathons, come for the Bergen marathon, whose route goes through all the city streets after it starts at the center and then it loops back to the starting point.
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