vineri, 16 martie 2018


The trip to Norway was completely unplanned. The only things booked in advance were the flight to Bergen and the first night of accommodation in Bergen.

Bergen was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age and beyond. Bryggen, ("The Hanseatic Wharf") is the most obvious remnant from those times, and is nowadays home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums.

The fish market is one of the most visited places in Bergen; you can buy fresh fish or eat all sorts of delicious fish dishes here.

Bryggen looks a bit like a fairy-tale, with its wooden colourful houses, small port and wooden boats.
We went to Norway in July and yet I was wearing a warm jacket and a beanie while in Bergen. We were lucky enough to have two really nice sunny days when we did the trekking. Everybody said we are extremely lucky to be in Norway during their 2 days of summer.

One can do all sorts of activities from Bergen, like trekking or taking the funicular in order to see an amazing view over the town.

The town itself is very nice but let's face it, you're not visiting New York. Two days are more than enough to relax, visit, eat and maybe do some shopping. For example, I remember seeing wool blankets everywhere; quite pricey but different in a good way.

We rented a car and we went to the Preikestolen area, accessible from Stavanger. The landscapes on the road are simply amazing; they kinda remind you of Switzerland with an original flavour. The roads are good but quite narrow and curvy, so don't expect to drive fast.

As we only booked the first night of accommodation, it was difficult to find available rooms for the following nights. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

A weird thing is that once you leave a big town (Bergen is considered big), you don't find that many restaurants. I remember we were starving and we entered full of hope in Odda, searching for a traditional restaurant. We ended up eating an okish burger.

The hike to Pulpit Rock is one of the most popular in Norway and is relatively easy – two hours each way plus the time spent on top. I highly recommend buying food and water from the supermarket because there is nothing, absolutely nothing to buy in the area.

Our lunch consisted on some dried nuts found in my backpack. Once we got in the car, I started to search for restaurants on TripAdvisor. Full of hope, we got to a place that looked like heaven, cause it had pictures with the dishes all over the place.

But surprise again, they only served meatballs with some bushes and a horrible sauce. The supermarket never sounded better but we couldn't find one. I lost like two kilos in Norway. That's a good advertisement.

The second trekking was to the Buerbreen glacier, because a lady told us so. Thank you, lady!
I will let the pictures speak for themself. Enjoy!


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