We returned from our holiday late yesterday, so I'm slowly trying to get thousands of photos sorted. The holiday in Norway was of course absolutely amazing, it topped all my expectations. The landscapes were unbelievable and the weather was great, not a drop of water fell on us and it wasn't too cold at all.
First of all we spent a few days in the historical coastal town of Bergen. There was a lot to do there and the place is very beautiful itself. Already the views from the plane took my breath away when landing in Bergen.
On the first day we took the funicular Fløibanen up to the top of Mount Fløyen to see the view over the city and the surrounding fjords and mountains and have a lunch picnic there. The surrounding woods are very good for walks and there are cashmere goats roaming in the area.
The historical Bryggen area in the town centre, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, is very pretty and interesting. It consists of colourful wooden hanseatic buildings from the Medieval times. Of course Bergen was an important hansa trading town and this heritage has been well preserved.
The food and drink scene in Bergen is very vibrant and quite a few vegetarian options are available. We quite liked the Royal Gourmetburger and Gin, and ate there twice. They had just a divine falafel burger with hummus, tabouleh, harissa and fried halloumi served with chucky chips.
The harbour area in general is very pretty, as are the surrounding hills. We enjoyed a few good sunsets here. There is a lovely food market building in the harbour, but unfortunately it is mainly a fish market, so we didn't eat anything there. It looks nice though and has several restaurants, some of them must also serve vegetarian food.
We also visited a couple of microbreweries and craft beer bars, like Mikrobryggeri, Henrik øl & vinstove and Una serving many different local and Norwegian craft beers, which we enjoyed very much.
More Norway themed posts will follow soon. Here are still a few random photos with street art, autumn colours and an interesting find that someone had the same idea as I did with the cabbage like plant decoration. I just haven't put mine into action yet, but will probably do now.