“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Agustine
We took advantage of the day off and decided to go explore this beautiful city. We left Stavanger at around 7 a.m. between driving and the two ferry’s it took us a total of 4 hours to get there (I would recommend bringing your own snacks and coffee to save some money because everything they sell on the ferry is super expensive) . We arrived by noon and headed straight to the “centrum” to grab some food, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops along the way. We decided to grab a quick bite at a restaurant called “Egon” I had an opened face shrimp sandwhich (typical Norwegian food) which was really good!
After lunch we stopped by Starbucks to grab a pick me up and keep us warm during our walk. We took the Fløibanen funicular up to Fløyen, the view of the city from the top was surreal. We walked around town for a little bit before everything started to closed down early due to the Easter holyday so by 5 o’clock we were heading back home.
Interesting fact: Bryggen is part of the UNESCO’s World Herritage List, it was burnt down to ashes during a fire in 1702 and rebuilt back (it has been the same since the 12th century despite the many fires). The colorful wooden wharf buildings located in the center are part of the world heritage sites.
I absolutely fell in love with this city especially with that amazing view, although we only went for the day I felt like it was good enough. If you are ever in Norway I highly recommend making the trip to Bergen, you wont regret it!