Sunday, 19 May 2013

Day 5 of Off to Norway with Fred Olsen

Our man Steve Newman continues his voyage from Liverpool to Norway with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines with a 2nd day ashore...

Bergen is one of the most fascinating and compact cities I have been to. A short walk from the ship brings you to the funicular railway that takes you up Mount Flojen, with amazing panoramic views of the city and the mountains that surround it.

The jewel in the crown, though, is the ancient row of Hanseatic League warehouses with their brightly coloured frontages. Behind them, spreading eastwards bounded by the Ovregaten, is the Bryggen district full of tiny boarded houses and ancient alleyways, antique bric-a-brac shops, artists galleries, jewellery makers and a host of small bars overflowing on to the pavements.
After you’ve explored this area, walk down to the harbour and sample some of the great seafood from the stalls clustered around. It's what the locals do, so it must be a good idea!

It was 20C today so, when we got back to the ship, we found the jacuzzis and pool in full use. It seemed rude not to join in.

See you tomorrow...

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