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Midnight in Bergen summer

Well-Connected Bergen

For a city which isn’t much larger than Aberdeen or Southampton, Bergen is remarkably well-served by all forms of transport. This is partly, of course, due to its being the second city in a country larger...
Scots in Norway

Bergen Scottish Society

The Bergen Scottish Society aims to promote and celebrate Scottish culture in Norway. It is open to all those who would like to take part in song, dance, ceilidhs and other festivities and activities which we...
Bergen events

Major Events in Bergen 2013

We keep our eyes on the major concerts, festivals and big events around Norway so you don't have to! Here is the Expat Weekly guide to what's going on in Bergen during 2013. Borealis – Contemporary...
Bergen Aquarium

A Watery Day in Bergen Part 2: Bergen Aquarium

After the Osterfjord cruise I decided to continue my water theme and visit Bergen Aquarium. I'd been advised to take the bus, but as the skies were clear I chose to walk. It's a nice 20-minute...
Osterfjord cruise

A Watery Day in Bergen Part 1: Osterfjord Cruise

Take advantage of Bergen's coastal location and tour one of the closest fjords to the city in just a couple hours. Bergen is famed for its rainfall, which the locals take in their stride. They have...
Midnight in Bergen summer

First Hotel Marin, Bergen

My latest visit to Bergen coincided with Bergenfest and nearly the entire hotel capacity of the city was booked up. A huge tusen takk then to the First Hotel Marin for finding me a room at...
Bergen Bryggen

Exploring Historical Bergen

Regular readers will know I wasn't blown away by Bergen on my previous two visits. Okay bad choice of words, I was blown away because it’s so bloody wet and windy! But what I mean is,...

Whiskey & History: Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen

How does this grand old dame of Bergen hotels stand up to the modern visitor? Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying in one of Bergen's most historic and famous hotels – the Grand Terminus....

The End of the Line: 24 Hours in Bergen

A few weeks ago I wrote about my trip on the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. Well I didn't so much write, as gush. In fact I still get a little...
Oslo to Bergen railway 1

The Oslo to Bergen Railway

For once, the hype was justified. The Oslo to Bergen railway is often held up as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Naturally viewing that claim with a certain dash of cynicism, I...