Ringed by forested peaks that tower over the town and exceed 2,000 ft, charming and colorful homes hugs the the slopes in all directions.
The harbor area is the town center, and the old waterfront is lined with historic buildings that today contains dozens of specialty shops and a wide assortment of restaurants.The economy is still based on the sea and Bergen's central fish market is a popular place for locals and visitors alike.
Steep steps to the upper level of a residential area in central Bergen.
In this country where rain is as common as air, flowers of all description dot the landscape.
Central Bergen is a mix of twisted streets and some of the most interesting buildings in western Europe.
Bergen is a favorite stop for cruise ships as the city has so much to offer the international passengers. In the summer months 3 to 4 ships in port at the same time is the norm.
The Bergen Fish and Flower Market is one of the most popular stops for locals and visitor alike as the fresh seafood selections from the North Sea and beyond are second to none.
When approaching Bergen harbor by ship dozens of islands, big and small, stream past, and if any one of them speaks Norwegian, this is the one.
On an early morning jaunt into the Bergen harbor area before any of the shops were open, this is a view of one of the small corridors between some of the wooden warehouse buildings.