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Bergen, Norway

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Located on the southwestern coast of Norway, Bergen is the second largest city in the country with a 2012 population of nearly 266,200. The city is an international center for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a national center for higher education, tourism and finance.

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.

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steep steps in bergen

Steep steps to the upper level of a residential area in central Bergen.

purple flower bergen norway

In this country where rain is as common as air, flowers of all description dot the landscape.

bergen norway street
Central Bergen is a mix of twisted streets and some of the most interesting buildings in western Europe.
cruise ships in bergen
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.
bergen fish market
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.
bergen harbor buildings
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.
morning light in bergen
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.

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