We were enchanted by Bergen upon first glance, during the flight in, when we saw the majestic fjords* & adorable houses dotting the hilly inlets.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu in Bryggen, Old Town Bergen, on points. We really liked it; check out how we got the points & our mini review within this post.
Our first day was unseasonably hot & gorgeously sunny. We ate lunch in front of our hotel at Madam Felle. It has really delicious food & special lunch prices, but right away we knew this was definitely the most expensive city we’ve been to yet.
After a quick nap, we walked around the winding roads and saw some pretty great views of the town & the bay.
The next day, we filled up on free hotel breakfast (thank goodness for the upgrade) and stocked some croissants, fruit & sandwiches in our backpacks for our hike on Mount Vidden. This made the perfect lunch. For details & suggestions on the hike, see our other post: Hiking Vidden.
Exhausted after the hike (and after multiple promises to ourselves that we’d feast like royalty to get us through the hike), we treated ourselves to a fantastic Italian dinner at the Ruccola Cafe & Restaurant near the city center in Bergen. And yes, we dined like wet, smelly & dirty kings and queens. Highly recommend this restaurant!
In summary, we couldn’t get enough of this quaint town! We’d highly recommend spending a day or two exploring Bergen, probably 2 if you want to do the hike (which you totally should).
- Do: hike Mount Vidden (read more here), explore Old town – felt like we were on a movie set!
- Eat: Ruccola Cafe & Restaurant; Madam Felle (if you have the ca$h), ice cream by the bay, Fish Market
- Stay: Radisson Blu in Bryggen (Club Carlson points)