Bergen is famed as the gateway to the majestic fjords of the south; from here you can sail the shimmering waters of Sognefjord, to the north of the city, and Hardangerfjord to the south. But, did you know it also has a thriving music scene? Talented bands and artists continue to emerge from this lively city and festival follows festival. Visit during the final weeks of May to see the best musicians, dancers and actors in the business perform as part of the Bergen International Festival. Alternatively, discover the best new music at Bergenfest or taste delicious local produce at Bergen Food Festival.
Head to the wharf at Bryggen to see the locals haggle over the day’s catch at Bergen Fish Market. As the oldest part of the city, you'll find traditional wooden houses and some of the best fish restaurants in town. Step into Bryggen’s past with a visit to the Bryggen or Hanseatic museums. And, don’t let a little rain put you off; It’s the rain that keeps the surrounding hills and parks such as Nordnesparken nice and green. Finally, take the short funicular ride to the top of Mount Floyen for a bird's eye view of the city.