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14-15 March 2019. Bergen, Norway: Heading North One More Time

The handsome city of Bergen reverted to form this morning, with dark skies and drizzle.

But we shall not forget yesterday, 13 March, when a bright yellow orb crossed perfect blue skies.

Friday March 15 was a more typical Bergen winter day with rain, drizzle, fog, snow, and a cold wind. (In summer it’s quite different: rain, drizzle, fog, sometimes warm.)

Viking Sky at the dock, seen through the fog from the top of Mount Fløien

The historic Bryggen trading kontor of the Hanseatic League, seen from behind, a view often missed by tourists

An alleyway of Bryggen

Most of the historic 15th through 18th century structures of Bryggen were marked with animal or other symbols to help identify them to illiterate traders and merchants 

As we depart Bergen to head north to near the top of Norway, we hope for clear skies and active solar winds as we sally forth once again in search of the Northern Lights. I hope you will follow me here in these pages.

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13-14 March 2019. Bergen: The Hall of the Mountain King

We have reached the conclusion of this cruise, with a beautiful sail-in to Norway’s second city, Bergen.

This is a place that gets a lot of rain. A lot. So much so that my large collection of photos from many visits we have made to Bergen contains very few flashes of blue sky. That ended today, a superlative day with hardly a cloud in the sky and cool weather for walking. And so we did.

Here is some of what we saw:

Viking Sky at the dock in Bergen.

 

Bergen’s historic Bryggen district, the former home of the Kontor or trading post of the Hanseatic League.

Snow on one of the seven hills that surround Bergen.

Bergen’s train station, which connects up into the mountains to Voss, above Flåm, and from there on to Oslo on the other side of the country on the Baltic Sea.

We wish guests leaving us here safe travels, and look forward to meeting new friends on our trip back north up the coast of Norway.

All photos by Corey Sandler, 2019. All rights reserved. All contents copyright Corey Sandler and Word Association; this website is not produced or endorsed by Viking Cruises. 

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