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While the adage ‘It’s always raining in Bergen’ may be pretty much spot on, it is no reason not to spend a good few days exploring Norway’s so-called second city. Embedded in the Seven Mountains, Bergen’s web of timber houses, cobbled roads and patches of greenery make strolling through its streets feel like an adventure into an older era. But don’t be fooled by its quaint veneer. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a youthful mentality drives the city. It is the graffiti capital of Europe, home to some of Banksy’s most beloved works, and gave rise to The Bergen Music Wave of the late 2000s. Locals love their hometown and are always ready to point you in the direction of a busy bar or a brand new exhibition. They will also insist that this is the place to be, rather than Oslo. Grab an umbrella and explore a fantastic city.
While in Bergen, check into the larger, swankier sister of the Scandic Vulkan in Oslo. This towering hotel is located within blisterless walking distance of the old quarter, Bergen’s best bars and restaurants and the brilliant Kunstmuseum. The modern building features a gym, their Skybar on the 13th floor and the critically acclaimed Roast restaurant. Rooms from £77 per night.
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