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Embedded in the Seven Mountains among seven fjords, 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. Magical scenery, achingly cool boutiques, drinking dens and people, and not a selfie stick in sight.
When to go
It rains 260 days of the year so the warmer the month the better. If you like jazz then visit in May/June when the city plays host to several festivals.
Who to take with you
Best friend or other half.
Most likely to bump into
Fans of Scandi design and extremely well-dressed individuals.
The brilliant Kunsthall for art, T-Michael boutique to meet Bergen’s most dapper man, Lysverket for a mind-blowing meal, and Ujvent to round off the day with beer and beard watching.
An essential you need to bring with you
Everything and anything Waterproof. We like The People’s Poncho.
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