Favorite Photos: Bergen

Not to deny whatsoever that Bergen was warned to us as being very ‘wet.’ Wet to the tune of approximately 300 days per year. Yes it was that type of wet which included a day or two of downpour approaching the heaviest recalled in our lives. Rain though is not a reason to steer away from this historical port town that began trading in the 11th century.

Bergen is also a decidedly fascinating destination: fish caught fresh and brought to market every morning, gorgeous views of old houses climbing up forested hills, and captivating history of the Hanseatic League. We visited all of these fascinations and captured lovely images along the way.

We arrived in Bergen via ferry, from Denmark. A few images in this set include that experience as well. The evening ferry from Denmark to Bergen arrives in Norway early morning. The traveler is able to view countless fjords during onboard breakfast.

Beautiful!

Follow this link to Bergen photos, which contains all Bergen photos.

The town is worth a visit! Enjoy this snippet representing some of our experiences.

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Favorite Photos: Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft is an old port town on the Kettegat Sea, northern Jutland peninsula of Denmark. As one can see on this map, the green portions, a large fraction of the general area is dedicated to national parks.

Much of our visit was dedicated to hiking along coastlines. But there were also some quite interesting museums – notably the Ebeltoft Glass Museum and Fregatten Jylland – one of the world’s largest wooden warship, in excellent condition. Both museums were quite interesting to visit. We particularly enjoyed the glass museum.

The Ebeltoft section of our journey includes a trip to Jelling. The area and museum and church are remarkable as to quality and historical significance. More information can be gleaned from the Unesco World Heritage List posting.

Jelling is one of my favorite Denmark experiences, likely due to my Danish heritage. I have visited twice now, and will visit again in the future.

The photos below contain some of our Ebeltoft and Jelling images. All of the culled photos for this part of our trip can be found in this link.

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Favorite Photos: Lavik

Lavik is a very small village in Norway; a way-stop for us. The plan was for us to cross Sognefjorden via ferry, which terminated in Lavik.

Our stay was in a cabin that is typically used by hikers who journey up into the local mountains. With the help of our host, we did exactly that and thoroughly enjoyed the exercise as well as the views which you will see in the photos below.

These are samples the full set which you can also view at this link.

Selected photos from Lavik:

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Favorite Photos: Bergen

There are many fun and beautiful things to do in Norway. Our stay was short, but we had great visits to four wonderful towns/areas. Bergen was the first.

The full collection can be found at this link: Bergen.

Leaving Denmark to our first Norway destination, Bergen, involved a quiet ferry ride trough the night. First morning light allowed a wondrous display of beautiful Norwegian fjords which went as far as the eye could see. Beauty was not diminished from clouds and morning rain. Rather, the rain and mist added to endless passages which disappear into darkness and haze.

Now a few Bergen sights!

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Favorite Photos: Ribe

Ribe is an old town being rich with history. It is the oldest town in Denmark. Our AirBnB hosts provided lots of help to pick out memorable sites and experiences. Slightly outside of town is a reconstruction of a Viking village which originally was discovered inside the oldest part of Ribe. The Viking town is recreated using the best information available. Once again, the Danes have created a rich experience in this recreation for adults and children.

Here are photos of the entire stay which includes the Viking village and other things that we explored.

First, the city:

And the Viking town reconstruction:

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