Bergen is the Norwegian capital of rain, and also the second largest city in the country. Rainfalls, however, do not discourage over a million tourists, who expose themselves to the weather each year. Bergen has always been an important trade center, and since fourteenth century, when Hanseatic League settled there, its development became even more dynamic. The old part of the town reflects the atmosphere of the old days and is a great attraction.
The most convenient small boat harbour is located right in the center. Approach is problem-free, and the only trouble one may have is with finding available mooring place.
There are bathrooms and laundry for visitors, electricity and water are available at the quay. Because of the location in the city center, all other needs can be fulfilled easily. There are numerous restaurants and shops around. The nearest grocery store is located on the northern side of the harbour, behind the Hanseatic houses (Bryggen).
There is plenty of information about Bergen available on the web. I can recommend visiting Fløyen hill with breathtaking panoramic view over the town and its vicinities. The easiest way to get there is to take the funicular (Fløibanen) which has a station just few steps away from the harbour.
Once on Fløyen, one may want to take couple of hours long hike to Ulrik hill, from where it is possible to take a cable car down to the town. There are nice restaurants on both hills.
Flesland airport, can be reached by bus or tram. Bergen has also ferry connections with Danmark (Fjordline to Stavanger and Hirtshals), and Northern Norway (Hurtigruten – sailing north up to Kirkenes calling at number of places on the way).
Bergen, Hordaland, 5887, NO