Bergen, Norway

Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen is the gateway to the country’s mesmerizing fjords. Walking, Segway and double-decker bus tours bring you to Bryggen wharf, the 12th-century trade center that now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the district’s shops, galleries and art studios, and visit the Hanseatic Museum to learn about the merchants who once lived and sold here. The city is surrounded by seven mountains, and a funicular railway ride to the top of the tallest peak, Mount Floyen, reveals postcard-worthy views. Other notable attractions include St. Mary’s Church, the town’s oldest structure; the seasonal fish market, with its fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables; the Bergenhus Fortress Museum, which highlights Norway’s role in World War II; and an aquarium, where you can observe sea lions, crocodiles and more. On a catamaran cruise to the picturesque Osterfjord and Mostraumen strait, sample ice-cold mountain water your captain captures from a waterfall.

Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Bergen, Norway Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 38 38 42 47 56 60 62 61 56 51 43 39
Low 30 29 32 35 42 48 51 51 46 41 35 31
Average 34 35 38 43 51 56 58 57 52 52 44 41
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 3 3 6 8 13 16 17 16 13 11 6 4
Low -1 -2 0 2 6 9 11 11 8 5 2 -1
Average 1 2 3 6 11 13 14 14 11 11 7 5
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 7.5 6 6.7 4.5 4.2 5.2 5.8 7.5 11 11 10 9.2
Centimeters 19 15 17 11 11 13 15 19 28 28 25 23
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 27 21 23 21 20 19 21 22 24 25 25 26
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 82 82 82 82 80 82 85 87 85 82 82 83

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