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Bergen

Blown away by nature on Norway’s west coast

Story by Amaresh Ray June 15th, 2014

It rains a lot in Bergen. A few years ago it rained for 85 days in a row. So, when I booked my flights to Bergen a couple of months ago, I was expecting a wet and windy weekend. However, when I got there I was greeted amazingly by uncharacteristic warm and sunny weather. To make the most of this weather, I decided to spend the afternoon walking around the old harbour of Bryggen, characterised by its coloured wooden houses.

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mount flØyen

After lunch and a short nap, I decided to head for the mountains. My first stop was the funicular to the top of Bergen’s most famous mountain, Mount Fløyen.

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From Fløyen, I decided to hike all the way to Rundemanen - which was roughly an hour long hike without taking any breaks. The scenery on this route completely blew me away.

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FLÅM

Next morning, I was on my way to Myrdal, where I would board the Flåmsbana, which takes about an hour to reach the village of Flåm. It is one of the steepest train lines in the world and offers the most amazing sights on the way. From Flåm station, I took a minivan to Stegastein, a viewpoint located in the village of Aurland. Stegastein offers an amazing panoramic view of Aurlandsfjord.

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