If Oslo is the principal city and capital of Norway, then Bergen is the second city. Bergen is located 60° North at the "Gateway to the Fjords". It's a city closely connected to the sea and is a crossroad for commerce, for the extreme north of Europe.
Bergen is also a city that evokes the atmosphere of travel. Bergen is a center of study for Arctic expeditions and starting point for cruises to the Great North. Its architecture is characterized by colorful wooden houses with pointed roofs that characterize the Bryggen Hanseatic Quarter and give the city a lively Nordic air surrounded by crystal clear blue skies and spectacular mountains.
In Bergen, nature, art, culture and gastronomy are the true values. Be enchanted by inland excursions and visits to nature parks, or nautical excursions exploring the fjords. Take a ride on the famous Fløibanen Funicular which takes a few minutes from downtown up to 320 meters above sea level to see the extraordinary panorama.
Museums, Art Galleries and Concert Halls are not lacking in the city of Edward Munch and Grieg, which attract young people from all over Europe with its innovative universities and centers of expertise. And finally yield to the temptation of a visit to the banks of the historic fish market where you can enjoy smoked salmon and shrimp.
In a seaside town like this, there are many meeting places for lovers of sailing. There are Yacht clubs and Marinas both in the surrounding villages and the city center. Local Skipper's will advise you on the best routes between the Fjords, the Sea and the Mountains. Sailing in Norwegian waters is an unforgettable experience that you will always treasure.