|Bergen, Bryggen, all dressed up for national day, Image by Reidar Tomte on Instagram|
|Clarion hotel Admiral|
|Hotel no 13|
|Lysverket (photography: Cecilie Bannow)|
|KODE ART SHOP|
If you want some more art and culture, in a child friendly environment, why not visit Urdihuset for exhibitions and a spot of lunch in the cafe....
...or for a more grown up experience, visit USF verftet , the home of cultural Bergen...
with artists studios as well as a Cinema, a concert venue, an art gallery and regular jazz clubs this is the place to be.... And the Kafe Kippers is the rallying point of artists and the public, located on the pier accommodating Bergen's largest outdoor restaurant in the summertime, where 500 quests can enjoy the most beautiful fjord views as well as the sunset. Set in an old Cannery factory , it's another must visit, come day or come night!
|view from mount Floyen|
And just taking a couple of hours strolling around the gorgeously quaint cobbled back streets of Bergen is another thing I'd recommend:
The slightly bohemian and lively Area Skostrædet must also be visited both in terms of shops, galleries and nightlife:
|Kanel Cafe and interior shop|
There are of course also lots of little gems, when it comes to shopping for design and interiors in Bergen....here's a few worth mentioning:
Nordiske Rom (situated in OS, outside Bergen, but oh so stylish!!) Sostrene Grene , Kremmerhuset ,Mondur, Mogs , Drommehuset, hjem kjaere hjem and ROST....I could go on and on, but I will leave it there....
Lastly I want to mention The Interior and housing fair that takes place in the stylish music hall Grieghallen, Bergen 16th-18th October, where this years theme is HANDMADE IS THE NEW BLACK...promoting traditional and modern craftmanship.....a topic I can truly resonate with....
This years inspirator is the fabulously creative AnoukB Studio so I am definitely hoping to personally attend this fair and it's design talks!
I hope you find my guide to Bergen useful should you ever decide to go there....which you SO should!
I am lucky enough to be heading back to Bergen the last week of this month, and hope to be visiting many of the places I've just told you about!
And if you've ever been yourself, and feel like I've missed out your favorite spot, please feel free to mention it by commenting below!
Now all that's left for me to say is:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORWAY (which is customary on National day)
and I'll see you soon Bergen!!