The storybook-pretty town of Bergen sits in the middle of 7 hills and 7 fjords. It was once a thriving fishing trade point, which made it one of Norway’s wealthiest spots during the Middle Ages. Back in the day, when Norway was at the peak of its power, Bergen was the country’s capital with Norwegian kings living there. And it’s still pretty impressive today. To make the most of Bergen, this tour combines a bus tour of the best bits with a ride up the funicular to Fløyen, with plenty of free time at the top. The funicular has been around since 1918 but has had a modern makeover that includes glass ceilings and widescreen windows – perfect for enjoying the view on the way up to 1000 feet. From here, you’ll swap hill for harbour, with a drive past the city’s UNESCO-protected Vagen Port. Your tour guide will point out the timber cafés and the bobbing fishing boats, before accompanying you to the city’s buzzing fish market.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.