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6/10 – 6/13 Bergen, Norway

We took our first flight of the trip from Prague to Bergen, and were amazed by the scenery which began on our descent. We landed at 11:30 pm, just after “sunset”. And soon found out that the sun never actually sets but it remains dusk until morning. Luckily Adrian has been preparing for this for years and had a couple of eye masks we could use to combat this cool phenomenon.

Norway is crazy beautiful. The fjords and countryside are untouched and unique and it was amazing seeing a large city with such natural surroundings. However, you pay for the views, as everything was at least twice the price of anything in the US. A beer runs about $15 at restaurants, so it’s safe to say we were happy with water on this part of the trip.

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Boarding the plane to Bergen after a long layover in Copenhagen
After checking in at midnight, we went out to take pictures of the sunset. Little did we know this was the darkest it gets. SO WEIRD!
After checking in at midnight, we went out to take pictures of the sunset. Little did we know this was the darkest it gets. SO WEIRD!
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The next morning we found a short hike to get back into shape for our hiking/kayaking trip the next week. It turned out to be a 40 minute staircase climb. Crushed it!
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Views of Bergen from above were well worth the climb

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We ventured a bit further down the trail and came across a small lake
It was a well timed visit as we found out that a Hanseatic festival was happening in Bergen. We learned that it celebrates an old merchant network of European port cities, and the festival is held in a new port each year
It was a well timed visit as we found out that a Hanseatic festival was happening in Bergen. We learned that it celebrates an old merchant network of European port cities, and the festival is held in a new port each year

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Bryggen, where picturesque houses line the main harbor in Bergen
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On Sunday we took a gondola (Europeans love these things) up another mountain for more views of Bergen

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Ready to say goodbye to Bergen and head to the Fjords for some kayak camping!

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