Mount Ulriken is the highest peak in the region which can be accessed by a cable car. It is ... More popular for its numerous walking trails and panoramic views of the region. Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest fjord, makes for an interesting one-day trip.
Bergen hosts several festivals all year round. One of the popular ones is the Bergen Night Jazz Festival held from May–June; jazz, rock and folk concerts are held at venues all over town.
The topography of the region is quite varied with some of the most beautiful fjords in the country on one side, and on the other side, the city is flanked by seven hills.
Bergen is the rainiest city with rainfall lasting for weeks together; this has earned it the title of ‘the city of rain’. At the same time it has the warmest climate in the country with the average temperature in summer ... More at 15°C.
All through its history, Bergen has been an important centre for trade and commerce across Europe. In the recent years, it has also developed as a cultural centre by playing host to a number of festivals.
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