Bergen: Attractions and more...
Akvariet, the city aquarium, boasts of one of the most extensive collections of marine species in Europe. The Bergen Art Museum displays an extensive collection of art from Norway and other parts of the world. This collection spans a period of seven centuries and is housed in three buildings. The St. Mary’s Church is the oldest structure in Bergen and one of the most stunning churches in the country; especially of note is the original altar and carvings portraying various scenes.
Mount Ulriken is the highest peak in the region which can be accessed by a cable car. It is 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.