The fjords are Scandinavia’s tourist attraction Number One – and
Bergen opens the door to a virtual kingdom of fjords. It is one of the reasons
why Bergen is one of Europe’s most visited cruise ship harbours. The sea
has carved itself through and across Norway’s long coastline and has given
us nature in many facets. Here waterfalls tumble down the mountainsides, here
eternal snows glitter on the mountain tops, here bright grass softens the fjord
edges. In spring, blossoming fruit trees throw a lacy carpet over the landscape.
Between the world’s longest fjord and one of the world’s most beautiful
– that is the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord – lies Bergen –
which is the gateway to exploring this beautiful natural area.