Our cruise ends in beauty : Bergen. This city reminds me of the city where I grew up: Bruges. It has in common the small, cute houses, with here in Bergen the waterfront as a bonus. But also the many many tourists in the old town. Luckily tourists have the tendency to stay in the tourist centre and not venture too much further.
But first there was another magnificent sunrise to enjoy.
So glad we got up early again to see this
Another start of a bright sunny day in Bergen
This time we were not the only ones
When we wandered around the pretty city there was still silence and peace to be found, together with beauty. If you walk a bit up the hill you can stroll through deserted cobblestone streets and admire the well-maintained wooden houses. The area around the lake is also a nice one. Many museums are to be found around it. We had coffee in the arty farty Landmark café in the Kunsthall.
Bryggen, the Hanseatic area is indeed the touristc hotspot of Bergen. It is nice-looking, and if you have a glimpse in the adjoining narrow streets you can find some more cute shops and coffee houses. There are some real fancy interior design shops on the main avenue.
On our last day in Norway we wanted to have some more of the simple delicious Norwegian food. We headed to Pingvinen, where we felt young being surrounded by a hip local crowd (beards seem to be thing here too). Fish cakes for me and meat for Mike.
We had just some spare time left to visit the local Moods of Norway shop where Mike bought a sweater and it was time to walk back to the ship.
It is nice to end to end a cruise with one sea day. After all that is one big thing we love about cruising, is being on the water. When next to that the sun joins in, it is paradise. We enjoyed being outside on the sun deck as long as we could.
The last Norwegian pilot has disembarked. Heading south again.
Photos:Mike & Véronique