Bergen offers visitors a cornucopia of delights, from the sheer splendour of its rugged glacial scenery to an ancient stone church containing the finest example of Baroque art in Norway. All of it, no doubt, inspired the great composer Edvard Grieg, whose home and gardens are open to visitors. Bergen can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
Explore Håkonshallen, part of Bergen's ancient fortress. It was built in the 13th century as a royal ceremonial hall. The first record of its use was in 1261 for the marriage celebrations of King Magnus Håkinsson and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. The party was said to have had more than 1,000 guests and lasted for three days and three nights.
The Norwegians drink a lot of coffee. You can find shops everywhere. Although alcohol is very expensive in Norway, locals are also known to drink Aquavit, a potato-based liqueur.
The unit of currency in Norway is the krone (NOK). Major credit cards are also widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate.
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