Your final drive is 2.5 hours west towards Bergen, a charming town awash with timber-fronted houses set against the backdrop of seven vivid green mountains and seven fjords. Embrace Bergen’s quintessentially Nordic culture by strolling along Vagen harbour, where the 18th-
century warehouses known as Bryggen hint at the town’s trading past. This is also where you’ll find your decadent hotel, Clarion Havnekontoret
, which is housed in a Neoclassical 1920s building.
Get a full perspective of Bergen by whizzing up in the cable car to Mount Ulriken, the tallest of the seven peaks, and admire uninterrupted views of the town and archipelago. There’s a restaurant up here, The Ulriken, where you can enjoy a three-course meal with the fresh catch of the day.
Back in town, visit the Lille Lungegardsvann Lake which is lined with museums like the Kode Art Museum, showcasing works by Munch and Picasso alongside an impressive Chinese art collection. When you just want to take it easy, soak up the laid-back bustle of Bergen by getting lost in its streets, and gaze out to sea from one of the waterfront cafés.