I visited Bergen, Norway, in July 2011, with my mother and daughter; we stayed in Norway for 3 weeks and visited many relatives. We traveled from Oslo to Bergen by car with cousins, who showed us many great places in Bergen!
We went to the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, the Bergen Aquarium, up the Floibanen Funicular cable car to the top of the city (it was foggy and we had no view!). We ate at many great restaurants, such as the Egon! The shopping was amazing, and we had a hard time deciding what to buy!
My recommendation of must visit places would be the Grieg museum and the Hanseatic Wharf, where we had such a good time shopping! We enjoyed watching performers in the Torgalmenningen square, as well. One man was from Utah, and we thought it quite funny as Americans to watch an American perform in Norway!
We stayed in the Torgalmenningen square, in the Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen, with the Egon restaurant easily available. The hotel was great, with good service and very clean. The price for the hotel was very reasonable, with the central location to shopping and touring, plus breakfast buffet.
One of my best memories is that the evening we arrived in Bergen, there was a huge memorial service in the Torgalmenningen square for the people that were killed by Anders Behrin Breivik. We were in awe at the number of people gathered, praying and leaving flowers and candles at the memorial.
Picture #1 is one of our shopping days – girl in the purpe shirt is my daughter! 🙂