BERGEN – The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway
The city of Bergen was founded on an old Viking settlement in the year 1070, and has a proud history and many interesting cultural monuments. Today Bergen has more than 270 000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its exciting mixture of old and new architecture, its charm and atmosphere. Bergen is surrounded by spectacular fjords, which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bryggen (the Wharf) in Bergen is also listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city is a designated World Heritage City.