Bergen, Norway: Salty Harbor Town

With 250,000 people, Bergen is a big city by Norwegian standards, but visitors sticking to the compact old center find it charming. Enjoy the busy harbor with its salty market and timber warehouses dripping with Hanseatic history, then stroll the pedestrian-friendly old quarter, with cute lanes of delicate wooden houses. Then for a modern contrast, head for Bergen’s urban heart — which has a thriving personality all its own. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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  1. Henrick Likesrabbits
    Henrick Likesrabbits 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    I wonder how those old timber houses in Sandviken compare with the modern ones in terms of construction methods. Some of them look just like the typical 1950s suburban home in North Carolina West Virginia and etc

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  2. Cheristarz Richeristarz
    Cheristarz Richeristarz 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Yeah!!! i m going to visit beautiful Bergen in June 2015.

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  3. UnchartedxRelic
    UnchartedxRelic 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Å Bergen by! <3

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  4. Travel World
    Travel World 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    If you don't like high taxes, big government, and a maternity leave for women of twelve months (and at least one month for the father), this video is likely going to piss you off. And I hope it does. Why? Consider:

    Norway has the highest quality of life of any country in the world.

    Norway has highest human development index in the world.

    And if you don't know what a Keynesian economic model is, I suggest you take yourself to Google and find out.,,,,

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  5. Dear Miss Connie
    Dear Miss Connie 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Bergen's structures and city highlights are wonderful and the people look so happy! it's bright and colorful, thank you HS for sharing Norway!* 

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  6. 365 docobites
    365 docobites 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Wow these are amazing shots! Great video :)

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  7. Fawaz Al Abdullah
    Fawaz Al Abdullah 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    What a beautiful city! I have a friend that lives there!!

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  8. Thesortvokter
    Thesortvokter 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Bergen is a sovereign city state outside the westernmost outskirts of Norway.

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  9. Joakim Zeppelin
    Joakim Zeppelin 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    It's a nice city i live in right?? 😀 hehe

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  10. Alya Pirone
    Alya Pirone 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    I'm from there in Bergen Norway miss it soo much hope I can get back soon

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  11. BJHBNE
    BJHBNE 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Bergen is the second city in Norway but has been the capital city for far longer then Oslo. Bergen even got cobblestone streets before London did.

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  12. Jostein Berg Knutsen
    Jostein Berg Knutsen 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    I live in Bergen, and if I were to show a friend who was not from Norway around, I would've chosen 17th of May, 1st of December, or any part of june/july/august.

    17th of May is the national day of Norway, and as far as I know, it's far more celebrated than in nearly any other country. Streets are PACKED, and there's lots to see. 1st of December brings on "festival of lights", celebrating the first sunday of advent.

    Other than that, winter and autumn is rainy, so try to visit during summer.

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  13. Ghenghis khan
    Ghenghis khan 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    I am planning a holiday in Norway, does anyone know the best time of year to visit, Bergen is on my list. It looks so interesting.

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  14. Frederik
    Frederik 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Best city in Norway 🙂

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  15. Hannah Dale
    Hannah Dale 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    y u no show to country side in bergen!!!!

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  16. Taimoor Ali
    Taimoor Ali 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    i lUV NORWAY 🙂

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  17. leihoa
    leihoa 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Does it rain THAT often in Bergen, as they say? I ve heard is one of the most rainy towns! 🙂

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  18. bobharrisa
    bobharrisa 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    One night in Bergen

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  19. George Kelgiorgis
    George Kelgiorgis 25 April, 2016, 10:45


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  20. Graham Paterson
    Graham Paterson 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Amazing. This is what You Tube should be all about !!! Many thanks.

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  21. G-ma G. C.
    G-ma G. C. 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Wonderful and beautiful City!

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  22. Njugglesvatn
    Njugglesvatn 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Bergen er min favoritt by i hele verden 🙂

    Med venlig hilsen fra Shetland!.

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  23. Jørgen Kristensen
    Jørgen Kristensen 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Bergen ligger på Norges vestkyst, hvor byens naturhavn er godt beskyttet mod Nordsøen af en halvø. Klimaet er tempereret pga. Golfstrømmen., som mildner de barske vintre og holder havet isfrit. Men det giver til gengæld våde somre, og lokalt siges det, at babyer i Bergen fødes med paraplyer. Byen er omgivet af 7 fjelde og adskillige fjorde, og den er Norges næststørste by med en befolkning på næsten 220.000. Den har et Universitet og flere højere læreranstalter.

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  24. Endre
    Endre 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    17´th may is the Norwegian independence day.. where people gather in the city where they walk in a parade. if good weather i am sure you will have a memory that will stay with you the rest of your life.

    Hope you will enjoy my home town. have a good trip.

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  25. Sarah S
    Sarah S 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Can't wait to visit in May!!

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  26. Kåre Olav Norheim
    Kåre Olav Norheim 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Good Work! Likes this video from my hometown

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  27. Kåre Olav Norheim
    Kåre Olav Norheim 25 April, 2016, 10:45
  28. Juan Largo
    Juan Largo 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    Que linda ciudad! desearia estar alli!!
    So beautiful city!! I'd wish to be there!

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  29. LPS Cassy
    LPS Cassy 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    I love Bergen i am from there

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  30. 1994FARID
    1994FARID 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    for ten years i send my resume to all companies in nrway answer negative/nice country so

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  31. Sergey Shaldybin
    Sergey Shaldybin 25 April, 2016, 10:45

    The interesting story about lovely city.

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