We have just come back from our holiday in Norway. It is a place I have wanted to visit for years, since I was a small child. The north in particular has always sounded magical, no sun for a few weeks in winter and then endless daylight in the summer. I've waited a long time and hoped that when I finally got there I wouldn't be disappointed. I needn't have worried, Norway was every bit as beautiful as I had imagined it.
We started our holiday with two days in Bergen. We wandered around the city exploring the tourist spots, the colourful wooden buildings above and the famous fish market.
The city centre was very compact and walkable.
The weather was warm enough to wander and then have a picnic in the park.
Bergen is a very popular tourist destination with many cruise ships calling but I found that I didn't have to walk that far to be able to explore the narrow cobbled streets with their wooden houses in relative quiet.
The place was full of flowers
and there were florist shops with imaginative window displays.
A wonderful start to our holiday.