CLARION HAVNEKONTORET HOTEL
We arrived at our hotel in Bergen at night after Norway In A Nutshell® — it was cold, dark and all shops were closed, we were really tired too so we decided to rest and leave exploring the city till the next morning. Havnekontoret Hotel is part of Clarion Collection which is all over Norway.
This hotel provides breakfast and light dinner which we had once we arrived. Colours and setting of the room is somewhat gothic looking, dark scheme with heated towel railings in the bathroom.
This hotel’s location is just minutes from the Rosenkrantz Tower dating back to the 1500s and it’s near many attractions including Bergen Aquarium and Haakon’s Hall medieval castle. This boutique hotel is situated in the historic facilities of the old harbour control office along the seaside area known as Bryggen.
Clarion Havnekontoret Hotel Slottsgaten 1, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Up and feeling energetic, had a great rest last night and we are ready to go out to explore Bergen.
It’s really, really windy today and according to locals, it’s rare to be this windy — so we brought snow to Oslo and wind to Bergen? Hmm.. anyway, we didn’t let the wind get in our way although its so strong, I thought I was gonna be blown away.
First, we stopped at Fisketorget. This Fish Market offers an arena of natural and fresh quality products focusing on local goods and specialties from sea and farming. This market is also the exclusive venue for trading fish, seafood, shellfish and other locally produced farm food such as fruits, berries, vegetables and flowers.
Imagine the traditional wet market and smell of raw fish, no, it’s nothing like that. This Fish Market is very clean.
Caviar lovers will find yourself in caviar heaven with the great variety. Some pink caviar for you?
After a morning scroll and some caviar shopping, we went back to the hotel to pack and check out because we will be departing Bergen tonight.
Before we bid Bergen farewell, we spent a lovely afternoon exploring the town. It’s such a beautiful place, I love the old charming streets filled with characteristics.
Lunch at a Chinese restaurant — not too bad.
Despite being an international city, this “capital of the fjords” has kept its small town charm. Here, you’ll find the colourful old wharf of Bryggen, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its well-preserved old buildings, along with a vibrant fish and flower market, cable cars with stunning views, great museums and more.
Bergen is definitely a must to visit if you are in Norway.
Thank you for looking.
Hey Joey, I have to say I love your travel posts. The places you go to are just awesome. Reading your posts and looking at all the amazing pictures just makes me feel like I’m travelling too. My wanderlust is definitely awakened.
Thank you, thank you so much!!
The world is too huge for my lifetime of traveling.. I wish to see and learn more while I can =)
Where’s calling you next?
Phuket actually, I’m flying off tomorrow 🙂 I tend to gravitate towards tropical island getaways. I wish to visit Japan soon.
OMG, I am in Phuket now!!
Which resort are you staying at?
Angsana Laguna. 🙂 Are we near by? How long will you be there for?
Not that close.. Sri Panwa is at the other end =(
I am leaving Sunday!!
Enjoy your stay ya and have lots of fun xx
Babe may I ask how’s the weather now, I hear it has been raining for the past week days. Does it rain all the time?
We arrived on Monday and it was HOT like nothing.. even on Tuesday it was very hot!!
Yday it rained a little and it has been raining since morning today..
The rain comes and goes, not consistent tho..
According to my phone’s weather forecast, it will be raining rest of the week too =(
Love Bergen most… such a lovely old town
Let’s plan another Scandinavia tour 10 years later?
Looks very dark and gloomy, kinda spooky too.
It’s quite dark and my camera filter didn’t make it any better =(
Not that bad IRL.. hehe