Today I decided to check out Bergen. It was an taxing detour to ride over here. I’ll put you out of your misery. It wasn’t worth it.
My opinion could be effected by the fact that I was exhausted after the past few days and didn’t have boundless energy for gasping in awe at touristy crap. Plus it was raining heavily last night and carried on through this morning which didn’t exactly hustle any motivation to leave my tent. But I did walk around for a bit. Apart from a pretty cool little seafood market, some nice old buildings and a gallery, there isn’t many interesting things to see.
The only interesting thing in Bergen
Directions from Lone Camping
If you’re camping in Bergen, you’ll probably end up staying at Lone Camping (the best of a terrible bunch), which is about 20 minutes out from the town. You could drive in to Bergen, but the city doesn’t have street parking. It has parking houses which you need to pay for and which seem like a bit of a hassle.
You can however take the bus from outside the campsite. It arrives every hour to two hours depending on the day, and takes about an hour to get into the city (vs 20 mins by car or bike).
The roads in Bergen
The roads into Bergen are still a little tricky, they have a few twists to them and can be quite slippery at times. So it’s best to be careful.
More important to know is that a few larger tunnels have signs banning entry to motorbikes (unless they mean no bicycles?). I’m not sure how having a sign slapped on the tunnel entrance right before you enter it is going to help you avoid it. But anyway.
And one last thing, like the rest of Norway there are no tolls for motorcycles in Bergen. Woo!