Category Archives: Bergen

7-fjellsturen: a hike of seven mountains

Photo: Jan’s fotoside / Wikimedia Commons The view of Bergen’s Vågen bay from Mt Fløyen, one of the seven hills visited.

Bergen’s annual mountain hike rewards thousands with marvellous views of the city Molly Andrus Norwegian American Weekly Thousands of Norwegians are ready to take to the beautiful mountains of Bergen for a challenging journey on Sunday, May 25. The Seven Mountains Hike, called 7-fjellsturen in Norwegian, is an annual event organized by the Bergen Trekking Association (Bergen Turlag). Attracting ...

Marit Bjørgen’s doppelgänger cheers her on

Photo courtesy of Jaffrey Bagge Which one is the real one? Bagge is flattered by comparisons to Marit Bjørgen, who won the gold medal in crosscountry skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle woman is a dead ringer for Norway’s gold medal-winning skier--and her new biggest fan Staff Compilation TV2 Jaffrey Bagge (30) lives in Seattle, Washington, which is Bergen’s sister city. She works as a marketing director at her parents’ catering company and never goes skiing. When a Norwegian friend a while ago showed her pictures of Olympic star Marit ...

Cargo ships runs aground

Photo: Aleksander Wilken

"There are no known leaks and no injuries," said rescue leader Erik Willassen with the Rescue Coordination Center, told NRK. According to police divers who have examined the hull, the ship has a hole that is one meter below the waterline. The water is flowing into a ballast tank and is staying there for now, so ...

A vertigo tour of Norway

View of trolltunga in Hardanger, Norway.

Five hikes throughout the country that will take your breath away. Are you heading to Norway this fall? Do what the Norwegians do, and make time for a hike. September in Norway is beautiful and mild, making it a perfect month for outdoor lovers to gather at the summit.  These hikes highlight some of Norway’s ...

Many could be suspended in the final game

FK Haugesund fans. Photo: fkh.no

<div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden;">All six of the players who start for Haugesund in tonight's game against the the Bergen Brann will be suspended if they receive yellow cards. All six of the players who start for Haugesund in tonight's game against the the Bergen ...

Flåmsbana sets another record

View from the Flåmsbana

The Flåmsbana beats all the records "We ended up with 615,000 passengers this year, says operations manager Sivert Bakk in Flåm Development to Travel News. The Flåm Railway has beaten all records each month since April. The last time the popular railway set a record was in 2007, with 582,000 passengers. The operations manager says that only 55 percent ...

Håkonshallet celebrates 750 years

Photo: Petr Šmerkl, Wikipedia

His Majesty King Harald was present when Haakon's Hall was celebrated with a gala dinner Thursday evening. Haakon's Hall is part of Bergenhus Fortress, and was built by King Håkon as a royal residence and banqueting hall 750 years ago. In those days, Bergen was Norway's most important city, and key events took place in Haakon's ...

Hurtigruten service schedule will stay on course

Tourists and coastal residents will see no change in Hurtigruten service after an agreement was signed by the shipping company and Norways Department of Transport.

The Norwegian coastal cruise line, Hurtigruten, will maintain its present schedule, and will continue to call daily at all of its 34 ports along the coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Continuation of Hurtigruten service was assured after the shipping line and Norway's Department of Transport signed a new agreement regarding the purchase of ...

Record number of disputations in 2010

More doctors’ degrees were conferred at the University of Bergen in 2010, than ever before. 111 doctors were honoured in Håkon’s Hall Jan. 28, 237 doctoral theses were presented at the University of Bergen during 2010 – 111 of them during the last half of 2010.   This is a new record and ...

Light Rail stops at Paradis. Due to a technical error in a coach with blinking emergency light at Hop. That it has stopped since 13:30 today. "Due to a technical error in one car at Hop. We have ceased traffic between Paradise and Nesttun" said Svein Kleppe, operations manager at Fjord1Partner. Those who will come through from Paradise ...