Photo: Marie Peyre
Old Bergen Museum. Photo: Marie Peyre
Edvard Grieg with grand piano, c. 1900.
Next visit: If you visit in summer the 'Grieg in Bergen' festival will be on at Korskirken (The Church of the Cross), with musicians from around the world paying homage to the Norwegian maestro. Alternatively, the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition is an exciting event for all Grieg's fans, featuring world-class music by 30 pianists from 15 countries, a recital in the grand Håkon's Hall and a thrilling final. It takes place in September.
Woman. Photo: Dag Fosse/KODE
First time: Located in Nordnes, a short walk from the centre of town, Bergen Aquarium is Norway's largest. It is also one of Bergen's biggest tourist attractions. The aquarium is home to hundreds of Arctic fish and sea creatures, as well as snakes, spiders, crocodiles and other tropical animals. Particularly popular are the penguins, sea lions and seals – make sure you don't miss feeding and training time, always a highlight.
Bergen Aquarium. Photo: Akvariet i Bergen
The view from Mt Fløyen. Photo: Marie Peyre
Mt Ulriken. Photo: Marie Peyre
Enhjørningen. Photo: Marie Peyre
Lysverket. Photo: Bonjwing Lee