The major trend in wealthy travelling at the moment is visiting unexpected locations. Verbier, Gstaad, New York, Dubai… Everybody’s been there. Instead you should look for places that are inspiring but not yet famous and well-known. One such location is Bergen, in Norway.

Bergen means “the mountains”, and the name is perfectly chosen. The city extends on the mountain sides sloping down towards the fjord, providing a most scenic view from all angles. You easily reach Bergen via Bergen airport, with direct flights from Gatwick. Book a room at a lovely hotel in Bergen Norway, and prepare for a unique holiday with breathtaking views, great seafood and lots of fun.

Nature and Scenery

Bergen proudly boasts 200 days of rain every year, so be sure to bring an umbrella. There are unexpected upsides to the weather, though – you will find lots of high-end rainwear, and there are always interesting indoor activities to find.

Even though the sunny days are not frequent, you will most likely experience some sunshine. And when you do, you should really grab the opportunity to explore the views of Bergen. Take the 6-minute-ride with the Fløibanen funicular, bringing you 320 metres above the sea level. From there you will really be able to appreciate the view, providing an outlook of the sea, the mountains and the city in between.

Culture and Fun

Bergen was the home of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. To commemorate this, his home Troldhaugen has been turned into a living museum. The villa has an exhibition hall and a concert hall, both which are frequently used today.

Bergen is also the home for several modern musical acts, such as Kygo and Røyksopp. About 10% of the city population is students, which means that there is likely some kind of music happening every day. If you are into music, make sure to check out the concert program online.

If you are more into art, Bergen is the place to be. KODE, the largest museum of art, music and design is located in Bergen. During the early months of 2020, the museum will host exhibitions of Henrik Håkansson and Edward Burne-Jones.