Unfortunately for us, our full day at Bergen was full of rain. Instead of driving into the city, we walked a good 20 minutes from our Airbnb and started our day with breakfast at Kaffemisgonen. It was a nice cozy cafe with amazing coffee and great sandwiches. I had the best iced americano ever.
After breakfast, we went to Bryggen – a historical block with colorful houses by the pier with a bunch of shops.
We went souvenir shopping and found a great photogenic alleyway with a bunch of great boutique stores.
Afterwards we went to a cafe called Vagal for a quick caffeine fix and to dry off a bit.
The cafe has a great ambiance and pretty cool glasses for iced coffee!
For a quick snack, like every other country I have been – I love trying the local exclusive menu from McDonalds. There was one nearby and we were all craving a snack so we went and got a bunch of things to share.
We got a vegan McSpicy, sweet potato fries, vegan McNuggets and chili cheese pops. The vegan McNuggets was so gooood and it tasted like falafel. I really like the McSpicy too, it didn’t even taste like it wasn’t meat. It was a satisfying snack.
We went to the outdoor fish market afterwards where they were selling meat, cheeses and of course a bunch of seafood.
We couldn’t go to the fish market without trying anything…. so we got shrimp and scallops.
And then for the grand feast, blue fin tuna steak and king crab legs.
To my surprise, I prefer blue fin tuna raw but the king crab legs were amazing.
To walk off the big meal, we went shopping around Bergen specifically looking for a Helly Hansen store or jackets but didn’t find much. I ended up buying a HH beanie though!
We didn’t have much time in Bergen since we had to drive 2 hours to Odda for our Trolltunga hike the next day. We went to get early dinner at Munken Bistro, which was a popular Peruvian restaurant. To our surprise (since it was Peruvian food) it was one of the best meals we had in Norway so far. We got the lamb shank, sashimi of white fish, marinated with lime, spicy fillet of white fish and braised leg duck.
We pretty much ate all day in Bergen. But hey, we have to store energy for tomorrow’s long hike! Our ride to our next Airbnb was 2 hours long and there was a quick 15 minute ferry ride too. We drove passed by Odda which was a bigger town that I thought. Too bad everything was closed by the time we got there.
We’re ready for our 8 hour Trolltunga hike tomorrow! We went to sleep early since we had to wake up at 4am.