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    Bergen.

    Hi all, Is there a HO HO bus in Bergen and is it far from the dock? Got 3 excursions booked with FO but want to do our own thing in Bergen. All packed looking forward to Saturday!!

    #2
    Yes there is

    https://www.viator.com/tours/Bergen/...916BGO?pref=02

    There is also a little train, it depend where you dock in Bergen, if you dock within the actual dock, normally there is a curtesy bus to take you into town, as not allowed to walk through dock area.

    But there is a second docking area within a short walk from town centre.

    You must also up the floibanen funicular with great views over Bergen, can book in advance or book on the day, but can be long queues. Entrance is in town centre short walk from ship if you dock near town centre.

    Fløibanen funicular - Visit Bergen

    View over Bergen from top of funicular





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      #3
      Thanks for the link and photos Malcolm, It all looks very beautiful and we cant wait, Jan.

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        Originally posted by jan lowden, sunderland (2) View Post
        Thanks for the link and photos Malcolm, It all looks very beautiful and we cant wait, Jan.
        Hi Jan

        It's Derek or Delboy
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          #5
          We docked right in the town centre almost , a few minutes walk literally. However the day we arrived, it was quite misty /drizzly and had we pre booked the funicular, we would have been very disappointed -no view at all!! Nice place to just wander around, even in the damp. This was in early May though.

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            #6
            More fantastic photos, we have been up the funicular twice and got the cloud and drizzle each time.

            Bergen is nice, interesting places to walk but very expensive.

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              #7
              I love Bergen. If you are going up Mt Floyen, try to get to the station early, before the excursions. It gets crowded at the top, but if you walk a it further it is very quiet. Remember to leave enough time to get back down, you'll have to queue for that too.

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                The ships' dock very close to the town centre Jan. You can catch the Ho Ho buses just outside the dock gates and they offer bus and funicular passes as well as bus only passes. Bergen is a beautiful city. We loved it. Enjoy.

                Cheers OSD
                Our cruising days are over now.................

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                  Originally posted by Old Sea Dog, Stockport View Post
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                  The ships' dock very close to the town centre Jan. You can catch the Ho Ho buses just outside the dock gates and they offer bus and funicular passes as well as bus only passes. Bergen is a beautiful city. We loved it. Enjoy.

                  Cheers OSD
                  Hi OSD

                  Not all ships dock close to the town centre, as these photos of our cruise on P&O's Oceana shows. It docked at the far docks and as you are not allowed to walk through the dock area, they laid on shuttle buses to take us into town.

                  The other 3 ships in Bergen that day docked close to the town centre.



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                    #10
                    Bergen is often wet. If you have a bad day weather wise try the art galleries. They open at 11.00 a.m. and are in three separate buildings. Whatever you do don't buy your beer or coffee on the Bryggen, it will cost a fortune.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
                      Hi Jan

                      It's Derek or Delboy
                      Oh dear, Sorry Delboy,I had been catching up with different posts and must have seen one from Malcolm,Well both of you are a great source of information anyway its no the wonder I got mixed up! (flattery will get you everywhere my mother used to say!) Jan.

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                        #12
                        'Hi OSD

                        Not all ships dock close to the town centre, as these photos of our cruise on P&O's Oceana shows. It docked at the far docks and as you are not allowed to walk through the dock area, they laid on shuttle buses to take us into town.

                        The other 3 ships in Bergen that day docked close to the town centre.'

                        That's true Derek but Fred Olsen always use the Skoltegrunnskaien/Bontelabo dock. At busy times some ships have to use the Jekteviksterminalen or Dokken dock as well but they no longer lay on shuttle buses to the town centre. They now only go as far as the Hurtigruteterminalen car park.

                        There's a nice park (Bergenhus Festning) you pass as you walk towards the town centre. It contains the fortress, museum and Håkon's Hall. Well worth a visit. We found an unusual place for refreshments called Galleria Bryggen. It was on Øvregaten. The place was a cross between an art gallery and a junk shop but it had a choice of over 50 teas and coffees and wasn't expensive. The owner was a large imposing man covered in tattoos but was very friendly and hospitable. We had 2 very large cups of good refreshing Assam. Total cost £4. Much better value than what's on offer on the Bryggen.

                        Jan, you'll be docking at the Skoltegrunnskaien dock, so no long walk then.

                        Anl

                        Cheers OSD
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Old Sea Dog, Stockport View Post
                          'Hi OSD

                          Not all ships dock close to the town centre, as these photos of our cruise on P&O's Oceana shows. It docked at the far docks and as you are not allowed to walk through the dock area, they laid on shuttle buses to take us into town.

                          The other 3 ships in Bergen that day docked close to the town centre.'

                          That's true Derek but Fred Olsen always use the Skoltegrunnskaien/Bontelabo dock. At busy times some ships have to use the Jekteviksterminalen or Dokken dock as well but they no longer lay on shuttle buses to the town centre. They now only go as far as the Hurtigruteterminalen car park.

                          There's a nice park (Bergenhus Festning) you pass as you walk towards the town centre. It contains the fortress, museum and Håkon's Hall. Well worth a visit. We found an unusual place for refreshments called Galleria Bryggen. It was on Øvregaten. The place was a cross between an art gallery and a junk shop but it had a choice of over 50 teas and coffees and wasn't expensive. The owner was a large imposing man covered in tattoos but was very friendly and hospitable. We had 2 very large cups of good refreshing Assam. Total cost £4. Much better value than what's on offer on the Bryggen.

                          Jan, you'll be docking at the Skoltegrunnskaien dock, so no long walk then.

                          Anl

                          Cheers OSD

                          Hi OSD

                          Do you mean this park and museum





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                            No Derek. This one.

                            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ekJSo18eEw...Fortress01.jpg





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                              #15
                              Hi OSD

                              Oh I know the one you mean, the one near the Bryggen, my photo's were of the garden more near the town centre.

                              We love Bergen, in fact we love Norway as a whole. Lucky for us when we visited we had lovely weather the whole week.

                              I have a Niece who is married to a Norwegian and his parents live in Bergen, I have a photo of all for of them in National dress taken on National day when they have a parade through the streets of Bergen.
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