All you need to know about Bergen

Bergen is a city and business travel hub in Hordaland, Norway. It lies on the west coast of Norway and is surrounded by the following seven mountains: FløyenLøvstakkenDamsgårdsfjelletBlåmanenRundemanen and Kolbeinsvarden and Gullfjett. The city is made up eight boroughs: Fana, Fyllingdalen, YtrebygdaÅrstad and Åsane and Arna and Bergenhus. It has a population or more 280,000, and a total surface area of roughly 180 square miles. The influx of business travel in recent years has led to the popularity of corporate serviced apartments in Bergen.

Bergen began life as a trading settlement in the 11th century, before later going to become the capital of Norway. Bergenhus Fortress, a major landmark in the Bergen, dates back to the 1240s, while the city’s main cathedral rose to prominence in the mid-12th century. From the very beginning, Bergen has been a major producer of dried cod, owing to its location on the Norwegian coastline. Stockfish exports have helped transform the city into a major trading centre both in Norway and Northern Europe in general. To support this growth in the industry, Bergen has progressively increased its offering of quality accommodation in the city, and many developments of serviced apartments and housing takes place in the city due to high demand.

Between the 15th and 16th centuries, Bergen was one of the largest cities in Scandinavia, and, up until the 1830s, was the biggest city in Norway itself. It was during the 19th century that Bergen separated from Hordaland and became a county of its own. The Bergan stock exchange was also established during this period. Today, Bergen is beautiful seafaring city home to great walking areas, historic sites and serviced apartments. Its top attractions include The Troldhaugen museum, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf and the VilVite museum. For great views, head up either Ulriken or Fløyen, and, for food shopping visit Farmers Market Bergen. Other sites worth seeing on your business travel assignment are Bergen Fortress, Rosenkrantz Tower and Gamlehaugen. Serviced apartments in Bergen offer close proximity to the farmer’s market, museums, and attractions.

Bergan is served by trams, trolleybuses and trains. Bergen Light Rail covers some 27 train stations and takes you all the way to Bergen Airport, while the city’s various buses cover not just Bergen but the surrounding municipalities as well. Bergen Airport is the main airport and is located 11 miles from the city centre.

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