Now that winter has arrived here in Bergen, the tourist industry more or less goes into hibernation. Our last guests of the year were a couple of delightful ladies from Geelong, near Melbourne in Australia, who had stopped off for a short stay in Bergen before heading north to try and catch the northern lights … Continue reading End of Season
This year we have some reasonably good autumn colours in Bergen, although the weather hasn't been good for photography of late. On one or two of the decent days I have been able to get out and get some shots of nature's most glorious season...
Come September and the tourist season is more or less over in Bergen - no more cruise ships - so it was time to take a wee trip back home to Scotland for the annual hoolie. In between going from one pub to another I inexplicably found myself on a bus heading north and, before … Continue reading A Trip Back Home…
For the last couple of weeks Bergen has been bathed in some rare but very welcome sunshine. The temperatures have risen above 30C on occasion and there has been barely any rain for nearly a month - surely some sort of record in this part of the world. The fantastic summer weather has meant we've … Continue reading Summer Weather
After what seemed to be an interminably long winter with snow all the way into April, we seem to have finally been treated to the arrival of spring. While it will take two or three weeks yet before we see much in the way of greenery this far north, the temperatures have risen markedly and … Continue reading Finally…
A few days ago we decided to head out for trip to Sotra and some of the other island which form a large archipeligo just off the coast of Bergen. Although the day was overcast and grey for the most part we still managed to get some decent shots of the multitude of islands, fjords, … Continue reading A Trip to Sotra
Following on from the last post which we hoped would herald the end of winter, we've just had another cold spell yesterday with more snow as this seemingly never-ending winter drags on. In between, though, we managed a few days of sunshine, albeit still very cold, which we hoped would maybe presage the start of … Continue reading A Brief Interlude
After a very slow thaw which saw most of the snow and ice taking its time to disappear, yesterday dealt us what was, hopefully, the last wintry blast of snow before spring finally sets in. Although this far north spring takes a while to arrive it's unusual to get snow in Bergen this late in … Continue reading A Last Blast of Winter?
With the snowy, cold, wintry weather continuing, it seemed like an opportune moment to ascend the tallest of Bergen's seven mountains on Monday. Brilliant sunshine, clear skies and chilly air meant the views were fantastic from the top of Mount Ulriken, which stands at 643m (2109ft). Ulriken is far from the highest mountain in Norway … Continue reading Mount Ulriken in Winter
For the last couple of weeks we've been experiencing some not entirely unexpected winter weather in Bergen. A small snowfall last week and some cold temperatures were followed up with a slightly heavier snowfall yesterday. The first couple of images here are from last week and a visit to the Montana area, the rest are … Continue reading It’s Still Winter in Bergen