This church was first build in 1150 at a small village at Sognefjord, but was moved to the outskirst of Bergen in 19th century.
Dragon heads! Stave churches were built to mimic Viking religious temples to “ease” the transformation to Christianity.
The design of the churches reflected the Viking style with all the ornaments, arches, pillars and other intricate details.
In early 1990’s, there was a series of church burnings by the members of Norwegian Black Metal scene. Fantoft church was burned in arson – it was rebuilt in 1997.
Fløybanen funicular runs from the old city center up to Mount Fløyen.
The afternoon view from the Mount Fløyen revealing Bergen’s center.
Of course, there has to be a gift shop at the upper funicular station – figures of Old Norse gods among the other Norway and Viking themed souvenirs.
This has to be one of the most beautiful buildings McDonald’s is housed in.
A view of the Mount Fløyen from the Bergren havn.
There’s a fish market at the Bergen bay – unfortunately, we arrived late in the afternoon when most of the stalls were already closed, but we managed to check some creatures on sale 🙂
A view of the wooden Bryggen. Bryggen is a UNESCO world heritage site – while this part of the town dates back to the Viking age, most of the surviving buildings date back to 18th and 19th century. Bryggen itself was built by Hanseatic merchants in 14th century.
Several old port buildings to the East of the Bryggen.
And a row of colorful Hanseatic wooden buildings, which now house bars, restaurant, museums and souvenir shops.
Bryggen paths are all wooden. Not surprisingly, parts of it were destroyed through history by fire, the last in 1955. While the fire destroyed some if the building, the excavation that followed revealed great runic inscriptions buried beneath Bryggen.