Jean Visits the Hanseatic port of BergenWe have seen Bergen with the sun out, unfortunately, the day we shot this film was not one of them. But, it shows you what it can be like in the rain. Going up the funicular was not on in this weather, as we had previously shot the ride to the top in the sun we have cheated and used the old footage from a drama, in those shots playing a spy, Jean is wearing a fur coat and hat. The rest is our normal travel show.

Bergen, European City of Culture

Bergen was a former ‘European City of Culture’ with a string of fascinating art galleries facing its Lille Lungedgardsvann Lake. The day we were there Jon Fisher who is a regular on the P&O ships as Gary Barlow met Tony Lewis who is the Robbie Williams tribute. Both the best there are, and neither had ever met. Funny world. We walked round in the wet with Manuel Martinez, the Hammersmith Apollo comedian, who, coincidentally had appeared in the Barcelona episodes of Shades Of Bad. A small crazy world!

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The Bergen cruise port was our last stop years ago as it was this time on the Azura. It is nestled amongst the magnificent mountains strung along Norway’s western coastline. It can be the first stop if circling the other way as it is a gateway to Fjordland. The city was built on the site of an original Viking settlement and is full of historic sites, the best known of which is Bryggen which we show you on film. A collection of 11th-century wooden buildings along the harbourfront, this is a World Heritage Site in its own right and has its own museum to tell its fascinating story. Also see our film on sailing through the Fjords, walk and climb to the waterfall in Brekkefossen FlamTip. Opposite the funicular ticket office, a few shops along there is a coffee and cake shop. Recommended. They do a deal for Funicular tickets with a coffee and a cake, and it saves queueing. Share your pictures and comments.FRED OLSEN GO HERE – CLICK, VIEW + BOOK with confidence via this direct link to FO

The Fjords are very filmatic and our video of a typical Norwegian Fjord Cruise illustrates that to Mark Blackledge’s wonderful music.

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