Getting to the forest is just a short ride on a funicular railway, ie: a wonky diagonal shaped train designed to go up steep inclines that no other vehicle could climb.
At the top (theres 2 stops in the middle) there is a cafe and a place to look out over the city.
Strolling around this forest just above the city takes you away from the bustle of Bergen. A lot of the forest floor is covered in this very attractive thick moss.
Theres quite a few nice lakes here. As I had to later catch a plane home I didn’t hike here very long.
As the Scandanavians have a reputation of being great authors and story tellers, there was a lot of sign posts with quips on them. I think they are part of a game or quiz people sign up for.
This is seems like a good place for the more serious hiker to visit, it was a tiny but drizzly as you can tell from grey looking skies.
Another Norway is famous for! The Christmas tree!
I really wanted to learn about how Norway was occupied by the Nazis, and how there was a underground resistance, I think the main museum on this is in Oslo which is some distance away. It turns out that the Christmas tree installed every year at Trafalgar Square is a gift from Norway to the UK for helping them in the war.
I was in Trafalgar Square this week (mid December) with the Christmas tree on display with London’s Jewish community crowded around a stage and a large menorah (although with electric lights) as there was a concert for the Jewish holiday of Hannukah which is just before Christmas, this was nice to see two symbols of the holidays together.
Norway – The city of Bergen – Days of the week – Norway and Judeo/Christian influence – Bergen’s fish market – Electric automotive Utopia – Bergen’s forest of Christmas
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