The Thursday port was the final port before we headed back to UK. The steep hillsides were still in evidence, but this were covered in houses. We were in Bergen.
The quayside at Bergen is built on land that has effectively been taken back from the sea, by building on stilts and ramming all manner of spoil underneath eto provide a stable platform. Unfortunately, it’s not quite so stable after recent building works on an underground car park and the ground is slowly drying out and shrinking. The Bryggen (quayside) shops show the result..
A fish market extends across the far end of the harbour. A fish market like I’ve never seen before – with huge lobsters and King crabs in massive tanks, plus all manner of fresh fish and shellfish on display.
The biggest tourist attraction is the funicular tram that runs up the hillside to a viewpoint over the entire urban area. Pretty impressive views from the top – even more impressive to see quite a few people running up the hill to the top!