Tagged: Bergen

Norway’s second city, seen from above

Guidebooks and taxi drivers agree: a visit to one of Bergen’s seven peaks is a must Libor Pospisil Berkeley, Calif. While Bergen is Norway’s second city, it has—like all other places in the country—an...

Opus XVI

Stay inside a Grieg family masterpiece

Opus XVI Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel brings 5-star comfort, cuisine, and culture to Bergen Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, situated on a scenic fjord on the West Coast, has...

Norway in a Nutshell off-season

An insider’s guide to winter adventure Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American When I mentioned to many of my friends at home in Seattle that I was planning to travel to Norway in the...

Jon Torstein Bakken

American football in Bergen

A chance encounter with the unusual sport changed Jon Torstein Bakken’s life, sparked new youth sports opportunities in Norway Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Many Norwegian Americans follow soccer in Norway, but most...

Maud returns home

With the once-sunken ship in Norwegian waters, the perilous part of its passage is now past M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s Maud, the ship built for the first transit of...

Leprosy Museum, Bergen

Inside Bergen’s Leprosy Museum

One of “Norway’s quirkiest museums,” this former sanitorium is a moving experience Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American It came up on the top of the list of “Norway’s quirkiest museums” in a recent...

Marte Mjøs Persen, Nygårdsparken

Bergen tackles the heroin crisis

With treatment options, social workers, and safe injection sites, Norway’s second city is getting addiction off the streets and breaking the generational cycle of drug abuse Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American It was...

Put on your walking shoes

Sister City Association leads Seattle on a local tour with a Scandinavian perspective Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association Seattle and Bergen share a great deal in common, so it’s no coincidence that...