Single in Norway
Nature, culture and adventure come together in the uniquely beautiful Norwegian city of Bergen.
Norway’s second largest city balances being the center of its vibrant arts and performance scene and its role as a UNESCO World Heritage site with elan. The modern outlook of its people is matched by a stunning landscape millennia old.
It is into this world that you step when you visit Bergen as a single – there are endless opportunities to meet people who share your interests, and no shortage of activities through which to get to know them better.
Bergen is a university town, with about 10% of its population comprised of students. This brings youth and excitement to a city that would otherwise have been just a historic heritage center, however beautiful it is.
With its location on the coast, there was no chance Bergen could escape having menus rich with the freshest seafood. The city embraces that element and more, with chefs with Michelin star credentials returning to their roots and creating unique dishes with local ingredients. If you idea of a fun night out starts with surprising your taste buds, reindeer and goat cheese or sheep’s head won’t disappoint.
The rich gastronomic scene is enhanced by a richer nightlife. Follow up dinner with drinks in one of the myriad of pubs and clubs that smatter the city. Bergen is home to the ‘Bergen Wave’, an explosion of world-renowned music and performance acts which has generated an unprecedented boom in the quality and quantity of the nightlife. Whether your version of the perfect day ends on a darkened nightclub dance floor or at an intimate table having electrifying conversation with new friends, Bergen has you covered.
The outdoors is perhaps Bergen’s most stunning asset. Mountains kilometers high that were carved out millennia ago stand guard around serene mountain lakes and towering waterfalls. The glimmering carpets of ice peaks contrast with the verdant green of hardy high-altitude trees and grass. The result is wonderful vistas as far as the eye can see.
Hiking this terrain is an incomparable activity to indulge in on your own, and a great way to meet new people on organized tours. The hiking trails vary from the easy (great for conversation) to the advanced (great for showing off!)
If you visit in summer, the beach is also a great place to hang out as a single, or to meet others. Bergen’s coastline is sheltered from the open sea by outer islands that allows the water to be warmer than most others at this latitude. There is even an excellent fresh water beach at Skomakerdiket at Mt. Floyen – the perfect place to end a hike.
Bergen is wonderful melting pot in which to lose yourself, find yourself, and maybe even seek out someone special. There is no shortage of things to do and gorgeous sights to discover. As a single, that makes a great destination in every way.