Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway, making it a cenuturies old trading post and a World Heritage Site. The harbour of Bryggen is one of the most charming in Europe, hence its UNESCO listing. Bergen is often deemed the Gateway to the Fjords; a well-earned moniker, given that the city is sandwiched between Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. Bergen is often the first port of call for Fjord cruises. Bergen is also often called ‘The City of Seven Mountains’, although it’'s technnically surrounded by nine. Mount Floyen provides some dramatic drives for those hiring a car in Bergen.