|Breakfast room in Steens Hotel|
We visited a wiener stand and the seafood market where we had reindeer sausage and delicious herbed and smoked salmon for lunch (photo). Then we swung by a couple of churches (we could not get into the cathedral (photo) because there was a wedding), then visited the Bergen Art Museum. We walked through room after room of J.C Dahl, Hans Heyerdahl, and other Norwegian artists (such as the interesting Nikolai Astrup, of whom we had never heard, including more Edvard Munch than in the Oslo art museum. Finally we walked over to the fortress that was erected in the 13th century when Bergen was the capital of Norway. We walked around Haakon’s Hall (AD 1260) and Rosenkrantz’ Tower (AD 1560), which were already closed for the day. We had a good supper on typical Norwegian food at the Pingvinen (good stuff) before turning in early because we had to catch the express boat to Balestrand the next morning.