Wooden houses of Bergen
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of approximately 270,000. It is the administrative centre of Hordaland and is located on the south-western coast of Norway. Bergen is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway. The city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year.