Cruise ships dock either in the main Vagen Harbor, or at Jekteviken. Passengers can easily walk into town from the Vagen Harbor, and ships run shuttles from Jekteviken into the old city.
Although ships offer many shore excursions in Bergen, those who like to walk might want to just explore on their own. Many of the historical buildings are on Bryggen Wharf, and the Torget (market) on Fish Square at Vagen Harbor is not to be missed. If it's a beautiful day, be sure to ride the Floibanen Funicular to the top of Mount Floyen. The views of Bergen and the harbor below are spectacular, and the hiking trails are well marked and interesting.
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