In between the fjords on Norway’s stunning west coast, Bergen is the country’s top draw for tourists. If you are only going to make one stop in Norway, this should be it, although Oslo and Trondheim are both worth a look if you have more time.
Unfortunately, food and drinks in Bergen are shockingly expensive, to the point that backpacker-types will find the place to be very frustrating. Everything, even in supermarkets, costs double what it does in most expensive European cities. The hostel beds are expensive, and there are almost no budget hotels at all.
On the plus side, the 3-star and 4-star hotels in Bergen are surprisingly good value, so mid-range travelers are well looked after at decent room rates. Also, most attractions are free or reasonably priced here, so it’s really just the food and drink that can be problematic.