Bergen is the country’s busiest port. The city is surrounded by fjords in the Western Norway region. This geographic position has made the residents dependent on the sea for fishing, transportation and trade since the early 11th century. Think of all that has happened during the last millennium. Better yet, visit the Bergen Maritime Museum. The exhibits trace Norway’s maritime history dating back to pre-historic times. These include informative displays on the Vikings era (800 to 1066 AD). You will be fascinated by all of the stories leading up to the present.