Bergen is often called the Gateway to Norway’s Fjords. For good reason. The city dominates the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen and is encircled by seven majestic fjords. These scenic waterways are deep, narrow, long and embraced by steep cliffs. They are exceptionally beautiful. They were carved by powerful glaciers during several ice ages ranging from 15,000 to 10,000 years ago. Another moniker for Bergen is the City of Seven Mountains. Gullfjellet (Gold Mountain) has the tallest summit at 3,238 feet.