Photo of the day – Autumn in Bergen
Bergen occupies most of the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen in the district of Midthordland in mid-western Hordaland. The municipality covers an area of 465 square kilometres. Most of the urban area is located on or close to a fjord or bay, although there are several mountains located within the urban area.
Surrounding the centre of the city are the Seven Mountains, although there is disagreement as to which of the nine mountains constitute these. Ulriken, Fløyen, Løvstakken and Damsgårdsfjellet are always included as well as three of Lyderhorn, Sandviksfjellet, Blåmanen,Rundemanen, Kolbeinsvarden, and at least until 1980, Askøyfjellet. Gullfjellet is the highest mountain in Bergen, at 987 metres above mean sea level. Bergen is sheltered from the North Sea by the islands Askøy, Holsnøy (the municipality of Meland) and Sotra (the municipalities of Fjelland Sund). Bergen borders the municipalities Meland, Lindås and Osterøy to the north, Vaksdal and Samnanger to the east, Os andAustevoll to the south, and Sund, Fjell and Askøy to the west.