Photo of the day 01.06 – Bergen
The Old Norse forms of the name were Bergvin and Bjǫrgvin (and in Icelandic and Faroese the city is still called Björgvin). The first element is berg (n.) or bjǫrg (n.), which translates to mountain(s). The last element is vin (f.), which means a new settlement where there used to be a pasture or meadow. The full meaning is then ‘the meadow among the mountains’.
Bergen Pier, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Photo source: katerinasgift
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 (3,238 ft) above mean sea level.