As we traveled throughout Norway, the kids’ laughter was omnipresent. It was laughter on surround sound; laughter as a symphony. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, they loved us at the restaurants and attractions. Kids being kids and enjoying each others company is as good as it gets.
Fortunately, we found the perfect restaurant in Bergen, which was perfectly suited to fit all nineteen of us and the kiddos. The Bergenhus Bryggeri was centrally located on the harbor in Bergen next to the world famous fish market and Bryggen. Located on the 3rd floor, it has two large rooms decorated in wood with amazing views overlooking the water.
The best part, aside from the bar, was the shuffleboard tables. The tables were setup behind the bar and far away from the main dining areas. Here the kids could play shuffleboard as they waited for the food without interrupting the entire restaurant’s meal. Us adults were able to sit at the table enjoy each other’s company and leisurely sip our ciders without fear of interruption. It was pure gold. We went back several times.
Whether it was playing shuffleboard in Bergen, playing Left-Right center in Flam, being nearly stranded on a boat in the middle of the fjord, or the delightfully pornographic trip to the sculpture garden; the best memories created on our trip to Norway will be of the time spent with their cousins. They had a myriad of adventures together in Norway that they’ll never forget. Generating a symphony of laughter together will be the part of the trip that never leaves them.