The name Bergen derives from the word Bjørgvin, which translates as "the meadow below the mountains", and Bergen is know known as "the city between seven mountains". This means there is much nature and outdoor activity to experience and explore form the city itself. Bergen is called "the gateway to the fjords" in many tourist brochures as there is spectacular nature to experience just outside the city. Please be advised that Norway's weather can be unpredictable. Make sure to head outdoors with gear, clothing, and other supplies appropriate for changing conditions.