Bergen is one of the largest cruise ship ports of call as a point of departure to visit the world famous fjords of Norway.
Bergen features a temperate oceanic climate. Bergen's weather is warmer than the city's latitude (60.4° N) might suggest. The Gulf Stream provides the city with the warmest winters of all cities in the Nordic countries. Bergen experiences plentiful rainfall in all seasons, with annual precipitation measuring 2,250 mm (89 in) on average.