Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and also a world heritage city Bergen is also a UNESCO World Heritage city Bergen is starting point for many fjord cruises Fløien banen in Bergen is one of the biggest attractions in Bergen The Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets

Bergen - Gateway to the fjords

Bergen is an enjoyable city and a starting point for many tourists to explore the amazing Norway Fjords but also a town with many historical sights.

Bergen is located between the two biggest fjords in Norway - the Hardangerfjord (180 km) and the Sognefjorden (203 km), and Bergen is therefore called the Gateway to the Fjords. From here you can start your cruises to discover the Norwegian Fjords. 

More than 2.7 million tourists every year visit Bergen and the town has been one of the most important in the Nordic region which you also can see from its many historical buildings and attractions.


Bryggen Wharf is on the UNESCO Heritage list

For more than 900 years Bergen has welcomed people from all over the world, and for centuries Bergen was the centre for trade between Norway and Europe. Bryggen Wharf is a proof of this and became a member of Unesco World Culture Heritage List in 1979.

Bryggen Wharf is one of Norway`s most historically interesting places to visit, and it is located at the harbour site in Bergen. Along the beautiful scenery way, the distinctive stone and timber trading house welcomes and reminds about Bergen's history.


The old Bergen

A visit to Old Bergen provides some answers as well as a breath of nostalgia. In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe’s largest wooden city, and its steep and densely built-up streets, squares and alleyways, gave the city a unique character. The open-air museum has 55 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, most of which originate from Bergen city centre. Every year local actors bring Old Bergen to life by feeding the spectacle from 150 years ago.

Just outside the town, you find the home and museum of world famous composer and pianist Edward Grieg (Troldhaugen).


Bergen sights & adventures

In Bergen, you will find locally inspired shops, interesting galleries, but also great restaurants and cafes with a great reputation. At the end of the pier, you will find the marketplace (Torget), well-known for the famous local fish market.

Bergen is also a great family town with all kinds of activities. Whether you want to canoe at the fjord, hiking in the beautiful surroundings, discover the impressive Bergenhus Fortress or experience Norwegian wildlife at Bergen Aquarium, Bergen will captivate you.


Visit Mount Fløyen - a must-see for every visitor

Before leaving Bergen, don`t forget to take the lift to Florin Ian Peak (320 meters), a spectacular view of Bergen, the mountains, fjords and sea.

Go there by Fløibanen, the only funicular railway in Norway and open every day all year round. The journey takes 5–8 minutes and when you arrive at the top you can rent a mountain bike of joining an organised hiking tour from June to August

Fløibanen’s lower station is just 150 m from Fisketorget and Bryggen wharf.
 

Take on a cruise from Bergen

Bergen is also a turnaround port for the world-famous Hurtigruten coastal express.

With this coastal ferry company "Hurtigruten" you can go on a cruise tour through the amazing Norway fjords including a lot of highlights and also take a journey to Kirkenes.

You can also discover Norway's highlights with the tour operator Fjord Tours who offers spectacular and popular round trips - available all year round.

Some important distances
  • Oslo:515 km (approx. 7h)
  • Stavanger: 210 km
  • Ålesund: 385 km
 
Getting to Bergen 

By train

Bergen is easy to get to. The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is one of the world's greatest train journeys. There are several departures daily to/from Oslo and the fjord region.


By plane

Fly directly to Bergen from Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Helsinki, Amsterdam and London.

You will arrive in Bergen Airport Flesland. This airport has good domestic and international connections. It`s possible to fly to Bergen from more than 30 destinations in Europe.

The airport is 18 kilometres south-west of Bergen and the airport bus stops just outside the main terminal. The bus drive to Bergen takes about 25 minutes. The bus doesn't stop before reaching the centre of Bergen at Festplassen, Fish Market and Bryggen.

If you prefer to book a taxi they wait outside the airport.
 

By ferry

From Denmark, there are direct ferry routes by Fjord Line.

 

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Mount Fløyen

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The Bergen Aquarium

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KODE – the Art Museums of Bergen

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The Bergenhus Fortress

The Bergenhus Fortress

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The Hanseatic Museum

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Historic Hotels in Bergen

Grand Terminus

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Augustin Hotel

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Hotel Bergen Børs

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Bergen Børs lives up to both – although the management prefers not to use the term “luxury”, but instead elegance, dignity, and discretion.

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Norway in a nutshell® tours

Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo

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Independent Railway Tour.
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Norway in a nutshell® tour from Bergen

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Norway in a nutshell® round trip from Flåm

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Bryggen in Bergen is world famous and attract every year around one million visitors.
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Mount Fløyen

One of the "must do" things when you visit Bergen.
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The Bergen Aquarium

Meet the sea lions, crocodiles, fish and the fascinating snakes in more than 50 large and small aquariums.
Read more

KODE – the Art Museums of Bergen

At KODE museums in Bergen, you can experience Munch, Picasso and more famous masterpieces
Read more

The Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus is a distinguished landmark for those who arrive in Bergen by sea.
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The Fish Market in Bergen

Do you like fish for lunch the Fish market in the best place to visit?
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The Hanseatic Museum

The Hanseatic Museum is a beautiful old building on Bryggen in Bergen.
Read more

Ulriken643

You haven`t seen Bergen until you´ve been on top of Ulriken!
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Old Bergen Museum

Experience the atmosphere about how it was to live in the 1800s Bergen when you visit this beautiful natural place.
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Troldhaugen - Edvard Grieg Museum

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The Norwegian Fisheries Museum

Learn about the great Norwegian fishing traditions, and have some fun at the same time.
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Nordnes Park

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Bergen Science Centre VilVite

Use a couple of hours with your family in this science and technology world.
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Botanical Garden Bergen

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