Bergen Norway - the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords
Bergen - the capital of Fjord Norway
Bergen is ideally located in the middle of Fjord Norway, with easy access to the Norwegian fjords.
Bergen is beautifully located on the Western coast, surrounded by 7 mountains, with tiny wooden houses clinging to the hillsides. The waterfront is really the heart of Bergen, with the Fish Market and the picturesque old wooden Bryggen wharf - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Bryggen - UNESCO World Heritage site
Bryggen, the old wooden wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. From 1350 to 1750 the Hanseatic merchants traded stockfish and grains from their office in Bergen.
Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape.
Bryggen was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.
The tiny Hanseatic Museum shows how the German merchants lived and worked at Bryggen.
Floibanen - the Bergen Funicular
The starting point of the the Funicular is centrally located, just a short walk from the Fish Market. The Funicular takes you to the top of mount Floyen (appr 400 ms above sea level), offering a marvellous view of the city and the surrounding scenery.
There are excellent hikes and well marked trails, including a nice hike down to the city centre.
Troldhaugen - Edvard Grieg's home
The picturesque wooden villa "Troldhaugen", Nina and Edvard Grieg’s home, was built in 1885. The villa is located in the outskirts of Bergen (Hop), surrounded by a beautiful garden by the Nordasvannet lake. The couple lived there the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg’s life. Troldhaugen became a museum in May 1928.
The museum consists of the villa, the composer’s hut and the gravesite. In 1985 the concert hall Troldsalen was inaugurated, and in 1995 the museum building opened.
Tiny wooden houses & narrow streets
Bergen has several, well preserved authentic areas with picturesque, tiny wooden houses, such as the hillside above and around the Funicular station and at the Nordnes peninsula. Both areas are within easy walking distance of the centre.
Tours & cruises with stays in Bergen:
5 nights individual trip starting in Bergen & finishing in Oslo, with an overnight cruise to Alesund, a full day cruise on the Geirangerfjord, 2 nights in Alesund & the spectacular Rauma train line
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Oslo, Bergen, Flam Railway & the Sognefjord
4 nights individual trip starting in Oslo, with the scenic Bergen train line & the unforgettable Flam Railway, fjord cruise on the Sognefjord & overnight stays in Oslo and Bergen & fjord cruise on the Oslofjord.
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Bergen, Sognefjord, Geilo & Oslo
6 nights individual trip starting with 2 nights in Bergen, 2 nights at the scenic mountain village of Geilo and finally 2 nights in Oslo. Includes a beautiful fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the famous Flam Railway & the Bergen train line. Excellent hiking & biking areas at Geilo along with SPA & swimming pool at the hotel.
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The Grand Tour of the Fjords
Fjord cruise package starting & finishing in Oslo, with fjord cruises on the main Norwegian fjords; the Sognefjord, the Hardangerfjord & the Geirangerfjord, amazing train rides, spectacular mountain roads, waterfalls, beautiful fjord villages, picturesque Bergen, historic Trondheim & Oslo
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Sognefjord Fjord cruise packages
Choose between tours starting in Oslo or Bergen, all including day fjord cruises on the Sognefjord, the famous Flam railway and the Bergen line, stays in Oslo & Bergen
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Norway in a Nutshell fjord tour packages
Individual fjord trips including cruises on the narrow Naeroyfjord (a UNESCO World heritage fjord) & the Aurlandsfjord, the Flam Railway, the Bergen train line, the breathtaking Stalheimskleiven hairpin road with marvelous views of the Stalheim canyon. Stays in Oslo, Flam & Bergen
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Authentic Hurtigruten cruises
We offer you a selection of cruise packages and cruises on the classic, authentic Hurtigruten ships, with departures all year. Bergen is the starting harbour of the cruises, but you can also join the southbound cruise from Kirkenes to Bergen.
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