@Oddleiv Apneseth/Bergen Tourist Board

Bergen Norway - the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords

Photo: Per Nybo/Bergen Tourist Board
The old Bryggen wharf. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway
Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Torgalmenningen square. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway Photo: Oddleiv Apneseth/Bergen Tourist Board
Photo: Troldhaugen. Oddleiv Apneseth/Bergen Tourist Board
Statue of Edvard Grieg in the Grieg Hall. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway
Chritsmas in Beregn. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway


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 Hanesatic 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.

 

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Tours & cruises with stays in Bergen: 

 

Geirangerfjord Highlights 
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. Upgraded accommodation
Read more about Oslo, Bergen, Flam Railway & the Sognefjord

 

Bergen & the Sognefjord
3 nights individual break in Bergen, including a full day fjord round trip with cruise on the Sognefjord & the Flam Railway, and time to explore Bergen on your own. Upgraded room in Bergen
Read more about Bergen & the Sognefjord Exclusive

 

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.
Read more about Bergen, Sognefjord, Geilo & Oslo

 

The Grand Tour of the Fjords
An extensive 10 nights individual round trip starting & finishing in Oslo, with the Rauma train line, 3 nights stay in Alesund with a full day cruise to the Geirangerfjord, coach trip through Nordfjord with excursion to the Briksdal glacier, 2 nights stay in Bergen, cruise on the Sognefjord & the Flam Railway
Read more about the Grand Tour of the Fjords

 

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
Read more about the Sognefjord tours

 

Norway in a Nutshell fjord tour packages
Choose between several options starting in Oslo or Bergen. 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
Read more about the Norway in a Nutshell fjord tour packages

 

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.
Read more about the Hurtigruten cruises 

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