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Bergen in Fjord Norway has a long tradition as a congress city - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Bergen in Fjord Norway has a long tradition as a congress city Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Key facts about Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with 267,600 inhabitants. Bergen Airport Flesland is approximately 45 minutes from the city centre.

Bergen hosts one international conference after another. This is understandable when you realise just how accessible Bergen is. An added attraction for conference organisers is the wide selection of activities and excursions that both Bergen and the local surroundings have to offer. With such a compact city centre, delegates benefit from everything being within walking distance.

History and tradition

The people of Bergen are proud of their historical background and determined to learn from it. Bergen has a long tradition as a congress city. The first major assembly took place in 1163 when Magnus Erlingsson was crowned King of Scandinavia. Naturally Bergen has been playing host ever since, not from a sense of duty but because of the city's genuinely hospitable nature.

World-famous fjords

Bergen has a wonderful location and world-famous surroundings. The seven great mountains and the fjords help to create an international yet completely idiosyncratic atmosphere. Bryggen, the Hanseatic quarter, is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords, Bergen always has something to offer, no matter what time of year. As an international city full of history and tradition, it also possesses a real small-town charm and atmosphere. Fjord Norway and the city of Bergen offer you the ideal combination of nature, culture and exhilarating city life.


  • Number of inhabitants: 267,600 (2011)
  • Bergen has 40 hotels with more than 9,000 beds
  • Capacity largest conference hall: 2,100
  • Bergen is the gateway to the fjords and is surrounded by stunning landscape
  • Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage City
Last updated:  2013-11-14

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Meeting venues in Bergen

An international congress city, Bergen has a long tradition as a meeting place, and can offer conference facilities for up to 2,100 delegates.

Incentive programmes in Bergen

Enjoy a historical stroll through the medieval wooden buildings in Bergen or a tour through some of the most beautiful landscape in Fjord Norway.

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