The Bergen Region offers plenty of opportunities for exciting, inspiring incentive programmes. Here are a few examples.
The Norwegian fjords
“Norway in a Nutshell®” is the most popular round trip in Norway, and provides an excellent insight into Norway's magnificent nature and astounding scenery - all in one day. This classic tour takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in Fjord Norway, including the UNESCO listed Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, as well as Northern Europe’s highest railway, the Bergen Railway; and the breathtaking Flåm Railway.
Visit to the Norwegian fjords can also be arranged by private coach, chartered boat and helicopter for breathtaking sightseeing from the air. Stops along the way are many, and can include the White Caves in Gudvangen, a visit to a local farm, a stop in Undredal to see how local goat cheese is produced, or a visit to the popular Ægir Brewery.
Music and history
Troldhaugen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina for 22 years, and is now one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. You can book a private concert in the villa , which dates from 1885, or for larger teams arrange a chamber music concert at nearby Troldsalen music hall. These can be combined with lunch at Spisestedet Troldhaugen or a picnic in the garden surrounding Edvard Grieg's villa.
Another great location for an incentive is the striking villa on Lysøen Island, which was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. His 175 acre fairy-tale island features exotic trees and bushes that blend in with the native pine forest, and plenty of swimming and picnic spots. Arrange a private concert, dinner or reception in the villa’s ornate music hall, or an outdoor reception in the garden.
Bergen’s seven mountains
Bergen is famously surrounded by seven mountains. Two of these, Mount Fløyen, 320 metres above sea level (reached with the Fløibanen funicular, one of Bergen’s most popular attractions) and Mount Ulriken, at 643 metres the highest mountain in Bergen, are easily accessible from the city centre.
Here you team can go hiking, climbing, abseiling, paragliding, axe-throwing or even take part in its own winter biathlon (on skis or snowshoes), before dinner at Fløien Folkerestaurant (capacity: 350 guests) or Sky:Scraper Restaurant (capacity: 90 guests for dinner, 50 for meetings) and enjoy amazing panoramic views over Bergen, the outlying islands and the North Sea beyond.
The World Heritage Site of Bryggen
Bryggen is one of the most famous and best-preserved urban areas from medieval times. It is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List of cultural monuments and is a fine example of Norwegian architecture. Today Bryggen is a lively area that is home to many restaurants, cafés, shops and art galleries - perfect for a private guided tour in combination with lunch or dinner at one of the popular restaurants. Or what about organising a traditional Hanseatic-themed dinner party for your team in one of the many 16th century banqueting halls?
These are just a few examples of incentive activities you can choose from in and around Bergen. Most of the incentive programmes the Bergen Convention Bureau puts together for their clients are tailor-made, so do not hesitate to get in touch with them so they can help you plan your event.
Bergen Convention Bureau
P.O. Box 4055 Dreggen
Phone: + 47 55 55 20 10, Fax: +47 55 55 20 11
You can also contact Bergen Convention Bureau staff directly.