City Walks and Sightseeing
Explore the charming streets and medieval narrow passages. To experience Bergen on foot gives you an entirely new impression of the city. Alternatively enjoy an extensive tour by bus of the central parts of Bergen, including a visit to the Fantoft Stave Church and Troldhaugen, home of the composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina.
Sports and Leisure
Bergen and its surrounding region can offer a great variety of activities ranging from high culture to bowling and fishing.
There are several golf courses around the city that offer customised package deals to groups of all sizes. Meland Golf Club, a mere 30-minute drive from Bergen, has an 18-hole championship course in stunning natural surroundings.
World Heritage City
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, offering a wealth of facilities and a small-town charm and atmosphere with its wooden houses and narrow cobbled streets. Beautiful, rich in history and tradition, vibrant and lively, the city is also home to Bryggen, the iconic old trading wharf that has a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List, classifying Bergen as a World Heritage City.
The Gateway to the Fjord of Norway
Bergen is surrounded by one of the world’s greatest natural tourist attractions, the spectacular Norwegian fjords. Continuing to amaze the Norwegian people, let alone international visitors, the Norwegian fjords have now also been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
European City of Culture
There are many reasons why Bergen was chosen to be one of Europe’s cultural cities for the year 2000. It has fostered many well-known people such as the world-famous composer Edvard Grieg. Bergen also has one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras.
Bryggen - the Hanseatic Wharf
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. Bryggen is a lively area today and home to many restaurants, cafés, shops and art galleries.
The Fish Market
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Bergen's picturesque and lively fish market. The famous market also sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions and the only one of its kind in Scandinavia. The trip starts from the city centre, just 150 metres from the Fish Market and Bryggen. From Mount Fløien, approximately 320 metres above sea level, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Bergen and the surrounding area.
Mount Fløien offers beautiful natural surroundings with numerous opportunities for walking and hiking. There is also a restaurant, souvenir shop and play area at the top.
Museums and Art Galleries
Enjoy Bergen’s many museums and art galleries, spanning over a wide range of subjects and interests. The Hanseatic Museum, Old Bergen Museum and Fantoft Stave Church, just to mention a few. Several valuable and impressive art collections are housed in a string of galleries along Lille Lungegårdsvann.
The unique Galleri Nygaten will give you an experience you won’t forget and is available for dinners and receptions for up to 650 guests.
With the Bergen Card, you can enjoy free bus travel within the city limits, free admittance to most museums and attractions and discounts on a variety of cultural and sightseeing attractions and parking.