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Summer at the Geirangerfjord, Norway - Photo: Per Eide/Fjord Norway
Summer at the Geirangerfjord, Norway Photo: Per Eide/Fjord Norway

Bergen - 'Gateway to the fjords' of Norway

Bergen is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions, the Norwegian fjords, included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.


Norway's second biggest city Bergen is ideally situated as a point of departure for tours to Norway's major tourist attraction, the fjords. There are a wide variety of departures by coastal vessels, north to the Sognefjord or south to the Hardangerfjord.

Combine your congress with a cruise on the fjords in a veteran boat, a sailing ship or a modern express craft. If you are busy, a compact version of Norway's spectacular scenery can be seen in a matter of three hours.

Those who want to follow a more leisurely pace can take a day trip experiencing everything from steep mountains to peaceful fjords; waterfalls to mountain lakes and rich green fields to heather-clad islets facing the ocean.

One of the longest fjords in the world

At over 200 kilometres long, up to 1,300 metres deep and with numerous tributaries, the Sognefjord is one of the longest fjords in the world. From the coast to the mountains, the fjord and its many branches offer a multitude of places to visit, notably Lavik, Balestrand, Vik, Leikanger, Sogndal, Gudvangen, Aurland, Lærdal, Luster and Skjolden.

The Jostedal – Northern Europe's largest glacier

Close to this enormous conglomeration of fjords is Northern Europe's largest glacier, the Jostedal. Fjærland (with its glacier centre) and Briksdal have particularly awe-inspiring views over this magnificent glacier.

Boat trips

Bergen offers a variety of scheduled boat trips, both half-day and full-day tours. Enjoy the scenic harbour area or experience the magnificent islands and skerries in Solund and Bulandet. The scenery is breathtaking whether admired from a veteran or express boat.

The tall masted sailing ship – Statsraad Lehmkuhl, is Norway’s oldest square rigger. Join it on a scheduled cruise or hire it for a private gathering with dinner on board for up to 200 guests.

Contact information

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
Phone: + 47 55 55 20 10
Website: visitbergen.com/meetings 
Email: convention@visitBergen.com

You can also contact Bergen Convention Bureau staff directly.

Last updated:  2015-01-30

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Fjord extravaganza in Bergen

A one-day group incentive with a visit to magic white caves and a farm by the Nærøyfjord, a ride on the Flåm Railway and even a tour in a helicopter.

Two-day incentive programme in Bergen

Explore the history and traditions of the charming city of Bergen and enjoy a full day fjord excursion with our two-day incentive suggestion.

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.

City walk and sightseeing in Bergen

Walk through the old Bryggen wharf, take the funicular to Mount Fløien for a view of Bergen, or see a unique collection of Edvard Munch paintings.

About Hurtigruten’s incentives

Hurtigruten offers inspiring incentives with the added bonus of having meeting facilities, accommodation, food and excursions in the same place.

Hurtigruten's incentive programmes

Enjoy the midnight sun in summer or the northern light in winter on a cruise along the coast of Arctic Norway with Hurtigruten's incentive programme.

About Bergen

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.

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