Sightseeing in Bergen
Bergen is worth exploring. Just to browse around the old streets and alleyways is an experience. Here, people have lived and worked for centuries. Small wooden houses lie higgledy-piggledy, cobblestoned stepways climb steeply, and a love of flowers spills over everything. Choose between the variety of public sightseeing offers which will take you around the city and to the many attractions, by foot, bus or the sightseeing train.
To make it easier for you, here is a suggestion for a three-day sightseeing programme in Bergen:
Start your day with a stroll around the Fish Market and through Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. Visit one of the many museums, some of which have unique art collections, before heading off to enjoy some shopping in the city centre.
Take the Fløibanen Funicular the the top of Fløyen (one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen) and enjoy the view over the city. A leisurely walk through narrow streets and alleyways will lead you back down into the city centre. Visit the open air museum Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Museum), and then finish off the day with a concert in the concert hall at Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg.
Spend the morning at Bergen Aquarium and in the afternoon, take a trip to the fjords. For dinner, try one of the city's numerous fish restaurants. Then why not round off the evening with a cultural treat in one of Bergen's many theatres?
The Bergen Card
Explore Bergen – practical and cheaper with the Bergen Card. With your 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, shopping, restaurants and parking.
Rallarvegen (the Navvies' Road)
This is one of the most popular and most scenic bicycle rides from the vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda right down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord, or Voss.
National Cycle Route between Bergen and Voss
It is possible to cycle on the old main road between Voss and Dale through the Bergsdalen Valley from May to September. You cycle from Voss to Bulken and then follow the signposts to Hamlagrø. You have the option of spending a night at a farm at Lid en route. The cycling trip from Bergen to Voss, through the beautiful Eksingedalen Valley, is designated National Cycle Route no 4.
Norway in a nutshell® - round trip departing from Bergen
Among the broad selection of excursions to the fjords, Norway in a nutshell® is perhaps the most popular. This classic tour provides you with an excellent insight into Norway's magnificent nature and astounding scenery - all in one day. The tour includes the famous Flåm Railway and the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord.
The tour leaves Bergen in the morning and returns in the evening.