What to do in Bergen
As a European Capital of Culture and World Heritage City, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. The gateway to the fjords of Norway, the Bergen region boasts the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions – year round.
This charming town has much to offer: Troldhaugen, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, a great aquarium, a busy fish market and stunning views from Mt Fløyen, easily accessible by the funicular from the centre of town.
Check out the Hanseatic Wharf, Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, learn about Bergen history in one of several small local museums or just take a walk along and in between the old wooden houses.
The seven mountains surrounding Bergen offer great opportunities for walking/hiking within easy reach of the city centre.
Bergen is the natural start for many day trips exploring the surrounding fjords, or for extended trips to the Sognefjord area.
Bergen has always been a city of traders. You will find plenty of tempting shopping in the city centre – from small, specialised shops to large department stores.
During the long, bright summer nights, Bergen also has a great outdoor concert venue that attracts many national and international artists - Koengen, which is located in Bergen Fortress Park, is only a few minutes from Bryggen.
What to do around Bergen
The Sognefjord is one of the world’s longest fjords, with picturesque villages dotted along the 204 kilometre-long fjord. The Sognefjord lies beneath the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the largest glacier on mainland Europe. The Jotunheimen National Park offers great activities in fantastic natural surroundings for all ages and all fitness levels.
The Nærøyfjord, another UNESCO World Heritage site in the fjord area, is the wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord, with sheer, snow-topped mountains, waterfalls and idyllic farms clinging to the mountainsides. It is 17 kilometres long and the narrowest point is only 250 metres wide.
The passage through Nærøyfjord is one of the most dramatic fjord trips in Europe. A ferry runs between Gudvangen and Flåm in summer, a truly scenic trip. Several guided tours are also available.
The Sognefjord is easy accessible from Bergen and makes a perfect stop to explore on your way between Bergen and Ålesund.
The Hardangerfjord is known for its many orchards. In May the fjord’s thousands of apple and cherry trees come into blossom, making for a unique sight. In the mountains towering over the Hardangerfjord you will find the Hardangervidda National Park, the impressive Vøringfossen Waterfall and one of the country’s largest glaciers.
Round trips starting in Bergen
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Fjord skiing near Bergen
You can enjoy some of the best of Norwegian skiing only a short distance from Bergen. You will find the whole range from easy slopes to challenging slopes. Snow canons guarantee snow and even better skiing.
Voss is one of the most snow-reliable ski destinations in Norway. With Fjord Tours ski ticket to Voss Resort and Voss Fjellandsby Myrkdalen you are guaranteed a successful trip!
Ski ticket Voss includes:
- Train to/from Bergen – Voss
- Bus to/from Voss – Bavallen
- Ski-passes to all the ski-lifts
You can buy the ski ticket at skibillett.no or at Bergen Railway station.
Ski Sogn consists of two small ski centres and several accommodation options. You can have an exciting and different skiing holiday here that also includes activity tours in dramatic scenery. For your ski adventure in Sogn travel with express boat from Bergen to Sogndal. There are daily departures with norled.no.
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Reach Bergen in Fjord Norway within two hours on Norwegian's direct flight from London Gatwick to Bergen Airport Flesland.
With departures several times a week and prices from just £39* one way including taxes, there is no reason why this autumn and winter should not be the one when you too experience city life in Bergen and activities such as walking or skiing in nearby Voss or Sogn. Bergen is the gateway to the fjords, so from here you are ideally placed to explore some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer.
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