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The Hardangerfjord, Norway - Photo: Gaby Bohle/Innovation Norway
The Hardangerfjord, Norway Photo: Gaby Bohle/Innovation Norway

Tour suggestions in Bergen

Go sightseeing in the city centre, explore the surrounding fjords and mountains, or join the popular round trip Norway in a Nutshell®.

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:

Day one
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.

Day two
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.

Day three
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. Buy your BergenCard online now!

Cycling routes

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 no 4 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.

Last updated:  2013-01-04
 - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
 - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norge AS

Interest:  Tour suggestions, Fjords & Mountains

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The Hardangerfjord, Norway - Photo: Gaby Bohle/Innovation Norway

Tour suggestions in Bergen

Go sightseeing in the city centre, explore the surrounding fjords and mountains, or join the popular round trip Norway in a Nutshell®.

Tour suggestions in Bergen

Source: Visitnorway


Attractions in Bergen

Top attractions in Bergen include Bryggen, the Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.

What to do in Bergen

Take part in Bergen's vibrant cultural scene. The nearness to nature makes Bergen a good starting point for outdoor activities.

Top of the fjords

Almost a week is required for this trip where you visit the Jotunheimen Mountains, the Sognefjord and the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord.

Visitors' recommendations in Bergen

- We were presented to real Norwegian culture, says Peter Fostekew from England after visiting Otternes Bygdetun.

About Bergen


Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Key facts on Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with 240.000 inhabitants. The city was founded more than 900 years ago.


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