The silverfactory Arven lets you experience some of the city's best gold - and silversmiths at work, creating precious metal into true pieces of art.
Arven’s gold and silver factory is the place to buy Norwegian design. Our jewellery, pieces of interior design and silver cutlery are hand-made and manufactured on the premises.
You can watch our goldsmiths and silversmiths at work through a 40 metre long glass wall in our shop. A visit here is a real experience.
Arven’s production facilities have been based in Bergen city centre for 150 years, and we are now in an historic setting, behind Bryggen, between St Mary’s Church and Bergenhus Fortress.
Arven offers a program for groups that is quite flexible and can be tailor-made to suit your needs. For example:
• Reception with a glass of sparkling wine
• Demonstration of the Norwegian cheese slicer
• Sample the Norwegian brown cheese and Jarlsberg cheese
• Serving of snacks / canapèes
• Live presentation of the rich silver history of Bergen and Arven
• A guided tour of a real life silver factory and goldsmith workshop
• Make your own sterling silver necklace
• Shopping with VIP discounts
Maxium number of people for a reception: 50 people
One hour for a reception and a guided tour is recommended. However, the visit can be longer or shorter, depending on your time allocated for the visit.
Our huge and powerful press machines stamp out new treasures here every day. The whole shop actually rumbles and shakes when the machinery is operating. You can watch the production process at close quarters, and see how our silversmiths and goldsmiths work with jewellery, pieces of interior design and silver cutlery.
Arven is now a modern and innovative factory. As well as our classics, we are continuously developing exciting products through new design partnerships. Andreas Engesvik, Lars Beller Fjetland and Lars Tornøe are Norwegian designers with whom Arven is proud to be working. The Liv candlestick and Monstera salad servers are excellent examples of what you can achieve by working with talented specialists to combine modern design with craftsmanship and technique.