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Bryggen highlights guided tour

Combine the highlights of Bergen's historic neighbourhood with an entrance to the Bryggens Museum on this easy walking tour that will keep you (mostly) out of the rain and cold.

The first part of the walk will take you around the Bergenhus Fortress. Here you will see the medieval buildings Håkons Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower while learning about 1,000 years of Bergen history – the Golden Age, Danish & Swedish unions, independence & Nazi occupation. The comprehensive walk around the fortress will also provide you with inside into Bergen’s unique culture and heritage.

We then walk to Bryggen, Bergen’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This has been a trading harbour since Bergen was founded in 1070 and was the mainstay of the German Hanseatic League for 400 years. These preserved wooden structures are the best surviving medieval pier in all of Northern Europe.

The last part of the tour will take you inside the Bryggens Museum, with an included entrance and visit. Your local guide will introduce you to the museum, explain the archaeological excavations, and show you some of the museum’s highlights. A major highlight are the runic inscriptions – small carvings on wood with messages from 900 years ago. You can also see finds from Bergen’s trading heritage. The tour ends in the museum, giving you as much time as you like to explore independently.

The pacing of the walk is easy, with no uphill or stairs. The walk is also mostly undercover, making it perfect for those rainy days. The walk goes for 90 minutes and shows you all the major highlights of Bergen.

Meeting place:
We meet outside the Rosenkrantz Tower, a building inside the Bergenhus Fortress complex. The closest street address is Bergenhus 3. To get there, you enter the fortress complex through a grey stone archway with a golden ‘C’ on it. On the other side of the archway, to your left, will be a large information board saying “Rosenkrantz Tower” with a picture of the tower on it. The guide will be standing there 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Language:
This tour is done in English

Duration:
90 minutes.

Maximum number of participants: 16

Booking: The tour must be booked online at least 2 hours before departure.

Cancellation Policy:
- To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 7 days before the experience start date in the local timezone. The full payment will be returned to the traveler. 
- A cancellation fee of 50% applies to cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
- A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.
- A cancellation fee of 100% applies for no-shows.
- In the case of the company cancelling the tour, a 100% refund is given
- There are no refunds due to tour disruptions from extreme weather. The tour will be rescheduled. If extreme weather is forecast, the company will contact travelers well in advance to select another -time or day. The tour runs on rainy days.


Last updated: 03/19/2024

Source: Visit Bergen

Bryggen highlights guided tour

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