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Fjord Norway Vestland BERGEN

Essence of Bergen - a guided walking tour of Bergen

  • Bergenhus, Bergen
  • +47 98268221
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Walk with us to discover the true essence of Bergen - from its foundation in the 11th century to present day.

Bergen is a special place – The city’s fascinating stories and personalities are best revealed by exploring the past and the present on a guided tour through Bergen’s millennial history.  

On this guided walk you will learn more about why Bergen was founded exactly here, and how it won and lost its crown as Northern Europe’s largest city. Uncover the traces of how the city was reborn  from its ashes time and time again.  

The tour takes place within the city’s old core and covers architectural gems and some of Bergen’s most notable sons and daughters. From medieval architectural gems such as Håkon’s Hall and St. Mary’s Church to the heritage buildings at Bryggen; from the old fish market to the new one and from the former city halls to the heart of the city at Byparken. Along the way you will learn more about some of Bergen’s most famous residents, from Olav Kyrre and Eirik Rosenkrantz to Ole Bull and Edvard Grieg among many others, and understand their relevance and significant contributions to Bergen and to Norway’s national identity. 

Meeting point: 
Right outside the Tourist Information. Our guide will have a green jacket or umbrella. 

Private groups can be arranged upon request. Contact us here

Duration: 
The tour lasts about 1,5 hours and covers a walking distance of approximately 1,5 kilometers, at an easy pace. Dress comfortably and according to weather and bring some extra water with you, especially on warm days. Limited sitting spots may be available during the explanations. 

Language: 
The tour will primarily be done in English, but the tour guide will adapt the language to the group. 

German and other languages are available upon request. Contact us HERE. 

Maximum number of participants: 
20 
 
Online booking: 
The tour must be booked online. The booking confirmation you receive by email is your ticket. Please show the confirmation on your mobile device or bring a printed copy at the start of the tour.  

Cancellation policy: 
-If you wish to cancel, please contact us at post@norwegianguideservice.no as soon as possible. 

If the organizer must cancel the tour due to Covid-19 restrictions implied by the authorities, a full refund will be given. Adverse weather like rain or wind are not enough to cancel the tour unless they mean a risk to the safety of the group. We follow the recommendations of the local authorities. 

Safety and corona virus measures: 
As a group, we need to be aware of our surroundings and respect the rest of the people and vehicles around us. We will also take a few measures to keep the group safe while sharing an enjoyable walk-through town. Among them:  
-Please do not book nor join the tour if you have respiratory symptoms and/or are in quarantine.  
-We may ask all the guests to register their name and phone. This is to ease tracking if necessary. This information will be saved for up to 10 days in accordance with local regulations.  
-Practice good hand hygiene throughout the tour. Hand sanitizer will be available for you at all times. Just approach your guide and he will be happy to help you.  
-Please keep at least 1 meter distance between each other throughout the tour.  


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  • Source: Visit Bergen

Opening hours

Jun 25, 2021 – Sep 1, 2021
Daily: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults 245.00 Per person
Children 17 years or younger 100.00 Per person
Senior/Student 200.00 Per person
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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