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Secrets of Bergen - explore the authentic Bergen

Join us on a tour that shows you the real and authentic Bergen. The tour combines short walks with travel on a mini electric bus.

Skip the travel book bucket-list and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of what makes Bergen a truly wonderful city to live in. Explore Bergen's dramatic architectural evolution through the ages, and learn about how the many fires in Bergen’s history shaped the city’s landscape. See the real Bergen away from the usual tourist attractions, and end your tour with a bird’s eye view of what was once the largest city in Northern Europe! This 2 hour guided tour combines short walks with short rides in a mini electric bus. 

The tour starts at the Tourist Information. The first stop is the colorful wooden waterfront of the famous Bryggen, where you will hear about how the city has been founded on commerce. Afterwards we will continue to Gågaten where you can see the special relationship Bergen has had with fires throughout history, in the facades of the buildings. We will wander through the alleyways to understand more about how the different classes in society used to live, before we hop back onto the minibus. Next we stop to see the remains of the old waterfront on Strandsiden and learn about the tragic reason why most of it is no longer there. We will continue towards the Bergen Aquarium and learn about the dark histories hiding in plain sight in one of the city’s most beloved recreational areas. From there we make our way through the industrial harbor to the neighborhood of Møhlenpris, once an active industrial site, now a trendy area with lots of innovative businesses, cafés and even a small beach. Before we end the tour we will be driving uphill through the alleyways on the mountainside of Fløyen, through the neighborhood of Sandviken, up to the old fire station at Skansen to enjoy a spectacular birds eye view of Bergen. 

This tour is only available upon request to The price pr. group is NOK 9.450,-, maximum 12 participants. The tour can be done in Norwegian, English or German. Other languages can be arranged upon request.

Meeting point: 
Right outside the Tourist Office by the fish market. It will be easy to find our minibus, we are small, green, cute one!  

The tour takes about 2 hours and covers a walking distance of approximately 1 kilometer  and a driving distance of about 8 km at an easy pace, spread over different stops. Dress comfortably and according to weather and bring some extra water, especially on warm days. 
Cancellation policy: 
If you wish to cancel, please contact us at as soon as possible. 

Adverse weather like rain or wind are not enough to cancel the tour unless they mean a risk to the safety of the group. 

Source: Visit Bergen


Secrets of Bergen - explore the authentic Bergen

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