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Evening at the UNESCO world heritage site Bryggen in Bergen, Fjord Norway
The UNESCO world heritage site Bryggen in Bergen.
Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Lars Korvald / Visitbergen.com
Bryggen in Bergen, Fjord Norway
Bryggen in Bergen.
Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Eivind Senneset / visitBergen.com
Christmas market in Bergen with Ferris wheel and Christmas lights
Christmas market in Bergen.
Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Robin Strand / visitBergen.com

Stroll through history, enjoy spectacular views, indulge in superb food, and witness some of the world’s most stunning fjords. Welcome to Bergen, the pulsating heart of Fjord Norway!

Even though Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, it has a lovely small-town vibe and atmosphere. Houses cling to the mountainsides and there is an abundance of old wooden houses and narrow lanes packed with cosy cafés and shops.

There is a lot to see and do in Bergen, so make sure you have enough time. Popular attractions include the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the fish market, Mount Fløyen, the Bergen Aquarium, and the KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, to name a few.

Since Bergen is a lively student town (10 per cent of the inhabitants are students), there is always something going on. Catch a concert, enjoy an exhibition, browse the many trendy shops, and find the perfect bar or restaurant.

You can easily combine urban life and outdoor fun in the city that's nestled between seven mountains. Take in breathtaking views from the peak of Mount Fløyen or Mount Ulriken. Glide though the UNESCO protected fjords and get up close to stunning nature.

Get in-depth travel information​ on Visit Bergen’s official website.

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Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Bergen.

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Food and drink

From small local hole in the walls to high-end restaurants. Sample what Bergen has to offer.

Events in Bergen

From festivals and concerts to shows and exhibitions. See what’s on!

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Getting to Bergen

Get in-depth travel information on Bergen’s official website.
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Top attractions in Bergen
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
Take the Floibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen! Check out the spectacular view of the city, play in the Troll Forest or walk exciting nature… Read more
Fløibanen funicular
The picturesque Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets. The Fish Market sells seafood, fruit and vegetables. Read more
Fish Market in Bergen
Meet the sea lions, the creepy - but great crocodiles, fish and the fascinating snakes at Bergen Aquarium. Film screening and feeding daily. Read more
Bergen Aquarium
Experience masterpieces from Norwegian art history by Edvard Munch, Harriet Backer, Nikolai Astrup and J. C. Dahl. Four buildings, one entrance… Read more
KODE – Art Museums and Composer Homes
The fastest zipline in Norway! The zipline on Mt Ulriken, the highest of Bergen's mountains (643 metres), offers scenic views and an adrenaline rush. Read more
Zipline at Mt. Ulriken
Norway's most popular fjord tour is Norway in a Nutshell! Experience the world famous Flåm Railway and a fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord. Book online! Read more
Norway in a nutshell®
The Sognefjord area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. It is the longest fjord in Norway and by many described… Read more
Bergen - Flåm / Flåm - Bergen
A two hour guided sightseeing and fjord cruise with our comfortable sailing boat "First Player", giving you an opportunity to view and experience… Read more
Experience Bergen from the fjord
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Although it's the second-biggest city in Norway, Bergen is packed with small town charm. Read more
Bergen
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
Flåm
A charming city, lush nature, old Viking thrones, and festivals await in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Discover Kristiansund, a city on four islands that's famous for clipfish, opera, and the stunning Atlantic Road. Read more
Kristiansund
Explore the charming wooden houses in Gamle Lærdalsøyri. Read more
Lærdal
Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
Molde
From soaring peaks and glaciers to deep fjords – nature is the main attraction in Nordfjord. Go hiking, surfing and paddling or relax at a spa.… Read more
Nordfjord
Experience some of Fjord Norway’s most stunning nature attractions, such as the Atlantic Road, the Romsdalseggen ridge, and the Innerdalen… Read more
Northwest
Feel the forces of nature! In Ryfylke, nature is the main attraction. From Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag to salmon safaris and the… Read more
Ryfylke
Røldal is known for getting more snowfall than any other area in Norway. In summer, it's the perfect starting point for… Read more
Røldal
In Stryn you can go summer skiing, explore glaciers, and a enjoy a fjordside spa – all on the very same day.  Read more
Stryn
Suldal is located along the Scenic Route Ryfylke in Fjord Norway, a few hours from Stavanger and Haugesund. The area has been awarded the prestigious… Read more
Suldal
The Sunnfjord area offers a mix of active holiday activities in diverse and unspoilt nature, attractions like a viewing point of unseen… Read more
Sunnfjord
Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on… Read more
Sunnhordland
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life. Read more
The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), Kjeragbolten and Flørlitrappene (The Flørli Stairs) are all famous hiking spots located in… Read more
The Lysefjord area
Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden, is surrounded by spectacular nature. In this part of Fjord Norway, you can experience fjord safari,… Read more
The Sognefjord area
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
Go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the view. Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
Voss
From the second longest fjord in Norway and snowshoeing to the top of Trolltunga to charming villages and ski resorts – discover the… Read more
Winter in Hardangerfjord
Discover amazing Åndalsnes, famous for its breathtaking landscapes and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
Åndalsnes
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    • Bergen train

      By train

      The Bergen Line between Oslo and Bergen is known as one of the world’s most beautiful train rides. You can choose between several daily services, and the journey takes about 7 hours.

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    • Bergen bus

      By bus

      Express buses operate a number of daily services between the larger cities in Norway.

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    • Bergen boat

      By boat

      A ferry takes you from Hirtshals in Denmark to Bergen.

      You can also travel between Stavanger and Bergen by ferry.

      Bergen is a turnaround port for the coastal express Hurtigruten, which sails to Kirkenes by the Russian border in the north.

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    • Bergen car

      By car

      If you are travelling from Oslo, you can drive across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, Haukeli, or Hemsedalsfjellet (7–8.5 hours).

      If you are coming from the south or the north, drive along the coast and cross the fjords on ferries and bridges. Note that queues for the ferries are common in summer, so it is wise to arrive at the terminal early.

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    • Bergen local

      Local travel

      A well-developed bus network makes it easy to get from A to B in the Bergen region.

      The Bergen Light Rail runs from Byparken in the city centre to Bergen airport. With the Bergen Card, you travel with the Bergen Light Rail and the busses in the region for free.

      Express boats are often the most effective way of getting around in the wider region, especially if you are travelling across fjords.

    • Bergen plane

      By plane

      Bergen Airport Flesland serves as a regional airport for large parts of Fjord Norway. There are direct services to Bergen from many international cities, and all the biggest cities and towns in Norway.

      From the airport, airport buses and the Bergen Light Rail take you to the centre of Bergen in about half an hour.

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