Roam through history, enjoy spectacular views, indulge in superb food, and witness some of the world’s most stunning fjords. Welcome to Bergen, the capital of Fjord Norway!
Even though Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, it has a lovely small-town vibe and atmosphere. Houses clinging to the mountainsides, old wooden architecture, and narrow streets packed with cosy cafes and shops.
The Bergen bucket list tends to grow long, so make sure you have enough time. Popular attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf, the fish market, Mount Fløyen, Bergen Aquarium, and KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes.
Thanks to the fact that 10 per cent of the people who live in Bergen are students, you can be sure there is always something going on. Catch a concert, enjoy an exhibition, or spoil yourself by visiting the many trendy shops, bars, and restaurants.
You can easily combine urban city life and outdoor fun in “the city between the seven mountains”. Adore Bergen from above at the top of Mount Fløyen or Mount Ulriken or – for a real Fjord Norway adventure – venture into the UNESCO protected fjords.
Get in-depth travel information on Bergen’s official website.
Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Bergen.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Bergen offers.
From festivals and concerts to shows and exhibitions. See what’s on!
Bergen is full of talent and creativity. Experience the city through the eyes of four different artists.
Let Christopher Haatuft, the head chef of Lysverket restaurant, guide you to the tasty highlights of Bergen.
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.
Express buses operate a number of daily services between the larger cities in Norway.
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.
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 with ferries or on bridges. Note that queues for the ferries are common in the summer season, so it may pay to show up early.
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 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 Bergen region, especially if you are travelling across fjords.
Bergen Airport serves as a regional airport for large parts of Fjord Norway. There are direct services to Bergen from many cities abroad, 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.