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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.
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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.

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Top attractions in Bergen

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

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

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Bergen offers.

Events in Bergen

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

See it for yourself

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. Book… Read more
Bergen Aquarium
Extensive collection of art and design. Masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, J. C. Dahl and "the Silver Treasure". 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
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. 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
Get to know Kristiansund, a city on four islands famous for clipfish, opera, and The Atlantic Road. Read more
Kristiansund
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… 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
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. 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
Imagine finding yourself looking over mountains, rockslides and polished cliffs – hundreds of metres above sea level. In Ryfylke, the nature is… Read more
Ryfylke
The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best… Read more
Røldal
In Stryn you can join a rope team walking on a glacier, go summer skiing, and enjoy white sandy beaches – all on the very same day. Read more
Stryn
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
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and it’s famous arm the Nærøyfjord has World Heritage status. The… 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
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… 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
Discover Åndalsnes, famed for the Romsdalseggen ridge, Trollstigen, 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 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.

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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 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 plane

      By plane

      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.

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