Bergen has played a crucial role in Norwegian history and culture since Olav the Good founded the city in 1070. Perched between the sea and seven hills, Bergen has witnessed Vikings setting sail on voyages of exploration, trade and war. In the Middle Ages, its old port was a major trading hub for the Hanseatic League, the band of Germanic merchants whose trading empire encircled the Baltic and North Seas. In the 19th century, Bergen was home to such cultural luminaries as the virtuoso violinist Ole Bull and the composer Edvard Grieg.
The city retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century charm. Visitors to Bergen will encounter a city that offers a heady blend of natural beauty, history and culture.
Norway's second largest city boasts a magnificent setting surrounded by mountains and a sparkling fjord. Its old city and the World Heritage Site of Bryggen on the waterfront offer enticing adventures.
The Waterfront Fish Market at Torget is a feast for the senses with its wide variety of seafood stalls selling tasty treats.
The hall is a recreation of a medieval assembly room from the days of the Hanseatic League. Here, League merchants from around the Baltic would meet, conduct business, and dine. Your visit includes a fascinating look at the hall's kitchens.
The third largest fjord in the world and the second largest in Norway, Hardangerfjord, can be experienced from Bergen on scenic day tours that spotlight magnificent scenery.
Mt. Floien & Funicular
The most visited of Bergen's Seven Mountains Mt. Floien is easily experienced via a funicular that leads to mountaintop trails and offers panoramic views.
Old Bergen Museum
Old Bergen is a reconstructed town with around 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Countless rooms and objects bring the city's history over the generations to life.
The Swiss-style home and lush gardens of Troldhaugen are joined by a museum and Concert Hall, all of which keep the memory of Norway's favorite son alive, the famous composer, Edvard Grieg.
Fantoft Stave Church
The Fantoft Stave Church burned down in 1992, but it has since been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect a style of construction that is unique to Norway.
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A Walk Through Bergen and Ice Bar
3 hours | Bergen | BGO-380B G O - 3 8 0
Norway's fascinating city of Bergen and its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen Wharf, are best explored on foot. Embark on a three-hour narrated walking tour that takes in the historic area, then step into a frosty wonderland at the Ice Bar of Bergen for a sub-zero cocktail and to peruse its art displays.
Lace up your hiking boots for this very actve half-day excursion. Begin by boarding a brightly colored funicular car for the scenic ride up to top of Mt. Floyen. Then spend about three hours on a guided hike through lush woodlands to panoramic views.
Visit some of Bergen's top attractions on this active half-day excursion. At King Haakon's Hall, view the tapestries and clog calendar. Visit the old Bryggen waterfront and Schøtstuene, the reconstruction of a medieval assembly room. At the open-air Bergen Museum, marvel at the fine collection of 18th- and 19th-century houses.
The Hardangerfjord is a favorite among the Norwegian fjords, framed by towering mountains reflected in crystalline waters with breathtaking scenic vistas. Travel through the region by motorcoach, stop to explore the village of Norheimsund, and photograph Steinsdalsfossen, the most visited waterfall in Norway. Conclude with a brief sightseeing ride through Bergen.
Lace up your hiking boots for this very active half-day excursion. Begin by boarding a brightly colored funicular car for the scenic ride up to the top of Mt. Floyen. Then spend about three hours on a guided hike through lush woodlands to panoramic views.
Discover the beauty of Bergen on a breath-taking panoramic tour with a scenic cruise to Lysefjord, before enjoying a guided walking tour of medieval Bryggen. Stroll around the old harbor which was a major business hub in the 14th century.
Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city and dramatic Bergen Fjord on a funicular ride to the summit of Mt. Fløien. Then take a narrated city drive highlighting landmark sights like the 13th century King Hakon's Hall and Bryggen, the old waterfront district with its historic medieval buildings.
Experience Bergen on a narrated drive to Fantoft Stavechurch and Troldhaugen, of Edvard Grieg fame. Located near Lake Nordas, Troldhaugen is considered a national shrine. Tour the house, see the hut where Grieg composed many of his works on this intriguing half-day excursion.
Spend a day exploring the fairy tale-looking scenery of Bergen and the stunning countryside of Hardangerfjord. Visit the charming wooden Holdhus Church, which dates to the 14th century. Marvel at the breathtaking snow-capped mountains, majestic waterfalls and views of Norway's third largest glacier. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Oystese village.