With nature at its doorstep, a Norwegian small town charm, and plenty of cultural offers, Bergen has a lot to offer.
Be it mountaineering, glacier hiking, skiing or simply cruising along the countless fjords and bays – nature lovers will be spoilt for choice.
If you’ve seen enough landscapes, spending a day in the laid-back and picturesque city will be refreshing as well. Take a stroll through the old quarter of Bryggen – a reminder of the city’s historic importance as a major European trade harbour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will catapult you back into the Middle Ages with its narrow alleyways and its well-preserved medieval buildings.
Culture permeates Bergen’s everyday life, with a range of concerts, international festivals and museums to choose from – from the Edvard Grieg Museum to the Bergen International Festival and the Nordic Media Festival. It gets even better: foodies are also catered to– Bergen has become an internationally renowned culinary city and has been awarded with the UNESCO title City of Gastronomy.
Second largest city in Norway, situated on the west coast.
- Public transport
The whole district of Hordaland is well-connected by bus and light rail (Bynanen) – the Bergencard includes free public transport.
Moderate climate with an above average number of rainy days.
- Best time to visit
May to September – especially June because it’s the driest month.
- Good to know
Do as the locals do – never leave the house without an umbrella. Bergen is one of the rainiest cities in Europe, which has its advantages too – the city is very green and clean.
- Nice to know
With good reason, Bergen has the nickname “Gateway to the Fjords”. It’s situated on a hilly peninsula, surrounded by fjords and islands.
Bergen Airport, approx. 15 km south of the city.
The Airport Bus (Flybussen) departs every 10 minutes during the week; the journey takes roughly 30 minutes.
Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) departs every 10 minutes. Take the shuttle bus 1F to get to the train station.
Taxi stands are located at the main entrance in area B. The journey to the city centre takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes and costs around 350 NOK.