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Attractions in Bergen

Experience the top tourist attractions of Bergen, the city called “The Gateway to the Fjords”. Visit Bergen’s must-see attractions -- like the colourful old houses of Bryggen -- and travel to the surrounding mountains and fjords of western Norway with a custom itinerary designed by the Norwegian travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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Top things to see and do in Bergen

As Norway’s second largest city, with a history stretching back to 1070 AD, Bergen has tourist attractions to suit all tastes.

One of Bergen’s must-see attractions is without a doubt Bryggen, the old wharf that’s famous for its picture-perfect row of colourful wooden houses. Once an important Hanseatic trading centre in medieval times, Bryggen is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts the small Bryggen Museum along with numerous restaurants and shops.

Another of Bergen’s top attractions is the bustling Fish Market (Fisketorget), a place to gather among the locals and sample fresh seafood or buy Norwegian handicrafts. Other popular cultural attractions in Bergen’s city centre include the Bergen Museum with its fascinating historical and maritime exhibits, the medieval Bergenhus fortress and the KODE art museums, the largest collection of art, design and music in Scandinavia. Classical musical lovers may also wish to visit Troldhaugen, the late-19th century home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Surrounded by mountains and located nearby Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, Bergen is also a dream for active travellers and nature lovers. For the best panoramic views, travel up the Fløibanen Funicular from the city centre to Mount Fløyen and enjoy a walk in the nearby woods. Or take the Ulriksbanen cable cars to the top of Ulriken, the highest of Bergen’s seven hills, for a refreshing hike with great views.

Getting to Bergen & The Norwegian Fjords

As Bergen is nicknamed “The Gateway to the Fjords”, it’s no surprise that this city is a popular overnight destination in trips to western Norway. If you’re arriving to Oslo International Airport, there are a few different options for travelling to Bergen and top-rated attractions nearby:

  • By air: Bergen Airport is served by a small number of European airlines, including Norwegian and SAS. Flights from Oslo take 55 minutes.
  • By car: May through September is the best time for a road trip around the Bergen area, especially if you want to do some hiking at places like Pulpit Rock or Trolltunga. From Oslo you could do a self-drive tour in about a week, though we highly recommend 10 days or longer for exploring the fjords and west coast at a more relaxed pace.
  • By train: The popular Norway in a Nutshell train journey from Oslo to Bergen is available year-round from Nordic Visitor. This route includes a short fjord cruise on Nærøyfjord and travel by train on the Bergen Railway and the mountainous Flåm Railway. Extra overnights in Bergen or in the small fjord village of Flåm are available.

Don’t want to travel to Bergen and the fjords on your own? Nordic Visitor’s summertime Guided Small Group Tours in Norway are another great option.

Sail from Bergen along Norway's West Coast

Bergen is the southern end of the Hurtigruten coastal cruise, which follows the beautiful coastline to the city of Kirkenes in northern Norway. This famously scenic voyage is a wonderful way to experience Bergen’s top sights and other major tourist attractions of the west coast. Cruises are available year-round and include stops at 34 ports of call, including Trondheim, Ålesund and the Lofoten Islands. Since it’s possible to start and end the cruise at different ports, going either southbound or northbound, many of Nordic Visitor’s Fjord Tours combine journeys by train and cruise in itineraries ranging from 7 to 14 days.

Though many of Nordic Visitor’s tours start from Oslo, we can modify your itinerary to start from Bergen. Get in touch with our friendly travel experts to start planning your dream trip to Bergen and the nearby fjords.

 

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Explore Bergen & the fjords on a road trip

You do the driving, we handle the travel arrangements. Customise your self-drive tour with extra nights or a modified route in western Norway.

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Travel to Bergen & the fjords by train

Experience Norway in a nutshell on a scenic railway journey between Oslo and Bergen, with route modifications available.

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Hop on a coastal voyage from Bergen

Sail on a Hurtigruten cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes for incredible scenery. Overnight cruises are great in combo with train journeys.

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3519EUR

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Expand your Nordic adventure

Why not visit Norway and Scandinavia in one tailor-made trip? Check out our most popular multi-country tour packages below.

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Norway Travel Experts

As a travel agency founded in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. We offer a variety of tours — both independent and guided — that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Norway travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten cruise reservations and other specialist services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

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Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalized service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Norway travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us..

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What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Clare, United Kingdom

Scenic Fjords of Norway, April 2018

Excellent service

Second time we've used Nordic Visitor and they will continue to be my first choice for booking tours. Excellent service from travel consultants, value for money and the information provided make it an excellent company. 

Jeanette, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

I did not realize how easy the travel would be

I did not realize how easy the travel would be, it was a great blend of being on your own and the privacy, but having a back up and someone to organize the transportation was great. I felt like I saw the most I could in 5 days. 

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Swapna, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock, July 2017

Truly was a trip of a lifetime!

All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Carolyn, United States

Highlights of Norway, July 2017

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Carla, United States

Highlights of Norway, June 2017

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Ron, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, July 2016

Memorable experience

Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.

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