Bergen Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Bergen

  • 1. Waterfalls

    If you can, take the "Norway in a Nutshell" day trip from Bergen and experience the beauty of the Nordic fjords from the Bergen Railway line and the bloody steep Flam Railway line. Along the way,...

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  • 2. Hardanger Vidda

    Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardanger Vidda, is about 2-3 hours drive from Bergen. You can also get there by train. In the winter it is ideal for cross country skiing. In the summer you can...

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  • 3. Mount Fløien

    A good trip outside (well, uphill, actually) Bergen is Mount Floyen, which can be reached either on foot or by funicular. it's an excellent viewpoint over the city and a great place to hike the local...

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  • 4. Voss.

    Voss is about 100km from Bergen and easily accessible by direct train from Bergen. It's a scenic journey and makes a good day trip destination. I visited in November, which is between seasons in...

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  • 5. Fantoft Stavkirke (Stave church)

    This wooden church is quite literally of the beaten path. It is located in Fantoft - student area - and not really well signposted. Build somewhere more rural, this church was moved to it's present...

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  • 6. Islands

    The great thing about sailing here on the west coast of Norway is that you happen by these special places. On the picture I am passing the little island of Lerøy in the fjord south of Bergen. You see...

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  • 7. Sandviken

    Sandviken: 5-10 min walk from Bryggen/fishmarked. The older part of Bergen. Little old houses of wood. Ask around and you will be pointed in the right direction. If you want to study it closer, you...

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  • 8. Hardangerfjord

    The 170 km long Hardanger Fjord is the second longest of the Norwegian fjords. The fjord divides in about 20 smaller fjords and changes names all the time. Sørfjorden and Eidfjorden are the best-known...

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  • 9. Edvard Grieg / Troldhaugen

    Troldhaugen - you could visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg. We were there in 1995 and took one of those guided tours. Don't know if they changed them over the years, but I found it interesting....

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  • 10. Glaciers

    There are several glaciers within the reach of Bergen. Remember that glaciers are 'living creatures' they move and slide, so it's important to be careful and always have a guide when hiking or...

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  • 11. Gamlehaugen - the Castle

    The royal residence in Bergen lies south of Bergen, and is called Gamlehaugen. Originally it was the house of Mikkelsen. A well known politician in Norway. The house has a pleasant garden open for...

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  • 12. Mount Ulriken

    A walk across 'vidden' from Ulrikken to Flýyen doesn't have to cut more out of your calendar than a small day. When the weather is good this is a good 4-hour hike. Wear good steady boots, and take...

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  • 13. Ole Bull / Lysøen

    Ole Bull was a Norwegian violinplayer. He got filthy rich being a virtuose on his instrument. You can still visit his island south of Bergen. It's called Lysøen (Literaly island of light). I think the...

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  • 15. Get your shoes cleaned

    I have seen many places in Bulgaria where you can have your shoes cleaned but this is the first time I see it in a booth and more over they offer you a beer,...

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  • 16. Stroll through the Museum gardens

    Up on Nygårdshøyden, where the university is, behind the big museum that's wrapped around that statue of the lion, you'll find beautifully landscaped gardens....

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  • 17. Japanese garden-Bergen

    If you have a car and time enough, drive south about 25 km toward Milde and you will be surprised to find here a beautiful Japanese garden, created between...

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  • 18. Bergen Public Library

    A must see for a librarian such as myself. Very nice brickwork! Olaf Nordhaugen was the architect of this building. An interesting detail of the facade can be...

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  • 19. Paintings in the Rasmus Meyer Collection

    We went to see paintings in the Rasmus Meyer Collection. The museum can be found next to the lake Lille Lungegardsvann in the town centre of Bergen. Along with...

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  • 20. Lysekloster south of Bergen

    Lysekloster ruins are situated south of Bergen and of the E39 to the west. Built in 1146. Was build on a farm, which was a gift from the bishop Sigurd in...

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  • 21. Prekestolen

    If you want to go for an exiting trip and like hiking go up this mountain the view is definitely worth it. Prekestolen is about 2 hours south of Bergen near...

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  • 22. Bryggen: the new houses

    The new Bryggen were built in the first year of the 20th century where in the past there were the wharf of the German Hanseatic merchants. Today these houses...

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  • 23. Lots of stairs

    Bergen is between the mountains and while you get further away from the centre it is getting elevated and at some place it is really steep, there are lots of...

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  • 24. Take a Fjord trip with the MS Whitelady

    We took a Fjord trip whilst in Bergen with the Whitelady and was worth every penny!saw sights i couldn't believe and only 350Nok (about ?29) it lasted 4 hours...

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  • 25. The old city

    This is the Bergen a lot of people fail to visit when they come to Bergen. Me included, and I've known this city my whole life. It was only on a guided walking...

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