Bergen Things to Do

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  • 1. Mount Fløien

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In my opinion, one "must-do," even on the shortest visit, is to go to the top of Mount Fløyen. You can walk up if you like, but the most fun way is to take the Fløybanen funicular. Atop the mountain,...

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  • 2. Fish Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best fishmarkets I have ever visited just a pity everything is so expensive. All the vendors were nice and gave us samples to try. If not for that I do not think that I would ever have had...

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  • 3. Hansa Bryggen

    The soul of Bergen are the old warehouses Bryggen (translated from Norwegian - dock), overlooking the harbor. The distinctive facade of the houses is the face of Bergen. In the past they were the...

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  • 4. Buildings, streets and Alleys

    A little behind the iconic warehouses begins the old town of Bergen. All the small streets with white houses are wonderful. I noticed that most of them are paved, just as in my home city...

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  • 5. City centre / Waterfront / Parks

    Have a stroll in the beauiful neighbourhood of Nordnes, in the centre of Bergen. Nordnes is a peninsula and neighbourhood in the city centre. Here you will find the typical Bergen houses, ie small...

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  • 6. Mount Ulriken

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen is surrounded by seven hills/mountains, of which Mt. Ulriken is the highest one. One can go by a nice cable car up, but there are also many paths for those who want to make it on their own and...

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  • 7. Fjords

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The fjord from the North Sea into Bergen is a beautiful one and should not be missed. Be on deck in order to enjoy the cruise, best at the end of the day when there is a lot of activity in the harbor...

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  • 8. Tours and Activities

    Though a major city, you don?t have to travel far before you are in prime birding habitat. One area that is well worth a visit is Kalandsvatnet. This large lake is surrounded by woodlands and...

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  • 9. Edvard Grieg / Troldhaugen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    After touring Grieg's home you can take a stroll down the path leading to the fjord at the bottom of the hill. There you will find Grieg's grave, he died in 1907, marked with a large plaque set among...

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  • 10. Aquarium

    3 out of 5 stars

    Bergen akvariet was found in 1960. It has about 60 aquariums, representing one of the most extensive collections of marine fauna in Europe. There are seals and penguins in large outisde pools. They...

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  • 11. Museums / Memorials

    The main pedestrian street in Bergen connecting the fish market with one of its more prominent churches has a monument to the city heroes throughout the history of Norway – from the times of the...

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  • 12. Fantoft Stavkirke (Stave church)

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Fantoft Stave Church is one of the famous wooden churches of the Vikings. In Norway there are about 25 such left and in northern Europe about 5-6. Exactly this church dates from the 12th century...

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  • 13. Rosenkrantztårnet and Håkonshallen

    Our cruise shipped docked by this small fortified tower residence. While everyone else went off on excursions, we walked over to this area of green space and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The tower...

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  • 14. Ole Bull / Lysøen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Samething didnt knew anything about this sculpture when I took this picture got to know from internet that its called "Ole Bull" made by stephen sinding and first time presented in 1901.Actually bus...

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  • 15. Mariakirken / St Mary's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    This church was closed for restoration when we walked over to it from the Rosenkrantz tower residence. It was built in the early 12th century and is an example of Romanesque architecture. While the...

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  • 16. Old Bergen open air museum

    Many years ago in Bergen there are an open air museum near the place where Edvard Grieg composed Peer Gynt. It is the Old Bergen Museum and comprise some 40 characteristic wooden houses placed on an...

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  • 17. Surrounding areas

    Kanadaskogen/forest: A beautiful forest west of Bergen with nice paths and small trails and ponds/lakes. Buss from Bergen, 15 - 20 min: Take bus "nr.18 Barliveien" from Olav Kyrres gate to the last...

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  • 18. Parks

    In front of the Lillegegardsvann there is this small and nice park with a Kiosk in its middle. In it a very nice place with nice flowers that remember some American city-park. On the left side there...

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  • 19. Gamlehaugen - the Castle

    It is a small castle, but it's the only one we have :-) The name is "Gamlehaugen" and is the Norwegian Kings residence when he is in Bergen. It was built in 1901 in the style of a Scottish...

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  • 20. Ludvig Holberg

    One of Bergen’s great sons is Ludvig Holberg. You can see the statue of him right behind the fish market. He was a famous writer and the Danes try to steal him for theirs hahaha. It is said it was...

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  • 21. rød vind (red wind)

    this sculpture immediately caught my attention. it totally breaks with the Bergen style with it's strong color it rizes 5.8 meter and was presented in 1978, I...

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  • 22. Floibanen and the view

    Railway Floibanen will drive you to the top of the nearby hill where you can enjoy a magnificent view. You can see the city, the harbor, fjords and the sea in...

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  • 23. Ride the Funicular

    So be quick to hop on the funicular so you arrive at the top before the mists cover the spectacular view from Mount Floyen. The service operates every 30...

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  • 24. Day trip to Flam railway

    I took the train from Bergen to Myrdal[ about 2 hours] to catch the train to Flam. This is an amazing trip from Myrdal at 860m to Flam at sealevel takes just...

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  • 25. Floibanen Funicular

    The Funicular journey to the top of Mount Floien takes only 5-10 minutes. The panoramic views once you have reached your destination are out of this world and...

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  • May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Do you need to make reservations on the boat Flam to Bergen, and Bergen to Stavanger?
    Suggestions on best place to stay for myself (55) and two sons (19 & 14). We are the type that really wants to immerse ourselves in Norwegian culture. Thank you, Lise

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      May 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      I suggest you post your question in the VT Bergen travel forum, where far more people will see it and you'll get helpful replies. Here's the forum link:

      Bergen Travel Forum

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