Top attractions in Bergen
Our most recommended things to do in Bergen
1. Mostraumen: Fjord Cruise
See the stunning sights the Fjord has to offer on one of the most popular tours down the narrow Mostraumen. This scenic tour from the center of Bergen allows you to witness some memorable scenes of western Norway's Hordaland province to tiny Modalen, along the famous fjord. The tour gives amazing panoramic views of Bergen as you depart the wharf on the way to the fjord. This trip includes many beautiful waterfalls and narrow fjords whilst enjoying the picturesque mountains. If your tour is at peak flow you can feel the thrill of a refreshing spray. Whilst on board your catamaran, feel free to sit back and relax whilst purchasing a drink or two at the bar on board as you take in this breathtaking scenery.
When we arrived at the ship dock, we had our bar code and pass ready. But they did not have us on their list. At first they refused to let us on. We spent 10 minutes talking and finally we could board. This bad communication was disturbing and started the trip in a poor way. The sites were beautiful and interesting. Half way through the ship lost one engine, it our return was delayed 50 minutes.
2. Bergen: Self-Guided Round-Trip Full-Day Excursion
Make your way to the Bergen Railway, where you'll board a comfortable train that will take you on scenic ride to Voss. Hop off in Voss and switch to the bus for a ride through the area's quaint villages to Gudvangen. Between the months of May and September, the bus will also travel the steep road to Stalheimskleiva, comprised of hairpin turns and epic views. Once you reach Gudvangen, step aboard a two-hour premium fjord cruise on a modern hybrid boat to journey through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fjords. See both Aurlandsfjord, a picturesque fjord offering stunning views, and the mountain-lined Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest in Europe. Go ashore in Flåm, where you'll get on yet another train that travels the Flåm Railway. The panoramic views on the route are sure to impress. Take advantage of photo opportunities of the surrounding fjords along the way. Disembark in Myrdal and ge...
3. Bergen: 24, 48, 72 or 96-Hour Card
Visiting Bergen in Norway? With your Bergen Card, you can see what the city has to offer easily and inexpensively. Your Bergen Card gives you free travel on the bus and Bybanen (Bergen’s light-rail system) within the city limits. Once you’re on your way, enjoy free or discounted access to many of the city’s attractions, including museums, popular sights, restaurants and even parking. The Bergen Card is the perfect way for you to see what Bergen has to offer. Whether it be seeing the many beautiful museums, learning of the city’s historical heritage, or enjoying a meal in one of the gorgeous local restaurants. You can even take a trip to Mount Fløyen, where you can see the city, the fjord and the ocean all at once. Or visit the aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with seals, penguins, crocodiles and snakes. After that, keep on learning with a trip to the Science Centre. ...
4. Bergen: City Tour on Foot
Appreciate why many people consider Bergen to be the most beautiful city in Norway on a relaxing walking tour through the city. As well as receiving fascinating details about the city’s 950-year history, your local guide will provide a true insider's perspective on its inhabitants, known as the 'Bergenser'. Starting from the city center, be enchanted by the maritime charm of the harbor bay, Vågen. Then navigate through the city's narrow wooden lanes as you get to know the most important sights of Bergen. Walk past the fish market, the theatre, and the old fire station and hear how historical residents, such as Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, helped shaped Bergen. Continue to the Bryggen district to see its iconic colorful wooden houses. This World Heritage Site is popular with both locals and tourists, housing many lively cafes, restaurants, and bars. Here, learn about how 400 years a...
Martin was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The best way to see and hear about the origins and modern Bergen
5. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo
With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total lengt...
6. Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway
After being picked up from your hotel, you can begin your journey to Gudvangen. Throughout this trip you will pass the Tvinde Waterfall, and in the summer months you'll drive through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer-long road section that winds down Nærøydalen from Stalheim. You'll then head to Gudvangen, and at the bottom of the Nærøyfjord you will board the "Future of the fjords" electric ship to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, and your journey to Flåm takes about 2 hours. The boat is battery operated and high-comfort, with large windows and a good patio. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was incorporated on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by high mountains, and is a beautiful sight both in summer and winter. Flåm is a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls, and narr...
7. Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen
Explore the best of Norway's natural beauty on this guided discovery tour of Nærøyfjord and Flåmsbanen. Begin your tour at the Bergen railway station and board the train to Voss for a quick transfer before taking the bus to Gudvangen. During the summer months, the bus passes Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer long road section which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Gudvangen enjoy a 2-hour scenic fjord cruise to Flåm on a comfortable electric ship with large windows and patio area. See the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in the world which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Geirangerfjord. Get your camera ready to take breathtaking photos of the steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, and waterfalls along the way. Be amazed by Norway's natural beauty. Upon arrival in Flam, a cha...
8. Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular
Make the most of your time in Bergen with a guided tour of the city center, a Fjord cruise, and a trip on the Mount Fløyen Funicular. Take this tour all year round, accompanied by an expert local guide. See the sights in Bergen, including the Fish Market, the Hanseatic quarter (Bryggen), St. Mary's Church, Bergenhus Fortress and Mount Fløyen. Cruise along the 27-kilometer-long Osterfjord on the Mostraumen Fjord cruise. Be wowed by the views as you travel between steep mountains, and the shallow and narrow Mostraumen Strait. Then hop on the Fløibanen Funicular, the only railway of its kind in Norway and one of the country’s best-known attractions. Take in amazing panoramic views over the fjord and the city of Bergen once you reach the top—an unmissable photo opportunity.
9. Bergen: Private Tour with a Local
Explore Bergen with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.
An excellent experience so you don’t waste time figuring out which sights to see or get sucked into a “tourist trap.” Made our trip so much more worthwhile.
10. Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour
Jourery to Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord that extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountain range. On a full-day guided tour from Bergen, travel by boat and train through an area considered to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. First, cruise by express boat from Bergen to Flåm and then experience a train journey through spectacular nature on the famous Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal. Take the Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Bergen while along the way enjoying the insight of your local guide who will be your traveling companion throughout the tour. Sognefjorden is the longest and deepest ice-free fjord in the world, covered in exceptional natural beauty, tall mountains, waterfalls, and scenic forests. You’ll discover that Sognefjord is known as the “King of the Fjords” for good reason.
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Bergen?
You could spend three days exploring Bergen's attractions, tacking on another full day for a trip to the Hardangerfjord.
You won't need a car to go sightseeing in Bergen. It's small, compact center makes it easy and fun to get around on foot. There are two daily departures on the Hardangerfjord Express to the town of Rosendal, and, of course, there's the option of taking a cruise through the fjord, which usually includes transportation by bus to the town of Norheimsund.
Where to stay in Bergen
Bergen is a small city and geographically compact. Whether you stay in the very heart of it or just beyond it, you'll still be able to reach the main attractions.
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- Best time to visit
- May is the best time to visit the city. The temperature is mild, while rainfall is low, and the city has so many events on offer. The summer months are also quite enjoyable, though.
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What people are saying about Bergen
Great well organized tour. Our Help very helpful. We visited very beautiful places. There was a mishap on returning as the train hit cows that had entered a tunnel. For this reason we returned later than expected .... but it was not predictable and it is certainly not the fault of the tour operator. The fjord is beautiful!
This guide are one of the best , Experienced and made this tour fun too. I have been told history I did not know much about Actually. I recomend Tommy for his efford in this great tour around in Bergen.
On a trip to Bergen we could not get our Bergen Card. When the tourist office was closed. After returning home we contacted GetYourGuide and we got all the money back
We were a small group and Martin always answered our questions. He portrayed the history of Bergen very clearly. This tour is highly recommended when visiting Bergen.
Well organized and we went to a lot of information about Norway and the fantastic nature