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Bergen: City Tour on Foot

1. 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 ago dried cod was stored in Bryggen and exported to throughout Europe, making Bergen the most important trading metropolis in Scandinavia during that time. Discover what the Hanseatic League was, the influence it once had on trading, and how life for the visiting German merchants played out here.

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

2. Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

Discover the historic sights and local hotspots of Bergen on a guided walking tour through the city. Learn about the city's history and modern life with your expert local guide. Meet at Håkons Hall, a banquet hall from 1260 that is the only building left from Bergen's time as the capital of Norway. Begin by learning about Bergen's royal and political past and explore the mighty fortress of the city. Take a short walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the narrow alleys and explore over 500 years of history, and maybe you'll even get to sample what the Hanseatic merchant of the past traded here. After learning about the history of the city, it's time to go off the beaten path. Wander through the narrow alleys in the historic residential neighborhood, where you'll learn about Bergen's wooden architecture, life as an average person in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also what it's like to live here today. The last part of the tour will take you past some of Bergen's most popular eateries, where you can learn more about the vibrant city life and what Norwegians love to eat. Pass the Floibanen funicular station, so by the time you end at the tourist office, you'll be full of ideas for what to do in Bergen for the rest of your stay.

From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

3. From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

Explore Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale and through the town of Voss.  Make a brief stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall for photos and fresh mountain air. Continue your trip to the Stalheim Hotel's terrace, which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Back in your vehicle, descend the dramatic Stalheimskleiva Road to the valley's floor, where you will visit the ancient village of Gudvangen. From Gudvangen enjoy a scenic cruise to Flåm. On arrival at Flåm, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (your own expense) and free time to browse the souvenir shops, visit the Flåmsbana railway museum, or check out the local microbrewery. Then head towards the scenic Stegastein viewing point, a 30-meter platform hanging over Aurlandsfjord. The narrow road and the viewing point will provide breathtaking photos and vivid memories. Board the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm to the mountain railway station Myrdal, located 2,844 feet (867 m). You'll make a brief stop at Kjøsfossen waterfall.  Change trains at Myrdal to head back to Voss where you'll have time to tour a medieval church dating from 1277 and an 11th-century stone cross. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Bergen.

Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

4. 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 Cityfjord, Salhusfjord and Kvernafjord. Be wowed by the views as you travel between mountains and the shallow and narrow Alversund 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.

Bergen: Private Tour with a Local

5. 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.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

6. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour

7. 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.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

8. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Bergen and travels by car to Nærøy Valley. To reach the valley, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva with its impressive 13 hairpin bends that offer unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil 2-hour sail along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord.  As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and visit the stunning Stegastein viewpoint before continuing the tour to Undredal, a charming little village on the shore of Aurlandsfjord. With a population of just 100 people, but over 500 goats, the town is famous for its goat cheese which is still produced in the traditional way.  Learn about the production of goat cheese, then visit the House of Cheese where a typical Nordic lunch of white and brown goat cheese, goat salami, sour cream, cloudberry jam, crispbread, and fruit juice awaits. After lunch, head to the Old Stave Church, which was built in 1147, and is the smallest church still in use in all of Scandinavia. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bergen.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

9. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

Discover luscious Norweigan landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and rivers, on this full-day tour from Bergen to Oslo. Travel along the spectacular Stalheim and Nærøy Valley, enjoy a cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord and ride the scenic Flåm Railway. The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 8:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva that offers unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil sail along the Nærøyfjord towards Flåm. As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and onto the charming Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest railways on normal tracks. Journey through the rolling landscapes on the 20 km train journey, which takes about an hour, until you reach Myrdal Station where you will change onto the Bergen Railway. Finally, travel through the scenic Hallingskarvet National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

Bergen 3-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Bergen 3-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

 Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Take a walk through the picturesque and stunning city of Bergen, and admire its old streets, historic buildings and harbor. This popular destination is surrounded by mountains, fjords and the ocean and offers up some of the most scenic views in the world. On this 3-hour audio-guided tour you’ll learn about the Bergen Internasjonale Kultursenter and visit the massive Bergen Fortress during your walk around the vibrant city. In addition you’ll see the Galleri Allmenningen AS, Grieg Hall, the Bergen Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Academic Quarter, the Bergen Theatre (Bergen Kino) and the Performing Arts Center (Bit Teatergarasjen).

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What people are saying about Bergen

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Loved Martin our tour guide. He knows so much and explains so well, he knows all the fishes and all the little tiny history and all the datas and dates of everything of the city. After his explanation l fell in love with Bergen and started seeing things in a very different view. Loved the experience and super recommended!

Magda was a great guide, took me to some parts of the city I hadn't explored yet. Her restaurant suggestions were spot on!

Martín is a charming guide with a lot of knowledge about the city of bergen and Norway in general

Martin is an amazing guide! I highly recommend the tour to anyone who's visiting Bergen.

Great tour, Antonio was extremely knowledgeable, all the family enjoyed it.