Being the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, Bergen has the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions Pick and choose of things to do in Bergen – all year round.
There are several amazing hotels to choose from during your visit, however I strongly recommend ‘The Magic Hotel, Solheimsviken’. This happened to be my home during my visit and apart from being close to major attractions and Child friendly, you are guaranteed to get a spectacular view of the picturesque Bergen from here.
Here are my Top 5 Things To Do in Bergen:
(1) The best fjord experiences:
No matter what season you choose for your visit to Bergen, you will always find things to that create lifelong memories. Bergen is surrounded by one of the most popular attractions in the world, the Norwegian fjords, which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and voted the world’s most unspoiled tourist destination by National Geographic.
Bergen is a great starting point for fjord tours and day trips. Norway in a Nutshell is Norway’s most famous fjord tour – a one-day trip from Bergen, taking you through the most spectacular fjord landscapes. The Fjord Cruise Bergen – Mostraumen has daily departures from Zachariasbryggen next to the Fish Market, giving you a spectacular view of the narrow Mostraumen – surrounded by steep mountains and waterfalls.
(2) A hanseatic time-machine
The very first buildings in Bergen were built alongside the wharf called Bryggen, which has been a lively and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen is included on Unesco’s list of World Heritage and is one of Bergen’s most popular attractions.
At Bryggen you will find plenty of things to do, and you can literary travel back to the hanseatic times when Bergen dominated trade for about 400 years. Stroll through the narrow alleyways and experience life back in the 1300’s, a sense of drudgery, feast and celebration. An important part of Bergen’s history can be experienced in this area, where a lot of the arcitechture is preserved or rebuilt as it was in the Middle Ages.
Bergen has many museums, some with unique art treasures and others that show the breadth of the city’s historical heritage. The Hanseatic Museum or Bryggens Museumpresents a unique historical insight to the history of Bergen.
(3) The city by the seven mountains:
Take a trip up to Mt. Fløyen or Mt. Ulriken and enjoy the view of the city, the fjord and the ocean. With the Ulriken cable car or Fløibanen funicular you can get to the top of the mountains within a few minutes.
There are plenty of things to do on top of the mountains, like guided hiking tours, bike rental, zipline and other activities. Bergen also offers several different guided tours on foot, by bus, with sightseeing train, seaplane or segway. A perfect way to get an overview of things to do in Bergen.
(4) Bergen – the preferred destination for kids:
Bergen is perfect for kids. There are plenty of fun things to do in Bergen for kids in all ages. See seals, penguins, crocodiles and snakes close up at the Bergen Aquarium and explore the world of science and technology with your family at VilVite science centre.
At barnasbergen.com you can see why Bergen is a preferred destination for the children.
(5) The city of Gastronomy
Bergen is a proud UNESCO city of gastronomy, and Bergen bursts with restaurants and café’s with traditional Norwegian delicacies. Round off the day with a meal and a cultural event at one of the city’s many venues, like Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant, Colonialen
Bergen is famous for its unique charm and atmosphere – exploring the city is a must. We hear the same thing every year.
Visitors from all over the world have just one complaint when they leave: that their stay didn’t last longer!
I can help you plan a memorable trip to Norway. Just drop me a line if you would like some more information.