This is some attractions you might find interesting in Bergen:
Next to booking apartment this is probably the most importent website prior to your visit in Bergen. Situated at the Fish Market.
The Bergen Card
Get free or discounted admittance to most museums and attractions as well as many cultural events, various sightseeing tours, restaurants, buses and parking.
Fløibanen – Funicular
Cable car that takes you from the city centre to mount Fløyen, 320 meters above sea level. The ride itself is spectacular and on the top you have beautiful view over the city (see top picture).
My personal tip: Avoid going midday if there are cruise ships visiting the city. Choose the lower compartment for best view. Buy one way ticket and walk back to the apartment (app. 30 min downhill).
Take the cable car (another one) to the highest mountain sourounding Bergen city. Walk to mount Fløyen or go by bus to/from Fish Market.
Hiking on 7 mountains
Bergen Turlag is a part of DNT – the Norwegian Trekking Association. Unfortunately their website is only in Norwegian. But you can visit them in Bergen, only 5 minutes from Tourist Information.
Hiking / workout in Stoltzekleiven
Try the track from Fjellveien to mount Sandviksfjellet. About 800 steps and 300 meters altitude difference brings you to the top of one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen. The view is spectacular and its’s a great workout. One of my favourites.
Meet the locals. Which is penguins, sea lions, seals, crocodiles, and many species from north atlantic ocean. If you go, check the feeding hours!
The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked.
The Leprosy Museum
Between 1850 and 1900 Bergen was an international capital of leprosy, with three leprosy hospitals and the largest concentration of patients in Europe.
Mariakirken in Bergen
Is the oldest building in Bergen, build in 1130s. Reopened june 2015 after five years rehabilitation.
Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen
Nina and Edvard Grieg’s home was built in 1885, and the couple lived there the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg’s life. Troldhaugen became a museum in May 1928.
Fantoft Stave Church
The church was originally built in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883. It was set on fire and was totally destroyed June 6, 1992. Has been rebuilt as it was before the fire.
Ole Bulls home Lysøen
The world-renown virtuoso violinist and composer Ole Bull is maybe the biggest celebrity raised in Bergen ever. His villa on an island outside Bergen is today a museum.
Bergen International Festival
The Bergen International Festival presents art in all its guises: music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art. The Bergen International Festival is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, with more than 150 events in 15 days.
Norway in a nutshell
The Norway in a nutshell ® trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery.
Between May 1. and September 30. this round trip combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord, with a spectacular train journey on the Flåm Railway.
Bergen Guide Service
80 authorised guides covering more than 20 languages. City walks or maybe a private guide.
See Bergen standing still.
Ferry crossing Bergen Harbour
Rødne Fjord Tours
Fjordcruise to Modalen north of Bergen or to Rosendal in Hardanger south of Bergen.
Expressboats in the region.
Telavåg tragedy and other museums