Visit Bergen

This is some attractions you might find interesting in Bergen:

Tourist Information
www.visitbergen.com
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.
http://www.visitbergen.com/en/BERGEN-CARD/Bergen-Card-benefits/

Fløibanen – Funicular
http://www.floibanen.no/
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).

Ulriken 643
www.ulriken643.no
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
www.bergen-turlag.no
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
http://ut.no/tur/2.4989/
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.

Bergen Aquarium
www.akvariet.no
Meet the locals. Which is penguins, sea lions, seals, crocodiles, and many species from north atlantic ocean. If you go, check the feeding hours!

Hanseatic Museum
http://www.museumvest.no/index.php?action=static&id=35
The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked.

The Leprosy Museum
http://bymuseet.no/index.php?vis=80
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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariakirken_i_Bergen
Is the oldest building in Bergen, build in 1130s. Reopened june 2015 after five years rehabilitation.

Håkons Hall
http://bymuseet.no/?vis=78 
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
http://www.kunstmuseene.no/?enhet=troldhaugen&kat=178&sp=1
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
http://fantoftstavkirke.com 
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
www.lysoen.no
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
www.fib.no
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
http://www.norwaynutshell.com/
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.
http://www.norwaynutshell.com/no/opplev-fjordene/sognefjord-in-a-nutshell/

Bergen Guide Service
80 authorised guides covering more than 20 languages. City walks or maybe a private guide.
www.bergenguideservice.no

Bergen Segway
http://www.bergensegway.no
See Bergen standing still.

Fjord Cruises
Fjord Tours
www.fjordtours.com

Beffen
Ferry crossing Bergen Harbour
www.beffenfergen.no

Rødne Fjord Tours
Fjordcruise to Modalen north of Bergen or to Rosendal in Hardanger south of Bergen.
www.rodne.no

Norled
Expressboats in the region.
www.norled.no/Default.aspx?pageid=1115

Maritime Tours
www.maritimetours.no

Coast adventures
www.visitbergen.com/no/Kysteventyret/

Telavåg tragedy and other museums
www.museumvest.no 

CNN about Bergen
http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/worlds-underrated-cities-139934

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/29/travel/underrated-cities/index.html