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Bergen
The 'Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords', Bergen is not only a popular port of call for cruisers but also a fantastic city to visit in its own right.
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  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 55 min
  • Bergen Airport, Flesland: 17km from the city centre; transfer time about 24 min
  • Nearest railway station: Bergen Station
  • Currency: Kroner

The 'Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords', one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions, Bergen is not only a popular port of call for cruisers but also a fantastic city to visit in its own right. Packed with tradition and history, it is a fair-sized city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Its old Hanseatic wharf is perhaps one of Norway's most familiar images, whilst its colourful harbour is one of the city's most popular spots for photographs. Bergen is situated between Sognefjord and the beautiful Hardangerfjord, making it ideally placed to explore the rest of the fjords on a sightseeing tour.

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For beautiful views of Bergen, take a 1-hour guided tour through the central streets of Bergen, past the Fish Market, UNESCO-listed Bryggen and Fjellveien.

Experience the impressive Flåmsbana Fjord, cruise on the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva, on a Norwegian Fjord tour.

Relax at the Solstrand Hotel & Bad just outside Bergen. There are body and facial treatments available, as well as sea baths, indoor and outdoor swimming pools to relax in.

Bergen's seven surrounding mountains and forests offer fantastic walking and hiking opportunities, including Fløyfjellet (399 m) and Sandviksfjellet (418 m), Ulriken (643 m),Løvstakken (474 m), Gullfjellet and the Fana Mountains.

Take a Hop On and Hop Off bus tour and see all the best attractions that Bergen has to offer.

Potetkjelleren

Known as the 'potato celler, Potetkjelleren, is one of Bergen's classic restaurants. There is a carefully selected wine list, and a monthly menu which is based around seasonally available ingredients and Norwegian traditions.

Lysverket

Located in a former power company building, the name Lysverket, poetically translates to 'light plant'. The restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to create exciting colour, texture and flavour combinations.

Pølse Kiosk

For those looking for an alternative to the hot dogs which are so popular throughout Norway, Pølse Kiosk, provides and authentic and diverse menu. With a menu that includes everything from wild game and reindeer, to lamb and chilli, this restaurant is the place to go for sausages.

Overview

The 'Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords', one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions, Bergen is not only a popular port of call for cruisers but also a fantastic city to visit in its own right. Packed with tradition and history, it is a fair-sized city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Its old Hanseatic wharf is perhaps one of Norway's most familiar images, whilst its colourful harbour is one of the city's most popular spots for photographs. Bergen is situated between Sognefjord and the beautiful Hardangerfjord, making it ideally placed to explore the rest of the fjords on a sightseeing tour.

Why not check out our fantastic Oslo city breaks?

Attractions

For beautiful views of Bergen, take a 1-hour guided tour through the central streets of Bergen, past the Fish Market, UNESCO-listed Bryggen and Fjellveien.

Experience the impressive Flåmsbana Fjord, cruise on the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva, on a Norwegian Fjord tour.

Relax at the Solstrand Hotel & Bad just outside Bergen. There are body and facial treatments available, as well as sea baths, indoor and outdoor swimming pools to relax in.

Bergen's seven surrounding mountains and forests offer fantastic walking and hiking opportunities, including Fløyfjellet (399 m) and Sandviksfjellet (418 m), Ulriken (643 m),Løvstakken (474 m), Gullfjellet and the Fana Mountains.

Take a Hop On and Hop Off bus tour and see all the best attractions that Bergen has to offer.

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Potetkjelleren

Known as the 'potato celler, Potetkjelleren, is one of Bergen's classic restaurants. There is a carefully selected wine list, and a monthly menu which is based around seasonally available ingredients and Norwegian traditions.

Lysverket

Located in a former power company building, the name Lysverket, poetically translates to 'light plant'. The restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to create exciting colour, texture and flavour combinations.

Pølse Kiosk

For those looking for an alternative to the hot dogs which are so popular throughout Norway, Pølse Kiosk, provides and authentic and diverse menu. With a menu that includes everything from wild game and reindeer, to lamb and chilli, this restaurant is the place to go for sausages.

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