Bergen, Norway's second largest city, lies in the fjords of Norway's western coast, surrounded by the Seven Mountains. The city is a stop along many shipping routes that run along the Norwegian coastline, and it's also a popular jumping-off point for wilderness tours that explore the network of islands that surround it. On land, you'll find narrow cobbled streets winding between old wooden buildings, shops dating back to the Hanseatic period, and modern tower blocks. If you're looking to travel to Bergen, check out our Bergen travel guide for all the can't-miss sights and activities.
Things Not to Miss in Bergen
It's no wonder why Bergen travel is so popular - the city's full of Scandinavian treasures and beautiful scenery. Here, a few things not to miss:
• Norway in a Nutshell offers year-round tours of the beautiful fjords
• The Bergen Fish Market sells some of the world's freshest seafood
• Catch fish at Sotra Rorbusenter
• Hike the paths and trails of the Seven Mountains
Plan to visit Bergen? Consider purchasing a Bergen Card. With it, you'll get unlimited bus and rail access and free or discounted admittance to a variety of cultural attractions.
When to Go to Bergen
Because of its proximity to the Norwegian Sea and its mountainous landscape, Bergen is notoriously rainy throughout much of the year. Winters, although cold, are warmer than any other Norwegian city. We suggest visiting during the summer, when the temperatures are slightly warmer - but pack a sweater!