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  • BERGEN, NORWAY CITY GUIDE

GETTING AROUND BERGEN

Surrounded by mountains and two of Norway’s largest fjords, Bergen is the starting point of your Boundless Journeys Norway hiking tour. In addition to its arresting scenery, this historic, colorful city is rich in attractions. Everything is easily managed on foot, but buy a Bergen Card if you plan to see a lot—it includes travel on buses and trams and admission to most attractions. Before you set out to explore, check with your hotel concierge for the best way to reach any particular destination.

 

THINGS TO DO IN BERGEN

While enjoying your time in this charming city, you may find yourself dreaming of your next trip. Explore our European adventure tours and start planning!

Map showing points of interest in Bergen

1. ROSENKRANTZ TOWER

Dating to the 1270s, the tower was the residence of the last king to hold court in Bergen. It was then used as a dungeon. Guided tours are available.

2. BRYGGEN

You can’t miss the old wharf lined with colorful, slightly askew buildings. 62 historic structures remain, and it’s a joy meandering and popping into shops.

3. HANSEATIC MUSEUM

Gain an insight into the lives of German merchants from the Hanseatic League who lived and worked in Bergen from 1350 to 1750.

4 FLØIBANEN FUNICULAR

Head to the top of Mount Fløyen for magnificent views of Bergen and some easy hiking.

5. LEPROSY MUSEUM

It was a Bergen physician who discovered the leprosy bacteria in 1873. Housed in the city’s oldest leprosy hospital, this is a sobering, yet fascinating museum.

6. EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM

Classical music fans will enjoy a visit to Troldhaugen, home to Grieg’s 1885 villa and composing cabin, a concert hall, and exhibition hall.

HOTEL BERGEN BøRS

For hotel recommendations, please see the Pre- & Post-Tour section of your Trip Planner.

Your fjords hiking tour winds down in in a town that stretches into the Atlantic via islands. Learn more about things to do there in our Ålesund, Norway City Guide.

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