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Bergen

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Introduction

Bergen is one of Norway's most popular tourist spots, a charming and laidback coastal city in Western Norway that serves as the gateway to the western fjords. It has a pretty setting, surrounded by seven mountains, and has been an important city since medieval times.

Bergen was subsequently dominated by Hanseatic merchants and the well-preserved and walkable heart of the city, Old Bryggen, is characterised by colourful wooden and stone warehouses from the Hanseatic era, next to the bustling harbour of Vågen.

A stroll among the timber buildings - some now converted into galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants - on the Bergen quayside followed by a seafood lunch at the fish market is a good way to get a feel for the city.

Afterwards, head to the top of Mount Fløyen to take in the panoramic views, or make for the surrounding western fjords - just a short skip and jump over the mountains from Bergen lies the beautiful Hardangerfjord.

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Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

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This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

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Top itineraries in Bergen

Highlights of Norway

5-day tailor-made holiday from £695 pp incl. flights

Showcase the best of western Norway with stays in Oslo and Bergen bookending the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour. Explore some of the country's most striking summer landscapes as journeys on the Flåm and Bergen railways introduce you to the spectacular western fjords.

The Southern Fjords Self-Drive

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,315 pp incl. flights

The southern fjord regions of Stavanger and Hardangerfjord boast some of Norway's most spectacular natural attractions, including Solastranden beach - recognised as one of the top ten beaches in the world, Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – and Troll's Tongue Rock.

Fjord Escape to Bergen & Balestrand

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,095 pp incl. flights

Norway is rightly renowned for its majestic scenery and there's no better example of this than the sublime landscapes of its dramatic fjords.

Hurtigruten - Classic voyage north

7-day tailor-made cruise from £580 pp

There are a staggering 34 ports of call on this seven-day Hurtigruten cruise, travelling north up Norway's west coast from Bergen to Kirkenes, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, some of which are rarely visited by other cruise ships.

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Top places to stay in Bergen

Clarion Collection Hotel No 13

Contemporary hotel

A charming hotel located in central Bergen, within easy striking distance of the city’s top attractions, shopping centre and transport links.

Augustin Hotel, Bergen

Traditional hotel

A popular retreat, the Augustin is Bergen’s oldest family-run hotel set in a 1909 art noveau building, located within close proximity of Bergen’s main attractions and waterfront.

Thon Hotel Bristol, Bergen

Contemporary hotel

Thon Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Norway’s second most populous city, Bergen. Nearby streets, full of old wooden houses and cobblestone step-ways, make for atmospheric city walks.

Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen

Contemporary hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret – a unique hotel gem in central Bergen. Here you'll be by the quay in one of the city's most historic buildings.

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Bergen is one of Norway's most atmospheric cities. Second only to Oslo, the vibrant, atmospheric port boasts a spectacular setting, surrounded by seven hills and protected on three sides by a smattering of carelessly strewn islands.With a flight time from London of less than two hours and some seri…

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