Bergen is one of Norway's true gems, a charming and laid back coastal city that serves as the gateway to the western fjords.
Its setting is undeniably picturesque, surrounded by seven mountains which frame a harbour that's been one of northern Europe's key trading posts since the days of the Hanseatic League. Indeed, it's old Bryggen wharf, characterised by colourful wooden and stone warehouses, dates back to that very era, and remains the city's number one attraction.
Be sure to take a stroll among its timber buildings – some now converted into galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants – before settling down to an alfresco seafood lunch on the sun-kissed quayside. Then, after exploring the famous fish market, take the funicular to the summit of Mount Fløyen for panoramic city views.
Special offers in Bergen
Special fly-cruise fares
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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Experience Viking culture and Scandinavian style on this 15-day voyage. Embrace the exquisite natural beauty that is Flåm from a unique perspective during a panoramic ride aboard the Flåm Railway.
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Top itineraries in Bergen
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.
Take in the best of Norway's southern fjords as you hop between wide, sandy beaches and waterfalls framed by towering cliffs, all the while staying in hotels hand-picked for their superb locations.
Experience the sheer beauty of western Norway on this weeklong holiday connecting Bergen – a city famed for its fjord-side setting and Hanseatic wharf – and Balestrand, one of the country's prettiest villages.
Top places to stay in Bergen
A charming hotel located in central Bergen, within easy striking distance of the city’s top attractions, shopping centre and transport links.
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 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.
When to go to Bergen
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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