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Visit Bergen and try the best Bergen tours! This tour of Bergen will leave you breathless! Let’s start tours to this lovely and cosy city by visiting Bryggen – bright and colourful harbour which is a UNESCO heritage. Don’t forget that Bergen travellers highly recommend visiting Fish Market, where you can buy tastiest dishes just in the city center between mountains and fjords. Travel with funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and see impressive panorama of Bergen. While touring through the city, don’t forget to visit Bergen’s Art Museum – Kode. Travel to Seven Mountains for more panoramic views from The Unriken 643. Oh, and for the active ones! You must travel through fjords and see those thrilling landscapes! You see we said that it is worth a shot to visit Bergen! All Bergen travellers must see the Bergen Aquarium and enjoy fascinating imageries. This tour of Bergen is one of the best reasons to visit Norway for sure!
Population: 278,121 (2016)
Area: 465.56 km2
Postal code: 5003-5268 (P.O.box 5802-5899)
Area code: (+47) 5556
Rank in the country: 2nd in Norway
Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is by far the most famous place to visit in Bergen. Built back in the 14th century, and rebuilt after Bryggen’s fire at the beginning of the 18th century, the wharf still plays a major role in the city’s life. It is very important both economically and culturally up to this day, because there is quite a number of restaurants, cafes and shops built around it. It also houses a small museum exhibiting items from the city’s first settlers in the 14th century, and the wharf is even protected under UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fløyen is one of the 7 mountains surrounding Bergen and the most accessible one. It is close to the center of the city and by using a fernacular, Fløibanen, you will reach the very top in just 8 minutes! Once there, the whole beautiful city of Bergen will be at your feet to admire. It is safe to say that the view, especially at sundown, is bound to be one of the most amazing and unique that you have witnessed so far. Then for your way down you can either take the fernacular back, walk down the mountainside while further admiring the view or even go on a hike to explore the mountains further.
Bergen Aquarium is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bergen especially if you are traveling with children. Here you will find more than 50 different tanks and aquariums and so many unique and fascinating species living there: from sea lions and great crocodiles to snakes, lizards and much more. Feeding and film screening takes place daily so you might consider going at that time if you have at least some curiosity about the life of these fascinating animals.
KODE – Art Museums of Bergen consists of 7 different buildings and is one of the biggest museums for art, design, craft and music not only in Bergen and Norway, but in all Nordic countries! KODE is unusual in a sense that it houses not only art holding buildings but also has external buildings – artists’ homes – belonging to the same museum. The homes of the artists usually display works of contemporary artists alongside with permanent collections of such great artists as Edvard Munch. KODE will definitely make you feel like you know and understand Bergen better after visiting and exploring it.
Fantoft Stave Church is considered as one of the most historical places in Bergen bearing witness to its rich culture. Unfortunately, the original church built all the way back in 1150 was burnt down in 1992, so the one standing now is a product of outstanding reconstruction. It shows the unthinkable precision and the careful ornamentation of the stave churches that varies from simple, Spartan-like constructions to fascinatingly complex.
Cornelius Seafood Restaurant offers one of the best and most exotic seafood menu in Norway’s Western Archipelago. Although it is not located in the city center, but on a small island around 10 km from the center, this means that your food will be accompanied by fascinating views of the fjord, mountains and ships passing buy. Definitely one of the top places to have your dinner at!
Bryggeloftet & Stuene is a highly recommended place to dine at because of the restaurant’s special location as well. It is situated in the Hanseatic Wharf in Bryggen, which creates a gloomy, ancient but very special atmosphere. The service, as well as the food here is also of excellent quality: you can try such exotic sounding dishes as moose, cloudberries or wolf-fish. Just keep in mind that the portions are also rather impressive here.
Cafe Opera is 3in1: a cafe, a restaurant and a club. The place receives very positive recommendations because of its laid-back atmosphere, excellent drinks and great food, all for reasonable prices. Also, on most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you are likely to get a chance to listen and dance to locals and international DJs, so don’t forget to put on your dancing pants when going for a dinner or for drinks here.
Chilli Tapas & Restaurant is a great place to eat if you want to take a break from all the seafood and try something a little different. This place is most famous for its delicious tapas, as the name suggests, but here you will also find some great main courses, pasta and pizza. The interior is modern and cozy, so you will surely have a nice experience here.
Don Pippo is a perfect place for a little night out in Bergen. This place offers around 150(!) different wines that are all of excellent quality and different prices so there is not a soul that will leave this place unsatisfied. It also offers some great national and international courses, has a friendly and fast service and is located in the very center. Perfect combo.
Shop at the Bergen Fish Market if you want to taste fresh fish and seafood. There is no better place to get this than in an outdoor market of a country which is famous for its traditional sea treasures. It is one of the top attraction in Bergen since it is located in the city center and you can buy not only fish and seafood but also vegetables, fruits and homemade crafts of the locals.
Visit Troldhaugen, where Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, once lived. The house now functions as a museum and attracts many visitors, especially those that are interested in the Romantic Movement, that the composer was famous for, and his life and work. Here, you will get a chance to enter his house and his hut, where he created some of his greatest work.
Take a Fjord Cruise because there are many options for this depending on your lust for nature and adventures. Visitors can take a cruise all the way to Norway’s northernmost point along the coastline or they can take one of the shorter day trips that connect Bergen with more closely situated locations. Whatever you choice is, to take a fjord cruise is just one of those things that everybody traveling in Norway simply must do!
Explore the Old Bergen City Museum if you want to not only wander around the city’s jewels but also learn more about its history. Since Bergen was mainly dominated by wooden buildings back in the 19th century, it suffered many fires and thus were constantly and rapidly changing. In the museum, you will get a chance to explore the constructed streets with authentic buildings standing along it alongside with various shops and workshops.
Take a tram to Fløyfjell and reach the peak located in more than 300 meters above the city. It is one of the things that is highly recommended by locals because you will enjoy the magnificent Bergen view not only when you reach the top but during all of the ride, and this way your legs won’t hate you too much. Sounds like a victory for everybody!
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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