From the top of Mt. Fløyen
Bergen offers a wide range of attractions and activities. Is your time in Bergen limited and you find it hard to choose what to see? This is a useful guide of what to do with 3 days in Bergen.
Bergen is surrounded by seven mountains and a visit to one of the mountains is a must! Take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen and enjoy the great view of Bergen and the surrounding area. The large viewpoint is the best spot for taking panoramic pictures of the city. There is also a number of nice trails and paths for hiking. The highest mountain can be reached with Ulriken Cable car just outside the city center.
Ulriken643. Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen - visitBergen.com
From Fløyen you can take the funicular back down to the city center or walk down, amongst old wooden houses, narrow alleyways and cobbled streets. The walk will take you about 45 minutes.
Once down in the city, continue along Bryggen. The old wooden houses on Bryggen is part of UNESCO's list of world heritage. Enjoy the atmosphere of olden days when walking into the narrow alleyways. Have a drink and a Norwegian “skillingsbolle” (cinnamon bun) at Baker Brun and visit the small shops and galleries. At the Hanseatic Museum, you can see how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked in the 18th century.
Bryggen in Bergen. Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com
Across the road from the museum you will find the Fish Market. Taste freshly cooked prawns, Norwegian strawberries or just look at the wide variety of fish and shellfish. Then pop into the Tourist Information to book your fjord tour for the next day!
For dinner try Bryggen Tracteursted, inspired by the traditions from Bergen and Hanseatic cooking. For a great winelist, try Altona Winbar. The locals might meet at the more low key Dickens on Torgallmenningen (center square) or Cafè Opera for a light snack and a drink.
Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway and offers a number of day trips to both the Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Check out all the great fjord tours from Bergen.
The tour Hardangerfjord in a nutshell. Photo: Paal Audestad / Fjord Tours.com
Start your day with a visit to the Bergen Aquarium. Enjoy the shark tunnel, the crocodiles and feeding of penguins and seals. Continue your day with a visit to one of Bergen's many museums. The new Edvard Munch exhibition at Kode - the Art Museum of Bergen is very popular.
The rest of the day is of course for shopping! For clothes, try the Galleriet Shopping Center at Torgallmenningen. The best selection of souvenirs you'll find at Bryggen.
If you use the Bergen Card, you get free or discounted admission to most museums and attractions in Bergen. Bus and Bergen Light Rail is also free! Buy the Bergen Card online or at the Tourist Information.