HordalandNorway

Norway’s City of Seven Mountains is known for its 12th-century wharfs, lively fish markets and hiking and cross-country skiing in scenic wilderness.

Bergen is surrounded by mountains on one side and fjords on the other. The old port city on the west coast of Norway is the second-largest city in the country and is known for its scenic beauty and historic charm. Wander through narrow alleyways lined with 18th-century wooden buildings. Learn about 14th-century merchants or admire contemporary art in museums, then haggle for fresh seafood at the lively Torget Fishmarket.

The best way to get a feel for the city is from the top of Mount Fløyen, one of seven mountains that surround Bergen and give the city its nickname. Catch the Fløibanen Funicular from the city center to the summit, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above sea level. Look out across the mountains and over the old city center to the fjords and the sea.

The mountains around Bergen offer opportunities for hiking and picnicking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Hike to lakes and forests just a short trip from the city center.

Bryggen, or the Hanseatic Wharf, is a protected historic site on the water in Bergen. The foundations of the city were built here in the 11th century and many old buildings remain. The wharf is also home to several museums. Escape Bergen’s notoriously rainy weather and browse the Bryggens Museum and the Hanseatic Museum. Learn about the history of the city and life in the Middle Ages. While winters are often cold and wet, the months between May and August bring fine days and warmer weather.

Art lovers should make a beeline for the central Lake Lille Lungegardsvannet, which is surrounded by galleries. Visit the Bergen Art Museum and the Bergen Contemporary Art Centre. Children are catered for at the Aquarium, which has everything from seals to penguins to crocodiles.

A convenient system of buses, trams and trolleybuses make getting around Bergen easy. Take the Ulriken Cable Car up into the mountains. Fly in to the international airport or come by cruise ship or passenger ferry. Boats pass in and out of the port and connect the city with the surrounding fjords and coastline of Norway.

Top hotels in Hordaland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Citybox Bergen
Citybox Bergen
3 out of 5
Nygårdsgaten 31, Hovedinngang fra Strømgaten, Bergen
The price is Rs4,407 per night

Located in Bergen City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grieg Hall and Hurtigruten Terminal. Bryggen is 1 mi (1.5 km) away. Nonneseteren Station ...

4.2/5Excellent! (735 reviews)

"Nice desk. No TV but I didn't need one. Bed very comfortable. Room small but nice."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Citybox Bergen
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen Børs Hotel
4 out of 5
Vågsallmenningen 1, Bergen
The price is Rs12,854 per night

Located in Bergen City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Torget Fishmarket, Xhibition Mall and Galleriet Shopping Centre. Torgalmenningen Square and Hanseatic ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (845 reviews)

"The staff at this hotel were amazing — we had to cut our trip short due to the CVID19 outbreak and they were so unbelievably accommodating and helpful. The hotel itself is unique and beautiful. I can't wait to visit again in the future and enjoy this place to its fullest potential."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Bergen Børs Hotel
Quality Hotel Voeringsfoss
Quality Hotel Voeringsfoss
3.5 out of 5
Ostangvegen 20, Eidfjord
The price is Rs11,913 per night

This Eidfjord hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hardangerfjord, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hardangervidda Nature Centre and Kjeasen Mountain Farm. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (221 reviews)

"Excellent views, ever changing; quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Buffet dinner was convenient."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Quality Hotel Voeringsfoss

Popular places to visit in Hordaland

Bryggen
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Bryggen

4.5/5(85 reviews)

Traditional wooden houses once occupied by merchants line alleyways by the waterfront, where you’ll find hand-made souvenirs, seafood restaurants and museums.

Trolltunga
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Trolltunga

Explore the great outdoors at Trolltunga, a popular spot to commune with nature in Odda. Amble around the area's lakeside or visit its churches.

Ulriken Cable Car
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Ulriken Cable Car

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Make the journey up Bergen’s highest mountain to hike, dine and enjoy incredible panoramas across the mountains, fjords and sea.

Bergen Aquarium
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Bergen Aquarium

4/5(6 reviews)

Make time in your itinerary to visit the sea life you'll find at Bergen Aquarium during your holiday to Bergen. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the shops in this culturally rich area.

Bergenhus Fortress
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Bergenhus Fortress

4/5(31 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Bergen with a stop at Bergenhus Fortress. Stroll along the waterfront in this culturally rich area or visit its seafood restaurants.

Bryggen Waterfront
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Bryggen Waterfront

4.5/5(85 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Bryggen Waterfront during your stay in Bergen. Visit the shops and seafood restaurants in this walkable area.