Visit picturesque Bergen

Picturesque Bergen by Girish Chouhan, Visit Bergen

Bergen is beautifully located at the Western coast of Norway. Bergen is surrounded by mountains, local fjords & islands. Bergen is famous for its authentic areas of tiny wooden houses, steep hillsides & most of all, the picturesque UNESCO Bryggen wharf. The old Bryggen wharf, a row of characteristique wooden houses, is a reminder of Bergen’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire (from mid-14th to mid-16th century).

SAS Aircraft by SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Arriving to Bergen

Travel to Bergen by flight

Bergen is surrounded by an amazing archipelago – a wonderful sight from the air.
Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO) is located close to the sea, a half hour from the city centre (by public transport or taxi).
You can reach Bergen by a domestic flight from Oslo or other Norwegian cities, by the airlines SAS and Norwegian.
You can also reach Bergen by direct international flights from worldwide destinations.

Holiday break in Bergen:
Bergen & the Fjords, 3 nights

Sognefjord cruise, leaving Aurland village. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Sognefjord cruise

See the fjords from Bergen

Combine your stay in Bergen by adding a tour to the amazing Norwegian fjords & a stay in Oslo. We offer you the following fjord tour itineraries starting with a stay in Bergen & finishing with a stay in Oslo:
Geirangerfjord Highlights, 5 nights
Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand Village, 4 nights
Bergen, Sognefjord, Geilo & Oslo, 6 nights
You can also combine a stay in Bergen with a wonderful Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian coast:
Norwegian Coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights

View from Mount Floyen in Bergen by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Mountain view

The Bergen mountains

Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains, of which the Ulriken is the highest with its 643 m above sea level. Mount Ulriken & Mount Floyen are the easier accessible mountains if you don’t have a car. The mountains are important recreational areas for the inhabitants of Bergen, offering amazing views & excellent hiking. For experienced hikers it is possible to make a long hike by starting at Ulriken, then walk across the barren Vidden area and finish at Mount Floyen. Of the two mountains, Floyen offers the easier hiking.

Mountain View by Espen Haagensen, Visit Bergen

Hiking at Mount Floyen

Mount Floyen is easily accessible from downtown by taking the Funicular tram (Floybanen) to the top, where you have a beautiful view of the city below. At the top of the Funicular you will find easy hiking trails as well as a restaurant/cafeteria & play grounds for children.
The starting point of Floybanen is located a short walk from the open air Fish Market.

Medium Panorama Tour Ulriken Cable Car Benjamin Bargard Ulriken643

Gondola to Mount Ulriken

Mount Ulriken is also easily accessible from the centre by the Ulriken Express bus, with frequent departures close to the Tourist Information/Fish Market. The bus will let you off at the cable car station, then you can join a spectacular journey with amazing views all the way to the top of Ulriken, where you will find a restaurant as well as a mountain shop.
We only advise experienced hikers to explore the hikes at Ulriken, respecting the weather forecast and advice from locals.

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What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia