Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen is a beautiful, charming city. With the Unesco World Heritage–listed Bryggen and buzzing Vågen Harbour as its centrepiece, Bergen climbs the hillsides with hundreds of timber-clad houses, while cable cars offer stunning views from above. Throw in great museums, friendly locals and a dynamic cultural life and Bergen amply rewards as much time as you can give it.
Best places to stay in Bergen
Norway - Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords (Chapter)
This is the Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords chapter from Lonely Planet’s Norway guidebook. Coverage includes: Bergen, Voss, Stalheim, Myrdal, Hardangerfjord, Norheimsund, Øystese & around, Ulvik, Eidfjord & around, Kinsarvik & Lofthus, Utne,...
Norwegian Fjord Hiking
The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities.
Bergen destination guides
Europe's best train journey?
We're somewhere on the Hardervigga plateau on one of the world's highest stretches of railway tracks and we appear to have stopped. I say that with no great certainty because we're in the middle of a white-out...
Norway travel guide
Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Bergen Shore Excursion: Bergen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
When your cruise ship docks in the Bergen port, head out on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing shore excursion and discover Bergen’s best attractions! Enjoy the comfortable seats and top deck of the open-top minibus as you travel around the city and explore at your own pace.