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
Top 17 experiences in Norway
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. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's guide to Norway we recommend the top sights and experiences for visitors...
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...
Tour Scandinavia and discover the many charms and delights on this two-week adventure through Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's biggest fjords. Visit Norway's uber-cool Oslo, travel to Sweden's vibrant Stockholm and explore Finland's hip Helsinki.
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.