Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Bergen

KODE

Bergen’s art museums are collected under the umbrella institution KODE and together form one of the largest art-and-design collections in Scandinavia. Four separate, and architecturally unique, buildings line up alo…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bergen

Bryggen

Bergen's oldest quarter runs along the eastern shore of Vågen Harbour (bryggen translates as 'wharf') in long, parallel and often leaning rows of gabled buildings. Each has stacked-stone or wooden foundations and re…
Top Choice Museum in Bergen

Edvard Grieg Museum

Composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina Hagerup spent summers at this charming Swiss-style wooden villa from 1885 until Grieg's death in 1907. Surrounded by fragrant, tumbling gardens and occupying a semi-rural sett…
Top Choice Museum in Stavanger

Norsk Oljemuseum

Admittedly, the prospect of an 'oil museum' doesn't sound like the most promising prospect for an afternoon out. But this state-of-the-art place is well worth visiting – both for its striking, steel-clad architectur…
Top Choice Area in Stavanger

Gamle Stavanger

Gamle (Old) Stavanger, above the western shore of the harbour, is a delight. The Old Town's cobblestone walkways pass between rows of late-18th-century whitewashed wooden houses, all immaculately kept and adorned wi…
Top Choice Gallery in Bergen

KODE 3

The Rasmus Meyer Collection's Edvard Munch hoard is among the world's best. Far less trafficked than Olso's Munch Museum and National Gallery, the rooms are beautifully hung and fabulously intimate: an apt place to …
Museum in Stavanger

Canning Museum

Don't miss this museum housed in an old cannery: it's one of Stavanger's funnest. Before oil, there were sardines, and Stavanger was once home to more than half of Norway's canning factories. By 1922 the city's cann…
Gallery in Bergen

Bergen Kunsthall

Bergen’s major contemporary-art institution hosts significant exhibitions of international and Norwegian artists, often with a single artist's work utilising the entire space. The cleanly glamorous 1930s architectur…
Museum in Bergen

Bryggens Museum

This archaeological museum was built on the site of Bergen's first settlement, and the 800-year-old foundations unearthed during construction have been incorporated into the exhibits, which include medieval tools, p…
Museum in Stavanger

Stavanger Museum

The large 11-part museum, with its sites scattered around Stavanger, could easily fill a sightseeing day or more. Entrance is by one joint day ticket (adult/child Nkr90/50), which covers all the museums on the day o…