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 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 …
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…
Cathedral in Bergen

Bergen Cathedral

Bergen's cathedral, also known as St Olav's Church, features stonemasonry in the entrance hall carved by the same artisans who adorned Westminster Abbey's chapter house in London. From mid-June until the end of Augu…
Museum in Bergen

Hanseatisk Museum & Schøtstuene

This interesting museum provides a window into the world of Hanseatic traders. Housed in a rough-timber building dating to 1704, it starkly reveals the contrast between the austere living and working conditions of t…
Museum in Bergen

Ole Bull Museum

This beautiful estate, on the island of the same name, was built in 1873 as the summer residence of Norway’s ‘first superstar’, violinist Ole Bull. This extravagant, fantastical 'Little Alhambra’, designed by Bull a…
Church in Bergen

Fantoft Stave Church

This stave church, in the leafy southern suburb of Paradis, was built in Sognefjord around 1150 and moved here in 1883. It is, in fact, a reconstruction, as the original fell victim to an early 90s black metal/neopa…