Bergen has an accessible airport, and visitors can use the Flytoget Bus to travel between the city and the airport. Alternatively, if visiting Oslo as well or interested in seeing the Fjords, arrive or depart by train using the Norway and a Nutshell route.
Bergen is a small city and easily accessible on foot.
Find a place to stay near the city center, or specifically walking distance from Bryggen. This is where you will likely spend most of your time and is the busier part of town.
Wharf with colorful houses along the water
Take the funicular or climb to the top for a nice view over the city. The journey up takes about an hour as it is a 2.9 km walk and a one-way ticket on the funicular is 45 Norwegian Krone for adults. .
If you visit when the cruise ship groups arrive, there will be long lines at the funicular. If you plan to use the funicular and there is a long line, consider waiting for the cruise ships to clear out.
Fortress at the entrance of the Bergen harbor
Small park in Bergen
Take the cable card for a quick ride up to the summit of Bergen’s tallest mountain and then hike around any of the trails found at the top.
Cathedral in town
Grab a quick snack from the stalls in the fish market. Some options include paella, reindeer hotdogs, candy-coated almond, fruit, and more.
Quick Mexican food options
It rains a lot in Bergen so set expectations properly in advance and pack for rainy weather.
One full day here is all you need as the city is small, and does not have a lot to keep you busy especially with bad weather. Overall, the city is cute and nice for a day but specifically is helpful for accessing the fjords.
Like some other cities in Europe, a lot of places are closed on Sunday, further limiting your options if visiting on the weekend.
Norway as a whole is a very expensive country, and is not a great travel destination if you are on a budget. Plan ahead, but be prepared to spend money. In Norway, the currency is the Norwegian Krone.
Transportation and Accommodations
Things to do and see
Food and Drinks