Bergen, Norway Travel Guide

Picturesque Bergen is an enchanting city with a fascinating history and a spectacular setting. Norway’s second largest city is a lovely place to explore. Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage City, it filled with culture and history and it is surrounded by nature. With its friendly residents and colorful houses, this city offers you the feel of a small town.

Mount Florin

If you are visiting Bergen for the first time then a trip to the top of Mount Florin is a must up here. You will enjoy excellent views of central Bergen and the surrounding fjords. You will also see that Bergen is a city surrounded by mountains. Back down at street level, you will find Bergen has a unique blend of architecture a mix of old and new. Many of the buildings are full of character and color such as the wooden houses in the Bergen area – a popular area for tourists.

Take a Guided Walking Tour

Bergen is home to a variety of museums, restaurants, and shops. Its maze of lanes and alleyways make for a pleasant stroll. One of the best ways to explore Bergen is on a guided walking tour that way you will hear all about the cultural importance of this world heritage site. If you can’t decide how to spend your time in Bergen remember that the excursions are designed to help you make the most of your day.

Gamle Bergen

Located near the center of the city, this outdoor museum features 40 houses and it depicts life during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Gamle Bergen is the perfect place to go if you are looking for an informative and interesting tour.

Milde Arboretum and Botanical Garden

This occupies about 125 acres of land and it is home to thousands of shrubs, flowers, plants, and trees. Between May and August is the best time to visit this place because the rhododendrons and everything else blossoms at this time. Admission to this place is free.

Rosenkrankz Tower

This tower dates back to the medieval time and has both served as a fortified tower and a residence. It offers visitors a glance at life of the past and beautiful views of the sea.

Whether you want to see all the sights of Bergen with a guide or do something a little different, there is bound to be an excursion to suit you. And with many tours lasting half a day, you will be left with plenty of time to explore Bergen under your own steam. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have a memorable day in charming Bergen.