Things to do in Bergen

Bergen – city of Seven Mountains

Bergen is a beautiful city on the west coast of Norway. The city is surrounded by mountains and known as the City of Seven Mountains.


Things to do in Bergen

Bergen is a global center for things like aquaculture, subsea technology, offshore petroleum business, education, finance and of course, tourism. We have listed some of the highlights and tips on fun things to do in Bergen while on holiday in the beautiful Norwegian city.


Bergen Art Museum

The Bergen Art Museum is a great place for people to visit if they like contemporary art- from the Stenersens Collection, historic pieces from the Rasmus Meyers Collection, or the period spanning all the way from the 1400s to the 20th century in the Lysverket Collection. Located near the Fish Market, the museums are not only centrally placed for visiting easily other parts of the city, but is a world renowned collection.


Bergen Aquarium

Also within walking distance from the famous fish market, there is the Bergen Aquarium with sea creatures from all over the globe and more than one million liters of sea water. There are nine big and 42 smaller aquariums, and three outdoor sites with seals, carp and penguins.


Bryggen Bergen

You can also go see the Bryggen, an old wharf of Bergen, which has 58 buildings left from the past, which are now artists’ studios.


Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Plus, music lovers can go hear the beautiful work from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra which has about 110 concerts every year. It is based at the Grieg Hall, which holds 1,500 people.


When to go to Bergen

Bergen features a temperate oceanic climate, which means it has cold winters and mild summer days so the summers may be better for tourists. The average temperatures range from −0.4 Celsius (31.3F) in January and 11.5 Celsius (52.7F) in July and August.


Bergen marathon

But if you like marathons, come for the Bergen marathon, whose route goes through all the city streets after it starts at the center and then it loops back to the starting point.


Things to do in Bergen

Bergen Facts

Population271 067
CurrencyNorweigan Krone
AirportFlesland, Norway (BGO)

Bergen average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bergen - Bryggen

Bryggen, the harbour district of Bergen, was a centre of trade established in the 12th century and under control of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. Due to its historical importance, Bryggen is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bergen is one of Europe’s oldest port cities, situated on the west coast of Norway, characterized by the wooden colourful houses, narrow alleys and beautiful scenery.

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Bergen Opera House

Grieg Hall

The Grieg Hall is the venue where the Bergen National Opera is based since 1978. In addition, this seat concert hall hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and it is famous among the black metal community as a recording studio! In addition to the season’s performances, the Bergen National Opera offers a dinner deal together with evening operas. Check what’s on and plan your visit!

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Bergen City Marathon

The Bergen City Marathon is an urban marathon in the beautiful Norwegian coastal city. The marathon event features a full distance marathon, a half-marathon, a team relay run, a 5k fun run and a run for children. As the city of Bergen tries to get everyone involved, it is quite the festival to attend, even if you are only there as a spectator. It is also a great way of experiencing the city as the marathon takes you through a big part of Bergen, letting you see the mountain stretches, the inner city and the coastal line. A great marathon for a great city!

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Golf in Bergen

Bergen is a great place to go if you want a diverse golfing experience. You can experience the thick forests of the Darlington Golf Club, the windy and water-filled Overpeck Golf Club, the 27 hole championship Rockleigh Golf Club and the Valley Brook Golf Club, known for its short but curved holes, creating a very specific challenge where shot placement is the most important skill to master. No matter which course you chose, you will get a memorable experience!

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