Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and the former capital of the country. Today it is the largest wooden city in Europe. Tourists here are usually few, as a rule, all come here on the way to the fjords. It is a large port, and from here it is very easy to reach them. Two or three days is enough to walk around the streets of the city, take memorable photos, go to museums and get to the concert of the famous Bergen Symphony Orchestra, which is considered one of the oldest in the world.
Bergen How to get there?
Regular flights run between Bergen and Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and London. Planes of low-cost airlines fly from Paris, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Riga and London to city. The city has its own airport, and its name is Bergen Fresland Airport. It is only 19 km from the city center and 30 minutes from the airport.
SAS and Norwegian airlines fly daily from Oslo to city. Approximate travel time is about an hour. From the capital of Norway to Bergen, you can also get there by train. Travel time will take about seven hours. Another way is the bus company “Nor-Way Bussekspress”, the travel time will be about 10 hours.
Sights of Bergen
Bergen, like all cities in the world, is divided into districts. One of the districts, the Bruges is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is considered the most famous medieval settlement in Norway. For 400 years, the Bruges district was under the control of Hanseatic merchants. Here is the Museum of the Hanseatic League and the halls of the Hanseatic collections.
In the galleries of city there are beautiful collections of paintings. The Bergen Art Museum has a unique collection of works by Edvard Munch. City is the home of one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, a professional ballet troupe, blues and jazz.
In the vicinity of city there are golf courses, excellent fishing spots, hiking and cycling routes. Seven minutes on the funicular Floibanen will take tourists to a variety of routes, passing through very picturesque places. In addition, city is a great place for sailing.
Other interesting sights include:
- Bruges Museum
- Mary’s Church
- Fortress Bergenhus
- City Aquarium
- Rosencrant Tower
- City Science Center
- Luce Monastery
- House Museum Trolhaugen
- Theta Museum
- Big Fish Market
Hotels in Bergen
The city offers its guests a variety of hotels in each area of the city. As for the price, you can easily find budget accommodation offers. Connoisseurs of luxury will also be where to stay in Bergen. The city has both luxury five-star hotels (for example, Opus XVI or Hotel Norge by Scandic), and more budget options for three stars.
In addition, as in any European city, there are many hostels and guesthouses in Bergen. In addition to this, you can also stay in apartments. This option is most popular with tourists.