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OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION

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BERGEN THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY

2017

The Bergen Region north and west | Hardanger | Voss | Flåm | Sunnhordland

ABOUT BERGEN

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UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 EXPERIENCES MAPS

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ACCOMMODATION

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OPENING HOURS: 1 SEP - 30 APRIL: MON - WED: 10-16 THURS: 10-18 FRI: 10-16 SAT-SUN Follow visitBergen on


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SEE: - SEA LION TRAINING - FEEDING THE ANIMALS - LARGE REPTILE AND SNAKE SECTION

Meet the locals... At Bergen Aquarium you may encounter this spotted wolffish. The species is famous for having a big mouth (usually friendly, but can take quite a bite), and can withstand storms and the cold particularly well (its blood contains anti-freeze in order to resist the cold). Both the people of Bergen and wolfish may seem bit frightening, but that’s mainly just for show. When you get to know them, you have a friend for life. Welcome to the Aquarium.

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Activities Bike rentals

from NOK 300 daily from 1 May to 1 Oct.

Canoe rentals

Free of charge from 23 June to 20 Aug. FOTO: Sverre Hjørnevik

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Shop and shelter

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from NOK 150 daily from 23 June to 20 Aug.

Guided tours

from NOK 275 daily from 17 June to 20 Aug.

Fløibanen funicular daily from 07.30/08.00 to 23.00

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Uptown Bergen

Opening hours 09:00 - 21:00 Express bus 09:00 - 18:00 13,0 km Mountain trails Activities Drop in activities Bus and cable car return: Adults: NOK 270 Children: NOK 160 Families (2+2): NOK 700

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Welcome to the highest part of the city of Bergen! Highland nature, mountain hikes, local food and lots of family fun. Ulriken643 is one of the most popular attractions in Bergen. From the cable car and the plateau, there are amazing views of the city surrounded by mountains, fjords, lakes and coastal landscapes. At the top, you can try our many drop-in activities, including our new zipline. There is also a beautiful area for short and long mountain walks.


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Here is there more details Uptaqui nit,room nimofor voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

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Restaurant

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The mountain restaurant Sky:skraperen serves local and traditional food with a modern touch, accompanied by panoramic views of the city and Vidden plateau.

Ulriken By Night In the evening, part of the restaurant becomes a gourmet restaurant (opens at 19:00) with a modern and exciting menu concept.

Choose from our selection of snacks and lunch dishes, which you can eat inside or bring on your hike. We also have a magnificent terrace for outdoor eating and drinking.

Our chefs create delicious flavours based on local produce according to season, quality and availability. A truly unique dining experience.

For booking and more information about the menu: ulriken643.no / booking@skyskraperen.no / +47 45 90 89 62

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Experience and explore! VilVite Science Centre houses a large exhibition full of experiences that engage children and adults alike. VilVite is for everyone who enjoys exploring science and technology – or for those who just want to have fun together! Opening hours

24 Jun to 13 Aug: Mon-Sun 10-17 14 Aug to 23 Jun: Tues-Fri 9-15, Sat-Sun 10-17 Bergen Light Rail stops nearby (at Florida). Welcome!

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Come and experience what Bergen has to offer As a European City of Culture, World Heritage City and UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. Being the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions – all year round.

ABOUT BERGEN

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Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Bergen likes visitors. And Bergen is worth a visit. Welcome!

Sightseeing

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Regards Bergen Tourist Board

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The Tourist Information

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History

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UCI Road World Championships 2017

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What’s on

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Information

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Fjord tours

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Culture and experiences

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The Bergen Card

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Museums and attractions

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Entertainment

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Sport and leisure

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ACCOMMODATION

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Pricelists

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MAPS

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TRANSPORT

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How to get to the attractions SHOPPING

Ole Warberg Director of Bergen Tourist Board

RESTAURANTS / NIGHTLIFE

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THE REGION

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Bergen Region West

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Bergen Region North

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Region South

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Region East

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Sognefjorden

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Look for this sign in shops, restaurants, cafés and hotels. Member of Bergen Tourist Board

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We hope that visitors will make use of our members’ establishments. PLAN & BOOK:

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Here you will have a panoramic view of the harbour and the Wharf. You will find exhibitions and presentations of what to see and do in Bergen and Fjord Norway. In addition to free help and advice, you can also buy a range of products and services. At the Tourist Information, you can book all kinds of accommodation: hotels, B&Bs, family and youth hostels. You can choose between more than 40 hotels in the city centre and the rest of the region – ranging from small, charming hotels to big chain hotels with excellent facilities. We can also assist you in booking accommodation in the region. You can change most currencies and buy products and services using foreign currency.


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TICKETS FOR SIGHTSEEING, FJORD TOURS AND CONCERTS We can help you with good suggestions for sightseeing and harbour excursions in the city, and we sell tickets for all the well-known round trips and fjord tours that depart from Bergen. In fact, many tours start right outside our door!

CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ BUREAU DE CHANGE The Tourist Information has the best opening hours in the city for currency exchange. You can change the most common currencies.

THE BERGEN CARD Get free offers and good discounts with the Bergen Card. More information on pages 44-47. Buy your Bergen Card at the Tourist Information. in the guide. Look for

TRAIN TICKETS We sell train tickets for all rail journeys in Norway.

SOUVENIRS FROM BERGEN We have a small section of souvenirs and we also sell postcards and stamps. FREE BROCHURES We have all the brochures you will need for Bergen and Fjord Norway as well as exhibitions that will guide and inspire you on the rest of your trip.

BOOK ONLINE Our always updated website guides you through what is available. Book online at www.visitBergen.com • • • •

Fjord tours Accommodation Activities The Bergen Card

LONG OPENING HOURS ALL YEAR June, July and August May and September Rest of the year

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08.30-22.00 09.00-20.00 09.00-16.00

Closed 24. 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January. Open during Easter. Tourist Information in Bergen Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen, Norway (+47) 55 55 20 00 – info@visitBergen.com www.visitBergen.com

The Bergen Card: Handy and inexpensive!

Free App for Bergen and all Norway.

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Grieghallen

ONE CITY – ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES What has really made Bergen famous the world over is its unique charm and atmosphere. You have to experience it for yourself. Bergen is worth exploring on foot. Strolling around old streets and alleyways where people have lived for centuries is like a fairy-tale. You will see small wooden houses, cobbled streets with stone steps in the steepest parts and flowers everywhere.

Composer Edvard Grieg

Stop off at the Fish Market to mingle with the crowds. Visit the Aquarium and see the fish, penguins, sea lions and seals in their natural element, as well as crocodiles, snakes and spiders.

Stroll along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s many museums and galleries. And it’s not far from the city centre to Mt. Fløyen, Mt. Ulriken or another of the seven mountains that form the backdrop to the city. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking. HISTORY AND PROUD TRADITIONS Bergen was founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070 AD, and it became Norway’s first real capital in the 13th century. Until the 1830s, Bergen was the biggest town in Norway

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and the largest in Scandinavia for a period during the Middle Ages. The reason for this was that Bergen was a major European trading and seafaring port and one of the Hanseatic merchants’ four most important trading centres. Bergen has today a population of approximately 275.000. Trade and seafaring still play an important part in Bergen’s economy. Industry, trades, tourism, fisheries and the oil and gas industry are other important sectors. Bergen is also a major university city. A EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE There are many good reasons why Bergen was designated European City of Culture in 2000. The city has fostered several famous sons who have achieved worldwide fame and put their home town on the map. Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Harald Sæverud all became famous, each in his own way. As a City of Culture, Bergen can now also boast an innovative and trendy music and design scene. Bands have emerged on Bergen’s music scene that have captured the imagination of the whole of Europe: Alan Walker, Kygo, Kings of Convenience, Röyksopp, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Kurt Nilsen and Sondre Lerche, to mention just a few. The city’s musical traditions also include Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which was started as early as 1765 and is Europe’s oldest orchestra of its kind. Norway’s first permanent theatre, Den Nationale Scene, was founded in Bergen in 1850. Together with 60 other festivals and top-flight concerts, the highly-reputed Bergen International Festival, held every year in May and June, means that the Bergen region has a natural place on the world’s musical map.


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Bryggen (The Wharf)

BRYGGEN – A WORLD HERITAGE SITE The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. Bryggen was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries. Bryggen is now part of our common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. The world heritage site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one of the best known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League set up one of its import and export offices at Bryggen, dominating trade for almost 400 years. To stroll through Bryggen’s narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era. Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city. Today, there are more than 20 attractions in the Bryggen area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress. There are many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts.

Meeting Point Bryggen – Bryggens Museum Meeting Point Bryggen at Bryggens Museum is the place to start if you want to explore all Bryggen’s attractions. This cultural history museum houses finds from the archaeological excavations at Bryggen that lasted from 1955 until 1972. You can learn about Bryggen’s history and see presentations. Ask for the brochure that is your guide to all the attractions at Bryggen. There is also a visitor centre in Bryggestredet in the middle of Bryggen. Bryggen Guiding starts its guided walks through Bryggen’s past at Meeting Point Bryggen. More information about Bryggen Guiding on page 23.

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GATEWAY TO THE FJORD EXPERIENCE Bergen is surrounded by one of the most popular attractions in the world, the Norwegian fjords, which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and voted the world’s most unspoiled tourist destination by National Geographic. Bergen is a great starting point if you wish to explore the fjords. There are Aurlandsfjord many organised sightseeing and fjord tours of varying length that you are guaranteed to find memorable. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information or on visitBergen.com.

Some of the most attractive tours: • Norway in a nutshell® (daily, all year) • The Sognefjord • The Hardangerfjord • Fjord tours • Fishing trips See pages 26-39 for further information.

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ACTIVE EXPERIENCES IN THE WHOLE BERGEN REGION Bergen is a unique city, not least because of its beautiful setting and world-famous surroundings. Its seven mountains, the surrounding fjords and fantastic coastline with thousands of islands mean that the Bergen region has an exceptional proximity to nature. The city has all that is required for active experiences. With Bergen as your base, you can take part in many different activities, such as fjord and river rafting, scuba diving, ocean rafting, sailing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, paragliding, mountain and glacier walks, cycling trips, golf, GPS-guided walks etc. THE SHOPPING CITY Bergen has always been a city of traders. You will find plenty of tempting shopping – from small, specialised shops to large department stores. Among the best shopping centres in the city centre are Kløverhuset in Strandgaten (D5), Galleriet on Torgallmenningen square (D4) and Bergen Storsenter near the bus and train stations and the ByGarasjen multi-storey car park (E4). Bergen’s biggest shopping centre – Lagunen Storsenter – is south of the city centre, out towards the airport. Take a stroll around the city centre and you will discover small, specialist shops all over the place: along Bryggen (C4), in Øvregaten and Lille Øvregate (C/D4), Vetrlidsallmenning, Torget and Vågsallmenning (D4), Strandkaien, Strandgaten and the area around the city’s main square, Torgallmenningen (D5). More information about shopping on pages 92-99.


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UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY In 2015, UNESCO became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the area of gastronomy. Bergen City of Gastronomy builds on a millennium of history as a meeting place and trading centre for cultural and culinary traditions. Surrounded by the sea, deep fjords and high mountains, nature has created a magnificent and pure environment for food production.

are short. It is not far to attractions in the rest of the region and there are good opportunities for socialising, a fantastic music and revue scene, theatres and festivals, not to mention the magnificent natural surroundings and the opportunities they offer for excursions.

BERGEN, CONFERENCE CITY Bergen and the surrounding region play host to many large and small events, and the city has become an international meeting place where big events follow one after the other. Understandably enough, because the city is easy to get to from Norway and abroad, has excellent facilities and a broad selection of comfortable hotels with good capacity. Bergen also has the expertise and experience needed to put event organisers at their ease. Bergen city centre is very compact and distances

While Bergen’s versatility Grieghallen and its distinctive character make the city attractive, it is probably the city’s unique and infectious atmosphere that is leading more and more people to choose to hold events and conferences in Bergen. The possibilities are many in Bergen. And best of all is the hospitality. We want you to enjoy your stay in Bergen so much that you’ll want to come back.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU We give free, non-binding advice and assistance to organisers of events, meetings, courses, conferences and congresses. We are happy to help with: • • • • • •

Full information about hotels and conference venues, and price quotes Suggestions for social programmes, excursions and companion programmes Site inspections to Bergen Free loans of presentation material Presenting the city to decision-makers and establishing contact with conference organisers. For more information see page 130.

If you are a member of an organisation, association or a national or international federation, are engaged in business, sporting or cultural activities, organise meetings, courses, conferences or incentive tours, or if you are just interested in holding an event in Bergen – please get in touch. Bergen Tourist Board – Bergen Convention Bureau Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen, Norway (+47) 55 55 20 10 – convention@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com

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Peter Sagan can make history if he wins a third world title in Bergen.

UCI Road World Championships in Bergen 16 to 24 September 2017 Don’t miss one of the world’s biggest sporting events when the UCI Road World Championships are held in Bergen, Askøy, Fjell and Øygarden from 16 to 24 September 2017. It will be the biggest event ever organised in Western Norway. Meet the most famous road cyclists in the world, watch great sporting feats and experience the buzz around the event, when all eyes look to Western Norway! The UCI Road World Championships will be the biggest summer sports event ever

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held in Norway, and the northernmost championships ever. The championships will comprise 12 races over nine days of competition and will bring more than 1,150 cyclists together from 80 participating nations. Crowds of around 500,000 are expected to watch the races, and more than 300 million will follow the championships on TV. RACE TO CELEBRATE The vision of the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen 2017 is to host a spectacular, inspiring and popular event. Bergen 2017’s slogan is ‘Race to Celebrate’, and it aims to engage the whole world, not just through the sporting feats, but also by organising fun activities for the crowds en route, a children’s and


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a fitness race and a focus on public health. The UCI Road World Championships shall be an event for everyone. Taste of the programme: 16 September Opening ceremony 17 September Team time trial 18-20 September Time trial 22-24 September Road race TEAM TIME TRIAL The UCI Road World Championships start on Askøy with team time trials for professional women’s and men’s teams. This will be a spectacular and entertaining race that will be the perfect start to the UCI Road World Championships 2017. The team time trials for women and men will follow the same route. They will start on the island of Askøy, just outside Bergen. This beautiful island will provide the perfect backdrop for the start of the UCI Road World Championships 2017. The finish line is at Festplassen square in the heart of Bergen. TIME TRIAL The races take place in Bergen and the areas around the city. One of the highlights of the championships will be on 20 September when the Men’s Elite Time Trial will cross the finish line at the top of Mount Fløyen. This is the very first time a UCI championship time trial will finish on top of a mountain! The climb up Mount Fløyen is 3.4 km with an average gradient of 9.1%.

the viewers a magical experience when the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen 2017 conclude with the Men’s Elite Road Race on the last weekend of the championships. The celebration of Norwegian coastal culture is an important feature of Bergen 2017, and there will be a great atmosphere on Øygarden and Fjell on the last weekend of Bergen 2017. The highlight will be the climb up ‘Salmon Hill’ to Ulriken. There’s a lot to look forward to! TICKETS AND BOOKING The arena for the UCI Road World Championships are the streets of Bergen and the areas around the city. They are free for everyone. There will also be special ‘fan zones’ where people will have access to screens and food & drinks. If you want to have a really special experience, you can buy tickets to centrally located ‘hospitality’ areas with TV screens where food & drinks are included. Groups and individuals can book rooms and ‘hospitality’ packages at www.bergen2017.no

ROAD RACE The road races will take place on spectacular circuits in and around Bergen. The men’s road race will start in Øygarden, with the sea and the beautiful coastal landscape as a backdrop. The setting will give the crowds, the racers and, not least,

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What’s on in Bergen 2017

Concerts | Festivals | Theatre | Trade Fairs | Markets | Activities Jan. – June and Aug. – Dec. Weekly concerts with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Grieg Hall, Thursdays – www.harmonien.no Jan. – Dec.

Weekly jazz concerts, Fridays spring and autumn, USF Verftet – www.bergenjazzforum.no

02.02 – 01.04 04.02 – 10.03 08.02 – 12.02 28.02

Show with Christine Hope: ‘Hope, skulder, kne og tå’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no Theatre: ‘Hamlet’, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no Bergen International Whisky & Beer Festival, Scandic Bergen City – www.thetastingroom.no Elvis Costello concert, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no

03.03 – 07.03 08.03 – 12.03 23.03 – 20.05 24.03 – 26.03

Luther festival – ‘Et nådens år’, Luther in Bergen, Festplassen – www.reformasjonsbyen.no Borealis – festival of experimental music, Bergen city centre – www.borealisfestival.no Theatre: ‘Jeppe på Bjerget’, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no Wellbeing Festival, the Grieg Hall – www.altnett.no

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MARCH

25.03 – 31.03 Opera: ‘Il Turco in Italia’, the Grieg Hall – www.bno.no 28.04 – 23.08 29.04

Theatre: ‘Engler over Møhlenpris’, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no Bergen City Marathon, city centre – www.bergencitymarathon.no

01.05 – 30.09 03.05 – 07.05 06.05 07.05 10.05 – 12.05 10.05 – 24.06 12.05 17.05 23.05 – 21.12

Lunch concerts at Troldhaugen, Troldhaugen – www.troldhaugen.no Humorfest – comedy festival, city centre – www.humorfest.no Ulriken Opp – uphill race, Ulriken – www.ulrikenopp.no MC spring meeting, city centre – www.rollingthundermc.no Nordic Media Festival, city centre – www.mediedager.no Theatre: ‘Familien som kunne snakke om alt’, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no The Handsome Family concert, Garage – www.bergenlive.no Constitution Day: celebrations in the city centre – www.17-mai.no Theatre: ‘Albert & Anna’, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no

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MAY

24.05 – 07.06 Bergen International Festival, city centre – www.fib.no 26.05 – 04.06 28.05

Night Jazz, USF Verftet – www.nattjazz.no The 4 and 7 mountains hike, mountains around Bergen – www.bergenoghordalandturlag.no

01.06 02.06 05.06 – 18.06 07.06 – 09.06 08.06 10.06 10.06

Bergen Mountain Marathon, Montana – www.bergenfjellmaraton.no JUNE Bjørgvin Marknad – Viking and Medieval Festival, Hordamuseet – www.bjorgvinmarknad.no MINI MIDI MAXI – theatre festival for children and young people, city centre – www.teatersenter.no/mmm Eggstockfestivalen – music festival for new bands, Det Akademiske Kvarter – www.eggstock.no Gabriel Iglesias – FluffyMania World Tour, the Grieg Hall – www.stageway.no Torgdagen market day in Bergen, Torget – www.torgdagenibergen.com Bergen – Voss bike race – www.bergenvoss.no 14.06 – 17.06 Bergenfest – music festival, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenfest.no

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18.06 – 03.09 19.06 – 24.08 21.06 29.06 – 02.07

Evening concerts at Troldhaugen (Sundays), Troldhaugen – www.troldhaugen.no Grieg in Bergen – series of concerts, Korskirken church – www.grieginbergen.com Sting concert, Plenen, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no BergenCup – handball tournament, Varden – www.Bergencup.no

04.07 End of July 28.07 – 05.08

The Weeknd + Bryson Tiller concert, Koengen, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no

04.08 11.08 11.08 – 12.08 Mid-August 12.08 – 17.09 17.08 19.08 20.08 24.08 – 02.09 25.08 – 27.08 26.08

Robbie Williams concert, Koengen, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Kurt Nilsen concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Osfest – music festival, Os – www.osfest.no Nordic Ocean Sport Week, Austrheim – www.havsportveka.no Kystsogevekene – coastal culture festival, Hordaland – www.kystsogevekene.no Highasakite concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Coastman Norway – triathlon, Øygarden – www.coastmannorway.com Bjørn West march, Matre – www.bjornwest.no Show with Anne Kat. Hærland: ‘Gudbedre’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no Oseana Kammerfest – chamber music festival, Os – www.grieginbergen.com Marcus & Martinus concert, Bergenhus Festning – www.bergenlive.no

01.09 – 03.09 Primo sept. 01.09 – 03.09 08.09 09.09

The Knarvikmila run, Knarvik – www.knarvikmila.no Bergen Beer Festival, Skostredet/Vågsbunnen – www.bergenolfestival.no Bergen Food Festival, city centre – www.matfest.no Culture Night in Bergen, city centre – www.kulturnatt-bergen.no Trolljegerprøven – Terrain obstacle course – www.trolljeger.no

JULY

Bergen Spillfestival – games festival, city centre – www.bergensjakk.no/bergen_spillfestival.no AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

16.09 – 24.09 UCI Road World Championships, Bergen – www.bergen2017.no 20.09 – 01.10 21.09 – 28.10

Forskningsdagene research festival, city centre – www.forskningsdagene.no Show with Marit Voldsæter – ‘Null i biologi’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no 26.9 – 04.10 BIFF – Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen Kino – www.biff.no

29.09 – 30.09 29.09 – 01.10 30.09 – 01.10

Stoltzeklevien Opp – uphill race, Stoltzekleiven – www.stoltzen.no Bergen Knitting Festival, Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum – www.bergenstrikkefestival.com Miniature Railway Fair, Turnhallen – www.mjmessen.no

13.10 1910 – 26.10 24.10 – 29.10

The Hollies concert, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Meteor – performing arts festival, city centre – www-bit-teatergarasjen.no Bergen kirkeautunnale – church art and music festival, city centre – www.kirkemusikkibergen.no

10.11 – 12.11 23.11 – 14.12

Raptus – Bergen Comics Festival, city centre – www.raptus.no Christmas concerts with Jan Eggum, Madam Felle – www.stageway.no

02.12

Bergens Tidendes Festival of Lights – switching on of the Christmas tree lights, Lille Lungegårdsvann lake, city centre – www.bt.no DECEMBER The world’s biggest gingerbread town, city centre – www.facebook.com/pepperkakebyen Christmas concerts with Kurt Nilsen, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no

Desember 21.12 – 22.12

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Fløyen

Sightseeing Bergen is famous for its unique charm and atmosphere – exploring the city is a must. We hear the same thing every year. Visitors from all over the world have just one complaint when they leave: that their stay didn’t last longer. Bergen’s diversity makes it unique and difficult to categorise. A stroll through its old streets and alleyways, along the old wharf at Bryggen and the Fish Market and a trip up to one of the seven mountains are wonderful experiences in themselves. Several guided tours are available, on foot or by coach, by sightseeing train or by boat. Several of the sightseeing tours include visits to attractions in and outside the city centre. Book your own guide to get more out of the experience. You decide yourself what you want to focus on and what attractions you would like to see. Let one of our authorised guides show you the best the region has to offer. They know the attractions, the history, the anecdotes and the most beautiful sights. Why not see Bergen and the coast from the air? See Norway’s magnificent scenery close up from a helicopter. The variation between fjords, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers is dramatic.

EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN WITH THE BERGEN CARD Buy the Bergen Card if you want to explore Bergen on your own. With the card, you have free or discounted admission to museums, attractions, sightseeing, cultural events, bus travel, parking and more. The card is yet another reason to extend your stay and it is a practical and reasonable way to explore the city and the region. Bergen is also known as The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. Using Bergen as your base, you can go on various tours. The city, the coast and the fjords in our region offer the ideal combination of nature, culture and activities that will give you an experience you’ll never forget. BOOK ONLINE OR AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION Many activities can be booked online. You can also buy tickets for fjord tours and sightseeing at the Tourist Information, which is open until 22 in summer. GUIDE COMPANIES Book your own guide: BERGEN BY EXPERT, (+47) 55 70 60 88 – bergenbyexpert.no BERGEN GUIDE SERVICE, (+47) 55 30 10 60 – bergenguideservice.no BERGEN TOUR GUIDES, (+47) 907 85 952 – info@bergentourguides.no RUSSIAN GUIDE, Lidia Kleiberg – (+47) 906 90 152 –kleiberg.ru

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Also open during the winter season

THE AQUARIUM FERRY – M/F Vågen The historical ferry M/F Vågen sails from the Fish Market (at the corner of Zachariasbryggen restaurant house) to the Aquarium every day.

Vågen Færjeselskap AS, Lodin Leppsgate 2B, NO-5003 Bergen

From 10-18 during the period 19 May to 31 August 2017.

NOK

(+47) 952 28 715

50 30 and senior citizens Return 80/50 A return ticket on M/F Vågen gives you a 20% discount at the Aquarium.

Terje.skjelbred@kjs.no

BERGEN BIKE RENT Bergen is a charming city, which is easy to explore by bike. You are guaranteed new bikes and top equipment at Bergen Bike Rent. On a bike, you get a fantastic opportunity to see Bergen at its best. The minimum hire period is two hours.

May to Sept.: 8.00–17.00 Outside season: Contact Booking

NOK 100 per hour (min. 2 hours)

300 Half-day (4 hours) 500 Whole day (8 hours) 2 or more days – on request

Equipment: Bike – Helmet – Map – Bag – Tools – Lock.

Bontelabo 2, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 410 68 000

post@bergenbikerent.no

bergenbikerent.no

BERGEN FOOD TOURS Become a Bergen insider on these one-of-a-kind adventures and experience some of the best food and drink Bergen has to offer! If your interests are food, art, or craft beer we have a tour for you!

NOK Pricing, exact start times, and bookings

Join us for a bite of Bergen you’ll never forget! Bradbenken 1

(+47) 960 44 892

info@bergenfoodtours.com

Daily guided tours available starting from 10:30. Tour duration between 3-4 hours. Private tours and group events can also be arranged. Email for details. made available via bergenfoodtours.com

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BERGEN GUIDESERVICE Our authorised guides, who speak 20 different languages altogether, are more than happy to show you around Bergen. We tailor tours to suit your needs, all year round. Scheduled city walks: Saturdays 6 May–16 September 14.00–16.00 (Norwegian and English). Start: Holmedalsgården 4, behind the Christmas house at Bryggen)

Holmedalsgården 4

(+47) 55 30 10 60

info@bergenguideservice.no

Office: 9.00–15.00 (Monday-Friday) Scheduled city walks:

NOK

140 p.p. Children under 10 free

bergenguideservice.no

BERGEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES: TRADE, CHURCH AND KING – on foot Come on a tour of Bergen in the Middle Ages. We start with the earliest traces of trading activity at Bryggens Museum and then move on to St Mary’s Church, which has the most beautiful Medieval decor in Norway. We finish at Rosenkrantz Tower, which was once the residence of the Norwegian Kings and is now an interesting Renaissance castle. Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 30

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1 June-31 Aug. Monday-Friday At 14.00 in English Duration 1 ½ hours Starts at Bryggens Museum NOK

125 children under 16 free


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BRYGGEN GUIDING – on foot

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Meeting Point Bryggen is the starting point for guided walks from Bryggen Museum among the old wooden buildings at Bryggen to the Hansatic Museum.

1.6.-31.8.: Daily: 10 (German) 11 and 12 (English) 13 (Norwegian) Duration: 1 1/2 h

Meeting point at Bryggens Museum. NOK Meetingpoint Bryggen, Bryggens Museum, Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 30

150

under 16 free

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BERGEN SEGWAY Choose us, and you will get to see Bergen in a way that no one else can show you. We show you the fantastic attractions in the centre of Bergen and up Fjellveien road where you can see the whole of Bergen from the mountainside. Safe indoor training is included in all our tours. Bergen’s original Segway® tour operator. Bontelabo 2, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 471 471 00

contact@bergensegway.no

1.3-31.10 Daily guided tours: 10.00, 12.30, 15.00, 17.15, 18.30 and 21.00. NOK 645 / 495 bergensegway.no

SEGWAY TOURS BERGEN Bergen’s only authorised Segway tour operator. Join us on a different and exciting tour of the city. This unique guided tour takes you on an entertaining round trip to historical buildings and fantastic viewpoints. This is a fun ‘forwardlooking’ experience you’ll remember for years to come!

(+47) 471 471 11

post@segwaybooking.no

Daily guided tours: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 (Private tours can also be arranged at different times)

NOK From 495 to 650, duration – 1 to 2 hours. Participants must be 16 or over

segwaybooking.no

RAILWAY MUSEUM / OLD STEAM TRAIN Steam train running on the 18 km line between Garnes and Midttun. At Garnes station there is a Railway Museum, station café and souvenir shop. The museum has a Norwegian-built steam locomotive from 1913, teak carriages, a complete station environment with engine shed and turntable, at a country station near Bergen. Garnes Station

11.6-10.9: Sun. from Garnes 11.30 and 14.30 From Midttun 12.30 and 15.30

NOK

180

90 Fam. 450

(+47) 940 53 037

With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings. See pages 44-47. PLAN & BOOK:

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BERGEN AQUARIUM

BRYGGEN - THE WHARF

MOUNT FLØYEN

The bus takes you around Bergen passing many famous attractions and places to visit on the way, including: Bryggen, The Fish Market, Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Museum, The Grieg Hall, The funicular-Mount Føyen and many others. Explore Bergen at your own pace. Simply hop on and off at any of the stops. The bus leaves every half hour during season 02. May - 15. Sept.

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FISH MARKET

Fares and tickets Adult: NOK 200 / Child: NOK 150 / Family*: NOK 600 Including ticket to the Fløibanen Funicular (past the queue) Adult: NOK 280 / Child: NOK 200 / Family*: NOK 750 Tickets with Bergen Card™ Adult: NOK 150 / Child: NOK 100

We accept Euro and every major creditcard *2 adults + 2 children

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Book online: www.citysightseeing-bergen.com

Our fleet of coaches is modern and of the highest standard. We offer package deals where passengers can combine tours by coach, limousine and even boat.

(+47) 48 10 31 00 or (+47) 56 30 99 80, post@osbuss.no

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The way to experience our fascinating country in a top-notch way

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Aurlandsfjorden


THE WORLD’S BEST DESTINATION

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National Geographic Traveler has ranked the Norwegian fjords as the world’s best destination. With its unique location halfway between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, Bergen is the best starting point for exploring the fjords. It is no accident that the fjords in our region have been inscribed on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List.

Gateway to the Fjords The fjords are the biggest attraction in Scandinavia. Bergen is the gateway to the fjords and the best starting point for exploring a region visitors come from all over the world to see. Bergen is in a unique situation halfway between the two biggest fjords in Western Norway – the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord and it also has a fantastic coastline with thousands of large and small islands. Bergen has a vibrant cultural scene as well as being the ideal place for those looking for active experiences. The island archipelago is an open invitation to the fjords that cut through the landscape, creating majestic and richly contrasting scenery. Here, waterfalls cascade down mountainsides to which small farms cling perilously, and the tallest mountaintops have a permanent covering of snow. It is no accident that the fjords in our region have been inscribed on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List. With its unique location halfway between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, Bergen is the best starting point for nature experiences. Small, picturesque villages line the fjords, and out by the ocean small fishing villages seem to cling precariously to the rocky shore. From gentle and mild to rough and wild – this is a land of contrasts. And all of it is authentic and natural, and easy to get to from Bergen.

Nature is not just a visual experience. Many active outdoor pursuits are available for those looking to explore this landscape at close hand. Cycling alongside the fjord or beside the Flåm Railway, kayaking on narrow fjord arms, a mountain walk to Trolltunga rock and skiing on glaciers are just a few of the possibilities available to you if you want to experience really close up. Everything is within easy reach. With Bergen as your base, you can get to even the innermost reaches of the fjords and back again in one day. You can take day trips and round trips from Bergen to the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, which also includes the Nærøyfjord, featured on the World Heritage List. Or to the Hardangerfjord, also known as the Queen of the Norwegian fjords. You can also experience fjords, mountains and waterfalls on a three-hour Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen, which runs all year. We strongly recommend a round trip along the coast to explore the coastal culture. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information, among other places, or from visitBergen.com.

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The fjords are the biggest attraction in Scandinavia. From Bergen you can take day trips or round trips to the Sognefjord, for example – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, which also includes the Nærøyfjord, featured on the World Heritage list. Or the Hardangerfjord, also known as the Queen of the Norwegian fjords. We also recommend a round trip along the coast to explore the coastal culture. Some tours combine travel by boat, train and bus. They all start in and return to Bergen and last from half a day to a day. Some of them can be extended to include one or more overnight stays en route. Period

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Departure time

All year

Daily

06.52, 08.43, 09.59 and 12.56 train

All year

Mon-Fri

08.50 boat

01.05-30.09

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13.05-03.09

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7,5 t

Rosendal

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11.00 boat

7,5 t

Rosendal

36

Daily (May: Tue-Sun)

08.50 boat

7,5 t

Fjord cruise to the Baroniet in Rosendal

36

All year

Daily

10.00 and 14.00 boat

3t

Fjord cruise Bergen – Mostraumen Book online on visitBergen.com

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July and Aug.

Thur., Fri. and Sat.

18.00 boat

3 t.

Fjord cruise Bergen – Mostraumen Book online on visitBergen.com

34

01.05-30.9

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08.00 boat or 06.52, 08.43 and 09.59 train

Sognefjord in a nutshell Book online on visitBergen.com

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07.25 bus, connecting with boat in Norheimsund

Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord

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Hardanger in a nutshell Bestill online på visitBergen.com

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2 days or more

Hardanger in a nutshell & Rosendal Bestill online på visitBergen.com

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08.00 and 16.30 boat

Through the Magic Streams of Skjerjehamn

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Daily

08.00 boat

12,5 t

Glacier tour to Fjærland

39

26.06-20.08

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07.25 bus

12 t

Summer skiing on Folgefonna glacier

26.06-20.08

Daily

07.25 bus

12 t

Guided glacier hiking on Folgefonna

02.05-31.08

Daily

07.25 bus

12 t

Cycle tours along the Hardangerfjord

19.06-01.09

Mon-Fri

08.00 boat

12,5 t

Island hopping to Solund, Bulandet and Værlandet

01.04-24.09

Daily

06.51 train

9-14 t

Norway Active – Roundtrips for Active People

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10-12 t

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Norway in a nutshell®

From NOK per person

Experience Norway's most popular tour

11380,440

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus & boat More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: All year Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station

Tour highlights • The scenic Bergen Railway • The breathtaking Flåm Railway • Fjord cruise on the world famous Nærøyfjord (UNESCO) and the magnificent Aurlandsfjord • Bus tour down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May-September)

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Flåm Myrdal

Voss

Bergen

Oslo

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Sognefjord in a nutshell

From NOK per person

King of the fjords

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train & boat More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: May – September Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station

Tour highlights • The beautiful coastal archipelago outside of Bergen • Extensive fjord cruise on the Sognefjord with amazing mountain scenery and waterfalls diving into the fjord • Europe’s top scenic Railway journeys; the Bergen Railway and the breathtaking Flåm Railway

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Balestrand Leikanger Flåm Myrdal Voss

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Fjord tours

Hardangerfjord in a nutshell Calm and beautiful dramatic and rough From NOK per person

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus, boat & sightseeing More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: May – September Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station

Tour highlights • The scenic Bergen Railway • Bus trip through scenic western mountain terrain, fruit and farmland by the fjord • Fjord cruise on the stunning Hardangerfjord

Voss

Bergen

• Sightseeing trip to the Vøringsfossen waterfall and Hardangervidda Nature Centre • The delightful little village of Ulvik

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Norheimsund

Ulvik Eidfjord

Lofthus

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Hardangerfjord in a nutshell & Rosendal From coast to the inner fjords From NOK per person

Combine this tour with a hiking trip to Trolltunga in Odda!

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus, boat & sightseeing More route alternatives available Duration: 2 days or more Daily: May – September Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station

Tour highlights • Costal fjord cruise and fjord cruise on the stunning Hardangerfjord • Bus trip through scenic western mountain terrain, fruit and farmland by the fjord Bergen • Sightseeing trip to the Vøringsfossen waterfall and Hardangervidda Nature Centre • The delightful little village of Ulvik

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Ulvik Eidfjord Vøringsfossen Waterfall

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Fjord tours

Everybody loves the view. On the fjords.

Fjord Cruise Bergen-Mostraumen DEEP FJORDS, SHEER MOUNTAINS, MIGHTY WATERFALLS AND POWERFUL CURRENTS! 3 hours

Zachariasbryggen by the Fish Market

All year*

Daily

10:00/14:00

July and August

Thursday to Saturday

18:00

Adults NOK 550 | Children 4-15 years NOK 350 | Free if under 4 years | Family ticket NOK 1500 (2 adults + up to 4 children)

Bergen Card benefits: 20% discount on adult and children’s ticket.

*Except 1 January, 24-25 December.

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This spectacular tour from Bergen takes you up the 27-kilometer long Osterfjorden in Hordaland province. Innermost in that deep fjord is Modalen, the second smallest municipality in Norway with about 380 residents. Underway, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains as we bring you safely through the strong currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait. You’ll also see waterfalls that can give your face a really refreshing shower at times of peak water flow! We sail our bow right up to a waterfall to catch a bucket of ice-cold mountain water for you to sample before turning back in Modalen and retracing our route through the magnificent landscape. During the winter season, ice sometimes forms in Osterfjorden and in toward Mostraumen, making it impossible to follow our regular route. In the event of ice blockage, our crew will adapt the cruise to the best route possible so you can still be awed by the fjords, mountains and unforgettable winter landscape!


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Hardangerord and Rosendal Package trip from Bergen, Flesland and Os

The Manor House from 1665 between fjord, glacier, mountains and waterfalls

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from NOK per person incl. lunch 7,5 hour tour with a 3,5 hour stop in Rosendal. Included in the price: Boat cruise from Os/Flesland/Bergen to Rosendal Admission to Rosendal Garden, Baroniet Rosendal. Renaissance rosegarden, romantic landscape park, Kitchen & Herb garden. Guided tour inside the Manor House from 1665 Admission to the art exhibition in the Wine Cellar A two-course hot lunch in the Greenhouse with fresh produce from local farmers and the Kitchen & Herb garden. Daily departures: May-September More information and tickets: www.baroniet.no, Bergen Tourist Information and Strandkaiterminalen. The tour can be extended with an overnight stay: tel. +47 53 48 29 99 / info@baroniet.no

Everybody loves the shortest route. On the fjords.

Hardangerfjordekspressen is the shortest route between Bergen and Hardanger. You can join one of our daily departures from Bergen to Rosendal, all year round. If you are visiting Hardanger or Trolltunga, the tour starts with Rødne Fjord Cruise. Tel: +47 51 89 52 70, e-mail: mail@rodne.no

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Round trips for active people!

Bike ride the City of Bergen!

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TRAVEL THE ”KING OF FJORDS” TO FLÅM Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, the Sognefjord, is located in the middle of Fjord Norway and stretches right into the foot of Jotunheimen and Jostedalen national park. Travel like the locals.

Bergen-Flåm roundtrip

Bergen-Flåm one-way

Child/senior/students 830 NOK

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FJORDCRUISE ON THE HARDANGERFJORD Experience many beautiful villages and settlements encircled by majestic mountains. If you take the trip in May and June, you may also see the fruit trees in full blossom. In Eidfjord you have ca. 3 hours to explore by yourself.

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Book your tickets at norled.no /// Strandkaiterminalen, Bergen /// Turistinformasjonen, Bergen

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THROUGH THE MAGIC STREAMS TO SKJERJEHAMN Go on a fantastic half-day trip from Bergen to Skjerjehamn through streams and spectacular waters close to land. Spend ca 50 minutes ashore with a waffle and coffee (included) before returning to Bergen.

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GLACIER TOUR, FJÆRLAND To Balestrand through wonderful coastal landscape on ”the King of fjords” Sognefjorden. Onwards up to the Norwegian Glacier Museum where a close encounter with the Bøyabreen, a branch of the Jostedalsbreen is included.

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Bergenhus Fortress – Koengen

Culture and experiences A World Heritage City and European City of Culture. A city buzzing with life – all year round! Bergen was European City of Culture in 2000. Today, the Bergen region has a unique breadth of culture and experiences to offer. Every day, it is possible to choose between revues and theatre, dance performances, shows and international concerts featuring top-class international performers. Search our events calendar at www.visitBergen.com to find an event to suit your interests.

Bergen, City of Wooden Houses, has a distinctive charm that is ideal for exploring on foot – a great way to meet the locals on their home ground. And the city has more to offer. Take a trip up to one of Bergen’s seven mountains, which have great walking trails and fantastic views of the city, the surrounding mountains, the fjords and the ocean beyond. Walks in the city mountains vary from easy to more demanding. Ask for a map at the Tourist Information. The Fish Market is right in the heart of the city, and the Hanseatic wharf at Bryggen with its old wooden buildings is also very central.

The Bergen region has more than 60 highly varied attractions. There are great opportunities for young people, adults, children and families who want to explore local traditions and history.

Join one of our guided tours, by bus, on foot or by boat. To tempt you to prolong your stay and improve your experience of the city, we highly recommend the Bergen Card for culture and experiences.

Bergen’s Art Street has collections featuring unique treasures from Norway and abroad, both past and present.

If you are coming as a family with children, we have gathered all the relevant attractions, including the Aquarium, the Funicular, Vannkanten Waterworld and VilVite Science Centre on the website www.BarnasBergen.no

Bergen, Music City – always a concert to suit your taste. The Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen, the home of this worldfamous composer, is a well-known venue for visitors from far and wide. The city also has a number of concert venues, ranging from small clubs to outdoor arenas and the region’s flagship concert hall, the Grieg Hall, home to Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2015, and in the autumn British conductor Ed Gardner took over as the orchestra’s chief conductor.

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Transport to the attractions outside Bergen, see page 68 SIGHTSEEING108 The Aquarium Ferry ................................................................................ 22 Bergen Bike Rent .................................................................................... 22 Bergen Food Tours ................................................................................. 22 Bergen Guide Service ............................................................................. 22 Bergen in the middle ages ..................................................................... 22 Bryggen Guiding ..................................................................................... 23 Bergen Segway ....................................................................................... 23 Segway Tours Bergen ............................................................................. 23 Railway Museum & The old steam train ............................................... 23 MUSEUMS – BRYGGEN (the Wharf)108 Bryggens Museum .................................................................................. 49 Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene .................................................... 49 Haakon’s Hall .......................................................................................... 49 St Mary’s Church, Guided tours ............................................................. 49 Rosenkrantz Tower ................................................................................. 49 MUSEUMS – ART GALLELRIES STREET108 Private Art galleries ............................................................................... 52 Bergen Contemporary Art Centre ......................................................... 53 KODE: Art Museum of Bergen ................................................................ 53 Kraft ......................................................................................................... 53 S12 Gallery and Workshop ..................................................................... 53 Stiftelsen 3,14 ......................................................................................... 53 MUSEUMS – MUSIC CITY108 Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen ..................................................... 57 Harald Sæverud Museum, Siljustøl ....................................................... 57 Lysøen and Ole Bulls villa ...................................................................... 57 MUSEUMS – WOODEN HOUSES108 Alvøen Manor .......................................................................................... 58 Damsgård Country Mansion ................................................................... 58 Fantoft Stave Church .............................................................................. 58 Old Bergen Museum ............................................................................... 58

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The Bergen Card The practical and reasonable way to explore Bergen, the City of Culture. With the Bergen Card in your pocket, you travel free on Light Rail and buses in the city and the Region. You get free or discounted admission to museums and attractions, as well as many cultural events, various sightseeing tours, restaurants and parking. Start the day with one of our many sightseeing tours that give you an introduction to what Bergen has to offer. The Bergen Card gives you admission to attractions in the city centre as well as other attractions further out. Bergen has many museums, some with unique art treasures and others that show

Buy online on visitBergen.com the breadth of the city’s historical heritage. Take a trip up to Mt. Fløyen and enjoy the view of the city, the fjord and the ocean. See seals, penguins, crocodiles and snakes close up at the aquarium and explore the world of science and technology with your family at the science centre. Round off the day with a meal and a cultural event at one of the city’s many venues.


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Bergen Card – Benefits

WHERE TO USE THE BERGEN CARD

MUSEUMS / SIGHTS Alvøen Manor Bergen Aquarium - 1.3.-31.10. 1.11.-28.2. Bergen Contemporary Art Centre – Bergens Kunsthall Bergen Maritime Museum Bergen Science Centre - VilVite 24.06.-13.08. 14.08-23.06 Bjørn West Museum Bryggens Museum Damsgård Country Mansion Fantoft Stave Church Fjell Fort Fløibanen Funicular - 1.05.-30.09.* 1.10.-30.04.* Hanseatic Museum (only Oct-April) Combination ticket Hanseatic Museum, Schøtstuene and Norwegian Fisheries Museum incl shuttle bus. (May-Sept only) Heathland centre at Lygra Herdla Museum Hordamuseet Håkon’s Hall KODE – Art Museums of Bergen • Lysverket • Stenersen • Rasmus Meyer Collection • West Norway Museum of Decorative Art ** Leprosy museum; St. George’s hospital Lysøen island and Ole Bull’s villa North Sea Traffic Museum Norwegian Fisheries Museum Beffen Ferry from Vågen to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum (return) Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum Old Bergen Museum Osterøy Museum Rosenkrantz Tower School Museum/Holberg Museum ** Siljustøl, home of Harald Sæverud St. Mary Church The Costal Museum in Øygarden Troldhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg Ulriken Cable Car incl. Ulriken Express Bus University Museum of Bergen • Cultural History Collections • Natural History Museum** Western Norway Emigration Centre ENTERTAINMENT Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday concerts and some Fridays Bergen International Theatre (BIT) Bergen Jazzforum Bergen Cinema Concerts in Troldsalen –Sundays at 18, 18.6.-3.9 incl. bus return fare with guiding Den Nationale Scene performances at DNS, except musicals and children’s play Grieg in Bergen Concert Serie Follow visitBergen on

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ENTERTAINMENT Lunch Concerts in Troldsalen (Troldhaugen) Daily at 13, 1.5-30.9 Lunch Concerts in Troldsalen (Troldhaugen) Daily at 13, 1.5-30.9 incl. bus return fare The Norwegian Navy Band

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RESTAURANTS Cafe Opera Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

10 % discount on food and drinks 5 course menu to the price of 3 course menu 10 % discount on food 15 % discount on food 10 % discount on food 10 % discount on food and drinks 10 % discount on food

Fish Me Kippers USF bar og kafé Kaffistova Pingvinen TGI Friday`s SHOPPING Audhild Viken og Julehuset (the Christmas House) TRANSPORT / BUSES IN BERGEN Scheduled buses and Bergen Light Rail - SKYSS Valid to/from: Bergen-Sotra-Fjell-Sund-Øygarden-AskøyOsterøy-Lindås-Meland-Radøy-Os Including the boat to/from Askøy Airport Express Coach CAR RENTAL Avis Bilutleie (rental from office in city centre or Bergen airport Flesland) Hertz Bilutleie (rental from Kanalveien Office) PARKING ByGarasjen multi-storey car park

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Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

Bryggen – a world heritage site The very first buildings in Bergen were built alongside the wharf called Bryggen, which has been a lively and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes.

Bryggen was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 11th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the changing times. Bryggen is part of our common cultural heritage and is inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. To stroll through Bryggen’s narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era. Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city. Today, there are more than 20 attractions in the Bryggen area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress. There are many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts.


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BRYGGENS MUSEUM

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A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations 1.9.-14.5.: Mon-Fri 11-15 of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations of the oldest buildings Sat-Sun 12-16 in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 10-16 inscriptions etc. illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages. Temporary exhibitions. NOK 80 free Stud. 40 Museum shop, film and café. Closed 14.-16.4., 1. and 17.5., With the Bergen Card: free 22.-26.12., 31.12. and 1.1.18. Other prices for special events

Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 30/47 97 95 85

post@bymuseet.no

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THE HANSEATIC MUSEUM AND SCHØTSTUENE – Museum Vest This building dating from 1704 is one of the oldest and best-preserved buildings at Bryggen, and the only one to have kept its original Hanseatic interior. Here, you can see how the German merchants lived in Bergen between 1360 and 1754. The Schøtstuene assembly rooms and kitchen are where the Hanseatic merchants had a school, and held ceremonies and feasts. Museum shop and café corner. May to Sept.: Joint ticket for the Hanseatic Museum, Schøtstuene and the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, including shuttle bus. Oct-April 20% discount.

Bryggen

(+47) 53 00 61 10

hanseatisk@museumvest.no

The Hanseatic Museum: 1.10–30.4: Daily 11–15 / 1.5–31.5: Daily 9–17 1.6–31.8: Daily 9–18 / 1.9–30.9: Daily 9–17 Schøtstuene: 1.10–30.4: Sun. 11–15 / 1.5–31.5: Daily 10–17 1.6–31.8: Daily 10–18 / 1.9–30.9: Daily 10–17

NOK

150 50 Students 130. Winter: 100 free Students 80. Closed 17 May and 24-26 December

museumvest.no

HÅKON’S HALL Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. Guided tours from 24 June to 15 August at 10.00 and 14.00 in English, at 11.00 in Norwegian, and on request. Groups on request all year. Bergenhus

(+47) 47 97 95 77/55 30 80 30

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15.5.-15.9.: Daily 10-16 16.9.-14.5.: Daily 12-15. Closed 9-17.4, 1 and 17.5, 24.5-8.7, 21.12. 2017 – 1.1. 2018. Also closed on special occasions. Rosenkrantz Tower will be open instead.

NOK

80 free Stud. 40 With the Bergen Card: free NOK 20 extra for guided tour

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ST MARY’S CHURCH – GUIDED TOURS St Mary’s Church is the oldest existing building in Bergen. Its architectural style indicates that it was probably built between 1130 and 1170. St Mary’s Church was used by the Hanseatic merchants from 1408, and services were held in German until the middle of the 19th century.

1 June to 31 August Monday – Friday Norwegian 15.00 English 15.30 Tickets for sale in St Mary’s Church NOK

Dreggsallm.

(+47) 55 30 80 30

maria.kirken@kirken.no

75 children under 16 free

bergendomkirke.no

ROSENKRANTZ TOWER – Bergen City Museum Rosenkrantz Tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergenhus, Erik Rosenkrantz, as a residence and fortified tower. Two earlier building were incorporated in the tower: King Magnus the Lawmender’s keep from about 1270 and Jørgen Hanssøn’s defence structure from about 1520. Guided tours from 24 June to 15 August at 10.00 and 14.00 in English and at 11.00 in Norwegian, and on request. Groups on request all year.

Bergenhus Fortress

(+47) 47 97 95 78/55 30 80 30

post@bymuseet.no

15.5.-15.9.: Daily 09-16 16.9.-14.5.: Sun. 12-15 Closed 9-17 April, 1 and 17 May, 21 Dec. 2017 to 1 Jan. 2018

NOK

80 free Students 40 With the Bergen Card: free NOK 20 extra for guided tour

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Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

WELCOME TO BERGEN CITY MUSEUM EXPERIENCE BERGEN AS IT WAS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

15.05 to 31.08: Daily 9.00–16.00 – Experience Living Museum Adults NOK 100,- / students NOK 50,Children free. (Special rates apply for events) 01.05 to 14.05 and 01.09 to 17.09: Daily 10.00–15.00 (Limited access to the houses) Adults NOK 50,- / students NOK 25,Children free (Special rates apply for events) Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 47 97 95 76

Photo: Tove Breistein

Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed 19th century town. It consists of around 50 wooden houses and is a picturesque tribute to what Bergen was like in times past. Meet actors who bring history to life.

Restaurant Gamle Bergen Tracteursted 01.06 to 31.08: Daily 12-17, Mondays closed

Bergenhus Fortress is one of the oldest and best preserved fortresses in Norway. The Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower are situated in the fortress grounds. The Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old. It was built by King Håkon Håkonson as a royal residence and banquet hall. The Rosenkrantz Tower is regarded as the most important Renaissance monument in Norway. Visit the 19th century dungeon, and enjoy the view from up on the roof afterwards.

Photo: GSfoto.no

BERGENHUS FORTRESS

15.05 to 15.09: Håkon’s Hall, daily 10.00-16.00 Rosenkrantz Tower, daily 9.00-16.00 16.09 to 14.05: Håkon’s Hall, daily 12.00-15.00 Rosenkrantz Tower, Sun 12.00-15.00

Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30 Extra fee for guided tours NOK 20,-

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Adults NOK 80,- / stud. NOK 40,- / children free (Special rates apply for events)


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– DISCOVER HISTORIC BERGEN See p.. 44-47

WALKING TOURS OF BRYGGEN The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen is inscribed on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List. Bryggen Guiding offers daily walking tours – from Bryggens Museum to the Hanseatic Museum. 01.06 to 31.08: 10.00 (German), 11.00 and 12.00 (English) and 13.00 (Norwegian). Tours last around 1 1/2 hours. Adults NOK 150,- / children under 16 free Meeting point and tickets at Bryggens Museum. Your tickets also gives you admission to Bryggens Museum, the Schøtstuene Assembly Rooms and the Hanseatic Museum on the same day. Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30

BRYGGENS MUSEUM Bryggens Museum is built on top of the remains of the earliest buildings at Bryggen, and it gives you an impression of what life was like in medieval Bergen. 01.09 - 14.05: Mon.–Fri. 11.00–15.00 Sat.–Sun. 12.00-16.00 15.05 - 31.08: Daily 10.00-16.00 Adults NOK 80,- / stud. NOK 40,- / children free Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30 Museum café Gullskoen

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Museums – Art Gallery Street

Bergen’s Art Street Bergen has an impressive collection of unique Norwegian and international art treasures ranging from the classical to the contemporary. The collections are housed in a row of galleries lining the picturesque Lille Lungegårdsvann lake in the heart of the city. Permanent and changing exhibitions

throughout the year. Major collections of Munch, Tidemand and Gude, Picasso, Miró and Astrup as well as contemporary art, and KunstLab, a children’s art museum, can be found at the KODE art museums. In this area you’ll also find Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen Contemporary Art Centre), where you can experience contemporary art, performances, and more. There are also several good places to eat on Bergen’s art street.

Private Art Galleries GALLERI ALLMENNINGEN – Vetrlidsallmenningen 8 (C4), (+47) 41 45 96 99 – www.galleriallmenningen.no GALLERI NYGATEN – Nygaten 7 (D4), (+47) 920 84 612 – www.gallerinygaten.no


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Bergen Kunsthall is a contemporary art center, concert Kunsthallen, NO. 5 & INK Tue-Sun 11-17 venue, book shop, bar and café with more than 200 events Thu 11-20 (free 17-20) and 12 exhibitions a year. It consists of the Kunsthall, Kafé: Mon-Sun 11-17 NO. 5 and Upstairs spaces, Landmark, our bar, café and Bar: Mon-Sun See programme or website nightclub, and the book shop “Motto at Bergen Kunsthall”. Tours every Sunday at 2 pm. NOK 50 free Stud. 25 Senior 25 With the Bergen Card: free

Rasmus Meyers allé 5

(+47) 940 15 050

bergen@kunsthall.no

kunsthall.no

KODE (1-4) Visit one of the biggest art museums in the Nordic region, housed in four buildings in the heart of Bergen. The museum features masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso and J.C. Dahl. Kunstlab, the museum’s very own section for children, houses a workshop and exhibition. This year, KODE 1 is reopening following renovations. Don’t miss this gem of a building dating from 1896, filled with new exhibits of objects, and a restaurant and museum shop. One ticket for all buildings (KODE 1-4)

Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 7 og 9

(+47) 53 00 97 04

15.5.-15.9.: Daily KODE 3: 10-18 KODE 1,2,4: 11-17 16.9.-14.5.: Tues.-Fri. 11-16 Sat.-Sun.: 11-17. Closed Mondays

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100 free With the Bergen Card: Free

post@kodebergen.no

KRAFT – room for Arts and Crafts KRAFT – room for Arts and Crafts is the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts’ showroom in Bergen. In the gallery and the old vault, we stage both Norwegian and international exhibitions. In the project room, we plan to hold presentations of design projects, book launches, artist talks, workshops etc. We also have a broad range of contemporary arts and crafts for sale, as well as utility craft products.

Vågsallmenningen 12

(+47) 45 11 19 92 / 45 11 19 93

kraft@kraftkunst.no

Tuesday – Friday: 11-17 Saturday – Sunday: 12-16 Monday: Closed

NOK Free www.kraftkunst.no

S12 GALLERI OG VERKSTED S12 is an artist-run exhibition space and open-access studio for glass art and design. Stop by and experience how glass art is created. See 4-5 art exhibitions a year with the focus on glass art by Nordic and international artists. Gallery shop.

Skostredet 12/Sparebankgaten 4

(+47) 930 33 510

post@s12.no

Open all year round Wed-Sun: 12-17 (Activities vary with the seasons) NOK Free

s12.no

STIFTELSEN 3,14 Stiftelsen 3,14 works almost exclusively with international exhibitions, with an emphasis on contemporary art beyond the western discourse. With our program we aim to reflect upon the complex nature of international contemporary art, different contemporalities and current global socially issues, served to a diverse audience. The focus includes featuring artist with established and renown voices and recognizing the work of emerging artists. 3,14 is centrally located in the former National Bank building from 1845, overlooking the popular Fish Market.

Vågsallmenningen 12

(+47) 55 36 26 30

post@stiftelsen314.com

All year Tue-Fri: 11-17 Sat-Sun: 12-16 July: Tue-Sun: 12-16 Monday closed

NOK Free

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Museums – Art Gallery Street See p. 44-47

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Edvard Griegs villa. Photo: Dag Fosse / KODE

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EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM TROLDHAUGEN Visit the composer Edvard Grieg’s villa, composer’s cabin and unique gravesite – all located in lovely natural surroundings at Hop in Bergen. We offer daily lunchtime concerts in Norway’s most beautiful chamber music hall, Troldsalen. OPENING HOURS

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Jan 6 – April 30: 10:00 – 16:00 every day May 1 – Sept 30: 09:00 – 18:00 every day Oct 1 – Dec 13: 10:00 – 16:00 every day

Daily at 13:00 from May 1 – September 30

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EXCURSION TO TROLDHAUGEN WITH CONCERT

Every Sunday at 18:00 from June 18 – September 3

Daily from May 1 – September 30

Concert with bus transport: Bus from Bergen Tourist Information at 16:30 Guided tour of Grieg’s villa Concert in Troldsalen. Return to Bergen city centre at 20:00: NOK 350/100 Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information

Bus from Bergen Tourist Information to Troldhaugen at 11:00 Guided tour of Grieg’s villa and ½ hour concert in Troldsalen Return transport to Bergen at 14:00 (arrival in the city centre at 14:25) Price: NOK 250/200 (children under 16: NOK 100) Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information

Concert tickets without buss transport: NOK 250/200/50

Tickets: NOK 160/110 (entrance to the museum and Grieg’s villa included)

Troldhaugveien 65, 5232 Paradis • info@troldhaugen.no • tlf: +47 55 92 29 92 • www.troldhaugen.no


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MUSIC CITY – ALWAYS A CONCERT TO SUIT YOUR TASTE

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Bergen has produced many famous musical figures such as classical composers Edvard Grieg and Harald Sæverud, and violin virtuoso Ole Bull. They lived at Troldhaugen, Siljustøl and Lysøen, respectively, and their homes are now open to the public. Live concerts are also held there, and there are daily lunchtime concerts all summer long at Troldhaugen. Concerts are also held in other venues, including: Den Nationale Scene, Logen Teater, Ole Bull Scene, Ricks, the Grieg Hall and the Gunnar Sævig Hall. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra gives weekly concerts in the Grieg Hall from August to June. Please see www.visitBergen.com for an updated programme for the various venues.

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EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM – TROLDHAUGEN

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Built in 1885, ‘‘Troldhaugen’’was the home of Norway’s most 1.5 – 30.9: Daily 09-18 famous composer, Edvard Grieg, for 22 years. The house 1.10-30.4: Daily 10-16 is a museum filled with mementos of his life and its 1907 Closed: 14.12-5.1 interior. The composer’s garden hut and his grave by the lake is also to be seen. Exhibition, shop and café. Summer NOK 100 free Groups 60 concerts every Sun. at 18 from 18.6 to 3.9. Lunch concerts With the Bergen Card: 50 from 1.6 to 30.9 daily at 13. How to get there, see page 68. Troldhaugveien 65, Paradis

(+47) 55 92 29 92

info@troldhaugen.no

troldhaugen.no

HARALD SÆVERUD MUSEUM SILJUSTØL Harald Sæverud (1897–1992) was the most important 7.5.-27.8.: Sun: 12-16 Norwegian composer of the 20th century. He built his very unusual house in 1939. It is 700 m2, made of wood and natural stone, and includes elements from old Norwegian building traditions. Parts of the interior were designed by Sæverud himself. The house opened as a museum in 1997 NOK 60 free With the Bergen Card: free. on his 100 year anniversary. How to geth there,see page 68. Rådal

(+47) 55 92 29 92/55 13 60 00

info@troldhaugen.no

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LYSØEN ISLAND AND OLE BULL’S VILLA The Norwegian composer and violinist Ole Bull’s villa on the island of Lysøen was built in 1873. His ‘little Alhambra’ features towers, exotic ornamentation and a beautiful music hall. On the 7 km2 island, there is beautiful scenery, 13 km of crushed-seashell trails, a gazebo and an observation tower erected to the memory of Ole Bull. Boat to the island from Buena quay. Café, museum shop, guest quay and secluded bathing spots, see page 68.

Lysøen

(+47) 56 30 90 77

mail@lysoen.no

18.5.-31.8.: Daily 11-16 Sept.: Sun. 11-16

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60 free With the Bergen Card: Free.

lysoen.no

Concerts BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – Symphonic concerts in the Grieg Hall Thursdays and Fridays. Ticket office (+47) 55 21 61 50, Administration (+47) 55 21 61 00, harmonien.no/billettservice.no

GUIDED TOUR AND CONCERT

EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY AND AUGUST

Exclusive roundtrip to the home of the world famous violinist Ole Bull at Lysøen.

Bus from the Tourist Information Music in Bergen city at 10:30 by Ole Bull Guided tour of Ole Bull’s villa and Edvard Concert in the villa at 12:45 Grieg Return to Bergen city centre at 15:00 (arrival at 16:00)

Enchanted by Ole Bull

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Museums – Wooden Houses

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WOODEN HOUSES – BERGEN, THE BIG CITY WITH SMALL-TOWN CHARM Bergen’s small wooden houses add to the city’s charm and uniqueness. Many of these old wooden buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and have been respectfully restored and refurbished in recent years. Fine examples of this can be seen in central areas such as Nordnes, Nøstet and Fjellsiden, where narrow alleyways and cobbled streets dominate. People have lived in these areas for centuries, and they are well worth exploring for their charm.

ALVØEN MANOR This mansion is the main building of the owners of the paper factory of Alvøen, dating from 1797. It contains a rich collection of furniture, silver, porcelain and textiles. A charming garden and park, free entrance. Guided tours every hour, the last at 15. 12 km west of Bergen, in direction Sotra, bus no. 5, 6 and 42. How to get there, see page 68. Alvøen

(+47) 47 97 95 81/55 30 80 30

alvoen.hovedbygning@bymuseet.no

27.5.-27.8.: Sat and Sun 12-16. Closed 10.-11.6. NOK

80 free Stud. 40 With the Bergen Card: free Other prices for special events

bymuseet.no

DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION – Bergen City Museum Damsgård Country Mansion was erected in the 18th C as 1 June – 31 Aug.: Daily 12.00-16.00 Guided tours at 12.00 and 14.00 Bergen’s most magnificent country retreat. It is considered Also at 13.00 on Sundays. The garden exhibition Norway’s main work of the Rococo architecture and perhaps is open during opening hours, but visitors can Europe’s best preserved wooden Rococo building. The building only go inside the house on guided tours. has the original interiors. The garden has been replanted with the original species. Small café. The garden exhibit is NOK 80 free Stud. 40 available during opening hours. Buses 16 and 17. How to get With the Bergen Card: free there, see page 68. Other prices for special events

Alléen 29

(+47) 47 97 95 84/55 30 80 30

damsgard.hovedgard@bymuseet.no

bymuseet.no

FANTOFT STAVE CHURCH The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in 15.5.-15.9.: Daily 10.30-18 Sogn in 1150, was moved to Fantoft in 1883. It burnt down Closed on 17 May on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt just as it was before the fire. NOK 60 30 Stud. 45 Take the City Rail to Fantoft. By the supermarket the Groups over 20: 10% discount signs will show you which way to take. Apprx. 500 m. With the Bergen Card: free to walk. See page 68. Fantoftveien, Paradis

(+47) 55 28 07 10

OLD BERGEN MUSEUM – Bergen City Museum

See p. 50

Old Bergen Museum is the only open-air museum based on an urban environment in Norway and it also tells the history of the area Elsero with its authentic buildings and park. Old Bergen Museum is a reminder of what Bergen used to be, and what life in Bergen may have been like 150 years ago. Just a short bus trip from the city centre, you can meet masters and servants from bygone times in rural surroundings. The restaurant is open from 1 June to 31 August, daily 12.00 to 17.00, closed Mondays.

Nyhavnsveien 4

(+47) 47 97 95 76/55 30 80 30

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gamlebergen@bymuseet.no

15 May to 31 Aug. Daily 9.00–16.00 Living museum. Different prices for events

NOK

100 free Students 50 1-14 May, 1-17 September, houses are open Daily 10.00-15.00. Closed 17 May

NOK 50 free Students 25 Groups on request all year bymuseet.no


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ARVEN ÉCONOMUSÉE AND SHOP

Arven has produced gold and silver ware in the heart of Bergen all the way back to 1868. The skilled craftsmen make beautiful jewellery and home items. At the open factory, you can watch the craftsmen at work and you can buy unique products produced on site. Approx. 150 metres behind Bryggen. See also p. 94.

Sandbrogaten 11

(+47) 55 55 14 40

shop@arven.no

Mon.-Fri.: 09.00-16.00 Sat.: 09.00-14.00 Guided tours of the production premises can be arranged by contacting shop@arven.no

NOK free admission

arven.no

BERGENHUS FORTRESS MUSEUM – The Norwegian Armed Forces’ museum in Bergen and Western Norway Main exhibitions: The resistance movement in and around Bergen 1940-1945, and the history of Bergenhus Fortress. Other exhibitions: Women’s contribution to the Armed Forces, Bergen’s press and the illegal press 1940-1945, Norwegian military units abroad and Enigma. Changing temporary exhibitions. Koengen, Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 55 54 63 87

bhusmus@gmail.com

10.1.-30.4.: Tues.-Sun. 11-17 May to September: Open seven days a week 11-17 1.10.-10.12: Tues.-Sun. 11-17 NOK Free

forsvaret.no

Bergenhus Festningsmuseum

BERGEN MARITIME MUSEUM Shows the development of shipping and its importance for Bergen and Norway through the ages. It is housed in a lovely large, light, child-friendly museum building. Located at the top of the steps to and 150 metres behind St John’s Church. Bus stop: Møhlenpris. Guided tours (in English) in June, July and August. Haakon Sheteligs plass 15

(+47) 55 54 96 00

post@sjofartsmuseum.no

15 May-31 Aug.: Mon.-Fri.:10–16 Sat.-Sun.: 11–16 1 Sept.-14 May: Everyday: 11–15 NOK

80 (under 16): free Students: 40 With the Bergen Card: free

sjofartsmuseum.no

GAMLEHAUGEN – Museum Vest Built in 1900, this impressive house was the home of former Prime Minister Christian Michelsen. The building, which resembles a castle, has been a state property and a public park since 1925. The park is open to the public from 06.00 to 22.00, and is located in a beautiful setting beside Nordåsvannet lake. See page 68. Gamlehaugveien 10, NO-5231 Paradis

(+47) 53 00 61 15

June, July and August: Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun. Guided tours: 12, 13. and 14, duration 45 min. At 12 tour in English if requested.

NOK

100 50 Seniors 70

Gamlehaugen@museumvest.no

gamlehaugen.no

HORDAMUSEET – Bergen City Museum Folk museum for northern and central Hordaland, focusing on 3 Jan.-21 Dec. traditional industries such as fishing, agriculture and arts and Tues.-Thurs. 12.00–15.00, Sun. 12-16 crafts. Permanent and changing exhibitions. Norwegian Road Closed 8-17 April, 1, 17 and 25 May, Museum Hordaland, the boat hall, department of building history 3-5 June, 22 Dec. 2017-2 Jan. 2018 and archeological finds from the museum area. Guided tours of the open-air museum from 25 June to 15 August. Café and NOK 80 free Students 40 museum shop. Bergen Light Rail to Lagunen shopping centre With the Bergen Card: free and buses 60, 61 and 62 to Stend. See p. 68.

Hordnesvegen 24

(+47) 47 97 95 80/55 30 80 30

hordamuseet@bymuseet.no

bymuseet.no

PLAN & BOOK:

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Other museums

Also open during the winter season

LEPROSY MUSEUM; ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL Founded in the 15th c., St. George’s was a hospital for lepers until the middle of the 20th c. The present day buildings date back to the 18th c. The Leprosy Museum presents leprosy, the daily life in the hospital and Norway’s contribution to leprosy research. Norwegian doctors – and in particular Gerhard Armauer Hansen – are known for their struggle against leprosy. Kong Oscarsgt. 59

(+47) 48 16 26 78/55 30 80 30

15.5.-31.8.: Daily 11-15 Closed 17.5. NOK

lepramuseet@bymuseet.no

THE NORWEGIAN FISHERIES MUSEUM

80 free Stud. 40 With the Bergen Card: free NOK 20 extra for guided tour

bymuseet.no

– Museum Vest

Dive into our fascinating exhibitions at the authentic wharfside 1.4–30.4: Daily 12–16 / 1.5–31.5: Daily 10–17 1.6–31.8: Daily 10–18 / 1.9–31.9: Daily 10–17 warehouses that are as old as Bryggen! Learn about the treasures of the 1.10–31.10: Daily 12–16 / 1.11–31.3: Sun. 12–16 sea, our marine resources and Norwegian fishermen’s lives through the Jan. to March: Sat. and Sun. 12–16. Nov.-Dec.: Sat. ages. Children’s trail, information and games stations, rowing boat and and Sun. 12-16. Closed 17 May and 23 December – 6 January. Otherwise open by arrangement all year. kayak hire, swimming and fishing opportunities. Guided tours, museum shop, and café with outdoor seating. Five minutes from Bryggen on bus NOK 90 Children under 16 free. Students 70 services 3, 4, 5, 6, 36, 39 and 83. The historical ferry, Beffen, operates a Group prices: NOK 60 (minimum of 10 persons) shuttle service from Vågen during the summer. With the Bergen Card: Free

Sandviksboder 23, NO-5035 Bergen

(+47) 53 00 61 60

fiskeri@museumvest.no

museumvest.no

THE NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM Visit Salhus Tricotasjefabrik (Salhus knitwear factory, 1859–1989), a national industrial heritage site. Learn about the Norwegian textile industry and its working conditions through 150 years. The sock machine still knits socks: why not buy a pair in the museum shop? Film and guided tours every hour. Separate guided tours and woolrelated activities for children. Gallery with temporary exhibitions. Cultural heritage trail and exhibition about textile workers in India. Café with home baking and outdoor seating.

Salhus

(+47) 55 25 10 94 / 55 25 10 81

norsk.trikotasjemuseum@muho.no

29.1.-23.6.: Tues.-Fri.: 11-15. Sun.: 12-17 25.6.-31.8.: Sun.–Fri.: 12-17 1.9.-10.12.: Tues.-Fri.: 11-15. Sun.: 12-17 We arrange Sunday events for children once a month. For more information and events, visit our website.

NOK

60 Children’s workshop 30 Stud. 30 Free with the Bergen Card

muho.no

OLEANA ÉCONOMUSÉE At the factory, you can walk through the halls and see craftsmen at work, operating the knitting machinery and putting the garments together. Our knitting is done on state-of-the-art machinery, and then nimble and experienced hands and eyes take over the seamwork. Oleana positions itself in the exciting interface between industry and craft. You can read and learn more about Oleana at our exhibition centre on the ground floor, next door to the shop. Welcome to Oleana Éconmusée!

Ivar Aasgaardsv. 1, NO-5265 Ytre Arna

(+47) 55 39 32 20

oleana@oleana.no

Shop opening hours: Monday-Friday 9-16, Thursday 9-18, Saturday 11-15 Guided tours for groups by arrangement.

oleana.no

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF BERGEN – HISTORY MUSEUM The Cultural History Collections comprise archaeology, ethnography, church art and urban and rural history dating from antiquity/the Stone Age up to the present, especially relating to Western Norway. Permanent exhibitions about the Stone Age, Viking Age, folk art and church art in addition to the following exhibitions: The Constitution of Norway ‘Vi: 1814-2014’, Impressions from the colonies, Ibsen in Bergen, the Christie Room and Eternal life from Ancient Egypt.

Haakon Sheteligs plass 10 Follow visitBergen on

(+47) 55 58 29 05 / 55 58 29 49

1.6.-31.8.: Sat and Sun: 1.9.-31.5.: Sat and Sun:

NOK

publikum@um.uib.no

Tue- Fri 11-16 Tue-Fri 11-16

10-16 Mon closed 10-15 Mon closed

60 free, Stud. free Sen. 30 With the Bergen Card: free uib.no/universitetsmuseet


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Here is there more details Uptaqui nit,room nimofor voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

YTRE ARNA MUSEUM

A local history museum for Ytre Arna, where the industriFeb.-Nov.: Tue – Sun 12-15 alisation of Western Norway started when Peter Jebsen Closed in Dec. and Jan. founded a textile mill in 1846. With a workforce of more than 1,300, Arne Fabrikker was Norway’s biggest textile mill in the 1950s. Learn about industrial history and the development of the local community, and visit Oleana’s textile factory, which NOK 50 free is located in the same building. See page 68. Ivar Aasgaardsv. 1, 5265 Ytre Arna

(+47) 975 69 518

post@ytrearnamuseum.no

ytrearnamuseum.no

Thracian treasures from Bulgaria

See p. 44-47

See the unique finds from the ancient Thracian culture at Bryggens Museum in Bergen from 2 September – 10 December 2017! Meet legends and gods, such as Orpheus and Apollo and learn about the history of the warlike Thracian people told through the archaeological golden treasures from Bulgaria. These artefacts are only shown outside Bulgaria on rare occasions – in recent years in Paris, Moscow and Tokyo, and now for the first time in Norway. Join us at Bryggens Museum and experience new stories – told in gold. www.legenderigull.no

PLAN & BOOK:

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Attractions

Come and enjoy a city that buzzes all year round! Surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen is ideal for enjoying the beauties of nature. A few minutes’ ride on the Fløibanen funicular will take you from the city centre to the top of Mt. Fløyen, while a cable car takes you to the summit of our highest mountain, Mt. Ulriken. Enjoy the views and the peace and quiet while gazing down at the city. Sample the delicacies on offer at the Fish Market, or spend hours among the fish, penguins and seals at Bergen Aquarium. The whole family can explore the world of science and technology at the VilVite Science Centre.

If you are coming as a family with children, we have gathered all the relevant attractions, including the Aquarium, the Funicular, Vannkanten Waterworld and VilVite Science Centre on the website www.BarnasBergen.no


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Here is there room more details Uptaqui nit,during nimofor voluptur, etseason veruptur si quaecae ni dendae Also open the winter vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

THE ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN With Norway’s biggest collection of roses and more than 5,000 different species of plants, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Milde south of Bergen is a beautiful place to visit. The 150-acre outdoor recreation area has fantastic walking trails and paths.

Mildevn. 240

(+47) 55 58 72 50

post@arboretet.uib.no

BERGEN AQUARIUM

(+47) 55 55 71 71

See p. 2 and 3

post@akvariet.no

post@vilvite.no

NOK Low season:

220

160

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270

185

High season:

270

185

With the Bergen Card: March to Oct. 25% discount Nov. to Feb. free

See p. 8

The VilVite Science Centre is perfect for children and adults who are interested in science and technology. The centre’s large exhibition is full of activities and installations that everyone will find interesting: water experiments, robots, globes, expeditions above and below water, a large workshop and much more. You can also see a science show and 3D film. Café and shop. Take Bergen Light Rail to the Florida stop, or walk 15 minutes from the city centre.

(+47) 55 59 45 00

1 May–31 Aug.: Daily 9–18. 1 Sept.–30 April: Mon.- Wed. 10–16, Thurs. 10–18, Fri. 10–16, Sat.-Sun. 10–18

akvariet.no

BERGEN SCIENCE CENTRE – VilVite

Thormøhlensgate 51

Free admission and always open.

uib.no/arboretet

At Bergen Aquarium, children and adults alike can see and watch the animals and keepers at close range. You can watch shows and feeding times, and see the fish and animals in their natural element. The aquarium has been a MUST for locals and people visiting Bergen all the way back to 1960. It is situated a short walk from the city centre with views of the seaward approach to Bergen in all directions. It also has a café that serves great food. Welcome!

Nordnesbakken 4

University of Bergen

24.6.-13.8.: Mon.-Sun. 10-17 14.8.-23.6.: Tues.-Fri. 09-15 Sat.-Sun. 10-17

NOK 24.6.-13.8.:

185 155 Family 580

14.8.-23.6.: 175 145 Family 550 Bergen Card: 14.8.-23.6.: free 24.6.-13.8.: 50 %

vilvite.no

ESCAPE BRYGGEN Experience Bryggen from the inside. This is an exciting escape room that has top ranking on TripAdvisor. Participants have to solve clues, decipher codes and rack their brains – whatever it takes to get out of the locked room before the allotted 60 minutes expire!

Bryggen 35/Skuteviksboder 13

(+47) 47-ESCAPE (47-372273)

Daily 10.30-21 See www.escapebryggen.no to book and for detailed opening hours.

NOK 299-449 per person

Students 21% discount Bergen Card 20% discount

mastermind@escapebryggen.no

escapebryggen.no

FISH MARKET The Fish Market in Bergen is the best known and most visited outdoor market in Norway. Situated in the heart of the city, it sells a wide range of seafood delicacies, but also local specialties such as cheese, a selection of fruit and vegetables and cured meats. The indoor part of the Fish Market, Mathallen, is open all year.

Fish Market 1.05-30.09: Mon.-Sun. 09.00-23.00 Mathallen 1.05-30.09: Mon.-Sun. 09.00-23.00 01.10-30.04: Mon.-Sat. 09.00-21.00 Sun. 11.00-21.00

PLAN & BOOK:

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A UNIQUE ATTRACTION IN BERGEN Magic Ice is a wondrous winter wonderland constructed from several tons of ice. The ice bar is the work of world renowned ice carvers, they re-craft the bar several times every year. Magic Ice is the gateway to an adventure far removed from everyday life with a feeling of being beamed over to the Arctic Circle. We provide warm poncho and gloves before you step inside the ice bar!

See p. 44-47

www.magicice.no MAGIC ICE BERGEN

C. Sundsgate 50, 5004 - Tel. +47 930 08 023 Opening hours: 16:00–23:00, (fr, Sa 16:00-24:00) Opening hours: Summer season: May 15th-Sept. Mo-thur. 11:00-23:00. Fri-Sat. 11:00-24:00. Follow visitBergen on

Magic Ice has been wowing visitors in northern Norway, Oslo and Caribbean for more than 13 years. Entrance fee NOK 175.-,

which includes warm poncho, gloves and a drink served in an ice glass You can find MAGIC ICE in Oslo Bergen - Svolvær - Tromsø - St.Thomas


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Here is there room more details Uptaqui nit,during nimofor voluptur, etseason veruptur si quaecae ni dendae Also open the winter vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

FLØIBANEN FUNICULAR

See p. 4 and 5

Daily guided walks, bike hire and exciting activities during the summer season and school holidays. Playground for children. Fløien Folkerestaurant is open every day during the summer months, otherwise on Saturdays and Sundays. Fløistuen shop is open every day all year. Fløistuen shelter is open every day from April to October, otherwise on Saturdays and Sundays. Vetrlidsalmenning 23A

(+47) 55 33 68 00

info@floyen.no

All year: weekdays 07.30-23 Sat./Sun. 08-23 NOK

90 45 Bergen Card: 1.5.-30.9.: 50% Rest of the year: free with the Bergen Card. One return trip per card

floyen.no

MAGIC ICE – See p. 64 In a magical, fairy tale-world that really is a winter wonderland, world-class ice sculptors have created a fantastic ice gallery, recreating Bergen’s colourful history in crystal-clear ice. In this natural ice-blue world, you will find sculptures that tell the story of Bergen’s and Norway’s cultural heritage, coastal culture etc. This is more than just an ice bar – it is a fascinating gallery of ice sculptures that all tell a story – in the heart of the cultural heritage landscape.

C. Sundtsgate 50

bergen@magicice.no

Open daily, all year round

NOK

magicice.no

ULRIKEN643 – Ulriken Cable Car

See p. 6 and 7

Take the Ulriken cable car to the top of Mount Ulriken and enjoy the views of the capital of Western Norway, surrounded by the ocean, islands, fjords and mountains. Ulriken643 gives you a chance to experience wild Norwegian mountains, local food, unique attractions and experiences in the city’s urban heart. Ulriken’s double-decker bus departs from the city centre (across the road from the Tourist Information) every hour on the hour from 09-18 from May to September.

Haukelandsbakken 40, NO-5009 Bergen

175 The admission price includes a drink in a glass made of ice, and the loan of a warm poncho and gloves.

(+47) 53 643 643

05.01.-01.04.: Tues.-Sun. 10-17 01.04.-16.10.: Every day 09-21 16.10.-31.12.: Tues.-Sun. 10-17 With the Bergen Card 10% discount

post@ulriken643.no

ulriken643.no

STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL FOUNDATION The sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl offers sailing trips and trips in the archipelago. Take a trip in the archipelago around Bergen and enjoy food and drink on board. You can also sail to different destinations in Norway and abroad. Sailing on Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a unique experience. You take part in the work on board together with a professional crew, meet interesting people from all over the world and you don’t need any prior knowledge of sailing. Hey ho, let’s go!

Bradbenken 2, skur 7

(+47) 55 30 17 00

lehmkuhl@lehmkuhl.no

For information about dates, prices and tickets, see www.lehmkuhl.no

lehmkuhl.no

ØVRE-EIDE FARM – GUIDED HORSE RIDING TRIPS Experience the beautiful scenery of Bergen on a guided horse riding trip to the historic Sandviksbatteriet gun emplacement. Enjoy fantastic views of the city, archipelago and the North Sea.

Øvre-Eide 36, NO-5105 Eidsvåg i Åsane

(+47) 908 43 412

post@ovre-eide.no

For more information about times and prices, see www.ovre-eide.no

ovre-eide.no

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Transport to the attractions outside the city centre – See map page 28

ALVØEN MANOR: Bus no 42 from Olav Kyrres gate, heading west. 14 By car: Follow the Rv 555 towards Sotra. Then follow the signs to Alvøen (Fv 197 south). THE ARBORETUM: Bus no 53 from Nordahl Bruns gate, heading south. 12 Or bus no 50E from Olav Kyrres gate B to Birkelandsskiftet B, and then bus no 53 to Fana Folkehøgskule. By car: E39 south approx. 5 km, follow the Rv 580 to Birkelandskrysset. Then follow the Rv 556 to Hjellestad and the signs to ‘Arboretet’. DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION: Bus no 16 and 17 from Olav Kyrres gate B, heading west to ‘Damsgård Hovedgård’. 2 By car: Take the Rv 555 towards Sotra over the Puddefjord Bridge, turn right towards Damsgård just after the bridge, Rv 582. Follow the signs to ‘Damsgård Hovedgård’. FANTOFT STAVE CHURCH: Bergen Light Rail to Fantoft. Past the supermarket, turn left and follow the ‘Stavkirke’ signs. 5 Or take the Bergen Light Rail to Paradis, walk up Birkelundsbakken hill above the tunnel to the car park on the left. Sign marked ‘Stavkirke’. Short, steep path to the stave church. Bus no 21 from the bus station to Fantoft Stave Church. By car: Follow the Rv 582 towards Nesttun approx. 5 km, turn left at the sign saying ‘Fantoft’. OLD BERGEN MUSEUM: Bus no 3, 4, 5, 6, 83 from Festplassen, Torget or Bryggen heading north. 1 Get off the bus at the ‘Gamle Bergen’ stop and follow the signs marked ‘Gamle Bergen’. By car: Follow the Rv 585 (E16/39) north approx. 3 km. Turn right off the motorway immediately after the tunnel (follow the signs). GAMLEHAUGEN: Bus no 51, 53, 67 from Nordahl Bruns gate to Fjøsangerkrysset, from where it is a short walk. 6 By car: Follow the E39 south from the city centre, approx. 5 km. Turn left towards Paradis at the roundabout. HORDAMUSEET: Bergen Light Rail to Lagunen, and then bus no 60, 61, 62 or 64 to Stend. 8 By car: Follow the E39 south approx. 5 km, then the Rv 580 to Lagunen and the Rv 546 (Fanavegen), to the turnoff with a sign to Hordamuseet. LYSØEN ISLAND/OLE BULL’S HOME: Bergen Light Rail or bus no 67 to Lagunen, then bus no 62 to Buena. 11 Or take bus no 600 from the bus station to Tøsdalskiftet, and then bus no 601 to Buena. From Buena quay, boat trip to Lysøen (10 min.). By car: Follow the E39 south, then the Rv 580. Turn left at the roundabout (‘Fana’ sign) and follow the Rv 546 over Fanafjell to Sørestraumen. Follow the signs to Lysøen. Boat trip from Buena quay to Lysøen. NORWEGIAN FISHERIES MUSEUM: Bus no 3, 4, 5, 6, 36 or 83 to Sandvikstorget, cross the road and turn left. 18 By car: Follow the Rv 585 north to Sandvikstorget. THE NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM: Take bus no 3, 4 or 91 from Torget heading north to Åsane Terminal. 16 From there, take bus no 35 to Salhus quay. By car: Follow the E39 north to Åsane, and then the Rv 564 to Salhus. SILJUSTØL: Bus no 53 or 60 from Nordahl Bruns gate to Rådal, 10-15 min. walk from there. Or take Bergen Light Rail 9 to Råstølen. Approx. 20 min. on foot. By car: E39 south approx. 5 km, then the Rv 580 to Lagunen. Turn off towards Fana at the roundabout, and then to the right – follow signs to Siljustøl. EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM – TROLDHAUGEN: Bergen Light Rail to Hop. Turn right towards the traffic lights (to the north), 7 then Troldhaugsveien road to the left. Follow the signs from there. 20-30 min. on foot. Or take bus no 53, 60 or 67 from Nordahl Bruns gate to the ‘Hop Sjølinjen’ stop, and walk approx. 20 min. By car: Follow the E39 south approx. 7 km, turn right off the main road, follow the signs to Troldhaugen ULRIKEN CABLE CAR: Bus no 2 or 3 from Småstrandgaten outside Xhibition, heading south. Get off at the stop 3 ‘Haukeland Sykehus N’. Follow the signs from there. By car: Follow the Rv 585 towards Haukeland Sykehus, turn left right before Haukeland Tunnel and follow the signs up Haukelandsbakken hill. YTRE ARNA MUSEUM: Bus no 3, 4 or 91 north to Åsane Terminal, and then no 91 to Ytre Arna kirke. 17 Or take the train from Bergen to Arna station, and then bus no 91. By car: Follow the E39 north to Åsane. Turn right at the roundabout in Vågsbotn, E16 towards Ytre Arna. See skyss.no for timetables.

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HOTELS Augustin Hotel (C5) Basic Hotel Bergen (D5) Bergen Børs Hotel (D4) Best Western Plus Hotell Hordaheimen (C5) Best Western Sandviken Brygge Hotel Citybox Bergen (E5) Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret (C4) Clarion Hotel Admiral (C5) Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Hotel Oleana (D5) Comfort Hotel Holberg (C5) Det Hanseatiske Hotel (D5) First Hotel Marin (D4) Grand Terminus (E4) Hotel Park (E5) Klosterhagen Hotell (C5) Magic Hotel Magic Hotel Bergen, Korskirken (D4) Magic Hotel Kløverhuset (D5) MAIN ATTRACTIONS 1 2

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Tourist Information Norwegian Fisheries Museum – Coastal Culture Centre Haakon’s Hall – 13th century Royal Ceremonial Hall Rosenkrantz Tower – 16th century Bergenhus Fortress Museum St. Mary’s Church – 12th century. Schøtstuene – old Hanseatic assembly rooms Bryggens Museum/Meeting Point Bryggen – archaeological museum Hanseatic Museum. Starting point for Bergens-Expressen Funicular up Mount Fløyen Fløyen – mountain vantage point Restaurant, café Market for fish, fruit, vegetables and souvenirs Korskirken. 17th century church School Museum/Holberg Museum (closed) The Cathedral. 12th and 13th century Leprosy Museum. St. Jørgen’s Church Starting point for sightseeing buses Buekorps Museum Nykirken – early 18th century church Bergen Aquarium USF Verftet – music & arts venue The Theatre – from 1909 KODE 1 – Art Museums of Bergen: West Norway Museum of Decorative Art KODE 2 – Art Museums of Bergen – Stenersen Collection Bergen Contemporary Art Centre: Bergen Kunsthall

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KODE 3 – Art Museums of Bergen – Rasmus Meyer Collection KODE 4 – Art Museums of Bergen – Lysverket Grieg Hall – cultural and congress centre Johanneskirken – St. John‘s Church Museum of Natural History (Temporary closed) Museum of Cultural History Maritime Museum VilVite, Bergen Science Centre Hordaland Art Centre Ulriken643 St. Jacob’s church Magic Ice Kraft TRANSPORT Passenger ferry for Denmark Departure point for tours by traditional boats (C4) Strandkai terminal. Express boats for Sognefjord and Nordfjord Express boats for Hardangerfjord, Sunnhordland and Knarvik (D5) Sightseeing boats. Marina for leisure boats (D4) Express boat for Askøy (D5) Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten) for North Norway (D6) Central Bus Station (E4) Railway Station (E4) Airport bus Cruiseship port Ulriken643


70 EXPERIENCES

Entertainment

BERGEN – A FESTIVAL IN ITSELF – ALL YEAR ROUND Bergen has a very varied entertainment scene that ranges from world-class musical and theatrical performances to exciting football matches at Brann Stadium. The city is home to one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance, a national opera company, Ole Bull’s old theatre, a vibrant and robust jazz and blues scene, and venues and arenas for everything from entertaining shows and revues to big indoor and open-air pop concerts, as well as a house of literature. The city offers year-round entertainment for young and old alike, from small clubs to the region’s flagship concert venue, the Grieg Hall.

Various – See also pages 18-19 BERGEN FEST – music festival. Bergenhus Fortress.

(+47) 55 21 50 60. www.bergenfest.no

BERGEN LIVE – www.bergenlive.no BERGEN INTERNATIONAL CULTURE CENTRE – BIKS. Kong Oscarsgt. 15. www.biks-bergen.no

(+47) 53 51 03 40 / 55 55 80 39.

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – www.fib.no CARTE BLANCHE – ballet/contemporary dance. Studio Bergen, Nøstegt. 119 (D6). (+47) 55 30 86 80. www.carteblanche.no. COLUMBI EGG – Folk music. Augustin Hotel.

(+47) 55 13 62 41. www.columbiegg.org

CONCERTS AT TROLDHAUGEN – Daily lunchtime concerts in summer. Evening concerts on Sundays. CINEMAS – www.bergenkino.no GRIEG HALL – Edvard Griegs Plass 1.

(+47) 55 21 61 00. www.grieghallen.no

GRIEG IN BERGEN – Classical concerts.

(+47) 56 33 03 23. www.grieginbergen.com

NATTJAZZ – international jazz festival,

(+47) 55 30 72 50. www.nattjazz.no

THE NORWEGIAN NAVY BAND,

(+47) 55 54 62 55, see www.forsvaret.no/smfk

Venues – concerts and stage performances BERGEN BYSPILL – Bergen City Theatre.

(+47) 992 35 653. www.bergenbyspill.no

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE (BIT) –

(+47) 55 23 22 35. www.bit-teatergarasjen.no

DEN NATIONALE SCENE, DNS – Engen (D5).

(+47) 55 60 70 80. www.dns.no

CAFÉ OPERA – Engen 18.

(+47) 55 23 03 15. www.cafeopera.org.

DET AKADEMISKE KVARTER – Olav Kyrresgate 49. GARAGE – Christiesgt. 14.

(+47) 55 58 99 10. www.kvarteret.no

(+47) 55 32 19 80. www.garage.no

LANDMARK – Rasmus Meyers álle 5.

(+47) 55 55 93 10. www.kunsthall.no.

LOGEN TEATER – Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6. LYSVERKET – Rasmus Meyers álle 3. MADAM FELLE – Bryggen 43.

(+47)55 23 20 15. www.logen-teater.no (+47) 55 60 31 00. www.lysverket.no

(+47) 55 54 30 58. www.madamfelle.no

OLE BULL SCENE – Øvre Ole Bulls plass 3, www.olebullhuset.no SCRUFFY MURPHY – Torget 15.

(+47) 55 30 09 20. www.planetbergen.no

USF VEFTET – Georgernes Verft 12.

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BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

The British conductor Edward Gardner has been the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor since autumn 2015. Concerts on Thursdays and Fridays, and family concerts on certain Saturdays. Its main venue is the Grieg Hall. Season from August to June. Extensive catalogue of recordings. Free outdoor concerts at Torgallmenningen square on 17 and 18 August 2017. For programme and tickets, see www.harmonien.no. Direct streaming of concerts at www.digitalkonserthus.no. Inside the music at www.oiid.com/classical 2

Edv. Griegspl. 1

Ticket office (+47) 55 21 61 50. Orchestra admin. (+47) 55 21 61 00

Symphony concerts Thursdays and Fridays at 19.30 Opera 19 Family concerts Saturday afternoon at 14

NOK

250-750

100 Students 100

harmonien.no / billettservice.no

THE CATHEDRAL PARISH OF BERGEN Bergen Cathedral and St. John’s Church Service on Sundays at 11:00 am St Mary’s Church Service in Norwegian on Sundays at 6:00 pm (except during July & August) Service in English on Sundays at 11:00 am Weekday mass at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesdays at 9:00 am Nykirken Church Service on Sundays at 11:00 am (except during July & August) St Jakob’s Church 32 Youth service on Sundays at 7:00 pm (except during July & August) Bergen International Organ Festival – organ concerts in July and August Tuesdays 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church Wednesdays 7.30 pm in St John’s Church Saturdays 12.00 pm in St Paul’s Church Sundays 7.30 pm in Bergen Cathedral and in Bergen International Organ Festival programme guide. bergendomkirke.no / kirkemusikkibergen.no DEN NORSKE KIRKE – Sundays: High Mass in Norwegian in most of the city churches at 11.00. See: www.bergen.kirken.no KORSKIRKEN – Kong Oscarsgate 5, (+47) 55 31 71 68, open all year Mon.-Fri. 11-15 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ( St. Paul’s Church) – Nygårdsgaten 3, (+47) 55 21 59 50 Mass Sundays at 11, and in English Sundays at 18. www.bergen.katolsk.no

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View from mont Ulriken

Sport and leisure – active experiences The fact that Bergen is located in one of the world’s most scenic areas means that there are lots of opportunities for active experiences for adults and children alike.

You can hire kayaks at Bruvoll Camping for trips through Norway’s most fantastic island archipelago, just a short distance from Bergen, or try diving in the Gulen area.

Nature is close at hand no matter where in the Bergen region you are. And if you prefer the indoor life, there is plenty to do indoors as well.

There are plenty of opportunities for a round of golf. There are both nine and eighteenhole courses, all in fantastic settings surrounded by woodland, lakes and mountains.

The city’s seven mountains are the local people’s most popular recreation area. If you take the Fløibanen funicular or the Ulriken cable car up to the mountains, you can walk for hours on marked trails while enjoying panoramic views of the city. Out near the coast, you can choose between many alternative walks on the North Sea Trail. If you prefer city walks, we suggest you join one of the many fascinating guided walking tours.

If you come in your own boat, you can choose to moor off one of the thousands of small islands in the region or head for one of the many secure guest marinas. Make sure you get a copy of our boating guide that describes the opportunities on offer. To hire a boat, kayak or canoe, see the list on pages 74-75, 113.

If you bring your own equipment, there are many possibilities in the region – cycling, scuba diving, fishing, boating and kayaking. If you wish to experience things together with others, we recommend whitewater rafting at Voss, the Norway Active round trip featuring cycling, kayaking and rafting, or a fishing trip on the TSMY Weller from the city centre. With Bergen Base Camp you can go abseiling, or on a GPS-guided walk in the town or in the mountains or try paragliding from the summit of Mt. Ulriken.

For families, see our website: www.BarnasBergen.no. If you want to swim indoors, a trip to the Vannkanten (Waterworld) complex is recommended. There are also great opportunities for tenpin bowling, squash and deep-sea fishing trips in the Bergen region. Call in at the Tourist Information for information about what’s on offer and to buy trips and tours.

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Leisure boats | Marinas | Swimming spots | Activities FOR BOAT PEOPLE

The Bergen region is paradise for boating enthusiasts. Here, you can explore fjords surrounded by majestic mountains as well as the myriad islands and islets that line the coast like a string of pearls, providing protection from the ocean beyond. With your own boat it is easy to get to most of the sights and attractions the region has to offer. There are plenty of guest marinas with good facilities. The guest marina in Vågen in the heart of Bergen has all the facilities you need. Call in at the Tourist Information and pick up the boating guide for Hordaland.

Western Norway’s unique main port – BERGEN – ’Right in the heart of the city’

www.bergenhavn.no SERVICE CENTRE for small boats at Zachariasbryggen at the Fish Market, innermost in Vågen. Open mid-April to October. You can buy permits for the service centre from the Tourist Information. Access to toilets, shower, washing machine and tumble drier. HARBOUR FEE: You can pay the harbour fee and for electricity for recreational boats at the payment machine at Zachariasbryggen. MARINA also at Hjellestad Marina, Hjellestad, (+47) 55 96 21 10 (Nautic Norway). BUNKERING: Faannessen Marine AS, Munkebryggen in the city centre and Hjellestad Marina, Hjellestad. BOAT HIRE: See p. 130. Norwegian Fisheries Museum – see p. 60 – rowing boats for hire (not in winter). Sandviken Coastal Culture Centre – rowing boats for hire (not in winter) RAMP for launching trailer boats available at Hjellestad Marina, Hjellestad.

Some recreation areas – swimming spots Nordnes sjøbad (B6) and Ballastbryggen near Bergen Aquarium (bus no 11) and city centre. Grønevika at the Arboretum at Milde. Bus no 53 from the bus station. Mjølkevika, Stend. Bergen Light Rail to Lagunen, and then bus no 60, 61 and 62.

Helleneset. 15 min. on bus no 5 from Torget. Sandviken sjøbad, at Old Bergen. Bus no 3 and 4 from Torget. Sydnes sjøbad, at Nøstet close to the city centre. Tømmervågen. 25 min. on bus no 5 from Torget. Vollane, Eidsvåg. 15 min. on bus no 3 and 4 from Torget.

Activities BERGEN BASE CAMP – Hiking and cycling with GPS, zip-line, etc. – www.bergenbasecamp.no, (+47) 55 32 55 00. BERGEN SEGWAY – guided Segway tours – www.bergensegway.no, (+47) 47 14 71 00. See p. 23. ESCAPE BRYGGEN – (+47) 473 72 273 – www.escapebryggen.no. HIKING – Bergen og Hordaland Turlag (the Norwegian Trekking Association), Tverrgaten 4/6 (D4). (+47) 55 33 58 10, open Mon.–Fri. 10–16, Thurs. to 18, Sat. 10-15. Information about walks, cabins and hikes all over Norway. Organises weekend and Sunday hikes. Sale of equipment – www.bergenoghordalandturlag.no. GOLF – Meland Golfklubb, Beitingveien 50, Frekhaug, north of Bergen, 18-hole international course (+47) 56 17 46 00 – www.melandgolf.no.

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DEEP SEA FISHING TSMY WELLER – Book at the Tourist Information or call (+47) 408 25 828. www.weller.no. Sotra Rorbusenter organises deep sea fishing trips. Boat hire. (+47) 56 31 79 76 – www.rorbusenter.no. OCEAN RAFTING – Maritime Tours – (+47) 55 30 80 80 – www.maritimetours.no. HORSE RIDING – Lund Ryttersportsenter, Bontveit (+47) 477 70 934 – www.ryttersportsenteret.com. Øvre-Eide Gård – (+47) 908 43 412 – www.ovre-eide.no KAYAKING – AdO Arena, Lungegårdskaien 40 (+47) 53 03 62 22 – www.adoarena.no. Bruvoll Camping – (+47) 909 25 035 – www.bruvoll-camping.no. CANOEING – Canoes for hire from Sotra Rorbusenter, Glesvær (+47) 56 31 79 76 – www.rorbusenter.no Bruvoll Camping – (+47) 909 25 035 – www.bruvoll-camping.no. Fløyen, see p. 4.


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Water parks and swimming pools

CLIMBING PARK – Høyt og Lavt Bergen, Osvegen 141, Nesttun. (+47) 55 10 20 00 – www.hoytlavt.no/bergen. PLAY CENTRE – Leo’s Lekeland, Kokstaddalen 18, Kokstad, (+47) 55 52 04 50 – www.leoslekeland.no. RAFTING – Daily May-Sept. Voss Active. One hour from Bergen (+47) 56 51 05 25 – www.vossactive.no. RIB SIGHTSEEING – (+47) 922 12 583 – www.brsh.no. SEGWAY TOURS NORWAY – Guided Segway tours, (+47) 471 47 111 – www.segwaybooking.no. See p. 23. ICE RINKS – Bergenshallen (indoor), Slettebakken. (+47) 53 03 54 90. Slåtthaug Kunstisbane (outdoor), Fana – www.fanail.no. Iskanten (indoor), Loddefjord. (+47) 55 50 77 77 – www.vannkanten.no/iskanten. ANGLING – Good lakes and rivers for trout and salmon fishing in the Bergen area. Information about fishing permits is available from Bergen Sportsfiskere, (+47) 55 34 18 08 – www.sportsfiskere.no. BIKE HIRE – Bergen Base Camp, Holmedalsgården 3, (+47) 55 32 55 00 – www.bergenbasecamp.no. Fløyen, see p. 4. TROTTING – Bergen Travpark at Breistein in Åsane, 16 km north on the E39. (+47) 55 39 68 00 – www.travparken.no.Trotting usually on Thursdays 17.30.

ALEXANDER DALE OEN ARENA (AdO), Lungegårdskaien 40 – Norway’s new swimming and diving arena. (+47) 53 03 62 22 – www.adoarena.no. SLÅTTHAUGHALLEN, Nesttun – 20 min. on Bergen Light Rail from the city centre. (+47) 55 12 65 10 – www.fanail.no. STEMMEMYREN IDRETTSHALL, Øyjordsveien – 10 min. on bus no 3, 4, 5, 6 and 83 from Festplassen and Torget. (+47) 05556. VANNKANTEN BADELAND – Loddefjord, on the Rv 555. Bus no 5 and 6 from Olav Kyrres gate – (+47) 55 50 77 77 – www.vannkanten.no. Adult and children’s pool. ÅSTVEITHALLEN, Tertnes – 15 min. on bus no 3 from Torget. (+47) 53 03 52 90. Information about prices and opening hours: City of Bergen, Section for Sports, (+47) 55 56 24 80 – www.bergen.kommune.no/idrett.

BERGEN TRAVPARK – BERGEN TROTTING PARK - Only 15 minutes from Bergen city centre. Our secluded location offers intimacy which makes it easy to hold the group together Course • Conference • Seminars • Meetings • Parties • Exhibitions • Activities Travparkvegen 170 / + 47 41 12 68 48 / mette.nordas@rikstoto.no

ALEXANDER DALE OEN ARENA – ADO ARENA AdO arena has a 50-metre Olympic-standard pool, and high-dive platforms of up to 10 metres in a separate pool. At weekends, we take out a number of large water toys, and our 16-metre obstacle course is very popular. We also have water slides, a children’s pool, a hot pool, a training pool and saunas. Come and enjoy the great atmosphere! Lungegårdskaien 40, NO-5015 Bergen

(+47) 53 03 62 22

ado@adoarena.no

Weekdays 6.15-21 Weekends/holidays 10 – 18 NOK 50% discount between 11 and 14 on weekdays (not during holidays). 20% discount with the Bergen Card www.adoarena.no

VANNKANTEN WATERWORLD Vannkanten offers fun activities for young and old alike. Try Norway’s longest water slide at 120 metres. There are also exhilarating indoor and outdoor pools, slides, a climbing wall, diving boards, Jacuzzis etc. Extended opening hours during the period July to 15 August; see www.vannkanten.no Loddefjord

(+47) 55 50 77 77

post@vannkanten.no

Monday Tues.–Fri. Saturday Sunday

16-21* 10-21* 10-18 12-18

*20-21 Adults only

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Accommodation Bergen has a varied selection of accommodation to choose from, often combined in a package deal with tickets for cultural events. There is far too much to see and do in the whole Bergen region for just one day. Fortunately, we can offer a varied range of accommodation that suits all tastes and wallets. Choose a hotel with a view of the Vågen harbour area or a hotel surrounded by old wooden Bergen houses. The city has everything from the finest modern hotels to simple B&B accommodation, often in private homes. If you choose to stay in the city centre, you will have the city’s main attractions, its history and nightlife within easy reach. Hotels and guest houses outside the city centre all have good public transport services to the centre and parking if you come by car. The facilities and capacity are good. If you choose to stay in southern Bergen or in nearby Os, the airport and attractions such as the Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church are not far away. Not to mention all the bargains

to be found at the big Lagunen shopping centre. If you choose to stay north of Bergen in Nordhordland, on one the islands west of Bergen or beside one of the nearby fjords, you will have fantastic coastal and fjord scenery near at hand all year round. No matter why you are visiting – a family holiday, a trip with friends to take in a show, the theatre, shopping and a good meal, a business trip to meet business connections, a night on the town with friends or to take part in one of the many conferences held here – the Bergen region always has something special to offer. BOOK ONLINE Most hotels and guest houses in the Bergen region can be booked online at www.visitBergen.com. The website contains good information and map references, you can book quickly and securely. BOOK AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION If you haven’t booked a room, the Tourist Information always has an overview of what hotel and other accommodation is available. We are more than happy to book for you.

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Prices are stated as “from” prices in NOK

PRICES PER PERSON INCL. BREAKFAST 2017

Hotel Augustin Hotel Basic Hotel Bergen Bergen Børs Hotel Best Western Plus Hotell Hordaheimen Best Western Sandviken Brygge Hotel Citybox Bergen Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret Clarion Hotel Admiral Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Hotel Oleana Comfort Hotel Holberg Det Hanseatiske Hotel First Hotel Marin Grand Terminus Hotel Park Klosterhagen Hotell Magic Hotel Magic Hotel Bergen, Korskirken Magic Hotel Kløverhuset Magic Hotel Xhibition Opus XVI AS - Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel P-Hotels Bergen Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Scandic Bergen Airport Scandic Bergen City Scandic Byparken Scandic Flesland Airport Scandic Neptun Scandic Strand Scandic Ørnen Steens Hotel Thon Hotel Bergen Airport Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge Thon Hotel Bristol Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Villa Terminus Zander K Hotel

Adress C. Sundts gate 22 Håkonsgaten 27 Torgallmenningen 2 C. Sundtsgate 18 Sandviksveien 94 Nygårdsgaten 31 Slottsgaten 1 C. Sundts gate 9 Flyplassvegen 551 Øvre Ole Bulls plass 5 Strandgaten 190 Finnegaarden 2A Rosenkrantzgaten 8 Zander Kaaes gate 6 Harald Hårfagresgate 35 Strangehagen 2 Bøhmergaten 42 Nedre Korskirkealm. 1 A Strandgaten 13/15 Småstrandgaten 3 Vågsallmenningen 16 Vestre Torggaten 9 Sandsliåsen 50 Bryggen 5 Kokstadflaten 2 Håkonsgaten 2-7 Christiesgate 5-7 Lønningsvegen 9 Valkendorfsgate 8 Strandkaien 2b-4 Lars Hilles gate 18 Parkveien 22 Kokstadvegen 3 Bradbenken 3 Torgalmenningen 11 Rosenkrantzgaten 7 Zander Kaaes gate 6 Zander Kaaes gate 6

HOTELS IN THE REGION Alver Hotel Fjordslottet Hotell Gulating Hotel Panorama Hotell & Resort Solstrand Hotel & Bad Westland Hotel

Alvervegen 100 Osterøyvegen 2715 Eivindvikvegen 1082 Austefjordveien 165 Solstrandveien 200 Kvalen 30

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Dist from city centre 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,7 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 15 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 25 42 100 36 30 49

E-mail booking@augustin.no bergen@basichotels.no booking@bergenbors.no booking@hordaheimen.no info@sbhotel.no bergen@citybox.no cc.havnekontoret@choice.no cl.admiral@choice.no cl.bergen.airport@choice.no seeyou@hoteloleana.no co.holberg@choice.no frontdesk@finnegaarden.no booking.marin@firsthotels.no booking@grandterminus.no booking@hotelpark.no post@klosterhagenhotell.no booking@magichotel.no booking@magichotel.no booking@magichotel.no booking@magichotel.no booking@opusXVI.no bergen@p-hotels.no q.bergen@choice.no info.bgozh@radissonblu.com bergenairport@scandichotels.com bergencity@scandichotels.com byparken@scandichotels.com fleslandairport@scandichotels.com neptun@scandichotels.com strand@scandichotels.com ornen@scandichotels.com post@steenshotel.no bergen.airport@thonhotels.no bergen.brygge@thonhotels.no bristol.bergen@thonhotels.no rosenkrantz@thonhotels.no booking@villaterminus.no booking@zanderk.no post@alverhotel.no fjordslottet@fjordslottet.no post@gulatinghotel.no booking@panoramahotell.no hotel@solstrand.com post@westlandhotel.no

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ORDINARY PRICES

Prices are stated as “from prices” in NOK per person

(+47) 55 30 40 00 81 52 27 42 55 33 64 00 55 33 50 00 55 39 61 00 55 31 25 00 55 60 11 00 55 23 64 00 56 10 00 00 55 21 58 70 55 30 42 00 55 30 48 00 53 05 15 00 55 21 25 00 55 54 44 00 53 00 22 00 55 90 01 00 55 90 01 00 55 90 01 00 55 90 01 00 93 46 36 22 80 04 68 35 55 98 00 00 55 54 30 00 21 61 44 00 55 33 33 00 55 54 56 00 55 14 03 00 55 30 68 00 55 59 33 00 55 37 50 00 55 30 88 88 55 92 00 00 55 30 87 00 55 55 10 00 55 30 14 00 55 21 25 00 55 36 20 40

No. of beds 250 84 246 161 86 144 242 420 400 194 280 80 318 250 62 20 468 178 93 106 134 240 746 550 400 535 282 850 540 183 728 40 486 400 245 244 36 490

56 34 38 00 56 39 50 90 57 78 43 10 56 31 90 00 56 57 11 00 56 34 21 00

88 130 46 114 261 176

H* nei H nei nei H H H H H H H H H* nei nei H H H H H nei H H H H H H H nei H nei H H H H nei H

Single room from NOK 950 695 1490 1150 1050 500 1780 895 860 1160 599 1090 995 990 990 890 750 1099 1099 799 1890 699 795 1145 899 890 799 995 995 799 595 790 795 895 995 995 1500 990

Double room from NOK 575 398 845 675 625 300 1090 448 480 630 349 645 598 595 745 695 475 699 699 499 2090 399 448 673 549 545 499 598 598 500 495 445 498 548 598 648 850 595

Extra from NOK 300 275 300 300 300 150 400 250 250 300 200 300 200 300 250 300 300

H H nei H H H*

1200 895 1190 1545 1570 1395

810 498 795 1145 1220 862

250 250

300 300 200 400 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 250 200 300 200 300

Breakfast not incl.

Breakfast not incl. Closed to1 June

Open from 1 May Open from 1 July Open from 1 May. Breakfast not incl. Open from January 2018

300

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Prices are stated as ‘from’ prices in NOK GUEST HOUSES | YOUTH HOSTELS | HOSTEL

Bergen Vandrerhjem Montana, Johan Blytts vei 30, 5096 Bergen Bergen YMCA Hostel, Nedre Korskirkeallm. 4, 5017 Bergen Biologen AS, Laxeneset, 5315 Herdla Gullaksen Gjestehus, Olav Kyrres gate 32, 5015 Bergen Intermission Hostel, Kalfarveien 8, 5018 Bergen Kalfarlien Gjestehus, Kalfarlien 4, 5022 Bergen Marken Gjestehus, Kong Oscars gate 45, 5017 Bergen Riplegården, Willy Valentinsens vei 4 b/c, 5161 Bergen Stordalen Fjellstove, Bjørn West vegen 180, 5984 Matredal

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250 112 26 9 25 6-8 86 16 60

55 20 80 70 55 60 60 55 56 15 08 45 478 77 777 55 30 04 00 55 31 21 35 55 31 44 04 913 17 559 56 36 62 05

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970 94 593 924 02 244 412 01 780 56 58 77 40 55 60 60 55 948 11 104 55 91 73 01 932 44 944 55 30 21 70 905 23 433 55 23 16 13 928 81 246 93 46 71 63 56 31 79 76 412 01 780 56 16 89 40

aa@strangehagen.no / aa.strangehagen.no post@nicoll.no / nicoll.no apartments.skansen@gmail.com post@bjorkheim.no / bjorkheim.no booking@bryggenpanorama.no / bryggenpanorama.no littlehouse@online.no / littlehousebergen.com fanafjor@online.no / fanafjorden.no hannas_place@hotmail.com / hannasplace.com booking@harbourapartments.no / harbourapartments.no kj-gj@online.no / kjellersmauet.com booking@olebullhotel.no / olebullhotel.no booking@pianohostel.no / pianohosatel.no solveig_rongved@hotmail.com / skutevikenguesthouse.com post@rorbusenter.com / rorbusenter.com apartments.skansen@gmail.com kilstraumenbrygge.no

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APARTMENTS | ROOMS | CABINS Amunds Appartement, Strangehagen 26, 5011 Bergen Apartment Damsgård, Damsgårdsveien 41 Apartments Skansen, Nedre Blekeveien 6, 5003 Bjørkheim Kro og Motell, Bjørkheim 5, 5652 Årland Bryggen Panorama Suites, Nedre Korskirkeallm. 2, 5017 Bergen Det Lille Hus / Little House, Lille Markevei 24, 5005 Bergen Fanafjorden Hytteutleie, Krokeideveien 264, 5244 Fana Hannas Place, Rosesmauet 8, 5036 Bergen Harbour Apartments, Sandviksboder 9-10, 5035 Bergen Kjellersmauet Apartments, Kjellersmauet 22, 5011 Bergen Ole Bull Hotel & Apartments, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 3, 5012 Bergen Piano Hostel & Apartments, Kong Oscars gate 44-48, 5017 Bergen Skuteviken Apartment, Skutevikens Smalgang 11, 5032 Bergen Sotra Rorbusenter, Spildepollen, 5381 Glesvær Villa Skansen, Claus Fastings gate 8, 5031 Kilstraumen Brygge

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Shared shower/bath

Private shower/bath

Shared shower/bath

575/750 600 790

500 600 500

695 800

SINGLE ROOM

275/350 350 300

Private shower/bath

With several beds

370-475 425 495

215/250 205

Appartm. 1950-2100 475

290/320

600

Appartm. 1010-1800

Extra beds

B = Breakfast K = Kitchen

02.01-22.12 All year

250

B/K K B

K K K B/K

Closed Christm. and East. All year All year 01.02-15.12

K K

17.06-13.08 All year

K

All year

K K

All year All year

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Period

DOUBLE ROOM PER PERS. Appartm. from 2000 per night Per night from 600-1800

Appartm. from 1295 til 2095

Appartm. for 4 adults + 2 children from 700 per appartm./night Per night from 800-2000

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PRICES CAMPING 2017

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Price per No. of Price per Price per cabin caravans/ tent caravan from - to tents from from

Period

Bergen Camping Park AS Nordre Brurås 26, 5111 Breistein

55 24 88 08

post@bcp.no bcp.no

14

13/29

550-1150

10/45

170

220-240

All year

Bratland Camping Brattlandsvegen 6, 5268 Haukeland

55 10 13 38 926 15 200

post@bratlandcamping.no bratlandcamping.no

16

35

400-1395

85

130

200

01.05-15.09

Bruvoll Camping og Hytter Hundvinsvegen 10, 5956 Hundvin

90 92 50 35

jkonglev@online.no bruvoll-camping.no

40

9

650-1100

30

130

230

All year

Grimen Motell & Camping Hardangervegen 265, 5226 Nesttun

55 10 25 90

booking@grimencamping.no grimencamping.no

14

17

565-1600

40

130-200

220-280

All year

Lone Camping Hardangerveien 697, 5268 Haukeland

55 39 29 60

booking@lonecamping.no lonecamping.no

19

28

645-1460

200

160

225

Closed 7.4-18.4 and 20.12-2.1

Midttun Motell & Camping AS Midtunheia 3, 5224 Nesttun

55 10 39 00

midtmot@online.no mmcamp.no

10

6

Skogtun Camping Skogtunveien 19

56 33 48 66

helgnils@online.no

25

FOR CAMPER VANS: PARKING There is, unfortunately, no camper van parking available within the city centre limits. Camper van parking by Bergenshallen April 1-August 31. (+47) 55 56 88 50. At the campsites all year.

CAMPING GAS: GASS SERVICE A.S, Kanalveien 88, Minde. (+47) 55 20 83 40. Gas bottles, also fuel. www.gasservice.no Open: Mon-Fri: 07.30-16.00 Thurs to 18.00, Sat: 10.00-14.00 Circle K petrol stations change gas bottles of all sizes.

EMPTYING OF CAMPER VAN TOILETS: Bergen Camping Park, Breistein in Åsane and at Midttun and Grimen Camping.

Bergen – children’s city. Fun and exciting activities at www.BarnasBergen.no

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In April 2017 we open the doors to hotel Scandic Flesland Airport, just 300 meters from the new airport terminal at Bergen Airport in Norway. Let us tempt you with an award-winning breakfast and an exciting new food concept in the hotel restaurant Popolo, which is inspired by Italian osterias. We give you the location of an airport hotel, the benefits of a congress hotel – and the comfort of a resort hotel! scandichotels.com/fleslandairport – best rate guaranteed

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Bergen is accessible from all over the world. Fly direct to the city’s cultural events and combine them with the most beautiful scenery Norway has to offer – the Norwegian fjords. You can fly to Bergen direct from a SPANIA number of central destinations in Europe. From the biggest transport hubs, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Oslo – Bergen is one of the busiest air routes in PORTUGAL Europe, with more than 30 daily departures, while there are six daily departures from Copenhagen. In summer, there are charter flights from both the Greek Islands and Tokyo. A list of all direct flights to Bergen, see visitBergen.com/transport and the following page.

In clear weather, Bergen and the fjords are a wonderful sight from the air – particularly if you fly along the coast. Bergen has a ferry connection to and from the Continent. Fjord Line sails to Denmark and the ferry docks within easy walking distance of the city centre. Norway is ideal for round trips and most of them include Bergen. If you bring your own car, all the roads leading to Bergen run through a fantastic landscape of fjords, mountains and waterfalls. The Bergen Railway between Bergen and Oslo has been ranked as one of the greatest train journeys in the world. Many people take this train ride as part of Norway in a nutshell®, Norway’s biggest and most popular round trip. PLAN & BOOK:

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Modern express boats with panoramic views take you up and down the coast and up the famous fjords – which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of nature attractions. Express bus services also operate in virtually all directions. Enjoy the varied scenery on your way to Bergen.

Bergen is a turnaround port for the worldfamous Hurtigruten coastal express, also called “The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”, which sails all the way up to the Russian border in the north. Spending a few days in Bergen either before or after your trip is a must.

Airport

BERGEN AIRPORT, Flesland is 18 km south of the city on the RV 580 road. www.avinor.no. See page 88-89.

Airlines – with direct flights to Bergen

ATLANTIC AIRWAYS – (+298) 341010 - www.atlantic.fo BRITISH AIRWAYS – www.britishairways.com FLYBE – www.flybe.com ICELANDAIR – (+47) 22 03 40 50 – www.icelandair.com KLM/AIR FRANCE – (+47) 22 64 37 52 – www.klm.com NORWEGIAN – (+47) 815 21 815 / 21 49 00 15 – www.norwegian.com SAS – (+47) 05400 / 915 05 400 – www.sas.no WIDERØE – (+47) 810 01 200 – www.wideroe.no WIZZAIR – (+47) 820 50 511 – www.wizzair.com VUELING AIRLINES – www.vueling.com

International ferries

From Denmark: HIRTSHALS/ STAVANGER/BERGEN and vice versa. Dock at Jekteviken. Daily sailings all year. FJORD LINE, Jekteviken – (+47) 815 33 500 – www.fjordline.com.

Fjord and coastal services

HURTIGRUTEN –sails north from Hurtigruteterminalen Jekteviken – (+47) 810 03 030 – www.hurtigruten.com SUNNHORDLAND/NORDHORDLAND: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal. SKYSS – 177 – www.skyss.no HARDANGER/ROSENDAL: RØDNE – express boats to Rosendal depart from the Strandkai Terminal – (+47) 51 89 52 70 – www.rodne.no. See page 34. SOGNEFJORD/SUNNFJORD AND NORDFJORD: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal. NORLED – (+47) 51 86 87 00 – www.norled.no. See page 38-39. STAVANGER–BERGEN: FJORD LINE Jekteviken – (+47) 815 33 500 – www.fjordline.com.

The Bergen Railway and the Flåmsbanen Railway have been ranked as some of the greatest train journeys in the world.

Trains/ the railway station

Day and night trains to Oslo (Bergen Railway). Local trains. Left luggage service. Café. Timetables and booking: NSB – (+47) 815 00 888 – www.nsb.no. FLÅMSBANA – The Flåm Railway – (+47) 57 63 21 00 – www.visitflam.no. See page 127.

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AIR TRANSPORT Helicopter: Fonnafly AS, (+47) 880 01 313. www.fonnafly.no (+47) 476 77 123. www.helitours.no Helicopter: HeliTours AS, Seaplane: Scaninavian Skies Sjøflyselskap, (+47) 941 22 208. www.scaninavianskies.net. AIRPORT BUS – Frequent bus service to the airport leaving from Bryggen, Fish Market and the Bus Station. See p. 90. For departure times call 177, or inquire at the Tourist Information. BERGEN LIGHT RAIL (BYBANEN) – Goes from the city centre to Bergen Airport Flesland. www.skyss.no BUS AND LIGHT RAIL – Skyss. For departure times: 177 / (+47) 55 55 90 70. www.skyss.no. See page 87. BUS , MINIBUS, LIMOUSINE RENTAL AND SIGHTSEEING Bergen Minibuss Service, (+47) 53 99 86 10. www.bms.no Fjordhesten, (+47) 41 32 71 62. www.fjordhesten.no Kystbussen. www kystbussen.no. See page 90. Osbuss, (+47) 56 30 99 80/481 03 100. www.osbuss.no. See page 24. Tide Reiser, (+47) 55 23 87 32. www.tide.no CAR RENTAL Avis, Nygårdsgaten 43, (+47) 55 55 39 55 / 815 33 044. Budget, Nygårdsgaten 43, (+47) 55 32 60 00 / 815 60 600. CENTRAL BUS STATION – (E4) Strømgaten 8. For bus times call 177, or (+47) 55 55 90 70. Terminal for buses serving Bergen, its environs and the Hardangerfjord area. Express buses. Some buses also have stops in the city centre. Airport bus. Left luggage. Modern shopping centre, Bergen Storsenter. FERRIES – Ferry “Beffen” across. Across the harbour, from Dreggekaien to Munkebryggen, as marked on the map (C5) . Mon-Fri 07.30-16.00. In the period May 3-August 24 also Sat 11-16. Sun no departures. Ferry M/F Vågen from the Fish Market to near the Aquarium May 19-August 31. See p. 22. RAILWAY STATION – (E4) Reservations and information, (+47) 815 00 888. Day and nights trains to and from Oslo and stations en route. Left luggage. www.nsb.no SIGHTSEEING – Bergensexpressen, (+47) 906 19 721. www.bergensexpressen.no TAXI Bergen Taxi 07000 Taxi1 05501. www.taxi1.no 08000. www.norgestaxi.no Norges Taxi INDOOR CAR PARKS BYGARASJEN, Fjøsangerveien (E4) (+47) 55 56 88 70. (Bergen Parkering). See page 91. CITY PARK, Markeveien 7. (D5) (+47) 815 22 315 (Q-Park). GRIEG PARK, Lars Hillesgt. 3. (E5) (+47) 815 22 315 (Q-Park). KLOSTERGARASJEN, Vestre Murallmenning 14. (D5). (+47) 55 56 68 70. (Bergen Parkering). See page 91. NORDNESGARASJEN, Nordnesgaten 46. (+47) 55 56 88 70 (Bergen Parkering) PALEET P-HUS, Teatergaten. (+47) 815 22 315 (Q-park) ROSENKRANTZ P-HUS, Rosenkrantzgaten 4. (C-D4) (+47) 22 05 75 00 (Europark). VEHICLE BREAKDOWN SERVICE NAF (Norwegian Automobile Club) Assistance: (+47) 08505 / 926 08 505. Vikingservice a/s, 06000. 24-hour service. SPEED AND ALCOHOL LIMITS – The speed limit is 50 km per hour in built-up areas and 80 km per hour outside. Some motorways have signposted speed limit 90/100 km per hour. Maximum blood alcohol level: 0.2 o/oo

Travel by bus, boat and light rail when you want to enjoy Bergen and Hordaland! Visit skyss.no for timetables and further information. skyss.no PLAN & BOOK:

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Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Norway’s west coast

Kystbussen takes you easily from one city centre to another along the beautiful west coast of Norway. Let us do the driving while you sit back and enjoy the glistening fjords, snow covered peaks and idyllic small farms along the way. Check timetables and get the best prices at kystbussen.no.

The city centre to the airport every 10 minutes* The airport express coach stops close to most of the hotels in Bergen city centre and right outside the terminal building at the airport. As long as there are planes arriving or departing, there is an airport express coach driving. Travel time only 20 minutes to/from the bus station. Buy tickets and search for departures at flybussen.no. See p. 44-47

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is Bergen’s largest multi-storey car park with parking for 2,205 cars. ByGarasjen is situated above the bus station and Bergen Light Rail terminal, and is connected to the railway station. Entrance from Fjøsangerveien.

is the most central multi-storey car park in the centre of Bergen – only 60 metres from Bergen’s ‘meeting place‘ – Torgalmenningen square. LOGOER garasjer Parking for 940 cars. Entrance from Vestre Murallmenningen.

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Bryggen was well known as a trading centre as early as the Middle Ages. Now, many centuries later, trade still has place of honour. Bryggen’s wooden buildings house a broad range of artists and craft makers who produce clothes, jewellery, ceramics and visual art in their workshops and studios with sales outlets.

The Shopping City Trade and shopping have always been very important to Bergen. As a visitor, this means that you will find plenty of tempting shopping – from small and specialised shops to large department stores.

Out towards the airport, you will find Lagunen Storsenter, one of the biggest shopping centres in the whole of Norway.

Bergen has several exciting shopping streets: Strandgaten, the pedestrianised ’Gågaten’, Torgallmenningen, Marken, Hollendergaten, Øvregaten, Bryggen and Skostredet, to mention a few. There is also a good selection of small specialised shops throughout the city centre. The Fish Market has most kinds of fish and seafood as well as fruit, vegetables and flowers.

If you live outside Scandinavia, you can buy goods tax free in most shops and have the VAT refunded when departing from Norway.

The biggest and best shopping centres in the city centre are Kløverhuset in Strandgaten, Galleriet on Torgallmenningen square and Bergen Storsenter near the bus and railway station.

If you live outside Scandinavia, you can buy goods tax free in most shops and have the VAT refunded when departing from Norway. Look for the Tax Free sign in shops and ask for a tax-free cheque.

The shopping centres are open from 9.00 to 21.00 Monday to Friday and until 18.00 on Saturdays. Smaller shops are mostly open from 10.00 to 16.00, some until 17.00, and until 15.00 or 16.00 on Saturdays.

In the Bergen region, you can buy goods of the finest quality from well-known local textile manufacturers and brands such as Dale of Norway, Janus and Oleana, in addition to household items and jewellery from the gold and silver ware factory Arven. Let yourself be tempted by the Shopping City at www.visitBergen.com/shopping


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The gold – and silverfactory Arven, has for nearly

150 years produced silverware in the center of Bergen.

Here you can experience craftsmen at work, creating precious metal into true pieces of art. Timeless silver-cutlery, beautiful interior décor items, and unique jewelry, all created by experienced artisans. You will also find a beautiful giftshop, with all the items produced on site.

arven.no sandbrogaten 11, 5003 bergen

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Welcome to our hometown! Oleana takes pride in knitting and sewing everything at our own factory here in Bergen. We can guarantee for sustainable raw materials and production. Oleana is Really Made in Norway! Welcome to our flagship store opposite the Fishmarket and to our factory by the fjord in Ytre Arna. Welcome to Oleana! SHOP: STRANDKAIEN 2A - FACTORY: IVAR AASGAARDS VEG 1 - WWW.OLEANA.NO


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Restaurants and nightlife A good meal is the icing on the cake of your visit to Bergen, and a taste of the city’s nightlife should have you bursting with new energy. In Bergen you will find just about everything - from coffee bars to fish restaurants and delicious international cuisine, to small arty cafés, discothèques, bars and nightclubs. Ask a local where you should go and you will likely be directed to one of the city’s ‘classic’ eateries that have been attracting customers for decades. Bergen has some of the country’s most beautiful restaurants and some of its best cuisine, too. All you have to do is choose according to your taste, appetite – and what you can afford. The region’s majestic countryside produces the very best ingredients, and the fish in the sea are the basis for culinary experiences that are the envy of chefs worldwide. If you visit places with the ‘En smak av Kysten’ (Taste of the Coast) label, you are guaranteed the best seafood to be had. You can enjoy fantastic fresh fruit grown in orchards and on lush slopes beside our deep fjords.

Many restaurants take special pride in ensuring that the ingredients preserve their natural taste and emphasise their distinctive character. The people of Western Norway have long been able to enjoy first-class ingredients and we are proud to be able to serve the most deliciously tempting local food and drink the region has to offer. Some of the most seductive delicacies the region has to offer require no preparation – big sweet strawberries straight from the field, dark-red morello cherries, juicy plums and tasty Hardanger apples. You can enjoy fresh fjord prawns down by the harbour while peacefully watching the comings and goings of the boats. Bergen’s nightlife has enough variety to ensure an enjoyable evening out. If you want somewhere quiet, there are many excellent coffee bars with a relaxing atmosphere. Or take in a revue or an interesting concert. And it’s never very far to one of the city’s many nightclubs. Take a look at what Bergen has to offer at www.visitBergen.com/restauranter


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NAME / ADRESS EXCLUSIVE COLONIALEN RESTAURANT, Kong Oscars gate 44 ENHJØRNINGEN, Enhjørningsgården 29 KITCHEN & TABLE, Clarion Admiral Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 9 LUCULLUS, Scandic Neptun Hotel, Valkendorfsgt. 8 (stengt i juli) TO KOKKER, Enhjørningsgården 29, Bryggen TYPICAL OF BERGEN BRASSERIE LIDO, Torgallmenningen 1A BRYGGEN TRACTEURSTED, Bryggestredet 2, Bryggen BRYGGELOFTET & STUENE, Bryggen 11 DICKENS, Kong Olav V’s plass 4 FLØIEN FOLKERESTAURANT, Fløyfjellet GAMLE BERGEN TRACTEURSTED Elsesro 1A, Sandviken KAFFISTOVA, Best Western Hotell Hordaheimen, C. Sundtsgt. 18 INTERNATIONAL CASA DEL TORO, Rosenkrantzgt. 6 CHINA PALACE, Strandgt. 2 HARBOUR CAFÉ, Torget 9 MAHARAJA INDISK RESTAURANT, Rosenkrantzgt. 5 NAMA JAPANESE FUSION, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B SOYA, Finnegårdsgaten 6 SUMO, Vestre Torggate 3 / Strømgaten 34 T.G.I Friday’s, Nedre Ole Bulls Plass 4 OTHERS 26th NORTH, Radisson BLU Royal Hotel, Bryggen ÁCIDO COCKTAIL BAR & RESTAURANT, Bergen, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 5 BARE VESTLAND, Vågsalmenningen 2 BEYER’EN, First Hotel Marin, Rosenkrantzgt. 8 BIG HORN STEAK HOUSE, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B BJØRGVIN, Scandic Bergen Airport Hotel, Kokstad BOCCA RESTAURANT, Øvre Ole Bull plass 3, Bergen BRASSERIE X, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli BRYGGERIET BRYGGHUS & RESTAURANT, Zachariasbryggen CAFÉ OPERA, Engen 18 COLONIALEN LITTERATURHUSET, Østre Skostredet 5-7 CORNELIUS PÅ HOLMEN DON PIPPO, Christiesgate 11 Dr. WIESENER AS, Nye Sandviksveien 17a, Bergen FG RESTAURANT & BAR, Finnegårdsgaten 2a FISH ME, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen FJELLSKÅL, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen FJORD RESTAURANT & BAR, Zachariasbryggen JACOB AALL BRASSERIE OG BAR, Xhibition Kjøpesenter, Småstrandgt. 3 LINDBERGH, Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstad LOKALT & LEKKERT, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen MATGLEDE, Scandic Byparken, Christiesgt. 5-7 LYSVERKET, Rasmus Meyers Allé 9 MARG & BEIN, Fosswinkels gate 18, Bergen MICHELSEN SPISEBAR, Christiesgt. 10 OSCAR, Scandic Hotel Bergen City, Håkonsgt. 2 PASCAL MAT & VIN, Scandic Hotel Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 PEPPES PIZZA, Olav Kyrresgt. 11 PINGVINEN, Vaskerelven 14 POTETKJELLEREN, Kong Oscarsgate 1A PYGMALION ØKOCAFÉ & GALLERI, Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4 Follow visitBergen on

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BARS / PUBS ALTONA VINBAR, Augustin Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 24, (+47) 55 30 40 00 ANITRA, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli, (+47) 55 98 00 00 BAKLOMMEN BAR, Bryggen, (+47) 55 32 27 47 BEYER’EN, First Hotel Marin, Rosenkrantzgt. 8, (+47) 53 05 15 15 BRYGGERIET MICROBRYGGERI, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 55 CITY BAR. Scandic Bergen City, (+47) 55 30 90 80 FEMTE I ANDRE, Scandic Strand, Strandkaien 2B, (+47) 55 29 04 30 FJORD BAR & NIGHTCLUB, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 50 FLYING DUTCHMANN & HAVARIET PUB, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 55 JACK’S COUNTRY SALOON, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 50 LUDVIG BAR, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8, (+47) 55 30 68 00 MADAM FELLE, Bryggen 43, (+47) 55 54 30 00 PRIVATEN, Vaskerelvsmauet 1, (+47) 902 99 900 SCRUFFY MURPHYS, Torget 15, (+47 55 30 09 20 SKIPPERSTUEN, Torggt. 9, (+47) 55 90 28 05 STORM BAR, Øvre Ole Bull plass 3, Bergen, (+47) 55 32 11 45 TAKET ZACHARIASBRYGGEN, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 55 TERMINUS WHISKY BAR, Grand Terminus, Zander Kaaesgt. 6, (+47) 55 21 25 00 TONGA BAR, Torget 9, (+47) 55 30 09 00 WAVE FUN PUB, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 50 VAAGEN PUB, Strandkaien 12, (+47) 93 68 32 89 ZACHARIASBRYGGEN PIANOCLUB, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 31 55

NICHTCLUBS BRYGGEN NIGHTCLUB, Bryggen 45 AFTER DARK GENTLEMEN’S NIGHTCLUB, Torggaten 5

LIVE MUSIC no no no no Oct., Nov., Dec. no no no no no jazzcafé Sat. concert Thurs.-Sat. no Fri. and Sat. Wed.-Sun. no no no no Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Fri. and Sat.

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(+47) 55 96 15 00 55 90 23 90

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OPEN Fri. and Sat. Mon.-Sat.

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Our menu is built on close relationships to local suppliers and our commitment to use the finest raw ingredients Each course offers a unique experience and has its own little story 5 COURSE DINNER NOK 795,DRINK PACKAGE NOK 725,3 COURSE DINNER NOK 645,DRINK PACAKGE NOK 435,-

RESTAURANT 1877 IS A RUSTIC RESTAURANT LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC KJØTTBASAREN A meal at Restaurant 1877 is prepared with our knowledge and love for food. A few hours of your life that we hope will create lifelong memories.

WELCOME TO OUR HOME!

Vetrlidsallmenningen 2 (Kjøttbasaren) 92 87 18 77 • booking@restaurant1877.no www.restaurant1877.no

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CORNELIUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS RECOGNIZED FOR FINE FOOD AND A WELL STOCKED WINE CELLAR. THE SEAFOOD IS TREATED WITH LOVE IN A SIMPLE, YET ARTISTIC COOKING STYLE.

CORNELIUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS A UNIQUE AND ATMOSPHERIC DINING DESTINATION LOCATED ON AN ISLAND - A BOAT TRIP ONLY 25 MINUTES FROM THE BERGEN CITY CENTER.

Lunch

Dinner

3-course Meteorological Lunch Menu ”Eat The Fjords” NOK 795, - per person including the boat trip

5-course Meteorological Menu including the boat trip NOK 1 095,3-course Meteorological Menu including the boat trip NOK 895,-

Departure at 11.30 from Dreggekaien Bryggen (shed no. 8) Return from Holmen at 14.30

Departure at 18.00 from Dreggekaien Bryggen (shed no. 8) Return from Holmen at 22.30

Departure

Departure

BOOKING booking@cornelius-restaurant.no or (47) 56 33 48 80

www.corneliusrestaurant.no or directly at the Tourist Information

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Sky:skraperen

Welcome to the highest part of the city of Bergen! Sky:skraperen serves local and traditional food with a modern touch, accompanied by panoramic views of the city and Vidden plateau. Choose from our selection of snacks and lunch dishes, which you can eat inside or bring on your hike. We also have a magnificent terrace for outdoor eating and drinking.

Ulriken By Night In the evening, part of the restaurant becomes a gourmet restaurant (opens at 19:00) with a modern and exciting menu concept. Our chefs create delicious flavours based on local produce according to season, quality and availability. A truly unique dining experience.

For booking and more information about the menu: ulriken643.no / booking@skyskraperen.no / +47 45 90 89 62 Follow visitBergen on


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WELL-KNOWN EXCLUSIVE CHINESE RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF BERGEN We are located in the heart of Bergen city center, and have been serving loyal customers for over 27 years. We serve high quality traditional Chinese food for reasonable prices in a cosy and warm ambiance. Fully licensed. Table reservations from 12 pm. WELCOME TO CHINA PALACE! Opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 12-23. Friday–Saturday: 12-23.30. Sunday: 13-23 TEL. (+47) 55 21 28 38 or (+47) 55 21 28 39 – STRANDGATEN 2


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Established 1925

Fløien Folkerestaurant VI E WS OF BE R GE N

Soups – Sandwiches – Cakes – Lunch dishes Experience Edvard Grieg’s home and delicious fare - perfect for functions as well Open daily during the summer season 10.00 to 18.00 and on request

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Anno 1708

Bryggen Tracteursted U NES CO ’ S CU LTU R AL HE RITA G E SIT E BRYG G E N

Traditional licensed premises with a broad selection of local beverages. À la carte restaurant. A taste of Norway in historic Bryggen, in the heart of Bergen’s old town. Try our tasty bites – Norwegian tapas made from the best Norwegian cuisine. May to September; 10.00-22.00 every day October to April: 17.00-22.00 Tuesday to Saturday

von Tangen Fiskebar FANTA S TIC SE A F O OD

Café - à la carte – Functions Tasty seafood dishes made from local ingredients, prepared using traditional and modern recipes Outdoor seating right beside the sea with a beautiful view of the seaward approach to Bergen In summer, you can get here from the Fish Market on the ferry ‘Beffen’. Sandviksboder 24 – the Norwegian Fisheries Museum

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I N D I AN R ES TA URA NT A ND BA R A UTH EN TIC INDIA N CU ISINE · FULLY-LICENSED Opening hours: Mon.–Thur. 15–23, Fri.–Sat. 15–24, Sunday 14–22

✆ 55 31 25 55

www.maharajas.no · Rosenkrantzgt. 5 · 5003 Bergen

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ON BRYGGEN IN BERGEN

ENHJØRNINGEN is the oldest fish restaurant in Bergen – extensive à la carte menu with everything you could think of in fish and shellfish. Opening hours every day 16.00-23.00. September to May: Closed Sunday. Open till 11 pm. Book a table by telephone on +47 55 30 69 50 www.enhjorningen.no TO KOKKER – We use real Norwegian produce – and serve it with the respect it deserves! Open Monday to Saturday 5 – 11 pm. Table bookings: +47 55 30 69 55 www.tokokker.no

After a great meal – lean back in BAKLOMMEN. Our bar is quite unique – with that real Bryggen atmosphere. Pull up a stool and order from our well-stocked bar – or perhaps you’d prefer just a good cup of coffee in very nice surroundings.


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Hardangerfjord

Exploring the Bergen region The fjords are Scandinavia’s biggest attraction and they attract visitors from all over the world. Bergen and the surrounding region are situated in the heart of the world-famous fjords. It is no accident that the fjords in our region are included on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List. Situated between the world’s longest fjord and one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, Bergen and the surrounding region is the best starting point for scenic experiences. The Bergen region has a fantastic coastline with thousands of islands and a buzzing cultural scene. There are many possibilities for people looking for active experiences. The island archipelago and the majestic fjords make for highly varied scenery. Waterfalls cascade down the mountainsides, snow glitters on the mountain tops and lush green pastures line the fjords.

the fjords. Admire the green hills and try some local delicacies. Take part in nature-based activities such as walking, sailing, cycling, kayaking, rafting, fishing, paragliding and summer skiing, to name but a few. There are activities for ‘extreme’ enthusiasts and for friends looking for shared experiences in the great outdoors. Distances are short and you can fit a lot in even if you only have a few days. It’s easy to get here no matter where you come from – by boat, train, bus or car. The Norway in a nutshell® round trip shows you our fjords and mountains in a day trip and is available all year. See a list of fjord tours from Bergen on page 29.

Lovely small villages line the fjords like a string of pearls and fishing villages cling to the shoreline. This is a land of contrasts – from gentle and mild to rugged and wild – all natural and unspoilt. The scenery is not just something to be admired – combine the fantastic scenery with some of the huge range of invigorating and exciting activities on offer. Visit some of the countless islands out at the coast. Wonder at the drama of mountains and glaciers reflected in the still, deep water of PLAN & BOOK:

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2 Herdla Museum

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3 Coastal Museum in Øygarden

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4 North Sea Traffic Museum

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5 Panorama Konferansehotell

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6 Berg Fritid, Matredal

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7 Bjørn West Museum, Matredal

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8 Heathland Centre at Lygra

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9 Osterøy Museum

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10 Western Norway Emigration Centre

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11 Économusée Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk

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12 Gulen Dive Resort

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REGION SOUTH – Sunnhordland

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13 Folgefonna National Park Centre, Rosendal

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14 Stone Park, Rosendal

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REGION EAST – Aurland – Flåm – Hardanger – Voss

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15 Hardanger and Voss Museum

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16 Hardangervidda Natursenter, Eidfjord

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17 Économusée Aurlandskoen

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18 Fjordsafari

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19 VisitFlåm

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22 Nigardsbreen, Jostedalen

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23 Urnes Stavkyrkje, Luster

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BERGEN REGION WEST Fjell | Sund | Øygarden

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The coast as your playground The coast of Bergen, including Sotra, Fjell and Øygarden, is the place for active, brisk and exciting experiences. Just a stone’s throw from the city, you can take part in spectacular coastal activities, incredible culinary seafood experiences and learn about one of the most exciting episodes in Norway’s war history. You can enjoy accommodation with panoramic views of the sea, in a small traditional rorbu or in a first-class hotel.

WITH THE SEA AS YOUR PLAYGROUND The region west of Bergen offers a multitude of activities that make the most of the fascinating coastal landscape. Take part in a guided tour to the kingdom of the white-tailed eagle in Telavåg and experience the world’s biggest bird of prey at close range. Experience what it’s like to catch a whopper in the great fishing grounds off Sotra and Øygarden, which are ideal for deepsea fishing. You can become one with the sea and the archipelago in a sea kayak, and you can go on a cliff walk or coasteering along the undulating coastal landscape. Even the most adventurous souls will get a big kick out of Norway’s most spectacular climbing walls. With more than 236 different species of birds, Øygarden is one of the


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best places in Norway for birdwatching. In Tjeldstrømarka nature reserve alone, you can see 195 of them! However, the coastal landscape is as diverse and exciting below the surface of the sea as it is above. In the gigantic natural aquarium that is the sea, you can dive down between shoals of fish, benthic fauna, old shipwrecks and fascinating rock formations. A paradise for shell collectors, sports divers, scuba divers and wreck divers. Panorama Hotell & Resort provides a wide range of activities, experiences and accommodation, and Marstein Lighthouse, out at the ocean’s edge, is just a few kilometres from the hotel. Its spectacular location makes it a truly unique landmark. Gone Paddling on Herdla runs a diverse activity programme with something for everyone, from the most adventurous to those who just want to admire the spectacular coast of Western Norway at close range. ONE OF NORWAY’S BIGGEST WAR TREASURE TROVES The area is a treasure trove for those interested in the history of the war and the occupation. The museums under Museum Vest also give visitors an insight into authentic coastal culture – a glimpse of what life was like for the people living along the coast all the way back to the Stone Age. The incredible stories that are told at the North Sea Traffic Museum, Fjell Fort, the Coastal Museum in Øygarden and Herdla Museum are enhanced by the beautiful surroundings – the scenery, the view, the air and the sea. Learn about the resistance movement that culminated in the Telavåg Tragedy. Walk through the exciting tunnels and the German coastal defence fortifications at Fjell Fort. At

Herdla Museum, there is an exhibition on the German air base. The history of Sotra, Øygarden and Askøy give the region a unique identity that you can only experience by being there. FLAVOURS THAT ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE You need all of your senses to enjoy the coast to the full. On a small island in the archipelago, you can indulge your taste buds with some of the most exotic flavours found in the archipelago of Western Norway. Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant is one of the best restaurants in Norway, where you are served the freshest ingredients straight from the sea with a unique meteorological menu adapted to the weather and available ingredients. There are daily boat departures to Cornelius from Bryggen in Bergen, and the trip takes 20 minutes. Enough time to whet your appetite ahead of your delicious meal. Wild sheep graze on the islands along the ocean’s edge. Heather, sea salt and fresh sea air give Strilalammet lamb its delicious flavour, and this product is fast becoming a sought after brand for the coast of Bergen. However, great culinary experiences are not made of great ingredients alone. Enjoying a meal in the right environment enhances the experience. On fine days, the sliding doors are opened and light dishes are PLAN & BOOK:

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WITH THE HORIZON AS YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOUR Waves lapping against the shore and fresh sea air. Here, you live at one with nature. At a small traditional rorbu down by the water’s edge at Kvernepollen in Øygarden, you can feel the wind, weather and bracing sea air. The restaurant Biologen Herdla on Askøy also provides accommodation and meeting premises and organises activities. It knows how to get the most out of local produce, nature and local traditions. You can play a round of golf at the magnificent course situated next door. Summer houses, fjord hotels, traditional rorbu, cabins and campsites. You can choose the accommodation that suits you best along the coast.

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Fjelberg • Rv555 road west from Bergen Sydnes Kuleseid direction Sotra. ValevågBorgundøy 541

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FJELL FORT

– Museum Vest

The fort was the biggest German fortification in Norway during the occupation, and was built between 1942 and 1945 to guard the approach to Bergen. This exciting war history landscape is a popular walking area, and the café with its panoramic views is a favourite spot for visitors. An app tells the history of the fort. Buses no 450–459, 3 km from the bus stop.

Festningsvegen, NO-5357 Fjell

(+47) 53 00 61 20

fjell@museumvest.no

1.9.-30.4. Sat.-Sun. 11-17 1.5.-31.8. Tues.–Sun. 11-17

NOK

100 aged 0–12 free With the Bergen Card: free

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HERDLA MUSEUM – Museum Vest The moraine island Herdla is situated outermost on the island of Askøy. The open and accessible landscape makes the island a great place for walks. With the museum as a starting point, you can see a World War II fighter aircraft and an intact torpedo battery from the cold war.

1.4.–30. 6.: Sun. 12.00–17.00 1.7.–14. 8.: Daily 12.00–17.00 15. 8.–15. 12.: Sun. 12.00–17.00 Guided tours of Herdla torpedo battery: 1.4. – 30. 9.: Sun. 13.00 and 15.00 Otherwise by arrangement all year.

NOK NO-5315 Herdla

(+47) 53 00 61 30 / 97 09 47 29

herdla@museumvest.no

THE COASTAL MUSEUM IN ØYGARDEN

(+47) 53 00 61 40

NOK The Coastal Museum:

70

free

Aquaculture Centre: 100 75 Daily at 13 and 14 (2.5-31.8) With the Bergen Card: only free admission to the museum.

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– Museum Vest

The museum tells the story of the Telavåg Tragedy and North Sea Traffic between Norway and Shetland, which was an important route for the illegal transport of refugees, agents and supplies during World War II. The village of Telavåg on Sotra was an important starting point for this traffic. In 1942, Telavåg was razed and its inhabitants were sent to German concentration camps. The virtual walk app in Telavåg recounts the story. Film shown every half-hour. Panorama café/shop. Forty minutes’ drive from Bergen on the RV 555 road. Buses 450 to 459.

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1.4–31.10: Sun. 12–17 2.5.–31.8: Mon.–Sat. 11–16. Closed 1 May and 17 May. Otherwise open by arrangement all year.

kystmuseet@museumvest.no

NORTH SEA TRAFFIC MUSEUM

Telavåg

museumvest.no

– Museum Vest

Experience coastal culture and exhibitions in an authentic fishing environment. Learn about fisheries, the aquaculture industry and the oil and gas industry. Why not also visit Øygarden Aquaculture Centre and learn about salmon and trout? Bike, canoe and rowing boat hire. Film, conference room, outdoor amphitheatre, café and museum shop. Walking, fishing and swimming opportunities.

Museumsvegen 9, NO-5337 Rong

80 (including aircraft and torpedo battery) free Gul-16 exhibition 30. With the Bergen Card: free

nordsjofartmuseet@museumvest.no

1.2–30.4: Sun. 12–17 1.5–31.8: Mon.–Sat. 11–16. Sun.12-17 1.9–31.10: Sun. 12–17. 23 Dec.-5 Jan., Easter Saturday and 17 May. Otherwise by arrangement all year.

NOK

70 free under 16 Students and pupils: 30 Group prices: NOK 60 (minimum of 20 persons) Guided tour of the area NOK 1,000 per group With the Bergen Card: Free

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With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings. See pages 44-47. PLAN & BOOK:

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BERGEN REGION NORTH Nordhordland | Gulen

A natural history gem Across beautiful heathland with charming old drystone walls, through narrow sounds and currents from the ocean’s edge to fjords and high mountains. The region north of Bergen is a gem for nature experiences, exciting emigration history and activities that are guaranteed to bring a glow to your cheeks, the wind in your hair and laughter and joy.

PERFECT FJORD EXPERIENCES Many people think you have to travel far from Bergen for spectacular fjord experiences. They haven’t been to the area north of Bergen. The sea is perhaps the most beautiful means of getting around, and sightseeing boats depart on full and half-day trips every day all year round from the Fish Market in Bergen to fjords north of the city. Rødne Fjord Cruise takes you to beautiful Modalen – to the narrow Mostraumen sound with its strong currents. The scenic experiences start almost as soon as you board the boat, as you pass Nordhordland Bridge, Alverstraumen and the island of Osterøy. This trip is a perfect fjord experience, with steep mountains and waterfalls,


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idyllic farms and small villages, fauna and fresh sea air. Osterøy is known as one of Northern Europe’s biggest inland islands, situated in the beautiful fjord landscape north of Bergen. You can either get there by boat or a 45-minute bus or car trip from Bergen across the Osterøy Bridge. In Fotlandsvåg, you will find the elegant hotel Fjordslottet, set in fantastic surroundings close to the mountains and the fjord. At Osterøy Museum in Lonevåg, you can learn about local building traditions and traditional craft products. Violinist Ole Bull’s summer house is also situated here, and there are guided tours of the house during summer. HISTORICAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF THE ATLANTIC COAST Nordhordland is known for its beautiful heathland, a type of landscape that is in danger of disappearing. It is also known as the cultural landscape of the European Atlantic coast. The Heathland Centre at Lygra practises traditional land use including grazing by wild sheep, burning heather and haymaking. The centre was established to maintain the cultural landscape of the coast and preserve knowledge and traditions linked to use of the natural landscape. A fantastic nature and cultural experience for the whole family. More than 800,000 Norwegians have emigrated to the USA since 1825. The Western Norway Emigration Centre on Radøy serves as a monument to the history of emigration through films, stories and documentation – a history that has left a significant mark on Norway for almost 200 years. Tjorehagen on Radøy, one of

the biggest and finest Rhododendron gardens in Norway, is definitely worth a visit. The island of Fedje, out at the very ocean’s edge in Nordhordland, is known as the community by the sea, where the horizon is your next door neighbour. This is where you can experience the ocean at close range. An inn has been in operation on the island since the 1600s, and the coastal community has two lighthouses that can be seen from the island – Hellisøy and Holmengrå. Many unique experiences await you, whether you choose a lighthouse safari, a walk in the breeze along the North Sea Trail or a bowl of delicious fish soup in the café, where they have access to the freshest produce from the sea. PARADISE FOR OCEANSPORT AND DEEPSEA FISHING In this region, you can have as much action-packed fun as you want. Experienced oceansport enthusiasts ensure that it all takes place in safe surroundings. Berg Fritid focuses on accessible, safe and spectacular nature experiences, and organises activities for groups of all sizes all year round. Every August, locals, visitors and holidaymakers meet in Austrheim for Nordic Oceansport Week. Here, amateurs

PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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Activities are also available for people who don’t like salt water in their hair. Meland Golfbane is an 18-hole championship course, ranked as one of the best golf courses in Europe with its unique challenges in hilly terrain. A large number of walking trails in the areas Modalen, Stordalen and Dyrkolbotn are all great starting points for short or long walks in the Stølsheimen mountains.

Gaular

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Gåsvær

and professionals alike get a chance to enjoy activities such as skin-diving, kayaking, scuba diving , windsurfing, SUP, deepsea fishing and sailing, to mention but a few. Activities that bring you into close contact with the beautiful coastal nature.

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GETTING AROUND Os IN THE REGION: Mundheim Express boat: • Daily Halhjemall year from Bergen to Marstein Hufthamar Lygra, Vardetangen, Frekhaug Nordtveitgrend Bjørnafjorden Varaldsøy Austevollshella 48 and Knarvik. Møkster Malknes 48 Våge Austevoll Car: • E39 road north from Bergen, Gjermundshamn Litlakalsøy Husavik 49 across the Nymark Nordhordlandsbrua Løfallstrand Bekkjarvik Vikane Tysnes bridge. Only 30 minutes Rosendal from Sandvikvåg Bergen. Dimmelsvik Bus: •FitjarLocalHodnanes bus connections Uskedal – Brandasund see skyss.no Herøysund Jektevik Husnes 545 Nordhuglo E39 Free Sunde with the Bergen Card. Rubbestadneset Venjaneset

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STAY AND TRAVEL NORTH With the Bergen Card, you can travel around the whole region on local bus services for free. There are lots of different accommodation options in the area – everything from traditional rorbu for rent to campsites and grand accommodation such as Alver Hotel, Westland Hotel and Stordalen Fjellstove.

Leirvik

Mosterhamn

Halsnøy Fjelberg Sydnes

Go on the guided ‘In Norwegian Footsteps’ tour in the mountains, which 541 includes walking, cycling, a boat trip and food. An action-packed day of nature, culture and history in spectacular scenery. Or go on ‘the Fjord Cycling Route’ – five days of mountains, narrow valleys, the Sognefjord and the best Fjord Norway has to offer. Dirt bike and mountain bike hire available. We also collaborate with Stordalen Fjellstove and Stordalen HAUGESUND Skisenter on ski schools, cross-country trails, randonnée trips, snowshoe walks, walks, group trips and activity programmes.

bergfritid.no

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post@bergfritid.no

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Langevåg BERGFRITID – Walking and cycling in Matre/Stordalen Buavåg

(+47) 41 04 71 09

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Here is there room more details Uptaqui nit,during nimofor voluptur, etseason veruptur si quaecae ni dendae Also open the winter vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

BJØRN WEST MUSEET – Resistance museum in Matre – Museum Vest The story of the resistance group Bjørn West is the exciting history of the last hostilities in Europe in 1945. The museum has an extensive exhibition of equipment, photos and films, and raises questions for visitors to ponder. After a visit to the museum, you can drive a round trip through wild scenery in the heart of the area in which the Bjørn West group operated. The road takes you along the fringe of the Stølsheimen mountains, via Stordalen valley and over to the Sognefjord, and then back to the E39 road. Several accommodation providers and cafés en route. There are eight carwalk information stops on the way from Matre to Stordalen. Approx. one hour from Bergen. Express bus.

Matre 41, NO-5984 Matredal

(+47) 56 36 63 00 / (+47) 469 05 204

01.05 – 18.06. Sat.-Sun. 11-17 19.06 – 20.08. Tues.-Sun. 11-17 21.08 – 30.09. Sat.-Sun. 11-17 Otherwise open by arrangement all year.

NOK

60 free Groups 50 With the Bergen Card: free

bjornwest@museumvest.no

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THE HEATHLAND CENTRE AT LYGRA – Lyngheisenteret An Information Centre spotlighting Europe’s Atlantic coast heathlands. Authentical heathlands managed by traditional farming methods, including burning, haymaking as well as grazing by the ancient breed of Norse sheep. Exhibition, film and cafeteria. Walking on well-mantained pathways. 50 km north of Bergen, E39 to Knarvik. Then road 57 to Seim. Express boats from Bergen: norled.no

Ytre Lygra, NO-5912 Seim

(+47) 56 35 64 10

post@lyngheisenteret.no

Apr-Sept: Wed-Fri 11-15.30 Sun 12-17 Otherwise by arrangement.

NOK

50 20 Pens. and Stud. 30

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OSTERØY MUSEUM – The Museum Centre in Hordaland Open-air museum with buildings dating back to the 17th century. Exhibitions on building traditions, crafts and textiles. Cultural landscape trail with burial mounds. Café open on Sundays.

Open: 21.5.-17.9. Tues.-Fri. 11.00-15.00 25.6.-17.9. Also Sundays 12.00-17.00 Contact us to arrange visits outside opening hours.

NOK Gjerstad

(+47) 950 98 845

osteroymuseum@muho.no

60 free Students/Pens./ groups 50

muho.no/osteroymuseum

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WESTERN NORWAY EMIGRATION CENTRE – the Museum Centre in Hordaland The Emigration Centre comprises: the Emigrant Church, which was moved from North Dakota in 1996 and rebuilt here at Sletta, as well as five historical emigrant buildings dating from the late 19th century – moved here from Minnesota and North Dakota. Various exhibitions. Located at Sletta on Radøy beside the RV 565 road, approx. 50 min. drive northwest of Bergen.

Sletta på Radøy

(+47) 55 25 18 09 / (+47) 56 37 20 00

Sun. 7.5.: 12-15 (Opening of season) 7.5.-18.6. Sat and Sun.: 12-15 20.6.-20.8. Tues.-Fri.: 12-17 Sat. and Sun.: 12-15 Otherwise open by arrangement

NOK

55 free Stud. 40 Groups 50

muho.no/vestnorsk-utvandringssenter

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ÉCONOMUSÉE HILLESVÅG ULLVAREFABRIKK – Lindås Meet the artisans at work at the family-run wool company Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The factory has produced wool since the 19th century, and several of the old machines are still in operation. We invite you to come on an interesting walk through the factory, where you can follow the process from raw wool to the finished product. A wide variety of Hillesvåg garns and patterns, wool for felting and many ready-made products from well-known suppliers are sold in the shop.

Lindås

(+47) 56 35 78 00

post@ull.no

Shop opening hours: Monday–Friday 9 – 16 Thursday 9 – 19 Saturday 10 – 14 Guided tours by arrangement, Monday–Friday.

ull.no

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This distinctive and varied Straume Norheimsund 7 Tysse BERGEN landscape offers countless opportunities for an active 48 Sotra Tørvikbygd and exciting holiday. Flesland Strandebarm 48 kai Telavåg E39 Eikelandsosen Hjellestad Sunnhordland has a huge Glesvær 555 Hatvik Klokkarvik Krokeide variety of walks to choose Venjaneset Os from, whether in the Mundheim Halhjem mountains, on the glacier, Marstein Hufthamar Nordtveitgrend Bjørnafjorden alongside the fjord or in a Varaldsøy Austevollshella 48 Malknes coastal landscape. The walks Møkster Austevoll 48 Våge Gjermundshamn Litlakalsøy are categorised by degree of Husavik 49 Nymark Løfallstrand Bekkjarvik Vikane difficulty. Tysnes 13 14

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Sunnhordland’s attractions include the Barony Rosendal. the exhibition about the Christianization of Norway at Moster Amfi, and Ryvarden Cultural Lighthouse. The region’s natural attractions include Folgefonna National Park and the waterfalls Langfoss and Furebergfossen. Sunnhordland is also wellknown for its thriving cultural scene and it is host to museums, exhibitions, festivals and concerts. Many events of different kinds take place all year, spearheaded by the new Oseana Art and Cultural Centre in Os, which has a varied programme throughout the year.

Dimmelsvik

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You experience things even more intensely from the seat of a bike. Cascading waterfalls, flocks of sheep along the roadside, the salty smell of the sea. The North Sea Cycle Route, the world’s longest cycling route at 600 km, runs through parts of Sunnhordland. Explore islands and skerries one day – and the fjord and mountains the next. The scenery here will take your breath away!

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Vikedal Ropeid GETTING AROUND THE REGION: Sand Car: • E39 road Bergen- Stavanger. HAUGESUND Various ferry services. Fjord1.no – norled.no – fosennamsos.no Boat: • Sunnhordland-Bergen-Austevoll – norled.no • Hardangerfjord Sightseeing – Norheimsund-Eidfjord – norled.no • Hardangerfjordekspressen Bergen-Rosendal – rodne.no Bus: • Kystbussen Bergen-Stavanger (Fitjar, Stord, Sveio) – kystbussen.no • Haukeliekspressen Haugesund-Oslo (Etne) – Haukeliekspressen.no • Local bus services – skyss.no Free with the Bergen Card to Os. 46

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(+47) 950 98 845

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E134 The museums under Hardanger and Voss Museum provide Sandeid 541 varied and unique insights and stories. Watch artisans at To Stavanger 46 Vikedal work, see art of high international quality and learnRopeid about the colourful national costume tradition and the 46diversity ofSand 513 Hardanger embroidery, walk through museum clusters and E134 HAUGESUND lots more. Cosy cafés, lovely museum shops and activities for children at all the museums. Welcome!

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A MODERN EXPERIENCE CENTRE FOR NORWEGIAN A MODERN EXPERIENCE CENTRE FORENVIRONMENT NORWEGIAN NATURE, CLIMATE AND NATURE, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT EIN MODERNES BESUCHERZENTRUM FÜR DIE NORWEGISCHE NATUR, KLIMA UND UMWELT

Hardangervidda Eidfjord, N-5784 ØvreNorway Eidfjord, Norway HardangerviddaNatursenter Natursenter Eidfjord, N-5784 Øvre Eidfjord, P +47 53 67 40 00 | www.hardangerviddanatursenter.no P +47 53 67 40 00 | www.hardangerviddanatursenter.no Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Facebook! Boat: • Hardangerfjord Sightseeing and Bergen-Flåm – norled.no • Gudvangen-Flåm – visitflam.com

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AURLANDSSKOEN ÉCONOMUSÉE – Aurland The Aurland shoe, or Penny Loafer, has been produced since the 1930’s. Meet the artisans of shoe making, follow the steps of the production process and discover how the Aurland shoe factory keeps alive the traditional craft and knowledge of shoe making in the Economusee. The classic version of the penny loafer is still a bestseller, but modern colours are also becoming very popular.

Aurland

(+47) 57 63 32 12

post@aurlandskoen.no

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FJORD SAFARI – Flåm Guideservice AS – Flåm Join us on a trip on the impressive Nærøyfjord and see the magnificent scenery from one of our RIB boats. We will make several guided stops en route to look for seals, porpoises and eagles. Visit the small goat-farming village of Undredal to sample the famous Undredal cheese. Go on walks that take you from the fjord to the mountains, cycle the Navvies’ Road (Rallarvegen) or take part in winter activities such as snowshoe hikes or winter FjordSafaris. We can tailor activities to meet your needs. Welcome!

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EXPLORE FLÅM VISIT FLÅM OFFERS A PALETTE OF GOOD EXPERIENCES! FRETHEIM HOTEL The historical charm of this timber built hotel makes you feel warmly welcomed and at home. The restaurant serves traditional, seasonal and local food delivered daily from local producers and farmers. Welcome!

FLÅMSBANA

STEGASTEIN

Experience one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and explore the very best aspects of the wild and stunning West Norwegian mountain landscape.

Visit the spectacular Stegastein Viewpoint located 650 meters above sea level, overlooking the majestic fjord landscape. The viewpoint is part of the National Tourist roads. Daily departures from Flåm.

Daily departures from Flåm.

AURLAND SKOFABRIKK The Aurland Shoe factory and Économusée in Aurland is a display of traditional handicraft. Follow the steps of shoe making and visit the exhibition and shoe shop. Welcome!

FLÅM RAILWAY MUSEUM

VISION OF THE FJORDS

The museum yields a deeper insight into one of the steepest railway lines in the world, as well as displays the day-to-day life of the engineers who built this unique line.

Join a fantastic cruise on the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord with “Vision of The Fjords”. With its world premiere innovation, Norwegian design and world-leading environmental technology.

Open all year.

Daily departures from Flåm.

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Ve l k o m m e n t i l | W e l c o m e t o | W i l l k o m m e n a m | B i e n v e n u e à | W e l k o m a Welcome to Sognefjorden – the heart of Fjord Norway – with UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjorden, UNESCO Urnes Stavechurch and the National parks Jotunheimen mountains

Nærøyfjorden (UNESCO) Photo: Katrin Moe

Nigardsbreen, Jostedalen Photo: Finn Loftesnes

1 Fjord: UNESCO Nærøyfjord (1A), Fjærlandsfjord (1B). 2 Glacier: Jostedalsbreen (2), Nigardsbreen (2A), Bøyabreen (2B), Supphellebreen (2C), Bergsetbreen (2D), Austerdalsbreen (2E). 3 Waterfalls: Vettisfossen (3A), Feigumfossen (3B), Kjosfossen (3C), Kjelfossen (3D), Kvinnafossen (3E), Drivandefossen (3F). 4 Churches: UNESCO Urnes Stave Church (4A), Borgund Stave Church (4B), Hopperstad Stave Church (4C), Kaupanger Stave Church (4D), Undredal Stave Church (4E), Hove Stone Church (4F), St. Olafs Church (4G), Dale Stone Church (4H), Gaupne old Church (4I). 5 Hiking: Aurlandsdalen (5A), The Utladalen Valley (5B), Jotunheimen/Hurrungane (5C), The old King’s Road (5D), Stølsheimen (5E), Rallarvegen (5F), Saurdal (5G), Molden (5H).

Travel facts From Bergen/Oslo: www.vegvesen.no and www.maps.google.no www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en From Bergen: www.norled.no From Bergen/Oslo: www.nor-way.no From Bergen/Oslo: www.wideroe.no From Bergen/Oslo: www.nsb.no and www.visitflam.com Roundtrips “Norway in a Nutshell”® and “Sognefjord in a Nutshell”®: www.fjordtours.no

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and Jostedalsbreen glacier. The longest fjord, the biggest glacier and the highest mountains – the worlds most beautiful fjord experiences!

Urnes stave church, Luster Photo: Espen Mills

6 Attractions: Flåmsbana – The Flåm Railway (6A), The Aurland shoe (6B), The Norwegian Book Town (6C), Cider Cellar (6D), Ægir Bryggeri & Pub (6E), Gamle Florø Lærdalsøyri – old village centre (6F), Jostedal Powerstation (6G), Anestølen Farm visit (6H), Galleri Walaker 300 (6I), The Magic White Caves (Gudvangen 6J), Otternes (6K), The “Stairs” in Høyanger (6L), Tindevegen – tourist route (6M), Fridtjov den Frøkne Statue (6N), Stegastein view point (6O), Lærdalstunnelen – world’s longest tunnel (6P), Kayak (6Q), RIB (6R), Rafting (6S), Dale MotorikparkTM Lærdal (6T), Vesterland Indoor Playpark (6U), Juving (6V), ZIP-line (6W), Lustrabadet indoor waterworld (6X), Flekke Høyangerbadet indoor waterworld (6Y), Open-air swimming pool (6Z), Vikøyri historical shore dweller site (6AA). 7 National Tourist Routes: Sognefjellet (7A), Aurlandsfjellet (7B), Gaularfjellet (7C). 8 Museums and centers: De Heiberske Samlinger – Norwegian folk Museum Heggebøen (8A), Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre (8B), Lavik Norsk Bremuseum – glacier museum (8C), Oppedal Breheimsenteret – glacier museum (8D), Flåm Railway Museum (8E), Kristianhus Boatand Motormuseum (8F), Høyanger Industrial Museum (8G), Sognefjord Aquarium (8H), Matre Norwegian Tourism museum (8I), Postand tele museum (8J), Munthehuset (8K), Haugsvær Safthuset – “The Juice House” (8L), Refsdal Powerstation 1913 (8M), Sogn Art Centre (8N).

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Useful information

Activity organisers | Boat hire | Meeting and conference organisers | Tour operators

Activity organisers BERGENBASECAMP – (+47) 55 32 55 00. www.exin.no FJORD TOURS – (+47) 81 56 82 22. www.fjordtours.no GONE PADDLING – (+47) 91 53 81 33. www.gonepaddling.no MA-ADVENTURE – (+47) 99 50 29 24. ma-adventure.no NORDIC VENTURES – (+47) 56 51 00 17. www.nordicventures.com SKJELBREID POIRÉE – (+47) 95 25 51 01. www.skjelbreidpoiree.com

Professional congress organiser (PCO) CONGRESS-CONFERENCE AS – (+47) 22 56 19 30. www.ccnorway.no FIRST UNITED, NORWAY – (+47) 55 23 00 70. www.firstunited.no FJELL OG FJORD KONFERANSER AS – (+47) 55 11 04 20. www.fjellogfjord-konferanser.no KONGRESS & KULTUR AS – (+47) 55 55 36 55. www.kongress.no POSSIBILITY AS – (+47) 55 11 59 00. www.possibility.no

Destination management company (DMC) AMAZING FJORDS – (+47) 48 08 23 65. www.amazingfjords.com AUTHENTICORE (KARIN FURST) – (+47) 22 06 50 20. www.authenticore.no DMC NORWAY – (+47) 47 61 13 13. www.dmcnorway.no FIRST UNITED – (+47) 55 23 00 70. www.firstunited.no GOVISIT – (+47) 97 00 48 70. www.govisit.no HOLBERG TRAVEL – (+47) 55 30 60 00. www.holberg.no LOST IN NORWAY – (+47) 97 62 77 14. www.lostinnorway.no

Meeting and event planner BERGEN LIVE EVENT – (+47) 55 21 50 60. www.bergenlive.no COEVENT – (+47) 53 69 53 00. www.coevent.no KONFERANSEHJELPEN – (+47) 99 29 00 25. www.konferansehjelpen.no SCANDINAVIAN ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE – (+47) 55 60 66 00. www.entertainment.no EGENCIA – (+47) 23 15 75 15. www.egencia.no

Boat hire – boats with and without crew BERGEN FJORD ADVENTURES AS – (+47) 95 16 12 24. www.bergenfjordadventures.com FJORDCHARTER NORWAY – 907 90 818 / (+47) 56 39 10 20. www.fjordcharter.no FJORDGUIDING – (+47) 47 80 20 10. www.fjordguiding.no MARITIME TOURS AS – (+47) 55 30 80 80. www.maritimetours.no NORLED – (+47) 51 86 87 88. www.norled.no OYSTER DUNDEE – (+47) 97 09 23 03. www.oysterdundee.com STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL – (+47) 55 30 17 00. www.lehmkuhl.no TSMY WELLER – (+47) 40 82 58 28. www.weller.no

The following can help with planning and arrangements EXCLUSIVE SCANDINAVIA – (+47) 56 52 95 90. www.exclusivescandinavia.no FERIEREISER BERGEN AS – (+47) 55 32 32 00. www.frbergen.no FJORD TRAVEL NORWAY – (+47) 55 13 13 10. www.fjordtravel.no JANDIS AS – (+47) 55 18 40 99. www.jandis.no NORWEGIAN ADVENTURE – (+47) 22 44 17 00. www.norwegian-adventures.com OS TRAVEL AS – (+47) 56 30 43 00. www.ostravel.no THE TRAVEL DESIGNER AS – (+47) 98 28 19 17. www.thetraveldesigner.com TIMEOUT TRAVEL – (+47) 55 31 06 90. www.timeout-travel.no TRY NORWAY – (+47) 32 81 62 00. www.trynorway.no Follow visitBergen on


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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

POLICE: Tel. 112, FIRE BRIGADE: Tel. 110, AMBULANCE

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ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY, Solheimsgaten 9. (+47) 55 56 87 00. Open day and night. DENTIST: EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE, Solheimsgaten 18 B. (+47) 57 30 31 00. Weekdays 18-20.30. Sat., Sun. and public holidays: 15.30–20.30. DUTY CHEMISTS: Vitusapotek Nordstjernen, Bergen Storsenter at the Bus Station. (+47) 55 21 83 84. Open 08–23, Sundays and public holidays: 13-23.

BERGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY – Strømgaten 6 (E4)

(+47) 55 56 85 00. www.bergenbibliotek.no Mon.–Thurs. 10-20. Fri. 10-17. Sat. 10-16. From Sept. to April also open Sundays 12-16. Free internet. Wireless network. Music Department Shorter opening hours from approx. 15.5-31.8.

FJORD INFORMATION – www.fjordnorway.com INTERNET – BERGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, Strømgt. 6 (E4). (+47) 55 56 85 00. For opening times, see above. The Tourist Information has free wireless network.

PHONING – To phone abroad, dial 00 + the country code. To call Bergen from abroad: +47 + number. THE CITY OF BERGEN – Bergen Town Hall next to Lille Lungegårdsvann lake.

(+47) 05556. www.bergen.kommune.no

INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC:

Tourist Information, Strandkaien 3, N-5013 Bergen, Norway Tel.: (+47) 55 55 20 00 info@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com see page 10 and 11.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE – Volvat Medisinske Senter,

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER:

CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ BUREAU DE CHANGE

INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY AND THE PRESS:

Laguneveien 9.

(+47) 55 11 20 00.

Most currencies can be changed at the Tourist Information on the Fish Market (D4). Opening hours, see page 9.

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Bergen Tourist Board, Slottsgaten 3, P.O.Box 4055 Sandviken, NO-5835 Bergen, Norway Tel.: (+47) 55 55 20 10. Fax: (+47) 55 55 20 11 mail@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION 2017 500.000 copies printed in English, Norwegian, German and Spanish. Editorial management: Bergen Tourist Board. Product manager Eirik B. Lervik, tel. (+47) 55 55 20 15. Advertising: annonse@visitbergen.com Layout: Knowit. Production: Frank Modahl Grafisk. Printing: Bodoni. The Bergen Guide is produced on environmentally friendly paper in February 2017 for free distribution. Bergen Tourist Board cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or subsequent alterations. Photo credits See pages: Front page: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand, Rødne Fjord Cruise, UCI / Graham Watson, Bergen Tourist Board / Johnny Mazzilli, Panorama Hotel & Resort / Johanne K. Holm. – p. 9: Bergen Tourist Board / Girish Chouhan. – p. 10: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 12: Lars Svenkerud, Skånevik Bluesfestival, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen. – p. 13: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth, CH / Innovation Norway. – p. 14: Bergen Tourist Board / Girish Chouhan, Frithjof Fure, Event1. – p. 15: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / visitnorway.com (x2). – p. 16: UCI / Graham Watson, Bergen 2017 / Tom Guld1brandsen (x4). – p. 20: Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / Fjord Norway. – p. 21: Floyen.no / Sverre Hjørnevik. – p. 26: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 25: Kaitlin Bailey / Matador Network / Fjord Norway. – p. 40: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth. – p. 41: Vidar Langeland / Bergensavisen. – p. 42: Bergen Tourist Board / Akvariefergen / Oddleiv Apneseth / Gjertrud Coutinho / Dag Fosse / Oddleiv Apneseth / Statens Vegvesen / Svein Magne Tunli / Espen Haagensen / Dag Fosse. – p. 43: Bergen Tourist Board / Matjaz Inthar, Bergen Tourist Board / Jan Løtvedt / AdO Arena. – p. 44: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth, Fløibanen / Pål Hoff, Old Bergen Museum / Bergen City Museum, CH / Innovation Norway, Kristin Svarstad / Musica Nord. – p. 47: Bergen Tourist Board / Linn Kjos Falkenberg, Bergen Art Museum, Barn I Byen / Kjersti Vik. – p. 48: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth. – p. 52: Bergen Tourist Board / Gjertrud Coutinho. – p. 56: Bergen Tourist Board / Dag Fosse. – p. 62: Svein Magne Tunli. – p. 72: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen. – p. 73: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen, Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS, Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Innovation Norway, Voss Rafting Senter. – p. 74: Bergen Tourist Board / Girish Chouhan. – p. 76: Bergen Tourist Board / Eivind Senneset. – p. 77: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen / Kitchen & Table Bergen / Clarion Hotel Admiral. – p. 84: Fjordline / Espen Gees. – p. 86: Bergen Tourist Board / Jan M. Lillebø, AVINOR / Nils Olav Mevatne, Norled, NSB. – p. 92: Oleana. – p. 93: Oleana. – p. 100: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norway. – p. 101: Fish Market / Atle Kårstad, Eder Biesel Arkitekter. – p. 112: Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / Fjord Norway. – p. 113: Dahle / Destination Hardanger Fjord AS, Paal Audestad / Fjord Tours. – p. 115: Panorama Hotell & Resort / Johanne K. Holm, Rødne Fjord Tours, Magne Ove Klepp, Stig Tronvold. – p. 116: Panorama Hotell & Resort / Johanne K. Holm. – p. 117: Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant, Museum Vest, Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik, Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik. – p. 118: Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik, Gaute Hatlem, Øystein Eriksen, Gaute Hatlem, Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik. – p. 120: Rødne Fjord Tours. – p. 121: The heathland Centre at Lygra, Berg Fritid, Rødne Fjord Tours, Berg Fritid. – p. 122: Eivind Senneset, Osterøy Museum. – p. 124: JmNesse, Magne Ove Klepp, Ståle Sundfjord.

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