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OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION

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BERGEN THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY

2018

The Bergen Region North and West | Hardanger | Voss | Flåm | Sunnhordland

ABOUT BERGEN WHAT’S ON EXPERIENCES MAPS

ACCOMMODATION

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SHOPPING

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RESTAURANTS

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THE REGION

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World Heritage City


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Activities Bike rentals

from NOK 400 daily, May 1st to Oct. 1st

Canoe rentals

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on Fløyen Zipline Park

from NOK 150 daily, Jun. 23rd to Aug. 26th

Guided tours

from NOK 275 daily, Jun. 23rd to Aug. 26th

Fløibanen funicular daily 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

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.


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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 /skyskraperen@ulriken643.no / +47 45 90 89 62

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OPENING HOURS: 1 SEP - 30 APRIL: 10AM - 6PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK | 1 MAY - 31 AUG


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RGE SNAKE AND REPTILE AREA - MARINE AQUARIUM - MORE THAN 60 AQUARIA - FREE WIFI

Meet a typical Bergen type... The cod, your classic Bergen hipster. Independent and liberal, with an arty beard and dressed in warm, earthy colours. Like most people in Bergen, the cod likes to hold loud discussions but is a fairlyfriendly little character when you get to know it. At the Aquarium, you’ll meet more than 400 bearded, artistic, ice-cold, acrobatic and colourful characters. Or, in other words – just completely ordinary Bergen types. You could make friends for life when you visit the Aquarium. Welcome!

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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 just want to have fun together! Opening hours

23 Jun to 19 Aug: Mon-Sun 10-17 20 Aug to 22 Jun: Tues-Fri 9-15, Sat-Sun 10-17

Bergen Light Rail stops nearby (at Florida). Welcome!


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Bryggen (The Wharf)

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

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!

Fjord tours

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Culture and experiences

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Regards Bergen Tourist Board

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The Tourist Information

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History

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What’s on

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Useful information

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EXPERIENCES

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Sightseeing

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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

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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 the most common 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 52-55. 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

Daily Daily Mon-Sat

www.visitBergen.com

08.30-22.00 09.00-20.00 09.00-16.00

Please check visitBergen.com for opening hours in Christmas. 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!

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Free App for Bergen and all Norway. visitNorway – Official Travel Guide

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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 25.

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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 28-47 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 100-107.


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Bryggen (The Wharf)

UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY In 2015, BERGEN 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 146.

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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What’s on in Bergen 2018

Concerts | Festivals | Theatre | Trade Fairs | Markets | Activities Jan. – June Aug.–Dec.

ALL YEAR

Jan.–Dec.

A broad range of plays for adults and children on three stages – Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no Weekly concerts with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Thursdays, the Grieg Hall – www.harmonien.no Weekly jazz concerts, Fridays, spring & autumn, USF Verftet – www.bergenjazzforum.no

11.01 – 20.01 12.01 – 17.03 15.01 16.01 17.01 18.01 – 27.01 25.01 – 17.02 27.01 27.01 – 28.01

Stand-up show featuring Terje Sporsem: ‘Religion’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no JANUARY Marit Voldsæter: ‘Null i biologi’ (stand-up show), Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no New Year concert with the Schönbrunn Festival Orchestra Vienna, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Ballet: ‘Swan Lake’, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Tiësto concert – Northern Lights Tour 2015, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no Stand-up show: ‘Dr. Bergland bryter taushetsplikten’, Lille Ole Bull – www.olebullhuset.no Stand-up show with Dagfinn Lyngbø: ‘Supersmud’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no Frontm3n concert, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Hobby Fair, Turnhallen – www.hobbymessen.no

01.02 – 04.02 09.02 – 10.02 10.02 23.02 – 24.02 28.02

Bergen International Whisky & Beer Festival, Scandic Bergen City – www.thetastingroom.no Norwegian brass band championships, the Grieg Hall – www.musikkorps.no Turbonegro concert – Rocknroll Machine Tour, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no Concert by Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes, Troldhaugen – www.griegmuseum.no Steve Wilson concert, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no

01.03 – 18.03 02.03 – 03.03 02.03 – 10.03 07.03 – 11.03 10.03 – 16.03

UKEN Student festival – www.uken.no Kvelertak concert, Garage – www.bergenlive.no Stand-up show, Dora Thorhallsdottir: ‘Familiegreier’, Ricks Teater – www.ricks.no Borealis – festival of experimental music, Bergen city centre – www.borealisfestival.no Opera: The Flying Dutchman, the Grieg Hall – www.bno.noo

06.04 – 08.04 Ultimo april 20.04 22.04 28.04

Wellbeing Festival, the Grieg Hall – www.alternativmessen.no Humorfest (comedy festival), Bergen city centre – www.humorfest.no Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Chippendales – about last night…, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Bergen City Marathon, city centre – www.bergencitymarathon.no

01.05 – 30.09 02.05 – 04.05 06.05 14.05 17.05 23.05 – 24.05 23.05 – 06.06 25.05 – 02.06 26.05 27.05

Daily lunch concerts at Troldhaugen, Troldhaugen – www.griegmuseum.no Nordic Media Festival, city centre – www.mediedager.no MC spring kick-off, city centre – www.rollingthundermc.no John Cleese: ‘Last time to see me before I die’, the Grieg Hall – www.stageway.no Constitution Day: celebrations in Bergen, city centre – www.17-mai.no Opera: Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts – www.bno.no Bergen International Festival, city centre – www.fib.no Nattjazz, USF Verftet – www.nattjazz.no Ulriken Opp – uphill race, Ulriken www.ulrikenopp.no 4 and 7-mountain hike. Bergen’s city mountains – www.bergenoghordalandturlag.no

MAY

01.06 02.06 06.06 – 08.06 07.06 09.06 12.06 – 16.06 17.06 – 26.08 18.06 – 25.08 18.06 – 31.08 21.06 – 24.06 24.06 28.06 – 01.07 29.06 – 01.07

Bjørgvin Marknad – Viking and Medieval Festival, Hordamuseet – www.bjorgvinmarknad.no Bergen–Voss cycle race, Bergen–Voss www.bergenvoss.no Eggstockfestivalen – music festival for new bands, Det Akademiske Kvarter – www.eggstock.no Bergen Mountain Marathon, Montana – www.bergenfjellmaraton.no Torgdagen market day in Bergen, Torget – www.torgdagenibergen.com Bergenfest – music festival, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenfest.no Evening concerts at Troldhaugen (Sundays), Troldhaugen – www.griegmuseum.no Grieg in Bergen – series of concerts, Korskirken church – www.grieginbergen.com Lunch concert: Grieg Concert & Story, Opus XVI Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel – www.grieginbergen.com Skutefest i Bergen – square-rigger festival, Bergen city centre – www.lehmkuhl.no Roger Hodgson – Breakfast in America World Tour, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Bergen Cup – handball tournament, Varden – www.bergencup.no Emigration festival at Sletta, Radøy – www.muho.no

JULY

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03.07 – 26.08

End of July – start of August

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

02.08 – 05.08 04.08 – 16.09 10.08 – 11.08 11.08 15.08 19.08 19.08 23.08 24.08 31.08 – 02.09 31.08 – 02.09

Fjordsteam 2018, city centre – www.fjordsteam.no Kystsogevekene – coastal culture festival, Hordaland – www.kystsogevekene.no Osfest – music festival, Os – www.osfest.no Marcus & Martinus concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Lars Winnerbäck concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Coastman Norway – triathlon, Øygarden – www.coastmannorway.com Bjørn West march, Matre – www.bjornwest.no Dumdum Boys concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Alan Walker concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no The Knarvikmila run, Knarvik – www.knarvikmila.no Bergen Food Festival – Bergenhus Fortress, Koengen – www.matfest.no

01.09 – 09.09

Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition, Troldhaugen – www.griegcompetition.com Bergen Beer Festival, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenolfestival.no Culture Night in Bergen, city centre – www.kulturnatt-bergen.no Trolljegerprøven – Norway’s toughest terrain obstacle course, Mount Fløyen – www.trolljeger.no Trolljeger junior, Fløyen – www.trolljeger.no Forskningsdagene research festival, city centre – www.forskningsdagene.no Raptus – Bergen Comics Festival, city centre – www.raptus.no BIFF – Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen Kino – www.biff.no Stoltzekleiven Opp – uphill race, Stoltzekleiven – www.stoltzen.no Bergen Knitting Festival, Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum – www.bergenstrikkefestival.com Magic show with Alexx Alexxander, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Miniature Railway Fair, Turnhallen – www.mjmessen.no

Early September 14.09 15.09 16.09 19.09 – 30.09 Mid-September 25.09 – 03.10 28.09 – 29.09 28.09 – 30.09 29.09 29.09 – 30.09

JULY

Bergen organ music summer – church concerts, St Mary’s Church, St John’s Church, St Paul’s Church and Bergen Cathedral – www.kirkemusikkibergen.no

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

04.10 – 13.10 18.10 – 27.10 24.10 – 28.10

Stand-up show: ‘Tusvik & Tønne på oppdagelsesreise’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no Oktoberdans – dance festival, city centre – www-bit-teatergarasjen.no Bergen kirkeautunnale – church art and music festival, city centre – www.kirkemusikkibergen.no

Early November 02.11 – 10.11 November 17.11 – 31.12 20.11 – 21.11 24.11 – 25.11 24.11 – 22.12 28.11 – 16.12

WWorld Cheese Awards 2018, city centre – www.matlandetnorge.no Stand-up show: ‘Halve Norges Golden’, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullhuset.no Piksel – electronic art and free technology festival, city centre – www.piksel.no The world’s biggest gingerbread town, city centre – www.facebook.com/pepperkakebyen Christmas concerts with Maria Mena – Home for Christmas, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Christmas concerts with Kurt Nilsen, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Christmas concerts with Kurt Nilsen, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Christmas concerts with Jan Eggum, Madam Felle – www.stageway.no

NOVEMBER

Early December 01.12

Putti Plutti Plott, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no Bergens Tidendes Festival of Lights – switching on the Christmas tree lights on Lille Lungegårdsvann lake city centre – www.bt.no Christmas concert with Sissel Kyrkjebø, the Grieg Hall – www.stageway.no Bergen Christmas Market, city centre – www.bergensentrum.no

DECEMBER

05.12 06.12 – 23.12

OCTOBER

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Concerts | Festivals | Theatre | Trade Fairs | Markets | Activities GRIEGHALLEN & BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA In recent years, the Grieg Hall has been transformed into Norway’s leading integrated culture, conference and exhibition centre, known worldwide for its outstanding acoustics. Weekly concerts by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in the world dating all the way back to 1765. The Grieg Hall – grieghallen.no / harmonien.no

BERGEN NATIONAL OPERA & OPERA BERGEN Bergen National Opera with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra as their principal partner presents opera and music theatre on a high artistic level, with productions spanning from small-scale to Grand Opera. Opera Bergen stages magnificent and first-class opera performances both indoors and outdoors. The Grieg Hall / Bergen sentrum – bno.no / operabergen.no

BIT TEATERGARASJEN & CARTE BLANCHE BIT Teatergarasjen co-produces and presents Norwegian and international dramatic art that encourages international cooperation and work across artistic genres. Carte Blanche, Norway’s only permanent contemporary dance company, adopts a youthful and expressive approach to dance. Studio USF / Nøstegaten – bit-teatergarasjen.no /carteblanche.no

LUNCH CONCERTS AT TROLDHAUGEN & GRIEG IN BERGEN FESTIVAL Everyone should experience a concert at Troldhaugen. Professional pianists present a half-hour programme comprising some of the pieces that made Edvard Grieg the world’s most famous Norwegian. MusicaNord features every year a 10 weeks continuous summer festival, from June till almost end of August. 40 concerts with focus on Norwegian national composer Edvard Grieg and also other composers. Troldhaugen – troldhaugen.com | 01.05 – 30.09 / Korskirken – grieginbergencom | 18.06 – 25.08

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Bergen International Festival was established in 1953 and is Norway’s oldest and most important music and theatre festival. The festival hosts 250 music, opera, theatre and dance productions at 20 arenas over 15 days. The festival also has a free outdoor programme. Bergen city centre – fib.no | 23.05 – 06.06

NATTJAZZ – JAZZ FESTIVAL NATTJAZZ is Northern Europe’s longest jazz festival. It covers a wide range of genres, and puts on around 80 concerts of music ranging from traditional jazz to world music.

USF Verftet – nattjazz.no | 25.05 – 02.06

BERGENFEST – MUSIC FESTIVAL & BERGEN LIVE Bergenfest is the biggest music festival in Western Norway. Bergenfest organises concerts by top international and Norwegian acts at Bergenhus Fortress over five days in the middle of June every year. Bergen Live hosts weekly concerts indoors and outdoors all year round. Bergenhus Fortress – bergenfest.no | 12.06 – 16.06 | Bergen – bergenlive.no | Jan.-Dec.

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Here is list there room more details Uptaqui nit, nimofor voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae This is always updated on our website www.visitBergen.com vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus. FJORDSTEAM 2018 – VINTAGE BOAT FESTIVAL

The festival offers coastal culture, nostalgia and teeming crowds when sparkling vintage vessels, historic boats that sailed the fjords and other vintage gems fl ock to Bergen during Fjordsteam.

Bergen city centre – fjordsteam.no | 02.08 – 05.08

BERGEN FOOD FESTIVAL & BERGEN BEER FESTIVAL Norway’s biggest local food festival is held in the grounds of historic Bergenhus Fortress. One hundred local food producers, Bergen’s top chefs and international chefs converge to give you an incredible culinary experience. At the Bergen Beer Festival you will experience a flourishing beer culture with a wonderful mix of tradition and innovation from over 40 microbreweries. Bergenhus Fortress – matfest.no / bergenolfestival.no | 31.08 – 02.09

SOME MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS Bergen has many sporting events, especially spring, summer and autumn. Here is something for recreational athletes, families and the really fit ones. Bergen City Marathon - a race in a beautiful and inspiring trail with start and finish at Bryggen - bergencitymarathon.no – 7-mountain trip - a trip where you experience vast parts of the mountainous mountain world around Bergen, with stunning views of the city along large parts of the trail – Knarvikmila - a cultural and sporting event with many different races for elite and athletes - knarvikmila.no – Stoltzekleiven Opp - the world’s steepest uphill race - stoltzen.no

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - BIFF Bergen International Film Festival presents more than 150 documentaries and fi ction fi lms each year, making it the biggest film festival in Norway.

Bergen Kino – biff.no | 25.09 – 03.10

WORLD CHEESE AWARDS The organisers expect more than 3,500 cheeses from more than 30 countries to be entered for the World Cheese Awards. A new food festival, Matlandet Norge, will also be held in connection with the World Cheese Awards. The Grieg Hall | 01.11 – 04.11

BERGEN NASJONALE SCENE & OLE BULL SCENE The Nationale Scene puts on a broad range of plays on its three stages. From classics to contemporary drama and comedies, for children and adults. Ole Bull Scene is Bergen’s largest private cabaret, theater and music stage with a restaurant, bars, music and a wide selection of live entertainment. Den Nationale Scene – dns.no, Ole Bull Scene – olebullhuset.no | Jan.–June/Aug –Dec.

WORLD’S BIGGEST GINGERBREAD TOWN & BERGEN CHRISTMAS MARKET Every year, you can visit the World’s Biggest Gingerbread Town in Bergen! Miniature houses, trains, cars and ships, all made from gingerbread. Kindergartens, schools, businesses and thousands of people help to make a miniature version of Bergen – in gingerbread! You will find handmade, homemade and edible gifts at Bergen Christmas Market. There is also an own Christmas bazar with new stalls every day. Carousel and Ferris wheel. Free admission. Bergen city centre, pepperkakebyen.org | 17.11–31.12 | Bergen city centre, bergenjulemarked.no | 06.12 – 23.12

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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 GERMAN GUIDE – Martin‘s Bergen Tours (+47) 462 41 200 – martinsbergentours.co

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Stangebakken

Bergen on foot WALKING THROUGH THE NARROW STREETS AND ALLEYWAYS Bergen is full of small, narrow idyllic streets. Just a few steps away from the busy life of the city, you find yourself on narrow cobbled streets lined by charming, colourful buildings with pretty flower beds, boxes and pots. A great mix of residential houses, small shops and cafés creates a lovely relaxed urban atmosphere. Go on a guided tour with a guide from one of Bergen’s guide companies for a unique insight into the architecture and life of the city from the Middle Ages and up to the present. Fjellsiden and Nordnes are examples of areas that have their own unique stories to tell. The old wooden houses are closely huddled together in these areas. You can learn, in your own language, about how the different building styles represent unique periods of history that in many ways formed the city we know today. Follow visitBergen on

BRYGGEN – WITNESS TO THE CITY’S HANSEATIC HISTORY At the World Heritage Site Bryggen, you can learn about the Hanseatic merchants who made Bergen one of the most important European trading ports of the age. Learn about life at Bryggen during the Middle Ages and the early history of the city on a guided walk between the crooked buildings, where you get a sense of what life was like here at work and play. On Bergen City Museum’s guided walk ‘Bergen in the Middle Ages – on foot’, you also visit St Mary’s Church – the oldest standing building in the city, which dates from the 12th century and has the most elaborate church art of all Medieval churches in Norway. You also get to visit the Rosenkrantz Tower, which was the residence of kings Magnus Håkonsson and Eirik Magnusson until 1299.


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CULINARY WALK AND STREET ART IN CITY OF GASTRONOMY BERGEN In 2015, Bergen was granted status as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and culinary trips are now on the ‘menu’ of guide companies such as Bergen Food Tours and Bergen Guide Service. You can go on a three-hour culinary tour spiced with cultural experiences that define Bergen as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Guides accompany you though Bergen’s tasty culinary culture, teach you about the ingredients and tell you the stories behind the culinary experiences that help to make Bergen a food destination. Fantastic seafood experiences from star restaurants, street food, local beer and aquavit feature on the tasty tour, which the locals regard as a tribute to the city’s culinary experiences. Bergen Food Tours also offers a city walk through Bergen’s lively street art and graffiti, where you learn about different styles, and how local and international artists have transformed dull walls into masterpieces! Maybe you’ll even get to see an artist in full swing! For a more private culinary journey, we recommend Fjord &’s self-guided tour with a mobile phone app that takes you to places where you can sample the local specialities in the most unique parts of the city. WITH NATURE AS A BACKDROP Bergen is fortunate to have the Fløibanen funicular and the Ulriken643 cable car which can transport you up to the top of the mountains in a few minutes. There you will find activities for the whole family, cafés etc. that serve tasty local dishes, and you can choose from a wide range of walks that are suitable for all levels and age groups. From Mount Fløyen, there are walks on gravel roads and paths to

fantastic viewpoints where you can enjoy views of the fjord, mountains and the city below. From Mount Ulriken, the city’s highest mountain, you can also choose between different walks with views of the coast, mountains, the city and fjords, the like of which you won’t find anywhere else. Bergen Base Camp can take you on a guided three-hour walk to the Turnerhytten cabin. On the way, you can enjoy spectacular views and the skilled guides will tell you about the exciting cultural history of the area. Vidden is Bergen’s most popular mountain hike, between Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken. This classic hike takes around five hours on a well-marked path, and is a complete mountain experience with fantastic views across the region. On clear days, you can even see Folgefonna glacier in the background! Ready for a little exercise? A walk up Stoltzekleiven is a good alternative. The walk up the stone steps on the steep mountainside takes you up Stoltzen, from where you can walk on into the mountains if you don’t want to walk the same way down again. Remember that the Bergen Card makes your stay in Bergen more reasonable. The more you do, the more you save. The guided tours can either be booked at the Tourist Information in Bergen, or online at www.visitBergen.com.

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Also open during the winter season

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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 2018. 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. Equipment: Bike / Electric bike – Helmet – Map – Bag – Tools – Lock.

Bontelabo 2, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 410 68 000

post@bergenbikerent.no

May to Sept.: 9-17 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

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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 made available via bergenfoodtours.com

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.

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BERGEN GUIDE SERVICE 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 5 May–15 September 14–16 (Norwegian and English). Start: Holmedalsgården 4, behind the Christmas Shop at Bryggen)

Holmedalsgården 4

(+47) 55 30 10 60

info@bergenguideservice.no

Office: 9–15 (Monday-Friday) Scheduled city walks: NOK

150 p.p. Children under 10 free

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MEDIEVAL TOUR OF BERGEN – on foot Join a guided tour of Medieval Bergen. We start with the earliest traces of trading activity at Bryggens Museum and admire Norway’s most beautiful Medieval ornamentation in St Mary’s Church. We end up at Rosenkrantz Tower, once the home of the Norwegian kings, and today an interesting renaissance castle.

1.6-31.8: Mon.-Fri.: 14 English, duration 1 ½ hours Meet at Bryggens Museum NOK

Bryggens Museum, Dreggsallm 3 Follow visitBergen on

(+47) 55 30 80 30

booking@bymuseet.no

125 under 16 free

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BERGEN SEGWAY

Bergen’s original and only authorised Segway tour operator. The only operator with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from Tripadvisor’s many users. Our tours are suitable for everyone. We guarantee you a fun and memorable experience. Our tours cover all of Bergen city centre incl. fantastic views from the mountainside.

Bontelabo 2, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 471 471 00

1.3.2018-30.10.2018: 10, 12.30. 15, 17.15, 18.30 and 21 NOK 495 / 695 / 945 Participants must be 16 or over

contact@bergensegway.no

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BRYGGEN GUIDING – on foot See p. 59 Guided walking tours through the history of Bryggen: Bryggens Museum, the old wooden buildings of Bryggen, Schøtstuene and the Hanseatic Museum. Meet at Bryggens Museum.

1.6-2.9: Daily: German: 10 English: 11 and 12 Norwegian: 13 170

NOK

Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 30

booking@bymuseet.no

under 16 free

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FONNAFLY – HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING We organise helicopter sightseeing trips from Bergen city centre all year round. Sightseeing by helicopter is the best way to see Western Norway and the magnificent landscapes that can only be seen from the air. We organise trips to Trolltunga, Folgefonna glacier and to the many fjords and mountains in the area.

Kristiansholm 14 Sandviken, NO-5035 Bergen

(+47) 880 01 313

Every day – in daylight hours

NOK See fonnafly.no for more info about the service, prices and trips

bergen@fonnafly.no

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JANDIS FISHING AND SIGHTSEEING Try your hand at fishing! We take you out in a boat to the island of Sotra, where we fish from a motor boat. Experience nature at close range, the thrill of a catch and the chance to catch a number of Atlantic species. A guide, all the equipment you need and protective clothes and shoes are included in the price. We can also arrange transport and private tours.

Bergen

+47 55 18 40 99

1.4.-31.10.: daily trips 8–15 (of which four hours at sea). You will be picked up from your hotel in Bergen city centre NOK

info@jandis.no

2050 1050 minimum 2 adults

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THE OLD VOSS STEAM RAILWAY MUSEUM Travel back in time! In summer, the vintage train operates between Garnes and Midtun stations. The route is serviced by our beautiful old steam locomotive built in 1913 and old teak carriages. On some Sundays, there is a special programme or the train includes a restaurant carriage. We offer experiences that are suitable for everyone!

Tunesvegen 8

(+47) 940 53 037

gvb@njk.no

All Sundays from 10.6 to 9.9 NOK

200 100 Family ticket: (2 adults + 2 children) 500 For departures and practical information visit: www.njk.no/gvb

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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. See p. 52-55

The bus leaves every half hour during season 02. May - 15. Sept.

Fares and tickets Adult: NOK 220 / Child: NOK 150 / Family*: NOK 650 Including ticket to the Fløibanen Funicular (past the queue) Adult: NOK 300 / Child: NOK 200 / Family*: NOK 900 Tickets with Bergen Card™ Adult: NOK 175 / Child: NOK 125

€ Guiding provide

FISH MARKET

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

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t languages.

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

www.citysightseeing.no info@citysightseeing.no (+47) 481 74 444


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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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Fjord tours

Stegasteinen

Visit the fjord landscape – become part of the postcard The Norwegian fjords are one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions. Surrounded by perpendicular mountainsides, cascading waterfalls, spectacular glacial formations and small idyllic villages that blend in beautifully with the landscape, the fjords have become the starting point for activities and natural experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Follow visitBergen on

As the gateway to the Norwegian fjords, Bergen is the best starting point for experiencing the essence of Norwegian nature. There are an abundance of impressions, and you can choose between a wide range of fjord tours, activities and accommodation for all tastes in Bergen. Whether you’re an active type looking for action and close contact with the fjord landscape, or prefer a quiet round trip where you can admire views of Norway’s longest and most spectacular fjord, you are guaranteed an experience that will take your breath away!


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Hardangerfjorden

THE CREATION OF A MAGNIFICENT NATURAL PHENOMENON But what is a fjord when it comes to it? People often ask themselves this question when they see the fjords up close. For thousands of years, and through several Ice Ages, tongues of ice, up to 3-km thick, carved their way through the mountain landscape to form gigantic, deep U-shaped submerged valleys. If you look up at the mountain tops from the narrow fjords, you get a sense of the enormous forces of nature that were in play when the ice retreated. The remnants of these Ice Ages can still be seen in the form of glaciers that extend from the fjord to the tops of the mountains. There are more than 1,000 large and small fjords in Norway. The Norwegian fjords are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and many of the most famous fjords are found along the west coast of Norway. It’s easy to get to two of Norway’s longest and most beautiful fjords, the Hardangerfjord and the Sognefjord, from Bergen. This is where you find the postcard scenes that Western Norway is so well known for. DAY TRIPS FROM BERGEN – ALL YEAR There are many good reasons for Bergen being called the Gateway to the Fjords. The city’s proximity to the fjords and the range of activities and experiences on offer are among the most important reasons. You can experience the fjords all year, and there are express boat, bus and train services into the fjords several times a day. Express boats line up in the morning at Strandkaiterminalen, ready to take you to the beautiful coastal and fjord landscape around Bergen.

If you only have time for a half-day tour, a fjord cruise to Mostraumen may be the perfect choice. On this tour, you get a guided three-hour complete fjord experience, through the 27-km long Osterfjord, with steep mountains, strong currents and beautiful waterfalls. Or how about a four-hour round trip from Bergen through the magical Alverstraumen sound to Skjerjehamn? This is a costal gem with beautiful scenery, old buildings transformed with modern art, friendly service and delicious local food and drink. You don’t need to travel far from Bergen city centre to have a firstrate fjord experience. Scandinavian Yachters operate daily tours to the archipelago and fjords around Bergen all year. If you have a few hours to spare, you have time for a fjord tour! If you have a whole day set aside, you have plenty of options. On a day trip to Fjærland, you travel up one of the narrow arms of the Sognefjord, and get to see the Bøyabreen glacier and visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. The islands around Solund, Bulandet and Værlandet are beautiful, and you can enjoy authentic coastal culture and activities like cycling, walking and kayaking while visiting

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these scenic gems. The Hardangerfjordekspressen express boat takes you to Rosendal, where you can visit the Barony’s famous rose garden. Or how about glacier kayaking or a walk on Folgefonna glacier? Professional guides point out the biggest attractions, and you can choose from a wide range of activities and day trip packages from Bergen that will give you the ultimate fjord and coast experience. Many choose to take the sea route to Bergen, and get to see the coast of Western Norway and the fjords at close range on their way to the capital of Western Norway. Fjord Line operates daily services between Denmark, Stavanger and Bergen. From the deck, you get fantastic views of the coast and fjords. Regardless of which ship you sail with, you are sure to be on a well-equipped, state-of-the-art vessel that makes for a perfect sea voyage with panoramic views of islets, skerries, narrow sounds and the bare rocks along the famous coastline between Bergen and Stavanger. Not to mention the seaward approach to Bergen and the Bergensfjord, which is a great experience in itself! At the Tourist Information in Bergen, you can find inspiration and get help to create

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your own programme for your visit to the kingdom of the fjords. Regardless of the time of year you visit. You can also book tours at visitBergen.com, where you can plan your whole stay. ROUND TRIP FROM BERGEN – WITH EVERYTHING TIMED AND PLANNED Forget the stress of timetables, different programmes and booking systems. You can go on a round trip, packed with experiences, with a single ticket in your hand. Several of the day trips have daily departures from Bergen, and you can experience some of the most unique natural and cultural features and activities the fjords have to offer with a single ticket. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the experience! Norway in a nutshell® is Norway’s most famous fjord tour, which takes you through one of Norway’s most beautiful areas of UNESCO fjord and mountain landscapes, and a trip on Norway’s most spectacular railway – the Flåm Railway. The Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour takes you into beautiful Hardanger, with flowering fruit trees, the cascading Vøringsfossen waterfall and a visit to Hardangervidda Nature Centre where you can learn about Norwegian fjord culture up close. If you would prefer to do a more active round trip, you can choose an experience package from Norway Active, which includes cycling, rafting or kayaking en route. The common denominator for all of the round trips is that they are packed with experiences, and there are many impressions to digest in one day. We therefore recommend that you plan your round trip in advance to include experiences that will enrich your journey into the fjords. It is also possible to include extra overnight


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stays if you so wish. In other words, there’s lots of good reasons to spend a few extra days in Bergen and the fjords. ACTIVE FJORD EXPERIENCES For many people, beautiful views are not enough. They want to do more, participate in an activity and be physically involved in the place they are visiting. In Bergen, a number of companies offer active experiences that can be included in a trip to the fjords. Experience packages can, for example, combine transport and accommodation with action and thrills on land, water or up in the air. You can include walks or cycling trips along the fjords, climbing or via ferrata on the mountainsides, glacier walks or summer skiing on glaciers, fjord kayaking, rafting or coasteering for those who enjoy contact with the wet element. Or how about seeing the fjords from above on a zipline? Or action and thrills on a RIB boat through the narrow fjords? The thing that all of the active fjord trips have in common is that they take place against the backdrop of the fjord landscape. And you’re the star! GENUINE NORWEGIAN FJORD CULTURE Today, the fjords provide an important basis for settlement, local communities and culture, and you can visit museums, churches and farms in the large and small villages along the fjords that provide an insight into life along the fjords through the ages. You can try exciting, local culinary treats, which are important entrepreneurial initiatives of the people who live in these communities. You can see orchards in flower or sample fresh fruit and local produce from farmers who put their heart and soul into producing the best possible flavours. At the mouth of the

fjord, where the ocean meets the fjords, and along the coast of the Bergen area, you can experience beautiful coastal scenery, active and invigorating experiences, a rich cultural scene and world-class seafood. There are thousands of good reasons to stay longer! CUSTOMISE YOUR FJORD EXPERIENCE! The Tourist Information in Bergen is happy to help you customise a programme that suits you, whether you just want to stay a few days or you’re tempted to spend more time exploring the experiences on offer in the fjords. We can customise your stay, and you choose the accommodation that suits you best. You can stay at family-owned hotels with a charm all of their own, or at classic hotels or campsites in the heart of the fjords. At visitBergen.com, it’s easy to book fjord tours, activities or accommodation, and plan the whole of your stay in Bergen and the fjords. Remember that you get good discounts on everything from transport to activities and accommodation if you buy the Bergen Card, which will make your stay more reasonable. The fjords await you!

PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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IT’S SIMPLE: BUY YOUR FJORD TOUR TICKETS AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION 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. BOOK ONLINE ON: visitBergen.com Period

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Departure time

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All year

Daily

06.52, 08.43, 09.59 and 12.56 train

All year

Daily

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Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen

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Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen

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Sognefjord in a nutshell

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Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord

46-47

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Hardanger in a Nutshell

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4-5 h

Through the magic streams to Skjerjehamn

46-47

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08.00 boat

12,5 h

Glacier tour to Fjærland

46-47

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Summer skiing at Folgefonna glacier

46-47

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07.25 bus

12 h

Guided glacier hiking at Folgefonna

46-47

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07.25 bus

12 h

Cycle along the banks of the Hardangerfjord

46-47

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08.00 boat

12,5 h

Island hopping to Solund, Bulandet and Værlandet

46-47

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06.52 train (April: 08.43 train)

9-14 h

Norway Active - Roundtrips for Active People PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com

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Fjord tours

voyage

Experience the amazing

between Bergen and Stavanger

Daily to Stavanger from

200,per person

The price includes one way crossing between Bergen and Stavanger. Car not included.

Bergen Oslo

Subject to change and misprints.

Sandefjord Stavanger

Book your journey on fjordline.com ⁄⁄ + 47 51 46 40 99

Langesund Kristiansand

Strömstad

Hirtshals


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Paal Audestad/www.fjordtours.com

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.

Norway in a nutshell® Experience Norway’s most popular tour

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)

From NOK per person

1 600

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

Gudvangen Voss

Bergen

Flåm Myrdal Finse Geilo

Oslo


Fjord tours

Paal Audestad/www.fjordtours.com

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Hardangerfjord in a nutshell Calm and beautiful dramatic and rough

From NOK per person

1 570

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 Bergen Voss Finse Ulvik Hardangerfjord Geilo Norheimsund Eidfjord • Sightseeing trip to the Vøringsfossen waterfall and Norwegian Nature Lofthus Vøringsfossen Centre Hardanger • The delightful little village of Ulvik

Oslo


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Terje Nesthus / Fjord Norge

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.

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

From NOK per person

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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 Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger • The delightful little village of Ulvik Combine this tour with a hiking trip to Trolltunga in Odda!

1 860

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

Voss Lofthus

Odda Rosendal

Finse Ulvik Geilo Eidfjord Vøringsfossen Trolltunga

Oslo


Fjord tours

Paal Audestad/www.fjordtours.com

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Sognefjord in a nutshell King of the fjords From NOK per person

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 jouneys; the Bergen Railway and the breathtaking Flåm Railway

1 750

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train & boat More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: 16. April - 14. October Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station

Sognefjord

Balestrand Leikanger

Voss

Bergen

Flåm Myrdal Finse Geilo

Oslo


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Fjord tours

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Paul Edmundson / Fjord Nroge

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.

Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell Imagine yourself here Add more fjords to your life

From NOK per person

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Tour highlights • Europe’s top scenic Railway journey, the Bergen Railway • Bus tour down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva • Fjord cruise on the world famous Nærøyfjord (UNESCO), the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and Sognefjord – the world’s longest fjord. • The beautiful coastal archipelago outside of Bergen

1 850

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus & boat More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: Mid June - Mid August Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information and Bergen Railway Station Sogndal Kaupanger Sognefjord Nærøyfjord Leikanger

Gudvangen Voss

Bergen

Finse Geilo

Oslo


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Fjord tours

Cruise the majestic fjords from Bergen

Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen 365

Zachariasbryggen by the Fish market

3 hours

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All Year*

Daily

10:00/14:00

July and August

Thu, Fri, Sat

18:00

Except 14:00 on Monday-Friday in January and February. Except 24 and 25 December.

January, February, November and December: Adults NOK 550 | Children (ages 4-15) NOK 350 Children under 4 free | Family ticket NOK 1 500 (2 adults + up to 4 children) March-October: Adults NOK 600 | Children (ages 4-15) NOK 350 | Children under 4 free Family ticket NOK 1 600 (2 adults + up to 4 children) Buy tickets at rodne.no, at the pier before departure, or at Tourist Information.


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Fjord tours

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Fjord splendor; narrow Mostraumen strait! Cruise from the heart of Bergen in magnificent fjord landscapes through Mostraumen, a strait so narrow that you can almost reach out and touch land as the boat safely powers its way through strong currents to the picturesque village of Modalen. Along the way, the beauty of the fjords, idyllic islands, small farms and tiny hamlets is enthralling. You may even feel the refreshing spray of a waterfall as the crew edges the bow almost under the flow to catch clear mountain water for you to taste. Then we sail past remote and lovely Modalen, Norway’s second smallest municipality with just 380 residents, before returning to Bergen through the same stunning scenery. Bergen Card benefits: 20% discount on adult and children’s ticket.

Everybody loves adventures. On the fjords.

Phone: +47 51 89 52 70 - e-mail: mail@rodne.no - rodne.no


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Fjord tours

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

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

795,-

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

Hardangerfjord express boat the shortest route between Bergen and Hardanger. 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 - rodne.no Everybody loves adventures. On the fjords.


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Guided Sea Kayak Tour Guided Sea Kayak Tour Guided Via Ferrata Tour Guided Via Ferrata Tour

Activity duration= 3½ hours Total Trip = 6 ½ hours


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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 870 NOK

Child/senior/students 435 NOK

1300 NOK 865 NOK 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.

Roundtrip from

820 NOK Child 495 NOK

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.

Roundtrip, only

560 NOK

Child 400 NOK, Students/senior 430 NOK

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.

Roundtrip from

1880 NOK Child 990 NOK, Senior 1350 NOK, Students 1290 NOK


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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Fløibanen funicular


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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.

PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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Attractions in Bergen

Transport to the attractions outside Bergen, see page 76 SIGHTSEEING108 The Aquarium Ferry ................................................................................ 24 Bergen Bike Rent .................................................................................... 24 Bergen Food Tours ................................................................................. 24 Bergen Guide Service ............................................................................. 24 Bergen in the middle ages ..................................................................... 24 Bryggen Guiding ..................................................................................... 25 Bergen Segway ....................................................................................... 25 Fonnafly ................................................................................................... 25 Jandis Fishing .......................................................................................... 25 Railway Museum & The old steam train ............................................... 25 MUSEUMS – BRYGGEN (the Wharf)108 Bryggens Museum .................................................................................. 57 Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene .................................................... 57 Haakon’s Hall .......................................................................................... 57 St Mary’s Church, Guided tours ............................................................. 57 Rosenkrantz Tower ................................................................................. 57 MUSEUMS – ART GALLERIES STREET108 Private Art galleries ............................................................................... 60 Bergen Contemporary Art Centre ......................................................... 61 KODE: Art Museum of Bergen .......................................................... 61, 62 Kraft ......................................................................................................... 61 Stiftelsen 3,14 ......................................................................................... 61 MUSEUMS – MUSIC CITY108 Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen ............................................... 63, 65 Harald Sæverud Museum, Siljustøl ....................................................... 65 Lysøen and Ole Bulls villa ...................................................................... 65 Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra ............................................................ 65 MUSEUMS – WOODEN HOUSES108 Alvøen Manor .......................................................................................... 67 Damsgård Country Mansion ................................................................... 67 Fantoft Stave Church .............................................................................. 67 Old Bergen Museum ............................................................................... 67

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The Bergen Card

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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For more information about the advantages of the Bergen Card, see visitBergen.com/BergenCard and the next pages. in the guide = free / discounted price with the Bergen Card IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT USE OF THE CARD For the Bergen Card to be valid, the sales outlet must enter a date and time on the card. The card is valid until the date/time entered on it and for a specified number of hours. The Bergen Card is personal. Always take it with you and show it without being asked. Control at places that take the Bergen Card. On the following pages, you can see what you save by using the Bergen Card when visiting the city’s many attractions and sights. Prices 2018

24-HOUR CARD

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Bergen Card – Benefits

WHERE TO USE THE BERGEN CARD

MUSEUMS / SIGHTS Free Alvøen Manor Bergen Aquarium - 1.11.-28.2. Bergen Contemporary Art Centre – Bergen Kunsthall Bergen Maritime Museum Bergen Science Centre - VilVite 20.08-22.06 Bjørn West Museum Bryggens Museum Damsgård Country Mansion Fantoft Stave Church Fjell Fort Fløibanen Funicular - 1.10.-30.04.* 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 Boat to/from Buena to Lysøen North Sea Traffic Museum Norwegian Fisheries Museum 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 University Museum of Bergen • Cultural History Collections • Natural History Museum** Western Norway Emigration Centre Ytre Arna Museum Discounted Bergen Aquarium - 1.3.-31.10. Bergen Science Centre - VilVite 23.06.-19.08. Fløibanen Funicular - 1.05.-30.09.* Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Beffen Ferry from Vågen to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum (return) Troldhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg Ulriken Cable Car incl. Ulriken Express Bus ENTERTAINMENT Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday concerts and some Fridays Bergen International Theatre (BIT) Bergen Jazzforum Bergen Cinema Concerts in Troldsalen –Sundays at 18, 17.6.-26.8 incl. bus return fare with guiding Den Nationale Scene performances at DNS, except musicals and children’s play Grieg in Bergen Concert Series 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 ACTIVITIES Alexander Dale Oen Arena – Ado Arena Bergen Bike Rent Bike rental at Mt. Fløyen *** CityHunt Escape Bryggen Guided hikes at Mt. Fløyen *** Magic Ice The Spy Game SIGHTSEEING Beffen ferry Fjord cruise to Mostraumen Fonnafly On & Off City Sightseeing (Osbuss) On & Off Citysightseeing (Open Top) Scandinavian Yachters - Experience Bergen from the fjord

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CAR RENTAL Avis Bilutleie (rental from office in city centre or Bergen airport Flesland) Hertz Bilutleie (rental from Kanalveien Office)

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Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

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.


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

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BRYGGENS MUSEUM – Bergen City Museum

Bryggens Museum is a museum of archaeology, built on top of the ruins of Bergen’s oldest settlement from the mid-1100s. Exhibitions about trading, shipping, crafts, daily life and culture in the High Middle Ages. Thematic exhibitions. Museum shop/café.

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Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 30

post@bymuseet.no

90 under 16 free. Stud.: 45 With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

THE HANSEATIC MUSEUM AND SCHØTSTUENE – Museum Vest Find out how the German merchants lived in Bergen between 1360 and 1754. The museum, dating from 1704, which still has its original Hanseatic interior, is the best-preserved building at Bryggen. Schøtstuene were used as a school, kitchen and assembly rooms. Guided tours: NO, ENG, GER, FR, SP (15 June–15 Aug.). Summer: Ticket includes free admission to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, including shuttle bus.

Finnegården 1a

(+47) 53 00 61 10

hanseatisk@museumvest.no

1.1.-30.4.: 11-15 / 1.5.-31.5.: 9-17 1.6.-31.8.: 9-18 / 1.9.-30.9.: 9-17 1.10.-31.12: Closed for renovation NOK

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free. Stud.: 140

Winter: 120 free. Stud.: 100 With the Bergen Card: 20 % discount

museumvest.no

HÅKON’S HALL – Bergen City Museum Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by King Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in Bergen, which was, at that time, the political centre of Norway. Guided tours from 24 June to 15 August at 10 and 14 in English, at 11 in Norwegian, and on request.

Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 479 79 577/55 30 80 30

post@bymuseet.no

16.9-14.5: Daily: 12-15 15.5-15.9: Daily: 10-16. Closed 25.3-2.4, 1.5, 17.5, 23.5-7.6 (Bergen International Festival), 20.12.18-1.1.19 NOK

80 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Extra for guided tour: 20 With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

ST MARY’S CHURCH St Mary’s Church is the oldest intact building in Bergen. It was built during the 12th century, probably between 1130 and 1170. The beautiful inventory of St Mary’s Church makes it well worth a visit. The church reopened in 2015 following extensive renovations, and the result is magnificent.

Dreggsalmenningen

(+47) 55 59 71 75

maria.kirken@kirken.no

28.5-14.9: 9-16 Outside season: Tues. & Fri.: 12-14 NOK

50 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Seniors: 40. Groups: 40 (min. 10 pers.) Read more about the Mariafestdagene festival and Bergen Organ Summer at kirkemusikkbergen.no

bergendomkirke.no

ROSENKRANTZ TOWER – Bergen City Museum Rosenkrantz Tower was built in the 1560s by Erik Rosenkrantz 2.1-14.5: Sun. 12-15 as a residence and fortified tower. Two older structures, 15.5-15.9: Daily 9-16 16.9-20.12: Tues.-Sun. 11-15 including Magnus the Lawmender’s keep from 1270, were incorporated in the tower. Make your way up dim flights of stairs up to the roof for an impressive view. Guided tours from 24.6 NOK 80 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Additional NOK 20 for guided tour to 15.8, in English at 10 and 14, and Norwegian at 11. With the Bergen Card: Free Closed 25.3–2.4, 1.5, 17.5, 20.12. 2018–1.1.2019.

Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 479 79 578/55 30 80 30

post@bymuseet.no

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Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

WELCOME TO BYMUSEET I BERGEN EXPERIENCE BERGEN AS IT WAS IN THE 19TH CENTURY 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.

02.05 to 12.05: Daily 10.00–15.00 Open museum Adults NOK 50,- / students NOK 25,Children free (Special rates apply for events) Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 47 97 95 76

Photo: Tove Breistein

13.05 to 09.09: Daily 9.00–16.00 – Experience Living Museum Adults NOK 100,- / students NOK 50,Children free. (Special rates apply for events)

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. 15.05 to 15.09: Daily 10.00-16.00 16.09 to 14.05: Daily 12.00-15.00

Photo: GSfoto.no

BERGENHUS FORTRESS

The Rosenkrantz Tower is regarded as the most important Renaissance monument in Norway. Visit the 19th century dungeon, or enjoy the view from up on the roof. Sun 12.00-15.00 Daily 9.00-16.00 See p. 52-55 Tue-Sun 11.00-15.00

Adults NOK 80,- / stud. NOK 40,- / children free (Special rates apply for events) Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30 Guided tours NOK 20,-

Photo: GSfoto.no

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– DISCOVER HISTORIC BERGEN 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 02.09: 10.00 (German), 11.00 and 12.00 (English) and 13.00 (Norwegian). Tours last around 1 1/2 hours. Adults NOK 170,- / 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.

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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. 02.01 - 13.05: Mon.–Fri. 11.00–15.00 Sat.–Sun. 12.00-16.00 14.05 - 02.09: Daily 10.00-16.00

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Du to rehabilitation the museum is closed from 03.09.18 to 01.05.19 Adults NOK 90,- / stud. NOK 45,- / children free Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30 Museum café/shop

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Museums – Art Gallery Street

Lille Lungegårdsvann

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 VAULT STUDIOS – Domkirkegaten 3 (D4), (+47) 909 71 996 – www.vaultstudios.no


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Bergen Kunsthall is a contemporary art center, concert Kunsthallen, NO. 5 & Motto 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

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KODE – ART MUSEUMS Housed in four buildings in the heart of Bergen, the museums feature masterpieces by, among others, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Nikolai Astrup and J.C. Dahl. Daily tours of the Munch and Astrup collections in June, July and August. Kunstlab, the museum’s very own section for children, houses a workshop and exhibition. Four buildings, one ticket.

Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 7 og 9

(+47) 53 00 97 04

15.5-15.9: 11-17 (KODE1: 10-18) 16.9-14.5: Tues.-Fri.: 11-16 Sat.-Sun.: 11-17. Closed Mondays NOK

post@kodebergen.no

120 free. Stud.: 60 Seniors: 120. Groups: 95 With the Bergen Card: Free

kodebergen.no

KRAFT – room for craft KRAFT is the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts’ showroom in Bergen. National and international exhibitions are held in the gallery and in the old vault. Various presentations of design projects and workshops are organised in the project room. In the communication room and the crypt, visitors will find a wide range of arts and crafts for sale.

Vågsallmenningen 12

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

kraft@kraftkunst.no

Tues.–Fri.: 11-17 Sat.–Sun.: 12-16 Mon.: Closed NOK Free

kraftkunst.no

KUNSTHALL 3.14 The exhibitions at Kunsthall 3.14 encourage dialogue and reflection on different aspects of contemporary international society and promote acclaimed artists as well as new upcoming artists. Kunsthall 3.14 is housed in the old premises of Norges Bank dating from 1845, which looks out onto the popular Fish Market.

Tues.-Fri.: Sat.-Sun.: Mon.: July: Wed.-Sun.: Mon.:

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NOK Free

Vaagsallmenningen 12, NO-5014 Bergen

(+47) 55 36 26 30

info@kunsthall314.art

kunsthall314.art

With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings. See pages 52-55. PLAN & BOOK:

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Edvard Munch, The Gangway, 1903

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ART MUSEUMS IN BERGEN Experience one of the world’s most important Munch collections. Masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and a large collection of works by Nikolai Astrup and J. C. Dahl. All in one ticket. EXHIBITIONS • CAFE • MUSEUM SHOPS • SEPARATE MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

OPENING HOURS DAILY TOURS IN ENGLISH JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST Edvard Munch KODE 3 • at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 Nikolai Astrup KODE 4 • at 12.00 and 14.00 Capacity: 30 persons

SUMMER: MAY 15 – SEPTEMBER 15

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KODE 1: Mon–Sun 11:00–17:00 KODE 2: Mon–Sun 11:00–17:00 KODE 3: Mon–Sun 10:00–18:00 (Munch) KODE 4: Mon–Sun 11:00–17:00 (Astrup)

WINTER: SEPTEMBER 16 – MAY 14 KODE 1: Tue–Fri 11:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 11–17 * KODE 2: Tue–Fri 11:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 11–17 KODE 3: Tue–Fri 11:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 11–17 KODE 4: Tue–Fri 11:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 11–17 Closed on Mondays in winter

Entrance tickets to KODE 1-4: NOK 120 Entrance with guided tour: NOK 170 (students: NOK 110)

KODE 1–4 • Rasmus Meyers allé 9 • Bergen • post@kodebergen.no • tlf: 53 00 97 04

KODEBERGEN.NO


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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. LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

OPENING HOURS JAN 6 – APRIL 30: 10–16 EVERY DAY MAY 1 – SEPT 30: 09–18 EVERY DAY OCT 1 – DEC 13: 10–16 EVERY DAY

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DAILY AT 13:00 FROM MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 Tickets: NOK 160/110 (entrance to the museum and Grieg’s villa included)

Inngang kr 100,- (inkludert ved kjøp av konsert)

EVENING RECITALS EVERY SUNDAY AT 18:00 FROM JUNE 17 – AUGUST 26 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 Concert tickets without buss transport: NOK 250/200/50

EXCURSION TO TROLDHAUGEN WITH CONCERT DAILY FROM MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30

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

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

TROLDHAUGEN.NO


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MUSIC CITY – ALWAYS A CONCERT TO SUIT YOUR TASTE

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EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM TROLDHAUGEN

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World-famous composer Edvard Grieg’s villa Troldhaugen has been preserved as it was in 1907. The museum also includes the composer’s hut, his burial site, a concert hall, and an exhibition building with a café/shop. Daily concerts from May to September enable visitors to hear Grieg’s music in the setting in which it was written.

Troldhaugveien 65, NO-5232 Paradis

(+47) 55 92 29 92

1.5.-30.09.: 9-18 1.10.-30.4.: 10-16 Closed: 14.12.-5.1. NOK

info@troldhaugen.no

100 free. Stud.: 50 Seniors: 100. Groups: 60 With the Bergen Card: 50

troldhaugen.no

HARALD SÆVERUD MUSEUM SILJUSTØL The composer Harald Sæverud built this very unusual house himself in 1939. In its day, it was the biggest private home in Norway, built from wood and natural stone, with stylistic elements of old Norwegian building traditions. In summer, guides play instruments as part of the journey into Sæverud’s world.

Siljustølsveien 50, NO-5236 Rådal

(+47) 55 92 29 92

6.5-26.8: Sundays 12-16

NOK

booking@troldhaugen.no

100 free. Stud.: 50 Seniors: 100. Groups: 60 With the Bergen Card: Free

siljustol.no

OLE BULL MUSEUM – LYSØEN The violinist Ole Bull’s villa at Lysøen was built in 1873. His ‘Little Alhambra’ with its onion dome, exotic ornamentation and music hall are straight out of a fairytale. The island also has beautiful scenery, 13 km of crushed-shell walking trails, secluded bathing spots, a gazebo and an observation tower. Boat to the island from Buena quay. Café, shop, guest quay.

NO-5215 Lysekloster

(+47) 56 30 90 77

lysoen@kodebergen.no

18.5-31.8: 11-16 1.9-30.9: Sundays 11-16 NOK

100 free. Stud.: 50 Seniors: 100. Groups: 100 With the Bergen Card: Free

lysoen.no

BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA One of Norway’s national orchestras and one of the oldest in the world, founded all the way back in 1765. It performs in Norway and abroad. Internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. Edvard Grieg was closely affiliated with the orchestra, and was its artistic director from 1880–1882. Concerts on Thursdays and certain Fridays, September to May.

Edvard Griegs Plass 1, NO-5015 Bergen

Billettkontor (+47) 55 21 61 50

Concerts Thurs.: 19.30. Fri.: 19.30 Exceptions may arise. Ticket office: Weekdays: 10-17 Sat.: 11-14 NOK

from 365 from 100. Stud.: from 100 With the Bergen Card: from 285

harmonien.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 10:45 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 15:45)

Enchanted by Ole Bull

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Museums – Wooden Houses

Fjellsiden

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.

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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.


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ALVØEN COUNTRY MANOR – Bergen City Museum Alvøen Country Manor was originally built as a summer residence in 1797. A large garden and park were gradually developed at the manor. The Chinese-style gazebo has a central location. Today’s garden was developed in the 1930s. The family had one of Bergen’s most beautiful homes – now open to the public.

Alvøveien 150

(+47) 55 30 80 30

alvoen.hovedbygning@bymuseet.no

2.6-26.8: Sat.–Sun.: 12-16

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80 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION – Bergen City Museum Damsgård Country Mansion was built in the 1770s and was Bergen’s most beautiful summer residence. The country mansion is the best example of Rococo architecture in Norway and the best-preserved wooden building from this period in Europe. Original interiors. The garden has been replanted with its original plants. Café. Bus no 16 and 17 from the city centre. The garden exhibition is open during opening hours. Entrance to the house only with a guide.

Alléen 29

(+47) 479 79 584 / 55 30 80 30

1.6-31.8: Daily: 12-16 Guided tours: 12 and 14 Sundays also at 13 NOK

damsgard.hovedgard@bymuseet.no

80 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Groups on request May to September With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

FANTOFT STAVE CHURCH The old stave church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150. The church was moved to Fantoft in 1883, and it was destroyed by fire on 6 June 1992. The stave church has been rebuilt as it was prior to the fire and reopened in May 1997. The easiest way to get there is to take Bergen Light Rail to Fantoft and follow the signs around 500 metres.

Fantoftveien, Paradis

15.5-15.9.: Daily: 10.30-18 Closed 17.5. NOK

60 30. Stud.: 45 Groups of over 20: 10 % discount Credit cards preferred With the Bergen Card: Free

(+47) 55 28 07 10

OLD BERGEN MUSEUM – Bergen City Museum See p. 58 Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town of around fifty 19th century wooden houses, and it serves as an idyllic reminder of what Bergen used to be like. Meet characters who bring history to life. Seven-minute bus trip from the city centre. Closed 17 May. Gamle Bergen Tracteursted restaurant is open 12-17 daily from 1 June to 31 Aug., closed Mondays.

Nyhavnsveien 4

(+47) 479 79 576 / 55 30 80 30

butikkgb@bymuseet.no

13.5-9.9: 9-16 Living museum 2.5-12.5: 10-15 Open museum NOK

100 under 16 free Stud.: 50

NOK 2.5-12.5: 50 free. Stud.: 25 With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

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Other museums

Also open during the winter season

See page 73

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.

10.1.-30.4.: Tues.-Sun.

Other exhibitions: Women’s contribution to the Armed Forces, Bergen’s press and the illegal press 1940-1945, Norwegian military units abroad and Enigma.

1.10.-10.12: Tues.-Sun. 11-17 NOK Free

Changing temporary exhibitions.

Koengen, Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 55 54 63 87

bhusmus@gmail.com

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forsvaret.no

Bergenhus Festningsmuseum

BERGEN MARITIME MUSEUM Shows the development of shipping and its importance to Bergen and Norway, from the Iron Age and Viking Age and up to the present. It features high-quality boats, model ships, equipment and paintings. Beautiful and child-friendly museum building in the heart of the city’s university campus. Bus stop: Møhlenpris. Guided tours in English in June, July and August.

Haakon Sheteligs plass 15

(+47) 55 54 96 00

post@sjofartsmuseum.no

15.5-31.8: Mon.-Fri.: 10-16 Sat.-Sun.: 11-16 1.9-14.5: 11-15 NOK

90 (under 16 free). Stud.: 50 Seniors: 90 With the Bergen Card: Free

sjofartsmuseum.no

GAMLEHAUGEN – Museum Vest Gamlehaugen was built in 1900 by Prime Minister Christian Michelsen. The property has been owned by the state since Michelsen’s death in 1925. It comprises a public park, museum and royal residence. The house resembles a Medieval Scottish castle and is often referred to as ‘the castle’. The park is open to the public from 06-22.

Gamlehaugveien 10, NO-5231 Paradis

(+47) 53 00 61 15

12.6.-12.8: Tues., Thurs., Sat., and Sun.: 12-15 Guided tours: 12, 13 and 14 English tour available: 12 NOK

100 60. Stud.: 80 Seniors: 100. Groups: 80

gamlehaugen@museumvest.no

museumvest.no

HORDAMUSEET – Bergen City Museum Through its collections of buildings, boats, tools and textiles, 3.1-20.12: Hordamuseet depicts how people used to live in the rural areas Tues.-Thurs.: 12-15 Sun.: 12-16 around Bergen. It has an open-air department of 20 buildings Guided tours: 26.6-16.8 and rich archaeological cultural relics, a boathouse big enough for 26 boats and nine summer pasture farm buildings from the Fanafjellet mountains. Museum shop and café. Bergen Light Rail NOK 80 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Groups: min. 10 people 25 % discount to Lagunen shopping centre and buses 60, 61 and 62 to Stend. With the Bergen Card: Free

Hordnesvegen 24

(+47) 479 79 580 / 55 30 80 30

hordamuseet@bymuseet.no

bymuseet.no

LEPROSY MUSEUM, ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL – Bergen City Museum The oldest leprosy hospital in the city stands as a monument to thousands of human tragedies, but it is also an important arena for the dissemination of Norwegian leprosy research. The doctor Gerhand Armauer Hansen identified the leprosy bacillus in Bergen in 1873. Guided tours from 23 June to 15 Aug. English at 11, Norwegian at 13. Otherwise on request.

Kong Oscarsgt. 59

(+47) 481 62 678 / 55 30 80 30

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15.5-31.8: Daily: 11-15 Closed: 1.9-14.5, and 17.5 Groups by arrangement March-Oct. NOK

lepramuseet@bymuseet.no

90. Stud.: 45. Guided tour: 20 Groups: min. 10 persons – 25 % discount With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no


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THE NORWEGIAN FISHERIES MUSEUM

– Museum Vest

Learn about the sea, our common marine resources and Norwegian fishermen’s lives through the ages at the authentic wharfside warehouses that are as old as Bryggen! Activities for children. NO, ENG, GER, FR. Café with outdoor seating. Shop. Rowing boat hire. Vintage boat harbour. The historical ferry, Beffen, operates a shuttle service from Vågen during the summer.

Sandviksboder 23

(+47) 53 00 61 60

fiskeri@museumvest.no

6.1-30.4: 11-15 – (Mon. closed) 1.5-30.5: 10-17 1.6-31.8: 10-18 1.9-30.9: 10-17 1.10-21.12: 11-15 – (Mon. closed) NOK

90 free. Stud.: 70. Groups: 70 With the Bergen Card: Free

museumvest.no

THE NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM – Museum Centre in Hordaland Welcome to Bergen’s only monument to our national industrial heritage, the textile factory Salhus Tricotagefabrik (1859– 1989). Come and learn about the history of the Norwegian textile industry, which was the biggest industry in Norway for decades. The museum shows a film, has a café and activities for children. Museum shop selling local goods. Gallery.

Salhusvegen 201

(+47) 55 25 10 81

norsk.trikotasjemuseum@muho.no

11.2-14.12: Tues.-Fri. 11-15, Sun. 12-17 Summer: 24.6-31.8, Sun.–Fri. 12-17 NOK

90 free. Stud.: 50. Groups: 70 Groups – min. 10 persons With the Bergen Card: Free

muho.no/salhus-trikotasjefabrikk

OLEANA ÉCONOMUSÉE At Oleana, we invite you to come on an interesting walk through our production hall, where you can watch how raw yarn is turned into finished products. This means that our factory is open to visitors, and you can come and watch craftsmanship in practice. Guided tours for groups on request.

Ivar Aasgaardsv. 1, NO-5265 Ytre Arna

(+47) 55 39 32 20

Shop opening hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9-16. Thurs.: 9-18 Sat.: 11-15 Factory opening hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9-15 See oleana.no for information about opening hours on public holidays.

oleana@oleana.no

oleana.no

UNIVERISITY MUSEUM OF BERGEN – HISTORY MUSEUM The exhibitions at the History Museum comprise archaeology, ethnography, church art and rural and urban history from the Stone Age and up to the present, especially relating to Western Norway. Permanent exhibitions about the Stone Age, folk art, church art, Impressions from the Colonies, Ibsen in Bergen, the Christie Room and Eternal Life from Ancient Egypt.

Haakon Sheteligs plass 10

(+47) 55 58 31 40 / 55 58 29 49

1.6.-31.8.: Sat.&Sun.: 1.9.-31.5.: Sat.&Sun.: NOK

publikum@um.uib.no

Tues.-Fri. 11-16 Tues.–Fri. 11-16 Uhr

10-16 Closed Mondays 10-15 Closed Mondays

60 free Stud. free Seniors 30 With the Bergen Card: Free

uib.no/universitetsmuseet

YTRE ARNA MUSEUM A local history museum for Ytre Arna, where the industrialisation of Western Norway started when Peter Jebsen 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 is located in the same building. See page 68.

Ivar Aasgaardsv. 1, 5265 Ytre Arna

(+47) 975 69 518

Feb.-Nov.: Tue – Sun 12-15 Closed in Dec. and Jan.

NOK

post@ytrearnamuseum.no

50 free

ytrearnamuseum.no

PLAN & BOOK:

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Attractions

Ulriken634, Sky:Skraperen

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


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Attractions

EXPERIENCES 71

Here is there room more details Uptaqui nit,during nimofor voluptur, etseason veruptur siSee quaecae ni dendae Also open the winter page 73 vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam iderunt delenimus.

THE ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN – University Museum of Bergen Great exhibitions with many types of plants from Norway and abroad. The arboretum features rhododendrons, a rose garden, a heather garden and a historical garden. The botanic garden features an alpine garden, a Japanese garden, a kitchen garden and ‘Fægris vannvisjon’ floating jetty. The around 150-acre area is suitable for walks. Great swimming spots. Events and garden walks during the season. Bus no 53 to Milde.

Milde

(+47) 55 58 72 50

post@arboretet.uib.no

BERGEN AQUARIUM

(+47) 55 55 71 71

See p. 6 and 7

post@akvariet.no

post@vilvite.no

* Students/seniors from age 67: children’s ticket price

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

See p. 8

VilVite Bergen Science Centre is perfect for curious minds of all ages. Lots of exiting science and technology, with much to do and explore in our large exhibition. You can try water experiments, steer vessels, cycle a 360-degree loop and lots more. In weekends and holidays you can also join a workshop or see a science show. Café and science shop. Take the Bergen Light rail to the stop “Florida”, or a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

(+47) 55 59 45 00

1.5.-31.8.: 9-18 / 1.9-30.4: 10-18 225 165* NOK Low season: Weekends (Sat./Sun.): 275 190* 275 190 High season:

akvariet.no

BERGEN SCIENCE CENTRE – VilVite

Thormøhlensgate 51

NOK Free admission Guided tours can be arranged (NOK 50 per person)

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. Outdoor and indoor attractions. A 15-minute walk from the city centre. Café and shop. Nordnes seawater pool and Nordnes Park are situated close by.

Nordnesbakken 4

Open all day every day Café in Blondehuset (open at weekends from Easter until the end of Sept.)

23.6-19.8: Mon.-Sun. 10-17 20.8-22.6: Tues.-Fri. 9-15, Sat.-Sun. 10-17 NOK 20.8-22.6: Tues.–Fri.: Sat.& Sun.: 23.6.-19.8: Mon.-Sun.:

175 145. Fam.: 550 185 155. Fam.: 580 195 165. Fam.: 600

With the Bergen Card: 23.6-19.8: 50 % discount 20.8-22.6: Free

vilvite.no

CITYHUNT Experience Bergen in a brand new way – solve a mystery on the streets of Bergen by working out riddles set by the cryptic Professor M. Will you manage to catch the culprit in time, before he pulls off the heist of the century?

20.5-20.9: 10.30-21 21.9-19.5: Fri. 16.30-19.30 Extra cityhunts can be arranged by contacting us directly by email NOK

Bryggen 35

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

mayor@cityhunt.no

299 236. Stud.: 236 With the Bergen Card: 239

cityhunt.no

ESCAPE BRYGGEN Experience Bryggen from the inside! This is an exciting escape room, which is highly ranked on TripAdvisor. Participants have to solve riddles, crack codes and rack their brains – whatever it takes to get out of the locked room before the allotted 60 minutes are up.

20.5-20.9 and 26.12-30.12: 10.30-21 21.9-19.5 except period between Christmas and New Year: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 15.30-20.45 Sat.: 10.30-21. Sun.: 12.45-18 NOK

Bryggen 35/Skuteviksboder 13

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

299-469 per pers. Stud.: 21 % discount With the Bergen Card: 20 % discount

mastermind@escapebryggen.no PLAN & BOOK:

escapebryggen.no

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Attractions 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.

FLØIBANEN AS

Mathallen 1.5-30.9: Mon.-Sun. 9-23 1.10-30.4: Mon.-Thu. 10-23 Fri.-Sat. 9-23 Sun. 11-23

See p. 2 and 3

The Fløibanen funicular has a central location in the heart of Bergen, on Vetrlidsallmenningen – 150 metres from the Fish Market and Bryggen. It takes visitors and locals to the top of Mount Fløyen every day of the year. Mount Fløyen is the best area in the city for walks and for children to play. A variety of refreshments is available from Fløiestuen shop and café and at Fløien Folkerestaurant.

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Fish Market 1.5-30.09: Mon.-Sun. 8-23

(+47) 55 33 68 00

info@floyen.no

2.1.-23.12: 7.30-23. Sat.–Sun.: 8-23 NOK

95 50. Groups: 10 % discount for groups of 10 or over Bergen Card: 1.5-30.9: 50 % discount* Bergen Card: 1.10-30.4: Free return trip per card *only applies to return trips

floyen.no

MAGIC ICE BERGEN A magical, fairy-tale world made of ice! Be enchanted by world-class ice art, a changing colour spectrum, sounds and a delicious drink served in an ice glass: a truly unique experience! Open every day – all year. Special group prices on request.

C. Sundts Gate 50, NO-5004 Bergen

+47 930 08 023

NOK

bergen@magic-ice.no

ULRIKEN643 – Ulriken Cable Car

(+47) 53 643 643

11-23 (Fri.-Sat.: until 24) 16-23 (Fri.-Sat.: until 24)

195 130. Stud.: 170 With the Bergen Card: 170

magicice.no

See p. 4 and 5

Experience the wild mountains in the middle of the city! Take the cable car to the top where you will discover a fantastic landscape, activities for the whole family and unique culinary experiences at Sky:skraperen panorama restaurant. Ulriken643 also operates its own bus from the city centre with departures every hour (9–18 from May to September).

Haukelandsbakken 40, NO-5009 Bergen

15.5-14.9: Mon.-Thurs. + Sun.: 15.9-14.5: Mon.-Thurs. + Sun.:

2.2-24.3: Tues.-Sun.: 10-17 26.3-16.10: everyday: 9-21 16.10-1.12: Tues.-Sun.: 10-17 NOK

post@ulriken643.no

175 105 With the Bergen Card: 20 % discount With the BT card: 10 % discount

ulriken643.no

With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings. See pages 52-55. Follow visitBergen on


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Information – Changes in opening hours

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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. MUSEUM / ATTRACTION / ACTIVITY CHANGES IN OPENING HOURS AdO Arena

Open 10-18 all weekends and school holidays

Bergen Aquarium

Closed 17 May, 24, 25, and 31 Dec.

Bergen Segway

Closed 17 May, 24, 25, and 31 Dec.

Bergen Maritime Museum

Closed 1 Jan, 30 March, 1 April, 1, 17 and 20 May, 24-26 and 31 Dec.

Bryggens Museum

Closed 30-31 March, 1 April, 1 and 17 May, and 3 Sept. 2018-1 May 2019

CityHunt

Closed 1 Jan, 1 and 17 May, 25 and 31 Dec.

Domkirken Church

Stengt i 2018

Edvard Grieg Museum - Troldhaugen

Closed during Christmas and New Year's, open all other holidays.

Escape Bryggen

Closed 1 Jan, 1 and 17 May, 25 and 31 Dec.

Fløibanen Funicular

Reduced opening hours during holidays.

Fonnafly

Closed 24 and 31 Dec, 1 Jan.

Old Bergen Museum

Closed 17 May

The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

Closed 17 May

Harald Sæverud Museum Siljustøl

Closed 17 May

Hardanger and Voss Museum

Closed on holidays.

Herdla Museum

29.3, 2.4, 10.5 og 21.5 open 12-17. Closed 17.5,

Hordamuseet

Closed 23 March-2 April, 1, 10 and 17-21 May, 21 Dec. 2018-7 Jan. 2019

Håkon's Hall

Closed 25 Mars-2 April, 1 and 17 May, 23 May-7 June, 20 Dec. 2018-1 Jan. 2019

Klatreparken Høyt & Lavt

29.3, 30.3, 10-12.10 open 11-16, 1.5, 10.5, 18.5 and 21.5 open 10-17.

KODE 1-4

Closed 17 May, 24-26 Dec., 31 Dec. 2018-1 Jan. 2019

The Coastal Museum in Øygarden

Open 1 April, 10 and 21 May 12-17

Leprosy Museum; St. George's Hospital

Closed 17 May

Magic Ice

Closed 24 Dec. Opens at 11 when cruise ships are in Bergen.

North Sea Traffic Museum

Closed 31 March, 17 May, 23 Dec. 2018-2 Jan. 2019

The Norwegian Fisheries Museum

Closed 17 May

The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum

Closed 25 March, 29 March-2 April, 1, 10, 17 and 20-21 May

Rosenkrantz Tower

Closed 25 March-2 April, 1 and 17 May, 20 Dec. 2018-1 Jan. 2019

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Transport to the attractions outside the city centre – See map page 34

ALVØEN MANOR: Bus no 42 from Olav Kyrres gate C, 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 I, heading south, to Milde Snuplass 12 Or bus no 50E from Olav Kyrres gate B to Birkelandsskiftet B, and then bus no 53 Milde Snuplass. By car: E39 south approx. 7 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 or 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 I 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. From Lagunen Terminal D 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 approx. 7 km, 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, 39 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 or 4 from Torget heading north to Åsane Terminal. 16 From there 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 from Nordahl Bruns gate I to Rådal, 10-15 min. walk from there. Or take Bergen Light Rail 9 to Råstølen, then approx. 10 min. on foot. By car: E39 south approx. 7 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 (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 I 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, 3 or 80 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 Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport Comfort Hotel Holberg (C5) Det Hanseatiske Hotel (D5) First Hotel Marin (D4) Grand Terminus (E4) Hotel Norge by Scandic (D5) Hotel Oleana (D5) Hotel Park (E5) Klosterhagen Hotel (C5) Magic Hotel Solheimsviken Magic Hotel Korskirken (D4) 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 and vegetables 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

Magic Hotel Kløverhuset (D5) Magic Hotel, Xhibition (D4) Opus XVI AS - Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel (D4) P-Hotels Bergen (D5) Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (C4) Scandic Bergen Airport Scandic Bergen City (D5) Scandic Byparken (D5) Scandic Flesland Airport Scandic Neptun (D5) Scandic Strand (D4) Scandic Ørnen (E4) Steens Hotel (E5) Thon Hotel Bergen Airport Thon Hotel Orion (C4) Thon Hotel Bristol (D5) Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (C4) Villa Terminus (E4) Zander K Hotel (E4)

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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 Bus to Ulriken643 PLAN & BOOK:

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Attractions

A UNIQUE ATTRACTION IN BERGEN Magic Ice is a wonderous winter wonderland constructed from several tons of nature ice from Norway. The ice bar and art gallery is the work of world renowned ice carvers! 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 winter ponchos and gloves before you step inside the ice bar. See p. 52-55

www.magicice.no MAGIC ICE BERGEN

Opening Hours Winter: Mon-Thur, Sun: 16:00-23:00 – Fri-Sat: 16:00-24:00 Opening Hours Summer (May 15th-Sep 15th): Mon-Thur, Sun: 11:00-23:00 – Fri-Sat: 11:00-24:00 C. Sundts Gate 50, 5004 Bergen. Tlf: +47 930 08 023

Magic Ice has been wowing visitors in northern Norway, Oslo and Caribbean for more than 13 years. Entrance fee NOK 195.-,

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


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Churches

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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.

BERGEN CATHEDRAL

Bergen Cathedral has been built, fallen and rebuilt over almost 900 years, since it was dedicated to St Olav in 1150. There have been five fires at the cathedral, and it was struck by a cannon ball in 1665. The cannon ball can still be seen in the wall of the church tower – a memento from a battle in Vågen.

Domkirkeplassen 1

(+47) 55 59 71 75

Service on Sundays at 11 Bergen Organ Summer – concerts on Sundays in July/August. kirkemusikibergen.no No guided tours due to maintenance work

bergendomkirke.menighet.bergen@kirken.no

bergendomkirke.no

ST JOHN’S CHURCH The elevated position of St John’s Church at Nygårdshøyden makes it a very visible feature of the city. It has the highest tower in Bergen at 61 metres, and it is also the church with the biggest capacity. The church was built in 1894 in the NeoGothic style. Its unique altarpiece and the large organ behind it are additional reasons to visit the church.

Nygårdshøyden

(+47) 55 59 71 75

11.6-24.8: 10-16 Services on Sundays: 11 Bergen Organ Summer – concerts in July and August. More information at kirkemusikkibergen.no NOK Free

bergendomkirke.menighet.bergen@kirken.no

bergendomkirke.no

ST MARY’S CHURCH St Mary’s Church is the oldest intact building in Bergen. It was built during the 12th century, probably between 1130 and 1170. The beautiful inventory of St Mary’s Church makes it well worth a visit. The church reopened in 2015 following extensive renovations, and the result is magnificent.

Dreggsalmenningen

(+47) 55 59 71 75

maria.kirken@kirken.no

28.5-14.9: 9-16 Outside season: Tues. & Fri.: 12-14 NOK

50 under 16 free. Stud.: 40 Seniors: 40. Groups: 40 (min. 10 pers.) Read more about the Mariafestdagene festival and Bergen Organ Summer at kirkemusikkbergen.no

bergendomkirke.no

NYKIRKEN CHURCH Nykirken Church is the ‘Children’s Cathedral’ where children have the opportunity to express themselves in different ways. This can be seen in, among other things, the church art made by pupils from Bergen. The ruins of the late 13th century archbishop’s palace still lie under the floor of Nykirken Church. The old stone walls are intact in places.

Strandgaten 197B

(+47) 55 59 71 75

11.6-17.8: 10-14 See our website for more information about services and hiring premises

NOK Free

bergendomkirke.menighet.bergen@kirken.no

bergendomkirke.no

ST JACOB’S CHURCH St Jacob’s Church is the culture church for the young people of Bergen. During the past few years, this charming small church at Nedre Nygård has taken on a youthful air. With a recording studio. stages, a media room and audio and video lines throughout the church, it is now a unique and vibrant cultural scene.

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kontakt@stjakob.no

See the website for more information about opening hours, hire and events.

NOK Free

stjakob.no / bergendomkirke.no PLAN & BOOK:

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Entertainment

Bergen Nasjonale Opera

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.


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Entertainment

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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.

Various – See also pages 16-19

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 BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – Edvard Griegs plass 1,

(+47) 55 21 61 50, www.harmonien.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

GRIEG HALL – Edvard Griegs Plass 1.

(+47) 55 21 61 00. www.grieghallen.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.

(+47) 55 30 74 10. www.usf.no

With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings. See pages 52-55. PLAN & BOOK:

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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 and in Sund.

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 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.

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 page 84. 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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Sports and recreation – active experiences 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. 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.

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. 25. 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. DEEP SEA FISHING TSMY WELLER – Book at the Tourist Information or call (+47) 408 25 828. www.bergenfjordtours.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.

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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. 2 & 3. 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. 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. BIKE HIRE – Bergen Base Camp, Holmedalsgården 3, (+47) 55 32 55 00 – www.bergenbasecamp.no. Fløyen, see p. 2 & 3. 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.


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ALEXANDER DALE OEN ARENA – ADO ARENA At AdO Arena, children and adults alike can swim in our main 50-metre pool, or have fun in the diving pool, where they can challenge themselves to jump from 1 m, 3 m, 5 m, 7.5 m or 10 m diving boards. We also have two water slides, a pool for babies, a hot pool and a learner’s pool. Suitable for children and adults alike.

Lungegårdskaien 40, NO-5015 Bergen

(+47) 53 03 62 22

Weekdays: 6.15-21 Weekends/holidays: 10-18 NOK 50 % discount between 11 and 14 weekdays, not holidays. With the Bergen Card: 20 % discount

ado@adoarena.no

adoarena.no

HØYT & LAVT BERGEN CLIMBING PARK Western Norway’s biggest climbing park is situated in beautiful surroundings at Nesttun. Come and spend an exciting and active day in the tree tops. The climbing courses are integrated in trees and on poles, with more than 120 fun obstacles and more than 20 exhilarating zip-lines. Suitable for everyone from age 3 to 99, and all skills levels.

Osvegen 141, NO-5227 Nesttun

(+47) 55 10 20 00

bergen@hoytlavt.no

Weekends: 24.3-28.10: 11-17 (16)* Weekdays: 23.6-15.8: 11-17 *March, April, October: open to 16

NOK

340 160, 290, 340 (according to height) Group discount: NOK 50 discount per person for minimum 15 persons

hoytlavt.no/bergen

STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL FOUNDATION 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 and you don’t need any prior knowledge of sailing. Also see Statsraaden Bar&Reception. 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 lehmkuhl.no

lehmkuhl.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 16-21* Tues.–Fri. 10-21* Saturday 10-18 Sunday 12-18 *20-21 Adults only

vannkanten.no

ØVRE-EIDE FARM – GUIDED HORSE RIDING TRIPS Discover the surroundings of Bergen on a guided horseback ride and explore the Norwegian mountainside. Enjoy the amazing views of the city and the sea.

Øvre-Eide 36, NO-5105 Eidsvåg i Åsane

(+47) 908 43 412

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

post@ovre-eide.no

ovre-eide.no

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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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Pricelist hotels

Prices are stated as “from” prices in NOK

PRICES PER PERSON INCL. BREAKFAST 2018

Hotel Augustin Hotel Basic Hotel Bergen Bergen Børs Hotel Bergen Harbour Hotel Best Western Plus Hotell Hordaheimen Citybox Bergen Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret Clarion Hotel Admiral Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport Comfort Hotel Holberg Det Hanseatiske Hotel First Hotel Marin Grand Terminus Hotel Norge by Scandic Hotel No. 13 Hotel Oleana Hotel Park Klosterhagen Hotell Magic Hotel Solheimsviken Magic Hotel Korskirken Magic Hotel Kløverhuset Magic Hotel Xhibition Opus XVI Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel P-Hotels Bergen Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Scandic Kokstad Scandic Bergen City Scandic Byparken Scandic Flesland Airport Scandic Neptun Scandic Strand Scandic Ørnen Steens Hotel Thon Hotel Bergen Airport Thon Hotel Orion Thon Hotel Bristol Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Villa Terminus Zander K Hotel

Adress C. Sundts gate 22 Håkonsgaten 27 Vågsallmenningen 1 Finnegårdsgaten 6 C. Sundtsgate 18 Nygårdsgaten 31 Slottsgaten 1 C. Sundts gate 9 Flyplassvegen 551 Lønningsvegen 45 Strandgaten 190 Finnegården 2A Rosenkrantzgaten 8 Zander Kaaes gate 6 Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 Torgallmenningen 13 Øvre Ole Bulls plass 4 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 2-4 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 Panorama Hotell & Resort Solstrand Hotel & Bad Westland Hotel

Alvervegen 100 Fotlandsvåg Austefjordveien 165 Solstrandveien 200 Kvalen 30

Dist from city centre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 16 0 0 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 36 30 49

E-mail booking@augustin.no bergen@basichotels.no booking@bergenbors.no booking@bergenharbourhotel.no booking@hordaheimen.no bergen@citybox.no cc.havnekontoret@choice.no cl.admiral@choice.no cl.bergen.airport@choice.no co.bergen.airport@choice.no co.holberg@choice.no frontdesk@finnegaarden.no booking.marin@firsthotels.no booking@grandterminus.no hotelnorge@scandichotels.com info@hotelno13.no seeyou@hoteloleana.no booking@hotelpark.no post@klosterhagenhotell.no post@magichotels.no korskirken@magichotels.no kloverhuset@magichotels.no xhibition@magichotels.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@olavthon.no orion@olavthon.no bristol.bergen@olavthon.no rosenkrantz@olavthon.no booking@villaterminus.no booking@zanderk.no post@alverhotel.no fjordslottet@fjordslottet.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 30 09 10 55 33 50 00 55 31 25 00 55 60 11 00 55 23 64 00 56 10 00 00 55 52 98 02 55 30 42 00 55 30 48 00 53 05 15 00 55 21 25 00 55 55 40 00 55 36 13 00 55 21 58 73 55 54 44 00 53 00 22 00 55 90 01 50 55 90 01 40 55 90 01 30 55 90 01 20 53 01 22 00 55 21 00 00 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 56 34 38 00 56 39 50 90 56 31 90 00 56 57 11 00 56 34 21 00

No. of beds 250 72 246 94 160 142 252 401 400 608 317 80 333 250 930 68 194 62 29 468 177 86 104 138 230 746 550 401 535 285 850 528 183 728 498 450 256 244 36 498

H H H H no H H H H H H no H H H H H no no H H H H H no H H H H H H H no H no H H H H no H

84 80 151 176 128

H H H H H

Single room from NOK 990 449 1590 1390 1150 500 1240 1040 860 799

Double room from NOK 595 299 895 745 675 300 770 545 480 450

Extra from NOK 300 275 300 400 300 150/125 350 300 250 200

1990 895 990 1499 1220 1160 990 990 749 990 1499 275 990 499 695 1295 899 699 999 999 899 1199 999

1045 498 595 850 660 630 690 745 449 595 849 595 595 399 695 648 549 450 599 599 550 699 599

300 300 300 200 300 300 300 300 375 275 300

845 995 895 1045 1590 990

522 597,5 548 673 895 595

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Breakfast not incl.

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300

H = Rooms for physically disable people

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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

Dist from city centre

No. of beds

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250 120 26 9 28 6-7 104 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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0 45 0 20 2 70 0 30 0

10 44 11 20 80 16 126 60 6

970 94 593 56 58 77 40 55 60 60 55 55 91 73 01 55 30 21 70 948 53 975 55 23 16 13 56 31 79 76 412 01 780

aa@strangehagen.no / aa.strangehagen.no post@bjorkheim.no / bjorkheim.no booking@bryggenpanorama.no / bryggenpanorama.no fanafjor@online.no / fanafjorden.no booking@harbourapartments.no / harbourapartments.no post@kilstraumen.com / kilstraumen.com booking@olebullhotel.no / olebullhotel.no post@rorbusenter.com / rorbusenter.com apartments.skansen@gmail.com

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APARTMENTS | ROOMS | CABINS Amunds Appartement, Strangehagen 26, 5011 Bergen Bjørkheim Kro og Motell, Bjørkheim 5, 5652 Årland Bryggen Panorama Suites, Nedre Korskirkeallm. 2, 5017 Bergen Fanafjorden Hytteutleie, Krokeideveien 264, 5244 Fana Harbour Apartments, Sandviksboder 9-10, 5035 Bergen Kilstraumen Brygge AS, Kilstraumen 1, 5943 Austrheim Ole Bull Hotel &Apartments, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 3, 5012 Bergen Sotra Rorbusenter, Glesnesvegen 12a, 5381 Glesvær Villa Skansen, Claus Fastings gate 8, 5031

CAMPING

(+47) Bergen Camping Park AS, Nordre Brurås 26, 5111 Breistein Bratland Camping, Brattlandsvegen 6, 5268 Haukeland Bruvoll Camping og Hytter, Hundvinsvegen 10, 5956 Hundvin Grimen Motell & Camping, Hardangervegen 265, 5226 Nesttun Lone Camping, Hardangerveien 697, 5268 Haukeland Midttun Motell & Camping AS, Midtunheia 3, 5224 Nesttun Skogtun Camping, Skogtunveien 19

55 24 88 08 55 10 13 38 / 926 15 200 90 92 50 35 55 10 25 90 55 39 29 60 55 10 39 00 56 33 48 66

E-post / www. post@bcp.no / bcp.no post@bratlandcamping.no / bratlandcamping.no jkonglev@online.no / bruvoll-camping.no booking@grimencamping.no / grimencamping.no booking@lonecamping.no / lonecamping.no midtmot@online.no / mmcamp.no helgnils@online.no

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


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Shared shower/bath

Private shower/bath

Shared shower/bath

Private shower/bath

With several beds

375/483 435

220/235/255 210

585/765 615

Extra beds

210 500 595

275/350 350

795

Appartm. 1950-2100 475

255

150 215

640

Appartm. 1100

100

840

SINGLE ROOM

B = Breakfast K = Kitchen

Period

B/K K

02.01-22.12 All year

B/K K K

June-August Closed Christm. and East. All year

B/K

All year

K K K K

All year All year All year

DOUBLE ROOM PER PERS.

Cabins from 1500 per night. Apartments and spaces for camper vans also available. Appartm. from 1295 til 2095 Apartments for up to 4 adults + 2 children from 1200 per night. Long-term lets also available. Per night from 800-2000

Dist. from city centre

No. of cabins / rooms

Price per cabin from - to

No. of caravan / tent

Prie per tent from

Price per caravan from

Period

14 16 40 14 19 10 30

42 37 9 17 40 6 8

575-1175 400-1395 650-1200 490 580-1460

35/10 95 35 40 200

170-200 130 150 125 150

240-300 285 250 230 240

All year All year All year All year Closed Christm. and East.

450-750

20/50

160

250

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.

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Oslo

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Copenhagen

London

SWEDEN

SHETLAND Flights: SUMBURGH to Bergen Airport, Flesland THE ORKNEY ISLANDS From abroad: KIRKWALL more than 40 destinations in Europe and Japan

SPANIA

PORTUGAL

HELSINKI

NORWAY

FRANKRIKE

BERGEN

OSLO

STOCKHOLM

STAVANGER GOTHENBURG

ABERDEEN

Within Norway: SCOTLAND from more than 20 destinations

HIRTSHALS

EDINBURGH

DENMARK

The Coastal Steamer: NEWCASTLE Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen – daily

COPENHAGEN

Ferry: Hirtshals-Bergen (Fjord Line) IRLAND Bergen-Stavanger (Fjord Line)

ENGLAND Train: The Bergen Railway LONDON Oslo-Bergen Copenhagen-Gothenburg-Oslo

Bergen – easy to get to FRANKRIKE

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 most popular round trip. PLAN & BOOK:

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REYKJAVIK

FAROE

NEW YORK / NEWBURGH

LANZAROTE GRAN CANARIA

Direct flights to Bergen from more than 70 cities Bergen Airport avinor.no/bergen


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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 94-95.

Airlines – with direct flights to Bergen

ATLANTIC AIRWAYS – (+298) 341010 - www.atlantic.fo FINNAIR – (+47) 810 01 100 / (+358) 9 818 0800 – www.finnair.com ICELANDAIR – (+47) 22 03 40 50 – www.icelandair.no KLM/AIR FRANCE – (+47) 22 64 37 52 – www.klm.com LOGANAIR – (+44) 0344 800 2855 – www.loganair.co.uk NORWEGIAN – (+47) 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 – See page 136.

Fjord and coastal services

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

HURTIGRUTEN –sails north from Hurtigruteterminalen Jekteviken – (+47) 77 59 71 17 – 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 42-44. SOGNEFJORD/SUNNFJORD AND NORDFJORD: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal. NORLED – (+47) 51 86 87 00 – www.norled.no. See page 46-47. STAVANGER–BERGEN: FJORD LINE departs from Jekteviken – (+47) 815 33 500 – www.fjordline.com See page 36.

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 143.

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AIR TRANSPORT Helicopter: Fonnafly AS, (+47) 880 01 313. www.fonnafly.no. See p. 25. Seaplane: Scandinavian Skies Sjøflyselskap, (+47) 941 22 208. www.scaninavianskies.net. AIRPORT BUS – Frequent bus service to the airport leaving from the Radisson BLU Royal Hotel at Bryggen, via the Fish Market, Olav Kyrres gate and the Bus Station. See p. 98. For departure times call 177, or inquire at the Tourist Information. BERGEN LIGHT RAIL (BYBANEN) – 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 97. BUS, MINIBUS, LIMOUSINE RENTAL AND SIGHTSEEING Fjordhesten, (+47) 41 32 71 62. www.fjordhesten.no Kystbussen. www kystbussen.no. See page 98. Osbuss, (+47) 56 30 99 80/481 03 100. www.osbuss.no. See page 26. Tide Reiser, (+47) 55 23 87 00. www.tide.no CAR RENTAL Avis, Agnes Mowinckels gate 5, (+47) 55 55 39 55 / 815 33 044. Budget, Agnes Mowinckels gate 5, (+47) 55 55 39 55 / 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 Hardanger 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 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-September 1. See p. 24. TAXI Bergen Taxi – (+47) 55 99 70 00. www.bergentaxi.no Taxi1 – (+47) 55 70 00 00. www.taxi1.no INDOOR CAR PARKS BIRKEBEINERSENTERET P-HUS, Nye Sandviksveien 9 (C4). (+47) 22 05 75 00 (Europark) BYGARASJEN, Fjøsangerveien (E4) (+47) 55 56 88 70. (Bergen Parkering). See page 99. CITY PARK, Markeveien 7. (D5) (+47) 21 00 76 70 (Q-Park). GRIEG PARK, Lars Hilles gate. 3. (E5) (+47) 21 00 76 70 (Q-Park). HANSAGÅRDEN P-HUS, Kalfarveien 72. (+47) 22 05 75 00 (Europark) KLOSTERGARASJEN, Vestre Murallmenning 14. (D5). (+47) 55 56 68 70. (Bergen Parkering). See page 99. NORDNESGARASJEN, Nordnesgaten 46 (B6). (+47) 55 56 88 70 (Bergen Parkering) O.J. BROCHSGATE 16, O.J. Brochsgate 16 (E6). (+47) 21 00 76 70 (Q-park) PALEET P-HUS, Teatergaten (D5). (+47) 21 00 76 70 (Q-park) ROSENKRANTZ P-HUS, Rosenkrantzgaten 4. (C-D4) (+47) 22 05 75 00 (Europark) SENTRUM P-HUS, Jon Smørs gate 7 (D5). (+47) 21 00 76 70 (Q-park) SOLHEIMSGARASJEN, Solheimsgaten 29. (+47) 55 56 88 70 (Bergen Parkering) 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

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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* See p. 52-55

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.

*Please note that there are some variations of frequency and travel time throughout the day/week.


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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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Producer of high-end silverware and jewelry. In our factory and shop you can see our craftsmen at work.

sandbrogaten 11., 5003 bergen, arven.no


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Premium shoe store in the heart of Bergen

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The wool thrill at the knitting mill Ever since 1895, Janus has produced warm and durable wool garments, and is a cherished brand among Norwegians. Janus offers woollen clothes for the whole family, and the collections range from the softest underwear to stylish and durable 3rd. layer garments. All products are made of soft, warm and itch free merino wool. The Janus factory is located in Espeland, just outside the city centre. A visit to the facilities will give you a glimpse into

the long and proud history of the Norwegian textile industry. Of the many prosperous textile producers in Western Norway during the 1900’s, Janus is today the last one left in its field, and is now the largest manufacturer of wool garments in Europe. Janus is an important cornerstone in the local community. Today, 85 % of the production is sold in the domestic market, the rest is exported to Europe, USA and Asia. At the factory facilities, you

can experience the renovated Directors Villa from 1894, the old Espeland train station and the Janus Culture Centre and Factory Store, where all the products produced on site are for sale. The Culture Centre and Store is located in the original knitting mill from 1895. It is a beautiful, wooden building on the banks of the river that originally supplied the power for the knitting machines. www.janus.no

Address: Stephansens veg 35, 5267 Espeland Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday: 09-17 Thursday: 09-18 Friday: 09-17 Saturday: 10-14


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Galleriet Kløverhuset Lagunen Storsenter

Torgallmenningen 8 Strandgaten 13-15 Laguneveien 1

www.galleriet.com www.kloverhuset.no www.lagunen.no

Fashion Dale of Norway AS Fresh Pepper Fresh Pepper Janusfabrikken AS Oleana AS

Sandlivegen 2 Christiesgate 9 Strandgaten 19 Stephansens veg 35 Strandkaien 2

www.daleofnorway.com www.pepperstores.com www.pepperstores.com www.janus.no www.oleana.no

Gifts,Souvenirs,Jackets,Knitting Audhild Viken AS Bryggen Handel AS Bryggen Husflid Husfliden i Bergen Julehuset Nilssen På Bryggen Røst Schøtt Småting Ting Windfjord AS

Bellgården Bryggen 23 Bryggen 19 Vågsallmenningen 3 Holmedalsgården 1 Bryggen 3 Bryggen 15 Holmedalsgården 1 Bryggen 9 Bryggen 13 Slottsgaten 3

www.gifts.no www.bryggen-handel.no www.sweaterspecialist.com www.norskflid.no www.gifts.no

Shoes Haaland Sko Gågaten AS

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Gold/silverware Arven Gold and silver ware factory Juhls Silver Gallery AS Pandora Bergen Theodor Olsens Eftf.

Sandbrogaten 11 Bryggen 39 Torgalmenning 1A Torgallmenningen 15

www.arven.no www.juhls.no www.pandora.net www.theodor-olsen.no

Optician Optiker Svabø AS

Strandgaten 18

www.optikersvabo.no

Interior shops Hjertholm AS Jens Chr. Berle AS Wallendahl AS

Torgallmenningen 8, Galleriet Bryggen 5 Strandgaten 17

www.hjertholm.no www.berlebergen.no www.wallendahl.no

Money exchange Forex Bank Norge Ria Financial Services AS Turistinformasjonen i Bergen

Strandkaien 2 B Torget 11 Strandkaien 3

www.forex.no www.riafinancial.com www.visitBergen.com

Street art Vault Studios Speil & Ramme AS

Domkirkegaten 3 Øvregaten 4

www.vaultstudios.no www.speilogramme.no

www.butikkenrost.no www.smaating.no www.ting.no www.windfjord.com

Fashion Concept Store AESOP / A.P.C / CARHARTT WIP / COMME DES GARCONS / GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY / MARGARET HOWELL / NEW BALANCE / SUNSPEL / and others... www.pepperstores.com / @pepperstores Strandgaten 19 + Christiesgate 9 / Bergen - Norway

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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 RESTAURANT LUCULLUS, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 (closed in July) TO KOKKER, Enhjørningsgården 29, Bryggen TYPICAL OF BERGEN BRYGGEN TRACTEURSTED, Bryggestredet 2, Bryggen BRYGGELOFTET & STUENE, Bryggen 11 FLØIEN FOLKERESTAURANT, Fløyfjellet GAMLE BERGEN TRACTEURSTED Elsesro 1A, Sandviken (1 June-31 Aug) INTERNATIONAL BRASILIA, Olav Kyrres gate 39 CASA DEL TORO, Rosenkrantzgt. 6 CHINA PALACE, Strandgt. 2 HARBOUR CAFÉ, Torget 9 MAHARAJA INDISK RESTAURANT, Rosenkrantzgt. 5 NAMA JAPANESE FUSION, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B NAOMI RESTAURANT, Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen 2 SOYA, Finnegårdsgaten 6 SUMO, Vestre Torggate 3 / Strømgaten 34 T.G.I Friday’s, Nedre Ole Bulls Plass 4 VILLA BLANCA, Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen 1A OTHERS 26 NORTH, Bryggen 47 ÁCIDO COCKTAIL BAR & RESTAURANT, Bergen, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 5 BARE VESTLAND, Vågsalmenningen 1 BERGTATT, Bøhmergaten 42-44 BIG HORN STEAK HOUSE, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B 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 DUGGFRISK BAR & SPISERI, Strandkaien 12 FG RESTAURANT & BAR, Finnegårdsgaten 2a FISH ME, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen FJELLSKÅL FISK & SKALLDYR, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen JACOB AALL BRASSERIE OG BAR, Xhibition Kjøpesenter, Småstrandgt. 3 LINDBERGH, Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstad LOKALT OG LEKKERT, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen MANDELHUSET, Våge, Tysnes LYSVERKET, Rasmus Meyers Allé 9 MARG & BEIN, Fosswinkels gate 18, Bergen MICHELSEN SPISEBAR, Christiesgt. 10 AMALIE, Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgt. 2 PASCAL MAT & VIN, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 PEPPES PIZZA, Olav Kyrresgt. 11 PINGVINEN, Vaskerelven 14 PYGMALION ØKOCAFÉ & GALLERI, Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4 RESTAURANT 1877, Kjøttbasaren. Vetrlidsallmenning 2 RESTAURANT ENTRÉ SKY:SKRAPEREN, Ulriken VISTA BAR OG BRASSERIE, Kløverhuset, Strandgaten

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A journey in the Norwegian cuisine inspired by the past and the present

Vetrlidsallmenningen 2 • Kjøttbasaren in Bergen booking@restaurant1877.no • +47 92 87 18 77 • www. restaurant1877.no


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CORNELIUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS A UNIQUE AND ATMOSPHERIC DINING DESTINATION The restaurant is located on an island - only 25 minutes away from the city centre

DAILY DEPARTURES FROM BRYGGEN Lunch at 11:30 Dinner at 18:00

booking@cornelius-restaurant.no | (47) 56 33 48 80 | www.corneliusrestaurant.no

www.limedrop.no

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Sky:skraperen

See p. 52-55

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 / skyskraperen@ulriken643.no / +47 45 90 89 62


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RESTAURANTS 115

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 VIE W S OF BE R GE N

Cafeteria – Terrace – Restaurant – Banquet facilities Light dishes, tasty sandwiches and cakes from our own Patisserie “Brasseriet” is open from May to August 17:00 til 22:00 With Bergen at your feet May – September: 10:00 – 22:00 daily October – April: 11:00 – 17:00 Saturday and Sunday

booking@bellevue.no | +47 55 33 69 99 | www.bellevue.no


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RESTAURANTS 117

Anno 1708

Bryggen Tracteursted U N E S CO ’ S C U LT U R A L H E RI TA G E S I TE BRYG G EN

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

booking@bellevue.no | +47 55 33 69 99 | www.bellevue.no


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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

The most common currencies can easily be changed in the Tourist Information at the Fish Market.

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RESTAURANTS 119

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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Trolltunga rock


REGION 121

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 35.

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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1 Fjell Fortress

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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 Hotell & Resort

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7 Bjørn West Museum, Matredal

139

8 Heathland Centre at Lygra

139

9 Osterøy Museum

139

10 Western Norway Emigration Centre

139

11 Économusée Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk

139

REGION SOUTH – Sunnhordland

140

13 Folgefonna National Park Centre, Rosendal

140

14 Stone Park, Rosendal

140

REGION EAST – Aurland – Flåm – Hardanger – Voss

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15 Hardanger and Voss Museum

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16 Hardangervidda Natursenter, Eidfjord

142

18 Fjordsafari

142

19 VisitFlåm

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20 SOGNEFJORDEN

144

21 Nærøyfjorden

145

22 Nigardsbreen, Jostedalen

145

23 Urnes Stavkyrkje, Luster

145

24 Flåmsbana, Flåm

145 PLAN & BOOK:

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BERGEN REGION WEST Fjell | Sund | Ã&#x2DC;ygarden

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Sotra

The coast as your playground The coast around 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 find 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 fisherman’s style rorbu or a first-class hotel. The fjord landscape opens up just a few minutes’ drive west of Bergen city centre. The ice retreated 10,000 years ago, leaving thousands of islands like pearls on a string. When the winter storms lash the coast, you will feel humbled by the forces of nature. Marstein Lighthouse is situated just a few kilometres from Panorama Hotell & Resort. This

landmark, with its spectacular location, is truly unique. 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 organised under the Museum Vest umbrella also give visitors an insight into authentic coastal culture and a glimpse of the generations who have made a living from the sea’s bounty all the way back to the Stone Age. The incredible history of the North Sea Traffic Museum, Fjell Fortress, the Coastal Museum in Øygarden and Herdla Museum is enhanced by the beautiful surroundings – the scenery, the view, the air and the sea. Learn about one of the most well-known episodes of resistance fighting that culminated in the Telavåg tragedy. Walk through the exciting tunnels and the German defence fortifications at Fjell Fortress. At Herdla Museum, there is an exhibition on the German air base. The history of Fjell, Sund and Øygarden give the region a unique identity that you can only experience by being there.

Fjell Fortress


Flolid Eivindvik

Steinslan

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Rongesundbro, Øygarden

In the kingdom of the sea eagle From Marstein Lighthouse in the south to Hellesøy in the north of Øygarden, you can follow the horizon as you traverse the fantastic archipelago. You find yourself in the kingdom of the sea eagle, so take the opportunity to experience the world’s largest bird of prey at close range on your walks in the coastal landscape. With more than 236 different species

Nautnes

of birds, Øygarden is one of the best places in Norway for birdwatching. In Tjeldstrømarka nature reserve alone, you can see 195 of them! Hire a bike in Bergen and go island hopping. From 15 June to 25 August, you can bring your bike on the boat service between Hellesøy and Fedje – the community by the sea. Information about times etc. on page 136.

Glelvær café. Glesvær rorbu


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BERGEN REGION WEST Fjell | Sund | Øygarden

Sotra

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. Experience what it’s like to catch a whopper in the fantastic fishing grounds off Sotra and Øygarden, which are ideal for deepsea fishing. You can become one

with the archipelago and the water in a sea kayak. Feel the forces of nature and ride the waves that crash against the shore. Seek shelter for the night, enjoy the long, light evenings and the panoramic view of the starry skies.


REGION WEST 129

Sotra

Walk coastal paths on Golta and enjoy views of the whole horizon. Go on a cliff walk and jump into the sea to try your hand at coasteering. Panorama Hotell & Resort offers a wide range of activities, experiences and accommodation options. Go on a guided tour with Dive Bergen of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gigantic aquarium, and dive

between shoals of fish, benthic fauna, old shipwrecks and fascinating rock formations. A paradise for shell collectors, sports divers, scuba divers and wreck divers. Even the most adventurous souls will get a big kick out of Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most spectacular climbing walls.


130 REGION WEST

Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant

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 in some of the most exotic flavours the coast has to offer. 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 ingredients available. There are daily boat departures to Cornelius from Bryggen, and the trip takes 20 minutes. Enough time to whet your appetite ahead of your delicious meal.

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Svanøybukt By car: Rv 555 road west from Bergen Førde towards Sotra. Hire cars available in Bergen Moskog city centre.

Hellesøy

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-ingredient along the Bergen coast. However, wonderful 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 served on tables set on the quay. On rough days, we light candles in the lounges, light the fire and serve food with stronger flavours.

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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) 480 61 039

fjell@museumvest.no

1.4.-30.9.: Tues.-Sun.: 11-16 1.10.-31.3.: Sat.-Sun.: 11-16 NOK

100 under 16 free Stud.: Free. Groups: 70 With the Bergen Card: Free

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HERDLA MUSEUM – Museum Vest The museum is in a striking new building on the moraine island Herdla, situated on the far side of Askøy. The museum exhibits the wreck of a WW II German fighter aircraft. We also give guided tours of Herdla torpedo battery. Herdla is also a great place for enjoying nature, fishing and bird-watching.

NO-5315 Herdla

(+47) 99 38 73 94 / 97 09 47 29

herdla@museumvest.no

THE COASTAL MUSEUM IN ØYGARDEN

(+47) 53 00 61 40

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April– Oct.: Sun.: 12-17 2.5-31.8: Mon.–Fri.: 11-16 15.6-15.8: Sat.: 11-16 NOK The Museum:

80

Free

Aquaculture Centre: 140 With the Bergen Card: Free admission (museum)

75

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3

– Museum Vest

Exhibitions about the Telavåg Tragedy and the North Sea Traffic between Norway and the UK during World War II. The village of Telavåg was razed and its inhabitants were sent to German concentration camps. The virtual walk app in Telavåg recounts the story. Film. Panorama café and shop. Forty-minute drive from Bergen on the RV 555 road. Buses 450 to 459.

(+47) 53 00 61 50

70 free. Stud.: 50. Seniors: 70 Groups: 60. Guided tours of the torpedo battery/bird-watching: 120 Groups of over 20: 100 With the Bergen Card: 50

museumvest.no

kystmuseet@museumvest.no

NORTH SEA TRAFFIC MUSEUM

Årvikadalen 25, NO-5380 Telavåg

NOK

– Museum Vest

Learn about the history of coastal culture, the fisheries and aquaculture industries and the oil and gas industry through exhibitions, films and activities. Guided tours of Øygarden Aquaculture Centre at 12 and 13, Sunday to Friday during the high season. Bike, canoe and rowing boat hire. Walking, fishing and swimming opportunities. Open by arrangement outside the season.

Museumsvegen 9, NO-5337 Rong

1.10-30.4: Sat. and Sun.: 12-17 1.5-30.9: Tues.-Sun.: 12-17

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 Otherwise by arrangement all year NOK

80 free. Seniors: 80 Groups: 70 (min. 20 persons) With the Bergen Card: Free

nordsjofartmuseet@museumvest.no

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BERGEN REGION NORTH Nordhordland

Osterfjorden


REGION NORTH 133

Lyngheisenteret

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. Nordhordland 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. FJORDS JUST OUTSIDE BERGEN Many people think you have to travel far from Bergen for spectacular fjord experiences. They haven’t been to Nordhordland. The sea route is probably the most beautiful way to see the region. Sightseeing boats depart on full and halfday trips every day all year round from the Fish Market in Bergen to the fjords just north of the city. Rødne Fjord Cruise

takes you to beautiful Modalen – to the narrow Mostraumen sound with its strong currents. The nature experiences start 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, idyllic farms and small villages, fauna and fresh sea air. THE HISTORICAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF THE ATLANTIC COAST Nordhordland is known for its beautiful heathland, a type of landscape which is in danger of disappearing. People used the heathlands to graze sheep to ensure they had enough food through the winter. The Heathland Centre at Lygra practises traditional land use including grazing by wild sheep, heather burning 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. At the Heathland Centre, you can buy yarn and taste the delicious meat of local wild sheep from Nordhordland.


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Hiking in the beautiful Stølsheimen mountains The Stølsheimen mountains are situated in Masfjorden between the Sognefjord and the Vossefjellene mountains, which offer great natural and historical experiences. In Matre, you will find the Bjorn West Museum where you can learn more about the dramatic fighting that took place in the Stølsheimen mountains towards the

end of World War II. The area has varied and majestic scenery, with waterfalls and spectacular walks from the fjord to the mountains. Stordalen Fjellstove is a good starting point for walks, and also offers guided walks, accommodation and great food. Book online on visitBergen.com.

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Island hopping at the ocean’s edge From Hellesøy in the very north of Øygarden, you can travel to and from Fedje – the community in the sea – on a summer boat service. Travel there and back by boat or stay on Fedje and experience this island out at the ocean’s edge. Visit the Tourist Information at the quaint shop on the quay. Walk the coastal path and enjoy the

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360-degree view from the highest point on the island (41.9 metres). From Fedje, you can travel on to Nordhordland by bus or on a bike, before returning to Bergen. The boat service between Hellesøy and Fedje runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 16 June to 25 August.

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BOAT SERVICE HELLESØY–FEDJE (16 JUNE–25 AUG.): Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Departs Hellesøy: kl. 11:50

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The bus from Bergen to Hellesøy leaves Bergen bus station at 10.00 and gets to Hellesøy at 11.41. It returns from Hellesøy at 15.58 and arrives in Bergen at 17.47. The bus is free with the Bergen Card. You can also continue by ferry and bus from Fedje to Bergen at 18.10, arriving in Bergen at. 20.50. Saturday: Departs Hellesøy: kl. 11:50

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No correspondence with bus from Bergen. Ferry and bus from Fedje at 15.50, arriving in Bergen at 18.50. We recommend booking a ticket in advance to reserve a place on board the boat. For more information about booking boat tickets, see: www.gulenskyss.no and buses: www.skyss.no

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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 everything takes place in a safe environment. How about skindiving and snorkelling on the surface of the sea, while you watch fish swim past below? The joy of paddling a canoe on long, calm freshwater lakes in Nordhordland is a wellkept secret. Hire a canoe or kayak at Bruvoll Camping in Hundvin and explore them for yourself!

HOW TO GET THERE: By car: Take the E39 road north to the Nordhordland Bridge. From here, you can drive west to Meland, east to Modalen/ Masfjorden and north to Radøy, Lindås, Austrheim and Fedje. Hire cars available in Bergen city centre. Florø

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NEW! Round trip Bergen–Fedje–Hellesøy– Bergen (2 June–1 Sept.) A new fjord cruise route starts on 2 June that takes you from Bergen through the beautiful sounds and fjords of Nordhordland and right out to Fedje – the community in the sea. Two daily departures from 2 June until 1 September:

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By boat: Summer Stavangboat service from Hellesøy Naustdal to Fedje (16 June–25 Aug.). Round trip Askrova Svanøybukt Bergen–Fedje–Hellesøy–Bergen 2 June to Førde 1 September, see www.gulenskyss.no to book. Fjordcruise Bergen–Mostraumen,Moskog Eikenes 2 daily Askvoll departures all year, Dale Viken Gjervik see www.rodne.no Værlandet

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

Gjerstad

(+47) 950 98 845

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27.5.-9.9. Mon.-Thurs.: 11-15 July, also Sundays 11-15 NOK

60 free Students/seniors/groups: 50 Open by arrangement all year

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BJØRN WEST MUSEUM – Museum Vest The story of the resistance group Bjørn West is the exciting local history of the last hostilities in Europe in 1945. The museum has an extensive exhibition of equipment, photos and films. Coffee and souvenirs for sale. Several accommodation providers and cafés in the area. One hour from Bergen. Express bus to and from Bergen every day.

Matre 41, NO-5984 Matredal

(+47) 469 05 204

1.5-17.6: Sat.–Sun.: 11-17 19.6-20.8: Tues.–Sun.: 11-17 20.8-30.9: Sat.–Sun.: 11-17 Otherwise open by arrangement all year NOK

bjornwest@museumvest.no

60 free. Groups: 50 With the Bergen Card: Free

bjornwest.museumvest.no

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ÉCONOMUSÉE HILLESVÅG ULLVAREFABRIKK – Lindås Meet artisans at work at the family-run wool company Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. We invite you to spend an interesting visit to the factory, where you can follow the process from raw wool to yarn. The shops sells a wide range of our yarns and patterns, wool for felting, and ready-made woollen products.

Leknesvegen 259, NO-5915 Hjelmås

(+47) 56 35 78 00

post@ull.no

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

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THE HEATHLAND CENTRE AT LYGRA – Museum Centre in Hordaland An information centre highlighting the cultural landscape of Europe’s Atlantic coast heathlands. Today, this landscape is in danger of disappearing. Restaurant and accommodation options available. For more information, see our website.

25.4-30.9.2018: Wed.–Fri.: 11-15.30 Sunday: 12-17 Groups can arrange visits all year NOK

Ytre Lygra, NO-5912 Seim

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WESTERN NORWAY EMIGRATION CENTRE – Museum Centre in Hordaland The Western Norway Emigration Centre is a prairie village with a church, town hall and prison, built in America by NorwegianAmericans at the end of the 19th century, and moved from Minnesota and North Dakota to Sletta on Radøy in around 2000. The museum chronicles the history of emigration. A 50-minute drive on the Rv 565 road north-west of Bergen.

NO-5939 Sletta, Radøy

(+47) 55 25 18 09 / 917 12 961 / 55 25 10 80

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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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A modern experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment. A restaurant serving unique, traditional and modern cuisine.

With the Bergen Card you travel for free on the Light Rail and on buses in Bergen and the surroundings.

Norsk Natursenter, N-5784, Øvre Eidfjord, Norway P +47 53 67 40 00 | www.norsknatursenter.no

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FJORDSAFARI – Flåm Guideservice AS - Flåm Come on a trip up the impressive Nærøyfjord and enjoy the magnificent scenery from our RIB boats. We make stops en route to look for seals, porpoises and eagles. Visit the little village Undredal to taste its famous goat’s cheese – Undredalsosten. Come on walks from the fjord up into the mountains, or take part in winter activities such as snowshoe walks and a winter fjord safari!

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Velkommen til | Welcome to | Willkommen am | Bienvenue à | Welkom aan de | B Welcome to Sognefjorden – the heart of Fjord Norway – with UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjorden, UNESCO Urnes Stavechurch and the National parks Jotunheimen mountains and Jostedalsbreen glacier. The longest fjord, the biggest glacier and the highest mountains – the worlds most beautiful fjord experiences! 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), Keipen (5J). Florø 6 Attractions: Flåmsbana – The Flåm Railway (6A), The Aurland shoe (6B), The Norwegian Book Town (6C), Cider Cellar (6D), Ægir Bryggeri & Pub (6E), Gamle Lærdalsøyri – old village centre (6F), Utsikten (6G), Sogn Tours (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), MotorikparkTM Lærdal (6T), Vesterland Indoor Playpark (6U), Juving (6V), Fjord Angling (6W), Lustrabadet indoor waterworld (6X), Høyangerbadet indoor waterworld (6Y), Open-air swimming pool (6Z), Vikøyri - historical shore dweller site (6AA), Njardarheimr Viking Village (6AC). 7 National Tourist Routes: Sognefjellet (7A), Aurlandsfjellet (7B), Gaularfjellet (7C). 8 Museums and centers: De Heiberske Samlinger – Norwegian folk Museum (8A), Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre (8B), Norsk Bremuseum – glacier museum (8C), Breheimsenteret – glacier museum (8D), Flåm Railway Museum (8E), Kristianhus Boat- and Motormuseum (8F), Høyanger Industrial Museum (8G), Sognefjord Aquarium (8H), Norwegian Tourism museum (8I), Post- and tele museum (8J), Munthehuset (8K), Safthuset – “The Juice House” (8L), Refsdal Powerstation 1913 (8M), Sogn Art Centre (8N).

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By car: From Bergen E 16 via Voss and to Gudvangen / Nærøyfjorden (162km) Lærdal, (235 km), or via Voss over Vikafjell highway 13 to Vik and Høyanger (240 km), or E 39 to Lavik and Balestrand (255 km) Map and road description: www.vegvesen.no and www.maps.google.no By air: Daily direct flights from Bergen (30 min.) and Oslo to Sogndal airport Haukåsen (45 min.). Timetable: www.wideroe.no Matre Express boat: Daily departures from the centre of Bergen to the centre of Sogndal. The boats also call at Vik, Balestrand, Lavik, Høyanger og Leikanger. Timetable: www.norled.no. Summerroute Bergen-Flåm, daily departures. Express buses: Several departures per day from Bergen, Oslo, Lillehammer, Ålesund and Trondheim. Timetables: www.kringom.no, www.nettbuss.no and www.nor-way.no "Norway in a nutshell"/"Sognefjord in a nutshell": www.fjordtours.no

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146 INFORMATION

Useful information Activity organisers | Boat hire | Meeting and conference organisers | Tour operators | DMC

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) 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 FOT I BAKKEN – (+47) 934 59 676. www.fotibakken.no KONGRESS & KULTUR AS – (+47) 55 55 36 55. www.kongress.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 BERGENBASECAMP – (+47) 55 32 55 00. www.exin.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 JANDIS AS – (+47) 55 18 40 99. www.jandis.no LOST IN NORWAY – (+47) 97 62 77 14. www.lostinnorway.no TIMEOUT TRAVEL – (+47) 55 31 06 90. www.timeout-travel.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 POSSIBILITY AS – (+47) 55 11 59 00. www.possibility.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 SCANDINAVIAN YACHTERS – (+47) 926 95 688. firstplayer.no SOTRA RORBUSENTER – (+47) 56 31 79 75. www.rorbusenter.com STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL – (+47) 55 30 17 00. www.lehmkuhl.no TOP THE FJORDS – (+47) 932 36 868. www.topthefjords.com TSMY WELLER – (+47) 40 82 58 28. www.bergenfjordtours.com

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 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 TRY NORWAY – (+47) 32 81 62 00. www.trynorway.no


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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

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

113.

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 11.

You can register for our newsletter www.visitBergen.com

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THE OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION 2018 600.000 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 2018 for free distribution. Bergen Tourist Board cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or subsequent alterations. Photo credits Front page: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand, Panorama Hotell & Resort / Johanne K. Holm, Bergen Tourist Board / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Oddleiv Apneseth, Lerøy_Foto / Øystein Klakegg, Rødne Fjord Cruise. – p. 9: Bergen Tourist Board / Girish Chouhan. – p. 10: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 11: Bergen Tourist Board / Per Eide. – 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. 18: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Oddleiv Apneseth, DNO / Grande Messe Des Morts (av Berlioz), Thor Brødreskift / BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Tourist Board / KODE / Dag Fosse. FIB / Sem Johnsson, USF Verftet, Bergen Live / Jarle Hovda Moe. – p. 19: Fjordsteam, Bergen Food Festival / Matarena, Knarvikmila, BIFF / E. W. Breistein, Tingvollost / Alexander Hagstadius, Bergen Tourist Board / Kristoffer B. Fürstenberg, Til DNS / Magnus Skrede. – p. 20: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 21: Floyen.no / Sverre Hjørnevik. – p. 22: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 23: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand, Lerøy_Foto / Øystein Klakegg, Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen – p. 28: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 30: Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorge.com. – p. 31: Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorge.com, Kjartan Pettersen / Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordaland, Rødne Fjord Cruise, Bergen Tourist Board / Kristoffer B. Fürstenberg. – p. 32: Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorge.com, Norled, Bjarne Øymyr / Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland, Fjord Line / Espen Gees. – p. 33: Fjord Norway / Paul Edmundson, Ståle Sundfjord / www.fjordnorge.com, Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik, Bergen Tourist Board / Per Eide. – p. 48: Bergen Tourist Board / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Oddleiv Apneseth. – p. 49: Vidar Langeland / Bergensavisen. – p. 50: Bergen Tourist Board / Akvariefergen / Oddleiv Apneseth / Gjertrud Coutinho / Dag Fosse / Oddleiv Apneseth / Statens Vegvesen / Svein Magne Tunli / Espen Haagensen / Dag Fosse. – p. 51: Bergen Tourist Board / Matjaz Inthar, Bergen Tourist Board / Jan Løtvedt / Vannkanten. – p. 52: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth, Fløibanen. – p. 53: Pål Hoff, Old Bergen Museum / Bergen City Museum, CH / Innovation Norway, Kristin Svarstad / Musica Nord. – p. 56: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth. – p. 60: Bergen Tourist Board / Gjertrud Coutinho. – p. 64: Bergen Tourist Board / KODE / Dag Fosse. – p. 66: Bergen Tourist Board. – p. 70: Ulriken643 / Svein Magne Tunli. – p. 80: Yaniv Cohen / Bergen National Opera. – p. 82: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen. – p. 83: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen, Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS, Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Innovation Norway, Voss Rafting Senter. – p. 86: Bergen Tourist Board / Eivind Senneset. – p. 87: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen / Kitchen & Table Bergen / Clarion Hotel Admiral. – p. 92: Fjordline / Espen Gees. – p. 96: Bergen Tourist Board / Jan M. Lillebø, AVINOR / Nils Olav Mevatne, Norled, NSB. – p. 100: Oleana. – p. 101: Arven. – p. 108: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norway. – p. 109: Fish Market / Atle Kårstad, Eder Biesel Arkitekter. – p. 120: Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / Fjord Norway. – p. 121: Dahle / Destination Hardanger Fjord AS, Paal Audestad / Fjord Tours. – p. 124: Panorama Hotell & Resort / Johanne K. Holm. – p. 125: Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik, Gaute Hatlem, Museum Vest / Fjell Festning. – p. 127: Bergen Tourist Board / Silje Alden, Per Eide / www.fjordnorge. com, Glesvær Cafe / Torbjørn Aasheim. – p. 128: Bergen Tourist Board / Northern Exposure x3. – p. 129: Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik, Bergen Tourist Board / Northern Exposure x2. – p. 130: Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant, Matarena / Janneche Strønen, Lerøy_Foto / Øystein Klakegg, Anita Elèn Langøy / Lygra Villsaulag. – p. 132: Rødne Fjord Tours. – p. 133: The heathland Centre at Lygra, Rødne Fjord Tours, Anita Elèn Langøy / Lygra Villsaulag. – p. 135: Stordalen Oppleving x3. – p. 136:. Helge Dyrkolbotn, Kilstraumen Brygge, Knarvik Mila. – p. 138: Northern Exposure, Gaute Hatlem, Spurkeland Vikinggard, Fjord Norway / Sverre Hjørnevik.

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