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OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION

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BERGEN THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY The Bergen Region North and West | Hardanger | Voss | Flåm | Sunnhordland

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EXPERIENCES

Uptown Bergen

Opening hours 09:00 - 21:00

Welcome to Uptown Bergen!

Express bus 09:00 - 18:00

Ulriken643, the top of Bergen, is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Highland nature, mountain hikes, local food and family fun.

13,0 km Mountain trails Activities Drop in activities

Enjoy the ride up along the hillside in our cable cars or have a refreshing hike up the brand new sherpa trail, Oppstemten, with stone steps leading to the top.

Bus and cable car return: Adults: NOK 285 Children: NOK 180 Families (2+2): NOK 740

At the top, you can enjoy amazing views of the city surrounded by mountains, fjords, lakes and coastal landscapes. We also have drop-in activities including Norway’s fastest zipline.

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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 18:00) with a modern and exciting menu concept.

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

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

For booking and more information about the menu: ulriken643.no / booking@skyskraperen.no / +47 53 643 643

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OPENING HOURS: 1 SEP - 30 APRIL: 10AM - 6PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK | 1 MAY - 31 AUG: 9AM - 6PM


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NAKE AND REPTILE AREA - MARINE AQUARIUM - MORE THAN 60 AQUARIA - PLAYGROUND - 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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Activities Bike rentals

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

Canoe rentals

Free of charge daily, Jun. 22nd to Aug. 26th FOTO: Sverre Hjørnevik

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Fløistuen

Shop and café open every day throughout the year

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Fløibanen funicular daily 07.30/08.00 to 23.00

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Experience and explore! VilVite Bergen Science Centre houses a large exhibition that engages children and adults alike. The centre holds a science show and workshop at weekends and during holidays. VilVite is for everyone who enjoys exploring science and technology – or for those who just want to have fun together!

Open

22 June–18 Aug. Mon.–Sun. 10–17 19 Aug.–21 June. Tues.–Fri. 9–15, Sat.–Sun. 10–17. Holidays: see vilvite.no

Take the Bergen Light Rail or a bus to the stop ‘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! 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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Sightseeing

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Fjord tours

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Culture and experiences

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The Bergen Card

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Museums and attractions

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Entertainment

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Sport and leisure

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ACCOMMODATION

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Pricelists

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MAPS

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TRANSPORT

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How to get to the attractions

Anders Nyland 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

BOOK ONLINE Our always updated website guides you through what is available.

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 at www.visitBergen.com • • • •

Fjord tours Accommodation Activities The Bergen Card

The Bergen Card: Handy and inexpensive!

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

Closed 24 and 25 Dec. Tourist Information in Bergen Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen, Norway (+47) 55 55 20 00 – info@visitBergen.com www.visitBergen.com

Free App for Bergen and all Norway.

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Grieghallen

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

Composer Edvard Grieg

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

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

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


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Bryggen (The Wharf)

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

Meeting Point Bryggen – Bryggens Museum Meeting Point Bryggen at Bryggens Museum is the place to start if you want to explore all Bryggen’s attractions. This cultural history museum houses finds from the archaeological excavations at Bryggen that lasted from 1955 until 1972. You can learn about Bryggen’s history and see presentations. Ask for the brochure that is your guide to all the attractions at Bryggen. There is also a visitor centre in Bryggestredet in the middle of Bryggen. Bryggen Guiding starts its guided walks through Bryggen’s past at Meeting Point Bryggen. More information about Bryggen Guiding on page 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 100-109.


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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 00 – convention@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com

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What’s on in Bergen 2019

Concerts | Festivals | Theatre | Trade Fairs | Markets | Activities ALL YEAR

Jan. – June Aug. – Dec. Jan. – June Aug. – Dec. Jan. – Dec.

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

12.01 12.01 19.01 26.01 – 27.01 28.01 31.01 – 02.02

Dr. Hook concert, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no JANUARY Raga Rockers concert, USF Verftet, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no New Year Concert with Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra from Vienna, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Hobby Fair, Turnhallen – www.hobbymessen.no Ballet: Swan Lake, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Bergen International Whisky & Beer Festival, Scandic Bergen City – www.thetastingroom.no

06.02 08.02 – 09.02 22.02 24.02 27.02

Robyn concert, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no Norwegian brass band championships, the Grieg Hall – www.musikkorps.no Smokie concert, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no 10CC concert, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Dylan Moran show – ‘Dr. Cosmos’, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no

06.03 – 10.03 07.03 14.03 – 15.03 16.03 – 22.03 23.03 29.03

Borealis – festival of experimental music, city centre – www.borealisfestival.no Avatar concert, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no Highasakite concert, USF Verftet – www.bergenlive.no Opera: ‘Werther’ by Massenet, the Grieg Hall – www.bno.no Led Zeppelin Masters: Stairway to Heaven, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no The Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala, The Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no

13.04 – 14.04 27.04

Manowar concert, USF Verfte – www.usf.no Bergen City Marathon, city centre – www.bergencitymarathon.no

01.05 – 13.10 05.05 08.05 – 10.05 14.05 17.05 22.05 – 05.06 24.05 – 01.06 25.05 26.05 31.05

Lunch concerts at Troldhaugen, Troldhaugen – www.griegmuseum.no MC spring meeting, city centre – www.rollingthundermc.no Nordic Media Festival, city centre – www.mediedager.no Dara Ò Briain show – ‘Voice of Reason’, The Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no National Day: 17 May celebrations in the city centre – www.17-mai.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 mountains walking tour, Bergen’s mountains – www.bergenoghordalandturlag.no Bjørgvin Marknad – Viking and Medieval Festival, Hordamuseet – www.bjorgvinmarknad.no

01.06 04.06 05.06 – 07.06 06.06 08.06 08.06 09.06 10.06 12.06 – 15.06 16.06 – 08.09

Bergen – Voss bike race – www.bergenvoss.no Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Koengen – www.bergenlive.no Eggstockfestivalen – music festival for new bands, Det Akademiske Kvarter – www.eggstock.no Bergen Mountain Marathon, Montana – www.bergenfjellmaraton.no Mark Knopfler concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Torgdagen market day in Bergen, Torget – www.torgdagenibergen.com Coastman Norway – triathlon, Øygarden – www.coastmannorway.com Phil Collins concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Bergenfest – music festival, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenfest.no Evening concerts at Troldhaugen (Sundays), Troldhaugen – www.griegmuseum.no

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Mid-June – mid-Aug. 19.06 21.06 27.06 – 30.06 27.06 02.07 – 25.08 21.07 – 24.07 26.07 – 04.08

JUNE

Grieg in Bergen – series of concerts, Korskirken church – www.grieginbergen.com Beth Hart concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no Bob Dylan concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no BergenCup – handball tournament, Varden – www.bergencup.no Foo Fighters concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no JULY

Bergen organ music summer, church concerts, churches in city centre – www.kirkemusikkibergen.no Tall Ships Races 2019, city centre Bergen Spillfestival, games festival, city centre – www.bergensjakk.no/bergen_spillfestival.no

AUGUST

08.08 – 10.08 09.08 – 10.08 16.08 Mid-Aug – mid-Sept. 18.08 24.08 25.08 30.08 – 01.09 30.08 – 01.09

Kristin Lavransdatter, Bergenhus Fortress – Plenen, www.dns.no Osfest – music festival, Os – www.osfest.no Sigrid concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no

Primo sept. 07.09 13.09 14.09 14.09 15.09 18.09 – 29.09 Medio sept. 21.09 – 22.09 25.09 – 29.09 25.09 – 03.10 27.09 – 28.09 27.09 – 29.09 28.09 – 29.09

Bergen Beer Festival, Skostredet/Vågsbunnen – www.bergenolfestival.no SEPTEMBER The Hollies concert, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no Culture Night in Bergen, city centre – www.kulturnatt-bergen.no Bergen City Milen (10k run), city centre – www.bergencitymarathon.no Trolljegerprøven – Norway’s toughest terrain obstacle course, Mount Fløyen – www.trolljeger.no Trolljeger junior, Mount Fløyen – www.trolljeger.no Forskningsdagene research festival, city centre – www.forskningsdagene.no Raptus – Bergen Comics Festival, city centre – www.raptus.no Thank You For The Music – We love ABBA, The Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Bergen kirkeautunnale – church art and music festival, city centre – www.kirkemusikkibergen.no BIFF – Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen Kino – www.biff.no Stoltzeklevien Opp – uphill race, Stoltzekleiven – www.stoltzen.no Bergen Knitting Festival, Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum – www.strikkefestival.com Miniature Railway Fair, Turnhallen – www.mjmessen.no

17.10 – 26.10

Meteor – performing arts festival, city centre – www-bit-teatergarasjen.no

01.11 16.11 – 31.12 21.11 – 24.11 23.11

NOVEMBER

28.11 – 22.12

Janove concert, the Håkon’s Hall – www.bergenlive.no The world’s biggest gingerbread town, city centre – www.facebook.com/pepperkakebyen PIKSEL– electronic art and free technology festival, Piksel Studio 207 – www.piksel.no Bergens Tidendes Festival of Lights – switching on the Christmas tree lights on Lille Lungegårdsvann lake, city centre – www.bt.no Bergen Christmas Market, city centre – www.bergensentrum.no

Primo desember 19.12 – 22.12

Putti Plutti Pott, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no Christmas concerts with Kurt Nilsen, the Grieg Hall – www.bergenlive.no

DECEMBER

Kystsogevekene – coastal culture festival, Hordaland – www.kystsogevekene.no Bjørn West march, Matre – www.bjornwest.no Karpe concert, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bergenlive.no John Cleese: ‘Last time to see me before I die’, the Grieg Hall – www.grieghallen.no The Knarvikmila run, Knarvik – www.knarvikmila.no Bergen Food Festival –Farmers in town, city centre – www.matfest.no

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What’s on in Bergen 2019

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 Bergen National Opera presents world-class opera and musical theatre productions. Magnificent operas are performed in the Grieg Hall in cooperation with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Grieg Hall / Bergen city centre – bno.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 – 13.10 / Korskirken – grieginbergen.com | June-Aug.

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 | 22.05 – 05.06

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 | 24.05 – 01.06

BERGENFEST – MUSIC FESTIVAL & BERGEN LIVE Bergenfest is the biggest music festival in Western Norway. Bergenfest organises concerts by top international and Norwegian artists 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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For the fifth time, Bergen will be one of the cities hosting the Tall Ships Races, and the city will again come alive with the world’s most beautiful sailing ships, high-spirited crowds and young sailing enthusiasts. The Tall Ships Races Bergen 2019 will be a celebration focusing on young people and the maritime environment, with many cultural events, music and fun for the whole family. Bergen city centre Vågen – tallshipsbergen.no | 21.07 – 24.07

BERGEN FOOD FESTIVAL, NORWEGIAN CIDER FESTIVAL AND BERGEN BEER FESTIVAL Welcome to one of Norway’s biggest local food festivals in Bergen. 140 local food producers, cider producers and Bergen’s best chefs are ready to give visitors fantastic food and drink experiences. At Bergen Beer Festival, visitors get to experience a flourishing beer culture where more than 40 microbreweries mix tradition and innovation. Bergenhus Fortress – matfest.no / bergenolfestival.no | 30.08 – 01.09

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

DEN NATIONALE 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 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! Bergen city centre, pepperkakebyen.org | 16.11–31.12

BERGEN CHRISTMAS MARKET 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, bergenjulemarked.no | 28.11–22.12

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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.com

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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

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 11. 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 4 May–14 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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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

1.3.2019-30.10.2019: 10, 12.30. 15, 17.15, 18.30 and 21 NOK 495 / 695 / 945 Participants must be 16 or over

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BRYGGEN GUIDING – on foot

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Guided walks start at Bryggens Museum, where you can see the ruins of Bergen’s oldest secular buildings dating from the 12th century. The tour then continues to Vinkjelleren, the city’s first town hall, and on through the wooden buildings at Bryggen ending at the Schøtstuene assembly rooms. For tickets and more info: www.bymuseet.no

1.6-31.8: Daily tours in English 10, 11 and 12 1.7-31.7: Daily tours in Norwegian at 14. The walks start at Bryggens Museum NOK

Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 32 / 478 79 585

booking@bymuseet.no

200

under 16 free

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

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+47 55 18 40 99

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

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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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LIDIA SIGHTSEEING Welcome to charming Bergen! Discover the city’s narrow streets and secret nooks and crannies. Guided tours on foot or by other means. Enjoy an active holiday in Bergen: mountain walks, cycling, fishing trips and lots more.

Bispengsgaten 12 B, NO-5018 Bergen

(+47) 906 90 152

1.4-31.10: Daily Otherwise on request

NOK Walks from 450 per hour

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STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL, SAILING SHIP Experience the wonderful archipelago off Bergen on a trip on the world’s most beautiful sailing ship! A delicious seafood buffet and live music are guaranteed to ensure guests spend an unforgettable summer evening in the waters around Bergen. You can also sail to different destinations in Norway and abroad. You do not need any prior knowledge of sailing – everyone can sail with us! Welcome aboard!

Bradbenken 2, skur 7

(+47) 55 30 17 00

lehmkuhl@lehmkuhl.no

For information about trips in the archipelago off Bergen and further afield, see our website www.lehmkuhl.no

lehmkuhl.no

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 9.6 to 8.9 NOK

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

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THE POWER OF THE CHURCH AND MONARCHY DURING THE MIDDLE AGES – on foot Guided tours in English starting at Bryggens Museum with its archaeological finds from Bergen during the Middle Ages. The tour continues to St Mary’s Church, one of the oldest buildings in Bergen before we round off the tour with a visit to Rosenkrantz Tower, which served as the residence of the Norwegian kings until 1299. For tickets and more information: www.bymuseet.no

Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 32 / 479 79 585

booking@bymuseet.no

3.6-30.8: Mon.–Fri.: 13 Starts at Bryggens Museum Guided tour in English

NOK

200 under 16 free

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BERGEN AQUARIUM

BRYGGEN - THE WHARF

MOUNT FLØYEN

The bus takes you around Bergen passing many famous attractions and places to visit on the way, including: Bryggen, The Fish Market, Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Museum, The Grieg Hall, The funicular-Mount Føyen and many others. Explore Bergen at your own pace. Simply hop on and off at any of the stops. The bus leaves every half hour during season 02. May - 30. Sept.

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Guiding provide

FISH MARKET

Fares and tickets Adult: NOK 300 / Child: NOK 200 / Family*: NOK 800 Including ticket to the Fløibanen Funicular (past the queue) Adult: NOK 400 / Child: NOK 250 / Family*: NOK 1000 Tickets with Bergen Card™ Adult: NOK 200 / Child: NOK 150

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

d in 8 differen

t languages.

Book online: www.sightseeingbergen.no

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.

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BRYGGENS MUSEUM

NEW OPENING 23 May 2019

We have used the last thirty years of archaeological and historical research to tell the story of medieval life in Bergen with new depth and understanding. The new exhibit includes over a thousand artefacts which has never before been displayed to the public! Located at Bryggen in Bergen, in the middle of the city centre. For our other historical sites, museums and exhibits in Bergen, visit bymuseet.no/en.

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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

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DISCOVER THE HANSEATIC HISTORY OF BRYGGEN

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) Electric bike 150 per hour (min. 2 hours) 2 or more days – on request

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Move through centuries of history at the UNESCO world heritage site Bryggen, and enter the unique assembly houses of the hansa, Schøtstuene. Daily guided tours let you explore all sides of the hanseatic life, from the international trade SCHØTSTUENE community to daily life in Bergen. See also page 57 and back cover. For evening tours, see museumvest.no

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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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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 All year

Day Daily

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Departure time 06.51, 08.39, 09.59 and 12.57 train 12.00 boat 11.00 boat 08.50 boat 11.00 boat 08.50 boat 10.00 boat 14.00 boat 10.00 and 14.00 boat 18.00 boat 08.00 boat or 06.51, 08.39 and 09.59 train 07.25 bus, connecting with boat in Norheimsund 07.25 bus or 08.39 train 08.00 boat 16.30 boat 08.00 boat

Duration 9-12 h 2h 2h 7,5 h 7,5 h 7,5 h

Experience Bergen from the Fjord Experience Bergen from the Fjord Rosendal (Hardangerfjordekspressen) Rosendal (Hardangerfjordekspressen) Fjord cruise to the Baroniet in Rosendal

3h

Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen

3h 3h 10-14 h

Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen Sognefjord in a Nutshell

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Name of the tour Norway in a Nutshell®

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Scenic Hardangerfjord Cruise including waterfall excursion to Vøringsfossen Hardanger in a Nutshell Discover idyllic Skjerjehamn on a half-day boat trip from Bergen Sognefjord Cruise including Jostedalsbreen Glacier Excursion Sognefjord, Vik and Voss: One day surrounded by natural wonders Sognefjord, Vik and Voss: One day surrounded by natural wonders Guided glacier hike in Folgefonna National Park Breathtaking glacier skiing in Folgefonna National Park Hardangerfjord cruise and first-class fjord cycling trip Sognefjord cruise from Bergen to Flåm Island hopping adventure to Bulandet Norway Active - Roundtrips for Active People Boat tour to Lygra including breakfast at the Heathland Centre Boat trip Hellesøy-Fedje PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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Fjord tours

voyage

Experience the amazing

between Bergen and Stavanger

Daily to Stavanger from

250,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

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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 From NOK per person

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)

1 740

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

Gudvangen Voss

Bergen

Flåm Myrdal Finse Geilo

The winter version deviate somewhat

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: 1. May – 30. September Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information

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

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus, boat & sightseeing More route alternatives available Duration: 2 days or more Daily: All year Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information

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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

Voss Lofthus

Odda Rosendal

The winter version deviate somewhat

1 970

Finse Ulvik Geilo Eidfjord Vøringsfossen Trolltunga

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


Fjord tours

Paal Audestad/www.fjordtours.com

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Sognefjord in a nutshell King of the fjords

From NOK per person

1 810

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

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 The winter version deviate somewhat

Sognefjord

Balestrand Leikanger

Voss

Bergen

Flåm Myrdal Finse Geilo

Oslo


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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

1 950

The price includes: Roundtrip from Bergen with train, bus & boat More route alternatives available Duration: 1,2,3 + days Daily: 1. June - 31. August (Monday-Friday) Buy tickets from: fjordtours.com, Bergen Tourist Information

Sogndal Kaupanger Sognefjord Nærøyfjord Leikanger

Gudvangen Voss

Bergen

Finse Geilo

Oslo


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Fjord tours

Breathtaking fjord adventures. Every day. All year.

Fjord cruise Bergen-Mostraumen 365

Zachariasbryggen quay at the Fish Market

All year**

Daily

July and August

Thursday-Saturday 18.00

10.00/14.00*

*

3 hours

Except 14:00 on Monday-Friday in Jan., Feb., Nov. and Dec. ** Except 24 and 25 December.

Bergen Card benefits: 20% discount on adult and children’s ticket. Buy tickets at rodne.no, at the pier before departure, or at Tourist Information.

January, February, Novem Adults NOK 550 | Children Children under 4 free | Fam (2 adults + up to 4 children

March-October: NOK 650 4-15) NOK 350 | Children Family ticket NOK 1 600 (2


DID YOU KNOW? Restaurants Fjord tours

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Enjoy spectacular fjord landscapes with sheer mountains, mighty waterfalls and powerful currents!

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| Children (ages n under 4 free | 2 adults + up to 4 children)

Our modern boats sail between beautiful mountains rising from the sea. Feel the pull of strong currents in the narrow Mostraumen straits as we sail through the inlet, sometimes so close to sheer mountain walls that it almost seems you could touch them. Norway is famous for its spectacular waterfalls. Most days, we’ll get you so close to them that you can feel the refreshing spray on your face if you so desire while the crew catches clear mountain water for you to taste. On the coldest winter days, there may even be ice in the fjord, adding its own special thrill.

Phone: +47 51 89 52 70 | 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

810,-

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

Explore stunning fjords on the Hardangerfjord Express Join locals on our fast ferry to lovely Rosendal and its Barony, near the mouth of famous Hardangerfjord. Daily departures. All year. Phone: +47 51 89 52 70 | mail@rodne.no | rodne.no


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Guided Sea Kayak Tour Guided Via Ferrata Tour

NOK 1090,- Adults NOK 850,- Kids

Daily Departures at 10:30* & 14:00**

Activity duration= 3½ hours Total Trip = 6 ½ hours


Fjord tours

Photo: Eivind Senneseth

Photo: Eivind Senneseth

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Boat trip on the Hardangerfjord including waterfall walk by Vøringsfossen You can look forward to a fjord cruise surrounded by fjord arms, snow-covered mountains and small villages, not to mention the awe-inspiring sensation of being below Hardangervidda – the largest high-mountain plateau in Northern Europe. 1. May - 30. September Adult

Children (0-4)

Children (4-16)

1240 NOK

310 NOK

910 NOK

More information at gofjords.com


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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.

Fjord tour from Bergen including the Sognefjord, Vik and Voss Fantastic waterfalls, vibrant village communities, a stunning mountain pass and a photogenic fjord cruise – just some of the ingredients of a day trip that combines some of the best the area has to offer, both fjord and mountains. Cameras and phones will be kept busy, particularly as the fjord cruise takes you through the world-famous Sognefjord and you feast your eyes on the mountains, water and local bird life. There’s a good reason why this mighty fjord – the longest in Norway – is known as “the king of the fjords”.

Photo: Eivind Senneseth

1. April - 30. September Adult

Children (0-4)

Children (4-16)

1400 NOK

690 NOK

1090 NOK

From Bergen to Flåm by boat You are hereby granted an audience with the “king of the fjords” – more specifically the Sognefjord. Norway’s longest and deepest fjord boasts a majestic location at the heart of Fjord Norway, extending from the coast all the way to the foot of another giant: the Jotunheimen mountain range. 1. April - 30. September Adult

Children (0-4)

Children (4-16)

1490 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 Bergen Bike Rent .................................................................................... 27 Bergen Food Tours ................................................................................. 27 Bergen Guide Service ............................................................................. 24 Bergen in the middle ages ..................................................................... 24 Bryggen Guiding ..................................................................................... 24 Bergen Segway ....................................................................................... 24 Fonnafly ................................................................................................... 25 Jandis Fishing .......................................................................................... 25 Lidia Sightseeing ..................................................................................... 25 Railway Museum & The old steam train ............................................... 25 Statsraad Lehmkuhl Sailingship ............................................................ 25 MUSEUMS – BRYGGEN (the Wharf)108 Bryggens Museum ............................................................................ 57, 59 Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ............................................ 57, 148 Haakon’s Hall .................................................................................... 57, 58 St Mary’s Church, Guided tours ............................................................. 57 Rosenkrantz Tower ........................................................................... 57, 58 MUSEUMS – ART GALLERIES STREET108 Private Art galleries ............................................................................... 60 Bergen Contemporary Art Centre ......................................................... 61 KODE: Art Museum of Bergen .......................................................... 61, 62 S12 Gallery .............................................................................................. 61 Kunsthall 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 Damsgård Country Mansion ................................................................... 67 Fantoft Stave Church .............................................................................. 67 Old Bergen Museum ......................................................................... 58, 67

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The Bergen Card

Buy online on visitBergen.com

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

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. Free travel on: • Bergen Light Rail – between the city centre and Bergen Airport Flesland • Scheduled bus services in Bergen and Hordaland (Skyss) • Boat – Standkaiterminalen to Kleppestø (Askøy)


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24-HOUR CARD

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Bergen Card – Benefits

VALID AT MUSEUMS/ATTRACTIONS Bergen Aquarium 1 Nov.–28 Aug. 1 March–31 Oct.: Beffen ferry Vågen-Norwegian Fisheries Museum (return) Bergen Kunsthall Bergen Maritime Museum Bergen Science Centre – VilVite 19 Aug.–21 June 22 June–18 Aug.: Bjørn West Museum Bryggens Museum Damsgård Country Mansion Fantoft Stave Church Fjell Fort Fløibanen funicular* 1 Oct.–30 April: 1 May–30 Sept.: Heathland Centre at Lygra Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Herdla Museum Hordamuseet Håkon’s Hall KODE – Art museums Leprosy Museum, St George’s Hospital Lysøen - Ole Bull Museum St. Mary’s Church North Sea Traffic Museum Norwegian Fisheries Museum Museum of the Norwegian Knitting Industry Old Bergen Museum Osterøy Museum Rosenkrantz Tower Siljustøl – home of composer Harald Sæverud Troldhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg Coastal Museum in Øygarden Ulriken cable car Including Ulriken shuttle bus University Museum of Bergen • Museum of Cultural History • Museum of Natural History** Western Norway Emigration Centre ENTERTAINMENT Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Thurs., Fri.) Bergen Internasjonale Teater (BIT) Bergen Jazzforum Bergen kino (cinema) Evening concerts in Troldsalen incl. guided return bus trip Den Nationale Scene – all productions except musicals and children’s productions Grieg in Bergen Concert Series Lunch concerts in Troldsalen (Troldhaugen) incl. return bus trip Follow visitBergen on

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CAR HIRE Avis Bilutleie (hire from city centre office/ Flesland airport) PARKING ByGarasjen * ** *** ****

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TRANSPORT/BUSES IN BERGEN Scheduled bus services and Bergen Light Rail - SKYSS Valid in Bergen and Hordaland County: See map on page 53. The airport bus (flybussen)

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56 EXPERIENCES

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. The museum will reopen following renovations on 23 May with a new, modern exhibition on trading, crafts, daily life and culture in Bergen during the Middle Ages. Museum shop/café.

Dreggsallm. 3

(+47) 55 30 80 32 / 479 79 585

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bymuseet.no

THE HANSEATIC MUSEUM AND SCHØTSTUENE – Museum Vest Find out how the Hanseatic merchants lived in Bergen between 1360 and 1754. Guided tours of the UNECSO World Heritage Site Bryggen, exhibitions at Schøtstuene – the German merchants’ unique assembly rooms. Guided tours: NO, ENG, GER, FR, SP (15 June–15 Aug.), NO/ENG (the rest of the year). Ticket includes free admission to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum.

Øvregaten 50, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 53 00 61 10

1.1-7.5: Closed for restoration 8.5-31.5: 9-17, 1.6-31.8: 9-18, 1.9-30.9: 9-17, 1.10-31.12: 11-15 NOK

hanseatisk@museumvest.no

160 free. Stud.: 140 Groups: 85 With the Bergen Card: 128 (20% discount)

schøtstuene.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 daily from 22 June to 18 August at 10 and 14 in English, at 11 in Norwegian, and otherwise on request.

Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 55 30 80 36 / 55 30 80 30

booking@bymuseet.no

16.9-14.5: Daily 12-15 15.5-15.9: Daily 10-16 NOK

100 under 16 free. Stud.: 50 Other prices for events Additional NOK 30 for guided tour Groups on request all year 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.bergen@kirken.no

20.5-13.9: Mon.-Fri. 9-16 Outside season: Tues. & Fri.: 12-14 NOK

75 under 16 free. Stud.: 60 Seniors: 60. Groups: 60 (min. 10 pers.) More information on the Maria’s festivals and Bergen Organ Summer at kirkemusikkibergen.no

bergendomkirke.no

ROSENKRANTZ TOWER – Bergen City Museum Rosenkrantz Tower was built in the 1560s by Erik Rosenkrantz as a residence and fortified tower. Two older structures, including Magnus the Lawmender’s keep from 1270, were incorporated in the tower. Guided tours daily from 22 June to 18 August, in English at 10 and 14, and Norwegian at 13, and otherwise on request.

Bergenhus Festning

(+47) 55 30 80 38 / 55 30 80 30

post@bymuseet.no

2.1-14.5: Sat. & Sun. 12-15 15.5-15.9: Daily 10-16 16.9-20.12: Sun. 12-15 NOK

100 under 16 free. Stud.: 50 Other prices for events Additional 30 for guided tour With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no PLAN & BOOK:

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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. 12.05 to 08.09: Daily 9.00–16.00 – Experience Living Museum Adults NOK 120,- / students NOK 60,Children free. (Special rates apply for events) Photo: Tove Breistein

Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 34/55 30 80 30 Restaurant Gamle Bergen Tracteursted 01.06 to 31.08: Daily 12-17, Mondays closed

BERGENHUS FORTRESS 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.

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The Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old. It was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banquet hall. 16.09 to 14.05: Daily 12.00-15.00 15.05 to 15.09: Daily 10.00-16.00 The Rosenkrantz Tower is regarded as the most important Renaissance monument in Norway. 02.01 - 14.05: 15.05 - 15.09: 16.09 - 20.12:

Sat-Sun 12.00-15.00 Daily 10.00-16.00 Sun 12.00-15.00

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Adults NOK 100,- / stud. NOK 50,- / children free (Special rates apply for events) Guided tours NOK 30,Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30


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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 31.08: English 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 01.07 to 31.07: English 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 and Norwegian 14.00. Tours last around 1 1/2 hours. Adults NOK 200,- / children under 16 free Meeting point at Bryggens Museum. Your tickets also gives you admission to Bryggens Museum and the Schøtstuene Assembly Rooms 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. 23.05 - 31.08: Daily 10.00–16.00 01.09 - 30.12: Daily 11.00-15.00 Adults NOK 100,- / stud. NOK 50,- / children free Group bookings: Tel. (+47) 55 30 80 30 Museum café/shop

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Museums – Art Gallery Street

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

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

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


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BERGEN KUNSTHALL

Bergen Kunsthall is an international centre for contemporary art, which hosts exhibitions, concerts, clubs and events. The building features an exhibition space, café, book shop and bar. Guided tours every Sunday at 14.00, and 13.00 for families with children.

Rasmus Meyers allé 5

(+47) 940 15 050

bergen@kunsthall.no

Tues.–Sun.: 11-17 Thurs.: 11–20 (free 17-20) Café: Mon.–Sun. 11-17 Bar: See the programme or website NOK

50 free. Stud. 25. Seniors 25 With the Bergen Card: Free

kunsthall.no

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

1.9-19.5: 11-16 Sat. & Sun. 11-17 20.5-31.8: 11-17 (KODE 3: 10-18) NOK

post@kodebergen.no

130 free. Stud.: 60 Groups of 10 or more: 95 Guided tours (June to August) With the Bergen Card: 25 % discount

kodebergen.no

KUNSTHALL 3.14 – Contemporary Art Kunsthall 3.14 encourages dialogue and reflection on different aspects of contemporary international society and promotes highly acclaimed artists as well as new upcoming artists. Kunsthall 3.14 is housed on the first floor of the former premises of Norges Bank dating from 1845, overlooking the popular Fish Market.

Vaagsallmenningen 12, NO-5014 Bergen

(+47) 55 36 26 30

1.1-30.6: Tues.–Fri.: 11-17 Sat.–Sun.: 12-16. Closed Mondays 3.7-4.8: Wed.–Sun.: 11-16. Closed Mondays 6.8-15.12: Tues.–Fri.: 11-17 Sat.–Sun.: 12-16. Closed Mondays NOK Free

info@kunsthall314.art

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S12 GALLERI OG VERKSTED (workshop) S12 Galleri og Verksted is an innovative glassmaking centre. Here, you can see exhibitions or watch demonstrations that challenge and highlight the role of glass in the art world. We also run courses and have a gallery shop. The centre is a ten-minute walk from the Fish Market.

Open: All year Thur.–Sun.: 12–16 and by arrangement. Opening hours can vary according to the season and activities, see www.s12.no NOK Free

Bontelabo 2, NO-5003 Bergen

(+47) 930 33 510

post@s12.no

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

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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. OPENING HOURS MAY 20 – SEPTEMBER 15 KODE 1,2,4 : 11:00–17:00 KODE 3: 10:00–18:00

SEPTEMBER 16 – MAY 19 KODE 1–4: Tue–Fri 11:00–16:00, Sat–Sun 11–17 Mondays closed

TICKETS Entrance ticket: NOK 130 Students: NOK 60

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Daily guided tours in English: june–august Guided tour and entrance: NOK 150

KODE 1–4 • Rasmus Meyers allé 9 • Bergen • post@kodebergen.no • tlf: +47 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.

OPENING HOURS

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

Daily at 13:00 from May 1 – October 13 Tickets: NOK 180/120 (entrance to the museum and Grieg’s villa included)

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Daily from May 1 – Oktober 13 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 290/250 (children under 16: NOK 100)

Every Sunday at 18:00 from June 9 – September 8 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 390/350/100 Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information Concert tickets without buss transport: NOK 290/250/50

EXCURSION TO TROLDHAUGEN WITH CONCERT

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Troldhaugveien 65, 5232 Paradis • info@troldhaugen.no • tlf: 00 47 55 92 29 92

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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 October 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

Daily concerts from May to October NOK

info@troldhaugen.no

110 free. Stud.: 50 % discount Groups: 75 With the Bergen Card: 50 % discount on adult/student tickets

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

110 free. Stud.: 50 % discount Groups: 75 With the Bergen Card: 50 % discount on adult and student tickets

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

Museum: 110 free. Stud.: 50 % discount Return on boat: 80 With the Bergen Card: Free admission to the museum

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)

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Museums – Wooden Houses

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Wooden houses – Bergen, the big city with small-town charm Bergen’s small wooden houses add to the city’s charm and uniqueness. Many of these old wooden buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and have been respectfully restored and refurbished in recent years.

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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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DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION – Bergen City Museum Damsgård Country Mansion was built in the 1770s and was 1.6-31.8: Tues.–Sun. 12-15, closed Mon. Bergen’s most beautiful summer residence. The country Guided tours at 12.30 and 13.30 mansion is the best example of Rococo architecture in Norway and the best-preserved wooden building from this period in NOK 100 under 16 free. Stud.: 50 Europe. Original interiors. The garden has been replanted with Other prices for events its original plants. Café. Bus no 16 and 17 from the city centre. Groups on request, May to September The garden exhibition is open during opening hours. Entry to the With the Bergen Card: Free house only with a guide.

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

damsgard.hovedgard@bymuseet.no

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

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65 30. Stud.: 50 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

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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

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

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

butikkgb@bymuseet.no

Daily 9-16, living museum from 10.00 NOK

120 under 16 free Stud.: 60 Groups on request With the Bergen Card: Free

bymuseet.no

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Other museums

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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

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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.: 10-17 1.9-14.5: 11-15 NOK

90 (under 16 free). Stud.: 50 Groups min. 10 pers.: 70 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. It resembles a Medieval Scottish castle and is often referred to as ‘the castle’. The park is open to the public from 6–22.

Gamlehaugveien 10, NO-5231 Paradis

(+47) 53 00 61 15

8.6.-11.8: Wed., Thurs., Sat.: 12-15 Sun.: 11-15 Guided tours every hour on the hour English tour available: 12 NOK

100 60. Stud.: 80 Groups: 80

gamlehaugen@museumvest.no

museumvest.no

HORDAMUSEET – Bergen City Museum Through its collections of traditional buildings, boats, tools and 7.4-15.12: textiles, Hordamuseet depicts how people used to live in the Sunday: 12-16 rural areas around Bergen. It has an open-air department of 20 buildings and rich archaeological cultural relics, a boathouse big NOK 100 under 16 free. Stud.: 50 enough for 26 boats and nine summer pasture farm buildings Other prices for events from the Fanafjellet mountains. Museum shop and café. Bergen Groups on request all year Light Rail to Lagunen shopping centre and buses 60, 61 and 62 With the Bergen Card: Free to Stend.

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 Gerhard Armauer Hansen identified the leprosy bacillus in Bergen in 1873. Guided tours from 22 June to 18 Aug. English at 11, Norwegian at 13.

Kong Oscarsgt. 59

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

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15.5-31.8: Daily: 11-15 Closed: 1.09.-14.5. and 17.5 Groups on request March–Sept. NOK

100 under 16 free. Stud.: 50 Groups: min. 10 persons – 25 % discount

bymuseet.no


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THE NORWEGIAN FISHERIES MUSEUM

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Learn about the sea, our common marine resources and Norwegian fishermen’s lives through the ages at authentic wharfside warehouses. Activities and kayaking for children. Café with outdoor seating. Shop. Rowing boat hire. Vintage boat harbour. Opportunities to swim in the sea. A boat runs from Vågen harbour to the museum during the summer. NO. ENG. GER. FR.

Sandviksboder 23

(+47) 53 00 61 60

fiskeri@museumvest.no

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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

27.1-23.6: Tues.-Fri. 11-15, Sun. 12-17 24.6-30.8: Sun.-Fri. 12-17 1.9-8.12: Tues.-Fri. 11-15, Sun. 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) 476 70 932 / 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

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:

visitBergen.com


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Attractions

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

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


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Here is there room more details Uptaqui nit,during nimofor voluptur, etseason veruptur siSee quaecae ni dendae Also open the winter page 78 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 botanical garden features an alpine garden, a Japanese garden, a kitchen garden, ‘Fægris vannvisjon’ floating jetty and ‘Lystgården’ house with Archimedes’ labyrinth. 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 pp. 4 and 5

post@akvariet.no

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VilVite Bergen Science Centre is perfect for adults and children who want to explore science and technology. The large exhibition is full of exciting experiences. You can do water experiments, steer vessels, cycle a 360-degree loop, take part in a workshop and see a science show. Café and shop. Take the Bergen Light Rail to the stop ‘Florida’, or a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

(+47) 55 59 45 00

post@vilvite.no

1.5.-31.8.: 9-18 / 1.9-30.4: 10-18 235 175* NOK Low season: 285 195* Weekends (Sat./Sun.): 285 195* High season: * Students/seniors from age 67: children’s ticket prices With the Bergen Card: March to Oct.: 25 % discount. Nov. to Feb.: free

akvariet.no

BERGEN SCIENCE CENTRE – VilVite

Thormøhlensgate 51

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

uib.no/arboretet

Bergen Aquarium has more than 50 large and small aquariums where you can see many of the creatures that live in the sea. The tropical section features tortoises, snakes, lizards and crocodiles. You can also see penguins, otters and sea lions. There are activities every hour. Playground. Indoor and outdoor attractions. 15-minute walk from the city centre. Café and shop.

Nordnesbakken 4

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

22.6-18.8: Mon.-Sun. 10-17 / 19.8-21.6: Tues.–Fri. 9-15, Sat.–Sun. 10-17, Mon. closed NOK Weekends and holidays: 190 from 160. Fam. from 600 Weekdays (Tues.–Fri.): 180 150. Fam. 580 Students: same price as children With the Bergen Card: 22.6-18.8: 50 % discount 19.8-21.6: 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 Additional cityhunts can be arranged by contacting us directly by email NOK

Bryggen 35

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

mayor@cityhunt.no

299 236. Stud.: 21 % discount With the Bergen Card: 20% discount

cityhunt.no

ESCAPE BRYGGEN Experience Bryggen from the inside! With several escape rooms in Bergen city centre, Escape Bryggen 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.

Bryggen 35 / Veiten 3

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

20.5-20.9: 10.30-21 21.9-19.5: Mon.–Fri. 15.30-20.45 Sat.: 10.30-21 Sun.: 12.45-18 NOK

mastermind@escapebryggen.no

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

escapebryggen.no

PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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Also open during the winter season

See page 78

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 pp. 6 and 7

The Fløibanen funicular has a central location in the heart of Bergen, and takes people to the top of Mount Fløyen every day of the year. You can enjoy the contrast between hectic city life and the peace of the forest on top of Mount Fløyen. From 22 June to 26 August, you can hire a bike or do a zip-line, or paddle a canoe for free at Skomakerdiket lake. Fløistuen shop and café offer a varied and delicious menu.

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

(+47) 55 33 68 00

info@floyen.no

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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)

225 110. Stud.: 180 With the Bergen Card: 180

magicice.no

See pp. 2 and 3

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 a shuttle bus from the city centre with departures every half-hour (9–18 from 1 April to 1 September).

Haukelandsbakken 40, NO-5009 Bergen

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

2.2-1.4: Tues.–Sun.: 10-17 1.4-1.9: everyday: 9-21 NOK

post@ulriken643.no

185 115 With the Bergen Card: 20 % discount With the BT card: Free Sat. & Sun. 9-11

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


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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 225.-,

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


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

This information is valid from 23 April 2019. THE ARBORETUM: Bus no 53 from the bus station, heading south, to Milde Snuplass. 12 Or bus no 50E from Lars Hilles gate to Birkelandsskiftet B, and then bus no 53 to 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 Lars Hilles gate, heading west to Laksevåg kirke. 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 the bus station 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. HØYT & LAVT CLIMBING PARK: Bus no. 600 from the bus station to Kirkebirkeland. 15 The climbing park is located 100 meters up the road. By car: Follow the E39 south towards Os approx. 12 km, then turn right by the address Osvegen 141. Free parking. 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 or 83 from Festplassen, Torget or Bryggen to Sandvikstorget, 18 cross the road and turn left. By car: Follow the Rv 585 north to Sandvikstorget. THE NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM: Take bus no 3 or 4 from Festplassen, Torget or Bryggen heading 16 north to Åsane Terminal. From there, take bus no 35 to Salhus quay. By car: Follow the E39 north to Åsane, and then the Rv 564 to Salhus. SILJUSTØL: Bus no 53 from the bus station to Rådal, 10-15 min. walk from there. Or take Bergen Light Rail to Råstølen, 9 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 the bus station 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. 3 Get off at the stop Haukeland Sjukehus 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 Hotel Terminus (E4) Hotel Norge by Scandic (D5) Hotel Oleana (D5) Hotel Park (E5) Klosterhagen Hotel (C5) Magic Hotel Solheimsviken 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. 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 Korskirken (D4) 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) 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 till end of 2019) Museum of Cultural History Bergen Maritime Museum VilVite, Bergen Science Centre Hordaland Art Centre Ulriken643, cable car to the mountain St. Jacob’s church Magic Ice Kunsthall 3,14 TRANSPORT 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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Information – Changes in opening hours

ATTRACTION/ACTIVITY/MUSEUM

EXCEPTIONS TO OPENING HOURS

Bergen Maritime Museum

Closed 1 January, 30 March, 1 April, 1 and 17 May, 24–26 and 31 December

Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum

Closed 24–26 December, 31 December and 1 January.

The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

Closed 17 May, 24–26 December

Old Bergen Museum

Closed 17 May

Herdla Museum - Museum Vest

Closed 17 May, 18 April 12–17, 22 April 12–17, 30 May 12–17, 10 June 12–17

Hordamuseet - Bergen City Museum

Closed 21 April

Håkon’s Hall - Bergen City Museum

Closed 19–21 April, 1 May, 17 May, 22 May–5 June, 21. December–1 January. Also closed on special occasions.

Høyt & Lavt Bergen Climbing Park

Extra opening hours (11-17) 18–22 April, 1 May, 30 May–2 June, 8–10 June, 7–13 October

Coastal Museum in Øygarden, Museum Vest

Closed 1 and 17 May

Leprosy Museum, St George’s Hospital

Closed 17 May

Norwegian Fisheries Museum

Closed 17 May

Rosenkrantz Tower – Bergen City Museum

Closed 20–21 April, 1 May, 17 May, 21 December–1 January

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

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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 Neo-Gothic style. Its unique altarpiece, the large organ behind it and its chimes are additional reasons to visit the church.

Nygårdshøyden

(+47) 55 59 71 75

11.6-23.8: 10-16 Services on Sundays: 11 Bergen Organ Summer – concerts on Wednesdays 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.bergen@kirken.no

20.5-13.9: Mon.-Fri. 9-16 Outside season: Tues. & Fri.: 12-14 NOK

75 under 16 free. Stud.: 60 Seniors: 60. Groups: 60 (min. 10 pers.) More information on the Maria’s festivals and Bergen Organ Summer at kirkemusikkibergen.no

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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.

11.6-16.8: 10-14 See our websites for more information on services, concerts and renting of premises

NOK Free

Strandgaten 197B

(+47) 55 59 71 75

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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.

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.


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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.

(+47) 55 58 99 10. www.kvarteret.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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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 and 6 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 BIKE RENT – Bontlabo 2, 5003 Bergen, se s. 27. (+47) 410 68 000 – www.bergenbikerent.no www.travparken.no. Travløp vanligvis hver tors. 17.30. BERGEN SEGWAY – guided Segway tours – www.bergensegway.no, (+47) 47 14 71 00. See p. 24. BIKE HIRE – Bergen Base Camp, Holmedalsgården 3, (+47) 55 32 55 00 – www.bergenbasecamp.no. Fløyen, see p. 6 & 7. ESCAPE BRYGGEN – (+47) 473 72 273 – www.escapebryggen.no. ESCAPE HUNT BERGEN – (+47) 923 10 970 – www.escapehunt.com 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 BERGEN FJORDTOURS – 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.

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OCEAN RAFTING – Maritime Tours – (+47) 55 30 80 80 – www.maritimetours.no. HORSE RIDING – Øvre-Eide Gård – (+47) 908 43 412 – www.ovre-eide.no KAYAKING – AdO Arena, Lungegårdskaien 40 (+47) 53 03 62 22 – www.adoarena.no. Bruvoll Camping – (+47) 909 25 035 – www.bruvoll-camping.no. CANOEING – Canoes for hire from Sotra Rorbusenter, Glesvær (+47) 56 31 79 76 – www.rorbusenter.no Bruvoll Camping – (+47) 909 25 035 – www.bruvoll-camping.no. Fløyen, see p. 6 & 7. 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. 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. 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 learner’s pool, a pool for small children and a hot pool. You can also buy food and drinks and swimming equipment in our new shop.

Lungegårdskaien 40, NO-5015 Bergen

(+47) 53 03 62 22

Weekdays: 6.15-21 Weekends/holidays: 10-18 NOK Very reasonable lunch-time tickets. Weekdays (except holidays) 11–14. 25% Bergen Card discount on single tickets every day.

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 skill levels.

Osvegen 141, NO-5227 Nesttun

(+47) 55 10 20 00

bergen@hoytlavt.no

Weekends: 2.3-27.10: 11-17 Weekdays: 24.6-15.8: 11-17 NOK

340 160, 290, 340 (according to height) Stud.: 290. Group discount: 50 discount per person for minimum 15 persons. Family discount: See website

hoytlavt.no/bergen

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 GÅRD – GUIDED HORSE-RIDING TRIPS IN THE CITY MOUNTAINS Experience the beautiful scenery around Bergen on a guided horse-riding trip in the city mountains. See a different side of the city, and experience fantastic scenery and beautiful views of the city, the archipelago and the North Sea.

Contact us for more information about times and prices, see www.ovre-eide.no

‘Highly recommended! Best horse-riding trip in Bergen!’ – Tripadvisor

Øvre-Eide 36, NO-5105 Eidsvåg i Åsane

(+47) 908 43 412

post@ovre-eide.no

ovre-eide.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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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 2019

Hotel Augustin Hotel Basic Hotel Bergen Bergen Børs Hotel Bergen Harbour Hotel Best Western Plus Hotell Hordaheimen Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret Clarion Hotel Admiral Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport Hotel Oleana Comfort Hotel Holberg Det Hanseatiske Hotel First Hotel Marin Grand Hotel Terminus Hotel Norge by Scandic Hotel Park Klosterhagen Hotell Magic Hotel Solheimsviken Magic Hotel Korskirken Magic Hotel Kløverhuset Magic Hotel Xhibition Opus XVI - Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel Ole Bull Hotel & Apartments 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 Bergen Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Villa Terminus Zander K Hotel

Dist from Adress city centre C. Sundts gate 22 0 Håkonsgaten 27 0 Vågsallmenningen 1 0 Finnegårdsgaten 6 0 C. Sundtsgate 18 0 Slottsgaten 1 0 C. Sundts gate 9 0 Flyplassvegen 551 15 Lønningsvegen 45 16 Øvre Ole Bulls plass 5 0 Strandgaten 190 0 Finnegården 2A 0 Rosenkrantzgaten 8 0 Zander Kaaes gate 6 0 Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 0 Harald Hårfagresgate 35 0 Strangehagen 2 0 Bøhmergaten 42 1,7 Nedre Korskirkealmenning 1A 0 Strandgaten 13-15 0 Småstrandgaten 3 0 Vågsallmenningen 16 0 Øvre Ole Bulls plass 4 0 Vestre Torggaten 9 0 Sandsliåsen 50 12 Bryggen 5 0 Kokstadflaten 2 15 Håkonsgaten 2-7 0 Christiesgate 5-7 0 Lønningsvegen 9 16 Valkendorfsgate 8 0 Strandkaien 2-6 0 Lars Hilles gate 18 0 Parkveien 22 0 Kokstadvegen 3 13 Bradbenken 3 0 Torgalmenningen 11 0 Rosenkrantzgaten 7 0 Zander Kaaes gate 6 0 Zander Kaaes gate 8 0

E-mail booking@augustin.no bergen@basichotels.no booking@bergenbors.no booking@bergenharbourhotel.no booking@hordaheimen.no cc.havnekontoret@choice.no cl.admiral@choice.no cl.bergen.airport@choice.no co.bergen.airport@choice.no seeyou@hoteloleana.no co.holberg@choice.no frontdesk@finnegaarden.no booking.marin@firsthotels.no booking@grandterminus.no hotelnorge@scandichotels.com booking@hotelpark.no post@klosterhagenhotell.no post@magichotels.no korskirken@magichotels.no kloverhuset@magichotels.no xhibition@magichotels.no booking@opusxvi.no booking@olebullhotel.no bergen@p-hotels.no q.bergen@choice.no info.royal.bergen@radissonblu.com kokstad@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

HOTELS IN THE REGION Alver Hotel Fjordslottet Hotell Panorama Hotell & Resort Skjerjehamn Hotel og Konferanseresort Solstrand Hotel & Bad Westland Hotel

Alvervegen 100 Osterøyvegen 2715 Austefjordveien 165 Nordre Sandøyna Solstrandveien 200 Kvalen 30

post@alverhotel.no fjordslottet@fjordslottet.no booking@panoramahotell.no post@skjerjehamn.no hotel@solstrand.com post@westlandhotel.no

25 42 36 95* 30 49

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ORDINARY PRICES

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

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Single room from NOK 890 449 1390 1226 1150 1190 1220 1040 799 1175 949 1090 995 990 1690 990 890 749 899 849 799 1390 1295 459 645 1295 799 799 899 999 899 1399 999 790 845 945 1095 1045 1190 950

Double room from NOK 545 299 795 752 675 720 610 570 450 638 849 645 598 595 895 690 645 475 550 525 499 795 648 299 373 748 449 499 499 525 499 749 525 445 523 573 547 673 695 575

Extra bed from NOK 300 275 300 400 300 300 300 250 200 300 250 300 300 300 200 300 200 375 275 275 200 300 250 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 250 200 300 200 300 300

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475 648 648 1850 1345 475

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Breakfast not incl.

Breakfast not incl. Breakfast not incl.

Reopens June 3, 2019

* by ferry

H = Rooms for physically disable people

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Pricelist others

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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bergen.montana@hihostels.no / montana.no booking@bergenhostel.com / bergenhostel.com post@biologenherdla.no / biologenherdla.no booking@gullaksen-gjestehus.no / gullaksen-gjestehus.no post@intermissionhostel.no / intermissionhostel.no axel@algaard.com / kalfarlienguesthouse.com post@marken-gjestehus.com / marken-gjestehus.com tasommer54@gmail.com / riplegaarden.com post@stordalenfjellstove.no / stordalenfjellstove.no

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aa@strangehagen.no / aa.strangehagen.no apartments.skansen@gmail.com post@bjorkheim.no / bjorkheim.no booking@bryggenpanorama.no / bryggenpanorama.no fanafjor@online.no / fanafjorden.no booking@harbourapartments.no / harbourapartments.no post@kilstraumen.com / kilstraumen.co bookings@micasatucasa.no / micasatucasa.no midtmot@online.no / mmcamp.no post@rorbusenter.com / rorbusenter.com apartments.skansen@gmail.com

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APARTMENTS | ROOMS | CABINS Amunds Appartement, Strangehagen 26, 5011 Bergen Apartments Skansen, Nedre Blekeveien 6, 5003 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 Mi Casa Tu Casa, Lyder Sagens Gate 28b, 5008 Bergen Midttun Motell & Camping AS, Midtunheia 3, 5224 Nesttun Sotra Rorbusenter, Glesnesvegen 12a, 5381 Glesvær Villa Skansen, Claus Fastings gate 8, 5031 Bergen

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, 5357 Fjell Solneset Gård, Unnelandsvegen 319, 5268 Haukeland

55 24 88 08 55 10 13 38 90 92 50 35 55 10 25 90 55 39 29 60 55 10 39 00 56 33 48 66 90 70 87 05

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 / skogtun-camping.no post@solnesetgard.no / solnesetgard.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

500 495

Private shower/bath

Shared shower/bath

Private shower/bath

With several beds

567/720

369/446

225/257/302

790

495

Family room: 1690

275/350 Apartm.1950-2100 300 375 180 2 apartments with up to 3 bedrooms from 1.000

595

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DOUBLE ROOM PER PERS.

5 apartments for up to 4 adults and 2 children. From 1.000 per night 3 apartments for 4-6 pers. From 600 per night 790 1.150 2 exclusive suites for up to 11 pers. From 1.500 per night 5 cabins for up to 6 persons 950/1.200 per night 24 apartments with very high standard. From 1.700 per night Rorbu (sea cabin), cabins and apartments for up to 2 adults and 4 children. From 2.000 per night Apartments for up to 4 adults from 800-1.800 per night Rooms with shower/bath for 730-890 per night Apartments for up to 8 adults and 2 children. From 900 per night House for up to 6 persons. From 1.000 per night

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

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170 250 160 135 160 190 150 125

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All year 15.04-01.10 All year Closed East Closed Christm. and East All year All year 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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Fleischer’s with easy access to all the local adventures. With a scenic view of the “Vangsvatnet” lake, you can choose between apartments in the motel, standard rooms at the station or upgraded rooms in the hotel. As a guest at Fleischer’s you’re always welcome in our wellness center equipped with swimmingpool, jacuzzi and saunas.

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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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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 96-97.

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 36.

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. 100. 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 99. BUS, MINIBUS, LIMOUSINE RENTAL AND SIGHTSEEING Fjordhesten, (+47) 41 32 71 62. www.fjordhesten.no Kystbussen. www kystbussen.no. See page 100. 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-September. 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 101. 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 101. 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

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

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

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

NOR•WAY Kystbussen

The city centre to the airport every 15 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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KlosterGarasjen: Entrance from Jonsvollsgaten 940 parking spaces ByGarasjen: Fjøsangerveien 4 at Bergen Storsenter 2205 parking spaces bergenparkering.no


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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, 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 and vegetables.

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


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Ditt Apotek Bryggen

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SHOPPING CENTERS 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 Janusfabrikken AS Oleana AS

Sandlivegen 2 Christiesgate 9 Stephansens veg 35 Strandkaien 2

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

Gifts,Souvenirs,Jackets,Knitting Audhild Viken AS Bryggen Husflid Husfliden i Bergen Julehuset Nilssen På Bryggen Røst Schøtt Småting Ting Windfjord 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 Chr. Michelsensgt. 2B

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Optician Optiker Svabø AS

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Interior shops Hjertholm AS Jens Chr. Berle AS Wallendahl AS

Torgallmenningen 8, Galleriet Bryggen 5 Strandgaten 17

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

Strandkaien 2 B Torget 11 Strandkaien 3

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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

The Fish Market


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NAME / ADRESS EXCLUSIVE 1877 RESTAURANT, Vetrlidsallmenningen 2 BARE RESTAURANT, Torgallmenningen 2 COLONIALEN 44 RESTAURANT, Kong Oscars gate 44 ENHJØRNINGEN, Enhjørningsgården 29 RESTAURANT NOVA, Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 TO KOKKER, Enhjørningsgården 29, Bryggen TYPICAL OF BERGEN BARE VESTLAND, Vågsalmenningen 1 (May 1-Sept. 31) BIEN BAZAR, Vetrlidsallmenningen 2 BRYGGELOFTET & STUENE, Bryggen 11 BRYGGEN TRACTEURSTED, Bryggestredet 2, Bryggen FLØIEN FOLKERESTAURANT, Fløyfjellet GAMLE BERGEN TRACTEURSTED Elsesro 1A, Sandviken (June 1-July 31) INTERNATIONAL BIEN CENTRO, Nordahl Bruns gate 9 BIEN SNACKBAR, Fjøsangerveien 30 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 OLIVIA, Zachariasbryggen, Torget 2 SOYA, Finnegårdsgaten 6 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 AMALIE, Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgt. 2 BERGTATT, Bøhmergaten 42-44 BIG HORN STEAK HOUSE, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B BRASSERIE X, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli 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 HOGGORM, Nygaardsgaten 29 JACOB AALL BRASSERIE OG BAR, Xhibition Kjøpesenter, Småstrandgt. 3 KITCHEN & TABLE, Clarion Admiral Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 9 LINDBERGH, Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstad LOKALT OG LEKKERT, Mathallen, Strandkaien 3, Bergen LYSVERKET, Rasmus Meyers Allé 9 MANDELHUSET, Våge, Tysnes MARG & BEIN, Fosswinkels gate 18, Bergen MICHELSEN SPISEBAR, Christiesgt. 10 PASCAL MAT & VIN, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 PEPPES PIZZA, Olav Kyrresgt. 11 PINGVINEN, Vaskerelven 14 PYGMALION ØKOCAFÉ & GALLERI, Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4 SKY:SKRAPEREN, Ulriken STORM Brasseri, Øvre Ole Bullplass 3 VISTA BAR OG BRASSERIE, Kløverhuset, Strandgaten

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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. NAME / ADRESS Map ref. CAFÉS BAKER BRUN, Søstergården, Bryggen 47 COLONIALEN FETEVARE, Strandgaten 18 COLONIALEN KRANEN, Solheimsgaten 9B GLESVÆR KAFÉ, Handelstaden Glesvær på Sotra LIE NIELSEN, Christian Michelsens gate 6 LIE NIELSEN, Strandgaten 21 CAFÉ NORGE, Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 STARBUCKS, Vetrlidsallmenningen 2 STARBUCKS, Neumanns gate 25

BARS / PUBS / NICHTCLUBS AFTER DARK GENTLEMEN’S NIGHTCLUB, Torggaten 5 ALTONA VINBAR, Augustin Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 24 BAKLOMMEN BAR, Bryggen BAR X, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli BRYGGEN NIGHTCLUB, Bryggen 45 CITY BAR, Scandic Bergen City DARK & STORMY, Kong Oscars gate 12 DUNS MINIBAR, Kong Oscars gate 12 KAVA ROOFGARDEN, Strandgaten 15 LUDVIG VIN & CHAMPAGNEBAR, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 LUKKET SELSKAP, Magnus Barfots gate 5 MADAM FELLE, Bryggen 43 MAGDA, Kong Oscars gate 5 NO STRESS, Hollendergaten 11 RØVERDATTER, Naumannsgate 5 SCRUFFY MURPHYS, Torget 15 SJENERØS, Vågsallmenningen 1. SKIPPERSTUEN, Torggt. 9 STORM BAR, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 3, Bergen TERMINUS WHISKY BAR, Grand Terminus, Zander Kaaesgt. 6 THE LOBBY, Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 TONGA BAR, Torget 9 VASKERIET, Magnus Barfots gate 4 VINYL, Kong Oscars gate 8

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

visitBergen.com


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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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See p. 52-55

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 18:00) with a modern and exciting menu concept. Our chefs create delicious flavours based on local produce according to season, quality and availability. A truly unique dining experience.

For booking and more information about the menu: ulriken643.no / booking@skyskraperen.no / +47 53 643 643


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


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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

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

Homemade Italian is always a good idea! COME BY FOR LUNCH OR DINNER - WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY!

FIND US AT ZACHARIASBRYGGEN • TORGET 2, 5014 BERGEN


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ON BRYGGEN IN BERGEN

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

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


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Trolltunga rock


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Hardangerfjord

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

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

visitBergen.com


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5 Panorama Hotell & Resort

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7 Bjørn West Museum, Matredal

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8 Heathland Centre at Lygra

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9 Osterøy Museum

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10 Western Norway Emigration Centre

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11 Économusée Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk

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13 Folgefonna National Park Centre, Rosendal

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REGION EAST – Aurland – Flåm – Hardanger – Voss

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15 Hardanger and Voss Museum

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16 Hardangervidda Natursenter, Eidfjord

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18 Fjordsafari

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visitBergen.com


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BERGEN REGION WEST Fjell | Sund | Øygarden

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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.

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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

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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 138.

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.


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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 nature’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 Norway’s most spectacular climbing walls.


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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 is situated in a popular walking area around 25 km from Bergen. As one of the most important strongholds built in Norway during WWII, it guarded Bergen from attacks from the west. Much of the fort has been very well preserved. Guided tours inside the fort are available at set times. Café.

Festningsvegen, NO-5357 Fjell

(+47) 53 00 61 23

HERDLA MUSEUM

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

fjell@museumvest.no

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

herdla@museumvest.no

THE COASTAL MUSEUM IN ØYGARDEN

(+47) 53 00 61 40

80 free. Groups: 70 Torpedo battery/bird-watching trips: 120 Groups of min. 20: 100 With the Bergen Card: 50

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– 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.

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Årvikadalen 20, NO-5380 Telavåg

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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. Museum café and shop. Bike, canoe and rowing boat hire. Walking, fishing and swimming opportunities. Open by arrangement outside the season.

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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 WWII German fighter aircraft. We also give guided tours of the listed Herdla torpedo battery. Herdla is also a great place for enjoying nature, fishing and bird-watching.

NO-5315 Herdla

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

1.2-30.4: Sun. 12-17 1.5-31.8: Mon.-Sat. 11-16, Sun. 12-17 – 1.9-30.11: 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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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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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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Austrheim

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

Kilstraumen

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 June to August.

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Gulatinget – the Vikings’ parliament and court The area of Western Norway north of Bergen has played an important role in history – all the way back to the Viking Age. King Harald Fairhair (reign approx. 872–931) founded the Gulating in Gulen. It was one of the oldest and biggest legislative assemblies in the Nordic countries, and ‘Gulatingsloven’ was one of the earliest laws. Vikings from all over Western Norway gathered here every year to meet the king, discuss political issues, adopt laws and pass judgment in cases.

EXPERIENCE THE INNER FAIRWAY BY BOAT The inner fairway from Bergen to the Sognefjord used to serve as the main route for people travelling or transporting livestock by boat. The strong currents and narrow sounds provide a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful and diverse archipelago of Nordhordland.

An Anglian cross and a Celtic cross dating from the 11th century still stand in Eivindvik. They mark what is believed to be the original site of the Gulating. At the Gulatinget Millennium Site in Flolid, the other site associated with the Gulating in Gulen, you can see the majestic installations ‘Tingveggen’, ‘Tinghella’ and ‘Eldsirkelen’ made by artist Bård Breivik.

In summer, an express boat makes daily trips to the old idyllic trading post Skjerjehamn, and to Fedje – the village in the sea.

The park is open to the public, and guided tours are available for groups, all year. Lunch of Viking ‘tapas’ by arrangement (min. 15 persons). Individual visitors can join guided tours at set times during summer.

Sample the meat of the fantastic wild sheep which graze on the protected coastal heathland around the centre.

You can also disembark at Lygra and pay a visit to the Heathland Centre.

Cultural trails have been created at both sites, where visitors can take their own guided tour using a mobile phone or iPad.

PLAN & BOOK:

visitBergen.com


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Paradise for oceansport and deepsea fishing 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! Boat trip to Lygra with breakfast of local produce at the Heathland Centre A new boat service will Utvær run between Bergen and Lygra on the inner fairway in Nordhordland from 20 May to 31 August. The trip to Lygra takes 40 minutes, and you will be met on the quay by a local guide who will tell you about the 5,000-year-old history of this ancient landscape. In Matstova restaurant, you can enjoy breakfast from a buffet table of delicious local produce from nearby farms.

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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!

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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, and raises many questions for reflection. Signposted carwalks. Number of events in connection with the 75th and 25th anniversaries. Express bus.

Matre 41, NO-5984 Matredal

(+47) 56 36 63 00

1.5-16.6: 17.6-18.8: 19.8-30.9: 1.10-30.4: NOK

bjornwest@museumvest.no

Sat.–Sun.: 11-17 Tues.–Sun.: 11-17 Sat.–Sun.: 11-17 By arrangement

70 free. Groups: 60 Groups with a guide: 80 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 visit the factory, where you can follow the process from raw wool to yarn. The shop sells a wide range of our yarns and patterns, wool for felting, and 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 for groups by arrangement, Monday to Friday, NOK 100 per person

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THE HEATHLAND CENTRE AT LYGRA – Museum Centre in Hordaland Through active cultivation of the landscape, the Heathland Centre preserves the heathland and promotes the coastal culture of Western Norway. Restaurant, local food, cinema, walks, fresh air, views, tranquility, bike hire, guided tours and accommodation. New feature ‘FjordFrukost’ (fjord breakfast) – boat trip and local food. For more information, see lyngheisenteret.no.

Lurevegen 1575, NO-5912 Seim

(+47) 56 35 64 10

14.4.-30.9.: Wed.–Fri.: 11-15.30 Sunday: 12-17 Groups are welcome all year

post@lyngheisenteret.no

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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 in July.

Gjerstad

(+47) 950 98 845

osteroymuseum@muho.no

27.5.-22.8. 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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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

Season opens on 26.5: 12-15 1.6-23.6: Sat.-Sun.: 12-15 25.6-18.8: Tues.–Fri.: 12-17 Sat. and Sun.: 12-15 Otherwise open by arrangement NOK

60 free. Students: 40 Groups: 50 (minimum of 10 persons)

muho.no/vestnorsk-utvandringssenter 10 PLAN & BOOK:

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

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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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Hardangerjøkulen Bruravik

Vaksdal There is a very active sports scene inBreistein Kvanndal Botnen Askøy Eidfjord Brimnes Fyksesund Voss, where you can try ‘soft’ or ‘extreme’ 16 EN Trengereid Kleppestø Steinstø Ågotnes RD Utne15 O experiences in the air, rivers, woods or Arna in Øystese 15 FJ Straume Norheimsund ER Kinsarvik G the mountains. Activities includeBERGEN tandem Tysse 15 Herand parachuting and paragliding, rafting, Sotra Lofthus Tørvikbygd Aga 15 riverboarding, kayaking, canyoning, mountain Flesland Strandebarm kai Telavåg Eikelandsosen HARDANGER Jondal walking and fishing, golf and cycling. Hjellestad Glesvær Hatvik Windtunnel and Klatrepark (High Klokkarvik KrokeideRope Venjaneset Os Adventures). In winter, Voss is a paradise for Mundheim HARDANGERVIDDA N AT I O N A L PA R K Halhjem skiers. Trolltunga Marstein Hufthamar 566

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Malknes Surrounded by steep Møkster mountainsides, Våge Austevoll Odda Gjermundshamn Litlakalsøy Husavik valleys, cascading waterfalls and narrow Nymark Løfallstrand Bekkjarvik Vikane Tysnes Flåm is ideal for people seeking unparalleled GETTING AROUND THE REGION: Rosendal nature experiences. The trip on the Flåm Sandvikvåg Dimmelsvik Car: • Rv7 road to Skare Hardanger – National Railway from the fjord to the mountains has Jøsendal Uskedal Fitjar Hodnanes Tourist Route Brandasund Herøysund been voted one of the world’s most Jektevik beautiful • E16 road to Voss and Flåm Haukelifjell Husnes Nordhuglo Røldalstrain journeys, and there are great cycling and Røldal Sunde Haukeliseter Rubbestadneset fjellet Stord walking opportunities along the many trails Ranavik Train: • Bergen Railway to Voss and Myrdal Utåker Matre Halsnøy in the Flåmsdalen valley Bømlo or in the mountains. (for the Flåm Railway) – nsb.noNational tourist route Leirvik Fjelberg Flåm is also part of Norway’s Sydnes Kuleseid most popular Road number Borgundøy Skånevik round trip – Norway in a nutshell®. Valevåg Tunnel Mosterhamn 49

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The museums under HardangerE134 and VossSandeid Museum offer 541 To Stavanger visitors a wide range of experiences. You can watch artisans 46 Vikedal at work, see art of high international quality, learn about Ropeid 46 the colourful traditions of Norwegian national costumes andSand 513 Hardanger embroidery, wander around farm clusters and lots E134 more.HAUGESUND We have cosy cafés, museum shops and fun activities for children. Welcome!

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Boat: • Hardangerfjord Sightseeing and Bergen-Flåm – norled.no • Gudvangen-Flåm – visitflam.com Bus:

• Local bus services – skyss.no • Nor-Way Bussekspress – nor-way.no

See www.hardangerfjord.com www.visitflam.com www.visitvoss.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

FJORDSAFARI – Flåm Guideservice AS - Flåm Join us on a soft adventure and enjoy the magnificent scenery from our RIB boats as we take you closer to nature in the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord 365 days a year. Visit the little fjord village Undredal to taste the famous goat cheese or join us on a hike from the fjord to the mountains in summer. Try snowshoe hiking with breathtaking view during the beautiful winter months. Welcome to Flåm!

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FJORD CRUISE NÆRØYFJORD “UNESCO fjord landscape”

THE FLÅM RAILWAY

“One of the worlds most beautiful train journeys”

IN THE HEART OF THE FJORDS

STEGASTEIN VIEWPOINT “Aurlandsfjord panorama”

MORE SPECTACULAR ADVENTURES

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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).

Nærøyfjorden (UNESCO)

Nigardsbreen, Jostedalen

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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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The Flåm railway, Aurland Snønipa

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

Activity organisers BERGEN BASE CAMP – (+47) 55 32 55 00. www.exin.no BERGEN FJORDTOURS – (+47) 40 82 58 28. www.bergenfjordtours.no FJORD TOURS – (+47) 81 56 82 22. www.fjordtours.no GONE PADDLING – (+47) 91 53 81 33. www.gonepaddling.no GREEN HAT PEOPLE (+47) 405 381 60 www.greenhatpeople.com MARITIME TOURS AS – (+47) 55 30 80 80. www.maritimetours.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) BERGEN LIVE EVENT – (+47) 55 21 50 60. www.bergenlive.no FIRST UNITED, NORWAY – (+47) 55 23 00 70. www.fi rstunited.no FJELL OG FJORD KONFERANSER AS – (+47) 55 11 04 20. www.fjellogfjord-konferanser.no KONGRESS & KULTUR AS – (+47) 55 55 36 55. www.kongress.no KULTUROPERATØRENE (+47) 40 00 79 41 www.kulturoperatorene.no MEDVIND VEST (+47) 55 11 59 00 www.medvind.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.fi rstunited.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 BEST EVENT – (+47) 91 34 69 35 www.best-event.no COEVENT – (+47) 53 69 53 00. www.coevent.no EGENCIA – (+47) 23 15 75 15. www.egencia.no SCANDINAVIAN ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE – (+47) 55 60 66 00. www.entertainment.no UNISON (+47) 957 58 833 www.unison.as

Boat hire – boats with and without crew BERGEN FJORD ADVENTURES AS – (+47) 95 16 12 24. www.bergenfjordadventures.com BERGEN FJORDTOURS – (+47) 40 82 58 28. www.bergenfjordtours.no 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. fi rstplayer.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

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 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. Ditt Apotek Bryggen, Vetrlidsallmenningen 11 – www.dittapotek.no (+47) 55 96 27 80 Winter: Weekdays 10-18. Sat.:10-18. Sun. 12-16 Summer: Every day 9-19

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.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ BUREAU DE CHANGE

Most currencies can be changed at the Tourist Information on the Fish Market (D4). Opening hours, see page 11.

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.

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER:

You can register for our newsletter www.visitBergen.com

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THE OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR BERGEN AND THE REGION 2019 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 00. Advertising: annonse@visitbergen.com Layout: Knowit. Production: Frank Modahl Grafisk. Printing: Bodoni. The Bergen Guide is produced on environmentally friendly paper in February 2019 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, Martin Håndlykken / Visitnorway.com, 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, Magnus Skrede / DNO, Thor Brødreskift / BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Tourist Board / KODE / Dag Fosse. FIB / Sem Johnsson, USF Verftet, Bergen Live / Jarle Hovda Moe. – p. 19: Bergen Food Festival / Matarena, Knarvikmila, BIFF / E.W. Breistein, Tingvollost / Alexander Hagstadius, Til DNS / Magnus Skrede, Bergen Tourist Board / Kristoffer B. Fürstenberg, Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 20: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 21: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – 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: Floyen.no / Sverre Hjørnevik. – 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: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand. – p. 80: Gullhanen / Magnus Skrede / 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. 94: Fjordline / Espen Gees. – p. 98: Bergen Tourist Board / Jan M. Lillebø, AVINOR / Nils Olav Mevatne, Norled, NSB. – p. 102: Oleana. – p. 101: Arven. – p. 108: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norway. – p. 110: Martin Håndlykken / Visitnorway.com, 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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