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Bergen: City Tour on Foot

1. Bergen: City Tour on Foot

Appreciate why many people consider Bergen to be the most beautiful city in Norway on a relaxing walking tour through the city. As well as receiving fascinating details about the city’s 950-year history, your local guide will provide a true insider's perspective on its inhabitants, known as the 'Bergenser'. Starting from the city center, be enchanted by the maritime charm of the harbor bay, Vågen. Then navigate through the city's narrow wooden lanes as you get to know the most important sights of Bergen. Walk past the fish market, the theatre, and the old fire station and hear how historical residents, such as Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, helped shaped Bergen. Continue to the Bryggen district to see its iconic colorful wooden houses. This World Heritage Site is popular with both locals and tourists, housing many lively cafes, restaurants, and bars. Here, learn about how 400 years ago dried cod was stored in Bryggen and exported to throughout Europe, making Bergen the most important trading metropolis in Scandinavia during that time. Discover what the Hanseatic League was, the influence it once had on trading, and how life for the visiting German merchants played out here.

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

2. Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

Discover the historic sights and local hotspots of Bergen on a guided walking tour through the city. Learn about the city's history and modern life with your expert local guide. Meet at Håkons Hall, a banquet hall from 1260 that is the only building left from Bergen's time as the capital of Norway. Begin by learning about Bergen's royal and political past and explore the mighty fortress of the city. Take a short walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the narrow alleys and explore over 500 years of history, and maybe you'll even get to sample what the Hanseatic merchant of the past traded here. After learning about the history of the city, it's time to go off the beaten path. Wander through the narrow alleys in the historic residential neighborhood, where you'll learn about Bergen's wooden architecture, life as an average person in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also what it's like to live here today. The last part of the tour will take you past some of Bergen's most popular eateries, where you can learn more about the vibrant city life and what Norwegians love to eat. Pass the Floibanen funicular station, so by the time you end at the tourist office, you'll be full of ideas for what to do in Bergen for the rest of your stay.

Bergen: Private Tour with a Local

3. Bergen: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Bergen with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

4. Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

After being picked up from your hotel, you can begin your journey to Gudvangen. Throughout this trip you will pass the Tvinde Waterfall, and in the summer months, you'll drive through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer-long road section that winds down Nærøydalen from Stalheim. You'll then head to Gudvangen, and at the bottom of the Nærøyfjord you will board the "Future of the fjords" electric ship to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, and your journey to Flåm takes about 2 hours. The boat is battery operated and high-comfort, with large windows and a good patio. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was incorporated on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by high mountains, and is a beautiful sight both in summer and winter. Flåm is a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls, and narrow valleys. It is a  beautiful area to simply wander around, and whilst there you can also visit the Flåm Railway Museum. From Flåm the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest regular-track railway tracks. The 20-kilometer-long train journey gives you a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent of Norwegian mountain nature, including the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall. At Myrdal Station, your train will swap to the Bergen Railway which will take you to Voss. From there, a car will return you back to Bergen.

Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

5. Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

Explore the best of Norway's natural beauty on this guided discovery tour of Nærøyfjord and Flåmsbanen. Begin your tour at the Bergen railway station and board the train to Voss for a quick transfer before taking the bus to Gudvangen. During the summer months, the bus passes Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer long road section which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Gudvangen enjoy a 2-hour scenic fjord cruise to Flåm on a comfortable electric ship with large windows and patio area. See the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in the world which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Geirangerfjord. Get your camera ready to take breathtaking photos of the steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, and waterfalls along the way. Be amazed by Norway's natural beauty. Upon arrival in Flam, a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls and narrow valleys, take a stroll through the picturesque town center or visit the Flåm Railway Museum. Continue the tour and board the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railway tracks on regular tracks. Enjoy the panoramic view of Norwegian's most magnificent mountains and pass by the famous Kjosfossen waterfall along the 20-kilometer long train journey. After a 1-hour ride, change trains at Myrdal to head back to Bergen where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

6. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

7. Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

Make the most of your time in Bergen with a guided tour of the city center, a Fjord cruise, and a trip on the Mount Fløyen Funicular. Take this tour all year round, accompanied by an expert local guide.  See the sights in Bergen, including the Fish Market, the Hanseatic quarter (Bryggen), St. Mary's Church, Bergenhus Fortress, and Mount Fløyen. Cruise along the Cityfjord, Salhusfjord and Kvernafjord. Be wowed by the views as you travel between mountains and the shallow and narrow Alversund strait. Then hop on the Fløibanen Funicular, the only railway of its kind in Norway and one of the country’s best-known attractions. Take in amazing panoramic views over the fjord and the city of Bergen once you reach the top—an unmissable photo opportunity.

From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

8. From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

Explore Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale and through the town of Voss.  Make a brief stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall for photos and fresh mountain air. Continue your trip to the Stalheim Hotel's terrace, which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Back in your vehicle, descend the dramatic Stalheimskleiva Road to the valley's floor, where you will visit the ancient village of Gudvangen. From Gudvangen enjoy a scenic cruise to Flåm. On arrival at Flåm, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (your own expense) and free time to browse the souvenir shops, visit the Flåmsbana railway museum, or check out the local microbrewery. Then head towards the scenic Stegastein viewing point, a 30-meter platform hanging over Aurlandsfjord. The narrow road and the viewing point will provide breathtaking photos and vivid memories. Board the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm to the mountain railway station Myrdal, located 2,844 feet (867 m). You'll make a brief stop at Kjøsfossen waterfall.  Change trains at Myrdal to head back to Voss where you'll have time to tour a medieval church dating from 1277 and an 11th-century stone cross. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Bergen.

Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour

9. Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour

Jourery to Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord that extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountain range. On a full-day guided tour from Bergen, travel by boat and train through an area considered to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. First, cruise by express boat from Bergen to Flåm and then experience a train journey through spectacular nature on the famous Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal. Take the Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Bergen while along the way enjoying the insight of your local guide who will be your traveling companion throughout the tour. Sognefjorden is the longest and deepest ice-free fjord in the world, covered in exceptional natural beauty, tall mountains, waterfalls, and scenic forests. You’ll discover that Sognefjord is known as the “King of the Fjords” for good reason.

Bergen: Guided Private Shore Excursion

10. Bergen: Guided Private Shore Excursion

Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation or the port of Bergen. From there, start your private city tour, combining walking and driving around this picturesque city. Encounter the Bryggen area, where you can look at the medieval houses and hear their story from your guide. Following that, continue walking through some other historical areas of Bergen. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, with a municipality that covers 465 square kilometers. Sitting on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen, its city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, the "city fjord". Bergen is also surrounded by mountains, a geographical feature which has earned it the nickname the "city of seven mountains". At the conclusion of your guided day out, your guide returns you to your tour starting point.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Excellent trip! Picked up from our hotel in a Porsche and water provided. Stop at a lovely waterfall on the way and the tour guide at Folgefonna was excellent. Knowledgeable, and plenty of breaks. Make sure to take some sandwiches with you as there's a sit down just under half way for a snack. Journey back was just as good and the taxi driver was lovely. He joined us for the hike also. Couldn't fault the trip or the team at Folgefonna. Only negative is it says equipment included - we lost our luggage and contacted the provider who said everything was included and we wouldn't need to buy anything. They provided waterproofs, gloves and snow boots with crampons but nothing for warmth so glad I'd already bought a hoodie. Would recommend, highly enjoyed!

Fantastic tour with everything well planned by Frode and our guide Baul. I was travelling with my parents. We don’t have to worry about the tickets or where to board the train, boat etc, and the car is always waiting at the station and the port to take us to the next location. And our guide is very knowledgeable and shared many interesting cultural and historical information with us. The tour went very smoothly and we were lucky enough that the sun finally came out so we could take some really nice photos at the view point. Thanks very much! We had a great time!

was a great tour nice way to get to know Bergen in an intimate way. Emma was great and took you through not only the history of Bergen but experiences of living in Bergen.

Guide Martin was very informative with an easy manner. Had good stories. 2 hours of walk in b g was challenging for some. Walking on cobblestones too

Emma was great! Shared some interesting history, cultural insights, and some funny stories. Very much enjoyed this tour.