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Bergen Holidays

Fascinating Historical 'Gateway to the Fjords'

Bergen is known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, yet there is still plenty to explore within the city itself. The brightly painted gabled houses and narrow cobble-stoned alleyways of the famous Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surround the bustling Vågen inner harbour. Bergen also has UNESCO ‘City of Gastronomy’ status thanks to its varied and vibrant food scene. The Bryggen harbour is also home to the city’s thriving flower, fish and fruit markets and historical museums. Visitors can benefit from purchasing the Bergen Card, which provides an excellent value way to explore the city and the nearby surroundings.

For panoramic views over the city take the funicular to the top of Mt. Fløyen. Concerts and cultural attractions abound for those on Bergen holidays, including a visit to the home of Norway's most renowned composer Edvard Grieg. In addition to city sight-seeing tours, efficient high speed express boats and trains open up a wide variety of day trips into the heart of the fjords, including the magnificent Sognefjord and Flåm Railway or Norway in a Nutshell.

City Breaks in Bergen 

Enjoy Bergen as a single-centre or city break with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights. The Bergen city card is an excellent choice to make the most of time in this city, which offers a wealth of cultural attractions and sightseeing opportunities. You can also visit Bergen as part of our escorted 4-centre Highlights of the Fjords group tour and our brand new Bergen to Oslo Fjord Experience escorted tour. Or one of our independent multi-centre holidays, Fjord Explorer or Taste of Norway.

Useful Information

Resort Code: NOBE

Languages spoken: Norwegian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£588pp
  • 130 rooms
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A friendly family-run hotel, beautifully decorated with a welcoming atmosphere and many special touches. Centrally situated in the shopping and harbour area close to all the main attractions.

  • from£568pp
  • 151 rooms
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In an enviable, harbour front location, convenient for Bergen’s main attractions, this elegant hotel offers good facilities and spacious, comfortable rooms. 

  • from£598pp
  • 131 rooms
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In a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the Grand Terminus combines classic architecture with a renovated interior, and provides a good base from which to explore.  Located in a peaceful spot, a few steps away from Bergen station an 10 minute walk Bergen centre, harbour and fishmarket

  • Maximum Group Size: 40
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Our newest escorted tour takes in three of Norway’s top destinations and the famous Flam Railway; which is often described as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Starting from the World Heritage city of Bergen and ending in the capital city of Oslo, travelling through the fjords with a stop in Balestrand along the way.

  • Maximum Group Size: 30
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Enjoy the best of the Norwegian fjord’s glorious and diverse scenery in this 4-centre group tour, escorted by a knowledgeable guide throughout. Designed as an excellent introduction to Norway for those wishing to see the spectacular fjords, mountains, glaciers and lakes in four contrasting destinations.

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A highly recommended combination encompassing the best scenery the Fjord Norway region has to offer – starting in the fjordside village of Balestrand on the mighty Sognefjord, you will have an opportunity to travel on the famous Flåm railway or visit Fjaerland with its Glacier Museum. From here, your included transfer will take you over the magical Gauler Mountains to Loen on the Nordfjord with its spectacular glacier and sparkling lakes.

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Ideal as a taste of this beautiful country for those wishing to explore independently. Starting in Bergen, you’ll have time to explore this vibrant city known as the ‘Gateway of the Fjords’, before transferring by scenic express boat to the serene fjordside village of Balestrand on the Sognefjord, before returning to Bergen for your flight home.

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The small, authentic city of Stavanger is home to the Lysefjord, the impressive Pulpit Rock and some of southern Norway’s best walking terrain, whilst vibrant Bergen with its historic colourful Bryggen Wharf and Fløiban funicular is a must for most visitors to the fjords.

Travel and Transportation

Transfer Approx. 30mins by coach.

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • 'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a phone service and introduction to Bergen - Summer 2020

 

Special Offers

Excursions

Bergen Card

Purchase a great value Bergen Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours to explore this beautiful city. The pass gives you:

  • Unlimited bus travel and light railway travel within the city 
  • FREE entrance to selected local museums included the Rosenkrantz Tower 
  • Reduced admission to many other attractions including the Floiban funicular for stunning views over the harbour and the Troidhaugen, home of Edvard Greig 
  • Discounts in selected restaurants 

Pre-bookable day trips:

Mount Fløyen Funicular Railway 
Panoramic views over Bergen and its coastal islands with several good walking opportunities (half price with Bergen Card).

Norway in a Nutshell 

A fabulous circuit by train and bus via Voss including the famous Flåm mountain railway and scenic Aurlandfjord boat cruise.

Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord 

Majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic fruit farms.

Book locally:

Mostraumen Fjord Cruise 

A trip by catamaran to the innermost part of the narrow Osterfjord - a spectactular trip including several waterfalls

'Taste of Bergen' self-guided food tour 

Guided 2 hour walking tour of Mount Fløyen 

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

 

Things To Do

  • Famous indoor and outdoor fishmarket on the harbour front 
  • Historis 'Bryggen' museum of UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Large city park and gardens
  • International Festival Bergen 
  • 'Night Jazz' festival  
  • 'Bergenfest' music festival 
  • Ferry to the Bergen Aquarium 
  • Pretty, quaint old town on hillside to explore 
  • Great shopping opportunities 
  • Several museums (free entrance with Bergen Card) 
  • Arbotoreum and botanical garden at Milde 
  • Hop on/hop off city sightseeing bus 
  • Walking at Mount Fløyen or Mount Ulriken 

 

Enjoy Bergen as a single-centre or city break with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights (Monday and Friday departures).

Multi-centre holidays and Tours 

 

Good to know

  • Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’
  • Visit the famous fish market
  • Take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen
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