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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.

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 or one of our independent multi-centre holidays, Fjord Explorer, or Taste of Norway.

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Experience More

  • Bergen Card from £28
  • ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ with Flåm railway £149, daily
  • Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord £149, daily
  • Mostraumen Fjord Cruise £49, daily (book locally)
  • Mount Fløyen funicular railway £9.50, daily (book locally)
  • 'Taste of Bergen' self-guided food tour £48, daily (book locally)
  • Guided 2 hour walking tour of Mount Fløyen £35, daily (book locally)

Useful Information

Resort Code: NOBE

Languages spoken: Norwegian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£549pp
  • 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£569pp
  • 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: 30

Our newest escorted tour takes in three of Norway’s cities as well as the picturesque Hardangerfjord and the famous ‘Bergen Railway’, often described as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys.

  • Maximum Group Size: 30

Enjoy the best of the Norwegian fjord’s glorious and diverse scenery in this 4-centre group tour, escorted by an Inghams 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.


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.


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.


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

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Monday & Friday Bergen Gatwick

*via Oslo or Copenhagen
**via Amsterdam

Transfer Approx. 30mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort - Summer 2019
  • 'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a phone service and introduction to Bergen - Summer 2020

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking Offer. 

Special Offers


Bergen Card from £28

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 

Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:

Mount Fløyen Funicular Railway £9.50, any time, daily
Panoramic views over Bergen and its coastal islands with several good walking opportunities (half price with Bergen Card).

Norway in a Nutshell from £149, full day, daily

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

Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord from £149, full day, daily

Majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic fruit farms.

Book locally. Prices for guidance only. 

Mostraumen Fjord Cruise from £49 3.5hrs, daily 

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 £48, daily (book locally)

Guided 2 hour walking tour of Mount Fløyen £35, daily (book locally)

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 (22 May -  5 Jun 2019) 
  • 'Night Jazz' festival (24 May - 1 Jun 2019) 
  • 'Bergenfest' music festival (12 -15 Jun 2019)
  • 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 

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.

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

Multi-centre Tours | Bergen can also be visited as part of the following tours:

  • Fjord Explorer | 14 nights (4 centres) | Ålesund - Loen - Balestrand - Bergen 
  • Taste of Norway| 7  nights  (2 centres) | Bergen - Balestrand
  • Highlights of the Fjords | 11 nights (4 centre escorted tour) |  Bergen - Balestrand - Loen - Ålesund - Flam railway excursion included


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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