Bergen Tourism

Visit Bergen - Best of Bergen

The second largest city on the South-Western coast of Norway, Bergen, is well known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf and their fantastic Fish Market. One of Europe’s largest ports is the majestic gateway to the Fjords. Culturally and historically rich, the bustling city has something on the go for tourists all year round. Winter sports enthusiasts will be spoilt with their excellent cross –country and downhill ski slopes, during the cold and snowy winter months, and sea kayaking and white water rafting activities are to be found at the foot of the rugged mountain slopes in summer.

Bergen Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bergen tips for your visit

Tourist Traps:

  • One of the biggest complaints tourists have had is that local Norwegian produce is passed off as authentic, but actually come from Asia.
  • Local wool products, such as sweaters, are very expensive, but although they are designed in Norway, they are actually manufactured in Hong Kong.
  • Make sure that if you are in a busy tourist area, as one would anywhere else in the world, to check that the items for sale are authentic and that you are not literally having the wool pulled over your eyes, and paying double.
More about Bergen

Facts and Stats for Bergen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bergen

    Know the pollution level of Bergen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.55 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.24 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.92 (Low)
  • Bergen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bergen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bergen.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.15 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.57 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.48 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.04 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.98 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.37 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.41 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.19 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.61 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bergen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bergen is 159.52 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.58 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 79.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 25.55 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.44 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 106.74 (High)
    • Health Care Index 72.7 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.67 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.96 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bergen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bergen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 109.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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