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.
Essential travel information and Bergen tips for your visit
- 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.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bergen
Save 4%Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip to Hardangerfjord from Bergen
10 Hrs4 Reviews
Save 5%Best Views of Bergen - Segway Day Tour
2 Hrs23 Reviews
Save 4%Bergen Shore Excursion: Bergen Walking Tour
3 Hrs3 Reviews
Save 5%Private transfer from Bergen Hotel to Bergen Airport
25 Mins2 Reviews
Self-Guided Norway Roundtrip: Bergen to Bergen
12 Hrs8 Reviews
Save 5%Oslo Day Trip from Bergen on the Flm Railway
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Hi, We are visiting Bergen on the 12th June on a cruise ship and wanted to book the Leon Skylift including the shuttle bus from the port. Would this be possible?Answer Report Abuse