Bergen Tourism

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

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bergen

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

    • Air Pollution 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.67 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.89 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.72 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.53 (Low)
  • How safe is Bergen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bergen.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.02 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.36 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.64 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.13 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.7 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.64 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.84 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bergen is 185.51 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.53 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 22.68 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 101.56 (High)
    • Health Care Index 72.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.12 (High)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.36 USD

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

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