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.

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Facts and Stats for Bergen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bergen

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

    • Air Pollution 21.59 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.92 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.06 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.94 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.33 (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 31.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.37 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.72 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.96 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.13 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.98 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.72 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.53 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.57 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bergen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bergen is 184.25 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 23.98 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 103.63 (High)
    • Health Care Index 71.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.95 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 105.46 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bergen

    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 14.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 110.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.11 USD

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

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