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PLACES TO SEE
- Old Bergen: Old 19th Century Bergen was Europe’s biggest city at the time, cobbled streets and little wooden houses tucked up tightly together in every little corner in and out of steep hills and busy little alleyways and squares. Only accessible by foot, this unique and often forgotten about area, is just oozing with stories and mystery and character, bustling amidst much drama. Take a guided tour through the wooden homes, shops and workshops from as far back as the 18thcentury, and get a rare glimpse into the life and times of the people that lived there.
- Best Kept Bergen Secrets: Off the Beaten Track: If you are one of those people who like to sneak off an discover adventures all on your own, without the guidebooks telling where you should go, leading you right into tourist traps, then this one is for you.
- Fantoft stave church: Not that the Church is really a secret, it is just that it is difficult to find and not very well sign posted, and very much off the beaten track. Gorgeous, rustic and wooden, this 12th Century Church was originally built somewhere much further off the beaten track in the most barren of rural terrains, only to be moved to where it is now, in Fantoft, in the 19thCentury. Poised perfectly on the top of a hill with lush park surroundings, the Church holds an interesting and mysterious history. Definitely something to swop your Sunday afternoon nap for, it you can find it.
- Local Bergen Customs: Unlike some other parts of Europe, the locals in Bergen are friendly, although somewhat reserved, and the huge amount of tourists doesn’t seem to make them irritated and most people do speak English.
- Bergens are informal, laid back people who must have keep the Wellington boot industry going strong, with at least 270 days a year of rain; one can never have too many pairs! Generally the locals do not stand on ceremony, but, as in any country, you will always get further along with a friendly smile and a polite demeanour. The shops are all closed on a Sunday in the city centre, so you will need to plan in advance should you need to get something over the weekend.
Below we have a list of things to do in Bergen and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bergen getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Bergen with confidence.