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A panorama of Bergen in twilight

43: Life in Bergen

Life in Norway Show Episode 43: Tour guide Emma Vestrheim joins the podcast to chat about moving from Australia to Norway, the experience of living in Bergen, and working as a tour guide in Norway. Norway's...
Bryggen from the water in Bergen, Norway

Bergen Bans Tourist Buses From Historic Centre

City leaders in Bergen are to prohibit tourist buses from several key streets in the historic centre. The bans will be introduced for the busy summer season. Have you ever been to Bergen during the summer?...
The exterior of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Bergen, Norway

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at Bergen’s Bryggen

Stay in the heart of Bergen in the historic Bryggen neighbourhood at the Radisson Blu Royal. Here's what you can expect from this leading chain hotel in Norway's second city. So many of Life in Norway's...
Bergen and Stavanger in Norway

How to Travel From Bergen to Stavanger

Plane, ferry, train, coach, car: Here are your best options for travelling between Stavanger and Bergen. Travel planning notebooks at the ready! The Norwegian cities Bergen and Stavanger are two of Scandinavia’s top tourist destinations, attracting...
The view from the top of Mount Fløyen in Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen: Riding Bergen’s Funicular Railway

For one of Bergen's most iconic views, take the funicular railway up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Here's everything you need to know about Fløibanen, one of Bergen's biggest tourist attractions. It's hard to read...
Sunshine in Bergen, Norway

The Weather in Bergen, Norway

The photos always show the sun shining, but Bergen has a reputation as one of Europe's wettest cities. Let's take a look at the truth about Bergen's climate and what you can expect once you're there....
Bergen's Bryggen in the rain

Things To Do In Bergen When It Rains

Don't let rainfall ruin your Norwegian adventure. Here are some ideas for what to do in Norway's second city when the sky darkens and the rain falls. Take a close look at the photos of Bergen...
Historical Bergen wharf

The History of Bergen

From a Viking trading city called Bjørgvin to the modern city we know today, Bergen's history is a fascinating one. Modern Bergen is known as the gateway to the fjords and is an important economic centre...
Sunshine in Bergen, Norway

33.3C: All-Time Temperature Record Smashed In Bergen

Bergen residents enjoyed and/or endured an all-time record temperature today, as the record-breaking European heatwave spreads across much of Norway. Norway's second city is known for its year-round rainfall. With rain recorded on more than 230...
Cyclist in Bergen tunnel

Bergen To Get World’s Longest Cycle Tunnel

More than 100 cameras will be used to prevent crime in the world's longest cycle and pedestrian tunnel set to open in Bergen in 2023. Blasting work has started on building the longest bicycle and pedestrian...