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The old leprosy hospital in Bergen, Norway

Bergen’s Leprosy Museum

Learn the harrowing human stories of Bergen's past at the leprosy museum, set inside a former hospital. When thinking of museums to visit in Norway, what comes to mind? Perhaps the Viking Ship museum or the...
Exterior of Fantoft Church

Bergen’s Magnificent Stave Church

This reconstructed stave church in a leafy suburb of Bergen is easy to visit thanks to the city's Light Rail system. Many of Norway's magnificent stave churches are difficult to visit without a car. Traditionally built...
The awesome view of Bergen from the Løvstakken hike

Hiking in Bergen

Surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen is one of Norway's best cities for a walking holiday. Part of our series on hiking in Norway. Whether you want an easy ramble around the city or a full-day weekend...
The world-famous wharf buildings at Bryggen in Bergen

The Ultimate Guide to Bryggen

There's so much to see beyond the colourful facade at Bergen's iconic World Heritage site. Travellers make a beeline for it as soon as they set foot off the cruise ships or train ride for Oslo....
Best hotels in Bergen

Best Hotels in Bergen

Where to stay in Bergen, from the best budget choice to the perfect accommodation when you want to treat yourself. As a writer and publisher exploring Norway, I'm constantly staying in hotels all around the country....
A panorama of Bergen city in Norway

Top Sights in Bergen

Before you head out to the fjords, spend some time exploring the dynamic city of Bergen. You’ll be glad you did. For many travellers, the combination of an urban break with easy access to the fjords...
Day Trips from Bergen

Day Trips from Bergen

If you get tired of Bergen's historic centre, there's plenty more to do within easy reach of the city. Here's some ideas to kick-start your planning. It's no secret that Bergen is a great city to base...
Bus system in Bergen

Public Transport in Bergen

Bergen's centre is compact, but residential areas and some tourist attractions are too far to walk. Whether you're a new resident or planning a city break, here's our guide to the public transport options in Norway’s...
Inside Bergen Art Museum in Norway

KODE: Bergen Art Museum

Allow at least half a day to explore the full wonders of Bergen's vast lakeside art gallery. Hosted in a series of four buildings alongside the lake known as Lille Lungegårdsvannet, Bergen Art Museum (KODE) is...
A panorama of Bergen city in Norway

40,000 New Homes for Bergen

The new city plan represents the biggest change in planning policy for 50 years. Norway's second city is going to get a whole lot bigger if city planners get their way. The municipality development plan presented...