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Things to do in Bergen

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“This is the perfect hike if you wanna combine shopping and hiking in one day, it takes about 2 hours to walk back and forth. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“If you wanna pick-up a souvenir or two before your departure or wanna take a look at some of Bergens oldest houses near the pier.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The famous Aquarium in Bergen is a must see for all families travelling to Bergen. Only a 10 minute walk from the Dahl Cottage. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Mountain
“Walk all the way to the top or take the cable car. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the restaurant at the top. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Route
“Stoltzekleiven in Bergen city center is a steep paved trail and stairs with approximately 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet. Stoltzekleiven is one of the most popular trails in Bergen. Enjoy this hard but short popular hike from Fjellveien up Stoltzekleiven. The tour is divided into two parts with a challenging and an easy leg. The first part of the walk is mostly steep stone stairs. The more you climb, the better the view you get. The trip is suitable for both children and adults, but the hike is not recommended in winter when it can be slippery.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Museum
“Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is considered the greatest of the Norwegian composers. Troldhaugen is the former home of Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. In high season there is often a lunch concert. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping center located at the main square Torgallmenningen in the city centre”
  • 36 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“I can recommend Pingvinen. They serves traditional Norwegian food at affordable prices. The menu consists of brunch, dinner, snacks and supper. Pingvinen, Vaskerelven 14, 5014 Bergen”
  • 104 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you want to get out of the center, this place and the neighbouring branch Bien Snack bar is very charming. Check out the menu before you set off, though. It is a bit of a walk back if you change your mind. Luckily it sits right by a light rail stop, though. They just opened a pizza place in the city center too that is worth a visit! ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“Nordnesparken is a nice park where you can sit either on the sun or be protected by the trees. It is a great spot for a sunny day, and it is possible to swim here to. The walk to Nordnes is also really nice. When walking to it, try and walk the small and narrow streets where you will get a real good impression of some of the characteristic houses of Bergen. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“By far the most iconic sight in Bergen is the colorful facade of Bryggen, the old Hanseatic Wharf first established in the 14th century. As Bryggen was rebuilt after a fire in 1702, the picturesque wooden structures have become recognized as a vital part of Bergen’s cultural heritage, and also the world’s, as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Wharf houses a small museum, shops, restaurants, and cafés.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you like hiking on the mountain and get a good viev. It is possible to take a trio to one of the mountains in Bergen. Løvstakken is located in Fyllingsdalen, but is accessable from many different routes. I t is smart to have good shoes for hiking . ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Bergens biggest park. Really nice for grilling and sunbathing on nice days.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
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“Small and cozy bar with a lively atmosphere in the weekends. Great bartenders that can mix any drinks you desire - the Chilli Martini is reccommended!”
  • 68 locals recommend
History Museum
“Do not miss out on Gamle Bergen when you are in Bergen. It is an outdoor museum with 60-70 wooden houses that takes you back 300 years in time. It is even free of charge. Walk there in 20 minutes or take any bus from Skutevikstorget going north and go off at Gamle Bergen. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“All of the main museums for contemporary and classic arts in Bergen are situated along or next to Rasmus Meyers Allé, next to the Lille Lunggårdsvann lake in the middle of town. Check out www.kodebergen.no for program and updates. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Scandinavian Restaurant
“I can recommend Pingvinen. They serves traditional Norwegian food at affordable prices. The menu consists of brunch, dinner, snacks and supper. Pingvinen, Vaskerelven 14, 5014 Bergen”
  • 104 locals recommend
Gastropub
“If you want to get out of the center, this place and the neighbouring branch Bien Snack bar is very charming. Check out the menu before you set off, though. It is a bit of a walk back if you change your mind. Luckily it sits right by a light rail stop, though. They just opened a pizza place in the city center too that is worth a visit! ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for dinner. Local cusine, short travelled food in a great atmosphere. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant with a new take on norwegian traditional food. A must for all visitors to Bergen”
  • 47 locals recommend
Soup Place
“Perfect place for brunch or lunch. I like the ¨happy meal¨- half sandwich, half soup.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
“A great place to eat fresh and delicious food! Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The absolute best coffee in town. Their baristas has won the national championship several times.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The neighborhood pub and restaurant. The food is great. Especially seafood, fish and pasta. And prices are affordable. Try a local beer and sit outside all year thanks to heating lamps. ”
  • 52 locals recommend

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