Sightseeing in Bergen, Norway

Bergen is popular city in Norway and the visitors don't miss to visit here. You may spend time from half day until 2 days, depends on time. Bergen rains almost everyday. Fortunately, it rains a little in the evening on the day I visited. Bergen is one destination when the foreigners visit the fjord. The bus and trams are the public transport in Bergen but I decided to walk. The bus or tram fare is expensive and the distance between each sightseeing place is not too far. The various sightseeing places are as follows:


You may ever see the photo of the colorful houses from TV or books. This area is Bryggen and is one of the world heritage. There are souvenir shops open 10:00 or 11:00, I cannot remember the exact time. I visited there early in the morning so the shops are not open yet. If you take the bus from airport, get off the last stop or if you walk from Bergen Train Station, it takes 15-20 minutes. Bryggen is near fishmarket. No entrance fee.

Fish Market

I visited Norway in winter so most of the shops are close. Actually, there are indoor and outdoor market.  I hear that food of the indoor market is cheaper than the outdoor. I went here early in the morning so the shops are not open yet. In summer there are more food stalls especially the outdoor market. 

Mount Floyen (Fløibanen)

You can buy the ticket online in advance or on the day you visited. Someday the queue is long so advance ticket may be better. I bought the ticket at the counter because I concerned about the weather (rainy day or not). Luckily, the queue was short. The visitors like to sit on the first row on the tram.

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Friday 07:30 - 23:00

Saturday-Sunday 08:00 - 23:00

Holiday: during easter

Ticket Fare

Round trip: Adult NOK 95, Child NOK 50,-
One way fare: Adult NOK 50, Child NOK 25,-

Children under 4 travel free on Fløibanen when accompanied by a paying adult. Children between 4 and 15 require a child ticket.

I bought the round trip ticket. On the way to the top, there are 2-3 stops so you can get off any stop. I really like the scenery here especially on sunny day. There are free toilets and souvenir shop. 

Bergen Card Benefits:

Get one free return journey on the Fløibanen funicular in the following periods: 1 January to 30 April and 1 October to 31 December.

During the summer, in the period from 1 May to 30 September, offer a 50% discount on presentation of a valid Bergen Card. Please note that tickets must be purchased at the Fløibanen ticket office at the lower station.


Byparken and Festplassen

I like the this fantastic view here. Normally, the tourists visit here in summer but I also recommend visiting in winter. It is not crowd and also has beautiful view. Just 5 minutes from Bergen Station. You can walk from Bergen Station or the take the bus. The bus stop is in front of the park.


Here is shopping centre. There are brand name shops, convenience stores, cafe, restaurants. I went to McDonald's and tries some Filet-O-Fish and hot chocolate and the taste was nice. Normally, McDonald's in Europe, I rarely see the ketchup sauce for hamburger available for the customer. In Norway if you take here (in cafe), you can add ketchup sauce as you like (same as in Thailand). The price seems reasonable comparing the cost of living.

Bergenhus Fortress 

Bergenhus Fortress or Bergenhus Festning is short walk from Bryggen. Free entrance except the museum. It is peaceful here.  I looked around and took some photo. For your information, there are free toilets. 

Bergen Walking Map

Map: Visit Bergen
Bergen Card Information

Get free entry or discounted admission to museums and attractions, events or sightseeing tours.  Travel for free on buses in Bergen and the region.

The Bergen light railway is also free. If you are arriving to Bergen by plane, you can use the Bergen Card to travel for free with Bergen Light Rail to Bergen city center. (Total journey time is approximately 50 minutes). But please note that the card is not valid on NSB trains.

Prices adult/child (3-15 years old):
24h: NOK 260/100
48h: NOK 340/130
72t: NOK 410/160

Prices student /senior / Eurail:
24h: NOK 208
48h: NOK 272
72t: NOK 328

Buy the Bergen Card online!

Choose to pick up the card at the Tourist Information or at the Service Center at Bergen Airport Flesland. (Please note that on the Service Center at the Airport you can only collect your card, they do not sell Bergen Cards.)


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