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Best things to do in Bergen

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“Great aquarium and zoo. Perfect place for kids and parents, or just people who are interested in life in the sea. ”
137 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.”
155 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful views of Bergen from one of the seven mountains surrounding the city. Accessible by Fløien funicular and also by a 3 km hike from the city center. Be aware of long queues on the funicular during the day due to tourists from cruise ships. ”
207 locals recommend
Mountain
“Either walk up or take the gondola up to the top of mount Ulriken, great views and a nice hike. You can also get the gondola up and walk down again. New sherpa-made stone steps all the way!”
166 locals recommend
Route
“Enjoy this hard but short popular hike up Stoltzekleiven. Stoltzekleiven is a steep paved trail and stairs with approximately 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet. Stoltzekleiven is one of the most popular trails in Bergen. You will find the start of Stoltzekleiven by Fjellveien 13, about 10 minutes’ walk from the apartment. At the top awaits magnificent views of the city. ”
119 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Enjoy some nice Norwegian food at affordable prices, or have a beer and some popcorn! Yes, popcorn, because why not? ”
102 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The closest mal to the apartment (at the main plaza) and it's the second biggest mal in the city center. ”
39 locals recommend
Cinema
“Main Cinema in Bergen. Good selection of movies. For more information see bergenkino.no.”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful historic place / Edward Grieg. Park and buildings Take the light rail to Hop station and walk from there”
89 locals recommend
Park
“Just a little walk from the house through the adorable neighborhood that is Nordnes is this nice park with a cool view across the ocean as well as a popular place for swimming on hot days. The Bergen Aquarium is also located in this area. ”
71 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! ”
78 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.”
69 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hike up one of the 7 mountains! Or take a calm stroll on the bigger path. This is one of the best mountains, and the trail starts very close to the apartment! ”
66 locals recommend
Park
“Bergens biggest park. Really nice for grilling and sunbathing on nice days.”
53 locals recommend
Bar
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“This bar has the best drinks in town and has won several prices for theyr bartenders! My favorite: bitter-salty-sweet! ”
71 locals recommend
History Museum
“Old Bergen museum. Its a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses dating from the 18,19 and 20 centuries.”
64 locals recommend