Both the capital of Fjord Norway, Bergen, and the surrounding districts have lots to offer visitors traveling on the Fjord Line ferry service from Denmark. There are plenty of experiences to choose from - something for everyone!
Bergen is an international city with a lot of history and tradition and these are very accessible to visitors. You can walk around and watch the hustle and bustle at the Fish Market, or walk along the Hanseatic wharf at Bryggen, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Experience the beautiful wharf side warehouses and imagine you have travelled back in time to the trading community as it was more than 700 years ago, with the pungent smell of dried fish in the air and German being spoken all around you.
The older parts of the city are examples of living history and the museums and galleries keep art and the city's artistic heritage alive. Attractions include composer Edvard Grieg’s home at Troldhaugen, the Rasmus Meyer’s Collection, Bergen Aquarium and Old Bergen. See our recommendations for attractions that are well worth visiting in Bergen!
Today, Bergen is a modern and lively city with countless cultural events and restaurants. Bergen has become an active concert city in recent years, where big stars and less well-known artists perform on their European tours. At the same time, it is a city in which nature beckons just outside the city center - you can swim in clean water, hike on Mount Fløien or even hike up all seven mountains.
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Hardanger has been an important European tourist destination since the 19th century. In Hardanger, tourists can enjoy magnificent, beautiful scenery with waterfalls, fjords, mountains and glaciers. Hardanger is Norway’s orchard and a trip up the fjord in spring will give you a fantastic experience of its flowering season. In Hardanger, you can take a boat trip on the fjord, ski during the summer or pick apples and cherries straight from the trees.
In Norway’s largest national park, Hardangervidda, you can walk from cabin to cabin and enjoy the idyllic peace and quiet, while also experiencing the dramatic scenery.
Sunnhordland is situated between Bergen and Haugesund at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord. Here, in a short space of time, you can travel from the open, dramatic ocean, through fascinating fjord scenery and end up on ‘Norway’s roof’ - Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier. Norway’s only Greek-inspired amphitheater is located in a disused limestone mine in Mosterhamn, which is also a great starting point for a trip up the Hardangerfjord.
Voss is a natural stopping place for sports enthusiasts in summer and winter alike. Although the area is best known for its ski centers and cross country skiing trails, even greater challenges are on offer in Voss during the summer, such as parachute jumping and paragliding, rafting and horseback riding in the mountains. Or how about tasting a delicacy from Voss - smalahove - sheep's head?