Bryggen in Bergen

"Bryggen" in Bergen was built after the great fire of 1702, following the same pattern as the earlier houses that housed Hanseatic merchants from 1350 to 1764. Bryggen is included on UNESCO's list of world history and culture heritage sites.

 

Funicular

It only takes eight minutes but it is an exciting and fascinating journey to the top of Mount Fløyen (320 m). There are panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. It is also a beautiful area for hiking and short walks. There are also a children’s playground, restaurant, summer concerts and a souvenir shop.



Ulriken643

The Ulriken643 Panorama Tour takes you by cable car to the highest of the “Seven Mountains". The tour offers you spectacular scenery from a mountain 643 meters above the city streets.



Mariakirken "St. Mary's Church"

This is the oldest building in Bergen and one of the finest Norman churches in the country. It was constructed over 850 years ago and served as a church for the Hanseatic merchants, who provided its splendid interior decor.



Bergen Aquarium

At the Bergen Aquarium you can see animals from around the world. These include fish, crocodiles and other animals from the sea, monkeys and lizards from the rain forests and penguins from the islands around the south pole. The Aquarium has been a key part of Bergen’s identity since 1960.



Old Bergen Museum - City Museum in Bergen

This is an open-air museum with over 40 characteristic wooden houses placed on the ground, streets and alleys as they were in earlier years. The interiors show domestic, commercial and craft activities from the 1700s to the 1900s.



Edvard Grieg Troldhaugen

"Troldhaugen", built in 1885, was the home of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) for 22 years. The house is now a museum and the decor of the rooms is just as it was when Grieg lived here in  1907. It is also definitely worth a visit to the "Composer cabin” by the waterside, the tomb, Troldsalen and the Edvard Grieg Museum.



Lysøen with Ole Bull's Villa

This distinctive villa with a music hall was built in 1872/73 by Ole Bull (1810-1880) as a summer house and meeting place for his many friends. The house with its furnishings and rich memories of Ole Bull, has been left unchanged since his death in Lysøen in 1880. The villa is open to the public in the summer and there are daily guided tours and concerts.



Steinsdalsfossen in Norheimsund

This is one of the best known and most photographed waterfalls in the country. There is a path behind the waterfall and it can also be admired from below. It is easily accessible two km. from Norheimsund towards Bergen, near the Hardanger Tourist Road, Rv.7.

See more attractions and read more on www.visitbergen.com and www.hardangerfjord.com