Bergen, Norway
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Bergen, a city on Norway’s southwestern coast, is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Known as the 'Gateway to the Fjords,' Bergen maintains a quaint, small-town charm and a rich maritime and trading history. Its Bryggen wharf is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with colorful wooden houses that line the old harbor and reflect its Hanseatic history. Bergen is also known for its vibrant seafood scene, bustling fish market, and the surrounding nature including the iconic seven mountains.

What to do in Bergen?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bergen. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Historic Heart of Bergen

Morning

Start your day at the Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the old wooden houses and learn about Bergen's Hanseatic past at the Hanseatic Museum. Take a stroll along the harbor and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Afternoon

Visit the bustling Fish Market, where you can sample a variety of seafood, including the famous Norwegian salmon. After lunch, head to the Bergenhus Fortress, one of the oldest and best-preserved fortresses in Norway.

Evening

Take the Fløibanen funicular up to Mount Fløyen for a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy a leisurely walk down the hill, passing through beautiful forests and serene ponds.


Day 2: A Day in the Great Outdoors

Morning

Take a boat trip from Bergen's harbor to explore the stunning fjords. The Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, is a must-see. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of towering mountains and deep blue waters.

Afternoon

Return to Bergen and spend the afternoon at the Bergen Aquarium, home to penguins, seals, and a variety of fish species.

Evening

Dine at one of Bergen's seafood restaurants and try local specialties like fish soup and fresh mussels.


Day 3: Cultural Experiences and Scenic Views

Morning

Visit the KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, a collection of unique museums dedicated to art, design, and music. Explore the works of Norwegian artists and the homes of famous composers like Edvard Grieg.

Afternoon

Take a bus to Troldhaugen, the former home of composer Edvard Grieg. The beautiful villa is now a museum dedicated to his life and work. Attend a concert in the concert hall, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Evening

End your day at the top of Mount Ulriken, the highest of Bergen's seven mountains. Take the cable car up for a spectacular sunset view over the city and fjords.


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