Bergen, Norway
The perfect 7 days itinerary

Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Known as the 'Gateway to the Fjords,' Bergen maintains a small-town charm with a rich maritime and trading history. The city is famous for the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site, its vibrant fish market, and surrounding natural beauty. Let's explore the itinerary for your 7-day trip to this picturesque city.

What to do in Bergen?

This 7 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: Discovering Bergen's Historic Heart

Morning

Start your day at the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the historic wooden buildings and visit the Hanseatic Museum to learn about Bergen's trading history.

Afternoon

Head to the Bergenhus Fortress, one of the oldest and best-preserved fortresses in Norway. Visit the Rosenkrantz Tower and the Haakon's Hall within the fortress complex.

Evening

Stroll around the Fish Market and try some fresh seafood at one of the stalls.


Day 2: Exploring Bergen's Natural Beauty

Morning

Take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for panoramic views of Bergen. Enjoy a hike on one of the many trails on the mountain.

Afternoon

Visit the Bergen Aquarium and get up close with a variety of marine life. Take a leisurely walk in the nearby Nordnes Park.

Evening

Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Bergen Harbor, watching the boats go by.


Day 3: Day Trip to Sognefjord

Full Day

Take a day trip to Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Enjoy a fjord cruise and marvel at the stunning natural beauty. Visit the village of Flåm and take the famous Flåm Railway for a scenic train ride.


Day 4: Exploring Bergen's Museums

Morning

Visit the Bergen Art Museum, home to a vast collection of Norwegian and international art.

Afternoon

Explore the Bergen Maritime Museum and learn about Norway's seafaring history. Visit the Bergen Science Centre and engage in interactive exhibits.

Evening

Enjoy a performance at the Bergen National Opera.


Day 5: Day Trip to Hardangerfjord

Full Day

Take a day trip to Hardangerfjord, known as the 'Queen of the Fjords.' Visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and learn about Norway's wildlife and nature. Take a hike to the Vøringsfossen waterfall, one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway.


Day 6: Relaxing Day in Bergen

Morning

Visit the Bergen Botanical Garden and enjoy the diverse plant life.

Afternoon

Take a leisurely walk in the Nygård Park, the largest park in Bergen. Visit the Leprosy Museum and learn about Bergen's history in the treatment of leprosy.

Evening

Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Blue Stone, a popular meeting place in Bergen.


Day 7: Farewell to Bergen

Morning

Visit the Bergen Cathedral and attend a morning service if you wish.

Afternoon

Take a last stroll around the city, visit some souvenir shops at the Bryggen Wharf.

Evening

Enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Bergen's fine restaurants, trying local delicacies such as Bergen fish soup or Klippfisk (dried and salted cod).


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