Explore local traditions and history at more than 60 different attractions in Bergen. In Bergen you can visit popular attractions like Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Bergen Aqaurium or the famous Fish Market.
Bryggen is one of the biggest attractions in Bergen. Bryggen is included on Unesco’s list of World Heritage and is an important part of the city. To stroll through Bryggen’s narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era. Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city.
Today, there are several attractions in the Bryggen area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress as well as many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts.
During the summer you can take a shuttle bus from the popular Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene to Norwegian Fisheries Museum. The ticket includes entry to all three museums. (The price is the same as if you just bought an entry ticket to the Hanseatic Museum). Tickets to Museum Shuttle bus is available to book online.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, just outside the center, was the famous composer Edvard Grieg’s home for 22 years and is also one of the popular attractions in Bergen. The decor in the living rooms is Grieg’s own from 1907. In the summer you can enjoy a visit to the museum and include a lunchtime concert. Tickets can be bought online. The concerts are very popular and we recommend you buy your ticket in advance. Bergen has an impressive collection of unique Norwegian and international art treasures ranging from the classical to the contemporary. The collections are housed in a row of galleries lining the picturesque Lille Lungegårdsvann lake in the heart of the city with major collections of Munch, Tidemand and Gude, Picasso as well as contemporary art, craft and design, a unique Chinese collection and, not least, the silver collection at KODE.
Until the 1830s, Bergen was the biggest town in Norway and the largest in Scandinavia for a period during the Middle Ages. The reason for this was that Bergen was a major European trading and seafaring port and one of the Hanseatic merchants’ four most important trading centres. The buildings of the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, some of them older than Bryggen, and a harbor with traditional boats creates a beautiful setting for the stories about fishing traditions in Norway. During the summer you can take the Heritage Mini Cruise with Beffen to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum. Tickets for sale online.