Guided tour

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

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43 reviews

Activity provider: I Love Bergen

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

Activity provider: I Love Bergen
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Visit Bergen's most popular attractions but also the secret spots only locals know about on this guided walk through the past and present.

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  • Explore Bergen's fortress and historic wharf area
  • Visit alleys and walk through areas only the locals know about
  • Learn about Bergen's history as an important trading hub
  • Find out more about the vibrant cultural scene of the city
  • Discover what it is like to live in the city today
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Discover the historic sights and local hotspots of Bergen on a guided walking tour through the city. Learn about the city's history and modern life with your expert local guide. Meet at Håkons Hall, a banquet hall from 1260 that is the only building left from Bergen's time as the capital of Norway. Begin by learning about Bergen's royal and political past and explore the mighty fortress of the city.

Take a short walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the narrow alleys and explore over 500 years of history, and maybe you'll even get to sample what the Hanseatic merchant of the past traded here. After learning about the history of the city, it's time to go off the beaten path. Wander through the narrow alleys in the historic residential neighborhood, where you'll learn about Bergen's wooden architecture, life as an average person in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also what it's like to live here today. The last part of the tour will take you past some of Bergen's most popular eateries, where you can learn more about the vibrant city life and what Norwegians love to eat. Pass the Floibanen funicular station, so by the time you end at the tourist office, you'll be full of ideas for what to do in Bergen for the rest of your stay.

  • Walking tour of Bergen
  • Expert guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the museum entrance to Håkons Hall, a building inside the Bergen Fortress.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that you will walk on uneven cobblestone paths, and there are some places where we walk uphill
  • The tour will take place regardless of the weather
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4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

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We had an enlightening 2 hours of walk & chat in Bergen . From the Bergen castle to Bryggen & subsequently along the streets of Bergen , our guide led us , touching history , modern life style , Norwegian view of living & many more . She even carried a pack of dried fish to let us taste . She was informative & humorous . We enjoyed thoroughly . .

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June 24, 2022

Emma was amazing! This tour was great. We had no idea of Bergen before and now we feel like we got to know a lot. The „behind the scenes“ part was amazing, leaving the tourist hotspots and walking into the living area was du much fun. Thank you for the „Schillingsbollen“ these were really the best ones everrrrr

June 24, 2022


Emma was great! Shared some interesting history, cultural insights, and some funny stories. Very much enjoyed this tour.

June 29, 2022

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