Guided tour

Bergen: Historic Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: I Love Bergen

Bergen: Historic Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: I Love Bergen

From US$ 15.14 per person

Get a comprehensive overview of Bergen's main historical sites during this guided walking tour. Learn about the rich history of Bergen as you explore the old palace and the merchant district.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about Bergen's incredible history
  • Pass through the famous sites
  • Keep it short and sweet so you stay warm and dry
Full description
Looking for a short walk that will provide you with a comprehensive overview of Bergen's main historic sites? This walk is for you! This winter-special walk (September-May) will keep you (mostly) out of the rain and cold as we wander through the two main historic sites in Bergen: the fortress and Bryggen. It's also only one hour, so you aren't outside for too long. The walk is at a gentle pace, so it's suitable for everybody. In one hour, you will walk through Bergen's old palace and around Bergen's merchant district. Bergen was founded in 1070 as the main commercial city in Scandinavia, and it remained the most important trading city until the 16th century. For around 100 years, Bergen was also Norway's capital. At the fortress you see remains from the palace, the Danish & Swedish unions, and the Nazi occupation. Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage-listed wharf Bryggen is famous for the Hanseatic League that lived there for about 400 years. This merchant district was the main point of export for stockfish (dried cod), and here the Hanseatic League (a German male society/guild) enjoyed special privileges and a unique lifestyle. These two historic locations are best explored with a guide, and our guides will provide you with a historic overview of Bergen and better understanding of why this city is so special. We only talk about history on this tour. If you want to combine history with everyday life and modern times, join our Past & Present tour instead. If you want to go off the beaten path, this tour can be combined with our Nordnes tour (which runs immediately after this tour).
  • Certified, English-speaking guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet by the sign for the Rosenkrantz Tower.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  • Please dress appropriately - while we do our best to avoid the rain and wind, winter can have unpredictable and harsh weather.
Customer reviews

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October 13, 2022

informative history tour about Bergen and Norway. A history crash course in 1 hour

November 7, 2022

Magda is really nice and friendly. Everything went smooth and well. Length of the tour is just about right in presence of weather and sometimes time that you have before your flight, as in our case. Strong recommendation ;)

November 22, 2022


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