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Our most recommended Bergen Walking tours

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

1. Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

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.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

2. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Bergen and travels by car to Nærøy Valley. To reach the valley, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva with its impressive 13 hairpin bends that offer unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil 2-hour sail along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord.  As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and visit the stunning Stegastein viewpoint before continuing the tour to Undredal, a charming little village on the shore of Aurlandsfjord. With a population of just 100 people, but over 500 goats, the town is famous for its goat cheese which is still produced in the traditional way.  Learn about the production of goat cheese, then visit the House of Cheese where a typical Nordic lunch of white and brown goat cheese, goat salami, sour cream, cloudberry jam, crispbread, and fruit juice awaits. After lunch, head to the Old Stave Church, which was built in 1147, and is the smallest church still in use in all of Scandinavia. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bergen.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

3. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

4. Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

Make the most of your time in Bergen with a guided tour of the city center, a Fjord cruise, and a trip on the Mount Fløyen Funicular. Take this tour all year round, accompanied by an expert local guide.  See the sights in Bergen, including the Fish Market, the Hanseatic quarter (Bryggen), St. Mary's Church, Bergenhus Fortress, and Mount Fløyen. Cruise along the Cityfjord, Salhusfjord and Kvernafjord. Be wowed by the views as you travel between mountains and the shallow and narrow Alversund strait. Then hop on the Fløibanen Funicular, the only railway of its kind in Norway and one of the country’s best-known attractions. Take in amazing panoramic views over the fjord and the city of Bergen once you reach the top—an unmissable photo opportunity.

Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

5. Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

After being picked up from your hotel, you can begin your journey to Gudvangen. Stop at the Tvinde Waterfall before heading to Stalheim and board the "Future of the fjords" electric ship to Flåm in Gudvangen. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe and your journey to Flåm will take about 2 hours. The boat is battery operated and high-comfort, with large windows and a good patio. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was incorporated on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by high mountains, and is a beautiful sight both in summer and winter. Flåm is a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls, and narrow valleys. It is a  beautiful area to simply wander around, and whilst there you can also visit the Flåm Railway Museum. From Flåm the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest regular-track railway tracks. The 20-kilometer-long train journey gives you a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent of Norwegian mountain nature, including the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall. At Myrdal Station, your train will swap to the Bergen Railway which will take you to Voss. From there, a car will return you back to Bergen.

Bergen 3-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Bergen 3-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

 Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Take a walk through the picturesque and stunning city of Bergen, and admire its old streets, historic buildings and harbor. This popular destination is surrounded by mountains, fjords and the ocean and offers up some of the most scenic views in the world. On this 3-hour audio-guided tour you’ll learn about the Bergen Internasjonale Kultursenter and visit the massive Bergen Fortress during your walk around the vibrant city. In addition you’ll see the Galleri Allmenningen AS, Grieg Hall, the Bergen Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Academic Quarter, the Bergen Theatre (Bergen Kino) and the Performing Arts Center (Bit Teatergarasjen).

Bergen op Zoom: Escape Tour

7. Bergen op Zoom: Escape Tour

Escape from historic Bergen op Zoom during this exhilarating smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the story of the fictional Jan II van Glymes and help him find a hidden passage out of Bergen op Zoom. Get lost in the story of Jan who is married and had 13 children with his wife, but is said have fathered more children. Concerned by a rumor that one of his rogue sons is looking to take revenge, Jan suddenly need to flee the city. Help Jan to thwart the intentions of his son by finding clues and checking off tasks to help you reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Enjoy a game that you can start at anytime. Keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center as you walk along. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour.

Bergen Shore Excursion: Bergen Walking Tour

8. Bergen Shore Excursion: Bergen Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Bergen Tourist Information Center and together with a small group of 15 people or fewer, embark on a 3-hour walking tour of the compact center of Bergen. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen, where the streets are lined with historic commercial buildings facing the harbor. Pass old wooden houses and walk down cobblestone streets as your guide fills you in on the past and present of Bergen. Stroll down the Wharf and take the opportunity to ask your guide questions about Bergen.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Excellent guide. Thorough knowledge of the city and happy to answer all questions about the city and Norway. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

The tour was a bit more off-the-beaten path, and the tour guide had good knowledge of the city and its history. Quite enjoyable!

Magda was a great guide, took me to some parts of the city I hadn't explored yet. Her restaurant suggestions were spot on!

Beyond expectation. A lot of varied information from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Small group.

Great tour, Antonio was extremely knowledgeable, all the family enjoyed it.