Bergenhus Fortress

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From Bergen: Fjord Cruise to Spectacular Alversund Streams

1. From Bergen: Fjord Cruise to Spectacular Alversund Streams

Sail from Bergen to the Alversund Streams with this group boat tour. Set off from Bergen's famous Fish Market and marvel at views of the medieval fortress Bergenhus, St Mary's church and the colorful Bryggen Hanseatic wharf. Glide through beautiful Western Norwegian scenery at the City Fjord, Salhus Fjord and Kverna Fjord as you make your way towards the stunning Alversund Streams. Snap breathtaking photos of this amazing scenery. Relax, as the captain safely steers the boat through narrow sounds, deep fjords, a maze of islands and the powerful currents of the narrow Alversund channel.

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

2. 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: 2 Hour Segway Tour

3. Bergen: 2 Hour Segway Tour

Begin your 2-hour Segway tour by the cruise terminal and glide to the Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continue to the historic UNESCO World Heritage area of Bryggen before heading to the Fish Market. Ride your Segway to the Bergen Aquarium and then into Nordnes Park. Admire one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks, stretching as far as the west end of downtown. The tour continues up to the Monastery before you ride along several of Bergen’s classic alleyways in Galgebakken and Knøsesmauet. See Den Nationale Scene, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet. Head to Fjellveien, where you’ll have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding area.

Bergen: City Sightseeing Cruise

4. Bergen: City Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise the historical sites of Bergen on this group sightseeing tour, and get an idea of what the city looked like in the past when you would sail by old wooden warehouses in Skuteviken and Sandviken. Relax with a cold drink from the bar. Marvel at how the city has transformed with luxury residences blossoming on top of skerries at Måseskjæret or springing out from the mountainside at Verftet. Board the modern Eric Bloodaxe, a spacious sightseeing boat with an outdoor deck with panoramic views and a cozy lounge. Sail past the WW2 concrete ruins of the U-Boot Bunker Bruno, before waving at the locals bathing in the fjord at the historical Nordnes Sjøbad. Return to the Fish Market at the very heart of Bergen.

Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Bergenhus Fortress

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Super fun, saw lots of fjords and sailed under bridges throughout the Bergen area. All staff on board were very kind and we were able to sit inside or outside to enjoy the views. The gateway to the fjords did not disappoint!

was a great tour nice way to get to know Bergen in an intimate way. Emma was great and took you through not only the history of Bergen but experiences of living in Bergen.

A great way to learn about the history of the city while making it fun for the family. Our guide, Quailan was very knowledgeable.

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

Really good fun and see a lot in a short space of time.