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From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

1. From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

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 outside the Bergenhus Fortress at the address Bradbenken 1. 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: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

3. Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

See some of the oldest and most relevant historic sites in Bergen, including the medieval fortress that served as the seat of Norwegian power in the 13th century and the colorful emblematic Bryggen wharf that made the city thrive as a successful trading center. Get glimpses of how the city looked like in the old days when you sail past the old wooden warehouses in Skuteviken and Sandviken, and marvel at the luxury residences blossoming on top of skerries at Måseskjæret or springing out from the mountainside at Verftet. Hard to spot otherwise, you will 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 and returning back to the Fish Market and the very heart of Bergen. m/s Eric Bloodaxe is a modern sightseeing boat with a spacious outdoor deck, a cozy lounge inside and a stunning view from the panoramic deck. The vessel has a capacity of 75 passengers, is adapted for wheelchair users on the main deck, and there is also space for strollers. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments are sold in the boat's bars. The vessel is named after Norway's second king and Viking ruler, Eric I Haraldsson (885AD - 954AD) nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe.

Bergen's Highlights & Bryggens Museum on Foot (Easy Walk)

4. Bergen's Highlights & Bryggens Museum on Foot (Easy Walk)

Combine the highlights of Bergen’s historic neighbourhood with an entrance to the Bryggens Museum on this easy walking tour that will keep you (mostly) out of the rain and cold. The first part of the walk will take you around the Bergenhus Fortress. Here you will see the medieval buildings Håkons Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower while learning about 1,000 years of Bergen history – the Golden Age, Danish & Swedish unions, independence & Nazi occupation. The comprehensive walk around the fortress will also provide you with inside into Bergen’s unique culture and heritage. We then walk to Bryggen, Bergen’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This has been a trading harbour since Bergen was founded in 1070 and was the mainstay of the German Hanseatic League for 400 years. These preserved wooden structures are the best surviving medieval pier in all of Northern Europe. The last part of the tour will take you inside the Bryggens Museum, with an included entrance and visit. Your local guide will introduce you to the museum, explain the archaeological excavations, and show you some of the museum’s highlights. A major highlight are the runic inscriptions – small carvings on wood with messages from 900 years ago. You can also see finds from Bergen’s trading heritage. The tour ends in the museum, giving you as much time as you like to explore independently. The pacing of the walk is easy, with no uphill or stairs. The walk is also mostly undercover, making it perfect for those rainy days. The walk goes for 90 minutes and shows you all the major highlights 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.

Pocket Bryggen: A Self-Guided Audio tour in Bergen

6. Pocket Bryggen: A Self-Guided Audio tour in Bergen

Bergen’s historic harbour district, Bryggen, has long been an important part of Norway’s history. In the 12th century, the area flourished as an economic centre under the commercial domination of the Hanseatic League, a medieval merchants’ guild originating in Germany, but its survival was threatened over the centuries. On this walking tour, I’ll shed light on some of the area’s rich and complex history, and tell you how Bryggen rose from the ashes to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Starting and ending in front of the harbour, this tour takes you through the Bryggen Hansa Quarter. Along the way, you’ll learn about the commercial area’s medieval origins, and its quick expansion. You’ll walk through its narrow wooden streets, hearing about the iconic architecture around you. I’ll also tell you about the daily working life of the Hanseatic merchants and the struggles they faced, the stockfish trade that made the area commercially rich, and the tense relations between Norwegians and the Hanseatic community. I’ll also show you the district’s main landmarks, like the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Assembly Rooms, St. Mary’s Church, Bryggens Museum, and Kjøbmandsstuen (an old Hanseatic Merchant’s Hall). On this Bryggen walking tour, you’ll have the chance to: • Find out why Norwegians despised Bryggen until the first half of the 1900s • See where the medieval ”red light district” once was • Discover where the statue of ”the naked truth” is • Learn what a king cod is and where the name comes from • Find out why part of Bryggen is made from wood and another part was rebuilt with bricks • Imagine what life was like for Hanseatic merchants in the 1400s This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to delve deeper into Bergen’s history while enjoying a leisurely walk through the streets of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join me on this hour-long tour to meet Bryggen’s medieval merchants and fishermen, and hear their stories!

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What people are saying about St. Mary's Church, Bergen

The cruise we booked originally was cancelled last minute as there was an engine issue with the boat but the company arranged an alternative trip or we could have a refund if wanted. We opted for the alternative trip. The Mostraumen & Osterfjord cruise was truly breathtaking with magnificent views of the rugged cliffs, quaint villages & hamlets dotted along the banks reminiscent of ‘Moominvalley’ and beautiful waterfalls everywhere we looked. I cannot comment on The Alversund Streams cruise, I’m sure it is wonderful but we were not disappointed with the alternative cruise provided.

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!

Our Guide was perfect! Extremely knowledgeable, and shared it in an consideration and entertaining manner. Friendly to be sure! He reflects his pride in Bergen and Norway beautifully. Thank you again, Get your Guide!!

Friendly guide with a lot of knowledge, which he shared willingly. Answered our questions. The meeting point is not clearly specified.

A fantastic experience, in the most beautiful weather.