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Bergen Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Bergen Neighborhood 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 the Rosenkrantz Tower, a building inside the Bergenhus Fortress. 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: Private Tour with a Local

2. Bergen: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Bergen with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Bergen: Historic Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. Bergen: Historic Highlights Guided Walking Tour

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).

From Bergen: Self-Guided Sognefjord Trip

4. From Bergen: Self-Guided Sognefjord Trip

Discover the incredible scenery of Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, as you enjoy a train journey through one of the world's most stunning mountain ranges. Take a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the Jotunheimen mountains, as you combine a scenic boat journey along the Sognefjord with an awe-inspiring train ride on the Flåm Railway. Absorb the breathtaking views on one of the world's steepest train journeys, as you spiral in and out of the mountains down to the fjord. Savor the dramatic landscape of one of Norway's most beautiful areas, and immerse yourself in the unique cultural attractions within the fjord.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

5. 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.

Bergen: Night Segway Tour

6. Bergen: Night Segway Tour

Appreciate Bergen in a completely different on this fun 2-hour Segway tour. Begin the tour right the cruise terminal then embark on your journey through the city's historic narrow streets. Reach more places than you would on foot, guided by the expertise of your informative guide who will point out the most important sights. Ride up to the top of Mount Fløyen, the most famous of Bergen's 7 mountains. Admire the stunning panoramas over the city and stop for some incredible photo opportunities. Segway tours are a unique way to enjoy a guided tour of the entire city as you maneuver through the historic streets of Bergen.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 115 reviews

Magda was an excellent guide, she made the tour really interesting and enjoyable. It was at a good pace but covered lots of topics and I’m so glad I did this . With only 1 day in Bergen I felt like I got a good insight and plenty of recommendations of how to make the most of my time.

our guide Neil has a lot of knowledge of Bergen's history and through his stories we kind of travelled through time and myths of the city. it was a magnificent tour. thank you Neil. see you next time

Well organised. Our guide Sabela was very knowledgeable about the history of the town, organised interesting places to visit, answered all our questions related to the tour. Thank you.

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

Was heel leuk en gezellig . Veel gehoord en gezien ! Tommy bedankt!