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Bergen the old capital of Norway
Information about Bergen and western Norway

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Hotels in Bergen

                                                  Bergen 1790

Bergen was founded by King Olav Kyrre around 1070.Bryggen - world heritage
The city’s oldest urban development and financial centre throughout medieval times was located on Bryggen. The earliest recorded buildings were singel-storey post structures, set in parallel rows up from the shore which in the 11th century lay about 140 metres further inland from today’s quayfront. As the need for storage space increased, the buildings were extended into the harbour.
By the 13th century, Bergen was an important centre for European trade, for the kingdom and the church.         Photo: University of Bergen.

Read more about The World Heritage.  Site of Bryggen which is all that remains of an ancient wharf on the east side of Bergen’s central harbour – Vågen. 


Håkonshallen Klikk for mer info ! Medival banqueting hall. National heritage monoment, erected by king Håkon Håkonsson 1247 - 1261. Bergen was at this time centre of political life in Norway.



Photo  :  University of Bergen

Mariakirken, St Mary’s Church holds a special position in the history of Bergen. The first high mass in the church was held in the middle of the 12th century, something that tells us that the church is in fact the oldest remaining building in Bergen.

Mariakirken had, and still has a central location in town. Still, it had a far more dominating position in medieval Bergen, when the country’s centre of power was a stone’s throw away. Pictures from St Mary's Church.

Maria Church in Bergen

St Maria Church in Bergen

Welcome to Bergen.

Bergen is easy to get to, from other places in Norway and from abroad. Thanks to direct air routes from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Aberdeen and London, you only need to change flight once to reach Bergen from far-away destinations. You can also take the direct sea route from Hanstholm in Denmark and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England, as well as from the Faeroe Islands, Iceland and Shetland.

Bergen inner Harbour. View from the mountain Fløien. Photo Fløibanen.

Today oil, gass, different kind of fish products and salmon are the most important products for export.

Fishmarket in Bergen

Fishmarket in Bergen.   Photo: Huseby Skole

The tourism in the region of Bergen is expanding, due to the offers and hard work from the different costal express ships and the hotels in the region. Many of the hotels are situted in a region with world-famous fjords and high mountains. Take a look at the web sites of the different hotels. 

Here you find the webpage of the Lysøen Museum, the home of the world-famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull.

The presentation of Troldhaugen will give you an introduction to the life and music of the composer Edvard Grieg and where he lived and worked.

This presentation of the Siljustøl Museum is intended to give an insight into the life and music of the composer Harald Sæverud, and to invite you to a visit in his home at Siljustøl. We hope this will inspire you to pay us a visit.

A trip of 8 minutes with Fløibanen Klikk for mer info ! takes you to top of the montain Fløien. Here you have a fantastic view over Bergen and the surrounding scenery. Take a look  here.

Photo: Fløibanen.

Ulriksbanen Cable Car You can also take a trip with cable car Ulrikbanen  Klikk for mer info !. This is an exciting and different presentation of Bergen, offering delightful and surprising cultural and historical highlight. But first and foremost this is a visual deleight.
Photo: VisitBergen.com

Here you find pictures of the fish market. You may prefer to make a journey with the famost Hurtigruten Klikk for mer info !. The journey starts in Bergen and ends in Kirkenes.


Whether you are planning a long holiday or just a short break. Fjord Tours AS  is guaranteed to have an adventure trip to suit you.

Photo: Per Eide.

There are many ways of travelling on Hurtigruten, and a round voyage is just one of them. What is more, a round voyage can be taken in several different ways,all with the common feature of a cabin and full board included in the package price.  
The world`s most beautiful voyage with Hurtigruten. 
Hurtigruten in Trollfjord

If you want to rent a boat for a hollyday, take a look at this meny.

You can rent a "rorbu" cabin to go fishing or just relax, enjoy our fantastic scenery and keep a low pulse. Here you find some examples.

Here you find local travel informations from different parts of Norway.

Here you can study pictures from the world of the Norway fjords: Jostedalsbreen, Geirangerfjord, Trollkyrkja and other places, made by Norway Fjordlands Photos, Peter Visontay.

Back in history, people from Western Norway often sailed toward the west in longboats, to plunder and conquer. Today we are much more wecome to make the journey by  journey by Smyril Line Klikk for mer info !.

You can make a journey in the fjords on the famous sailing sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl Klikk for mer info !


Statsraad Lehmkuhl

        Statsraad Lehmkuhl at sea.(klick for more pictures!)                Photo:   Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Bergen Aquarium   Klikk for mer info ! is the oldest aquarium in Norway. Each year about 230 000 people visit the aquarium is situated at the end of Nordnes point. The nearest neighbor is the  Norwegian Institute of Marine research.


             We wish you a pleasant stay in the western Norway.

If you are going to stay in Norway for a while, you can study Map of Norway 

Here you find the international pages: Visit Norway.

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