Bergen is also a European City of Culture, with many cultural events throughout the year. A city is worth exploring on foot. Strolling around old streets and alleyways where people have lived for centuries is like a fairy-tale. You will see higgledy-piggledy small wooden houses, cobbled streets with stone steps in the steepest parts and flowers everywhere. Stop off at the Fish Market to mingle with the crowds. Stroll along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s many museums and galleries. Troldhaugen, the home of composer Edward Grieg, is also open for visitors all year. And it’s not far from the city centre to Mt. Fløyen, Mt. Ulriken or another of the seven mountains that form the backdrop to the city. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.
Visit the Tourist Information at the Fish Market for more tips what to do in Bergen, to buy the Bergen Card, currency exchange, tickets for sightseeing, fjord tours and concerts, souvenirs and free brochures. The Tourist Information has long opening hours:
June-Aug: Daily 8.30-22
May and Sept: Daily 9-20
Rest of the year: Mon-Sat: 9-16
To explore Bergen in a practical and reasonable way, buy the Bergen Card.