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to do in Bergen by Isla Campell
If you're looking for one
all-encompassing destination that combines the best features of Norway,
Bergen could be just the place. This picturesque city is a haven for history
lovers, with monuments and traditions dating back as far as the 11th century
when Bergen was founded, and you only have to step outside of the city
limits to be confronted with spectacular fjords and hills, making Bergen
a convenient starting point for walking tours too.
|Whether you're visiting
Bergen for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied
during your time in this historic city. While the UNESCO-listed old city
centre of Bryggen is well worth a visit to see fine examples of architecture,
modern Bergen itself is equally appealing, and home to just as many cultural
To get a sweeping overview
of Bergen's history and significance as Norway's second largest city, there
are a few sights that can be considered essential items on your itinerary.
These include the medieval fortress of Bergenhus and Håkon's Hall,
historically the largest and most important royal residence in 13th century
Norway that, like many of the country's old buildings, is still remarkably
well preserved today.
|Music lovers should also
be sure to visit the fascinating and beautiful home of composer Edvard
Grieg at Troldhaugen, designed by Grieg's cousin and now operating as a
museum to the nation's best loved composer. Meanwhile, a trip to the Bryggens
Museum is the closest you'll get to stepping back in time and experiencing
the Bergen of old. That's not to say Bergen is just a destination for history
buffs though, with many modern attractions being just as well suited to
families with kids, such as Bergen Aquarium which is one of the largest
Your experience of Bergen
shouldn't be limited to the city itself, with some of the best experiences
in the region lying in the surrounding areas.
Taking a fjord cruise can
be a relaxing way to marvel at the incredible scenery on day trips from
your Bergen hotel, while a trip on the quaint Flåm Railway is another
chance to connect with the past.
If you're keen to live like
a local in Bergen, be sure to beat the crowds to the fish market (Fisketorget)
to find the best catches of the day, and bring an umbrella whatever time
of the year you're visiting, so you won't be caught out by the unpredictable
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HOTELS IN BERGEN, HORDALAND, WESTERN FJORDS, NORWAY
browsing Bergen Hotels
Bergen's only city centre
hotel that is not part of a hotel chain, which is reassuring as you can
be sure that your hosts are genuinely interested in doing their best for
their guests. The oldest part of the hotel was built in the Art Nouveau
style in 1909 and has been owned by the Smørås family since
1919. Since then the hotel has expanded, incorporating old neighbouring
houses and building new wings. In recent years, it has undergone extensive
modernisation. Guests can enjoy both a pleasant "old-fashioned" lounge
and modern, award-winning interiors. Its highly conscious use of colours
and fittings helps make the Augustin a hotel out of the ordinary. Art is
important to the hotel's owners and this is apparent throughout the hotel,
not merely in the specially designed award-winning doors but also in its
many original works of art, mostly by Norwegian artists.
Western Hotell Hordaheimen, Bergen
Enjoy friendly hospitality
at an affordable price while staying at this three Star Bergen, Norway
hotel. The Best Western Hotell Hordaheimen, where customer satisfaction,
a convenient location and an affordable price are the priority. Situated
in the heart of Norway's second largest city, this Bergen area hotel offers
88 well-appointed guest rooms, guest laundry, some business facilities
and meeting/banquet facilities. Start the morning off with a complimentary
full breakfast featuring delicious home-made foods before exploring all
that Bergen has to offer.
Hotel Admiral, Bergen
Clarion Hotel Admiral is
located in central Bergen, close to Bryggen, Mariakirken, and Hanseatic
Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Grieg Hall and Mt. Floyen.
The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Restaurant. You can
also sit out on the fantastic jetty and admire the finest view in Bergen
while you enjoy your meals. The function rooms are perfect for special
events of all kinds for 2–150 people, and the Lobby Bar is the ideal place
to enjoy a great cup of coffee or a quiet drink. If you would prefer to
eat in your room, then take a look at the 24-hour room service menu.
Hotel Holberg, Bergen
The beautiful Comfort Hotel
Holberg is ideally located close to the harbor and is near the Bergen Aquarium
(Avkariet i Bergen), the Torget i Bergen fish market, the Bergen Art Museum
(Bergen Kunstmuseum), the Norges Fiskerimuseum fishing history museum and
the Hanseatic Wharf, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The Bergen
Airport (Bergen lufthavn) is just minutes from this Bergen, Norway hotel.
Additional area points of interest include Mount Ulriken, the Bergen Cathedral
(Bergen Domkirke), the unique Fløibanen cable car up Mount Fløyen
and Håkon's Hall (Håkonshallen). Inside this Bergen, Norway
hotel, guests will experience a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The guests
will enjoy the famous Scandinavian buffet breakfast, which is included
in most room rates.
This central Bergen hotel
is only 500 metres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen. It offers
free Wi-Fi and a guest lounge with fireplace and flat-screen TV. The simple
guest rooms at P-Hotels Bergen have a work desk and a TV. A small breakfast
package is delivered to the room each morning. Guests can relax with a
drink in the pub, which is housed in the same building. There is also a
popular nightclub next door. Bergen Central Station is less than 10 minutes’
walk from the Bergen P-Hotel, and the Flesland Airport shuttle bus stops
only 300 metres away.
Blu Hotel Norge, Bergen
Large and centrally located
hotel in Bergen. Adjacent to the city park, and within walking distance
of the historical sites and modern shopping districts. The rooms are all
equipped to the very highest standards. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms
and rooms for disabled persons. Facilities include TV, radio, telephone,
mini bar and room service, restaurants, bars, nightclub. The hotel has
a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, solarium and well-equipped fitness room.
The airport bus stops just outside the hotel. Ole Bull Restaurant with
its view of the pulsating city life serves delicious buffet lunches and
local as well as national delicacies from an extensive à la carte
menu. A perfect venue for groups and family gatherings.
Brygge Hotel Bergen
Situated at the foot of
the Sandviksfjellet Mountain, this hotel is overlooking the wharf in the
charming district of Sandviken. It offers free Wi-Fi and a large terrace.
All guest rooms at Sandviken Brygge Hotel have a work desk, a tea/coffee
maker and satellite TV. Some guest rooms offer mountain views. Dreyers
Restaurant offers an à la carte menu, a variety of tapas and seafood
dishes. Attractions such as the Fløibanen funicular railway and
the Bergen city centre are only 2 km away. The Stolzekleiven Hiking Trail
is also nearby.
Choose the Scandic Bergen
City hotel and enjoy a central Bergen location. Do business in the conference
centre or see a film at the Bergen Cinema next door. Unwind in Restaurant
Amalie and City Bar. Bergen museums and attractions are just a few blocks
away. Dine in the Restaurant Amalie or spend the evening in the City Bar.
Take the family to the Bergen Cinema next door and enjoy nearby Bergen
attractions from the Aquarium to the Galleriet Shopping Centre.