Awesome Things to Do in Bergen Norway

Berlin is a small city on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by stones and located next to the deepest and longest fjord in the country.

Although only 220,000 people live here, there is surprisingly much to see and do in this small town. You can spend days here hiking through the natural surroundings, relaxing on a fjord cruise, eating fresh seafood and learning about its long history. I stayed for three days during my visit and felt like I could have stayed longer. It is beautiful, historic and full of delicious food.

1. Take a Free Walking Tour

The first thing I do when I get to a new place is a free walk. They are the best way to get acquainted with the location of the country, see the main sights and meet a local expert who can answer all my questions.

Nordic Freedom Tours organizes regular tours in English and Spanish. It covers all the highlights and introduces you to the city. Just make sure to tip your guide at the end!

2. See the Fish Market

Bergen’s fish market dates back to the 13th century. For centuries it has been the center for local fishermen to sell their fresh fish and seafood. Fishermen from the area used to row to the market and then home the same day, and traditionally some even sold the catch of the day directly from their boats.

Nowadays, the market is on land, but it is still the ideal place to buy fresh seafood, as well as local berries, fruits and vegetables. The indoor area of the market was opened in 2012 and is open all year round (the outdoor market opens on May 1 for the summer).

If you want to try local delicacies, there are also many restaurants and food stalls. Just pay attention to your budget, as the prices range from NOK 130 for an appetizer to about NOK 290 for a main course.

3. Visit the Maritime Museum

Bergen has been heavily dependent on maritime trade since its foundation in the 11th century. You can spend an afternoon at this museum to learn more about the city’s maritime history, which stretches over 2,000 years. It was founded in 1914 and is one of the oldest specialized museums in Norway.

The building itself is made of stone and glass with an impressive architectural design and is a short walk from the city center. The exhibits include full-size ships, paintings, films, artifacts, original maps and some 18th-century cannons.

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