10 awesome things to do in Bergen

10 awesome things to do in Bergen.


Before we get know things to do in Bergen, we need to answer the question, how expensive is Bergen?

According to statistical data, consumer prices in Bergen are similar to consumer prices in Oslo, but accommodation in Bergen is considerably (around 20%) cheaper than in Oslo.

When we look closer, we see that this is oversimplification:

– meal in inexpensive restaurant is around 5.26% cheaper in Bergen than in Oslo,

– water 13.07% cheaper,

– loaf of fresh white bread 30.1% cheaper,

– regular eggs 21.81% cheaper,

– local cheese 13.34% cheaper,

– chicken fillets 23.23% cheaper,


– tomato 19.36% more expensive,

– onion 58.63% more expensive.

Not only this. Hotels in Oslo are available, while hotels in Bergen might be difficult to find.

Rock & metal music fans have a good taste and do not take a shit. Cost of traveling depends of your lifestyle and consumer habits. It means that Bergen can be too expensive for somebody, while Oslo surprisingly cheap for somebody else. We are not able to draft good generalization based on statistical data.


Why do we actually talk about Norwegian prices on blog dedicated for rock music fans? It turns out that things to do in Bergen boils down to the rock culture (this logic).

Basically, rock’n’roll save our soul, so now we can travel easily.

We want to have fun and joy, we want to embark into life – changing journey, dream, fight and win. Be free.

Any lonely wolfs out there?

They don’t know the way that I’m feeling
They don’t know the depth of my rage
I am like the wolf that is prowling
Hey, I won’t be found in a cage

Judas Priest “Lone Wolf”

Oslo is a fantastic city. Google will not tell you that. Type any related phrase into web browser and you will see that you are adviced to shorten your stay in Oslo, because there are, allegedly, better places to explore in Norway. Interesting. I’ve listened to Google’s advice and this is my fault. Without bullshit, learn more about Oslo.

Now the good question is, can the previous Norwegian Capital (Bergen, XIII century) stand the comparison with the current Norwegian Capital (Oslo, from 1300), taking into consideration all the things to do in Bergen?

It depends of your preferences.


1. Medieval Bergen old town called Bryggen is the nicest place to go in the first order.

Well done presentation of Bryggen,
source: Allthegoodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCNSA7ZmHFI

2. Indulge yourself in a classy museum dedicated to Hanseatic period of Bergen history.

Take some high-class cultural experience,
source: Ivan Tang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixz5KQLXzJo

3. Due to its history, the most significant shopping centre in Bergen is called Fish Market, but you can find there much more stuff than only mouthwatering fishes.

Grab some souvenirs for friends and family,
source: allthegoodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTuHxnUFuDU

4. Enjoy he best panorama view over Bergen from Floibanen funicular. Unforgettable scenery!

Excellent Norwegian infrastructure,
source: Allthegoodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9O-Hx_4GBg

5. Fjords, of course. There are 4 different fjords that you can explore easily from Bergen.

Take a short glimpse into 4 fjords around Bergen,
source: visitBergencom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67tygcWi16I

6. Fishing in Sognefjord can be satisfying and rewarding. Please take this video easy, as it shows a genuine, realistic fishing.

True fishing in the Sognefjord by Bergen,
source: Martin Knaack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVqdD2dvYdQ

7. Kayaking in Alverstraumen, you can do this! Stay strong and keep heavy!

Come on, be a man!
source: Odd-Rune Bekkum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q98x2xoOvDk

8. Undredal is a proposition for HammerFall fans, but not only. This charming village located close to Bergen is worth to visit in sake of its authentic folklore. Check it out.

Combining Undredal with Nærøyfjord is always a great idea,
source: Kultur Varder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYQ-9lzfDsw

9. There are 7 mountains around Bergen but the Mount Ulriken is the highest one.

Hiking at Mount Ulriken,
source: Martin Velsvik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5F3x_Y8UMc

10. The best left for the end. Taking a train ride with Flam Railway is an opportunity to experience out of this world landscape.

BBC News knows how to show what really matters in Flam Railway,
source: BBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUDjkUJiwEA


Oslo or Bergen?

Although relatively small town, there is abundance of awesome things to do in Bergen (regarding both landscapes and landmarks). I think that there is more culture to explore in Oslo, but Bergen is also more than worth to visit.

However, if you fail to find a hotel in Bergen, but you can see a nice place to stay in Oslo, the choice would be easy – Oslo.

If you ever decide to travel (hey, let’s go now!), let’s start planning your trip with our website – you could find there everything what you need, including reasonable hotels in Bergen.

Author: Sam O’Black