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OFFICIAL GUIDE TO BERGEN AND THE REGION ENGLISH

BERGEN
THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY 2011

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com World Heritage City


EXPERIENCES

Visit the highest of the 7 mountains that Spend an hour in the wild Norwegian
surround Bergen. Let the cable car bring mountains. With bus and cable car the
you to the top, 643 metres above the Fish Ulriken643 experience is less then 30
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natural ingredients. All flavoured with fresh You haven’t really been in Bergen
mountain air and appetizing views. until you’ve been up Mount Ulriken!
Restaurants
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The best view in Bergen!

www.floibanen.no
Vetrlidsallmenningen 21, n-5014 bergen
tel: (+47) 55 33 68 00 fax: (+47) 55 33 68 01
e-mail: info@floibanen.no - Visit us on facebook
Restaurants
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the fløibanen funicular, bergen’s most popular attraction, runs from the city centre
to Mount fløyen and the trip takes about seven minutes. from the impressive view-
ing area, you can admire magnificent views of the city, the surrounding mountains
and fjords. in addition to many walking trails, there is also a restaurant, café,
souvenir shop and play area for children. the fløibanen funicular, which is the only
one of its kind in Scandinavia, runs every day all year. in summer, it runs from early
morning until midnight, and until 23.00 the rest of the year.

“Walk like a Norwegian” is a Treasure hunt on Mount Fløyen.


guided walk on Mount fløyen. learn take the children on an exciting activity
about local history while enjoying for the whole family. equipped with
the view and the scenery. the walk your own treasure map and sturdy
is organised every day at 15.00 footwear, you are ready to explore the
from 13 June to 14 august, and nature of Mount fløyen and give your
starts at the funicular’s top station. children an exciting experience on the
Remember to wear sturdy footwear. mountain. the trip takes roughly one
See our website for prices and hour and is free of charge. ask for a
times. Have a nice walk! treasure map at the funicular’s ticket
booth. the offer is available daily from
1 June to 30 September.

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Vågsallmenningen 1, NO-5014 Bergen, Norway www.visitBergen.com
Tel.: (+47) 55 55 20 00
Fax: (+47) 55 55 20 01 INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY
info@visitBergen.com AND THE PRESS:
www.visitBergen.com Bergen Tourist Board, Slottsgaten 3,
(see page 6 and 7) P.O.Box 4055 Dreggen, NO-5835 Bergen, Norway
Tel.: (+47) 55 55 20 10. Fax: (+47) 55 55 20 11
mail@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com
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Come and experience what Bergen has to offer


As a European City of Culture and ABOUT BERGEN
World Heritage City, Bergen offers world-
class experiences and culture. Being the The Tourist Information 6–7
The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the
History 8 – 11
Bergen region has the ideal combination
of nature, culture and interesting urban What’s on 12 – 13
attractions – all year round.
Useful Information 80 – 81
Bergen is an international city packed EXPERIENCES
with history and tradition, a big city with
Sightseeing 14 – 19
small-town charm and atmosphere.
Bergen likes visitors. And Bergen is Culture and experiences 20 – 43
worth a visit. Welcome!
The Bergen Card 24 – 27

Regards Museums and attractions 28 – 41


Bergen Tourist Board Entertainment 42 – 43
Fjords, mountains & coast 44 – 58
Fjord tours 47, 50 – 58
Sport and leisure 62 – 65
MAPS 46, 60 – 61
ACCOMMODATION 66 – 80
Pricelists 76 – 80
TRANSPORT 82 – 91
How to get to the attractions 91

Ole Warberg SHOPPING 92 – 99


Director of Bergen Tourist Board RESTAURANTS / NIGHTLIFE 100 – 113
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY AND See the end
KNOWLEDGE-BASED INSTITUTIONS of the Guide

Look for this sign in shops,


restaurants, cafés and hotels.
We hope that visitors will
Member of
make use of our members’
Bergen Tourist Board establishments.

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The Tourist Information in Bergen


The information centre for ranging from small, charming hotels to big
chain hotels with excellent facilities.
tourism, culture and experiences
for the whole Bergen region You can also change most currencies and
is located in the beautiful and buy products and services using foreign
currency.
spacious Fresco Hall.

The Fresco Hall itself is one of the


city’s art treasures. Here, you will find
exhibitions and presentations of what to
see and do in Bergen and Fjord Norway.
In addition to free help and advice, you
can also buy a range of products and
services.

At the Tourist Information, you can book


all kinds of accommodation: hotels,
B&Bs, family and youth hostels or private
accommodation in a family home.
You can choose between 30 hotels in the
city centre and the rest of the region –
INFORMATION 7

TICKETS FOR SIGHTSEEING, FJORD CURRENCY EXCHANGE/


TOURS AND CONCERTS BUREAU DE CHANGE
We can help you with good suggestions We have the best opening
for sightseeing and harbour excursions hours in the city for cur-
in the city, and we sell tickets for all the rency exchange. You can
well-known round trips and fjord tours that change most currencies.
depart from Bergen. In fact, many tours
start right outside our door! TRAIN TICKETS
We sell train tickets for all
THE BERGEN CARD rail journeys in Norway.
Get free offers and good discounts with the
Bergen Card. More information on pages BOOK ONLINE
24-27. Buy your Bergen Card at the Tourist Our always updated website
Information. guides you through what is
Look for B in the guide. available.

SOUVENIRS FROM BERGEN Book online at


We have a small souvenir shop with www.visitBergen.com
a good selection of traditional souvenirs
and gifts. We also sell postcards and • Accommodation
stamps. • Fjord tours
• Attractions
FREE BROCHURES • Sightseeing
The Bergen Card:
We have all the brochures you will need for • Concerts
Bergen and Fjord Norway as well as exhibi- • Activities
Handy and
tions that will guide and inspire you on the • The Bergen Card inexpensive!
rest of your trip.
Good package deals are
also available.

Be updated at
LONG OPENING HOURS
Facebook
June, July and August Daily 08.30-22.00
May and September Daily 09.00-20.00 Twitter
Rest of the year Mon-Sat 09.00-16.00 You will find us at
Closed from 24 December to 3 January. Open during Easter www.visitBergen.com
(except Easter Sunday). Information Office also at Bergen Airport all year.
Tourist Information in Bergen
Vågsallmenningen 1, NO-5014 Bergen, Norway
(+47) 55 55 20 00 – Fax: (+47) 55 55 20 01
info@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com
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8 ABOUT BERGEN

Den Nationale Scene

ONE CITY – ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES and the largest in Scandinavia for a period
What has really made Bergen famous during the Middle Ages. The reason for this
the world over is its unique charm and was that Bergen was a major European
atmosphere. You have to experience it for trading and seafaring port and one of the
yourself. Hanseatic merchants’ four most important
trading centres.
Bergen is worth
exploring on foot. Bergen has today a population of approxi-
Strolling around old mately 256.000. Trade and seafaring
streets and alleyways still play an important part in Bergen’s
where people have economy. Industry, trades, tourism,
lived for centuries is fisheries and the oil and gas industry are
like a fairy-tale. You other important sectors. Bergen is also a
will see higgledy- major university city.
piggledy small
wooden houses, A EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE
cobbled streets with There are many good reasons why Bergen
stone steps in the was designated European City of Culture in
steepest parts and 2000. The city has fostered several famous
flowers everywhere. sons who have achieved worldwide fame
Stop off at the Fish and put their home town on the map.
Market to mingle with Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Harald Sæverud
the crowds. Visit the all became famous, each in his own way.
Aquarium and see
the fish, penguins and As a City of Culture, Bergen can now also
seals in their natural boast an innovative and trendy music
element, as well as and design scene. Bands have emerged
Composer Edvard Grieg crocodiles, snakes on Bergen’s music scene that have
and spiders. captured the imagination of the whole of
Europe: Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren
Stroll along the listed wooden buildings at Band, Kings of Convenience, Röyksopp,
Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Kurt Nilsen and Sondre
or call in at one of Bergen’s many Lerche, to mention just a few. The city’s
museums and galleries. And it’s not far musical traditions also include Bergen
from the city centre to Mt. Fløyen, Mt. Philharmonic Orchestra, which was
Ulriken or another of the seven mountains started as early as 1765 and is Europe’s
that form the backdrop to the city. The oldest orchestra of its kind. Norway’s
panoramic views of the city, the fjord and first permanent theatre, Den Nationale
the ocean are breathtaking. Scene, was founded in Bergen in 1850.
Together with 60 other festivals and top-
HISTORY AND PROUD TRADITIONS flight concerts, the highly-reputed Bergen
Bergen was founded by King Olav Kyrre in International Festival, held every year
1070 AD, and it became Norway’s first real in May and June, means that the Bergen
capital in the 13th century. Until the 1830s, region has a natural place on the world’s
Bergen was the biggest town in Norway musical map.
ABOUT BERGEN 9

Bryggen (The Wharf)

BRYGGEN – A WORLD HERITAGE SITE Meeting Point Bryggen –


The very first buildings in Bergen were Bryggens Museum
situated at Bryggen, which has been a Meeting Point Bryggen at
vibrant and important area of the city for Bryggens Museum is the
many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged place to start if you want
by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in to explore all Bryggen’s
particular. It reduced the whole of the city attractions. This cultural
to ashes. history museum houses
finds from the archaeologi-
Bryggen was rebuilt on the foundations cal excavations at Bryggen
that had been there since the 12th century, that lasted from 1955 until
which means that Bryggen is basically 1972. You can learn about
unchanged despite the passing centuries. Bryggen’s history and see
Bryggen is now part of our common heri- presentations.
tage and has a place on UNESCO’s World
Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a Ask for the brochure that is
designated World Heritage City. your guide to all the attrac-
tions at Bryggen. There
The world heritage site consists of the old is also a visitor centre in
Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one Bryggestredet in the middle
of the best known urban areas from the of Bryggen.
Middle Ages in all of Norway. In 1360, the
German Hanseatic League set up one of Bryggen Guiding starts
its import and export offices at Bryggen, its guided walks through
dominating trade for almost 400 years. Bryggen’s past at Meeting
Point Bryggen.
To stroll through Bryggen’s narrow alley-
ways and overhanging galleries is to step
back into the mists of time and a bygone
era. Bryggen is very much a living part of
the cultural heritage that is still in active
use in this historical area of the city.

Today, there are more than 20 attractions


in the Bryggen area, from the Fish Market
to Bergenhus Fortress. There are many DREGGEN
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cafés, restaurants and shops to choose H AN SEAT ISKE
MUSEUM
from. Many of the shops sell traditional
BERGENHUS MAR IAKIR KEN
and unique crafts. FESTNING MEETING POINT
BRYGGEN/
BRYGGENS MUSEUM BRYGGEN
VÅGEN TORGET

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10 ABOUT BERGEN

GATEWAY TO THE FJORD EXPERIENCE for active experiences. With Bergen as


Bergen is surrounded by one of the your base, you can take part in many
most popular attractions in the world, different activities, such as fjord and river
the Norwegian fjords, which have rafting, scuba diving, ocean rafting, sailing,
been inscribed on kayaking, climbing, abseiling, paragliding,
UNESCO’s World mountain and glacier walks, cycling trips,
Heritage List and golf, GPS-guided walks etc.
voted the world’s
most unspoiled THE SHOPPING CITY
tourist destination by Bergen has always been a city of traders.
National Geographic. You will find plenty of tempting shopping
Bergen is a great – from small, specialised shops to large
starting point if you department stores. Among the best
wish to explore the shopping centres in the city centre are
fjords. There are Kløverhuset in Strandgaten (D5), Galleriet
Aurlandsfjord many organised in Torgallmenningen square (D4) and
sightseeing and Bergen Storsenter near the bus and train
fjord tours of varying stations and the ByGarasjen multi-storey
length that you are car park (E4). Bergen’s biggest shopping
guaranteed to find centre – Lagunen Storsenter – is south of
memorable. Tickets the city centre, out towards the airport.
can be purchased
at the Tourist Take a stroll around the city centre
Information or online. and you will discover small, specialist
shops all over the place: along Bryggen
Some of the most (C4), in Øvregaten and Lille Øvregate
attractive tours: (C/D4), Vetrlidsallmenning, Torget and
• Norway in a Vågsallmenning (D4), Strandkaien,
nutshell® (daily, all Strandgaten and the area around the city’s
year, see p. 50) main square, Torgallmenningen (D5). More
• The Sognefjord (see p. 51 and 55) information about shopping on pages
• The Hardangerfjord (see p. 50, 58 and 86) 92-99.
• Fjord and harbour tours
(see p. 41 and 52)
• Fishing trips (see p. 41)

ACTIVE EXPERIENCES IN THE WHOLE


BERGEN REGION
Bergen is a unique city, not least because
of its beautiful setting and world-famous
surroundings. Its seven mountains, the
surrounding fjords and fantastic coastline
with thousands of islands mean that the
Bergen region has an exceptional proximity
to nature. The city has all that is required
ABOUT BERGEN 11

BERGEN, CONFERENCE CITY While Bergen’s versatility


Bergen and the surrounding region play and its distinctive character
host to many large and small events, make the city attractive,
and the city has become an international it is probably the city’s
meeting place where big events follow one unique and infectious
after the other. Understandably enough, atmosphere that is leading
because the city is easy to get to from more and more people to
Norway and abroad, has excellent facilities choose to hold events and
and a broad selection of comfortable conferences in Bergen. Grieg Hall
hotels with good capacity. Bergen also has The possibilities are many
the expertise and experience needed to put in Bergen. And best of all
event organisers at their ease. Bergen city is the hospitality. We want
centre is very compact and distances are you to enjoy your stay in
short. It is not far to attractions in the rest Bergen so much that you’ll
of the region and there are good opportu- want to come back.
nities for socialising, a fantastic music and
revue scene, theatres and festivals, not to
mention the magnificent natural surround-
ings and the opportunities they offer for
excursions.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU


We give free, non-binding advice and assistance to organisers of events,
meetings, courses, conferences and congresses. We are happy to help with:

• Recommending suitable venues Håkon’s Hall


• Full information about hotels and conference venues, and price quotes
• Suggestions for social programmes, excursions and companion
programmes
• Site inspections to Bergen
• Free loans of presentation material
• Presenting the city to decision-makers and establishing contact with
conference organisers.

If you are a member of an organisation, association or a national or


international federation, are engaged in business, sporting or cultural
activities, organise meetings, courses, conferences or incentive tours, or if
you are just interested in holding an event in Bergen – please get in touch.

Bergen Tourist Board – Bergen Convention Bureau


P.O. Box 4055 Dreggen, NO-5835 Bergen, Norway
(+47) 55 55 20 10 – Fax: (+47) 55 55 20 11
convention@visitBergen.com – www.visitBergen.com

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


12 WHAT’S ON What’s on in Bergen 2011
Concerts | Festivals | Theatre | Trade Fairs | Markets | Activities

Jan – Jun and Weekly concerts with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursdays, Grieghallen – ALL YEAR
Aug – Dec www.harmonien.no
Jan – Dec Weekly jazz concerts (Fridays) spring & autumn, USF Verftet – www.bergenjazzforum.no
Jan – Dec Swing’n Sweet: jazz at Ludvig Bar. Hotel Neptun on Sat. afternoon (not during summer) –
www.swing-n-sweet.no

04.01 – 05.02 Theatre: “La Cage aux Folles”, Den Nationale Scene – www.dns.no JANUARY
19.01 Concert with Blind Boys of Alabama, Logen Teater – www.bergenlive.no
20.01 – 19.03 Show: Ylvis 4, Ole Bull Scene – www.olebullscene.no
21.01 – 23.01 Travel Trade Fair “Reiseklar 2011”, Grieghallen – www.possibility.no
29.01 – 30.01 Musical: “The Sound of Music”, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no

11.02 – 12.02 Norwegian brass band championship, Grieghallen – www.musikkorps.no FEBRUARY


17.02 – 20.02 Boat Fair: “Dra til sjøs”, Arenum – www.arenum.no
19.02 – 25.02 Opera: “The Tales of Hoffman“, Grieghallen – www.nyop.no

03.03 The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no MARCH


04.03 Concert with Kaizers Orchestra, Grieghallen – www.bergenlive.no
06.03 Concert with Ulf Lundell & Band, Grieghallen – www.bergenlive.no
11.03 – 13.03 Leisure and Wilderness Fair, Grieghallen – www.possibility.no
17.03 Concert with Robyn, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no
18.03 – 20.03 Fair “The Alternative Fair 2011”, Grieghallen – www.altnett.no
19.03 – 20.03 Technical Hobby Fair, Turnhallen – www.njk.no/bergen
22.03 – 26.03 Borealis – Bergen Contemporary Music Festival, City centre – www.borealisfestival.no
22.03 Killer Queen Full Stage Show, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no

Ultimo April “Trend” – fashion show, City centre – www.bergensentrum.no APRIL


24.04 MC Spring Meeting, Festplassen – www.rollingthundermc.no
28.04 – 01.05 Bergenfest – music festival, City centre – www.bergenfest.no
29.04 – 01.05 Garden Fair: “Joys of Gardening“, Arenum – www.arenum.no

01.05 – 22.05 Spring recitals at Siljustøl – Sundays – www.kunstmuseene.no MAY


11.05 – 13.05 The Nordic Media Festival, City centre – www.mediedager.no
17.05 Constitution Day, celebrations, City centre – www.17-mai.no
18.05 Concert with Katie Melua, Grieghallen – www.grieghallen.no
21.05 Ulriken Opp – Mountain Race, Mount Ulriken – www.ulrikenopp.no
25.05 – 04.06 Night Jazz – Jazz Festival, City centre – www.nattjazz.no
25.05 – 08.06 Bergen International Festival, City centre – www.fib.no
29.05 4 or 7 mountains walking tour, City mountains – www.bergen-turlag.no

02.06 – 05.06 Bjørgvin Marknad – Viking and medieval age festival, Hordamuseet – www.bjorgvinmarknad.no JUNE
04.06 Bicycle ride Bergen – Voss – www.bergenck.no
07.06 – 30.09 Lunchtime concerts at Troldhaugen – www.troldhaugen.com

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Concert with Roxette, Bergenhus Courtyard – www.bergenlive.no JUNE
14.06 – 23.08 Bergen Folklore – dance performance Tuesdays, Schøtstuene – www.visitBergen.com
Mid June Eggstockfestivalen – Music Festival, Verftet USF – www.eggstock.no
15.06 – 14.08 Summer concerts at Troldhaugen – Wed and Sun – www.troldhaugen.com
19.06 Gullfjellet Opp – mountain race – www.gullfjelletopp.no
20.06 – 27.08 Grieg in Bergen – Concert & story, Korskirken – www.grieginbergen.com
21.06 – 26.06 Outdoor opera: “Il Trovatore” (The Troubadour), Bergenhus Courtyard – www.dennyeopera.no
24.06 – 26.06 Osøren Blues & Jazz Festival, Os – www.osoren.no
26.06 – 09.07 Os International Sculpture Symposium, Os – www.sculpture.no
30.06 – 03.07 Bergen Horse Show, Bergen Rideklubb – www.bergen-rideklubb.no

03.07 – 04.07 Emigration festival at Sletta, Radøy, Western Norway Emigration Centre – JULY
www.utvandringssenter.no
29.07 – 06.08 Bergen Game Festival, City centre – www.bergensjakk.no/bergen_spillfestival

13.08 – 18.09 Kystsogevekene – Coastal Saga Weeks, Hordaland – www.kystsogevekene.no AUGUST


Ultimo August Hole in the sky – metal festival, 10 years anniversary, USF Verftet – www.holeinthesky.no

01.09 – 03.09 Knarvikmila – The Knarvikmila Run, Knarvik – www.knarvikmila.no SEPTEMBER


04.09 – 05.09 Bergen Middle Age Music Days, Håkonshallen – www.bymuseet.no
04.09 – 25.09 Autumn recitals at Troldhaugen – Sundays – www.kunstmuseene.no
09.09 – 11.09 Bergen Food Festival, City centre – www.matfest.no
09.09 – 11.09 Raptus – Bergen Comics Festival, Det Akademiske Kvarter – www.raptus.no
10.09 – 11.09 Bergenhus Fortress Days, Bergenhus Fortress – www.bymuseet.no
Mid Sept 750 years anniversary for King Haakon’s Hall, Håkonshallen – www.bymuseet.no
14.09 – 18.09 4th Grieg International Choir Festival, City centre – www.griegfestival.no
Mid Sept Phonofestival – music festival, City centre – www.phonofestivalen.no
Mid Sept Norwegian Science Week, City centre – www.forskningsdagene.no
23.09 – 24.09 Stoltzekleiven Opp – mountain race – www.stoltzen.no
23.09 – 25.09 Fair: “Interiors“, Grieghallen – www.possitility.no

08.10 – 09.10 Miniature railway fair, Bergenshallen – www.njk.no/bergen OCTOBER


08.10 The British Pink Floyd Show, Grieghallen – www.bergenlive.no
19.10 – 26.10 BIFF – Bergen International Film Festival, City centre – www.biff.no
20.10 – 29.10 Meteor – scene art festival, City centre – www.bit-teatergarasjen.no
Ultimo Oct –
primo Nov Theatre festival for children: Mini – Midi – Maxi, City centre – www.teatersenter.no

05.11 – 12.11 WT festival – Os International Film Festival, Os – www.wt-festivalen.no NOVEMBER


Ultimo Nov Bergen Arts & Crafts Market, Grieghallen – www.griehallen.no
25.11 – 31.12 The world’s biggest Gingerbread Town, Torgallmenningen Square – www.bergensentrum.no
26.11 Festival of Lights, City centre – www.bt.no
27.11 – 03.12 The Holberg Days – Baroque Music Festival, City centre – www.holbergdagene.uib.no

Events/dates may be subject to change.

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14 EXPERIENCES

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Fløyen

EXPERIENCES 15

Sightseeing
Bergen is famous for its unique have free or discounted admission to
museums, attractions, sightseeing, cultu-
charm and atmosphere – explo- ral events, bus travel, parking and more.
ring the city is a must. We hear The card is yet another reason to extend
the same thing every year. Visitors your stay and it is a practical and reasona-
ble way to explore the city and the region.
from all over the world have just
one complaint when they leave: Bergen is also known as The Gateway to
that their stay didn’t last longer. the Fjords of Norway. Using Bergen as
your base, you can go on various tours.
Bergen’s diversity makes it unique and The city, the coast and the fjords in our
difficult to categorise. A stroll through its region offer the ideal combination of
old streets and alleyways, along the old nature, culture and activities that will give
wharf at Bryggen and the Fish Market and you an experience you’ll never forget.
a trip up to one of the seven mountains
are wonderful experiences in themselves. BOOK AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION
Several guided tours are available, on OR ONLINE
foot or by coach, by sightseeing train or Many activities can be booked online.
by boat. Several of the sightseeing tours You can also buy tickets for fjord tours and
include visits to attractions in and outside sightseeing at the Tourist Information,
the city centre. which is open until 22 in summer.

Book your own guide to get more out of GUIDE COMPANIES


the experience. You decide yourself what Book your own guide:
you want to focus on and what attractions BERGEN BY EXPERT, Teatergaten 19 –
you would like to see. Let one of our autho- (+47) 55 70 60 88 – www.bergenbyexpert.no
rised guides show you the best the region BERGEN GUIDE SERVICE, Bredsgården 2
has to offer. They know the attractions, (Bryggen) – (+47) 55 30 10 60 –
the history, the anecdotes and the most www.bergenguideservice.no. See page 18.
beautiful sights.

Why not see Bergen and the coast from


the air? See Norway’s magnificent scenery
close up from a seaplane or helicopter.
The variation between fjords, mountains,
waterfalls and glaciers is dramatic.

EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN WITH THE


BERGEN CARD
Buy the Bergen Card if you want to explore
Bergen on your own. With the card, you

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


16 EXPERIENCES Sightseeing

2 nature
experien
in one pa ces
ckage

Bergen Aquarium and Ulriken643 on one ticket


Bergens 2 is a reasonably-priced, combined ticket if you want to visit Bergen’s two big
attractions: Bergen Aquarium and Ulriken643. The ticket includes admission and bus travel to
and from Bergen Aquarium and return travel by bus and cable car to Ulriken643.

From the bottom of the sea to the top of the mountain


One day, you can visit Bergen Aquarium and see sharks, seals and penguins up close. The next
day, you can visit the summit of Ulriken643 and experience the fairy-tale Norwegian mountains,
sample local food, breathe in fresh mountain air and enjoy fantastic views of the city and
surrounding coast. The ticket is valid for three days, so you are free to choose when to go.

Buy a Bergens 2 ticket and save money!


The Bergens 2 ticket costs NOK 390 for adults and NOK 290 for children. A
family ticket (2 + 2) costs NOK 1,190. A double decker bus runs from the Fish
Market to both attractions. The ordinary price without a Bergens 2 ticket is
NOK 490 (the combined ticket is valid for three days).

The Bergen 2 ticket can be bought at:


The Tourist Information, on Bergen 2 buses,
at Bergen Aquarium and Mount Ulriken.
. akvariet.no ulriken643.no
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o m e t o O n & O f f
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Sightseeing in
Bergen!
BRYGGEN
We can provide guidi
ng in 8 different langu
ages.

On this round trip with our On & Off Prices:


sightseeing bus, we pass many Adults: NOK 150 € 20 $ 30 £ 20
famous attractions and places to visit, Children: NOK 100 € 15 $ 20 £ 10
such as Bryggen, the Fish Market, Family ticket: NOK 400 € 50 $ 70 £ 45
Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Museum, (2 children and 2 adults)
the Grieg Hall, the Fløibanen funicular, B
MT. FLØYEN See p. 24-27
St Mary’s Church and many others. Prices with the Bergen Card:
You decide when you want to get on and off Adults: NOK 100 € 15 $ 20 £ 10
the bus to visit one of the many attractions Children: NOK 70 € 10 $ 15 £ 10
en route. The buses run daily between
09.15 and 16.10 from 20 May to 31 August
(+ September on days when cruise Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist
ships call at Bergen). Information in Bergen and on the buses. The
ticket is valid for 24 hours after it has been
used for the first time.

From Skolten Cruise Terminal AT 09:15 09:45 10:15 10:45 11:15 11:55 12:25 13:05 13:35 14:15 14:45 15:25
Fish Market AT 09:20 09:50 10:20 10:50 11:20 12:00 12:30 13:10 13:40 14:20 14:50 15:30
Aquarium AT 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:10 12:40 13:20 13:50 14:30 15:00 15:40
The Theatre AT 09:35 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:15 12:45 13:25 13:55 14:35 15:05 15:45
Muséplass AT 09:45 10:15 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:25 12:55 13:35 14:05 14:45 15:15 15:55
Christiesgate/Festplassen AT 09:48 10:18 10:48 11:18 11:48 12:28 12:58 13:38 14:08 14:48 15:18 15:58
Tourist Information AT 09:50 10:20 10:50 11:40 12:10 12:50 13:20 14:00 14:30 15:10 15:30 16:00
Funicular Station AT 09:53 10:23 10:53 11:43 12:13 12:53 13:23 14:03 14:33 15:13 15:33 16:03
To Skolten Cruise Terminal AT 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:50 12:20 13:00 13:30 14:10 14:40 15:20 15:40 16:10

THE FISH MARKET


FISKETORGET

Tel. +47 97 78 18 88
www.citysightseeing-bergen.net

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


18 EXPERIENCES Sightseeing

We’ll show you the most famous


sights of Bergen in about an hour.
The tour takes us through the
central streets of the city, past
the Fish Market, along the colourful
port, “Bryggen”. We’ll also drive up
a section of Mount Fløyen, to enjoy
a panoramic view of Bergen, the
charming city between the seven
mountains.

Point of departure and return: by B


the harbour in front of the Hanseatic

Sightseeing with
See p. 24-27
Museum. Taped guiding in English,
German, French, Italian, Spanish,

BERGENS-EXPRESSEN
Portugese, Dutch, Japanese, Russian,
Hebrew, Korean and Norwegian.
Tickets: Tourist Information on
Vågsallmenningen and on board.

1-31 May: 10-16 every hour


BOOKING:
1-20 Jun and 22-31 Aug: 10-19 every hour
Tel.: (+47) 55 53 11 50/906 19 721
post@Bergensexpressen.no 21 Jun-21 Aug: 10-17 every half hour then
18 and 19
www.Bergensexpressen.no
1-20 Sep: 10-15 every hour

B B
BRYGGEN GUIDING See p. 29
Meeting Point Bryggen is the starting point for guided 1.6.-31.8.: Daily: 10 (German),
walks from Bryggen Museum among the old wooden 11 and 12 (English) and B B
buildings at Bryggen to the Hansatic Museum. 13 (Norwegian)

NOK 100 under 16 free B B


With the Bergen Card: Discount

Meetingpoint Bryggen, Bryggens Museum, Dreggsalm. 3 (+47) 55 58 80 10 bymuseet.no B B

B B
EXCITING CITY WALKS WITH BERGEN GUIDE SERVICE
EXPLORE BERGEN WITH US! June, July, Aug.: Daily 15.00
WALKS ALL YEAR. Apr., May, Sept., Oct.: Fri./Sat. B15.00 B
Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March: Sat. 13.00
Duration: 1 1/2 hours. Language: Norwegian and English.
Contact us for a good offer for other excursions in Tickets and meeting point: Tourist information office
Bergen and the fjord region with or without a guide, B B
transportation etc. Guiding in 22 languages. NOK 95 free
With the Bergen Card: 70
Bredsgården 2, Bryggen (+47) 55 30 10 60 info@bergenguideservice.no BergenGuideService.no B B

B B

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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B
Bergen & Grieg Tour See p. 24-27
3 hrs sightseeing in Bergen with Troldhaugen
Daily, 1.5 - 30.9 at 11:00
Price a 300,- / c 200,-

Tickets on board, at the tourist


information
Vågen
or tidereiser.com
16-11-10 14:35 Side 2

Take the ferry to the Aquarium


Fisketorget

The historic ferry, the M/F Vågen, runs between the Fish
Market (from the corner of the restaurant building) and
Bergen Aquarium daily from 10-18 during the
period 25 May to 29 August 2011.

Buy a return ticket on the M/F Vågen Akvariet i Bergen


and get a 25% discount on admission to the Aquarium.

www.citysightseeing.no Season May 2 - Sept. 16


ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
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Carte Blanche
EXPERIENCES 21

Culture and experiences


A World Heritage City and And the city has more to offer. Take a trip
up to one of Bergen’s seven mountains,
European City of Culture. A city which have great walking trails and
buzzing with life – all year round! fantastic views of the city, the surround-
ing mountains, the fjords and the ocean
Bergen was European City of Culture beyond. Walks in the city mountains vary
in 2000. Today, the Bergen region has a from easy to more demanding. Ask for a
unique breadth of culture and experiences map at the Tourist Information. The Fish
to offer. Every day, it is possible to choose Market is right in the heart of the city, and
between revues and theatre, dance perfor- the Hanseatic wharf at Bryggen with its
mances, shows and international concerts old wooden buildings is also very central.
featuring top-class international perfor-
mers. Search our events calendar at Join one of our guided tours, by bus, on
www.visitBergen.com to find an event to foot or by boat. To tempt you to prolong
suit your interests. your stay and improve your experience of
the city, we highly recommend the Bergen
The Bergen region has more than 60 highly Card for culture and experiences.
varied attractions.
There are great opportunities for young If you are coming as a family with children,
people, adults, children and families who we have gathered all the relevant attrac-
want to explore local traditions and history. tions, including the Aquarium, the Funi-
cular, Vannkanten Waterworld and VilVite
Bergen’s Art Street has collections featu- Science Centre on the website
ring unique treasures from Norway and www.BarnasBergen.no
abroad, both past and present.

Bergen, Music City – always a concert to


suit your taste. The Edvard Grieg Museum
at Troldhaugen, the home of this world-
famous composer, is a well-known venue
for visitors from far and wide. The city also
has a number of concert venues, ranging
from small clubs to outdoor arenas and
the region’s flagship concert hall, the
Grieg Hall, home to Bergen Philharmonic
Orchestra.

Bergen, City of Wooden Houses, has a


distinctive charm that is ideal for exploring
on foot – a great way to meet the locals on
their home ground.

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


22 EXPERIENCES
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meet
the
locals
We have now built an exciting shark tunnel
where you can see the sharks at close
range – at frighteningly close range!

We also have a total of 65 tanks with fish


and shellfish from Norway’s fjords, rivers
and lakes.

Crocodiles and snakes


Bergen Aquarium is In our tropical section, we have large and
situated in the city centre small crocodiles and snakes from all over
– a 15-minute walk from the world.
the Fish Market.

Seal show and feeding times


Feeding every hour – seals, penguins and other animals. You get to see the animals
at close range and can maybe even touch them. Lively seal shows held at 12, 15 and
18 during summer and at 12 and 15 during winter.

3D film B
We have a cinema that shows a great 3D film about life in the sea, See p. 24-27
We also have a restaurant and a souvenir shop.

Open
1 May – 31 Aug.: 09 – 19 Tourist map B6.
1 Sept. – 30 April: 10 – 18 www.akvariet.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


24 EXPERIENCES B The Bergen Card

The Bergen Card


The practical and reasonable the breadth of the city’s historical heritage.
Take a trip up to Mt. Fløyen and enjoy the
way to explore Bergen, the City view of the city, the fjord and the ocean.
of Culture. See seals, penguins, crocodiles and sna-
kes close up at the aquarium and explore
With the Bergen Card in your pocket, you the world of science and technology with
travel free on buses in the city. You get your family at the science centre.
free or discounted admission to museums
and attractions, as well as many cultural Round off the day with a meal and a cultu-
events, various sightseeing tours, restau- ral event at one of the city’s many venues.
rants and parking.

Start the day with one of our many sight-


seeing tours that give you an introduction
to what Bergen has to offer. The Bergen
Card gives you admission to attractions in
the city centre as well as other attractions
further out.
Bergen has many museums, some with
unique art treasures and others that show
EXPERIENCES 25

Buy the Bergen card here


• Online: www.visitBergen.com/Bergenskortet
• The Tourist Information in Bergen
• Some hotels
• Most campsites in Bergen
• Montana Family and Youth Hostel
• The railway station
• Fjord1 Fylkesbaatane at the Strandkai Terminal.

For more information about the advantages of the Bergen Card, see
www.visitBergen.com/Bergenskortet and the next pages.

B in the guide = free / discounted price with the Bergen Card

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT


USE OF THE CARD
For the Bergen Card to be valid, the
sales outlet must enter a date and time
on the card.
The card is valid until the date/time entered
on it and for a specified number of hours.
The Bergen Card is personal. Always
take it with you and show it without being
asked. Control at places that take the
Bergen Card.

On the following pages, you can see


what you save by using the Bergen Card
when visiting the city’s many attractions
and sights.

24-HOUR CARD 48-HOUR CARD


Prices 2011

Adults NOK 200 Adults NOK 260


Children (3-15 years) NOK 75 Children (3-15 years) NOK 100

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26 EXPERIENCES Bergen Card – Benefits

Discount > price


WHERE TO USE THE BERGEN CARD See page adults/children Ordinary price
with the Bergen Card adults/children

MUSEUMS/SIGHTS NOK NOK


Aquarium 22 & 39 25 % 150-200/100-150
Nov.-Feb. free 100/75
Alvøen Country Mansion 29 & 35 free 60/0
BERGEN ART MUSEUM
• Lysverket 31 free 60/0
• Stenersen 31 free 60/0
• Rasmus Meyer Collection 31 free 60/0
Bergen Contemporary Art Centre – Bergens Kunsthall 31 free 50/0
BERGEN MUSEUM
• Cultural History Collections 36 free 50/0
• Natural History Collections 36 free 50/0
Bergen School Museum/Holberg Museum 29 & 37 free 50/0
Bergen Maritime Museum 36 free 30/0
Bryggens Museum 29 & 30 free 60/0
Buekorps Museum free free
Damsgård Country Mansion 29 & 35 free 60/0
Fantoft Stave Church 35 free 42/16
Fløibanen Funicular, return fare, May-Sept. 2-3 & 39 50 % 80/40
Oct.-Apr. free 80/40
Old Bergen Museum 29 & 35 free free
Horda Museum 29 & 36 free 60/0
Håkon´s Hall 29 & 30 free 50/0
Leprosy Museum 29 & 36 free 50/0
Lysøen island and Ole Bull´s villa 33 free 35/10
Passenger ferry to Lysøen 88 free 60/30
Norwegian Museum of Fisheries 37 free 50/0
Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum 37 free 50/0
Rosenkrantz Tower 29& 30 free 50/0
Siljustøl, home of Harald Sæverud 33 free 60/0
Troldhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg 33 & 34 50 80/0
West Norway Museum of Decorative Art 31 & 32 free 60/0
VilVite/Bergen Science Centre 23/6-21/8 39 & 40 50 % > 80/60 160/120
22/8-22/6 free 145/95

ENTERTAINMENT
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 42
Thursday concerts and some Fridays Group Price 240-450/100
Bergen Folklore 42 20 % > 96/0 120/0
Bergen International Theatre (BIT) 44 40 % > 120 200
Bergen Jazz Forum 44 Member’s price
Bergen Cinema 44 - NOK 15 (on full price ticket) 80–110
Den Nationale Scene for adults at performances 44
at DNS, except musicals and children’s play Group Price 20 % 260–340
Bergen International Festival 42 20 %
Norwegian Army Band Bergen 43 25 %
Grieg in Bergen Concert & Story 43 20 % > 155 195
Concerts in Troldsalen 33 150 220/50
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Discount > price
WHERE TO USE THE BERGEN CARD See page adults/children Ordinary price
with the Bergen Card adults/children

ACTIVITIES NOK NOK


Arboretum at Milde 37 free free
Bergen Trotting Park 65 free 20/0

SIGHTSEEING
Beffen ferry 90 20 % > 16/8 20/10
Bergen and Grieg Tour 19 35 % > 195/130 300/200
BERGEN FJORDSIGHTSEEING:
• Harbour Tour with ”White Lady” 41 & 52 50 % > 70/35 130/70
• Fjord tour with ”White Lady” 41 & 52 25 % > 360/190 480/250
Bryggen Guiding 18 & 29 10 % > 90/0 100/0
City walks, Bergen By Expert 80/0 100/0
Bergen Guide Service 18 70/0 95/0
On & Off City sightseeing 17 100/70 150/100
Meeting Point Bryggen 9 free free
Sightseeing train Bergens-Expressen 18 10 % > 108/36 120/40

RESTAURANTS
Café Opera 102 10 % discount on food and drinks
Holbergstuen 102 & 106 15 % discount on food
Kafe Kippers & USF Restaurants 10-20 % discount on food and drinks
Kaffi stova 102 10 % discount on food
Pingvinen 10 % discount on food and drinks
Sumo 10 % discount on food
Soho 10 % discount on food
TGI Friday’s 102 & 103 10 % discount on food
Wesselstuen 102 & 106 15 % discount on food

BUSES IN BERGEN
Scheduled buses and Bergen Light Rail 87 free 25/13
Buses to the recitals at Troldhaugen 33 & 91 free free

CAR RENTAL
Hertz Bilutleie 10 % local/weekend rate
(from Kanalveien Office)

PARKING
ByGarasjen multi-storey car park 89 & 90 30 %

NB! Subject to changes.

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


28 EXPERIENCES Attractions in Bergen and the region

TRANSPORT TO THE ATTRACTIONS OUTSIDE THE CENTRE,


see page 91

PAGE PAGE
Alvøen Country Mansion 35 Norwegian Fisheries Museum 37
Aquarium 39 Old Bergen Museum 35
Arboretum and Botanical Garden 37 Private Art Galleries 32
Bergen Art Museum 31 Railway Museum 41
Bergen Contemporary Art Centre 31 Reksten Collection, Gallery 38
Bergen Maritime Museum 36 Rosenkrantz Tower 30
Bergen Museum 36 Schøtstuene 30
Bergen School Museum/ Siljustøl 33
Holberg Museum 37 St. Mary’s Church –closed till 2015
Bergenhus Fortress Museum 38 The Norwegian Knitting
Bryggen (The Wharf) 9 and 30 Industry Museum 37
Bryggens Museum 30 Theta Museum 38
Buekorps Museum 38 Troldhaugen, E. Grieg Museum 33
Coastal Culture Centre 38 West Norway Museum of
Damsgård Country Mansion 35 Decorative Art, Permanenten 31
Fantoft Stave Church 35 Ulriken643 Cable Car 41
Fish Market 39 VilVite Bergen Science Centre 39
Fløibanen Funicular 39
Fresco Hall 31
Gamlehaugen 37 ATTRACTIONS IN THE BERGEN REGION
Hanseatic Museum 30 Coastal Museum in Øygarden 48
Horda Museum 36 Fjell Fortress 48
Haakon’s Hall 30 Herdla Museum 48
Leprosy Museum 36 Heathland Centre at Lygra 49
Lysekloster Monastery 38 North Sea Traffic Museum 49
Lysøen, Ole Bull’s villa 33 Osterøy Museum 49
Meeting Point Bryggen 9 West Norway Emigration Centre 49

In 2011, it will be 750 years since the Håkon’s Hall was inaugurated: King Håkon
Håkonsson held a great banquet here in September 1261, when his son Magnus married
a Danish princess and was crowned co-regent with King Håkon. During the Middle Ages,
the hall was the biggest and grandest building in the royal residency near Bryggen in
Bergen. Today, it has been restored and is also used for hospitality purposes on formal
occasions, such as royal visits to Bergen. A number of evening concerts will be held in
the hall in its anniversary year. The Håkon’s Hall is also an exciting museum. It is open
to the public except during special events.
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Historic Bergen See p. 24-27
ALVØEN COUNTRY MANSION
Industrial, social and art history in the former
home of a factory owner. See p. 35.
BRYGGENS MUSEUM
Life in medieval Bergen.
Art and thematic exhibitions. See p. 30.
DAMSGÅRD MANOR
The most important example of Rococo architecture
in Norway. See p. 35.
OLD BERGEN MUSEUM
Streets with old wooden houses. Bergen as it was
in the 19th century. See p. 35.
HORDA MUSEUM
The history of the rural area around Bergen, indoor
and outdoor exhibits. See p. 36.
THE HÅKON’S HALL
The royal banquet hall. 750 years of history oozing
from its stone walls.See p. 30.
THE LEPROSY MUSEUM
The mystery of leprosy. Medical world history in
Bergen. See p. 36.
THE ROSENKRANTZ TOWER
A Renaissance monument and royal residence,
some of it from 1271. See p. 30.
BERGEN SCHOOL MUSEUM
School history and the new and exciting Ludvig
Holberg Museum. See p. 37.
A discount is given if you visit more than one
of the museums.
B
Bryggen Guiding See p. 24-27

Daily guided walks from Bryggens Museum among


the old wooden buildings at Bryggen to the Hanseatic
Museum. Bryggen features on UNESCO’s World
Heritage List. See p. 18.
10.00 (German), 1 1.00 and 12.00 (English), and
13.00 (Norwegian).
From 1 June to 31 August
Duration: approx. 1 ½ hours
Meeting point and tickets at Bryggens Museum.
Adults NOK 100, children under 16 free. Tickets
include admission to Bryggens Museum, the
Hanseatic Museum and the Schøtstuene Hanseatic
Assembly Rooms on the same day. Advance booking
for groups: tel. (+47) 55 58 80 10.

BERGEN CITY MUSEUM


www.bymuseet.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


30 EXPERIENCES Museums – Bryggen (the Wharf)

BRYGGEN – A WORLD HERITAGE SITE


The very first buildings in Bergen were built alongside the wharf called Bryggen, which has
been a lively and important area of the city for many centuries.
Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced
the whole of the city to ashes. Bryggen was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there
since the 11th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the changing
times. Bryggen is part of our common cultural heritage and is inscribed in UNESCO’s World
Heritage List.

B B
BRYGGENS MUSEUM See p. 29
A museum based on the findings of the archeological 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 10-16
excavations of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations 1.9.-14.5.: Mon-Fri 11-15B B
of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as Sat 12-15, Sun 12-16
finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc.
illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and
daily life in the Middle Ages. Temporary exhibitions. NOK 60 free Stud. 30. B B
Souvenirshop, film and café. With the Bergen Card: free.

Dreggsalm. 3 (+47) 55 58 80 10 bryggensmuseum@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
HANSEATIC MUSEUM AND SCHØTSTUENE
One of the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings 15.5.-15.9.: Daily 09-17
in Bergen, and the only one with original interiors from 16.9.-14.5.: Tue-Sat 11-14
the Hanseatic period. It gives an intimate picture of the Sun 11-16/Schøt Sun 11-14
life of a Hanseatic merchant in Bergen in the period Schøt closed in Jan and Feb
1360-1754.
Schøtstuene show the assembly rooms and kitchen of NOK Summer 55 – Winter: 35
the Hanseatic merchants. Also used for teaching. free.

Bryggen (+47) 55 54 46 90 hanseatisk@museumvest.no museumvest.no

B B
HÅKON’S HALL See p. 29
Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 10-16
Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most Guided tours. B B
imposing building of the royal residency in the 1.9.-14.5.: Daily 12-15, Thu: 15-18
13th-century when Bergen was the political centre
of Norway. Closed during the Bergen International
Festival, Christmas, Easter and on special occasions NOK 50 free Stud. 25
B B
1.6.-31.8.: Café. Håkon‘s Hall is 750 years old in 2011. With the Bergen Card: free
Bergenhus (+47) 55 31 60 67/55 58 80 10 bryggensmuseum@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
ROSENKRANTZ TOWER See p. 29
The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 10-16
Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and Guided tours B B
served as a combined residence and fortified tower. 1.9.-14.5.: Sun 12-15
Earlier structures – King Magnus the Lawmender’s keep
from about 1260 and Jørgen Hanssøn’s defence from
about 1520, were incorporated in the tower. NOK 50 free Stud. 25 B B
1.6.-31.8.: Café. With the Bergen card: free.

Bergenhus (+47) 55 31 43 80/55 58 80 10 bryggensmuseum@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
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BERGEN’S ART STREET
Bergen has an impressive collection of unique Norwegian and international art treasures
ranging from the classical to the contemporary. The collections are housed in a row of galleries
lining the picturesque Lille Lungegårdsvann lake in the heart of the city. Permanent and
changing exhibitions throughout the year. Major collections of Munch, Tidemand and Gude,
and Picasso as well as contemporary art, craft and design, a unique Chinese collection and,
not least, the silver collection. There are also several good places to eat on Bergen’s art street.

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BERGEN ART MUSEUM
Bergen Art Museum presents in three separate buildings Daily: 11-17
located by the lake in the centre, Norwegian and 15.9.-14.5.: Mon. closed B B
international art from the 15th C until the present day,
including Russian icons, old masters, art from Norway´s
Golden Age and contemporary art. Works by artists NOK 60 free Stud. 40
such as Picasso, Klee, Munch, Dahl, Astrup. Changing
B B
Ticket valid for all three collections.
exhibitions. Cafés and museumshop. With the Bergen Card: free

Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 7 and 9 (+47) 55 56 80 00 post@kunstmuseene.no kunstmuseene.no B B

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BERGEN CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE ‘‘Bergen Kunsthall‘‘
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s largest art venue All year:
for contemporary art. Changing exhibitions of national Tue-Sun: 12-17 B B
and international contemporary art. Sale of graphics Fri also: 20-23
and paintings. Landmark is a stage, café, bar and
nightclub.
The featured artist at the 2011 Bergen International NOK 50 free Stud. 25 Pens. 25 B B
Festival is Hanne Borchgrevink. With the Bergen Card: free

Rasmus Meyers allé 5 (+47) 55 55 93 10 bergen@kunsthall.no kunsthall.no B B

B B
WEST NORWAY MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ART “PERMANENTEN” See p. 33
Exhibitions: People and Possessions: Art and design 15.5.-14.9.: Daily 11-17
spanning 500 years. Collection of Chinese Art: 15.9.-14.5.: Tue–Sun 12-16 B B
Northern Europe´s largest collection of Chinese art.
The Silver Treasure: goldsmith art spanning 500 years.
The Singer Collection: European and oriental art. Only
open on request. NOK 60 free Pens. 40 B B
Changing exhibitions of decorative art and design. Café. With the Bergen Card: free

Nordahl Brunsgt. 9 (+47) 55 33 66 33 permanenten@kunstmuseene.no kunstmuseene.no B B

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FRESCO HALL – (Tourist Information)
The old Bergen Exchange, containing the Fresco Hall, June, July and Aug: Daily 8.30-22
was built in 1862 and extended in 1893. The murals on Mai and Sept: Daily 9-20
the walls were painted by Axel Revold (1887–1962), and Rest of the year: Mon-Sat 9-16
have long been recognized as a national treasure. They
were painted during the years 1921–23 and are divided
into three themes: The North Country Wall, The Bergen
Wall and The World Wall. NOK free

Vågsallmenningen 1 (+47) 55 55 20 00 info@visitBergen.com visitBergen.com

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VISIT BERGEN’S NEW ART ATTRACTION

PERMANENTEN VESTLANDSKE KUNSTINDUSTRIMUSEUM


W W W. K U N S T M U S E E N E . N O

S12 GALLERI OG VERKSTED


S12 is an artist-run exhibition space and open-access Open all year round
studio for glass and ceramic art and design. Stop by and Wed-Sun: 12-17
experience how glass art and ceramics are created. See 4-5 (Activities vary with the seasons)
art exhibitions a year with the focus on glass art by Nordic
and international artists. Gallery shop.
NOK Free

Skostredet 12 (+47) 55 31 53 10 post@s12.no s12.no

Private Art Galleries


GALLERI ALMENNINGEN – Vetrlidsalmenning 8. (C4) (+47) 55 96 23 79
GALLERI GLESVÆR – Glesvær on Sotra (+47) 56 33 90 80
GALLERI FORMAT KUNSTHÅNDVERK – Vågsallmenningen 12 (D4) (+47) 55 30 48 90
GALLERI NYGATEN – Nygaten 7 (D4) (+47) 997 01 034
S12 GALLERI OG VERKSTED – Skostredet 12 (+47) 55 31 53 10. www.s12.no
For opening hours, please check at the Tourist Information.
Restaurants
Museums – Music City
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nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.
MUSIC CITY – ALWAYS A CONCERT TO SUIT YOUR TASTE
Bergen has produced many famous musical figures such as classical composers Edvard Grieg
and Harald Sæverud, and violin virtuoso Ole Bull. They lived at Troldhaugen, Siljustøl and
Lysøen, respectively, and their homes are now open to the public. Live concerts are also held
at all three houses. Concerts are also held in other venues, including: Den Nationale Scene,
Logen Teater, Ole Bull Scene, Ricks, the Grieg Hall and the Gunnar Sævig Hall.

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EDVARD GRIEG MUSEUM – TROLDHAUGEN See p. 34

Built in 1885, ‘‘Troldhaugen’’was the home of Norway’s 1.5.-30.9.: Daily 09-18


most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, for 22 years. The 1.10.-30.4.: Mon-Fri B
09-15 B
house is a museum filled with mementos of the his life and Sat and Sun 10-16
its 1907 interior. The composer’s garden hut and his grave Closed 16.12.-4.1.
by the lake is also to be seen. Shop and café. Summer
concerts Wed. and Sun. Lunch concerts 8.6-30.9 daily at NOK 80 free Groups 50 Stud. 50
B B
13. (exc. Sun in Sept). How to get there, see page 91. With the Bergen Card: 50
Troldhaugveien 65, Paradis (+47) 55 92 29 92 info@troldhaugen.no troldhaugen.no B B

B B
SILJUSTØL – Home of composer Harald Sæverud
Harald Sæverud (1897–1992) was the most important 27.6.-12.9.: Sun: 12-16
Norwegian composer of the 20th century. He built his very B
1.5.-22.5: Concert Sun at 15 B
unusual house in 1939. It is 700 m2, made of wood and
natural stone, and includes elements from old Norwegian
building traditions. Parts of the interior were designed by NOK 60 free Stud. 30
Sæverud himself. The house opened as a museum in 1997 With the Bergen Card: free. B B
on his 100 year anniversary. See page 91. Concert: 160

Rådal (+47) 55 92 29 92/55 13 60 00 siljustol@troldhaugen.no kunstmuseene.no/siljustol B B

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LYSØEN ISLAND AND OLE BULL’S VILLA
The villa on Lysøen was built in 1873 as a summer 18.5.-31.8.: Mon-Sat 12-16
residence for the Norwegian composer and violin Sun 11-17 B B
virtuoso Ole Bull for his American family, and meeting In Sep: Sun 12-16
place for his many friends. Ole Bull had some 13 km of
pathways laid, to provide his guests with leisurely strolls
through the lovely scenery. Café. Secluded swimming NOK 35 10 B B
and picnic spots. See page 91. With the Bergen Card: free

Lysøen (+47) 56 30 90 77 mail@lysoen.no lysoen.no B B

B B
CONCERTS AT TROLDHAUGEN – Home of Edvard Grieg See p. 34

Summer concerts at Troldhaugen, free bus from the Holberg 15.6.-14.8.: Sun. and Wed. at 18.
statue beside the Tourist Information one hour beforehand. 4.9.–25.9.: Sun 14 B B
Tickets from the Tourist Information, Billettservice and at
Troldhaugen. The concert ticket includes free admission to
the museum and Grieg’s villa. Half-hour lunch concerts NOK 220 u. 16: 50 Stud., pens.150
8 June-30 Sept: daily at 13 (exc. Sun in Sept). No free bus
B B
Bergen Card holders: 150
for the lunch concerts.
Troldhaugveien 65, Paradis (+47) 55 92 29 92 booking@troldhaugen.no troldhaugen.no B B
ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
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Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen


OpEninG hOurs:
May 1 – september 30: 09:00 – 18:00 every day
October 1 – April 30: 09:00 – 15:00 week days (Mon-Fri)
10:00 – 16:00 weekends (Sat - Sun)
Closed: December 16 – January 4
lunCh TiME COnCErTs:
From June 8 – september 30: lunch time concerts every day (except
Sundays in September) at 13:00 – 13:30.
The ticket for the concert includes entrance to Grieg’s villa and the
exhibition. (NB: there is no free bus service for the lunch concerts.)
EvEninG COnCErTs in JunE, July and auGusT:
From June 15 – august 14: every Sunday and Wednesday at 18:00.
Edvard Grieg There is a free bus service for these concerts: the bus leaves from the Tourist
Information (the statue of Holberg) at 17:00 and returns after the concert.
COnCErTs in sEpTEMbEr:
Every sunday at 14:00. There is a free bus service for these concerts: the
bus leaves from the Tourist Information (the statue of Holberg) at 13:00
and returns after the concert.
tel: +(47) 55 92 29 92 info@troldhaugen.com
Troldsalen WWW.kunSTMuSEEnE.nO/GriEG
Restaurants
Museums – Wooden Houses
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nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.
WOODEN HOUSES – BERGEN, THE BIG CITY WITH SMALL-TOWN CHARM
Bergen’s small wooden houses add to the city’s charm and uniqueness. Many of these old
wooden buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and have been respectfully restored
and refurbished in recent years. Fine examples of this can be seen in central areas such as
Nordnes, Nøstet and Fjellsiden, where narrow alleyways and cobbled streets dominate. People
have lived in these areas for centuries, and they are well worth exploring for their charm.

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ALVØEN COUNTRY MANSION See p. 29
This mansion is the main building of the owners of the 21.5.-28.8.:
paper factory of Alvøen, dating from 1797. It contains a Sat and Sun 12-16 B B
rich collection of furniture, silver, porcelain and textiles.
A charming garden and park, free entrance.
Guided tours every hour, the last at 15.
12 km west of Bergen, in direction Sotra, bus no. 42. NOK 60 free Stud. 30 B B
How to get there, see page 91. With the Bergen Card: free.

Alvøen (+47) 55 58 80 10/ 55 26 46 92 alvoen.hovedbygning@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION See p. 29
Damsgård Country Mansion was erected in the 18th C. 22.5.-29.5.: Sun 11-16
It is considered Norway’s main work of the Rococco 1.6-.31.8.: Daily 11-16 B B
architecture and perhaps Europe’s best preserved Guided tours at 12, 13 and 14,
wooden Rococco building. The building has the original Sun also at 11 and 15.
interiors. The garden is recreated as it could have been
200 years ago. Entrance to the house only with a guide. NOK 60 free Stud. 30 B B
Café. Buses 16, 17 or 19. How to get there, see page 91. With the Bergen Card: free.

Alléen 29 (+47) 55 58 80 10/ 55 94 08 70 damsgard.hovedgard@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
FANTOFT STAVE CHURCH
The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun 15.5.-15.9.: Daily 10.30-18
in Sogn in 1150, was moved to Fantoft in 1883. It burnt Closed on 17 May B B
down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been
rebuilt just as it was before the fire.
How to get there, see page 91. NOK 42 16 Stud. 26
Groups over 20: 10% discountB B
With the Bergen Card: free.

Fantoftveien, Paradis (+47) 55 28 07 10 B B

B B
OLD BERGEN MUSEUM See p. 29
An open air museum comprising some 40 characteristic 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 11-15
wooden houses placed on squares, streets and alleys. B B
1.7-31.8: Activities for children.
7 min. by bus no 4, 9, 20, 24, 26 and 29 from outside
the Tourist Information.
The museum area and park is open to the public. NOK Free
B B
Museumshop and café. How to get there, see page 91.
Nyhavnsveien 4 (+47) 55 39 43 00 gamlebergen@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B
ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
B B
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B B
BERGEN MUSEUM – CULTURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Exhibitions about Stone Age. Viking Norway. Church 1.6.-31.8.: Tue-Fri: 10-16
art, Norwegian rural art, Russian icons and various B
Sat and Sun: 11-16 B
ethnograpic exhibitions including a unique exhibition 1.9.-31.5.: Tue–Fri: 10-15
about Ancient Egypt. Special exhibitions: Distant Lands Sat and Sun: 11-16
and Times. Knitting. Ibsen in Bergen, The Christie Room.
The Missionaries in Madagascar. The ticket is valid for NOK 50 free Stud. free Pens.B25 B
both museums on the same day. With the Bergen Card: free.

Haakon Sheteligs plass 10 (+47) 55 58 31 40 / 55 58 29 49 post@bm.uib.no uib.no/bergenmuseum.no B B

B B
BERGEN MUSEUM – NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Exhibitions about minerals, botany, reptiles and bones, 1.6.-31.8.: Tue–Fri: 10-16
birds and exotic mammals. The Whale Room: North Sat and Sun: B
11-16 B
Europe’s largest collection of marine mammals. 1.9.-31.5.: Tue–Fri: 10-15
Special exhibitions: Pollen- so small and so big. Sat and Sun: 11-16
Colonial area. The ticket is valid for both museums
on the same day. NOK 50 free Stud. free Pens.B25 B
With the Bergen Card: free.

Muséplassen 3 (+47) 55 58 29 20 / 55 58 29 49 post@bm.uib.no uib.no/bergenmuseum.no B B

B B
BERGEN MARITIME MUSEUM
In a beautiful location on the university campus. All year: Daily 11-15
Exhibitions on the history of seafaring and its importance B B
for Bergen and Norway – from olden times to the present
day. The museum is also a research and resource centre
for local, national and international seafaring history.
Specialist library. NOK 30 free Stud. free B B
With the Bergen Card: free.

Haakon Sheteligs plass 15 (+47) 55 54 96 00 bergens.sjofartsmuseum@bsj.uib.no bsj.uib.no B B

B B
HORDA MUSEUM See p. 29
Folk museum focusing on the traditional industries 1.5.-31.8.: Tue-Fri: 12-15
like agriculture, fishing, arts and crafts. Permanent Sat and Sun: 12-16 B B
and changing exhibitions. Norwegian Road History 1.9.-30.4.: Tue-Fri: 12-15. Sun: 12-16
Museum, Hordaland. Department of Building History and Closed during Christmas and Easter.
archeological finds from the museum area. Traditional
houses are open during the summer. Café. Light rail or NOK 60 free Stud. 30
B B
bus. See page 91. With the Bergen Card: free.
Stend i Fana (+47) 55 11 29 00 hordamuseet@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
LEPROSY MUSEUM; ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL See p. 29
Founded in the 15th c., St. George’s was a hospital for 15.5.-31.8.: Daily 11-15
lepers until the middle of the 20th c. The present day B B
buildings date back to the 18th c. The Leprosy Museum
presents leprosy, the daily life in the hospital and
Norway’s contribution to leprosy research. Norwegian
doctors – and in particular Gerhard Armauer Hansen –
NOK 50 free Stud. 25 B B
With the Bergen Card: free.
are known for their struggle against leprosy.
Kong Oscarsgt. 59 (+47) 55 96 11 55/48 16 26 78 lepramuseet@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
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nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus. B B
NORWEGIAN MUSEUM OF FISHERIES
Wharfside warehouses, some of them older than Bryggen, 19.5.-15.9.: 11-16
and a harbour with traditional boats form a beautiful B B
Otherwise by arrangement
backdrop to the history of the Norway’s fisheries and its
maritime traditions. The long coastline, with its myriad
islands and deep fjords, has made the Norwegians a
seafaring people. Permanent and changing exhibitions.
NOK 50 free Groups 30 B B
With the Bergen Card: Free

Sandviksboder 23 (+47) 55 69 96 00 fiskeri@museumvest.no museumvest.no B B

B B
THE NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM
Join a guided tour in the former knitting factory Salhus 1.6.-31.8.: Tue-Fri: 11-16
Tricotagefabrikk (1859-1989). Sun: 11-16 B B
We start up original machines that demonstrate the 1.9.-31.5.: Tue-Fri: 11-15
production process all the way from wool through to Sun: 12-16
finished knitwear. Film. Activities for children every other
Sunday. Changing exhibitions. Café, museum shop. NOK 50 20 Stud. og Pens. 30
B B
Only 17 minutes by car from Bergen. See page 91. With the Bergen Card: free.
Salhus (+47) 55 25 10 80 post@muho.no muho.no B B

B B
SCHOOL MUSEUM/ HOLBERG MUSEUM See p. 29
The School Museum takes you on an exciting journey 1.6.-31.8.: Tue-Sun 11-15
through the history of Norwegian Schools and with it the 1.9.-31.5.: Sun 12-16 B B
history of Norwegian society from the Middle Ages to this
day. The writer Ludvig Holberg is the most famous pupil
to have attended the Latin School in Bergen. Learn about
this versatile and humorous man in an atmospheric and NOK 50 free Stud. 25
B B
unconventional exhibition. With the Bergen Card: free.
Lille Øvregate 38 (+47) 55 58 80 10/ 55 96 18 90 skolemuseet@bymuseet.no bymuseet.no B B

B B
THE ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Arboretum was founded in 1971, and the Botanical Open daily.
Garden established in 1996. Many plants from different Café ”Blondehuset” (open on
parts of the world can be seen: The Arboretum with weekends from Easter to end of Sep.)
Rhododendron, Rose garden, Heather garden and Historical
garden, and Botanical garden with Alpine garden, Japanese NOK Admission free.
garden and Garden with useful and edible plants. The area Guided tours can be ordered
is 60 hectare and very attractive for walks. Bathing areas. NOK 30 per pers
Bus no. 53 Mildevågen (+47) 55 98 72 50 post@sah.uib.no uib.no/arboretet

GAMLEHAUGEN
When our King visits Bergen, his official residence is June, July and August: Wed, Thu,
”Gamlehaugen”. Built at the turn of last century, this Fri and Sun. Guided tours: 12, 13.
impressive house was the home of former Prime Minister and 14, duration 45 min. At 12 tour
Christian Michelsen. in English if requested.
The building, which resembles a castle, has been a state
property and a public park since 1925. It is in a beautiful
setting beside Nordåsvannet lake. NOK 70 40 Pensj. 60
Gamlehaugveien 10, 5231 Paradis (+47) 55 92 51 36 hgsj@statsbygg.no gamlehaugen.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


38 EXPERIENCES Attractions
Museums | Churches

BERGENHUS FORTRESS MUSEUM – Museum of the Norwegian resistance movement. Koengen (C4 (+47) 55 54 63 87
BUEKORPS MUSEUM – Muren (D5) (+47) 55 90 45 30 buekorps.museum.no
LYSEKLOSTER – Ruins of a Cistercian Abbey built in 1146. 50 mins. by bus from Bergen.
REKSTENSAMLINGENE – Art Gallery. Statsm. Michelsensvei 34, Paradis (+47) 55 12 31 00 rekstensamlingene.no
SANDVIKSBODER COASTAL CULTURE CENTRE – Sandviksboder 15-17, 20, 23-23.
Open by arrangement (47) 55 32 12 49 bergenkystlag.no
THETA MUSEUM – Museum of the Norwegian resistance movement. Enhjørningsgården, Bryggen.
Open 1 June-31 Aug, Tue, Sat and Sun 14-16.

The Cathedral
parish of Bergen 11 Bergen Cathedral
Sung Eucharist
Sunday at 11:00
Morning Eucharist
Wednesday 08:30
25 St Johns Church 15 Nykirken Midday Eucharist
Sung Eucharist Sung Eucharist Friday 08:30 from August
Sunday at 11:00 Sunday at 11:00, except in 19th till June 15th
International summer between June 19th Organ recital
Eucharist service and August 14th Every Thursday at 12:00 from
Sundays at 11:00 in Organ Recitals May 19th till September 15th
the month of July Every Tuesday at 11:00 Admission free
International Organ Recitals Admission free Organ concert
Every Wednesday at 19:30 The Church is open June 20th–August 20th: Every Sunday at 19:30 from
Monday–Friday 10:00-14:00
from June 29th till August 17th June 19th till August 21st
Admission free 3 St Mary’s Church Tickets NOK 100/50
The Church is open June 20th-August 20th: The Church is open June 20th–August 20th:
Monday-Friday 10:00-15:00, rest of the is closed for major Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00, rest of the
year: Tuesday-Friday 11:00-12:30 restauration until 2015 year: Tuesday–Friday: 11:00–12:30

? = see map on the middle spread www.bergendomkirkemenighet.no www.kirkemusikkibergen.no

The Norwegian church


Sundays: High Mass in Norwegian in most of the city churches at 11.00. See: www.bergen.kirken.no:Gudstjenester
DOMKIRKEN (The Cathedral) – Domkirkeplass 1 Tel. (+47) 55 59 32 70.
Opening hours: 20 June–20 Aug: Mon–Fri: 10–16. The rest of the year: Tue–Fri: 11–12.30.
FANA KIRKE – Titlestadveien, Fana Tel. (+47)55 59 32 50. Opening hours: Please contact the church’s office.
JOHANNESKIRKEN (St. John’s Church) – Sydnesplass Tel. (+47) 55 59 32 70.
Opening hours: 20.6- 20.8: Mon – Fri 10-15. The rest of the year Tue - Fri 11–12.30. International services on Sundays
at 11 in July.
KORSKIRKEN – Kong Oscarsgt. 5. Tel. (+47)55 21 50 80. Opening hours: All year Mon–Sat: 11–15
MARIAKIRKEN (St. Mary’s Church) – Dreggen . Tlf. (+47) 55 59 32 50. Closed until 2015 due to renovation.
NYKIRKEN – Strandgaten 197b, tel. (047) 55 59 32 50. Opening hours: 20 June-20 Aug: Mon-Fri 10-14.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ( St. Paul’s Church) Nygårdsgaten 3. Tel. (+47) 55 21 59 50
Mass Sundays at 11, and in English Sundays at 18.
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voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.
COME AND ENJOY A CITY THAT BUZZES ALL YEAR ROUND!
Surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen is ideal for enjoying the beauties of nature.
A few minutes’ ride on the Fløibanen funicular will take you from the city centre to the top
of Mt. Fløyen, while a cable car takes you to the summit of our highest mountain, Mt. Ulriken.
Enjoy the views and the peace and quiet while gazing down at the city. Sample the delicacies
on offer at the Fish Market, or spend hours among the fish, penguins and seals at Bergen
Aquarium. The whole family can explore the world of science and technology at the VilVite
Science Centre.

B B
BERGEN AQUARIUM See p. 22-23
Experience seals and penguins at close hand, and watch 1.5.-31.8.: Daily 09-19
them being trained and fed. See the sharks at close range 1.9.-30.4.: Daily 10-18 B B
when you walk through the shark tunnel. The tropical section
has snakes, monkeys and crocodiles. Cinema with 3D film,
restaurant and souvenir shop. Walking distance from the NOK 1.5.-30.9.: 200 150 2 +2 550
Fish Market, bus no 11 or ferry in the summer. Seal show 1.10.-30.4.: 150 100 2 B B
+2 400
summer:12, 15 and 18, winter 12 and 15. Feeding every hour. With the Bergen Card: Discount

Nordnesbakken 4 (+47) 55 55 71 71 post@akvariet.no akvariet.no B B

B B
FISH MARKET
The picturesque and lively Fish Market in Bergen is one June, July and August: Daily: 07-19
of Norway`s most visited outdoors markets and has Sep-May: Mon-Sat: 07-16
a charming location in the heart of the city between
the fjords and Bergen’s 7 mountains. The Fish Market
also sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and
souvenirs.

B B
FLØIBANEN FUNICULAR See p. 2-3
A 6-7-minutes exciting ride to the top of Mount Fløyen All year: Mon-Sat 08-23
(320 m a.s.l.). Magnificient views of Bergen and the Sun from 09-23 B B
suburbs. Ideal for mountain walks. Playground for From 1.5. to 31.8. till
children. Restaurant and café open daily during the midnight.
summer months. Café open Sat and Sun the rest of
the year. Souvenir shop open all year. 01.06.-30.9.:
NOK 80 40 B B
1.5.-30.9.: With the Bergen Card: 50%
Daily treasure hunt for children. Daily guided tours. The rest of the year: free.
Vetrlidsallmenning 21 (+47) 55 33 68 00 info@floibanen.no floibanen.no B B

B B
VilVite – Bergen Science Centre See p. 40
VilVite is an interactive science and technology visitor 23.6.-21.8.: Mon-Sun 10-17
centre. There is plenty for the whole family to explore and 22.8.-22.6.: Tue–Fri 09-15B B
try out. Special exhibitions in 2011: ‘Move and Play’ – lots Sat-Sun 10-17
of fun activities (until 1 May) - and ‘Space’ from mid-May. NOK 23.6.-21.8.: 160 120 Fam. 490
Science show, 3D films and workshops at weekends and
during holidays. Outdoor activities in summer. Science 22.8.-22.6:. 145 95 Fam.B400 B
shop and café. Bergen Card: 23.6.-21.8.: 50%
Rest of the year: free
Thormøhlensgate 51 (+47) 55 59 45 00 post@vilvite.no vilvite.no B B
ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
B B
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VilVite 4
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rees round the centrifu
You can cycle 360 deg
People of all ages love our exhibitions.

Visit VilVite B
See p. 24-27

- Bergen Science Centre


Norway’s best visitor centre for science and technology is located near Bergen
city centre. Our interactive exhibitions have lots of exciting activities the whole
family can try out.

Special exhibitions in 2011 Opening hours


Move and Play (until 1 May) 23 June – 21 Aug.
– physically active fun! Monday - Sunday 10.00 -17.00
Space (May – October)
– about space travel Opening hours
and the universe. 22 Aug. – 22 June
Imitation (from November) Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 15.00
Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
www.vilvite.no Monday Closed
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ULRIKEN643 – Ulriken Cable Car See p. 1

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Take the Ulriken cable car up to the summit of Mount 1.5.-30.9.: Daily 9-21
Ulriken and enjoy breathtaking views of the capital city 1.10.-30.4.: Daily 9-17
of Western Norway and the surrounding sea, skerries,
E R G E N F J O R D Sfjords
I G and
H Tmountains.
S E E I The
N GBergen 2 buses depart from NOK 245 180 Fam. 2+2: 690
the Fish Market several times per hour from May to (Bus and Cable car return)
Sept. from 9 to 21.
Postboks 4063, 145 75 (Cable car return)
N-5034 Bergen

(+47) 53 643 643 post@ulriken.no


Tlf. +47 55ulriken643.no
25 90 00
Ombord:+47 48 26 80 00
Mobil: +47 97 07 77 00
B B
BERGEN FJORDSIGHTSEEING – White Lady
Fax. +47 55 25 90 01
See p. 52
Welcome aboard the ’White Lady’ for a wonderful
at-sae@online.no
Fjord Tour: 1.5.-30.9.: 10
nautical experience – the best way of seeing the beautiful 1.7.-28.8.: B15.30B
scenery of Western Norway. We take you to the lovely Harbour Tour: 15.5.-31.8.: 14.30
Osterfjord, north of Bergen. The trip takes four hours and NOK Fjord Tour: 480 360 Stud. and
refreshments can be purchased on board. Bergen looks Bergen Card holders: 360 B B
best from the sea and we have daily harbour tours lasting
approx. one hour. Departures from the Fish Market. Harbour Tour: 130 Stud. 100
Bergen Card holders: 70
B B
Forfriskninger selges ombord
Fisketorget
R 1 - FJORDTUR (+47) 55 25 90 00 / 48 26 80 00 at-sae@online.no bergen-fjordsightseeing.no
beste måten å oppleve vår vakre vestlandsnatur, med trange fjordarmer, omkranset av mektige fjell.
ngstider: Daglig kl. 10.00 fra 1. mai til 30. september (fra 1. sept.: tirsd., torsd., lørd. og sønd.).
ngssted: Fisketorget. Varighet: 4 timer. Billetter: Turistinformasjonen eller på kaien.
B B
RAILWAY MUSEUM & THE OLD LINE TO VOSS
Kr. 450,-. Barn kr. 250,- Studenter kr. 340,- Med Bergenskortet: kr. 340,-

R 2 - FJORDTUR
Steam train running on the 18 km stretch between
tur 1. Avgangstider: Daglig kl. 15.30 fra 1. juli til 31. august Avgangssted: Fisketorget.
het: 4 timer. Billetter: Turistinformasjonen eller på kaien. Pris: Som Tur 1
12.6–11.9: Sun.
Garnes and Midttun. from Garnes 11.30 and 14.30
R 3 - HAVNETUR The museum has a steam locomotive built in Norway From Midttun 12.30 and 15.30
r deg med rundt Bergens særegne havneområde ,og du får et godt inntrykk av Gamle Bergen Museum
kvariet, to av byens største attraksjoner. in 1943, teak carriages, a complete station and yard
with engine
ngstider: Daglig kl. 14.30 fra 15. mai til 31. august Avgangssted: Fisketorget.shed
Varighet:and turntable, and is located at a
50 min.
ERA trykk as

tter: Turistinformasjonen eller på kaien.


country station near Bergen.
Kr. 100,-. Barn kr. 50,-. Studenter kr. 80,- Med Bergenskortet: kr. 50,-
NOK 140 70 Fam. 350
w w w. b e r g e n - f j o r d s i g h t s e e i n g . n o
Garnes Station (+47) 55 91 77 80

FISHING TRIP AND FJORD TOUR WITH WELLER


Experience the unique coast landscape of Sognefjord to the Hardangerfjord. Our regular tours:
Western Norway with Bergen Fjordtours 5. July-25. Aug: Tues. and Thurs at 16.30. Duration: 3,5 hours.
Departure from Bryggen. Price: Adult NOK 490 incl. fishing gear.
With TSMY. Weller, a 50” yacht,you may set your own Children under 8 years: half price.
pace,and experience the fjords and coastal waters on
your own. Indulge yourself and enjoy some peaceful See www.bergenfjordtours.no
hours in a relaxed atmosphere; be adventurous for suggestions about tours
and get the thrills of deep sea fishing in the open and activities. Pleas call us for
ocean; or do both. You may choose from one of our many tour further information.
alternatives,or make your own itinerary. We will pick you up any
place in the Bergen area. Daytrips or overnight excursion from the Bergen Fjordtours
Tel.: (+47) 408 25 828 / (+47) 55 19 13 03 – weller@bergenfjordtours.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
42 EXPERIENCES Entertainment

BERGEN – A FESTIVAL IN ITSELF – ALL YEAR ROUND


Bergen has a very varied entertainment scene that ranges from the fine arts to exciting football
matches at Brann Stadium. We have a professional ballet company, an exciting jazz and blues
scene, several theatres, varied concert venues and entertaining revues. The city also has a
number of concert venues offering year-round entertainment for young and old alike – from
small clubs to outdoor arenas and the region’s flagship concert venue, the Grieg Hall.

B B
BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Bergen International Festival presents a wide range of 2011: 25.5-8.6
arts and culture – music, theatre, dance, opera and visual 2012: 23.5-7.6 B B
arts – and it is the biggest Nordic music and theatre
festival. Updated programme and ticket information
available at www.fib.no, the festival ticket office in the
Cirkus Cirkör/Louise Bjurholm:
Grieg Hall and Billettservice 815 33 133.
B B
Wear it like a crown
NOK – see the programme
Photo: Mattias Edwall

Tickets: (+47) 55 21 61 50 and (+47) 815 33 133 fib.no B B

Photo: Lars Svenkerud B B


BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is now in its 246th season. Symphony concerts usually start
Its conductor is Andrew Litton, and it holds concerts on at 19.30 B B
Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays at the orchestra’s Opera performances at 19.00
home venue – the Grieg Hall. The season is from August Family concerts on Saturday
to June. Recordings and international tours. For a list of afternoons.
concerts and tickets, go to: www.filharmonien.no
B B
NOK 240–450 100

The Grieg Hall ticket office (+47) 55 21 61 50 / Billettservice (+47) 815 33 133 www.filharmonien.no B B

B B
DEN NYE OPERA
Enjoy high-class opera all year round in Bergen! Opera all year!
The opera’s main venue is the Grieg Hall, with Bergen Summer opera at
Philharmonic Orchestra as opera orchestra. Bergenhus Fortress
20, 22, 24 and 26 June 2011
Foto: Jan Alsaker

See the whole programme and book tickets at


www.dennyeopera.no

Tickets: (+47) 55 21 61 50 and (+47) 815 33 133 dennyeopera.no

B B
BERGEN FOLKLORE
Traditional Norwegian folk dance and music is performed 14.6.-23.8.: Tuesdays at 21
in Schøtstuene on Bryggen. Enjoy the music, song Place: Schøtstuene behind B B
and dance based on Norwegian traditions. Groups can Bryggens Museum
reserve tickets in advance and have extra performances
arranged. Call (+47) 55 55 20 06 (the Tourist Information) NOK 120/groups 100 free
or (+47) 975 28 630.
B B
With the Bergen Card: Discount.
Tickets at the Tourist Information
and at the door.
P.B. 1009 Sentrum, 5808 Bergen B B

B B
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Various
BALLET/CONTEMPORARY DANCE – Carte Blanche. Studio Bergen, Nøstegt. 119 (D6). (+47) 55 30 86 80.
www.carteblanche.no Tickets: (+47) 55 60 70 80.
BERGEN INTERNATIONAL CULTURE CENTRE – BIKS Kong Oscarsgt. 15. (+47) 55 31 42 65.
www.biks-bergen.no
BERGENFEST – Music festival 28 Apr–1 May 2011. (+47) 55 21 50 60. www.bergenfest.no
BRASS BANDS – The Norwegian Army Band. (+47) 55 54 62 55/57. Various concerts, for programme see www.fmkv.no B
CINEMAS – All films are shown in their original language with subtitles in Norwegian. Performances from 11.00 to 21.00 B
Bergen Kino: Konsertpaleet (13 screens), and Magnus Barfot Kino, (5 screens), both in Neumannsgate (D5).
FOLK MUSIC AND FOLK SONGS – Mondays from Sept to May at Hotel Augustin.
(+47) 55 13 62 41. www.folkemusikk.no/columbiegg
Visekjelleren på Rick’s: Fri and Sat all year. (+47) 55 555 31 31. www.ricks.no
GRIEG HALL – Edvard Griegs Plass 1. (+47) 55 21 61 00. www.grieghallen.no.
Bergen’s largest venue for concerts, dance, theatre etc.
GRIEG IN BERGEN – Concert and story 20 June-27 Aug Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 19.30 in Korskirken. B
Tickets at the Tourist Information and at the door. Tickets: NOK 195. Bergen Card holders NOK 155.
JAZZ – Bergen Jazz Forum. From Sept to May concerts most Fri at 22.00 at USF Verftet. (+47) 55 30 72 50. B
www.bergenjazzforum.no
Swing’n Sweet: Jazz café during same period every Sat from 14.00 to 17.00 at Ludvig Bar, Hotel Neptun. www.swing-n-sweet.no
Evans Jazz Club: Fridays 19.30- 21.30 at Dyveke’s Vnikjeller www.evansjazzklubb.net
“Night-Jazz”: international jazz festival with more than 60 concerts from 25 May to 4 June 2011 in USF Verftet.
Also some outdoor concerts. Reservation: (+47) 815 33 133 or at the entrance.
Information: (+47) 55 30 72 50. www.nattjazz.no

Pop and Rock Concerts


DET AKADEMISKE KVARTER – Olav Kyrresgate 49. (+47) 55 58 99 10/406 26 601.
Concerts all year, also jazz and blues. www.kvarteret.no
GARAGE – Christiesgt. 14. (+47) 55 32 02 10/55 32 19 80 (the bar). Rock concerts, jam etc. www.garage.no
RICK’S – Veiten 3 (D5). Concerts and shows. (+47) 55 55 31 31. www.ricks.no
ROCKEKLUBBEN HULEN – Olav Ryesvei 48. (+47) 55 32 31 31. www.hulen.no

Revues and Cabarets – Performances all year at


LOGEN TEATER – Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6. (+47)55 23 20 15. www.logen-teater.no
OLE BULL SCENE – Øvre Ole Bulls Plass 3. 55 32 11 45. www.olebullscene.no
RICK’S TEATER – Veiten 3. (+47) 55 55 31 31. www.ricks.no
THEATRE – DEN NATIONALE SCENE, DNS – Engen (D5). (+47) 55 60 70 80. www.dns.no B
The theatre has three separate stages. Closed in July and most of Aug.
BERGEN BYSPILL – Bergen City Theatre. (+47) 996 04 984/992 35 653. www.bergenbyspill.no
BERGEN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE (BIT) – (+47) 55 23 22 35.
Norwegian and international acting and modern dance. Various venues. www.bit-teatergarasjen.no B

Bergen – children’s city. Fun and exciting activities at


www.BarnasBergen.no
ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com
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Sognefjord
EXPERIENCES 45

The Gateway to the Fjord Experience


The fjords are the biggest nutshell® round trip shows you our fjords
and mountains in a day trip and is available
attraction in Scandinavia. Bergen all year, but if you have time, you can
is the Gateway to the Fjords cruise around the Fjord Kingdom at a more
and the best starting point for leisurely pace, either by car or by boat.
Fjord Norway is worth it.
exploring a region visitors come
from all over the world to see. You can take day trips and round trips
from Bergen, to the Sognefjord, for exam-
The Bergen region has a fantastic coast- ple – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord,
line with thousands of large and small which also includes the Nærøyfjord, fea-
islands and a buzzing cultural scene, and tured on the World Heritage list – or to the
it is ideal for active outdoor pursuits. The Hardangerfjord, also known as the Queen
island archipelago is an open invitation to of the Norwegian fjords. We strongly
the fjords that cut through the landscape, recommend a round trip along the coast to
creating majestic and richly contrasting explore the coastal culture.
scenery. Here, waterfalls cascade down Bergen and the nearby fjord areas are
the mountainsides, while perpetual snow ideal for exploring the best of the Norwe-
glistens on the summits and lush green gian fjord country by car, boat, train or bus.
pastures brighten up the fjord landscape. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist
Information, among other places.
It is no accident that this region is included
on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage list. See list of fjord tours on page 47.
Bergen, situated as it is between one of the
world’s longest fjords, the Sognefjord, and
the Hardangerfjord, is the best starting
point for nature experiences. Picturesque
small villages line the fjords like green
oases, and out by the ocean small fishing
villages seem to cling precariously to the
rocky shore. This is a land of contrasts.
From gentle and mild to rough and wild.
And all of it is authentic and natural and
easily accessible from Bergen.

Nature is not just something for weary


city dwellers to admire from a distance,
however. Here, you can go skiing all year
– even in summer. Or you can go rafting,
mountain walking, go on a glacier walk,
cycle on spectacular navvies’ roads or fish
in the sea and rivers. The Norway in a

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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Fjord tours
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IT’S SIMPLE: BUY YOUR FJORD TOURS AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION
Why not take a tour to one of our popular, world-famous fjords and experience the most
beautiful scenery Norway has to offer. Some tours combine travel by boat, train and bus.
They all start in and return to Bergen and last from a half day to a day. Some of them can
be extended to include one or more overnight stays en route.

Period Day Time Duration Name of the tour See p.

All year Daily 08.40 train 10-12 h Norway in a nutshell® 50


or 10.28 train
All year Daily Mon-Fri: 13.15 boat apprx. 4 h Tour of the Skerries
Sat 10.10, Sun 12.30
All year Mon. –Fri. 08.50 boat 7,5h Rosendal 58
Sat. and Sun. 11.00 boat
1.5-15.9 Daily 10.00 boat 4h White Lady - Fjord tour 52 B
16.9-29.9 Tue, Thu, Sat + Sun 10.00 boat 4h White Lady - Fjord tour 52 B
1.7-28.8 Daily 15.30 boat 4t White Lady – Fjord tour 52 B
1.5-30.9 Daily 08.00 boat or 08.40 train 12.5 h Sognefjord in a nutshell 51
1.5-31.10 Daily 07.30 bus or 08.40 train apprx. 11 h Hardanger in a nutshell 50
1.5-30.9 Daily 08.00 boat 12,5 h Glacier Tour to Fjærland 55
1.5.-31.10 Daily 07.30 bus to Norheimsund 11.5 h Hardangerfjord Sightseeing 86
08.50 boat to Eidfjord
1.6-31.8 Daily 08.00 boat apprx. 10 h The World Heritage Tour
1.6-31.8 Daily 08.00 boat 12,5 h Sognefjord and Dalsfjord 51

MAP REFERENCES

ACCOMMODATION 5 Thon Hotel Bergen Airport 12 Westland Hotel


1 Hotell Lune Huler Scandic Hotel Bergen Airport 13 Bruvoll Camping and cabins
2 Bjørnefjorden Gjestetun Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport 14 Alver Hotel
Solstrand Hotel & Bad 7 Sotra Rorbusenter 15 Fjordslottet Hotel & Bad
3 Fanafjorden Hytteutleie (cabins) 9 Annekset i Hanevik 16 Bjørkheim Kro & Motell
4 Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg 10 Herdlevågen Gjestehus 17 Panorama Konferansehotell
11 Nautnes Fiskevær
Camping sites. See map.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS 9 Siljustøl – home of composer 19 West Norway Emigration Centre


Harald Sæverud 20 The Heathland Centre
1 Gamle Bergen Museum 10 Lyse monastery – 21 Hamre Church from 1600
2 Damsgård Country Mansion ruins of 800 year-old abbey 22 Ole Bull’s family farm
3 Ulriksbanen, cable car 11 Lysøen – violinist Ole Bull’s island 23 Osterøy Museum, oldest building
4 Mount Ulriken (643 m.o.s.l.) and villa from 1570
5 Fantoft Stave Church 12 Arboretum and Botanical Garden 24 Kossdalsvegen, old road built 1890
6 Gamlehaugen – Bergen residence 13 North Sea Traffic Museum with 17 sharp bends
and estate of the King of Norway. 14 Alvøen Country Mansion 25 Steam Railway. Garnes Station
Reksten art collection 15 The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum 26 Lagunen – Shopping Centre
7 Troldhaugen – home of composer Grieg
16 Meland Golf Club 27 Fjell Fortress
8 Fana Church – 800 years old
17 Herdla Museum
Hordamuseet – folk museum
18 Coastal Museum

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


48 EXPERIENCES Bergen and the region
Hotels | Attractions | Map page 46

THE BERGEN REGION – FROM OCEAN TO GLACIER


Mother Nature has been very kind to the Bergen region. A fantastic coastline with thousands of large
and small islands and a lively cultural scene make the region an ideal starting point for memor-
able experiences. Outdoor experiences, not least - with abundant opportunities for boating, outdoor
pursuits, hill walking and fishing. There are many places to stay in the region where you can experience
nature close up while still having Bergen within easy reach. The fjords are not far away, either.

NORDHORDLAND TOURIST BOARD – THE TOURIST INFORMANION IN KNARVIK


Kvernhushaugane 1, v/Knarvik Senter, (+47) 56 35 16 01. www.visitNordhordland.no. See page 46.

COASTAL MUSEUM IN ØYGARDEN – Kystmuseet


The exhibition SEA AND WIND, EARTH AND FIRE 2.5.-31.8.: Mon-Fri: 11-16
describes the energy and resourcefulness of coastal Apr-Nov: Sun: 12-17
people through 10,000 years. Film. Bicycle- and rowboat By car 40 mins (road 555/561)
hire, stone age settlement, cultural paths. Cafè.
Guided tours to Kollsnes processing plant, Herdlevær
and Øygarden exhibit centre for salmon and trout.
See page 91. NOK 50 free
Ovågen, 5337 Rong (+47) 56 38 50 50 kystmuseet@museumvest.no museumvest.no

FJELL FORTRESS
The fortress was built in 1942-1945 by the German occupation May – August
forces to protect the seaward approach to Bergen. After the war, Saturday and Sunday 11-16
the Norwegian Armed Forces took over the fortress as part of Guided tours outside opening
the Coastal Artillery. The Directorate for Cultural Heritage issued hours by arrangement
a preservation order for the fortress in 2004 and it is now open
to the public. A building has since been built to protect the gun
battery that also serves as a café and meeting venue. NOK 60 0-15 years free

Festningsvegen, 5357 Fjell (+47) 56 33 54 54 fjell@museumvest.no museumvest.no

HERDLA MUSEUM
Herdla Museum, which is situated at the northern end of the 1.3.-31.5.: Sun 12-17
island of Askøy, has exhibitions about how the moraine island 1.6.-14.8.: Daily 12-17
of Herdla was formed, about the German World War II air 15.8.-31.10.: Sun 12-17
base, and about the unique local bird life. A new exhibition Otherwise by arrangement
features the wreck of a German Gul-16 fighter plane. The area
is excellent for walking, swimming, fishing and bird-watching. NOK 40 free
Approx. 45 km from Bergen city centre. See page 91. Gul-16 exhibition 50
5315 Herdla (+47) 56 15 84 65 / 97 09 47 29 herdla@museumvest.no museumvest.no

ALVER HOTEL – IN THE HEART OF NATURE’S BOUNTY

Welcome to Rooms · Cottages


Restaurant · Bar · Pub
Alver Hotel
For a pleasant stay in a
comfortable hotel, 30 km north
of Bergen. Boat- and bicycle
hire. Golf course nearby. alver.hotel@online.no – alverhotel.no

5911 Alversund · Tel.: (+47) 56 34 38 00 · Fax: (+47) 56 34 38 90


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NORTH SEA TRAFFIC MUSEUM – Nordsjøfartmuseet
Exhibition on the Telavåg Tragedy, the North Sea Traffic 1.5.-31.8.: Mon-Sat: 11-16
1940–45, and “Shetland Larsen”. The village Telavåg was Sun all year: 12-17
totally destroyed during the war and all the inhabitants
deported. Telavåg was one of many wartime centres for
ferrying refugees and members of the resistance to and NOK 50 free under 16 years
from Britain. Film every ½ hour. Café. 45 min from Bergen Groups over 20: 35
on road 555, bus no 450- 459. See page 91. Pupils: 30
Telavåg (+47) 56 32 74 40 nordsjofartmuseet@museumvest.no museumvest.no

OSTERØY MUSEUM
Open air museum with buildings from 17th century All year: Tue-Fri 10-15
to 1920. Exhibits highlighting the fjord culture in the rural July 10-17
villages north of Bergen. Particular emphasis on building June-Sept also Sun 12-17
traditions, local arts and light industry. Expostion of
costumes. Sunday café. Walking path through the cultural
landscape between old and new graves, available all year. NOK 50 free
See page 91. Pens. and Stud. 30

Gjerstad (+47) 56 19 34 40 osteroy.museum@muho.no muho.no

THE HEATHLAND CENTRE AT LYGRA – Lyngheisenteret


An Information Centre spotlighting Europe’s Atlantic Apr-Sep: Wed-Fri 11-15.30
coast heathlands. Authentical heathlands managed Sun 12-18
by traditional farming methods, including burning, Otherwise by arrangement.
haymaking as well as grazing by the ancient breed
of Norse sheep. Exhibition, film and cafeteria. Walking
on well-mantained pathways. 50 km north of Bergen, NOK 50 20
E39 to Knarvik. Then road 57 to Seim. See page 91. Pens. and Stud. 30

Ytre Lygra, 5912 Seim (+47) 56 35 64 10 post@lyngheisenteret.no muho.no

THE WESTERN NORWAY EMIGRATION CENTRE


The Emigration Centre features the emigrant church 28.5.-19.6.: Sat-Fri and Sun 12-17
which was brought over from North Dakota in 1996 and 20.6.-28.8.: Tue-Fri 12-17
rebuilt at Sletta, 5 historical buildings from the late 19th and Sun 12-17
c., brought over from Minnesota and North Dakota, several Groups over 10 pers. all year.
exhibitions and an emigrant archive. Location: Sletta
on Radøy beside the RV 565 road, approx. 50 mins’ drive NOK 55 free
northwest of Bergen. See page 91. Stud. 40 Groups 50
Bjørnefjorden_1.5
Sletta på Radøy (+47) 56side
37 20 0009-02-10
/ (+47) 55 25 1811:26
09 Side 2
muho.no

Situated right in the heart of Fjord Norway


– just half an hour's drive south of Bergen
– the converted byre dating from 1655 and
the other buildings on the property now N-5200 OS, Norway
contain 39 charming rooms for the Tel.: +47 56 30 40 00 – Fax.: +47 56 30 40 01
enjoyment of our guests. Restaurant. info@bjornefjordengjestetun.no
www.bjornefjordengjestetun.no

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Norway
- made to be experienced
together with others!

Norway Hardanger
in a nutshell® in a nutshell

– Norway’s most popular round trip! - A taste of fruit and fjord!


This tour includes the spectacular Flåm Railway, The 179 km long Hardangerfjord provides natural
the unbelievably narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep landscapes that are spellbinding to even the most
hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May – September). well travelled tourist. Take a day trip by train, bus
Combine an overnight stay in Flåm with a fjord and express boat through beautiful scenery with
safari, kayaking or a walk along the Nærøyfjord. views of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and
Season: Daily all year idyllic fruit-farms. You can start the tour either
by bus or train.
Season: 1 May to 31 October

FOR BOOKING AND MORE INFORMATION:


Tourist information, NSB Bergen Railway station, Fjord1 Strandkaiterminalen,
www.fjordtours.com or call Fjord Tours Customer phone: +47 815 68 222
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Sognefjord Sognefjord
& Dalsfjord in a nutshell

- Experience the Dalsfjord and the Gaularfjell - Huge fjord, huge experience!
mountains Combine a beautiful boat trip on the Sognefjord
On this trip, we take you to the Dalsfjord and the – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord – with a
Gaularfjell mountains. You change boats when you spectacular train ride on the Flåm Railway, a
enter the Sognefjord and join a fjord cruise up the masterpiece of engineering! We recommend an
Dalsfjord. The tour continues by bus from Bygstad overnight stay en route in order to fully experi-
via the National Scenic Route across the Gaularfjell ence the breathtaking scenery of the Sognefjord.
Mountain and down breathtaking hairpin bends to Season: 1 May to 30 September
Balestrand. From here, you can get the express
boat back to Bergen or stay overnight and con-
tinue on the Sognefjord in a nutshell trip to Flåm
the following day.
Season: 1 June to 31 August*

*
Subject to change

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52 EXPERIENCES Fjord tours

B E R G E N FJ OR D S IG HT S E E I N G

M/S White Lady


The best way to see the famous
westcoast Norwegian scenery
with its steep mountains,
towering cliffs, and narrow
fjords, - it just has to
be experienced!
Refreshments and small meals may
FJORD TOURS Departs from The Fishmarket be purchased onboard

FJORD TOUR 1 FJORD TOUR 2 HARBOUR TOUR


Daily departure 10.00 Daily departure 15.30 Daily departure 14.30 B
May 1st till Sep. 15th July 1st till August 28th May 20th till August 31st
from Sep. 15th till 29th only: See p.
Duration 4 hours Duration 50 min
Tues - Thurs - Sat - Sun 24-27
480 NOK Adult 130 NOK Adult 70 NOK Child
Duration 4 hours 250 NOK Child 100 NOK Student 70 NOK Bergen Card
480 NOK Adult 360 NOK Student & Bergen Card
250 NOK Child We take you on a tour through
360 NOK Student & Bergen Card Bergen’s characteristic harbour area,
and you get a good view of Old
Bergen Museum and the Aquarium,
two of the city’s main attracitons.
Tickets: In The Tourist Information or at the pier.
www.bergen-fjordsightseeing.no tel +47 55 25 90 00 info@bergen-fjordsightseeing.no
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- focusing on good experiences!


 Fishermen’s cottages
 Apartments
 Holiday cottages
 Adventures
 Boat rental
Princess 61
 Charter boats
 Sea fishing
 Helicopter trips
 Activity park
 Celebrations
 Business parties
Targa 44
 Limousine rental
 Team building
 Wilderness camp
 Conferences
 Courses
+47 466 29 008 +47 468 19 244  Meetings

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EXPERIENCES Fjord11:02
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Sunnhordland
– from ocean to glacier
Sunnhordland, at the mouth of the
Hardangerfjord, is an area where
Sunnhordland
you can walk on perpetual snow,
hike in a national park, fish for trout Stavanger
in a river and cycle alongside the fjord
- all in one day.
Things to do:
– The Barony Rosendal – Folgefonna National Park
– Cycle the Island Route
– Cycle the Fjord and Mountain Route
Tourist Information offices:
Rosendal, tel.: +47 53 48 42 80
Bømlo, tel.: +47 53 42 30 27
Stord, tel.: +47 53 49 69 50
For more information and
to book accommodation:
www.visitsunnhordland.no
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life

Round Trips for Active People

RIVER
ROPE
MOUNTAIN

www.vossrafting.no 56 51 05 25 www.norwayactive.no 40 00 40 59
post@vossrafting.no post@norwayactive.no

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Fjord1 Reiseservice Phone: +47 55 90 70 70
www.fjord1.no
fylkesbaatane@fjord1.no
Photo: Rolf M. Sørensen

Daily
departures
at 08.00 from May
The world’s most beautiful fjord cruise! to September from
Enjoy the world’s longest fjord adventure, Strandkaiterminalen
the Sognefjord, and the coast on one of our boats. quay
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic
Photo: Rolf M. Sørensen

Photo: Rolf M. Sørensen

Life/Fjord Norge AS

We offer unique experiences along the Fjord Coast of Sogn Selje


og Fjordane, where you will find the best, most authentic and Florø Sognefjorden
unspoiled scenery in Norway. We call these coastal gems “our
little secrets” and we are more than willing to share them with you!
Bergen Flåm
The Fjord Coast is also the gateway to the world’s longest Oslo
fjord adventure: the Sognefjord and the Nærøyfjord, which is
on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The fjords and mountains
offer many and varied attractions - from stave churches to
the Norwegian Glacier Museum and national parks.
Join us on a journey of discovery!

www.fjord1.no

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riss-as.no
For the perfect stay in Hardanger and Voss,
choose any of our six hotels
www.brakanes-group.no

- it’s truly an experience!


hardangerfjord hotel Øystese i Hardanger Brakanes hotel Ulvik i Hardanger
T: +47 56 55 63 00 | www.hardangerfjord-hotell.no T: +47 56 52 61 05 | www.brakanes-hotel.no

Quality hotel & resort vøringfoss Eidfjord i Hardanger ulvik hotel Ulvik i Hardanger
T: +47 53 67 41 00 | www.voringfoss.no T: +47 56 52 62 00 | www.brakanes-hotel.no

oPPheiM hotel & resort Oppheim ved Voss strand fjordhotel Ulvik i Hardanger
T: +47 56 52 25 00 | www.oppheimresort.no T: +47 56 52 63 05 | www.brakanes-hotel.no
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Wild and dramatic nature


- the world’s best reason to visit

FLÅM
www.allegro.no · Photo: VisitFlåm / Morten Rakke · www.rakke.no

Beautiful Flåm is situated at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, ÅLESUND


ÅLESUND
a tributary of the 204 kilometer long and up 1308 meter deep
FLÅM
Sognefjord. VOSS FLÅMHEMSEDAL
VOSS
BERGEN MYRDAL GEILO
HEMSEDAL
BERGEN MYRDAL GEILO
The Flåm Railway is the unique train journey between Flåm and the OSLO
OSLO
mountain station Myrdal on the Oslo – Bergen Line, and is widely STAVANGER
STAVANGER
recognized as one of the steepest and most beautiful railways LARVIK
LARVIK
in the world. The boat company Sognefjorden invites you to KRISTIANSAND
a memorable voyage between Flåm and Gudvangen on the KRISTIANSAND

spectacular Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy LÆRDAL–OSLO

a good night sleep at the historical Fretheim Hotel, one of Fjord LÆRDAL–OSLO

Norway’s most unique and comfortable hotels.


UNDREDAL
UNDREDAL
GUDVANGEN AURLAND
GUDVANGEN AURLAND
STALHEIM FLÅM
STALHEIM FLÅM
Flåm welcomes everyone, regardless age and season. VOSS
BERGEN
VOSS
BERGEN
OSLO
OSLO

MYRDAL
MYRDAL

FERJE TUNNEL TOG VEG


FERJE TUNNEL TOG VEG
Oslo – Flåm .................. 350 km · 5 t 30 min
Oslo – Flåm .................. 350 km · 5 t 30 min
Bergen – Flåm ............. 165 km · 2 t 30 min
Bergen – Flåm ............. 165 km · 2 t 30 min
Voss – Flåm .................... 65 km · 50 min
Voss – Flåm .................... 65 km · 50 min
Hemsedal – Flåm........ 115 km · 1 t 45 min
Hemsedal – Flåm........ 115 km · 1 t 45 min
Geilo – Flåm................. 115 km · 1 t 45 min
Geilo – Flåm................. 115 km · 1 t 45 min
Stavanger – Flåm ....... 350 km · 7 t
Stavanger – Flåm ....... 350 km · 7 t
Kristiansand – Flåm..... 490 km · 8 t
Kristiansand – Flåm..... 490 km · 8 t
Ålesund – Flåm ........... 298 km · 5 t
Ålesund – Flåm ........... 298 km · 5 t

P.O. Box 75, NO-5742 Flåm P.O. Box 50, NO-5742 Flåm P.O. Box 63, NO-5742 Flåm
Tel: (+47) 57 63 21 00, Fax: (+47) 57 63 23 50 Tel: (+47) 57 63 32 00, Fax: (+47) 57 63 31 99 Tel: (+47) 57 63 63 00, Fax: (+47) 57 63 64 00
e-mail: flaamsbana@visitflam.com e-mail: post@sognefjorden-as.no e-mail: mail@fretheim-hotel.no
www.flaamsbana.no www.sognefjorden-as.no www.fretheim-hotel.no

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58 EXPERIENCES Fjord tours

Baroniet rosendal
Båtcruise
Boatmed omvisning
cruise og lunsj
from Bergen to the Hardangerfjord
påand
Skandinavias minste– with its fjord, glacier,
romantic Rosendal
slott fraand
mountains 1665.
waterfalls.
MandagDaily
- fredag,
fromfra maitotil september

HARDANGERFJORDEKSPRESSEN
May September
At the Barony Rosendal, you are given a guided tour of
Båtturen fra Bergen til Rosendal tar
the manor house dating from 1665, you can visit the
deg med på summer
2011 en reiseexhibition:
gjennomNicolai
et unikt
Astrup (1880-1928), and

BERGEN - ROSENDAL
kyst- ogenjoy
fjordlandskap, og ikke
a two-course lunch mademinst
from fresh produce from
Dronningen blant
the house de norske
gardens. You canfjordene
also visit the Stone Park in
- Hardangerfjorden.
Rosendal – a taste of Folgefonna National Park.

Raskeste veien mellom


På Baroniet to Friday:Bergen
Rosendal
Monday blir det om- og Rosendal
visning og en 2-retters lunsj med
Boat departs Bergen at 8.50, arrives in Rosendal at 10.45
friske råvarer fra Rosendal
Boat departs Rosendal atHave.
14.20, arrives in Bergen at 16.15
Etterpå kan du spasere og nyte
Saturday – Sunday:
Rosendal Have på egen hånd.
Boat departs Bergen at 11.00, arrivesMandag
in Rosendal -atfredag
12.55
AvgangBoat departs Rosendal at 16.30, arrives in Bergen at 18.25
Båt avreise Bergen kl 09:00, ank. 06:50
Fra Rosendal 14:20
RosendalPrices:
kl 10:55.
Adults: NOK 695, Pensioners: NOK 565, Children: NOK 310
Båt avreise Rosendal kl 14:20, ank.
BergenTh tourFra
kle 16:15. be extended with an 07:15
canMalkenes overnight stay14:45
and
dinner at Baroniet Rosendal Avlsgård & Fruehus.
Priser Call (+47) 53 48 29 99 or send an email to
Fra OsHonnør: Kr 565,- 07:40
Voksen:info@baroniet.no
Kr 690,- 15:10
Barn 4 - 15 år: Kr 320,-
Turen kan utvides
For more med overnatting.
information
Fra Flesland and tickets:08:20 15:50
www.baroniet.no
Mer informasjon og billetter:
The Tourist Information
/ www.rodne.no 08:45
and the Til
www.baroniet.no Bergen
Strandkai Terminal in Bergen 16:15
Turistinformasjonen i Bergen

HARDANGERFJORDEKSPRESSEN
Fra Bergen 09:00 16:30
BERGEN - ROSENDAL Fra Flesland 09:25 16:55
Daglige avganger hele året,
Daily
se departures
www.rodne.no.
10:05
Fra Os all year, see www.rodne.no 17:35

Uforglemmelige
Unforgettable opplevelser
experiences at the Barony
på Baroniet
Fra Malkenes
Rosendal,
10:20Rosendal,17:50
Folgefonna NationaliPark
Folgefonna
and the inner reaches of
nasjonalpark og videre innover i
the Hardangerfjord.
Til Rosendal
Hardangerfjorden. 10:55 18:25
Ordinary
Billetter kantickets
kjøpescanombebord
purchased
og on board
and Turistinformasjonen
hos at the Tourist Information
i in Bergen.
Se WWW.RODNE.NO
Bergen.
for fullstendig rut
ende bussruter samt ruteendringer hel

MAIL@RODNE.NO WWW.RODNE.NO

WWW.RODNE.NO MAIL@RODNE.NO TEL. +47 51 89 52 70


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HOTELS Jacobs Apartments & Hotel (D4)
Augustin Hotel (C5) P-Hotels Bergen (D5)
Basic Hotel Bergen (D5) Radisson Blu Hotel Norge (D5)
Bergen Travel Hotel (D5) Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (C4)
Best Western Hotel Hordaheimen (C5) Rica Hotel Bergen (D5)
Citybox (E5) Scandic Bergen City (D5)
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret (C4) Scandic Neptun (D5)
Clarion Hotel Admiral (C5) Scandic Strand (D4)
Comfort Hotel Holberg (C5) Steens Hotel (E5)
Det Hanseatiske Hotel (D4) Thon Hotel Bristol (D5)
First Hotel Marin (D4) Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge (C4)
Grand Hotel Terminus (E4) Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (C4)
Hotel Park (E5) Victoria Hotell (D4)
InCity Hotel & Apartments (D5)

MAIN ATTRACTIONS 19 Permanenten, West Norway Museum of


Decorative Art
Tourist Information 20 Bergen Art Museum: Stenersen
1 Norwegian Fisheries Museum/ 21 Bergen Contemporary Art Centre: Bergen
Sandviksboder Kunsthall
Coastal Culture Centre 22 Bergen Art Museum: Rasmus Meyer
2 Haakon’s Hall – 13th century Royal Collection
Ceremonial Hall 23 Bergen Art Museum: Lysverket
Rosenkrantz Tower – 16th century 24 Grieg Hall – cultural and congress centre
2a Bergenhus Fortress Museum 25 Johanneskirken – St. John‘s Church
3 St. Mary’s Church – 12th century. Closed 26 Museum of Natural History. Botanical
4 Schøtstuene – old Hanseatic assembly Garden
rooms 27 Museum of Cultural History
5 Bryggens Museum/Meeting Point 28 Maritime Museum: Sjøfartsmuseet
Bryggen – archaeological museum 29 VilVite, Bergen Science Centre
6 Hanseatic Museum.
Starting point for Bergens-Expressen TRANSPORT
7 Funicular up Mount Fløyen A Passenger ferry for Denmark (B5)
Fløyen – mountain vantage point B Departure point for tours by traditional
Restaurant, café boats (C4)
8 Market for fish, flowers, fruit, vegetables C Strandkai terminal. Express boats for
and souvenirs Sognefjord and Nordfjord
9 Korskirken. 17th century church Express boats for Haugesund, Stavanger,
10 School Museum/Holberg Museum Hardangerfjord and Sunnhordland (D5)
11 The Cathedral. 12th and 13th century D Sightseeing boats. Marina (D4)
12 Leprosy Museum. St. Jørgen’s Church E Express boat for Askøy (D6)
13 Starting point for sightseeing buses F Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten)
14 Buekorps Museum for North Norway (D6)
15 Nykirken – early 18th century church G Central Bus Station (E4)
16 Bergen Aquarium H Railway Station (E4)
17 USF Verftet – music & arts venue I Airport bus
18 The Theatre – from 1909 J Cruiseship port

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EXPERIENCES 63

Sport and leisure – active experiences


The fact that Bergen is located There are plenty of opportuni-
ties for a round of golf. There
in one of the world’s most scenic are both nine and eighteen-
areas means that there are hole courses, all in fantastic
lots of opportunities for active settings surrounded by wood-
land, lakes and mountains.
experiences for adults and If you come in your own boat,
children alike. you can choose to moor off
one of the thousands of small
Nature is close at hand no matter where islands in the region or head for
in the Bergen region you are. And if you one of the many secure guest
prefer the indoor life, there is plenty to do marinas.
indoors as well. Make sure you get a copy of our
boating guide that describes
The city’s seven mountains are the local the opportunities on offer. Con-
people’s most popular recreation area. tact Nautic Sailing if you want
If you take the Fløibanen funicular or the to charter a sailing boat. To
Ulriken cable car up to the mountains, you hire a boat, kayak or canoe, see
can walk for hours on marked trails while the list on pages 65 and 81.
enjoying panoramic views of the city.
Out near the coast, you can choose bet- For families, see our website:
ween many alternative walks on the North www.BarnasBergen.no. If you
Sea Trail. If you prefer city walks, we sug- want to swim indoors, a trip to
gest you join one of the many fascinating the Vannkanten (Waterworld) complex is
guided walking tours. recommended.
There are also great opportunities for ten-
If you bring your own equipment, there are pin bowling, squash and deep-sea fishing
many possibilities in the region – cycling, trips in the Bergen region.
scuba diving, fishing, boating and kayaking. Call in at the Tourist Information for infor-
If you wish to experience things together mation about what’s on offer and to buy
with others, we recommend whitewater trips and tours.
rafting at Voss, the Norway Active round
trip featuring cycling, kayaking and rafting,
or a fishing trip on the TSMY Weller from
the city centre. With Bergen Base Camp
you can go abseiling, or on a GPS-guided
walk in the town or in the mountains or
try paragliding from the summit of Mt.
Ulriken. You can hire kayaks at Bruvoll
Camping for trips through Norway’s most
fantastic island archipelago, just a short
distance from Bergen.
64 EXPERIENCES Sports and recreation – active experiences
Leisure boats | Marinas | Swimming spots | Activities

FOR BOAT PEOPLE


The Bergen region is paradise for boating enthusiasts. Here, you can explore fjords surrounded
by majestic mountains as well as the myriad islands and islets that line the coast like a string of
pearls, providing protection from the ocean beyond. With your own boat it is easy to get to most of
the sights and attractions the region has to offer. There are plenty of guest marinas with excellent
facilities. The guest marina in Vågen in the heart of Bergen has all the facilities you need. Call in at
the Tourist Information and pick up the boating guide for Hordaland.

SERVICE CENTRE for leisure boats at Zachariasbryggen quay by the Fish Market at the head of Bergen Harbour. Open from
May to Oct. Keycard for access to the service centre can be purchased from the nearby Tourist Information office (NOK 60).
For use of showers, toilets, washing machines, tumble dryers: NOK 60 per day, or NOK 250 per week.
HARBOUR FEE: for boats under 100 metres: NOK 100., over 100 metres: NOK 200. Electricity NOK 75 per day.
Harbour fee and electricity can be paid at the pay machine at the harbour.
OTHER SMALL VESSEL MARINA: Hjellestad Marina, Hjellestadveien 313. (+47) 466 21 539.
BOAT LAUNCH RAMP at Hjellestad Marina, Hjellestad.
BUNKERING: Marine & Industrisalg AS, Munkebryggen in the centre (just diesel) and Hjellestad Marina (petrol and diesel).
BOAT RENTAL: See page 81

Some recreation areas – Swimming spots


Nordnes sjøbad (B6) – Centre. Outdoor heated swimming pool, Mjølkevika, Stend 25 min. by City light rail to Nesttund
near the Aquarium bus no.11. bus no 64.
USF Verftet, centre – Swimming spot by the quai. Os, 50 min. by buses no 600/601 from the Bus Station.
Grønevika, near the Arboretum at Milde 45 min. by City light Helleneset, 15 min. by bus 20 or 24 from the centre
rail to Nesttun and bus no 53. Tømmervågen, 25 min. by bus no 24 to from the centre.
Austrevågen, Krokeide 50 min. by City light rail to Nesttun Våganeset, Våganeset, Åstveit 15 min. by bus from the centre.
and bus no 61. Vollane, Eidsvåg 15 min. by bus from the centre.

BERGEN BASE CAMP


ACTIVITIES AND NATURE EXPERIENCES At Ulriken, top station:
IN AND AROUND BERGEN May-Oct.: Daily 9-21
You’ll find us at the top of Mount Ulriken and Oct.-April: Sat. and Sun. 9-17
at the Fish Market.
New: Unique and innovative GPS guiding system Book at Wave Restaurant,
in the city centre and local mountains. at the Fish Market
(+47) 55 32 55 00 post@bergenbasecamp.no bergenbasecamp.no

STALHEIM ADVENTURE – NATURE UP CLOSE


Activities and adventures in spectacular surroundings Farm visits and tractor safaris every
30 minutes from Voss! Regular and tailored activities Sun.: 12 June – 30 Sept. at 11.00
including tractor safaris, Viking walks, summer from Stalheim Hotell. Not offered
pasture farm visits, guided nature walks, visits to a 17 July 2011. Advance booking at the
Norwegian family and horse-riding. Activities from tourist information or contact us.
April to October.
NOK 600 300 Family 2+2: 1500

Haugsvikvegen 33, 5713 Vossestrand (+47) 902 73 535 bookingstalheim@gmail.com stalheimoppleving.no


Restaurants
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Here is there
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nimofor more details
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vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.
Activities
ANGLING – Information and fishing permits are TROTTING – Bergen Travpark, Haukås in Åsane, 16 km B
available from the Bergen Angling Association north from city centre near road E39. Bus no. 285.
(Bergen Sportsfiskere), Damsgårdsveien 106. (+47) 55 39 68 00. Trotting usually on Thursdays 17.30.
Tel. (+47) 55 34 18 08/975 13 666. www.travpark.no
www.sportsfiskere.no. WALKING – Bergen Turlag, (DNT) Tverrgaten 4-6 (D4).
BICYCLE HIRE – Sykkelbutikken, Kong Oscarsgate 81. (+47) 55 33 58 10. Open Mon-Fri 10-16. Thu till 18,
(+47) 55 36 18 80. Sat till 14.. Bergen Turlag arranges walking tours on
Bergen Base Camp, Wave, at the Fish Market. weekends and on Sundays and supplies information
(+47) 55 32 55 00 about cabins and mountain routes all over Norway.
BOWLING – Vestkanten, Loddefjord. Sale of equipment. www.bergen-turlag.no
www.bowling1.no “WALK LIKE A NORWEGIAN“ – 13.6-14.8. daily walks
CANOE – can be hired from Sotra Rorbusenter. with guide at 15.00 on mount Fløyen. See page 3.
(+47) 56 31 79 76 www.rorbusenter.no and
Bruvoll Camping (+47) 56 36 35 25.
www.bruvoll-camping.no
DEEP SEA FISHING – Trips during summer
Waterworld and indoor
by TSMY “WELLER” swimmingpools
Also charter tours. (+47) 40 82 58 28. Booking at the
Tourist Information. See page 41. SENTRALBADET – (D5), Teatergaten, in the centre of
Sotra Rorbusenter arranges fishing trips and rents the city. (+47) 55 56 95 70.
small boats. (+47) 56 31 79 76. SLÅTTHAUGHALLEN, Nesttun. 15 mins. by City Light
GOLF – Meland Golf Club, Fløksand north of Bergen, Rail from the centre. (+47) 55 12 65 10
road E39 over the Nordhordland bridge, then road 564. STEMMEMYREN, Øyjordsveien. 10 mins. by bus from
18 holes international course. Par 73 – 6203 m. the centre. (+47) 55 25 67 88
(+47) 56 17 46 00. Tee booking. (+47) 56 17 46 10. VANNKANTEN WATERWORLD, Loddefjord, on road
www.melandgolf.no 555. (+47) 55 50 77 77. Also pools for children.
18 hole course: Fana Golfklubb by Skeievannet ÅSTVEITHALLEN, Tertnes. 15 mins. by bus from the
in Fana. city centre. 2 pools.
9 hole course: Bergen Golfbane. Åstveit in Åsane and
Os Golfklubb, Øvredalen, Os kommune Entrance fee and opening hours: Check with the
KAYAC – Bruvoll Camping (+47) 56 36 35 25. Tourist Information.
www.bruvoll-camping.no
RAFTING – Daily May-Sept. Voss Rafting Senter.1 hour
from Bergen. (+47) 56 31 05 25. www.vossrafting.no.
See page 54.
SKATING – Slåtthaug Skating Rink, Fana.
(+47) 55 13 47 80.- www.bergen.kommune.no/idrett
and Iskanten, Loddefjord (+47) 55 50 77 77.
Fishing & souvenirs
www.iskanten.no
SQUASH, TENNIS, BADMINTON – Bergen Racket
Senter, Bønes, (+47) 55 12 32 30.
www.bergenracketsenter.com

STRANDGATEN 17
OPENING HOURS: MON-FRI 09.00-19.00 (09.00-16.00)

Western Norway’s unique main port –


BERGEN – ’Right in the heart of the city’

www.bergenhavn.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


66 ACCOMMODATION
ACCOMMODATION 67

Accommodation
Bergen has a varied selection of Bergen or beside one of the nearby fjords,
you will have fantastic coastal and fjord
accommodation to choose from, scenery near at hand all year round.
often combined in a package deal No matter why you are visiting – a family
with tickets for cultural events. holiday, a trip with friends to take in a
show, the theatre, shopping and a good
There is far too much to see and do in meal, a business trip to meet business
the whole Bergen region for just one day. connections, a night on the town with
Fortunately, we can offer a varied range of friends or to take part in one of the many
accommodation that suits all tastes and conferences held here – the Bergen region
wallets. Choose a hotel with a view of the always has something special to offer.
Vågen harbour area or a hotel surrounded
by old wooden Bergen houses. The city has EXPERIENCE PACKAGES
everything from the finest modern hotels Several hotels offer experience packages
to simple B&B accommodation, often in that include a room and tickets to concerts,
private homes. festivals, a revue or the theatre.
See www.visitBergen.com for a good
If you choose to stay in the city centre, you package deal.
will have the city’s main attractions, its his-
tory and nightlife within easy reach. Hotels BOOK ONLINE
and guest houses outside the city centre all Most hotels and guest houses in the
have good public transport services to the Bergen region can be booked online at
centre and parking if you come by car. The www.visitBergen.com. The website contains
facilities and capacity are good. good information and map references, you
If you choose to stay in southern Bergen can book quickly and securely, and you get
or in nearby Os, the airport and attractions the best available price.
such as the Edvard Grieg Museum, Trold-
haugen and Fantoft Stave Church are not BOOK AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION
far away. Not to mention all the bargains If you haven’t booked a room, the Tourist
to be found at the big Lagunen shopping Information always has an overview of
centre. what hotel and other accommodation is
If you choose to stay north of Bergen in available.
Nordhordland, on one the islands west of We are more than happy to book for you.
68 ACCOMMODATION Book online
www.visitBergen.com

88 comfortable rooms in the heart of Bergen 45 comfortable rooms in beautiful surroundings

A homely hotel
Since 1918!
With nature as it’s
nearest neighbour

for most people!

C. Sundtsgt. 18 • 5004 Bergen • Norway Sandviksveien 94 • 5035 Bergen • Norway


www.hordaheimen.no • Tel.: +47 55 33 50 00 • Fax.: +47 55 23 49 50 Tel.: +47 55 39 61 00 • Fax.: +47 55 39 61 01 • www.sbhotel.no

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The Augustin and Grand Terminus are two centrally located
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for its intimate atmosphere and the other for its classic style,
although they both have a great variety of qualities that just
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Uptaqui nit,room
nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

Welcome

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FIVE UNIQUE HOTELS IN BERGEN:


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Steeped in local history and built in the neo-Baroque style, the hotel has
an informal and stylish interior, and the staff do their utmost to make
you feel at home.
The Havnekontoret Hotel is the perfect choice for frequent travellers.
It has a breakfast buffet, and serves coffee/tea and waffles in the
afternoon and a light evening meal – all included in the price.
Tel.: +47 55 60 11 00 – E-mail: cc.havnekontoret@choice.no

The Clarion Hotel Admiral has the best location in Bergen and the city’s
best views of the harbour, Bryggen and Mount Fløyen.
Here, you can enjoy breakfast by the waterside, and an excellent meal
in Emely restaurant.

Tel.: +47 55 23 64 00 – E-mail: cl.admiral@choice.no

The Comfort Hotel Holberg is an efficient, urban and reasonably-priced


alternative in Bergen city centre. It also houses Chilli Bar & Restaurant,
which is famous for its delicious tapas.
Good shopping and attractions in the immediate vicinity.
Join us on www.facebook.com/comfortholberg

Tel.: +47 55 30 42 00 – E-mail: co.holberg@choice.no

The Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg is situated in rural surroundings 15


minutes from Bergen city centre and five minutes from Flesland Airport.
Elegant junior suites (35 sq. m), a bar, á la carte restaurant and a fantastic
wellbeing section. Children’s hotel all summer with a children’s menu,
playroom, fishing pond, rabbits in the garden, children’s cinema every
evening and, of course, free ice cream. Free parking.

Tel.: +47 55 98 00 00 – E-mail: booking.q.bergen@choice .no

The Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport is situated right beside the terminal
building at Flesland Airport. The hotel, which opened in 2007, has 200
attractive rooms, an excellent conference section with capacity for up
to 600 participants in plenary session, a restaurant, bar and wellbeing
section. This is the natural first choice for effective meetings just a
short distance from the airport.

Tel.: +47 56 10 00 00 – E-mail: cl.bergen.airport@choice.no


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locations in Bergen!
Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7 Phone: +47 55 30 90 80
Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgate 8 Phone: +47 55 30 68 00
Scandic Strand, Strandkaien 2-4 Phone: +47 55 59 33 00
Scandic Bergen Airport, Kokstadflaten 2 Phone: +47 21 61 44 00
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Thon Hotel Bergen Airport has 250 rooms and is situated


only two km from Bergen Airport Flesland. The hotel has
17 meeting rooms, the biggest of which can accommodate
250 persons. The hotel has a recreation centre with swimming
pool, squash courts and exercise facilities. Spacious parking area
free of charge for our guests.
Kokstadveien 3, NO-5257 Kokstad
Tel.: (+47) 55 92 00 00 – www.thonhotels.no/bergenairport

Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge has 229 rooms, all of which


have showers and WCs. The hotel is centrally located in quiet,
historic surroundings at Bryggen.
Bus stop for city buses nearby, two-minute walk to the airport
bus stop. Welcome!

Bradbenken 3, NO-5003 Bergen


Tel.: (+47) 55 30 87 00 – www.thonhotels.no/bergenbrygge

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz has 129 rooms and a unique


location at Bryggen in Bergen. The hotel’s nearest neighbours
include the historic wooden buildings of the old Bryggen wharf,
the Fløibanen funicular, and the Fish Market. A light evening
meal is included in the room price Monday through Thursday
except from summer and official holidays.
Rosenkrantzgaten 7, NO-5003 Bergen
Tel.: (+47) 55 30 14 00 – www.thonhotels.no/rosenkrantz

Thon Hotel Bristol has 138 rooms and enjoys a central


location on Torgalmenningen square in the heart of Bergen.
The hotel is a great starting point for sightseeing, shopping and
nightlife in Bergen. In the hotel’s Lounge, you can get together
with friends, or simply relax with a newspaper, TV and a good
cup of coffee.
Torgalmenningen 11, NO-5014 Bergen
Tel.: (+47) 55 55 10 00 – www.thonhotels.no/bristolbergen

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• Free stay for • Free wireless • Fine dining
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• Children’s menu • Located in the heart Hotel Norge
• Free ice cream** of the city
*2 children stay for free in their parents’ room. ** For the children.

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Affordable accommodation in the heart of Bergen
Cozy pub with outdoor seating
Public parking
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Kong Oscarsgate 44, 5017 Bergen - Phone: (+47) 98 23 86 00
E-mail: post@apartments.no - www.jacobsbergen.no

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Accommodation available in all categories
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• B&Bs, guest-houses, apartments
• Camping, cabins, fishermen’s-style rorbu
• Private accommodation
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76 ACCOMMODATION Pricelist hotels

PRICES PER PERSON INCL. BREAKFAST 2011

No. of
beds (+47) E-mail
Alver Hotel AS, Alvervegen 100, 5911 Alversund 88 56 34 38 00 post@alverhotel.no
Augustin Hotel, C. Sundts gate 22, 5004 Bergen 213 55 30 40 00 booking@augustin.no
Basic Hotel Bergen, Håkonsgaten 27, 5005 Bergen 76 815 22 742 bergen@basichotels.no
Basic Hotel Marken, Kong Oscarsgt. 45, 5017 Bergen 13 815 22 742 marken@basichotels.no
Basic Hotel Victoria, Kong Oscars gate 29, 5017 Bergen 87 815 22 742 victoria@basichotels.no
Bergen Travel Hotel, Vestre Torggate 7, 5015 Bergen 130 55 59 90 90 info@hotelbergen.com
Best Western Hotell Hordaheimen, C. Sundts gate 18, 5004 Bergen 161 55 33 50 00 booking@hordaheimen.no
Bjørnefjorden Gjestetun, Hatvikveien 25, 5200 Os 78 56 30 40 00 info@bjornefjordengjestetun.no
Citybox AS, Nygårdsgaten 31, 5015 Bergen 115 55 31 25 00 post@citybox.no
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret, Slottsgaten 1, 5003 Bergen 232 55 60 11 00 cc.havnekontoret@choice.no
Clarion Hotel Admiral, C. Sundts gate 9, 5004 Bergen 390 55 23 64 00 cl.admiral@choice.no
Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport, Flyplassveien 555, 5258 Blomsterdalen 400 56 10 00 00 cl.bergen.airport@choice.no
Comfort Hotel Holberg, Strandgaten 190, 5004 Bergen 290 55 30 42 00 co.holberg@choice.no
Det Hanseatiske Hotel, Finnegårdsgaten 2A, 5003 Bergen 32 55 30 48 00 hotellbooking@finnegaarden.no
Eivindvik Fjordhotell, Eivindvikvegen 1082, 5967 Eivindvik 32 57 78 43 10 post@eivindvik-fjordhotell.no
First Hotel Marin, Rosenkrantzgaten 8, 5003 Bergen 319 53 05 15 00 booking.marin@firsthotels.no
Fjordslottet Hotell, 5283 Fotlandsvåg 130 56 39 50 90 fjordslottet@fjordslottet.no
Grand Terminus, Zander Kaaes gate 6, 5015 Bergen 250 55 21 25 00 booking@ght.no
Hotell Lune Huler, Fjellangersvingane 8, 5955 Lindås 40 926 37 502 post@lunehuler.no
Hotel Park, Harald Hårfagresgate 35, 5007 Bergen 62 55 54 44 00 booking@hotelpark.no
InCity Hotel & Apartments, Øvre Ole Bulls Plass 3, 5012 Bergen 84 55 23 16 13 booking@incity.no
Jacobs Apartments & Hotel, Kong Oscarsgate 44, 5017 Bergen 44 55 54 41 60 post@apartments.no
Klosterhagen Hotell, Strangehagen 2, 5005 Bergen 31 53 00 22 00 post@klosterhagenhotell.no
P-Hotels Bergen, Vestre Torggate 9, 5015 Bergen 87 800 46 835 bergen@p-hotels.no
Panorama Konferansehotell, Forland, 5379 Steinsland 114 53 51 00 30 post@panoramahotell.no
Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsliåsen 50, 5254 Sandsli 240 55 98 00 00 q.bergen@choice.no
Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4, 5012 Bergen 680 55 57 30 00 sales.norge.bergen@radissonblu.com
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen, 5003 Bergen 499 55 54 30 00 sales.bgozh@radissonblu.com
Rica Hotel Bergen, Christiesgt. 5-7, 5808 Bergen 282 55 36 29 00 rica.hotel.bergen@rica.no
Sandven Hotell, Kaien 28, 5600 Nordheimsund 76 56 55 20 88 post@sandvenhotel.no
Sandviken Brygge Hotel, Sandviksveien 94, 5035 Bergen 82 55 39 61 00 info@sbhotel.no
Scandic Bergen Airport, Kokstadflaten 2, 5257 Kokstad 397 21 61 44 00 bergenairport@scandichotels.com
Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7, 5015 Bergen 527 55 30 90 80 bergencity@scandichotels.com
Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgate 8, 5012 Bergen 248 55 30 68 00 booking@neptunhotel.no
Scandic Strand, Strandkaien 2-4, 5013 Bergen 183 55 59 33 00 booking@strandhotel.no
Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Solstrandveien 200, 5200 Os 261 56 57 11 00 hotel@solstrand.com
Steens Hotel, Parkveien 22, 5007 Bergen 45 55 30 88 88 post@steenshotel.no
Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstadveien 3, 5257 Kokstad 496 55 92 00 00 bergenairport@thonhotels.no
Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge, Bradbenken 3, 5003 Bergen 400 55 30 87 00 bergen.brygge@thonhotels.no
Thon Hotel Bristol, Torgalmenningen 11, 5014 Bergen 256 55 55 10 00 bristol.bergen@thonhotels.no
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Rosenkrantzgate 7, 5003 Bergen 275 55 30 14 00 rosenkrantz@thonhotels.no
Westland Hotel AS, Kvalen 30, 5955 Lindås 172 56 34 21 00 post@westlandhotel.no

1. ORDINARY PRICES: (Breakfast incl.) This is ordinary 2. WEEKEND PRICES (breakfast incl.): Rates per person
prices for individual travellers per person in double room. per night in double room, include 1, 2, or 3 continuous
(Tour operators can ask for pricelist for groups.) overnight stays from Friday till Monday. Children under
3 years free in parent’s room (excl. breakfast). Children
H = Rooms for physically disable people between 3-15 NOK 100 in parent’s room. Limited number
H* = Only with assistance (because of steep aprons) of rooms available.
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2. WEEKEND 3. SUMMER
1. ORDINARY PRICES 1.1.-15.5. 15.6.-31.8.
+ 1.9.-31.12.

per pers. Ekstra per pers. per pers.


www. from NOK from NOK from NOK from NOK from NOK from NOK
alverhotel.no H* 1350 800 250 Request Request Request
augustin.no H* 950 575 200 950 575 575
basichotels.no H 795** 448** 250 795** 448** 448**
basichotels.no H 795** 448** 250 795** 448** 448**
basichotels.no 795** 448** 250 Open 1.6-31.8**
hotelbergen.com 1025 680 220 810 510 510
hordaheimen.no H* 1415 850 300 950 575 595
bjornefjordengjestetun.no 1195 770 350 995 620 620
citybox.no H 400** 250** 150 400** 250** 350**
choicehotels.no/no097 H* 995 600 350 1195 698 948
clarionadmiral.no H 780 490 250 780 490 490
clarionbergenairport.no H 1280 740 250 780 490 590
choice.no H 680 440 250 680 440 440
dethanseatiskehotell.no H* 1290 745 250 1290 745 845
eivindvik-fjordhotell.no H* 950 700 300 600 450 -
firsthotels.com/marin H 1295 748 300 1095 648 748
fjordslottet.no H* 850 475 200 700 400 400
ght.no H* 950 575 200 950 575 575
lunehuler.no H* 995 595 250 - - 440
hotelpark.no 1100 725 350 880 545 -
incity.no 1490 745 250 1190 595 595
apartments.no 660** 430** 210 - - 630**
klosterhagenhotell.no 890 545 300 Request Request Request
p-hotels.com 795 448 250 - - -
panoramahotell.no H 1495 995 1395 895 795
choice.no/hotels/no023 H 1480 840 250 880 540 465
radissonblu.com/hotelnorge-bergen H 971 798 400 971 561 561
radissonblu.com/royalhotel-bergen H 971 561 400 971 561 -
rica.no/bergen H* 795 525 250 795 525 525
sandvenhotel.no 975 750 250 - - -
sbhotel.no H* 1150 675 300 750 475 525
scandichotels.no H 1460 830 200 890 545 545
scandichotels.no H 1250-2050 725-1025 200 890 545 Request
neptunhotel.no H 1395 825 250 1145 725 Request
strandhotel.no 990-1990 620-1120 200 890 545 Request
solstrand.com H 1590 1240 350 1540 1190 800
steenshotel.no 990 670 200 760 510 Request
thonhotels.no/bergenairport H 1425 863 300 895 598 595
thonhotels.no/bergenbrygge 795 530 265 795 530 530
thonhotels.no/bristolbergen H 895 548 300 Request Request Request
thonhotels.no/rosenkrantz H* 895-2045 547-1172 300 Request Request Request
westlandhotel.no H 1295 800 200 1095 600 Request

3. SUMMER PRICES (breakfast incl.): Rates per person ** Breakfast not included
in double room. Booking 48 hours prior to arrival.
Children under 3 years free in parent’s room (excl.
breakfast). Children 3-15 NOK 100 in parent’s room.
Limited number of rooms available. Single supplement
– please contact each hotel.
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GUEST HOUSES | YOUTH HOSTELS | PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION


Dist
from
city No. of
centre beds (+47) E-mail / www.
Bergen Vandrerhjem Montana, Johan Blyttsvei 30, 5096 Bergen 5 km 267 55 20 80 70 bergen.montana@hihostels.no / montana.no
Bergen YMCA Hostel, Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4, 5017 Bergen 0 km 160 55 60 60 55 booking@bergenhostel.com / bergenhostel.com
Gullaksen Gjestehus, Olav Kyrres gate 32, 5014 Bergen 0 km 9 55 96 43 73 agullaks@c2i.net / gullaksen.gjestehus.no
Herdlevågen Gjestehus AS, Laxeneset, 5315 Herdla 40 km 26 56 15 08 45 inga.fromreide@gmail.com / gjestehuset.no
Huset i bakken, Stamerbakken 5, 5231 Paradis 6,5 km 10 959 28 198 tone@husetibakken.com / husetibakken.com
Intermission Hostel, Kalfarveien 8, 5013 Bergen 0 km 54 55 30 04 00 post@intermissionhostel.no / intermissionhostel.no
Kjellersmauet Gjestehus, Kjellersmauet 22, 5011 Bergen 0 km 9 55 96 26 08 kj-gj@online.no / gjestehuset.com
Klosteret 5 Gjestehus, Klosteret 5, 5005 Bergen 0 km 5 55 31 55 50 / 950 51 430 ekaltenb@online.no / klosteret15.com
Klosterhaugen 15, Klosterhaugen 15, 5005 Bergen 0 km 4 986 59 765 klosterhaugen15@gmail.com / kristian.stangebye.googlepages.com
Marken Gjestehus, Kong Oscars gate 45, 5017 Bergen 0 km 13 55 31 44 04 post@marken-gjestehus.com / marken-gjestehus.com
No. 17 Grønnestølen Gård, Grønnestølsveien 17, 5073 Bergen 3,8 km 14 55 28 66 00 / 905 50 448 kontakt@no17.biz / no17.biz
Riplegården Pensjon, Willy Valentinsensvei 4b/c, 5161 Laksevåg 4 km 16 913 17 559 tasommer@broadpark.no / riplegaarden-sommerpensjon.no
Skansen Pensjonat, Vetrlidsallmenningen 29, 5014 Bergen 0 km 14 55 31 90 80 post@skansen-pensjonat.no / skansen-pensjonat.no
Skuteviken Gjestehus, Skutevikens Smalgang 11, 5032 Bergen 0 km 9 934 67 163 solveig_rongved@hotmail.com / skutevikenguesthouse.com
To Søstre Gjestehus, Nedre Stølen 4C, 5003 Bergen 0 km 8 982 99 211 booking@tosostre.no / tosostre.no
Unneland Rooms, Unnelandsvegen 252, 5268 Haukeland 20 km 15 55 24 13 70 / 934 33 317 jarleviken@c2i.net
Aasen House, Dokkeveien 21, 5007 Bergen 0 km 6 911 41 859 aasenbergen@gmail.com / aasenguesthouse.com
Private Accommodation. Ask in the Tourist Information 55 55 20 00 booking@visitBergen.com / visitBergen.com

APARTMENTS | CABINS
Alexanders Apartment, Badstustredet 2B, 5016 Bergen 0 km 4 (+2) 951 10 902 alexander@marken.bergen.no
Alvehuset City, Hennebysmauet 9, 5005 Bergen 0 km 8 467 88 912 alvhuset@gmail.com / alvehuset.no
Alvehuset Nordnes, Strangehagesmuget 10, 5011 Bergen 0 km 6 467 88 912 alvhuset@gmail.com / alvehuset.no
Amalies Gjestehus, Ole Eidesgate 1b, 5031 Bergen 0 km 4 934 52 641 / 400 40 667 roger.nymoen@gmail.com / holiday-rentals.co.uk/bergen
Amunds Appartement, Strangehagen 26, 5011 Bergen 0 km 10 970 94 593 aa@strangehagen.no / strangehagen.no
Annekset i Hanevik, Hanevik Kai, 5307 Ask 27km 10 924 52 177 annex@hanevik.no / hanevik.no
Apartments Skansen, Nedre Blekevei 6, 5003 Bergen 0 km 14 412 01 780 apartments.skansen@gmail.com / home.broadpark.no/~ggrin/
Apartmentsbergen, Torggaten 9, 5014 Bergen 0 km 4 908 91 521 booking@apartmentsbergen.no / apartmentsbergen.no
Bergen Apartments AS, Allegaten 14, 5007 Bergen 0 km 2 402 86 921 bergen_appartments@yahoo.no
Bjørkheim Kro og Motell, Bjørkheim, 5650 Tysse 40 km 44 56 58 77 40 post@bjorkheim.no / bjorkheim.no
City Apartment Hotel, Christies gate 14, 5015 Bergen 0 km 60 55 55 87 77 info@city-apartment.no / city-apartment.no
Det Lille Hus, Lille Markevei 24, 5005 Bergen 0 km 1-6 (+2) 934 11 635 / 55 31 02 79 littlehouse@online.no / littlehousebergen.com
Fanafjorden Hytteutleie, Krokeideveien 264, 5244 Fana 20 km 20 55 91 73 01 / 909 90 411 fanafjor@online.no / fanafjorden.no
Fjordside Lodge, Steinestøvegen 745, 5108 Hordvik 18 km 10+2 992 55 241 post@fjordside.no / fjordside.no
Grethe’s Apartments, Strangebakken 24, 5011 Bergen 0 km 8 995 90 116 gredal@broadpark.no
Hannas Place, Rosesmauet 8, 5035 Bergen 0 km 8 932 44 944 hannas_place@hotmail.com / hannasplace.com
Harbour Apartments, Sandviksboder 9-10, 5035 Bergen 2 km 55 30 21 70 booking@harbourapartments.no / harbourapartments.no
Knøsen Apartment, Knøsesmauet 38, 5011 Bergen 0 km 2 (+2) 907 02 292 gt@norskrock.no
MMA Apartments, Torggaten 9, 5014 Bergen 0 km 2 (+2) 982 37 793 post@bergen-apartments.no / bergen-apartments.com
Nautnes Fiskevær, Nautnes, 5336 Tjeldstø 60 km 100 56 38 90 08 nautnes@nautnes.com / nautnes.com
Skjerping Gård, 5282 Lonevåg 40 km 20 56 39 02 91 info@skjerping.no / skjerping.net
Sotra Rorbusenter, Spildepollen, 5381 Glesvær 30 km 64 56 31 79 76 post@rorbusenter.com / rorbusenter.com
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Shared Private Shared Private With B = Breakfast


shower/bath shower/bath shower/bath shower/bath several beds Extra beds K = Kitchen Period
300 / 370 475 / 650 - 300 / 410 200 / 275 - Incl. 02.01 - 22.12
Prices incl. bedlinen 550 400 180 / 250 B 65 / K All year
450 280 310 K All year
890 595 250 F All year
500 475 250 F All year
175 B 25 / K mid June - mid Aug
550 / 700 350 / 600 150 K All year
400 250 150 K All year
400 250 All year
495 650 / 700 285 375 / 400 195 / 225 140 B 100 / K All year
420 275 375 225 100 K All year
390 - 450 450 - 550 150 K All year
450 - 500 350 - 400 100 - 200 Incl. All year
450-550 K All year
970 1190 560 670 150 K All year
350 650 325 K All year
450 320 200 K May - Aug
Request K All year

SINGLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM PER PERS.


Apartment 1300-1600 150 K 20.05 - 31.08
Per night from 2500 /Per week from 14000 K 01.05-01.09
Per night from 1600 / Per week from 9000 K All year
Apartment 1200-1400 K May - Sept
500 Apartment 600-900 400 150 K All year
2 fully equipped houses 850-1000 150 K All year
3 apartments 600-1800 K 15.06-15.08
1 apartment per night from 800 / Per week from 4600 K All year
Apartment per night from 550 / Per week from 3100 K All year
600 450 B 95 All year
549 679 375 425 350 250 K All year
500 / 700 350 / 450 150 K All year
Cabins of high level of standard 850-1100 K All year
Apartment 400-1000 200 K All year
Apartment 650-1200 100 K All year
600 450 450 200 K All year
Fully equipped apartment 1690-3200 K All year
Fully equipped apartments 1000-1200 K May - Oct
Apartment 800 K All year
Apartment 2 pers. from 850 per night. Apartment 4 pers. from 1300 per night K All year
Price from 700 to 900 K All year
Apartment 6 pers. and 10 pers. From 1000-2000 per apartment / night K All year

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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PRICES CAMPING 2011

Dist. No. of Price per No. of Price per Price per


E-MAIL from cabins cabin caravans/ tent caravan
(+47) www. city centre from - to tents from from Period

Bergen Camping Park AS 55 24 88 08 post@bcp.no 15 km 29 400-975 50 150-180 180-220 All year


Travparkveien 65,5111 Breistein bcp.no
Bratland Camping 55 10 13 38 post@bratlandcamping.no 16 km 28 390-1290 70 110 160-200 10.05-15.09
Bratlandsveien 6, 5268 Haukeland bratlandcamping.no
Bruvoll Camping & Hytter 909 25 035 jkonglev@online.no 40 km 9 400-900 20/20 130 180 All year
Hundvinsveien 10, 5956 Hundvin bruvoll-camping.no
Grimen Camping AS 55 10 25 90 booking@grimencamping.no 14 km 13 460-780 40 120-175 195-210 All year
Hardangervegen 265, 5226 Nesttun grimencamping.no
Lone Camping AS 55 39 29 60 booking@lonecamping.no 19 km 28 470-1250 200 120 175 05.01- 18.12
Hardangerveien 697, 5268 Haukeland lonecamping.no
Midttun Motell og Camping 55 10 39 00 midtmot@online.no 11 km 6/32 rom 480-900 15-20 170 200-220 All year
Midttunheia 3, 5224 Nesttun mmcamp.no
Skogtun Motell og Camping 56 33 48 66 helgnils@online.no 25 km 8 350-650 50 130 130-160 All year
Skogtunveien 19, 5357 Fjell skogtun-camping.no

FOR CAMPER VANS: CAMPER VAN HIRE AND REPAIRS


PARKING Bergen Caravan. (+47) 55 39 17 00. www.bergen-caravan.no
Bergen Bobil Senter, Damsgårdsveien 99. CAMPING GAS: GASS SERVICE A.S, Kanalveien 11, Minde.
(+47) 55 34 05 00/932 56 788. www.bgpark.com (+47) 55 20 83 40. Gas bottles, also fuel. www.gasservice.no
EMPTYING OF CAMPER VAN TOILETS: Bergen Bobilsenter, Open: Mon.–Fri.: 7.30 –16 Thurs. to 19, Sat.: 10 –14
Damsgårdsveien 99, Laksevåg, Bergen Camping Park, STATOIL petrol stations change gas bottles of all sizes.
Breistein in Åsane and at Nygårdstangen, behind the bus station.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Music Department – (+47) 55 56 85 80. Mon.–Thurs. 10-20.


POLICE: Tel. 112, FIRE BRIGADE: Tel. 110, AMBULANCE 113. Fri. 10–16.30. Sat. 10-16.
ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY, Vestre Strømkai 19. The Edvard Grieg Collection - Contact the Music Department.
(+47) 55 56 87 00. Open day and night. Shorter opening hours from approx. 15.5-31.8.
EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE, Vestre Strømkai 19.
INTERNET – BERGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, Strømgt. 6 (E4).
(+47) 55 56 87 17.
(+47) 55 56 85 00. For opening times, see above.
Weekdays 20.30. Sat., Sun. and public holidays: 15.30–20.30.
BT Mediabar, Galleriet, Torgallm. 6. (+47) 55 31 11 60.
Longer opening hours in July.
Open: Mon.–Fri. 09–21. Sat until 18.
DUTY CHEMISTS: Apoteket Nordstjernen, Bergen Storsenter
at the Bus Station. PHONING – To phone abroad, dial 00 + the country code.
(+47) 55 21 83 84. Open 08-23, Sundays and public holidays: To call Bergen from abroad: +47 + number.
10.-23. CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ BUREAU DE CHANGE
THE CITY OF BERGEN – Bergen Town Hall next to Lille Most currencies can be changed at the Tourist Information in
Lungegårdsvann lake. (+47) 05556. www.bergen.kommune.no Vågsallmenningen (D4). Opening hours, see page 7.
BERGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY – Strømgaten 6 (E4) (+47) LAUNDRY: Jarlens Vaskoteque, Lille Øvregate 17 (D4)
55 56 85 00. www.bergenbibliotek.no (+47) 55 32 55 04.
Mon.–Thurs. 10-20. Fri. 10-16.30. Sat. 10-16. Free internet. Coin-operated launderette and washing service.
Wireless network. FJORD INFORMATION – www.fjordnorway.com
Restaurants
Useful information
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ANON EVENTS – Østre Stiaberget 62, 5179 Godvik. (+47) 917 17 550 – www.anonevents.no
EXIN/BERGEN BASE CAMP – Fløyfjellet 3. (+47) 55 32 55 00. www.exin.no
NORDIC EXPERIENCE – (+47) 410 17 272. www.nordic-experience.no
SCANDINAVIAN ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE – P.O. Box 74, 5321 Kleppestø. (+47) 55 60 66 00. www.entertainment.no
TIDSREISER – Jacobsfjorden, Bryggen. (+47) 918 00 565 – www.tidsreiser.no
UNISON – Vetrlidsalm. 5, 5014 Bergen. (+47) 957 58 833 – www.unison.as

Boat hire – boats with and without crew


BNR FJORDCHARTER – Boats with capacity for 50 - 180 pass. (+47) 56 39 10 20/ 907 90 818. www.fjordcharter.no
GOLDEN LINE AS – Cabincruiser with capacity 12 pass., or 6 pass. overnight. (+47) 920 34 694. www.goldenline.no
MARITIME TOURS AS – Boats with capacity for 2 - 350 pass. (+47) 55 30 80 80. www.maritimetours.no
NAUTIC SAILING – sailing boats from 30 to 50 feet, also without crew. (+47) 55 96 21 10/932 37 485. www.nautic-sailing.no
SHOWLINE – Øvre Strand 4, 5300 Kleppestø. (+47) 913 53 333 – www.showline.no
STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL: Skur 7, Bradbenken, NO-5003 Bergen. (+47) 55 30 17 00. www.lehmkuhl.no
Norway’s largest and oldest square-rigged sailing ship built in 1914.
TIDE REISER – avd. sjø. Modern express boats from 50 to 290 pass. (+47) 51 86 87 88. www.tide.no
TSMY WELLER – A special boat built in 1947. Max 12 pass., max 7 pass. staying on board overnight
(+47) 408 25 828/55 19 13 03. www.weller.no. See page 41.

Meetings and conference organisers


The following can help with planning and arrangements:
ATLANTIC REISER AS – (+47) 71 26 88 90. www.atlanticreiser.no
CONGRESS-CONFERENCE AS – Congrex – Thomas Heftyesgate 2. P.O. Box 2694 Solli, NO-0204 Oslo. (+47) 22 56 19 30.
www.congrex.no
FJELL OG FJORD KONFERANSER AS – P.O. Box 14, NO-5259 Hjellestad. (+47) 55 11 04 20.
www.fjellogfjord-konferanser.no
KONGRESS & KULTUR AS – Torgalm. 1A, P.O. Box 947 Sentrum, NO-5808 Bergen. (+47) 55 55 36 55. www.kongress.no
POSSIBILITY AS – Casperkollen, Øvre Kråkenes 17, NO-5152 Bønes. (+47) 55 11 59 00. www.possibility.no
TRAVEL PLANNERS OF SCANDINAVIA AS – Conrad Mohrsvei 11, NO-5068 Bergen. (+47) 55 23 00 70.
www.travel-planners.no
VIA TRAVEL GROUP & MEETING – (+47) 55 54 36 19. www.viatravel.no

Tour operators
FJORD TOURS – (+47) 815 68 222. www.fjordtours.no
FJORD TRAVEL NORWAY – (+47) 55 13 13 10. www.fjordtravel.no
THE TRAVEL DESIGNER AS – Amalie Skramsvei 29, 5036 Bergen. (+47) 55 01 23 22. www.thetraveldesigner.no
TIMEOUT TRAVEL – C. Sundtsgt. 39, P.O. Box 1806 Nordnes, NO-5816 Bergen. (+47) 55 31 06 90. www.timeout-travel.no
TRAVEL PLANNERS OF SCANDINAVIA AS – Conrad Mohrsvei 11, NO-5068 Bergen. (+47) 55 23 00 70.
www.travel-planners.no
TRY NORWAY – (+47) 32 81 62 00. www.trynorway.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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Bergen Oslo Stockholm

FAROE ISLAND

Copenhagen FJORD
NORWAY
London
SWEDEN
SHETLAND
HELSINKI
FRANKRIKE
SUMBURGH NORWAY
Flights: THE ORKNEY BERGEN
to Bergen Airport, Flesland OSLO STOCKHOLM
ISLANDS
SPANIA

From abroad:
KIRKWALL
PORTUGAL
STAVANGER
more than 30 destinations in
Europe and Japan GOTHENBURG
ABERDEEN

Within Norway: SCOTLAND HIRTSHALS


from about 20 destinations
EDINBURGH

DENMARK
The Coastal Steamer: NEWCASTLE COPENHAGEN
Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen
– daily

Ferry:
IRLAND
Hirtshals-Bergen (Fjord Line)

Train: ENGLAND
The Bergen Railway LONDON
Oslo-Bergen
Copenhagen-Gothenburg-Oslo

Bergen – easy to get to


FRANKRIKE
Bergen is accessible from all over Bergen has a ferry connection to and from
the Continent. Fjord Line sails to Denmark
the world. Fly direct to the city’s and the ferry docks within easy walking
cultural events and combine distance of the city centre.
them with the most beautiful Norway is ideal for round trips and most of
them include Bergen.
scenery Norway has to offer – If you bring your own car, all the roads
the Norwegian fjords. leading to Bergen run through a fantastic
landscape of fjords, mountains and
You can fly to Bergen direct from more waterfalls.
thanSPANIA
30 central destinations in Europe.
From the biggest transport hubs, such The Bergen Railway between Bergen
as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Oslo has been ranked as one of the
London, Helsinki, Tokyo, Stockholm, greatest train journeys in the world.
PORTUGALReykjavik and Oslo, you only need to change
Many people take this train ride as part of
planes once to get here from other more Norway in a nutshell®, Norway’s biggest
distant cities. You can also fly direct to most and most popular round trip.
Norwegian towns and cities from Bergen. Modern express boats with panoramic
views take you up and down the coast and
In clear weather, Bergen and the fjords are up the famous fjords – which are included
a wonderful sight from the air – particularly on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of nature
if you fly along the coast. attractions.
TRANSPORT 83

Express bus services also operate in called “The World’s Most Beautiful Sea
virtually all directions. Enjoy the varied Voyage”, which sails all the way up to the
scenery on your way to Bergen. Russian border in the north. Spending a
few days in Bergen either before or after
Bergen is a turnaround port for the world- your trip is a must.
famous Hurtigruten coastal express, also

Airport
BERGEN AIRPORT, Flesland is 18 km south of the city on the RV 580 road.
Information centre: (+47) 67 03 15 55. www.avinor.no – see page 84.

Airlines – with direct flights to Bergen


AIRBALTIC – www.airbaltic.com
CIMBER – www.cimber.dk
CITY AIRLINE – www.cityariline.com
EASTERN AIRWAYS – www.easternairways.com
FINNAIR – (+47) 810 01 100 – www.finnair.com
FLYBE – www.flybe.com
ICELANDAIR – www.icelandair.com
KLM – (+47) 22 64 37 52 – www.klm.com
LUFTHANSA – (+47) 22 33 09 00 – www.lufthansa.com
NORWEGIAN – (+47) 815 21 815 – www.norwegian.com
SAS – (+47) 05400 – www.sas.no
WIDERØE – (+47) 810 01 200 – www.wideroe.no
WIZZAIR – (+47) 820 50 511 – www.wizzair.com

International ferries
From Denmark: HIRTSHALS/ STAVANGER/BERGEN and vice versa. Docks at Skoltegrunnskaien.
Several sailings weekly all year.
FJORD LINE (BONTELABO) – (+47) 815 33 500 – www.fjordline.com

Fjord and coastal services


HURTIGRUTEN –sails north from Jekteviken – (+47) 810 03 030 – www.hurtigruten.com
HAUGESUND AND STAVANGER, FLAGGRUTEN: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal
TIDE – (+47) 55 23 87 80 – www.tide.no. See page 86.
SUNNHORDLAND: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal.
TIDE – (+47) 55 23 87 80 – www.tide.no. See page 54.
HARDANGER/ROSENDAL: RØDNE – express boats to Rosendal, depart from the
Strandkai Terminal – (+47) 51 89 52 70 – www.rodne.no. See page 58. The Bergen Railway
SOGNEFJORD, SUNNFJORD AND NORDFJORD: Express boats depart from the Strandkai Terminal. and the Flåmsbanen
FJORD 1 – (+47) 55 90 70 70 – www.fjord1.no. See page 55. Railway have been
ranked as some of
Trains/ the railway station the greatest train
Day and night trains to Oslo (Bergen Railway). Local trains. Left luggage service. Café. journeys in the
Timetables and booking: NSB – (+47) 815 00 888 – www.nsb.no. See page 87. world.
FLÅMSBANA – The Flåm Railway – (+47) 57 63 21 00 – www.visitflam.no. See page 57.

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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Amsterdam
Hamburg
Berlin
Gdansk
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Düsseldorf Praha Warszawa


Paris Frankfurt
München
Salzburg Krakow
Split
Nice
Barcelona Dubrovnik
Alicante Roma
Murcia
Malaga
Japan
Gran Canaria
Antalya
Chania

www.avinor.no/flesland
Restaurants
Sail directly
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BEAUTIFUL And FAsT

Travel with Ms Bergensfjord or Fjord Line


Express between denmark and norway
MS Bergensfjord Hirtshals - stavanger/Bergen
sail directly from denmark to the fabled fjords of norway on
board the Ms Bergensfjord. Enjoy spectacular views and
beautiful scenery between stavanger and Bergen. We
offer restaurants, entertainment and duty free shop
on board.

Fjord Line Express Hirtshals - Kristiansand


Fjord Line Express is the quickest way of Bergen
getting from denmark to norway. The trip
Photo: Fred Johnny Hammerø / Møre og Romsdal fylke

takes just two hours and 15 minutes – faster


Stavanger
than any other vessel. We offer a buffet, Kristiansand
café and duty free shop on board.

Welcome aboard! Hirtshals

Norway: Tel: +47 815 33 500


Denmark: Tel: +45 97 96 30 00
Netherlands: Tel: +31 43 327 00 61
Germany: Tel: +49 3821 709 72 10

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


86 TRANSPORT

The Airport Express Coach. Always waiting for you outside the arrival area.
All departures and other information on flybussen.no/bergen


Coach Rental
tur@tide.no | tel. 05505

tidereiser.no

Experience Hardanger with Mer enn 150 år på fjordene

M/S Vøringen. Foto: Samferdselsfoto


Hardangerfjord
sightseeing
Daily departures by bus from
Bergen and Sighseeingboat from
Norheimsund to Eidfjord and return. Season 1.5–31.10

Booking and information


hardangerfjordsightseeing.no
Strandkaiterminalen, Bergen – Tel. +47 55 23 87 80 – booking.strandkai@tide.no Tide Reiser

Experience Fjord Norway


from Flaggruten
The express boat
Stavanger–Haugesund–Stord–Bergen
BOOKING:
www.flaggruten.no
Tel. 47 55 23 87 80

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Restaurants
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Europ’s most
spectacular
train journeys

Foto: Ole Walter Jacobsen


Foto: Øivind Haug

The Bergen Railway – The mountain track to the fjords


The Bergen Railway is voted to be one of the world’s top 10 most spectacular railways.

On the way from Oslo to Bergen you can enjoy infomercial presenting the route and the unique
the changing scenery with views of forests, rivers, travel experience.
lakes, mountains, glaciers and fjords. The railway
includes the highest stretch of train tracks in There are several departures everyday – all year
Northern Europe. round. For more details and reservation see
www.nsb.no or call (+47) 815 00 888.
The nsb.no/bergenrailway site contains an

Travel by bus or Light Rail


when you want to enjoy Bergen
and Hordaland!
Visit skyss.no for timetables and further information.

skyss.no 177/+47 55 55 90 70

Wherever you want


– whenever you want!

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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1585-10 grafisk.senter@vegvesen.no
Toll Fee in Norway
Pay Toll Online
• Register your credit card online at www.autopass.no (Visitors’ Payment) and
create a prepaid account.
• You don’t need a tag for this type of payment. When you pass through a toll
plaza, the licence plate is photographed and a deduction is made from your
prepaid account.
• Drive through without stopping at Norwegian toll plazas marked “AutoPASS”.
• You can start driving immediately after you have registered.
• Register in advance or up to 14 days after passing through your first toll point.

Without a Visitors’ Payment account or a tag, different payment options apply de-
pending on the toll plaza:

• Automatic toll plazas


Most toll plazas are automatic, so that you do not have to stop –you just drive
right through. A camera reads the licence plate and the owner of the car receives
an invoice, without incurring additional charges. This also applies to foreign
vehicles.

If you don’t wish to receive an invoice, you can pay at certain petrol stations
within three working days. Look for the “KR-Service” sign.

• Other toll plazas


Other toll plazas have both an AutoPASS lane and lanes for manual toll payment.
Do not drive through the AutoPASS lane unless you have a Visitors’ Payment ac-
count or an AutoPASS contract, or you will risk incurring additional charges.

autopass.no
Restaurants
DID YOU KNOW?
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ByGarasjen B
See p. 24-27

is Bergen’s largest multi-


storey car park with parking
for 2,265 cars.

ByGarasjen is situated above


the bus station and Bergen Light
Rail terminal, and is connected
to the railway station.

Entrance from Fjøsangerveien.

Klostergarasjen
is the most central multi-
storey car park in the centre
of Bergen – only 60 metres
from Bergen’s ‘meeting place‘
– Torgalmenningen square.

Entrance from Vestre Murallmenningen.

For information about parking in Bergen, contact Bergen Parkering


on tel.: (+47) 55 56 88 50, or visit our website at:
Bergenparkering.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


90 TRANSPORT

AIR TRANSPORT – Seaplane and helicopter:


Fonnafly, Kristiansholm 8-10, Sandviken. (+47) 55 34 60 00. See page 42. www.fonnafly.no
Helicopter: Bergen Helicopter. (+47) 55 22 12 21. www.bergenhelikopter.no.
AIRPORT BUS – Frequent bus service to the airport leaving from Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at Bryggen,
via Radisson Blu Hotel Norge and the Bus Station.
For departure times call 177, or inquire at the Tourist Information. See page 86.
BERGEN LIGHT RAIL – Goes from the city centre to Nesttun. www.bybanen.no
BUS AND LIGHT RAIL – Skyss. For departure times: 177 / (+47) 55 55 90 70. www.skyss.no. See page 87.
BUS , MINIBUS AND LIMOUSINE RENTAL
Bergen Tur- og Minibuss, (+47) 934 55 800. www.bergentur.no
Fana Tur & Sjåførservice, (+47) 400 00 057
Osbuss, (+47) 56 30 99 80. www.osbuss.no See page 17.
Tide Buss, (+47) 55 23 87 32. tur@tide.no
Turistbuss Bergen, (+47) 970 52 250. www.turistbuss.no
CAR RENTAL
Avis, Lars Hillesgt. 20 a. (+47) 55 55 39 55 / 815 33 044. See below.
Budget, Vestre Strømkai 5, (+47) 55 32 60 00 / 815 60 600.
Sande bilutleie, Liamyrane 6, Åsane. (+47) 55 19 75 90.
CENTRAL BUS STATION – (E4) Strømgaten 8. For bus times call 177, or (+47) 55 55 90 70. Terminal for buses
serving Bergen, its environs and the Hardangerfjord area. Some buses also have stops in the city centre. Express buses
leave from Nonneseterterminalen. Airport bus. Left luggage. Big, modern shopping centre, Bergen Storsenter.
FERRIES – Across the harbour, from Dreggekaien to Munkebryggen, as marked on the map (C5) Mon-Fri 07.30-16.
7.5- 28.7 also Sat 11-16. Sun no ferry.
Ferry M/F Vågen from the Fish Market to near the Aquarium 25 May-28 Aug. See p. 19.
RAILWAY STATION – (E4) Reservations and information, (+47) 815 00 888. Trains to and from Oslo and stations
en route. Left luggage. www.nsb.no. See page 87.
ROAD TOLL has to be payed by all vehichles entering Bergen. See page 88.
TAXI – Bergen Taxi 07000. See below.
Taxi1. (+47) 55 50 00 37.
Norgestaxi 08000. See page 87.
INDOOR CAR PARKS
BYGARASJEN, Fjøsangerveien (E4) (+47) 55 56 88 70. See page 89.
CITYPARK, Markeveien 7. (D5) (+47) 22 05 75 00.
GRIEGPARK, Lars Hillesgt. (+47) 815 22 315
KLOSTERGARASJEN, Vestre Murallmenning (D5). (+47) 55 56 07 70. See page 89.
PARKERINGSHUSET, Rosenkrantzgaten 4. (C-D4) (+47) 22 05 75 00.
VEHICLE BREAKDOWN SERVICE – NAF (Norwegian Automobile Club)
Assistance: (+47) 810 00 505. office (+47) 55 17 55 50.
Vikingservice a/s, (+47) 55 51 70 80/06000. 24-hour service.
SPEED AND ALCOHOL LIMITS – The speed limit is 50 km per hour in built-up areas and 80 km per hour outside.
Some motorways have signposted speed limit 90 km per hour. Maximum blood alcohol level: 0.2 o/oo

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Restaurants
Transport to the attractions outside
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ALVØEN COUNTRY MANSION: Bus no. 42 from the bus station.
By car: Take road no. 555 direction Sotra. Then follow road no.197 southwards.
ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN: Bus no. 51 from the bus station to Birkelandskrysset, change to bus no. 53.
By car: E39 southwards apprx. 5 km, then road. 580 to Birkelandskrysset. In the junction take road. 556 to Hjellestad and follow
the signs to Arboretet.
DAMSGÅRD COUNTRY MANSION: Bus no. 16, 17 and 19.
By car: Take road 555 direction Sotra over the Puddefjorden bridge, turn right on road 582 just after the bridge.
FANTOFT STAVE CHURCH: Bergen Light Rail to Paradis. Walk up Birkelundsbakken hill to the parking lot on the left
side. A small, steep path leads to the stave church from there.
You can also take bus no 2 from the city centre to Birkelundstoppen, and walk down the hill Birkelundsbakken.
By car: Take road no. 582 direction Nesttun apprx. 5 km, turn left by the sign saying FANTOFT, or drive on to Paradis and turn
left up Birkelundsbakken.
OLD BERGEN: Buses no. 9,20,23,24 outside the Tourist Information, by Festplassen or on Bryggen. Get off by
Nyhavnsveien, turn right and walk under the motor way.
By car: Take road no. 585 (E16/39) going north apprx. 3 km. Just after the tunnel turn right off the motor way (follow the signs).
GAMLEHAUGEN: Take bus no. 15, 26 or 51 to Fjøsangerkrysset junction, a few minutes walk from there.
By car:Take road no. E39 going south from the city centre apprx. 5 km. In the roundabout turn left towards Paradis.
HORDA MUSEUM: Bergen Light Rail to Nesttun, from there buses no. 60, 61, 62 or 64 to Stend.
By car: Take road no. E39 apprx. 5 km, then road no. 580 to Lagunen, no. 546 (Fanavegen), then follow road no.170 to Stend.
LYSØEN ISLAND: Bergen Light Rail to Nesttun. Bus no. 62 from Nesttun Terminal to Buena, 100 m. from Buena Quai.
From there take the boat across the fjord to Lysøen.
By car: Follow road E39 southwards , then road no. 580 to Lagunen . Turn left on road no. 546 signposted Fana towards
Fana Church, and drive over the Fana mountain to Sørestraumen. Follow the signs to Buena kai. From there take the boat
across the fjord to Lysøen.
NORWEGIAN KNITTING INDUSTRY MUSEUM: Take any bus to Åsane Terminal. From there bus no. 260 to Salhus.
You can also take bus no. 280 directly from the bus station.
By car: Take road no. E39 going north to Åsane, then road no. 564 to Salhus.
SILJUSTØL: Bergen Light Rail to Nesttun. From there buses no. 60,61,62 or 64 to Rådalskrysset. 10-15 mins walk from
there.
By car: Road no. E39 southwards apprx. 5 km, then road no. 580 to Lagunen. In the roundabout take road no. 179.
TROLDHAUGEN Edvard Grieg’s home: Bergen Light Rail to Hop. Turn left to the junction and again take a left turn
in Troldhaugsveien. From there follow the signs to Troldhaugen, 20-30 mins to walk.
By car: Take road no. E39 going south apprx.. 7 km, turn right off the main road and follow the signs to Troldhaugen.
ULRIKSBANEN CABLECAR: Bus no. 2, 29 or 31 from the centre to Haukeland Hospital and then walk left up
Haukelandsbakken hill.
By car: Take road no. 585 to Haukeland Hospital, turn left just before the tunnel and follow the signs from there.

In the Region
COASTAL MUSEUM IN ØYGARDEN: Bus no. 470-479 from the bus station.
By car: Take road no.555 to Sotra, then road no. 561 going north to Fjell.
FJELL FORTRESS: Bus no. 450-468 from the bus station to Fjell.
By car: Take road no. 555 to Sotra.
HEATHLAND CENTRE AT LYGRA: Bus no. 310-311-313 from the bus station to Lygra.
By car: Take road no. E39 to Knarvik, then road no. 57 to Seim. Apprx. 50 km north of Bergen.
HERDLA MUSEUM: Bus no. 499 from the Central bus station to Herdla.
By car: Take road 555 to Godvik, then road 562 to Askøy going north, then road 223 to Herdla.
NORTH SEA TRAFFIC MUSEUM: Bus no. 450-459 from the bus station.
By car: Take road no. 555 from Bergen to Sotra and then to Telavåg. Apprx. 45 mins.
OSTERØY MUSEUM: Train to Arna (7 mins), from there bus no. 200 or 900 to Gjerstad (Osterøy).
By car: Take road no. E16 til Kvisti bru, cross the bridge and then road no. 566 to Gjerstad.
WEST NORWEGIAN EMIGRATION CENTRE: Bus no. 320 from the Central bus station to Knarvik and then to
Austmarka. From there bus no. 300 to Sletta.
By car: Take road E39 from Bergen to Knarvik, then road 565 to Sletta in Radøy. Approx. time 50 min.
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92 SHOPPING
BRYGGEN – MORE THAN JUST AN ATTRACTION
SHOPPING 93
Bryggen was well known as a trading centre as early as the Middle Ages.
Now, many centuries later, trade still has place of honour.
Bryggen’s wooden buildings house a broad range of artists and craft
makers who produce clothes, jewellery, ceramics and visual art in their
workshops and studios with sales outlets.

The Shopping City


Trade and shopping have always Out towards the airport, you will find
Lagunen Storsenter, one of the biggest
been very important to Bergen. shopping centres in the whole of Norway.
As a visitor, this means that
you will find plenty of tempting The shopping centres are open from 9.00
to 21.00 Monday to Friday and until 18.00
shopping – from small and on Saturdays.
specialised shops to large Smaller shops are mostly open from 10.00
department stores. to 16.00, some until 17.00, and until 15.00
or 16.00 on Saturdays.
Bergen has several exciting shopping
streets: Strandgaten, the pedestrianised If you live outside Scandinavia, you can buy
’Gågaten’, Torgallmenningen, Marken, goods tax free in most shops and have
Hollendergaten, Øvregaten, Bryggen and the VAT refunded when departing from
Skostredet, to mention a few. There is Norway.
also a good selection of small specialised
shops throughout the city centre. The Fish In the Bergen region, you can buy woollen
Market has most kinds of fish and seafood and silk goods of the finest quality from
as well as fruit, vegetables and flowers. well-known local textile manufacturers
and brands such as Dale of Norway, Janus
The biggest and best shopping centres and Oleana.
in the city centre are Kløverhuset in
Strandgaten, Galleriet on Torgall- Let yourself be tempted by the Shopping
menningen square and Bergen Storsenter City at www.visitBergen.com/shopping
near the bus and railway station.

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Restaurants
DID YOU KNOW?
SHOPPING 95
Here is there
Uptaqui nit,room
nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

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96 SHOPPING

made in bergen

Welcome to Oleana’s
own flagship-store at
Strandkaien in Bergen,
near by the famous
fish market. Here you
will find the whole
famous collection
of awardwinning
products.

Oleana takes pride in using


only natural fibers like wool,
silk, alpaca and cashmere.
We believe that we have
to produce less, but more
beautiful clothes in our
part of the world.

Oleana is one of the few


knitters left in Norway who
both knits and sews all
of our products at our own
factory just outside Bergen.
We like to swim against the
stream.

The future belongs to the


storytellers.

OLEANA BERGEN, Strandkaien 2A, NO-5014 Bergen, tel. (+47) 55 31 05 20


www.oleana.no
Restaurants
DID YOU KNOW?
SHOPPING 97
Here is there
Uptaqui nit,room
nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

Meeting point
from 07.30
Breakfast - lunch - dinner
Taxfree shopping
More than 70 shops
Internet cafe
Fashion
NeoLab / Synnevåg / GrandPeople

9-21 (18)

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98 SHOPPING

Unique Norwegian hand-made


candles of the finest quality!
A beautiful sight. Welcome!
Bryggen 9

If you live outside Scandinavia,


you can buy goods tax free in
most shops and have the VAT
refunded when departing from
Norway.

Look for the Tax Free sign in


shops and ask for a tax-free
cheque.

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Photo front page: Bergen Tourist Board / Per Eide – p. 4: Per Eide, Paal Audestad / Fjord Tours, Henning Rasmussen / Bergen Base Camp,
CH Innovation Norway/ – p. 5: Bergen Tourist Board / Willy Haraldsen – p. 7: Bergen Tourist Board / Per Eide – p. 8: DNS/Fredrik Arff,
Skånevik Bluesfestival, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen – p. 9: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth, CH / Innovation Norway –
p. 10: Bergen Tourist Board/ Willy Haraldsen, Frithjof Fure, Event1, – p. 11: Trygve Schønfelder, Choice Hotels, Håkon’s Hall – Bergen
City Museum – p.14: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth – p. 15: Bergen Tourist Board / Matjaz Inthar – p. 20: AMBRA 2008 by Ina
Christel Johannesen / Camilla Spidsøe and Lena Meland / Photo: Carina Musk-Andersen – p. 21: Vidar Langeland / Bergensavisen – p. 24:
Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS, Bergen Tourist Board / Jan Løtvedt – p. 25: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth,
Fløibanen / Pål Hoff, Old Bergen Museum - Bergen City Museum, CH /Innovation Norway, Kristin Svarstad / Musica Nord – p. 27: Linn
Kjos Falkenberg, Bergen Art Museum, Barn i Byen / Kjersti Vik – p. 44: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS – p. 45: Dahle /
Destination Hardanger Fjord AS, Pål Audestad / Fjord Tours – p. 47: Ove Gjerde / Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland, Voss Rafting Senter,
Strønen Reklamebyrå / Magni Håland Dyrøy – p. 53 Rongesundsbroen/Robin Strand, Norphoto AS, p. 62 Anne Gunn Rosvold / Bergen Base
Camp, p. 63: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS, Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Innovasjon Norge, , Voss Rafting Senter – p. 66:
Clarion Hotel Admiral – p. 67: H. J. Brun, Augustin / A. J. Kleven – p. 83: Bergen Tourist Board / Jan M. Lillebø, Fjord Line AS, Rolf M.
Sørensen, NSB / Rune Fossum – p. 87: Rune Jensen p. 92: Maria Strandenes, Galleriet – p. 93: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge
AS, Solveig Hisdal / Oleana AS – p. 100: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Fjord Norge AS – p. 101: Bergen Tourist Board / Matjaz Inthar,
Grand Terminus / Atle Kårstad, Ronny Rosenberg.

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Uptaqui nit,room
nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

Factory outlet

for wool fashion

E39

E16

Ytre
E39 Arna Indre
Arna
E16

E39 580

BERGEN
KULTURSENTER
E39 Espeland

The Janus Kultursenter largest and oldest knitwear tory. There are large-scale historical exhibition and
factory outlet is situated factories in Europe. The photographs displaying great setting for concerts.
in Espeland, south-east of outlet is in the original over a century of industrial You can also pay us a visit
Bergen. We offer a range factory built of wood, history, the old machines at www.janus.no.
of underwear, dresses, which dates back to 1895. and equipment used when
jackets, trousers, hats and It has an idyllic location the factory was run using
socks for the entire family. on the riverbank. A visit to water from the river. The Opening hours:
The clothes are made our factory outlet is a trip actual cultural centre is on Mon-Wed: 09-17
from the finest wool from back in time. The walls are the first floor of this beau- Thursday: 09-18
our modern factory next imbued with the true spirit tiful wooden factory, as a Friday: 09-17
door. Janus is one of the of Norway’s textile his- combined factory outlet, Saturday: 10-14

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100 BERGEN

The Fish Market


BERGEN 101

Restaurants and nightlife


A good meal is the icing on the Many restaurants take special pride in
ensuring that the ingredients preserve their
cake of your visit to Bergen, and a natural taste and emphasise their distinc-
taste of the city’s nightlife should tive character.
have you bursting with new energy. The people of Western Norway have long
been able to enjoy first-class ingredients
In Bergen you will find just about every- and we are proud to be able to serve the
thing - from coffee bars to fish restaurants most deliciously tempting local food and
and delicious international cuisine, to drink the region has to offer.
small arty cafés, discothèques, bars and
nightclubs. Some of the most seductive delicacies the
region has to offer require no preparation
Ask a local where you should go and you – big sweet strawberries straight from
will likely be directed to one of the city’s the field, dark-red morello cherries, juicy
‘classic’ eateries that have been attracting plums and tasty Hardanger apples.
customers for decades. Bergen has some You can enjoy fresh fjord prawns down by
of the country’s most beautiful restaurants the harbour while peacefully watching the
and some of its best cuisine, too. All you comings and goings of the boats.
have to do is choose according to your
taste, appetite – and what you can afford. Bergen’s nightlife has enough variety to
ensure an enjoyable evening out. If you
The region’s majestic countryside produces want somewhere quiet, there are many
the very best ingredients, and the fish in excellent coffee bars with a relaxing
the sea are the basis for culinary experien- atmosphere.
ces that are the envy of chefs worldwide. Or take in a revue or an interesting concert.
If you visit places with the ‘En smak av And it’s never very far to one of the city’s
Kysten’ (Taste of the Coast) label, you are many nightclubs.
guaranteed the best seafood to be had.
You can enjoy fantastic fresh fruit grown Take a look at what Bergen has to offer at
in orchards and on lush slopes beside our www.visitBergen.com/restauranter
deep fjords.
102 RESTAURANTS Our best restaurants

NAME / ADDRESS Map ref.


(+47)

EXCLUSIVE
BØLGEN og MOI Lysverket, Rasmus Meyers allé 9 E4 55 59 77 00
EMILY, Clarion Admiral Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 9-13 C5 55 23 65 10
ENHJØRNINGEN, Bryggen 29 C4 55 30 69 50
FINNEGAARDSTUENE, Rosenkrantzgt. 6 D4 55 55 03 00
LUCULLUS, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 (closed in July) D5 55 30 68 20
SMAUET MAT & VINHUS, Vaskerelvsmauet 1 D5 90 29 99 00
TO KOKKER, Enhjørningsgården 1, Bryggen C4 55 30 69 55
TYPICAL OF BERGEN
BRYGGEN TRACTEURSTED, Bryggestredet 2, Bryggen C4 55 33 69 99
BRYGGELOFTET & STUENE, Bryggen 11 C4 55 30 20 70
DICKENS, Kong Olavs plass 4 D5 55 36 31 30
FLØIEN FOLKERESTAURANT, Mount Fløyen E3 55 33 69 99
GAMLE BERGEN TRACTEURSTED Elsesro 1A, Sandviken 55 25 70 34
HARBOUR CAFÉ, Torget 9 D4 55 30 09 00
HOLBERGSTUEN, Torgallmenningen 6 D5 55 55 20 55
KAFFISTOVA, Best Western Hotell Hordaheimen, C. Sundtsgt. 18 C5 55 33 50 00
WESSELSTUEN, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6 D5 55 55 49 49
INTERNATIONAL
CASA DEL TORO, Rosenkrantzgt. 6 D4 55 55 03 10
CHINA PALACE, Strandgt. 2 D5 55 21 28 38
DR. LIVINGSTONE, Kong Oscarsgt. 12 D4 55 56 03 12
MAHARAJA INDISK RESTAURANT, Rosenkrantzgt. 5 D4 55 31 25 55
NAMA SUSHI & NOODLES, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B D4 55 32 20 10
PACIFIC RESTAURANT, Torget 13 D4 55 30 09 10
SKIBET MEX-TEX, Zachariasbryggen D4 55 55 96 55
STRAGIOTTI BAR og RISTORANTE, Vestre Torggt. 3 D5 55 90 31 00
STEAKERS BERGEN, Bryggen 7 D4 55 55 48 30
T.G.I Friday’s, Nedre Ole Bulls Plass 4 D4 55 56 32 40
YANG TSE KIANG, Torget 3 D4 55 31 66 66
YANG TSE KIANG, Galleriet, Torgallmenningen 8 D4 55 32 88 86
OTHERS
ALMENNINGEN, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen C4 55 54 30 00
AMALIE, Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgt. 2 D5 55 30 90 80
BANKEN A LA CARTE, Vårsallmenningen 16 D4 92 23 71 22
BEYER’EN, First Hotel Marin, Rosenkrantzgt. 8 D4 53 05 15 14
BIG HORN STEAK HOUSE, Lodin Leppsgt. 2B D4 55 36 60 60
BJØRGVIN, Scandic Bergen Airport, Kokstad 21 61 44 00
BRASSERIE No.22, Hotel Augustin, C. Sundtsgt. 24 C5 55 30 40 00
CAFÉ OPERA, Engen 18 D5 55 23 03 15
CORNELIA KYST OG VILT, Kjøttbasaren, Vetrlidsallm. D4 55 01 18 85
CORNELIA SJØMAT, Kjøttbasaren, Vetrlidsallm. D4 55 01 18 85
FAGERNES YACHT CLUB, Straumevegen 168 55 12 50 80
FILIALEN BRASSERI, Vågsallmenningen 16 D4 92 23 71 22
HANNE PÅ HØYDEN, Fosswinckelsgt. 18 E5 55 32 34 32
JACOB AALL BRASSERIE OG BAR, Xhibition Shoppingcentre, Småstrandgt. 3 D4 53 01 28 25
LIDO, Torgallmenningen 1 D4 55 32 59 12
LINDBERGH, Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstad 55 92 00 00
MEZZO, Rosenkrantzgt. 6–8 D4 55 55 03 03
MICHELSEN SPISEBAR, Christiesgt. 10 D5 55 70 70 59
OLE BULL, Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, N. Ole Bulls Plass 4 D5 55 57 30 00
PACIFIC RESTAURANT, Torget 13 D4 55 30 09 20
PASCAL MAT & VIN, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8 D5 55 30 68 68
PEPPES PIZZA, Olav Kyrresgt. 11 D5 22 22 55 55
PEPPES PIZZA, Finnegaarden D4 22 22 55 55
PEPPES PIZZA, Zachariasbryggen D4 22 22 55 55
PEER GYNT, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli 55 98 00 00
PERGOLA MAT OG VINBAR, Nedre Korskirkeallmening 9B D4 55 01 86 73
POTETKJELLEREN, Kong Oscarsgate 1A D4 55 32 00 70
PYGMALION ØKOCAFÉ & GALLERI, Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4 D4 55 32 33 60
RICA, Rica Hotel Bergen, Christiesgt. 5-7 D5 55 31 54 00
SJØMATKIRKEN SEAFOOD, Zachariasbryggen D4
SKY:SKRAPEREN, Mount Ulriken 53 643 643
SØTT OG SALT, Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Ole Bulls Plass 4 D5 40 00 37 13
WAVE, The Fish Market D4 55 55 31 55
Restaurants
Our best nightspots
DID YOU KNOW?
RESTAURANTS 103
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Uptaqui
Cafés nit,room
| Bars nimo for more details
voluptur,
| Nightclubs et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.
CAFÉS MAP REF. (+47)
AUGUSTINS Café og Conditori, Galleriet, Torgallmenningen 8 D4 55 32 35 25
AUGUSTINS DELI, Galleriet, Torgallmenningen 8 D4 55 32 35 25
AUGUSTINS KAFFELADE, Galleriet, Torgalmenningen 8 D4 55 31 19 20
BAKER BRUN BRUNELLO, Bryggen C4 55 31 65 12
GLESVÆR KAFÉ, Handelstaden, Glesvær på Sotra 56 33 90 80
BEREDT KLØVER CAFÉ, Kløverhuset, Strandgt. D5 55 62 54 58
SMAG OG BEHAG, Lagunen, Rådal 55 13 46 60

INTERNET CAFÉ
BT MEDIABAR, Galleriet, Torgallmenningen 6 D5 55 31 11 60

BARS / PUBS LIVE MUSIC


ALTONA VINBAR, Augustin Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 24, (+47) 55 30 40 00 no
ANITRA, Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg, Sandsli, (+47) 55 98 00 00 no
BAKLOMMEN BAR, Bryggen, (+47) 55 32 27 47 no
BEFFEN BAR, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen, (+47) 55 54 30 00 no
BEYER’EN, First Hotel Marin, Rosenkrantzgt. 8, (+47) 53 05 15 00 no
BIBLIOTEKET, Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4, (+47) 55 57 30 00 no
CAFÉ CONTRA BAR, Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Nedre Ole Bullsplass 4, (+47) 55 55 96 55 no
CITY BAR. Scandic Bergen City, (+47) 55 30 90 80 no
DYVEKES VINKJELLER, Hollendergt. 7, (+47) 55 32 30 60 no
FEMTE I ANDRE, Scandic Strand, Strandkaien 2B, (+47) 55 59 33 00 no
FINNEGANS IRISH PUB, Veiten 3, (+47) 55 55 31 39 no
GRAND WHISKY BAR, Grand Terminus, Zander Kaaesgt. 6, (+47) 55 21 25 00 no
HAVARIET BAR, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 96 55 no

S T A U R A NT
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& BAR
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Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 • Tel. (+47) 55 56 32 40 • www.fridays.no

Our head chef Hira Singh Negi can boast 30 years’ experience
as a chef. He has received excellent reviews in restaurant columns Opening hours:
in Norwegian newspapers on several occasions. Mon.-Sun.
14.00-23.00
We hope you enjoy your meal – welcome to Arti!
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KONG OSCAR’S GT 8, 5017-BERGEN – TEL. (+47) 55 31 01 00 – FAX (+47) 55 31 01 01

The Dickens restaurant complex is a gem


situated right in the heart of the city
centre – a place where people meet up
for lunch from our varied menu, a full
meal or simply a delicious refreshment. We offer an international
menu in a pleasant atmosphere. Dickens is fully licensed and outdoor
service is available from May to September. VESTRE TORGGATE 3
Tel. +47 55 90 31 00 – Fax +47 55 90 08 69
Kong Olav Vs plass 4, NO-5807 BERGEN – Tel.: (+47) 55 36 31 30 – Fax: (+47) 55 23 33 80 mtrattor@online.no
ann@dickensbergen.no – www.dickensbergen.no

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BARS / PUBS LIVE MUSIC


KONTORET, Kong Olavs plass 4, (+47) 55 36 31 30 no
LOGEHAVEN, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6, (+47) 55 55 49 49 no
LORD NELSON, Clarion Admiral Hotel, C. Sundtsgt. 9-13, (+47) 55 23 65 00 no
LUDVIG BAR, Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgt. 8, (+47) 55 30 68 00 no
MADAM FELLE, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen, (+47) 55 54 30 00 Thurs.-Sat.
PACIFIC BAR, Torget 15, (+47) 55 30 09 10 no
PIREN BAR, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 96 55 no
PRIVATEN, Vaskerelvsmauet 1, (+47) 902 99 900 no
RICK’S, Veiten 3, (+47) 55 55 31 31 Fri. and Sat.
SCRUFFY MURPHYS, Torget 15, (+47 55 30 09 20 sometimes
SKIPPERSTUEN, Torggt. 9, (+47) 55 90 28 05 Wed.-Sun.
SUN Z BAR, Zachariasbryggen, Fisketorget, (+47) 55 55 31 55 no
TONGA BAR, Torget 9, (+47) 55 30 09 00 no
VISEKJELLEREN PÅ RICK’S, Veiten 3, (+47) 55 55 31 31 Fri.-Sat.
VAAGEN PUB, Strandkaien 12, (+47) 55 90 03 80 Thurs. and Sun.
WESSEL BAR, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6, (+47) 55 55 49 49 no
PIANO BAR, Zachariasbryggen, The Fish Market, (+47) 55 55 96 55 Tues.-Sat.
WAVE FUN PUB, Zachariasbryggen, The Fish Market, (+47) 55 55 31 55 no
ZACHEN, Zachariasbryggen, (+47) 55 55 96 55 no

NIGHTCLUBS MAP REF. (+47)


BANCO ROTTO, Vågsallmenning 16 D4 40 10 20 30 Fri. and Sat.
DREAMS SHOWBAR D5 55 90 23 90 Tue.-Sat.
ENGELEN NIGHTCLUB, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen C4 55 96 15 00 Wed., Fri. and Sat.
KLAR BAR, Zachariasbryggen D4 55 55 96 55 All week
METRO, (Radisson Blu Hotel Norge), Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4 D5 55 90 19 60 Wed.-Sat.
PACIFIC NIGHTCLUB, Torget 13 D4 55 30 09 14 Fri. and Sat.
RICK’S LOUNGE & DISCO, Veiten 3 D5 55 55 31 31 Fri. and Sat.
RUBINEN NIGHTCLUB, Rosenkrantzgaten 7 C4 55 31 74 70 Fri. and Sat.

EXOTIC DANCE
SHOW
7-9 artists every night
Tue - Sat from 10 pm L 05 :00
NT I
OP EN U

Visit our website You’ll find the only GO GO bar i Bergen


www.dreams.no next to SAS Radisson Hotel Norge
PHONE: 55 90 23 90
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nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

FLØIEN
OVERLOOKING BERGEN
BRYGGEN
UNESCO’S HERITAGE BRYGGEN

FOLKERESTAURANT TRACTEURSTED

Café and Terrace – À la Carte restaurant Tap room Specialities – À la Carte restaurant
Norwegian produce and contemporary Hanseatic and Bergen inspired food
cooking complimenting the stunning views taking you 300 years back in time
- Fløien Folkerestaurant anno 1925 - - Bryggen Tracteursted anno 1708 -

May – Sept:10am – 11pm daily May – Sept: 10am – 11pm Monday – Sunday
Oct – Apr: 12am – 5pm weekends Oct – Apr: 5pm – 11pm Tuesday – Saturday

booking@bellevue.no | +     | www.bellevue.no

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“Eat Norwegian!”

BODONI
Holbergstuen
Holbergstuen has served hungry and thirsty
Bergen locals and visitors since 1927. We have
an excellent à la carte menu available all day in
our charming and nostalgic atmosphere. From 10.00
to 17.00 we also serve a lunch menu with a variety
of tasty dishes. Visit us for a full meal or simply a
drink.
B
See p. 24-27 Wesselstuen
Wesselstuen is one of Bergen’s most loved
5PSHBMMNFOOJOHFO…5FM 47 55 55 20 55 classics! Actors, politicians, journalists have all
frequented our restaurant since 1957. We have a
full à la carte menu ranging from small dishes to
three course menus, and a cosy outdoor dining
area where smoking is permitted.

B
See p. 24-27

WSF0MF#VMMTQMBTT…5FM 47 55 55 49 49

“Drink Norwegian!”
LogeHaven
Bergen’s most popular garden! Enjoy a cold
drink and a small meal under the sun, in the
heart of the city. Roofs and heaters are available
for your convenience. Smoking is permitted.

Wessel Bar – Bergen’s Aquavit Bar


Continue your evening at Wessel Bar, and enjoy
WSF0MF#VMMTQMBTT…5FM 47 55 55 49 55
Bergen’s widest range of aquavits, the traditional
Norwegian liquor. We also keep several beers on tap,
and a large selection of bottled beers. Pleasant jazz-,
folk- and popular music and the occasional soccer
game on wide screen sets the atmosphere.

WSF0MF#VMMTQMBTT…5FM 47 55 55 49 54

www.dikterstuerne.no
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voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
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iderunt delenimus.
ON BRYGGEN IN BERGEN

ENHJØRNINGEN is the oldest fish restaurant in Bergen


– extensive à la carte menu with everything you could
think of in fish and shellfish. Opening hours
every day 16.00-23.00
September to May: Closed Sunday.
Open till 11 pm.
Book a table by telephone on +47 55 30 69 50.
www.enhjorningen.no
TO KOKKER – We use real Norwegian produce –
and serve it with the respect it deserves!
Open Monday to Saturday 5 – 11 pm.
Table bookings: +47 55 30 69 55.
www.tokokker.no

After a great meal – lean back in BAKLOMMEN.


Our bar is quite unique – with that real Bryggen
atmosphere.
Pull up a stool and order from our
well-stocked bar – or perhaps you’d
prefer just a good cup of coffee in
very nice surroundings.

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WELL-KNOWN EXCLUSIVE CHINESE


RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF BERGEN
Situated on Torgallmenning, only a few minutes away from
Tourist Information and the Fish Market, China Palace is
truly in the Heart of Bergen. We serve top quality food in
exclusive surroundings at reasonable prices. Our menu has
a large variety of dishes.
Fully Licensed.
Table reservations from 2 pm.
WELCOME TO CHINA PALACE!

TEL. (+47) 55 21 28 38 or (+47) 55 21 28 39 – 2 STRANDGATEN


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Uptaqui nit,room
nimofor more details
voluptur, et veruptur si quaecae ni dendae
vel inullestem volupta que voluptas eos magni nostrunt re sam
iderunt delenimus.

Bergen’s most
spectacular restaurant!
The sky:skraperen panoramic restaurant is situated on the top of Ulriken643, the highest of the 7
mountains that surround Bergen. Here you can enjoy delicious, local food based on Norway´s finest,
natural ingredients. All flavoured with fresh mountain air and the most magnificent view.

Local mountain menu


At sky:skraperen you are introduced to the new coastal cuisine: real, honest and
natural tasting food based on local ingredients. Every evening at 20.00 PM we serve our special
4-course menu; the chef´s most exquisite choice for the season.
Price NOK 643. Advance bookings only.

Welcome to a most enjoyable meal in the mountains!

Opening hours: 09 - 01 AM
Bus from the Fish Market. Spectacular cable car to the top.
To book, tel.: (+47) 55 32 04 04 - booking@skyskraperen.no

skyskraperen.no

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


110 RESTAURANTS

INDIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE · FULLY-LICENSED

Opening hours:
Mon.–Thur. 15–23, Fri.–Sat. 15–24, Sunday 14–22

✆ 55 31 25 55
www.maharajas.no · Rosenkrantzgt. 5 · NO-5003 Bergen

Cornelius seafood restaurant


A unique seafood dining experience
– the best and freshest ingredients
prepared with passion, knowledge
and tradition – you won’t find
better in Norway.
Skerries trip with dinner 02 May –
17 Desember, Monday – Friday 18 – 23
Three-course meterological menu NOK 795
incl. boat trip.
Shellfish talk with
tasting NOK 200.

REMEMBER TO BOOK!

Booking: (+47) 56 33 48 80 – booking@cornelius-restaurant.no www.cornelius-restaurant.no


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Bergen’s friendliest and best


known Chinese Restaurant
Yang Tse Kiang overlooks two of the city’s great
attractions – the Fish Market and the busy Harbour,
in the very heart of Bergen. We are close to Hotel
Norge, SAS Royal Hotel, Bryggen and Tourist
Information.
You will enjoy the view and you will enjoy the food,
we can guarantee that! Part of the restaurant.
We have a reputation for good food at reasonable
prices and with friendly service. Fully Licensed.

Table reservation after 12 pm (Sun. after 1 pm) A modern kitchen with


Torget 3 – Tel. (+47) 55 31 66 66 top qualified cooks.

ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


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by tHe FisH market

tHe tastiest oF
american-inspired Food
torget 9, bergen t: 55 30 09 00

irisH pub witH live music,


Football + big screen tv
torget 15, bergen t: 55 30 09 22

tHe Finest oriental cuisine

torget 13, bergen t: 55 30 09 10

tHe best cHoice oF


exotic cocktails in town
torget 9, bergen t: 55 30 09 00
www.open.no

small, ligHt meals

christiesgt 10, bergen t: 55 70 70 59

accommodation: www.harbourapartments.no www.planetbergen.no


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ONLINE BOOKING: visitBergen.com


erating
oppOrtunities
The Bergen region is
innovative and forward-looking

Bergen | Askøy | Fjell | Sund | Øygarden | Os | Fusa | Samnanger | Austevoll | Stord | Vaksdal | Osterøy
Lindås | Meland | Fedje | Radøy | Austrheim | Masfjorden | Modalen | Gulen | Hordaland fylkeskommune
together, we are creating
a dynamic growth region
The Bergen region has a central location on the west coast of Norway,
with industry that reflects its proximity to the sea. We have strong clusters
in fisheries and aquaculture as well as in oil, gas and renewable energy.
The region also has a long-standing tradition for shipping, and Bergen is
one of the biggest maritime cities in Scandinavia. It is also an established
financial centre. The region has a very exciting cultural scene and a growing
number of enterprises in the creative industries. The experiences and
tourist attractions it offers draw many people to the region.

Strong expertise
The Bergen region is characterised by knowledge, development ambition
and cooperation and it is one of the leading expertise regions in Norway,
with a strong, wide-ranging research and development community.
The region has major educational institutions and leading expertise clusters
in Norway’s most important industries, and this helps to stimulate further
growth. Together, we shall promote what the region has to offer.

On the following pages, you can learn about what the region has to offer
and find out more about what we do.

The Student Centre in Bergen


Photo: Paul S. Amundsen
A few of the Bergen region’s
many knowledge clusters:
University of Bergen. An internationally recognised research university with
13,500 students, 3,500 employees, six faculties, Bergen Museum and the
University Library. Outstanding research and education in a wide range of fields.
(+47) 55 58 00 00 | post@uib.no | www.uib.no

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)


is the most prestigious centre for research and education within the fields
of economics and business – internationally recognised for ground-breaking
research.
Helleveien 30 | 5045 Bergen | (+ 47) 55 95 90 00 | post@nhh.no
www.nhh.no

Bergen University College is one of the largest university colleges in Norway,


with 7,000 students and 750 academic and administrative staff. Bergen
University College offers programmes in health and the social sciences,
engineering, education and teacher training, and business administration.
Nygårdsgaten 112 | 5020 Bergen | (+47) 55 58 75 00 | post@hib.no
www.hib.no

Norwegian School of Management is one of Norway’s leading expert


communities in economic and management subjects. In autumn 2011,
BI Bergen will open a new campus at Marineholmen.
Lars Hillesgate 15 | 5008 Bergen | (+47) 55 54 67 60 | bi-bergen@bi.no
www.bi.no/bergen

Uni Research engages in research and development in the areas of health,


language and information technology, marine biology, the environment,
climate, petroleum, culture and social sciences.
Thormøhlensgt. 55 | 5008 Bergen | (+47) 55 58 49 75 | post@uni.no
www.uni.no

Business Region Bergen


Engaged in regional business development, runs a business start-up
service and promotes and markets the business region.
(+47) 56 90 11 50 | post@brb.no | www.brb.no
Developing climate
technology at Mongstad
Norway aims to be a world leader
in carbon capture, transport
and storage. A great deal of the
development in this area is taking
place in the Bergen region at
the world’s biggest test centre for
carbon technology at Mongstad.

In future, the Norwegian carbon technol-


ogy developed at Mongstad will help
to reduce global carbon levels. Carbon
capture, transport and storage will be
an important contribution to the global
climate efforts, and will account for one
fifth of the future global carbon reduction.
Photo: TCM

The government’s vision is for Norway


to be a world leader in carbon technol-
ogy. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
has called the project ‘Norway’s moon
landing’. A prototype of a carbon treatment plant is being built at
Mongstad, which in future can be installed in polluting
The overriding goal is to build a full-scale coal-fired power plants worldwide.
treatment plant that can capture, transport
and store CO2. This is a prototype that
in future can be installed in polluting
coal-fired power plants worldwide.

Building a full-scale carbon treatment


plant is both financially and technically
demanding. The focus will be on
developing less expensive treatment
plants.

A highly diverse energy cluster


The Bergen region’s biggest industrial cluster is in oil, gas and renewable
energy. Carbon capture at Mongstad, the operation of platforms in the North
Sea and a subsea centre of expertise are among the region’s areas of expertise.
New energy solutions
from Western Norway
The industrial cluster Arena NOW aims to offer Europe better, cheaper
and more flexible overall solutions that focus on reducing the time
spent in all phases of the development of offshore wind farms.
Arena NOW focuses on components and complete systems in
offshore wind technology.

’The development of offshore wind farms in Europe is well under way, particularly in
the UK and Germany. Technology suppliers from Western Norway have wide-ranging
expertise as a result of years of experience from the maritime and offshore industry
along the coast of Western Norway. This expertise is now helping us to develop and
build offshore wind farms in Europe,’ says Asle Lygre, General Manager of Arena NOW.

’The member companies in Arena NOW see many international opportunities.


Several of them have contributed to developments in the UK and German sectors.
Together, they can provide better, cheaper and more flexible solutions than the
current industry standard,’ says Mr Lygre.

The Baufeld area on the German coast is one of the projects in which suppliers
from Western Norway have played an important role.
Marine experts
People along the coast of Norway resources, and Norway is considered a
have always made a living from pioneer in good fisheries management.
the sea, primarily from fishing.
Research is still being carried out on the
How much fish the sea provides marine food chain. We need to find out
varies from year to year, and more about how physical factors such as
Norwegian marine researchers ocean currents, water volumes and the
discovered the reason for this climate affect fish stocks.
more than a century ago.
The strong interdisciplinary environment
at the Institute of Marine Research
It all boils down to recruitment to the puts it in a unique international position
individual fish stocks. A good supply of when it comes to finding answers to the
healthy young fish each year results in impact of biological, physical and man-
rich fishing. If recruitment is poor, this made factors on the marine environment.
will be reflected in the fishing. The aim is to ensure that future genera-
tions can also harvest the resources in
Experts in resource management the ocean and along the coast.
Expertise and advice from the Institute
of Marine Research forms the basis for
the management of Norwegian fishery

If we are to continue to harvest the ocean’s bounty, expertise and advice


from the Institute of Marine Research are important.
Institute of Marine Research
Photo: Øystein Paulsen,

Big seafood region


Norway is one of the world’s biggest producers of seafood. Twenty-five percent
of Norwegian value creation in fisheries and aquaculture takes place in the
Bergen region, which also has a strong, cutting-edge marine research cluster.
Win-win situation for ports,
shipping companies and the
environment
An efficient, new port planning system has been developed in Bergen.
The Grieg Group, Christian Michelsen Research and Det norske
Veritas have joined forces to develop this tool for improving efficiency.

’The system is called SynchroPort and it has been developed to optimise ships’
sailing schedules and the utilisation of port capacity. When a ship leaves the port of
loading, the port of discharge will give the ship a recommended speed and arrival
time, so that it can adapt its speed on this basis. The port will also receive a modern
graphic tool which it can use to plan port resources. Today, seven per cent of the
world’s shipping fleet waits unnecessarily in queues to discharge their loads. If we
can make this system work, fuel consumption could at best be halved, shipping
companies would save money and emissions to the environment would be reduced,’
explains Morten Graff, Vice President Sourcing and Business Development at
Grieg Logistics and the Grieg Group’s project manager for the initiative,
which has received funding from the Research Council of Norway.

He is fully aware that, in order for the system to work, several shipping and port
operation systems must be changed. But he nonetheless hopes that some
industrial ports can start using the whole system or parts of it in 2011.

Could this ship benefit from a more efficient port planning system in future?
SynchroPort has been developed to optimise sailing schedules and port capacity.
Photo: The Grieg Group

World leader in shipping


The Bergen region is a maritime centre in Norway, with a number of the world’s
leading shipping companies and major global suppliers. Twenty per cent of
Norwegian value creation in the maritime industry takes place in the Bergen region.
When a sculpture
becomes interactive
The interactive glass sculpture Slukhalsen is fed to show how nutrients
Slukhalsen (the glutton) is a are absorbed by starting digestive
processes in the body. The user is
computer screen shaped like a
helped by intricate, programmed LED
human torso. It is the only one light bands and a library of multimedia
of its kind in the world, and it information about organs, processes
teaches us about the digestive and nutrients.
system.
’The result is an incredibly beautiful,
’We use expertise from the development unique digital learning game using a
of games to create products that can be sculpture as an interactive screen.
presented in a simple, fun manner. This challenging project was carried
Slukhalsen is one of our most exciting and out in collaboration with the Institute of
advanced projects. It has been designed Medicine at the University of Bergen
to teach visitors to the VilVite Science and the glass artists at S12 Galleri
Centre about the human digestive system,’ og Verksted,’ says Mr Breien.
explains Fredrik Sundt Breien of Turbo
Tape Games. And the Tour de France game is up next…

Slukhalsen is the only sculpture of its kind that shows how the human digestive system
works, with the help of intricately programmed LED light bands.
Photo: Fredrik Sundt Breien

Creative industries
The Bergen region has Norway’s second biggest cluster in design, film,
and TV production and it also has many interesting digital environments.
In addition, music has always been a major export from the region.
Artists welcome
Bergen aims to be one of the foremost arenas for innovation, fresh
thinking, openness and creativity. The artist exchange programme
is one initiative in this context.

‘Bergen til Verden’ (Bergen to the World) and ‘Verden til Bergen’ (the World to Bergen)
is the motto of the City of Bergen’s investment programme in the arts scene. Giving
artists from abroad an opportunity to come here and giving Bergen-based artists
an opportunity to travel abroad provides inspiration for artistic development.

’We have had an Artist in Residence programme at USF Verftet since 1999, and
around100 artists have stayed here, each of them for around three months,’
says Line Nord who manages the programme.

In 2010, the Swedish poet, author and photographer Kristina Sigunsdotter stayed in
Bergen as an artist in residence, and she had the benefit of free accommodation,
a studio and great opportunities for working and exchanging experience with local
artists. These popular programmes help to put the city and the region on the map.

Agile artists in Bergen. German Lutz-Rainer Müller and Norwegian Stian Ådlandsvik,
two of the artists in residence at USF Verftet. Photographed by Kristina Sigunsdotter,
who stayed in Bergen as an artist in residence in 2010.
Photo: Kristina Sigunsdotter

Gateway to the Fjords of Norway


The Bergen region is a great base from which to explore the fantastic fjords,
mountains and coastline. The old wharf at Bryggen in Bergen is a World
Heritage attraction, and the city and region have a vibrant cultural scene.

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