Best Bergen Tours

This page contains a collection of the best Bergen tours that we can offer so far. Regardless whether you are looking for a short walking tour, a fjord cruise, one-day bus tour, or a multi-day adventure with plenty of activities, we always have something to offer to you. Just check out how to pick the best tour for yourself and select the tour that suits your needs.

How to Pick a Great Bergen Tour

In fact, our article about best Oslo tours revealed that a set of actions for finding a good tour is the same for any city. Yet, here we will just list and describe once again how you can pick a great tour for your adventure in Bergen and around.

  1. Place your interests on the first place. Even if you there is a highly popular tour available in Bergen, you are unlikely to enjoy it if it simply doesn’t match your interests. It is difficult for a person who hates hiking and outdoor activities to enjoy a Trolltunga climb, right? So, place your interests and needs on the first place, when trying to find a great Bergen tour. Don’t be caught up by the popularity of a certain touristic product.
  2. Consider your personality type when seeking a tour. In fact, this is something very similar to the previous aspect. If you enjoy knowledge-enriching, intensive tours, you should definitely seek such ones. But you are unlikely to find such stuffed tours interesting, if you would, for example, rather enjoy a fjord cruise instead.
  3. Take extra requirements into account. Consider whether there are any special requirements and needs you might need and ask the company whether it may provide them. To put it another way round, think what can prevent you from undertaking or simply enjoying the tour that has interested you?
  4. Make sure to know the details before buying the tour; know what’s included and what’s not. Always pay attention to the details of the tours you purchase. In fact, you should know whether a particular tour includes transportation, food (and whether it is just a breakfast/lunch or more), accommodation, and any extra activities. Also, we recommend you to get to know about the extra options, too.
  5. Do your research. Before you will order a Bergen city tour you may like, we recommend you to make your own research and shortlist some 3-5 appealing tours. And only then, you will be able to make your decision and choose the most interesting and/or suitable one.

Best Bergen Walking Tours

What can be a better way to explore Bergen that to embark on a walking tour? In this easy and engaging way, you can discover the city and enjoy a stroll through the city’s most famous sites. Here, we have prepared a collection of the best walking tours in Bergen.

The Essential Bergen Walking Tour

This is a quick, captivating Bergen walking tour, which will help you discover the city’s most popular sights. With this Bergen tour, you can explore the city center, which is densely packed with attractions and famous sights.

Typically, the tour starts with a short stroll to Bergenhus Fortress – a sitting place for the Norwegian kings during the medieval times, when Bergen had been a capital. Then, you will make another stop at the 12th-century St. Mary Church, which is the oldest stone church in Bergen. Your tour will come to an end at the lower station of the Funicular Way – you can just take it and enjoy the city view from the hill.

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Duration: 3 hours.

Sights:

  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen
  • Bergen Fish Market
  • Bergen Theater
  • Torgalmeningen (the main pedestrian square)
  • Festive Square
  • The statues of Edward Grieg and Ole Bull (renowned Norwegian composers)
  • Museum Association KODE
  • City Lake.

Bergen Hanseatic and Fløyen Return Trip

This Bergen walking tour – even though somewhat similar to the previous one – has certain distinctions. Same as the previous tour, it starts with exploring the medieval part of Bergen, including the 13th-century King Håkon’s Hall – the oldest royal residence in the country. You will also get to observe the Rosenkratz Tower. After visiting the Bergenhus Fortress, you will visit the Hanseatic Office Bryggen at the heart of the city – this once was an office of a medieval trade center.

The next point to explore in Bergen would be the famous fish market, which actually was the first wholesale market in Norway for seafood production. Then, you will enjoy a stroll through the Torgalmeningen pedestrian square and will eventually arrive to the Festive Square, which usually serves as a starting point for different parades and celebrations.

You will also have time to explore the Grieg Hall and enjoy the city lake with a fountain in the middle of it. But eventually, you will arrive to the lower station of Floibanen – the city funicular way. Use that funicular way to get to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the city from the summer of the mount Floien.

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Sights:

  • King Håkon’s Hall
  • Rosenkratz Tower
  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen
  • Bergen Fish Market
  • Torgalmeningen
  • Festive Square
  • Floibanen.

Best Bergen Bus Tours

Of course, the most convenient to explore Bergen and the area around is to take up Bergen bus tours. In this simple way, you can make your adventure far more convenient and enjoyable. Here, we will list the most popular one-day bus tours from Bergen.

Minibus Bergen Sightseeing Tour

This amazing Bergen bus tour invites you to explore the city and its surroundings at its fullest. You will start your trip by exploring the medieval Bergenhus Fortress and the 13th-century King’s Håkon Hall, which appears to be the oldest royal residence in the country. After visiting Rosenkratz Tower, you will continue your way to Hanseatic Office Bryggen, which once was the center of a medieval trade center.

Then, the bus will stop at the Custom Pier – the best place to take the panoramic photos of the old Bergen and city mountains. Next, you will explore pass the peninsula of Nordnes to explore the Grieg Hall and Bergen Theater Building. At the end, you will arrive at the Gamlehaugen Royal Castle, which is nestled on the shore of the Nordas Lake. There, you will reach the highest point of the hill, where the castle was once erected.

This Bergen bus tour also includes a visit to a stave church in Fanoft. The tour will eventually come to an end at the lower station of Floibanen – the city’s funicular way. Then, you can use it to reach the summit of the Mount Floien and relish the spectacular views of the city.

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Duration: 4 hours.

Sights:

  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • King’s Håkon Hall
  • Rosenkratz Tower
  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen
  • Bergen Theater Building
  • Grieg Hall
  • Gamlehaugen
  • Stave Church in Fanoft.

Norway in a Nutshell Private

Best one-day and multi-day tours from Bergen

When it comes to one-day bus tours from Bergen, Norway in a Nutshell Private will definitely exceed your expectations. In fact, you will start this tour by exploring the old parts of Bergen. On your way, you will be able to make stops near the most scenic and photogenic places, such as Bergenhus Fortress – it had been a home to the Norwegian kings since the 12th century. Then, the itinerary includes a visit to the 13th-century Haakon Hall Royal Residence, medieval Rosenkratz Tower, and Hanseatic Office Bryggen.

After you will leave the city, you will have a chance to enjoy a ride on the old post road to the city of Voss, which lies right beside the beautiful Osteroyfjord. If you will have a wish to do so, you might stop at the oldest Norwegian knitwear factory in Dale. Then, the tour will bring you to the Stalheim Hotel and, thereafter, to the town of Gudvangen – there, you will enjoy a 2-hour long cruise across Nærøyfjord.

Following it, you will get some time for a lunch break. After you will finish your meal, you will be able to have a ride on the famous Flåm train. A short stop at Kjosfossen waterfall will provide you with a great performance right near the waterfall. Then, the tour will come to an end in Myrdal, where you will take a train to Voss and, thereafter, be driven to Bergen.

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Duration: 1 day.

Sights:

  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • Haakon Hall Royal Residence
  • Rosenkratz Tower
  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen
  • Osteroyfjord
  • Norwegian knitwear factory in Dale
  • Nærøyfjord
  • Flåmsbana
  • Kjosfossen.

Hardanger in a Nutshell Private

To a certain extent, this one-day tour from Bergen is a nice alternative to the Norway in a Nutshell Private. In fact, the tour starts in a pretty same way as the Norway in a Nutshell Private Tour. But right after you leave the city, you will start your way to the famous Hardanger fjord via the mountain region of Kvam. On your way, you will make stops near the famous Brattefossen and Staindalsfossen.

Then, the tour offers you two itinerary options. The first one includes a visit to the Handargervidda Center of Nature, after which you will head back to Bergen via the city of Voss – it will allow you to make stops near the countless perfect photography spots there. And the second option includes arrival to Norheimsund village, a ferry across Hardanger fjord, and a visit to the famous Folgefonna National Park – there, you can see one of the Norway’s largest glaciers.

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Duration: 1 day.

Sights:

  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • Haakon Hall Royal Residence
  • Rosenkratz Tower
  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen
  • Steindalsfossen
  • Bratte Waterfall
  • Other sights (depends on the route option you choose).

Fjord Cruise from Bergen to Hardanger

This 3-day fjord cruise from Bergen to Hardanger is the best way to explore the area of Hardanger, which has been Norway’s most important tourist destination for decades. Yet, this is not solely limited just to a fjord cruise, as you will get to explore the region’s most prominent waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, and fjords. Deservedly, this Bergen fjord cruise is oftentimes referred to as an adventure to one of the planet’s most beautiful spots.

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Duration: 3 days.

Sights:

  • Hardangervidda Nature Center
  • Måbødalen
  • Vøringsfossen
  • Rosendal Palace
  • Hattebergfossen
  • Furebergsfossen.

Multi-Day Tours from Bergen

Of course, if you’ve got more time than just a few days in Bergen, you can have a look at these multi-day tours from Bergen. It is worthy to note, however, that some of these tours start from Oslo by default. But there is a way to order any of these tours starting from Bergen, and in many cases it will even lead to a lower price of that tour.

Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock Hiking Tour

Even though this tour starts from Oslo, you can order a shorter version from Bergen. This is, perhaps, the most unique and sophisticated tour in our portfolio, whereas it combines a lot of sightseeing and physical activities. This tour allows you to complete the two most famous hikes in Norway – Pulpit Rock and Trolltunga. Click on the button below in order to see the full itinerary.

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Duration: 10 days.

Sights:

  • Holmenkollen
  • Viking Ships Museum
  • Vigeland Park
  • Borgund Stave Church
  • Stegastein
  • Naeroyfjord Cruise
  • Tvindefossen
  • Bryggen
  • Mary’s Church
  • Pulpit Rock
  • Trolltunga
  • Låtefossen
  • Steinsdalsfossen
  • Goldfish Lake
  • Buer Glacier
  • Norwegian Fruit Market
  • Hardanger Bridge
  • Norwegian Nature Center Hardanger
  • Vøringfossen.

Norway Wellness Tour with Pilates Training

Norway is definitely a perfect country for a healthy lifestyle, and this tour (which is packed with SPA sessions, Pilates training and much more) would be a perfect choice for the followers of a healthy lifestyle. Apart from different activities, the tour includes several fjord cruises, city excursions, and visits to a number of Norway’s famous landmarks.

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Duration: 7 days.

Sights:

  • Oslo Sightseeing Tour (what’s included depends on the tour leader)
  • Sightseeing Fjord Cruise in Bergen
  • Steinsdalsfossen
  • Goldfish Lake
  • Norwegian Fruit Market
  • Flamsbana
  • Naeroyfjord Cruise.

Fabulous Fjordland Escorted Coach Round Trip

Museum visits, hiking Pulpit Rock, countless waterfalls and a variety of other attractions have been packed in this carefully crafted tour. If you are seeking for such a perfect combination, that’s a great product to get. But you must be ready for these countless exhausting activities, which, however, will leave you with a lot of memorable moments and picturesque views. Click on the button below to see the full itinerary.

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Duration: 9 days.

Sights:

  • Viking Ship Museum
  • Vigeland Museum
  • Holmenkollen
  • Vøringfossen
  • Eifjord
  • Buer Glacier
  • Låtefossen
  • Svandalsfossen
  • Sandsfjorden
  • Pulpit Rock
  • Steinsdalsfossen
  • Handanger Juice and Cider Factory
  • Tvindefossen
  • Naeroyfjord Cruise
  • Bordung Wooden Church.

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