Weekends and short breaks in the Bergen area of Norway

The Bergen region is a popular weekend and short break destination, with a growing list of direct flight connections and the ferry route from Denmark.
Bergen itself has many good hotels, shops and a good range of restaurants.
In the area around you can find mountains, fjords, old wooden towns with cobbled streets and many other attractions. There are boat trips every day.

Without car

Walk around the harbour, see Haakon's Hall, take the boat to the aquarium and walk around Nordnes. Check out the fish, vegetables and flowers at the markets at the end of the harbour, and stroll through the restored buildings of the Bryggen area - a UNESCO world heritage site
Visit the Hanseatic museum, and possibly other museums. Take the Fløybanen funicular railway up the hill for views over the city, mountains and islands beyond.
Visit Fantoft Stave church - the replica from 1997 following a devastating fire in 1992.
Take the cable car up mount Ulriken for the views - and possibly a hike.
Take a bus south 8km to paradis, and Troldhaugen - the home and museum of Edvard Greig, the composer.
Take the famous trains and boat, or trains, boat and coach day-trip to Flåm and Sognefjord

With Car

Hardanger sightseeing Take a car from Bergen and into the Hardanger region to the south. Stay in Bergen, Voss or one of the lovely hotels within Hardanger
Take the tunnel under the Folgefonna glacier from Odda to Rosendal, then hop across the fjord again towards Bergen.


If you want to go skiing, then Voss may be your best bet - 1.5 hours to the cable car from Bergen station by train, so stay in Bergen and enjoy the restaurants and nightlife, commute to the slopes and avoid accommodation problems in the mountains.