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Bergen at a Glance

Let beautiful Bergen be your springboard for outdoor adventure as well as a vibrant place to learn about Norwegian culture and heritage.

Your first stop in Bergen should be Bryggen, the city's historic wharf area with its colorful gabled homes and nearly 700 year old history. While the buildings in this area are from after the 1702 fire, merchants and their employees lived and worked here since the 14th century. Today the area is a great place to explore on foot. Get lost among the leaning buildings and enjoy the sounds and smells of the old wharf.

For a bird's eye view of Bergen and for a thrill, take the funicular up to Mount Fløyen. Once on top, the whole city and the ocean spreads out before you. Avid hikers can climb back down the mountain on a moderately difficult trail.

For other days, Bergen has walking tours, museums and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Norway if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can learn more about travel requirements on the U.S State Department's website.

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      Severe Weather Bergen gets a lot of rain but has mild, cool temperatures year round despite its latitude.

      Safety Concerns Bergen is a safe city. Watch out for pickpockets and consider leaving your passport in a hotel safe for convenience and safety.

      Health Concerns Bergen has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe by using good hygiene and by washing your hands to avoid spreading germs.