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Bergen in Depth

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,432

Explore what many consider to be Norway’s most essential stop, Bergen. Set amid spectacular fjords, this short addition to your Northern Europe vacation immerses you in Nordic history and natural beauty.


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AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing Bergen where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!

This 4-day stop in Bergen gives you ample time to enjoy Norway’s historic former capital.

The heart of the Norwegian fishing trade, Bergen offers visitors a UNESCO World Heritage listed city centre dating back to the 1700s, though the city itself dates back to 1070AD. Enjoy a private city tour, which includes Bryggen, the Heritage Listed Hanseatic Quarter. Fishing has always been integral to the city’s economy, all the way back to the Middle Ages when Bergen exported dried fish throughout Northern Europe. As you visit the various sights, you’ll see how this history has shaped the city you see today…that’s if you’re not too distracted by the spectacular mountains that surround it. With that in mind, your tour will include some impressive views as well.

The following day is devoted to the Sognefjord, one of Norway’s greatest natural treasures, just a short boat ride north of Bergen. Your express boat takes you up the fjord to Balestrand, a village that has inspired artists such as Adelsteen Normann and Hans Gude, and today supports its own art village. Seeing the snow-capped peaks looming over the town, it’s easy to see the appeal. In fact, Balestrand is so serene that in 2016, the chief of police formally suggested closing down its police station! You’ll also visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum in Mundal, where you’ll learn more about the fjord’s relationship with the surrounding area.

Return to Bergen for departure.

 


STAY LONGER IN BERGEN. This idea can be extended and/or modified: Go to Day Trips for some ideas. They are just a sample as we can personalize your stay according to your interests, time available and budget. We look forward to being of service and organizing an awesome travel experience…for you!

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Accommodation in Bergen

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    Scandic Ornen



    Hotel Scandic Ornen is centrally located in Bergen. The hotel opened on 2 May 2014. The new Scandic Ornen is located in an attractive area close to Bystasjonen in the centre of Bergen. Our hotel is the largest conference hotel in Bergen, and is located ...

    Hotel Scandic Ornen is centrally located in Bergen. The hotel opened on 2 May 2014.

    The new Scandic Ornen is located in an attractive area close to Bystasjonen in the centre of
    Bergen. Our hotel is the largest conference hotel in Bergen, and is located in the city's cultural centre close to Grieg Hall, KODE - Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen's new swimming facility.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Complimentary Beverage
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Guest Lounge
    • Newspapers
    • WiFi

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    Zander K Hotel



    Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Zander K Hotel offers accommodations in Bergen, just 1.9 km from Bergen Aquarium. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides free use of bicycles. The School ...

    Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Zander K Hotel offers accommodations in Bergen, just 1.9 km from Bergen Aquarium. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

    You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

    The hotel also provides free use of bicycles. The School Museum is 501 m from Zander K Hotel, and Floibanen is half a kilometer from the property. The nearest airport is Bergen, Flesland Airport, 12.9 km from the property.

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    Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport



    Located in Bergen, 12.9 km from Bergen Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

    Located in Bergen, 12.9 km from Bergen Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

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    Det Hanseatiske Hotel



    Located in a 16th century building the heart of Bergen, next door to the Hanseatic Museum, is Det Hanseatiske Hotel. It offers unique rustic-style rooms decorated in dark, velvety colours and patterns.

    Located in a 16th century building the heart of Bergen, next door to the Hanseatic Museum, is Det Hanseatiske Hotel. It offers unique rustic-style rooms decorated in dark, velvety colours and patterns.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • WiFi

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,432

Itinerary

Day 1

Bergen Airport to City Hotels - Private Driver

Duration30 Minutes

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is located in central Bergen, just 329 feet from Bryggen Wharf. Floibanen Furnicular is a 3-minute walk away. Free WiFi and free access to a fitness centre are available.

Torgallmenningen Square is located within 1,641 feet from the hotel. Bergen Train Station is a 10-minute walk away

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

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    Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen



    Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is located in central Bergen, just 329 feet from Bryggen Wharf. Floibanen Furnicular is a 3-minute walk away. Free WiFi and free access to a fitness centre are available. Torgallmenningen Square is located within 1,641 feet from the hotel. Bergen Train Station ...

    Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is located in central Bergen, just 329 feet from Bryggen Wharf. Floibanen Furnicular is a 3-minute walk away. Free WiFi and free access to a fitness centre are available.

    Torgallmenningen Square is located within 1,641 feet from the hotel. Bergen Train Station is a 10-minute walk away

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Complimentary Beverage
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Guest Lounge
    • Newspapers
    • Parking
    • Wireless Internet Access

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Day 2

Bergen City Tour - Private

A guided tour of the city, including a visit to the famous Fish and Flower Market, the old Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the popular Hanseatic Quarter and the ancient Maria Church.

Bergen was founded in 1070 A.D. During the 12th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Norway was at the peak of its power and there was lively communication between the mother country and the Norwegian colonies in the islands to the west, Bergen was the capital of Norway. The Norwegian kings resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port, which in those days had no fewer than 27 churches and abbeys. Bergen owed wealth and prominence to the fish export trade - mainly dried fish which was one of the most important products of the Middle Ages.

The town grew to become the largest in Norway. Today, however, Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, surpassed only by Oslo, the present capital. Continue along Bryggen - the Hanseatic Quarter of Bergen, past the well-known Fish Market and drive towards the peninsula of Nordnes with its typical 19th century white painted wooden houses. On both sides of the peninsula you can see the harbour.

Continue past Fredriksberg Fortress and the Aquarium of Bergen - housing one of the largest collections of marine life in Europe. Proceed along the west-side of Bergen, crossing the Puddefjord and continue past the residential area of Laksevaag before we reach Krohnegaarden with a splendid view of the suburb of Fyllingsdalen, one of the largest suburbs of Bergen with a population of approx. 25.000.

You pass Boenes and continue along the Nordaas Lake where the composer Grieg's home is situated, and then you pass Gamlehaugen, the residence of the Royal Family when they are visiting Bergen.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Sognefjord with visit to Boyabreen Glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum

This fjord trip takes you through beautiful landscape on the Sognefjord!

The journey starts in Bergen every day at 8:00AM sailing northbound with express boat along the coast before heading into the great Sognefjord on your way to Balestrand.

On arrival at Balestrand at 11:50AM – a village that is a favorite among artists, you will go direct from the express boat and change to a smaller boat that will take you further into the beautiful Faerlandsfjord before arriving Faerland. The narrow Faerlandsfjord with its steep and forested mountainsides leads you to the edges of the majestic Jostedal Glacier. Along the fjord, there are many hamlets and farms. Most of these farms are deserted, and they now serve as reminders of people's toil and challenges in former times.

The water in the fjord is frequently colored light green because of the glacial melt water. At the head of the fjord, you find interesting attractions such as The Norwegian Glacier Museum and The Norwegian Book Town. Formerly the only way to travel to Faerland was by boat, but now highway 5 connects the village to Sogndal and Skei/Forde. There are few roads along the fjord and most of the small farms and hamlets have been deserted. From the pier in Mundal where the boat arrives, a bus will take you to the Norwegian Glacier Museum where you will have the time to learn about the history of the Glacier.

From the Norwegian Glacier Museum the trip continuous with the bus to Brevasshytta Cabin where you can see the Boyabreen Glacier just 100 meters from the cabin. There will be a stop at approx. 45 min where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the glacier and buy some local food. The bus returns to Fjorland quay, and the sightseeing boat takes you back to Balestrand. Upon arrival at Balestrand, the express boat will take you back to Bergen.

Duration13 Hours
Day 4

Bergen City Hotels to Bergen Airport - Private Driver

Duration30 Minutes

Other Information

Explore some of our exciting day trips and excursions to add to your experience in Norway.

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private transfers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • City tour
  • Full day Sognefjord with visit to Boyabreen Glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

 Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

 

 

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27 Aug 2018

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