To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!

Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To Be IN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not in Bergen, come here! Bergen is indeed a pleasant place TO BE! We provide some free advice for you, if you arrive here as a cruise tourist, or if you arrive by air or train. Browse our suggestions for free and budget tourist attractions to you: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck while BEING IN BEAUTIFUL BERGEN!

A warm welcome to Bergen!

Bergen is a town with a distinct atmosphere. As a busy tourist town, you might be trapped in long queues to Bryggen, Fløibanen funicular and some few other hotspots. But the town hosts a lot of other opportunities for the adventurous and any person willing to use his own feet for a little walk. No need to spend the queue waiting in line. A 15 minutes walk will bring you to treasures where there are no queues. Please explore our website and find tips, links and suggestions for activities during a day in our town.


With nature close to the town in most directions, there might not be a big need for them. All the same, the town has some pretty parks close to the town centre.

City walks

Wooden house districts of Central Bergen are a great charm!


Art, handicraft, vikings, medieval—and lots of other choices awaiting you!


Chose from a lot of sights in walking distance from the town centre, or have an excursion for a good part of the day to the outskirts of the town, to visit a a famous composer's home.


Hiking or walking directly from the city centre to a friendly mountain top, with a spectacular view of the town centre and the fjord.


Bergen is a place TO BE, and in particular TO BE ACTIVE! Play, learn, research, bathe and a lot more!

Getting around

Find your way in the town and on this website. And find more information without too much hazzle.

Street art

Anonymous artists use the house walls as an outdoor gallery. What is irritating for the house owner might become a fortune in a year.