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!
Arriving at the cruise port at Jekteviken, you only have a short walk (900m) past the theatre to reach the town centre.
Watch our video walks and study the route in the map at the same page! Find your way to the town centre, and to a number of sights.
Picturesque small wooden houses in neighbourhoods close to the city centre.
Bryggen is the heart of Bergen’s history, and a World Heritage site. Although often crowded by tourists in summer season, you can still very well feel the atmosphere of the Hanseatic centuries.
The beautiful City Centre, say no more!
Sandviken district, a 20 minutes walk north of the city centre. Under the mountain, viewing the fiord.
The university area is just above the town centre, around the red brick Johannes Church. A little further find a big park and nice neighbourhoods.