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.
Guiding you from your arrival by cruise ship at Bontelabo, via Bryggen to the town centre.
Reach the top of mount Fløien directly from the town centre during 5—8 minutes by funicular. Or jump on the funicular if you get weary walking up hill.
Ulriken mountain is easily accessible by bus from the town centre to the cable car line, running up hill to the top. Or you might hike up or down—or both.
Ferry between Nordnes and Bryggen every 10 minutes during working hours.
Skyss.no has all info about public transport with bus, light rail and boat.