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!
Ferry Beffen across Vågen
The small ferry Beffen has been crossing Vågen from the Bryggen side to Nordnes for more than a century. Every ten minutes it leaves for the other side.
The name Beffen is a popular version of the original acronym BEF which means Bergen Electric Ferry Company. However no longer electric, Beffen is a cheap, reliable and time-saving way to cross Vågen and add a maritime feel to your visit.