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!
From the town centre on Vetrlidsallmenningen you can go directly to the top of mount Fløien, with a wonderful view of the town centre and the fjord. The funicular takes you up the hill during a 5–8 minutes ride, while you ascend above the town, watching the town growing ever more distant.
The funicular has three stations between the end station, offering the opportunity to jump on and off, doing part of the journey on foot.
Fløien has a nice restaurant on the top, and several hiking and walking routes into the woods and the mountains, or down hill to the town centre.