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!
Løvstakken is the friendly mountain south-west of the town centre. It is easily accessible by foot from the town centre, but if you don’t have plenty of time, you could spare 30 minutes by going to Danmarks Plass by Bybanen light rail.
From there, the walk/hike to the mountain top at 477 meters takes some 90 minutes. Remember footwear and clothing suitable for light hiking, and you shall be rewarded with a nice hike, and beautiful views of the centre as well as other parts of the town and the fjords surrounding it.
An alternative to hiking to the mountain top, is walking the Løvstien—the northern path in the map. This is a pedestrian road along the mountain side. In some years, the road is planned to go all the way south to Fjøsanger, but for now it only reaches some hundre meters south from where you meet it, when you walk from Danmarks plass.