Bergen Cruises, Norway
- Don’t miss one of Bergen’s main attractions, Troldhaugen, Grieg’s home. Beautifully set on Lake Nordaas, the Swiss-style house was built back in 1885. Every summer from then until his death in 1907, Edvard Grieg lived and worked here. As well as the house itself, you can visit the Edvard Grieg Museum. There’s even a concert hall where you can listen to some of his finest work.
- Scale the heights of Mount Floyen to see the city from a different perspective. The higher you get, the more jaw-dropping the views, so banish all thoughts of vertigo and reach the top.
- Take a walk down to the old harbour where you’ll find the famous Bryggen quayside, bordered by impressive merchant houses. Take your pick from the waterfront cafés and tuck into a tasty fish lunch.
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This tour’s a great introduction to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and gateway to the fjords. The city’s got a proud history, with cultural monuments rubbing shoulders with an eclectic mix of old and new architecture. This leisurely tour brings you great views of the old harbour, the Medieval King Haakon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower. See the picturesque old wooden buildings at ‘Bryggen’, the Hanseatic quarter of Bergen which dates back to the 11th century. Head towards the peninsula of Nordnes to enjoy views of both sides of the port. The tour finishes up at the fish market, alive with the haggles and hollers of traders.
Bergen’s an enchanting city with an intriguing history and a fabulous setting. On this tour you’ll see some of the highlights of Bergen, like King Haakon’s Hall, the Rosenkranz Tower, Bryggen and the postcard-pretty gable houses from the time of the Hanseats. You’ll pass by the colourful fish market and head through the centre of town, passing the central park and the Grieghall. After a short stroll in the fresh air, you’ll arrive at one of the main attractions of Bergen – Troldhaugen, home of the world famous composer Edvard Grieg. Beautifully set on Nordås Lake, it was here that composer, pianist and conductor Grieg debuted in 1861. When you enter ‘Troldsal’, the concert hall, you’ll be treated to a special performance of Grieg’s most famous works by one of Norway’s best-known artists. Music to your ears? We thought so…
This tour’s a great introduction to beautiful Bergen. It kicks off with a scenic drive past Skuteviken and Sandviken, the oldest parts of town. Take a look at the characteristic white wooden houses as you make your way to the Old Bergen Museum. It’s an open-air affair with a collection of old houses in 18th and 19th-century architecture. Meander through the cobbled streets and see the typical shops of yesteryear. Afterwards, take a drive through ‘Bryggen’ to see the Hanseatic merchant houses. Then pay a visit to the Fantoft Stave Church. It was originally built in the countryside, near the Sognefjord in 1150. But it was moved to Fantoft in 1883.