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Guidebook for Bergen

Hilde Kristin
Hilde Kristin
Joined in 2014
Hilde Kristin

Guidebook for Bergen

Food Scene
Great soups and sandwiches. Nice and warm atmosphere.
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Bastant Stølegaten
8A Stølegaten
40
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Great soups and sandwiches. Nice and warm atmosphere.
Very good coffee.
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Kaffemisjonen
5 Øvre Korskirkeallmenning
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Very good coffee.
Cosy coffe shop with books and homemade cakes, located in a charming street near Fløybanen.
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Krok og Krinkel Bokcafe
14 Lille Øvregaten
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Cosy coffe shop with books and homemade cakes, located in a charming street near Fløybanen.
Great pizza and pasta, and also great for your wallet.
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Kafé Spesial
13 Christies gate
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Great pizza and pasta, and also great for your wallet.
You'll not find the best sushi in Bergen, but the sushi and seafood at Nama can make you satisfied. A little high on the price range. More for small bites of pleasure than a place to go to to fill up your stomach.
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Nama
2b Lodin Leppsgaten
30
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You'll not find the best sushi in Bergen, but the sushi and seafood at Nama can make you satisfied. A little high on the price range. More for small bites of pleasure than a place to go to to fill up your stomach.
Probably the best place for traditional, local food. Visit for a special evening!
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Bare Vestland
1 Vågsallmenningen
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Probably the best place for traditional, local food. Visit for a special evening!
Local food of high quality served in an old beautiful 1920-pharmacy. Great to go to for lunsj, dinner or just for a drink or two in the evening. Next to Bien Snackbar, also worth a visit!
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Bien Restaurant
30 Fjøsangerveien
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Local food of high quality served in an old beautiful 1920-pharmacy. Great to go to for lunsj, dinner or just for a drink or two in the evening. Next to Bien Snackbar, also worth a visit!
This restaurant is not in Bergen, but highly recomended if you want to combine a sightseeing trip by boat and perfectly fresh seafood. Needs a little planning. If you want more information, send me a message.
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Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant
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This restaurant is not in Bergen, but highly recomended if you want to combine a sightseeing trip by boat and perfectly fresh seafood. Needs a little planning. If you want more information, send me a message.
Love to travel? Planning a bigger adventure in the beautiful nature of Norway or elsewhere? At Chillout you can get your maps, books, clothes and equipment, as well as coffee and cake.
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Chillout Bergen
11 Torggaten
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Love to travel? Planning a bigger adventure in the beautiful nature of Norway or elsewhere? At Chillout you can get your maps, books, clothes and equipment, as well as coffee and cake.
Restaurant, café and bar that serves traditional Norwegian "husmannskost" on a traditional Norwegian table companied with traditional Norwegian chairs (from the 50ths). Myself, I love Pingvinen for their popcorn and the atmosphere. Pingvinen also have a good selection of beer.
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Pingvinen
14 Vaskerelven
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Restaurant, café and bar that serves traditional Norwegian "husmannskost" on a traditional Norwegian table companied with traditional Norwegian chairs (from the 50ths). Myself, I love Pingvinen for their popcorn and the atmosphere. Pingvinen also have a good selection of beer.
If you want to check out more of the local life, I would recomend visiting the neighbourhood Møhlenpris. Møhlenpris can be considered both as the most intercultural and the most cultural homogenous part of the city. People from many parts of the world are living here, and both economically poor people, and richer and well-educated ones. Politically, most of them are left-wing, and care about culture and art. The buildings at Møhlenpris are brick buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and between them you'll find children playing in the streets, young adults playing ping pong, and vibrant cafees/bars. Cafees and bars to go to are Bergen Kaffebrenneri, serving good pizzas, Nobel Bopel (considered as the most popular café/bar in town, from the point of view of the cultural right-wing people), Nobel Bopel Cornerteateret, and, if you fancy a student-run club in an old air raid shelter mostly playing rock and hard-rock: Hulen is your place.
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Bergen Kaffebrenneri
45 Thormøhlens Gate
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If you want to check out more of the local life, I would recomend visiting the neighbourhood Møhlenpris. Møhlenpris can be considered both as the most intercultural and the most cultural homogenous part of the city. People from many parts of the world are living here, and both economically poor people, and richer and well-educated ones. Politically, most of them are left-wing, and care about culture and art. The buildings at Møhlenpris are brick buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and between them you'll find children playing in the streets, young adults playing ping pong, and vibrant cafees/bars. Cafees and bars to go to are Bergen Kaffebrenneri, serving good pizzas, Nobel Bopel (considered as the most popular café/bar in town, from the point of view of the cultural right-wing people), Nobel Bopel Cornerteateret, and, if you fancy a student-run club in an old air raid shelter mostly playing rock and hard-rock: Hulen is your place.
I haven't been here myself, their focus is mainly on tourists, but in this case in a good way. I would have booked a table here myself as a tourist in Bergen, with old charming Norwegian atmosphere and fresh ingredients from the west coast.
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Restaurant 1877
2 Vetrlidsallmenningen
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I haven't been here myself, their focus is mainly on tourists, but in this case in a good way. I would have booked a table here myself as a tourist in Bergen, with old charming Norwegian atmosphere and fresh ingredients from the west coast.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Nordic countries are known for their minimalist style. Here you'll find the opposite of minimalism, and a nude portrait of the owner on the wall. A café and bar with character.
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BarBarista
12 Øvregaten
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The Nordic countries are known for their minimalist style. Here you'll find the opposite of minimalism, and a nude portrait of the owner on the wall. A café and bar with character.
Nightclub and music scene where the cool (and cultural) kids go. Different kinds of music are played here, but mostly electronic. Ole Landmark was an significant architect in Bergen, and Landmark is one of his functionalist buildings.
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Landmark
5 Rasmus Meyers allé
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Nightclub and music scene where the cool (and cultural) kids go. Different kinds of music are played here, but mostly electronic. Ole Landmark was an significant architect in Bergen, and Landmark is one of his functionalist buildings.
Fine dining at day, cocktails at night. Sometimes live music from the more or less local DJ's. Situated in one of the buildings of the museum of art.
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Lysverket
9 Rasmus Meyers allé
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Fine dining at day, cocktails at night. Sometimes live music from the more or less local DJ's. Situated in one of the buildings of the museum of art.
Record store and bar. A good selection of beer and music to buy.
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Apollon
2A Nygårdsgaten
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Record store and bar. A good selection of beer and music to buy.
Love good sandwiches? Visit at daytime. Love gin? Visit in the evening.
Café Magnus
Love good sandwiches? Visit at daytime. Love gin? Visit in the evening.
"Øl" is the Norwegian word for "beer", and øl is what you get at Henrik. No music but conversations.
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Henrik øl- og vinstove
10 Engen
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"Øl" is the Norwegian word for "beer", and øl is what you get at Henrik. No music but conversations.
An intimate bar in a good way, with old wood panels and old chairs (mark: second floor, door on the right from the ground).
Konrads Kåk
12 Engen
An intimate bar in a good way, with old wood panels and old chairs (mark: second floor, door on the right from the ground).
Very retro, very 70ths, very cozy.
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HEM
14 Teatergaten
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Very retro, very 70ths, very cozy.
One of the newest bars in Bergen in one of the oldest (and newly renovated) houses in Bergen. "Trikk" is the Norwegian word for tram, and if you find old trams pleasant: well..
Trikken 106 KAFE & BAR
45B Nøstegaten
One of the newest bars in Bergen in one of the oldest (and newly renovated) houses in Bergen. "Trikk" is the Norwegian word for tram, and if you find old trams pleasant: well..
The most cozy wine cellar in Bergen in my opinion.
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Dyvekes
7 Hollendergaten
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The most cozy wine cellar in Bergen in my opinion.
Sightseeing
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. The area was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries.
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Bryggen
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Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. The area was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries.
The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions and the only railway of its kind in the country. Fløibanen runs from the centre of Bergen to the summit of Fløyen in 5-8 minutes, and the journey is an experience in itself. The journey starts at the lower station, in the heart of Bergen, about 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf.
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Fløibanen
21 Vetrlidsallmenningen
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The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions and the only railway of its kind in the country. Fløibanen runs from the centre of Bergen to the summit of Fløyen in 5-8 minutes, and the journey is an experience in itself. The journey starts at the lower station, in the heart of Bergen, about 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf.
A charming street with nice bars, a wine cellar, second hand stores, local design, and more.
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Skostredet
54
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A charming street with nice bars, a wine cellar, second hand stores, local design, and more.
The tourist information in Bergen.
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Tourist Information in Bergen
3 Strandkaien
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The tourist information in Bergen.
A walk through Bergen's past, spanning 900 years of history - from Bryggens Museum, through the ancient wooden buildings and alleyways, to the Hanseatic Museum. The walking tour gives an intimate picture of what it was like to live in the town during the Middle ages, when the Hanseatic League had one of their four major overseas offices here in Bergen. These buildings are now on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Bryggen Guiding - til fots
3 Dreggsallmenningen
A walk through Bergen's past, spanning 900 years of history - from Bryggens Museum, through the ancient wooden buildings and alleyways, to the Hanseatic Museum. The walking tour gives an intimate picture of what it was like to live in the town during the Middle ages, when the Hanseatic League had one of their four major overseas offices here in Bergen. These buildings are now on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Shopping
Clothes, shoes and bags from world known brands and designers to more local, nordic and european ones.
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Lot333 AS
18 Kong Oscars gate
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Clothes, shoes and bags from world known brands and designers to more local, nordic and european ones.
Stylish and casual shopping. Brands such as APC, Acne, Nike, Aesop and Byredo. Very scandinavian.
Fresh Pepper AS
9 Christies gate
Stylish and casual shopping. Brands such as APC, Acne, Nike, Aesop and Byredo. Very scandinavian.
Fun and stylish shopping for women. Brands such as FWSS, Asfvlt, Gestuz, Holzweiler, Just Female and Theory.
Vrimmel
11 Olav Kyrres gate
Fun and stylish shopping for women. Brands such as FWSS, Asfvlt, Gestuz, Holzweiler, Just Female and Theory.
Cheese, jam, pasta, olive oils, vinegars and chocolate. In the upper price range.
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Colonialen Fetevare
18 Strandgaten
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Cheese, jam, pasta, olive oils, vinegars and chocolate. In the upper price range.
Essentials
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Joker Sandviken
13 Gjeble Pederssøns gate
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Bunnpris Mulen
52 Øvre Sandviksveien
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Parks & Nature
At the foot of this mountain (more or less), you'll find the famous Fløybanen. A trip with Fløybanen to the top of Fløyen is one of the obligatory tourist things to do.
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Fløyen
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At the foot of this mountain (more or less), you'll find the famous Fløybanen. A trip with Fløybanen to the top of Fløyen is one of the obligatory tourist things to do.
Want to go for a walk? Try Fjellveien. You can walk Fjellveien more or less from the apartment to the city centre.
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Fjellveien
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Want to go for a walk? Try Fjellveien. You can walk Fjellveien more or less from the apartment to the city centre.
The highest of the seven mountains. If you not fancy a two - three hours hiking, you can take the cableway.
43
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Ulriken 643
40 Haukelandsbakken
43
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The highest of the seven mountains. If you not fancy a two - three hours hiking, you can take the cableway.
If you want a sweaty hiking trip, this is it! If you're on the top within 15 minutes, you'll be in better shape than an ordinary Norwegian viking.
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Stoltzekleiven
102
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If you want a sweaty hiking trip, this is it! If you're on the top within 15 minutes, you'll be in better shape than an ordinary Norwegian viking.
The finest parks in Bergen, in my opinion, are Nygårdsparken, The Botanical Garden close by, Nordnesparken at the tip of Nordnes - right by Akvariet, and Meyermarken, your nabour in Sandviken.
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Nygårdsparken kindergarten
44 Thormøhlens Gate
50
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The finest parks in Bergen, in my opinion, are Nygårdsparken, The Botanical Garden close by, Nordnesparken at the tip of Nordnes - right by Akvariet, and Meyermarken, your nabour in Sandviken.
Arts & Culture
Grieghallen represents the top of the market in staging cultural activities, mainly classical music concerts and operas, but also other concerts and arrangements. One of the world’s oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, are often playing in Grieghallen. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the orchestra, serving as Artistic Director from 1880–82. Edward Gardner assumed his new position as Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2015, and is recognized as one of the most talented conductors of his generation.
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Grieg Hall
1 Edvard Griegs plass
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Grieghallen represents the top of the market in staging cultural activities, mainly classical music concerts and operas, but also other concerts and arrangements. One of the world’s oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, are often playing in Grieghallen. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the orchestra, serving as Artistic Director from 1880–82. Edward Gardner assumed his new position as Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2015, and is recognized as one of the most talented conductors of his generation.
KODE is one of Scandinavia’s largest museums for art, craft, design and music. The museums stewards almost 50,000 objects ranging from paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, videos, musical instruments, furniture and works of fine craft and design. These objects can be experienced in four museum buildings in Bergen city centre (KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4), and in the homes of the composers Ole Bull, Harald Sæverud and Edvard Grieg.
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KODE
9 Rasmus Meyers allé
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KODE is one of Scandinavia’s largest museums for art, craft, design and music. The museums stewards almost 50,000 objects ranging from paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, videos, musical instruments, furniture and works of fine craft and design. These objects can be experienced in four museum buildings in Bergen city centre (KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4), and in the homes of the composers Ole Bull, Harald Sæverud and Edvard Grieg.