4 FREE things to do in Bergen, Norway
OHMYGOSSIP – Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It’s surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. The Fløibanen Funicular goes up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views and hiking trails. The Edvard Grieg House is where the renowned composer once lived.
Norway is one of the most beautiful but also most expensive countries in Europe. Therefore I’m excited to share some tips of free things to do in Bergen. Bergen is the second largst city of the country and the port counts into the most busiest within Europe. Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains which offer an amazing outlook to the nearby Fjords!
The most important sight of Bergen is called “Bryggen” and is totally for free! These old houses have been warehouses in the era of the german Hanse and are well preserved. Inside you can find cozy bars, art galleries and handcraft shops – Bryggen is a must-see when in Bergen!
What about some sport? You can get up there by using the 801 steps! The locals use the „Stoltzekleiven“ (this is how they call the steps) as their workout spot in the evening no matter if it is raining or not. From the top you will be rewarded with a great view!
3) Bergen from above
The Fløyen is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city centre of Bergen. You can get to the top by using the cable car “Fløibanen” for 85 NOK (around 11€) or use the free option: a well marked path which leads up here. At the top you’ll find a viewpoint, a restaurant and a kiosk.
4) Free festivals and concerts
Throughout the year you’ll find various festivals and concerts in Bergen which are free of charge. One of the largest is on May 17th – the Norwegian Constitution Day with parties all over the city.
Travel photos: Bergen, Norway (OHMYGOSSIP/ Helena-Reet Ennet)