Norway Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan   Bergen, Norway Guide


Once the capital city of Norway (before Oslo), Bergen (map) is still the tourism capital of the country.

With its picturesque harbor and fish market, faithfully-restored Bryggen historic neighborhood, the medieval Haakon's Hall and neighboring castle-like Rosenkrantz Tower, Bergen has everything it needs to attract a world of visitors.

Then there are the fjords. Bergen is the gateway to fjord country, a must-see stop on your explorations of Norway's natural wonders.

Bergen is even more of a tourist destination than Oslo, so it has lots of good hotels:


If you don't want to spend a fortune to stay in Bergen, find Bergen's best budget pensions and hostels with Hostelbookers.

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Aerial view of Bergen, Norway
Bergen, with its excellent harbor and access to Norway's fjords.