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Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen

Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen

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From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

1. From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

Sail from Bergen to the Alversund Streams with this group boat tour. Set off from Bergen's famous Fish Market and marvel at views of the medieval fortress Bergenhus, St Mary's church and the colorful Bryggen Hanseatic wharf. Glide through beautiful Western Norwegian scenery at the City Fjord, Salhus Fjord and Kverna Fjord as you make your way towards the stunning Alversund Streams. Snap breathtaking photos of this amazing scenery. Relax, as the captain safely steers the boat through narrow sounds, deep fjords, a maze of islands and the powerful currents of the narrow Alversund channel.

Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

2. Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

See some of the oldest and most relevant historic sites in Bergen, including the medieval fortress that served as the seat of Norwegian power in the 13th century and the colorful emblematic Bryggen wharf that made the city thrive as a successful trading center. Get glimpses of how the city looked like in the old days when you sail past the old wooden warehouses in Skuteviken and Sandviken, and marvel at the luxury residences blossoming on top of skerries at Måseskjæret or springing out from the mountainside at Verftet. Hard to spot otherwise, you will sail past the WW2 concrete ruins of the U-Boot Bunker Bruno before waving at the locals bathing in the fjord at the historical Nordnes Sjøbad and returning back to the Fish Market and the very heart of Bergen. m/s Eric Bloodaxe is a modern sightseeing boat with a spacious outdoor deck, a cozy lounge inside and a stunning view from the panoramic deck. The vessel has a capacity of 75 passengers, is adapted for wheelchair users on the main deck, and there is also space for strollers. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments are sold in the boat's bars. The vessel is named after Norway's second king and Viking ruler, Eric I Haraldsson (885AD - 954AD) nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe.

Bergen: Guided Minibus Tour with Photo Stops & Bryggen Tour

3. Bergen: Guided Minibus Tour with Photo Stops & Bryggen Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the charming city of Bergen, the most beautiful city in Norway. Our exclusive minibus tour will take you to some of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city, as chosen by our local guides. This tour is perfect for those who want to escape the rain, avoid Bergen’s steep hills, or who just want to see as much of the city as possible. Our minibus tour is led by a live, English-speaking local guide (no pre-recorded audio!) and is in a luxury minibus from a local company – even our drivers are Bergen locals! Our drive features four photo-stops around Bergen, including one at the ‘quintessential’ postcard shot of the city, our favourite spot (the local beach!), high up on the mountainside, and in the historic fishing hamlet, all providing unique and contrasting views of the city. We also drive slow enough so you can take photos from the bus. Because we use a minibus rather than a full-size bus, we can go where most bus tours can’t go and use this to our advantage. Between stops, your guide will discuss all aspects of Bergen – history, everyday life, and what makes the city unique. As this is a small group tour, you can ask questions throughout the drive. is your tour, and we want you to have the best experience possible. We will also provide tons of recommendations for places to visit and things to do for your stay. On this tour we will pass the Bergen Fortress, Bryggen, Nordnes historic peninsula (aquarium, witch memorial, and wooden houses), Knøsesmauet alley (voted the most beautiful in Bergen), the National Theatre, Hurtigruten Terminal, Torgallmenningen, Bergen’s historic town hall and cathedral, the Leprosy Hospital, Bergen train station, University district, Nygård Park, Lungegård lake, Fløyen mountain district, Skansen fire station, Sandviken wooden house neighbourhood, the Fisheries Museum, and park at St. Mary’s Church to begin our short walking tour. The tour ends with a short, easy walk around Bryggen (approx. 500 metres on a flat path) – Bergen’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every tour to Bergen should include a visit to Bryggen, and our guide will give you a general overview of the areas 1,000-year history. Our exclusive minibus tour promises an intimate exploration of this picturesque city, renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

The Bergen Golden Circle Fjord Tour by Minibus

4. The Bergen Golden Circle Fjord Tour by Minibus

Board the minibus at one of the established pickup points and begin your adventure with a visit to the iconic Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before venturing into the serene landscapes of the Golden Circle. As you travel along the fjord side, marvel at the engineering wonder of the Nordhordland Bridge, North Europe's longest floating bridge. Stop at Vikanes to admire the mirror-like waters surrounded by towering mountains, offering a glimpse into the unique Bergen City phenomena. Continue your journey to Mo Village, a picturesque hamlet with architectural inspiration from Bergen's Bryggen Wharf. Take a leisurely break to explore the waterfront and indulge in local delicacies at quaint cafes at your own expense. Witness the awe-inspiring Hesjedalsfossen twin waterfall as it plunges into the fjord, offering a mesmerizing spectacle of nature's grandeur. Capture unforgettable moments at the Kallestad bridge, with panoramic views of the Veafjord scenery. Experience the power of nature at Stamneshella, home to the strongest tidal current in southern Norway. Observe the fjord's transformation during the tide, resembling a wild river in motion. Conclude your tour with a return to one of the many available drop-off locations in Bergen.

Pocket Bryggen: A Self-Guided Audio tour in Bergen

5. Pocket Bryggen: A Self-Guided Audio tour in Bergen

Bergen’s historic harbour district, Bryggen, has long been an important part of Norway’s history. In the 12th century, the area flourished as an economic centre under the commercial domination of the Hanseatic League, a medieval merchants’ guild originating in Germany, but its survival was threatened over the centuries. On this walking tour, I’ll shed light on some of the area’s rich and complex history, and tell you how Bryggen rose from the ashes to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Starting and ending in front of the harbour, this tour takes you through the Bryggen Hansa Quarter. Along the way, you’ll learn about the commercial area’s medieval origins, and its quick expansion. You’ll walk through its narrow wooden streets, hearing about the iconic architecture around you. I’ll also tell you about the daily working life of the Hanseatic merchants and the struggles they faced, the stockfish trade that made the area commercially rich, and the tense relations between Norwegians and the Hanseatic community. I’ll also show you the district’s main landmarks, like the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Assembly Rooms, St. Mary’s Church, Bryggens Museum, and Kjøbmandsstuen (an old Hanseatic Merchant’s Hall). On this Bryggen walking tour, you’ll have the chance to: • Find out why Norwegians despised Bryggen until the first half of the 1900s • See where the medieval ”red light district” once was • Discover where the statue of ”the naked truth” is • Learn what a king cod is and where the name comes from • Find out why part of Bryggen is made from wood and another part was rebuilt with bricks • Imagine what life was like for Hanseatic merchants in the 1400s This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to delve deeper into Bergen’s history while enjoying a leisurely walk through the streets of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join me on this hour-long tour to meet Bryggen’s medieval merchants and fishermen, and hear their stories!

Bergen’s Culinary Exploration: Food and Culture Walk

6. Bergen’s Culinary Exploration: Food and Culture Walk

Begin your culinary adventure at the Tourist Information in Bergen, where you’ll meet your guide for a journey through the city’s iconic sights and tastes. Your first stop is the Fishmarket in Bergen, a vibrant hub of fresh seafood and local delicacies. Spend time exploring and sampling the offerings here. Next, stroll to Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, soaking in its colorful history and charming architecture. As you wander, indulge in a variety of regional dishes and learn about Norway’s culinary traditions from your expert guide. The tour concludes at Torget 6A, leaving you enriched with the cultural and gastronomic highlights of Bergen.

Bergen: Private tour in your own language

7. Bergen: Private tour in your own language

This private tour is completely customizable by the travelers , but let's get to the basics. In this tour you'll meet your guide wherever it fits better for you , the guide will show you the city at your own pace, passing through of course the main attractions of the city , in case they're interesting to you like ,The national scene, the main square, the fish market, St Marys church , the hanseatic wharf of Bryggen AKA the colorfully houses and you will get to know from the words of a professional passionate guide the real influence this neighborhood had in Bergen , together with the fortress where you'll also get to visit, as well as some of the oldest parts of the city , off track alleys that the regular visitor don't get to visit. In resume if you're coming to Bergen either if you want to check the highlights and learn about history or you just want someone to show you the hidden places in the city, get you the best tips a great company and enjoy your day , get this tour booked ASAP cause we are running out of spots faster then we expected. Cheers!

Bergen: Guided Car Tour with Old Bergen Museum & Fantoft …

8. Bergen: Guided Car Tour with Old Bergen Museum & Fantoft …

Discover the city of Bergen from the comfort of a car on a guided tour. Stop at the main points of interest, walk short distances, and avoid crowds that can be created by a massive influx of tourists in the city at peak times. We´ll drive towards the Nordnes peninsula to enjoy the wonderful view offered by the large park full of vegetation with a mixture of colors predominated by the brilliant green that characterizes the city of Bergen. On clear days we can even see the north sea from there. Visit the old wooden church of Fantoft and the Old Bergen museum which shows what Bergen was like in the 17th/18th century. Access the houses and see theatrical performances of how the citizens of Bergen lived together at that time. This tour is ideal for older travelers, those with reduced mobility, health problems, or who simply want to make the most of their time in Bergen and visit as much as possible in the shortest time.

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(77 reviews)

The tour was great. The boarding point was easy to find and the tour was fantastic. Our guide Neil knew how to tell everything beautifully with a nice dose of humor in between. All in all it was definitely worth it. I have been to Bergen several times but have seen many beautiful and new things. TOP

Emma was a great guide, she was very informative and knew a lot about the history of Bergen. I would recommend this trip! 2 hours was perfect! Great directions for meeting point as well.

Very nice! But we didn't understand the screen with a promotional video from Italy on the deck of the ship, from where you would actually be able to see the fjord?!

Interesting and fun!!!! Guide gave some really good insights and stories.

Was beautiful weather and very nice trip all together I recommend