Are you headed to Bergen on a cruise or vacation and want to save money on quality excursions in Bergen? Then check out our interesting and fun activities and Bergen Shore Excursions. Get out and see the beauty of Bergen and its amazing beauty.
Bergen is on the southwestern coast of Norway and is the 2nd largest city in the country. The city is located on a peninsula and is surrounded by the famed 7 Mountains.
Guests arriving into Bergen will be treated to some outstanding nature sightseeing excursions. Cruise ships arrive only in the summer months when the weather is at its best. The average temperature is 66.4F (19.1C) making it quite pleasant to be on outdoors shore excursions. Bergen is known for the mountains and fjords surrounding it. A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated sea with steep terrain on 3 sides. The name Bergen means literally "meadow between the mountains" and the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, Sognefjord is located in Bergen.
Begen was founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070 although it was recorded as a trading post as early as 1020. Along with its colorful history comes the colorful wooden houses that still dot the harbor. The Hanseatic Wharf and its wooden houses earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site award. Bergen also offers guests both trams and trolleys to get to some of the sites.
The Floibanen Funicular is a tram that goes up the side of Floyen Mountain that rewards guests with breath-taking views where they can explore some great hiking trails. For another perspective up in the air, try the Mt. Ulriken cable car that will take guests up the highest of the 7 mountains. Visitors can get out and explore the Famlehaugen Castle as well as the Stolzekleiven walking area.
But not all of the fun is outdoors. Begen offers several highlights including St. Marys Church, the Bergen Railway Station, and the stock exchange Begen Bors. For those who are into the arts you can see several works of street art including from artist "Dolk", and many museums (KODE, Leprosy, and Det Haneatiske). Enjoy our Bergen excursions and shore excursions on your Norway cruise to Bergen!