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Where to stay in Bergen

There are 162 vacation rentals available all over Bergen in Norway, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets both your needs and your budget. Affordable holiday cottages in Bergen start at a nightly rate of $18, with 20% of properties priced under $59 per night. Whether you’re seeking a modern home near Bergen Maritime Museum, a Norwegian cabin close to Leprosy Museum St. Jørgen's Hospital, or a place that also gives you close access to Tromso — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website offers a wide selection of vacation rentals from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a honeymoon to Bergen, or planning a family vacation for 8, we can match you with rental accommodations that sleep everyone comfortably. Experience the beauty of Bergen, Norway with VacationRenter today.

Where Is Bergen in Europe?

Occupying most of the Bergen Peninsula in the district of Midthordland in the mid-western region of the Vestland county, Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway. The city is sheltered from the North Sea by a series of islands that include the northern municipalities of Meland, Lindås, and Osterøy; the eastern municipalities of Vaksdal and Samnanger; southern Os and Austevoll; and western Sund, Fjell, and Askøy.

What Is Bergen, Norway Known For?

The second-largest city in Norway, Bergen is the largest port on the west coast and one of Scandinavia's busiest cruise ship stopovers. A beguiling city, surrounded by placid fjords and rolling hills, Bergen is aplomb with a huddle of clapperboard houses, clusters of excellent art museums, and a buzzing nightlife scene. Surrounded by a ring of hills known locally as the Seven Mountains, the city's idyllic setting and stunning natural harbor has cemented its reputation as one of Norway's most popular tourist spots. However, it's not just the complete tranquility of nature that Bergen offers. Home to an expansive student population, Bergen is bursting with a youthful zest that can be felt in the bars, pubs, and clubs that pulse with frenetic energy. A cultural powerhouse, Bergen is over-pouring with cosmopolitan charm and a flavor that is unapologetically its own.

Where to Go in Bergen, Norway

  • Bergen Fish Market: The heart of Bergen and quite a spectacle in itself, the Bergen Fish Market is something that cannot be missed. For those who can handle its ubiquitous scent, the Bergen Fish Market is an ideal place to experience the lively atmosphere of the city and the colorful selection of treasures of the sea. Because of the country’s extensive coastline, traditional sea industries have been extremely fundamental to the prosperity of Norway’s economy and cultural life throughout the centuries. With the busiest seaport in the country, it is only natural that Bergen is the go-to place for fish and other seafood. Offering an abundance of fish, shellfish, fruit, vegetables, and hand-made crafts to buy, see and taste, the Bergen Fish Market is a gamut of sensations.
  • KODE: Bergen Art Museums: One of the largest museums for art, design, and music in the Nordic region, the treasures that inhabit KODE is not just housed in one museum – but four. For any art lovers, the KODE should be number one on your itinerary. Housing over 50,000 objects ranging from paintings, sketches, sculptures, installations, videos, musical instruments, furniture, and design, KODE is home to an array of treasures handpicked from the best artists in Scandinavia. The museums also play host to several temporary exhibitions displaying the works of contemporary artists, as well as extensive permanent collections containing works by Edvard Munch, JC Dahl, Nikolai Astrup, and others.

Popular Destinations Near Bergen

  • Hardangerfjord: If the Sognefjord is the king of the fjords of Western Norway, the Hardangerfjord is surely the queen. The second-largest fjord in Norway and the fourth largest in the world, this 179-kilometer long lake offers scenery that will spellbind even the most seasoned traveler. Home to a varied gamut of cultural and natural gems, nature lovers, artists, photographers, and everyone in between will be astounded by the beauty as they experience a journey through a landscape of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards.

Best Neighborhoods in Bergen, Norway

  • Sentrum: Whether it’s the alluring swells of the water, alpine peaks, or the unrelenting rain that keeps everyone huddled inside their studios, shops, and kitchens for two-thirds of the year, there is something distinctly energizing about the salty coastal air of Bergen’s city center. Known simply as Sentrum, Bergen’s city center is framed by geographical boundaries that are defined by its striking scenery, stunning landscapes, and range of amenities.

Home-types in Bergen

Bergen has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Bergen:

Points of interests in Bergen

Bergen has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Bergen:
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