Our offers for shore excursions in Bergen (Norway)
Shore excursions in Bergen on a Northern Europe cruise are perfect to get a look at the unique landscapes of Nordland. Passing many islands on your way to the cruise ship harbour, you can amaze at the idyllic and beautiful Bergen. Find exciting offers for great cruise excursions in Bergen with us below!
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Useful information for your shore excursions in Bergen
In addition, here are some information about your cruise terminals in Bergen and other main attractions in here.
The most beautiful attractions in Bergen
Bergen is a beautiful city with many attractions. A lot of cruise passengers, however, simply appreciate and enjoy the charming atmosphere of the Norwegian city. We therefore recommend a relaxed city tour through the Old town of Bergen as a starting point for your Bergen shore excursions.
Brygge is where the city history of Bergen started. The first houses and buildings were built in the 11th century. The historic port of Bergen also lies here. Brygge was built by the Hanseatic League. The old trading offices still adorn the waterfront along the Vågen Bay.
Old-Bergen (Gamle Bergen)
Gamle Bergen is an open-air museum in the district of Sandviken. It is located about 3 km (1.8 mi) north from the cruise port of Bergen. In the area of the museum, a total of about 50 traditional wooden houses from the 18th to the 20th century are extensively restored. Gamle Bergen is one of the top attractions in this port city.
The Bryggens Museum is housed in a modern building in Bryggen. You can find exhibits here that can date back to the first settlement in Bergen in the 11th century.
Fortress Bergen is one of the best-preserved fortresses in Norway, located just at the entrance to Vågen Bay. The Håkonshalle and the Rosary Tower were built by King Håkon Håkonsson in the 13th century and are still in good condition today.
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
The Hanseatic Museum Bergen is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city. This traditional wooden house is the only one, whose interior has been preserved as how it was used by the merchants of the Hanseatic League. The Schøtstuene is not far from the museum. It served as meeting rooms for the merchants in the past.
Map of cruise port in Bergen
Basically, all cruise ships moor at the pier in the harbor Bergen. The exact berth can vary. All cruise piers are within walking distance to Bergen’s attractions, therefore making Bergen shore excursions easy to be done on foot due to their central location.
Things to know about excursions in Bergen
Shipping companies and routes
Hardly any cruise lines skip Bergen on their Nordland cruises. Costa Cruises, NCL, MSC, P&O, Princess and Royal Caribbean call at the port of Bergen every year on several dates.
Cruises to Bergen usually lead further to the north, where the magnificent fjords of Norway will definitely leave you in awe. During midsummer, cruises to the North Cape are also very popular.
Immigration and visa
Norway is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Norway for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay.
UK citizen who holds either a full UK passport or a BOTC, BOC, BPP or BS passport can travel to Norway visa-free.
For more accurate and up-to-date information, please contact your cruise operator.
Taxi and other public transports
Public buses that travel to the city center are at the cruise terminal of Bergen. A ticket can be bought directly from the bus driver. Cash payment in Norwegian kroner is required for payment.
You could also consider Hop-on/Hop-off buses if you would like to explore the city on your own. They can be found directly at the cruise terminal. The route starts at the cruise port and passes several tourist stops in Bergen.
Alternatively, you can explore Bergen’s beautiful sights on foot.
In Bergen and thus Norway, the currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOR). 1 krone is equivalent to 100 Øre. (1 dollar = 8.35 krones, 1 pound = 10.68 krones)
It is recommended to get cash at ATMs or pay directly by debit or credit cards, fees may apply.
Cruises to Bergen usually take place in summer. In summer months it can always rain. During the rains, the temperatures drop. Therefore in addition to rain covers, wearing layers of clothes for Bergen’s shore excursions is recommended.
Low season is in spring and autumn. It rains even more and the temperatures are also sinking. Winter is not a usual cruise season in Bergen.
Websites of the port and tourist organizations
Video: Highlights of Bergen
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