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Eikedalen Alpine centre

Eikedalen alpine centre is located 55 km from Bergen at Kvamskogen. Eikedalen is the second biggest ski centre in the region of Hordaland after Voss. Eikedalen has 7 ski lifts, 12 different slopes from green to black difficulty levels.The ski centre is also open 4-5 evenings a week (1700-2100).

Website: www.eikedalen.no

Lysoen Island & Ole Bull's Villa

Located on Lysøen Island, this villa was constructed in 1873 and belongs to Ole Bull, a Norwegian violinist. There is a romantic road, leading up to the house, with a number of lakes amid the island's pine tree forest, giving it a fairytale ambience…

Address: Lysekloster-Bergen

Tel: +47 56 30 90 77

Fax: +47 56 30 93 72

Open hours: May 18th to August 31st Monday to Saturday 12noon to 4pm Sundays 11am to 5pm September Sundays 12noon to 4pm

Closed days: September Monday to Saturday October to mid May Admission fee: 25kr, 40kr for groups

Website: www.lysoen.no

King Hakon's Chateau (Hakonshallen)

The King Hakon is a chateau built by King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1267. At that time, Bergen was Norway's capitall. This chateau was used as the house of the royal family.

Address: Bergenhus

Tel: +47 55 31 60 67

Open hours: May 15th to August Everyday 10:00 to 16:00 September to May 14th Everyday 12:00 to 15:00

Admission fee: 25kr

History Museum (Historisk Museum)

This museum displays anthropological collections from Norway’s prehistoric times, medieval times, modern times and other periods.

Address: Haakon Sheteligs Plass 10

Tel: +47 55 58 31 40

Open hours: June to August Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 4pm September to May Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 3pm

Website: www.museum.uib.no

Bryggen District World heritage

The Bryggen District is a region located in Vagen Bay and was added to the UNESCO list of Cultural Heritages Sites in 1979 as a representative example of Norwegian architecture from the medieval period. Go down the alleyways and explore the unique architecture and buildings. The district has been hit by two fires, one in 1702 and another in 1955. The fires destroyed original buildings but they have managed restore most buildings to their original state.

Tower of Rosenkrantz (Rosenkrantzarnet)

This tower was constructed in the 1560s by a feudal lord of Bergen, Erik Rosenkrantz, to serve both as a fort and a home. A fortress that was built before the tower is also entrenched inside.

Address: Bergenhus

Tel: +47 55 31 43 80

Open hours: May 15th to August 31st Everyday 10am to 4pm September 1st to May 14th Sundays 12noon to 3pm

Closed days: September to May 14th Monday to Friday

Admission fee: 25kr

Gamlehaugen

The Gamlehaugen is a mansion that is used as the official residence of the Norwegian King when he visits Bergen. This beautiful mansion, which is located on top of a small hill in the suburbs of Bergen, used to be the residence of Christian Michelsen who served as the prime minister of Norway at the beginning of this century.

Address: Gamlehaugsveien 10, 5231 Paradis

Tel: +47 55 92 51 20

Open hours: June to September 1st Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm

Closed days: Saturdays/Sundays, September 2nd to May, whenever Norway's King is in residence

Admission fee: 50kr

Fish Market (Fisketorget)

The fish market is a bustling place for locals and tourists. It is located in the plaza, which faces the Bergen bay. Make sure you don’t miss the salt boiled shrimp and smoked salmon. If you wish to purchase vacuumed-packed salmon as a gift, do so at the tax-free market. Business hours: June to August Monday to Friday/Sundays 7am to 4pm September to May Monday to Saturday 7am to 4pm Closed: September to May Mondays

Website: www.torgetibergen.no

Hanseatisk Museum

The Hanseatisk Museum is one of the buildings that was erected after the 1702 fire. It is an 18th century mercantile establishment that has been restored in its entirety.

Address: Finnegardsgaten 1a

Tel: +47 55 31 41 89

Open hours: June to August Everyday 9:00 to 17:00 September 1st to 15th Everyday 10am to 3pm September 16th to 30th Everyday 11am to 2pm October to April Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 5pm Sundays 12noon to 5pm

Closed days: Mondays from October to April, Christmas

Admission fee: May to September 45kr

Website: www.hanseatisk.museum.no


Ulriken Cable Car

The cable car takes you to the top of Bergen’s highest mountain, Ulriken (642m). From the top of the cable car you can experience a fantastic view over the capital of Western Norway, fjords and mountains. Once reached the summit you can enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants and cafes located on top of Ulriken. The tour "Bergen in a nutshell" also includes the cable car and is a bargain at 130kr.

Address: Ulriken 1

Tel: +47 55 20 20

Operation time: Throughout the year. Departs every 7 minutes. June to August 9am to 10pm May to September 9am to 7pm October to April 10am to 5pm Free mini concert June to August 5 times a day 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Fee: Return 80kr

Website: www.ulriken.no


Bergen Art Museum

The Bergen Art Museum possesses a fine art collection of Bergen artists such as, Stenersen and Rasmus Meyer.

Address: Rasmus Meyers Alle 3/7, Lars Hillesgate 10

Tel: +47 55 56 80 00

Openhours: 11am to 5pm

Closed days: Mondays

Admission fee: 50kr

Website: www.bergenartmuseum.no


Maria Church (Mariakirken)

The Maria church is a Romanesque-style church that was set up in the first half of the 12th century. This is the oldest architectural structure in Bergen. The decorations on the pulpit inside the church are very beautiful and are said to be Norway's highest-quality baroque decorations.

Address: Dreggen 15

Open hours: June 20th to August 19th Monday to Friday 9.30am to 11.30, 1pm to 4pm Other than the above Tuesday to Friday 11am to 12.30pm Organ performance June 28th to August 30th Tuesdays 19:30 (purchase tickets at the entrance.)


National Theater (Nationaltheatret)

The National Theatre is the largest in the country and has a history of over 100 years. Guided tours are available but reservations are necessary.

Address: Johanne Dybwads Plass 1

Tel: +47 22 00 14 00

Ticket reservations to: +47 81 50 08 11

Website: www.nationaltheatret.no


Gamle Bergen

Gamle Bergen is an open air museum with more than 40 wooden houses, representative of the Bergen architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries. The houses give a picture of life in a small town with its dwellings, different shops, baker, barber, dentist, photographer etc. The museum area is open all year.

Address: Sandviken

Tel: +47 55 25 70 34

Open hours: May 8th to September 4th Everyday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Closed days: May 11th/17th

Admission fee: 60kr

Website: www.gamlebergen.no


Bryggens Museum

The Bryggen Museum displays relics from the medieval period that were discovered in the Bryggen excavation project, which was undertaken between 1955 and 1972.

Address: Dreggsallmenning

Tel: +47 55 58 80 10

Open hours: May to August Everyday 10am to 5pm September to April Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm Saturdays 12:00 to 15:00 Sundays 12noon to 4pm

Website: www.uib.no/bmu


 

Mt. Floyen Cable Car (Floibanen Funicular)

The Floyen Cable Car climbs Mt. Fløyen, which has an altitude of 320m. From its peak, you have a fantastic panoramic view of Bergen City. This train is also a means of transportation for people living in the residential area on the slope of Mt. Fløyen. It is recommended to use the train to reach the peak, but then walk down.

Address: Vetrlidsallmenning 21

Fare one way 30kr return 60kr/Children (4 to 17) one way 15kr return 30kr

Website: www.floibanen.no


St. Jorgens Hospital

This hospital treated leprosy patients from the latter half of the medieval period. There is a leprosy museum (Lepra-museet) on its premises that stores the research papers of the Norwegian doctor, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who dedicated his life to the extermination of leprosy.

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

Tel: +47 55 96 11 55

Email:lepra@lepra.no

Admission fee: 30kr

Website: www.lepra.no


Natural Science Museum

Also called Det Naturhistorisk Museum, is a museum with three sections featuring plants, geology and animals.

Address: Museplass 3

Tel: +47 55 58 29 49

Open hours June to August Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 4pm September to May Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 3pm

Closed days Mondays Admission fee: 40kr

Website: www.bm.uib.no


Troldhaugen

The house of Edvard Grieg, the composer from Bergen, is located 20 minutes from the city by car. Although Grieg once fell out of favor with Bergen and left the city, he retuned in 1885 and lived in the house for 22 years until his death. Troldhaugen means "the hill where the troll lives". From this hill that overlooks the fjord, Grieg composed a number of piano pieces. The house also has a café and a concert hall named "Troldsalen"

Address: Troldhaugveien 65, N-5232 Paradis

Tel: +47 55 92 29 92

Website: www.troldhaugen.com

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