Bergen

23 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019

2 guests - 1 room

With its colourful harbourside houses and mountainous backdrop, Bergen is an Instagrammer's dream. The city is a popular base for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers, especially those paying a visit to Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The city may be small, but it's brimming with cultural attractions and makes a scenic spot for a romantic break.

Where to stay in Bergen

The best place to stay in Bergen depends on what you want from your holiday. While party animals enjoy being in the heart of the action, those looking for a relaxing break are more likely to enjoy hotels on the outskirts.

Our Bergen neighbourhood guide gives you the low-down on the different areas, so choosing a hotel is even easier. Use our map search to find the best hotel for your needs.

Sentrum

Most of Bergen's hotels are in the compact city centre (Sentrum). It's a great place to base yourself if you want to be in the middle of the buzz, and walking distance from the city's main sights. Sentrum is the most modern area of Bergen, as many of the old wooden buildings burnt down at the start of the 20th Century. That's not to say it's not pretty, though – the architecture is attractive, and the buildings are painted in various shades of pastel. This part of town is a shopper's paradise, with everything from high street stores to quaint boutiques.

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, with top choices including the Thon Hotel Bergen, Magic Hotel Xhibition and the Scandic Bergen City.

Bryggen

The harbourside neighbourhood of Bryggen has graced many a picture postcard (not to mention social media snaps). The UNESCO listed buildings date back to the 18th Century, and formed the town centre back in the middle ages. Once an important base for the Hanseatic trading league, today the buildings are home to cute craft shops and cafés. Aside from the gorgeous buildings, attractions in Bryggen include the fish market, Rosenkrantz Tower and the Bergenhus Fortress.

Bryggen hotels are usually high-end boutique hotels and 5-star chains. Popular places to stay in Bryggen are the First Hotel Marin, Bergen Harbour Hotel and Det Hanseatiske Hotel.

Sandviken

Escape the bustle and high room rates by heading north to the suburb of Sandviken. This area is popular with students, and is a great choice for travellers on a budget. You can easily walk to and from the city centre if you need a bit of action. Hipsters will love snapping photos of the picturesque winding streets and wooden houses – and if you time it right you might be able to spot the sunset over the harbour.

Sandviken is quite residential, but there are a couple of hotels here. Popular accommodation options include Best Western Sandviken Brygge Hotel and Stolzen Hotel and Apartments.

Hotels near Bergen Train Station

The Bergen train station lies to the east of the city centre, and has its own small cluster of shops, galleries and hotels. Culture vultures will enjoy being near the Bergen Art Hall, as well as the Kode 1, Kode 2, Kode 3 and Kode 4 art galleries. Those who like to keep fit while they travel will enjoy jogging around the nearby Lille Lungegårdsvannet lake – it's also a great spot for family picnics.

Hotels in this neighbourhood include the Grand Terminus (which has an excellent whiskey bar). The Scandic Ornen, Bergen's largest hotel, is also in this neighbourhood – and boasts the city's only skybar. For a wallet-friendly option, check out Citybox Bergen.

Hotels near Bergen Airport

Bergen Airport is 18 kilometres from the city centre, so hotels near Bergen Airport are better for those who aren't planning to spend a lot of time downtown. That said, there aren't many options nearby – the best is the Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport.

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What are travellers saying about Bergen?

9.8
Outdoor Enthusiasts
9.7
Adventure Travellers
9.1
Family Travellers
8.7
History Buffs
7.1
Backpackers
Member reviews (56)
Sarah LaBrie
Sarah LaBrieClearwater
16/05/2018

My recent trip to Bergen Norway, left me speechless for days! No words or images could accurately show the beauty of this wonderful location! I went with my toddler son, and we ventured MANY times up Mt. Floyen and enjoyed their many walking trails and "Troll Playground". The Fjords to Gudvangen...still I have no words for. Breath-taking doesn't even do it justice. It was as if you could hear the echos of the ancient gods and goddesses within the mountains and waters. It took you back in time, in such an enchanting way, that you will truly forget where you are! I cannot recommend this area enough! My trip #2 is planned already, for next year! I can't wait to explore the areas again!

Jen A
Jen ABarcelona
28/12/2017

A beautiful little town on the coast of Norway. We took advantage of the Bergen Card so got to see quite a bit in our short visit - charming streets, gorgeous views, and interesting museums.

Tyson Bramer
Tyson BramerLos Angeles
06/11/2017

A great Nordic city that has so much to offer. Whether just a starting point to explore other parts of Norway, or your destination, you will be delighted by all the surprises around every corner.

YUJING HU
YUJING HUHefei
27/12/2015

Arrived day has heavy rain make me felt terrible! But good view definitely !

FAQs

The least expensive month is December, with an average of £92 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Bergen is August, with an average price of £149 per night.
The average price of a hotel in April last year was £108 per night. This is 5% less than the average nightly price of £115 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Bergen, the expected average temperature in April is 6.0°C/42.7°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 17.7°C/63.9°F. The coolest month is February, with temperatures averaging -0.6°C/30.9°F.
The nearest airport to Bergen is Bergen (BGO) (7.60 miles). Other nearby airports include: Stord (41.42 miles)

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