Guidebook for Bergen

Erik

Guidebook for Bergen

Food Scene
This restaurant has excellent seafood. They only serve freshly caught fish; in fact, they do most of the fishing themselves, including diving for scallops.
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Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant
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This restaurant has excellent seafood. They only serve freshly caught fish; in fact, they do most of the fishing themselves, including diving for scallops.
Fantastic bread and buns + a host of other delicacies. Expensive, but worth it.
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Colonialen Paradis AS
1 Paradisleitet
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Fantastic bread and buns + a host of other delicacies. Expensive, but worth it.
This amazing restaurant is in Litteraturhuset, literally "The literature house", where they organize readings, meetings, debates etc. It's located in the vibrant "Skostredet" district in downtown Bergen.
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Brasseriet
5 Østre Skostredet
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This amazing restaurant is in Litteraturhuset, literally "The literature house", where they organize readings, meetings, debates etc. It's located in the vibrant "Skostredet" district in downtown Bergen.
Great sushi. Just behind Bryggen, so convenient when walking around in that area.
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Nama
2b Lodin Leppsgaten
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Great sushi. Just behind Bryggen, so convenient when walking around in that area.
Great food smack in downtown Bergen.
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Lysverket
9 Rasmus Meyers allé
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Great food smack in downtown Bergen.
Very good Norwegian food and a nice atmosphere. Also great for hanging out in the evenings. One of our favorite places.
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Pingvinen
14 Vaskerelven
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Very good Norwegian food and a nice atmosphere. Also great for hanging out in the evenings. One of our favorite places.
The restaurant 1877 is the most highly rated restaurant in Bergen. Expensive.
Vetrlidsallmenningen 2
2 Vetrlidsallmenningen
The restaurant 1877 is the most highly rated restaurant in Bergen. Expensive.
There are two restaurants here, the "old" Bien, which is a converted old-style pharmacy and has great food, and a snack bar around the corner with the best burgers in Bergen. Walk from downtown Bergen or catch the light rail to "Danmarksplass".
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Bien Restaurant
30 Fjøsangerveien
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There are two restaurants here, the "old" Bien, which is a converted old-style pharmacy and has great food, and a snack bar around the corner with the best burgers in Bergen. Walk from downtown Bergen or catch the light rail to "Danmarksplass".
Arts & Culture
The late composer Edvard Grieg's home. Very nice location and it's interesting to walk around the house, which is very well preserved. There is also a concert hall, where they have daily concerts at 13:00 from 18 May to 30 September. The pianists are sometimes world class, so this is definitely worth your time. There is a bus service from the tourist information at 11:00 every day, and this includes the concert + a guided tour. The price is 250 NOK. Highly recommended.
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Edvard-Grieg-Museum Troldhaugen
65 Troldhaugvegen
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The late composer Edvard Grieg's home. Very nice location and it's interesting to walk around the house, which is very well preserved. There is also a concert hall, where they have daily concerts at 13:00 from 18 May to 30 September. The pianists are sometimes world class, so this is definitely worth your time. There is a bus service from the tourist information at 11:00 every day, and this includes the concert + a guided tour. The price is 250 NOK. Highly recommended.
The composer Ole Bull's eccentric and very very special home. It's on an island about 30 minuted from Bergen, and you need to take a mini-ferry to get to the island. Catch the Sunday bus service from the tourist information in Bergen at 11:30. This includes transport, a guided tour, and a concert in the music hall (which is amazing). Highly recommended at 350 NOK.
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Ole Bull Museum Lysøen
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The composer Ole Bull's eccentric and very very special home. It's on an island about 30 minuted from Bergen, and you need to take a mini-ferry to get to the island. Catch the Sunday bus service from the tourist information in Bergen at 11:30. This includes transport, a guided tour, and a concert in the music hall (which is amazing). Highly recommended at 350 NOK.
Nice overview of the long history of the wharf district.
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Bryggens Museum
3 Dreggsallmenningen
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Nice overview of the long history of the wharf district.
Nice collection of Munch paintings and other interesting work.
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Bergen Kunstmuseum
9 Rasmus Meyers allé
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Nice collection of Munch paintings and other interesting work.
Drinks & Nightlife
If you like beer, this is the place for you. Just across the street from the theatre, they have more than 100 beers, including a plethora of local microbrewery beers. No music, so this is a great place to hang out and talk.
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Henrik øl- og vinstove
10 Engen
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If you like beer, this is the place for you. Just across the street from the theatre, they have more than 100 beers, including a plethora of local microbrewery beers. No music, so this is a great place to hang out and talk.
Sightseeing
The old Hanseatic wharf in Bergen: an absolute must-see. Go into the narrow alleys and explore. We got married here in 2014 in the Jacobsfjorden alley, where there is also a highly recommended goldsmith.
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Tyske Brygge
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The old Hanseatic wharf in Bergen: an absolute must-see. Go into the narrow alleys and explore. We got married here in 2014 in the Jacobsfjorden alley, where there is also a highly recommended goldsmith.
The 'old' stave church that was burnt down by a satanist in 1992 and rebuilt a few years later. Very nice location as well, so this is worth a visit combined with a nice walk.
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Fantoft Stavkirke Fantoftveien 38 AS
46 Fantoftvegen
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The 'old' stave church that was burnt down by a satanist in 1992 and rebuilt a few years later. Very nice location as well, so this is worth a visit combined with a nice walk.
Parks & Nature
On the must-see list in Bergen. Walk up the hill and take the funicular down or take the train both ways. It's very nice to walk around at the top.
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Fløyen
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On the must-see list in Bergen. Walk up the hill and take the funicular down or take the train both ways. It's very nice to walk around at the top.
Catch the amazing view from the highest mountain in Bergen. This is practically in our back yard, and we hike/run up the mountain several times a week, all year. You can also get the gondola up or down (or both). This is also the starting pint for the "Vidden" hike from Ulriken to Fløien.
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Ulriken
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Catch the amazing view from the highest mountain in Bergen. This is practically in our back yard, and we hike/run up the mountain several times a week, all year. You can also get the gondola up or down (or both). This is also the starting pint for the "Vidden" hike from Ulriken to Fløien.
Highly recommended hike, although it takes 3-5 hours.
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Vidden over - Mountain race
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Highly recommended hike, although it takes 3-5 hours.
Beware, this is a very steep climb with 908 steps, but absolutely worth it. The record time is 8 minutes, but prepare to use an hour or more :)
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Stoltzekleiven
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Beware, this is a very steep climb with 908 steps, but absolutely worth it. The record time is 8 minutes, but prepare to use an hour or more :)
Shopping
Cool local shop.
Twisted
1B Nygårdsgaten
Cool local shop.
This is the best place to go for wine and spirits.
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Sletten Center
4 Vilhelm Bjerknes' vei
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This is the best place to go for wine and spirits.
Essentials
Where we do our local shopping.
Bunnpris Montana
61 Lægdesvingen
Where we do our local shopping.
Much better choice than the local shop in terms of food. Best reached by car.
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MENY Sletten
4 Vilhelm Bjerknes' vei
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Much better choice than the local shop in terms of food. Best reached by car.