Bergen, Norway—things to do in one day:
Ideas, maps and videos for the short stop tourist

Music Pavilion, ByparkenWelcome to Bergen! No wonder why our old and beautiful town attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Bergen is beautiful, picturesque, friendly and fresh! So, some of Bergen’s main attractions happen to be really crowded during summer.

Why not try an alternative route through town? For cruise tourists and locals alike—there are lots of things to do in Bergen, Norway, during a day or a week. Especially so, if you are able to use your own feet for an unguided walk, you can easily reach some of the town’s hidden no-touristy treasures. Or, with a little extra effort, the Bergen mountains Ulriken, Fløyen and more, are within close reach, waiting for you to hike them.

Here you can find ideas, maps and videos for tourists in Bergen!

A rainy day in Bergen is great, sunny Bergen is marvellous

If you are lucky to visit our town on a sunny day, you shall never forget it. But even on a day of heavy rain, you can’t miss the charm of our wet city – provided you bring clothes matching the weather. Watch our videos and maps, and read our suggestions on how to find tourist attractions off the beaten track. Our suggested city walks will give you a splendid day!


With nature close to the town in most directions, there might not be a big need for them. All the same, the town has some pretty parks close to the town centre.

City walks

Wooden house districts of Central Bergen are a great charm! This and other suggested routes for your city walks in Bergen offers a wonderful day in our picturesque town.


Art, handicraft, vikings, medieval—and lots of other choices awaiting you!


Chose from a lot of sights in walking distance from the town centre, or have an excursion for a good part of the day to the outskirts of the town, to visit a a famous composer's home.


Hiking the mountains near Bergen, or walking directly from the city centre to a friendly mountain top, with a spectacular view of the town centre and the fjord. Bergen is a splendid town for lovers of mountain hiking and town walking alike!


Bergen is a place TO BE, and in particular TO BE ACTIVE! Play, learn, research, bathe and a lot more!

Getting around

Find your way in the town and on this website. And find more information without too much hazzle.

Street art

Anonymous artists use the house walls as an outdoor gallery. What is irritating for the house owner might become a fortune in a year.

To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!

Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To Be IN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not here already, come! Bergen is a pleasant place to be! We provide cruise tourists and others with some free advice, on things to do in Bergen in one day or a week. Browse our suggested free and budget tourist attractions: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck!