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Shopping and Recreational
Vestkanten Storsenter is a shopping center located in Loddefjord in Laksevåg district, approx. 1.2 km away from the property. The shopping centre has over 110 shops, a water park, bowling alley and ice rink. Vestkanten was named "Shopping Center of the Year 2014" at the Shopping Center Conference at Clarion Hotel & Congress Oslo, October 23, 2014. There are two large supermarkets in the shopping centre for all your food needs - Obs and Meny as well as an off licence - the vinmonopolet.
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Vestkanten Storsenter
2 Loddefjordveien
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Vestkanten Storsenter is a shopping center located in Loddefjord in Laksevåg district, approx. 1.2 km away from the property. The shopping centre has over 110 shops, a water park, bowling alley and ice rink. Vestkanten was named "Shopping Center of the Year 2014" at the Shopping Center Conference at Clarion Hotel & Congress Oslo, October 23, 2014. There are two large supermarkets in the shopping centre for all your food needs - Obs and Meny as well as an off licence - the vinmonopolet.
Bergen's largest facility with 18 lanes and its own licenced restaurant. At Bowling1 Vestkanten you can bowl on 18 modern lanes and also get a good meal whether it be fast-food, Peppes pizza or company menus from Safari catering.
Bowling 1 Vestkanten
351 Lyderhornsveien
Bergen's largest facility with 18 lanes and its own licenced restaurant. At Bowling1 Vestkanten you can bowl on 18 modern lanes and also get a good meal whether it be fast-food, Peppes pizza or company menus from Safari catering.
Badeland offers great entertainment for both young and old. Exciting indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bubbling water, slides, jacuzzis, a relax section, and meals and drinks on ”the beach”.
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Vannkanten Waterworld
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Badeland offers great entertainment for both young and old. Exciting indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bubbling water, slides, jacuzzis, a relax section, and meals and drinks on ”the beach”.
As well as the skating rink there are also curling lanes and a cafe
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Iskanten Ishall
2 Loddefjordveien
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As well as the skating rink there are also curling lanes and a cafe
The nearest convenience store is Kiwi - 5 minutes from the house and open 7.00 am - 11.00 pm
KIWI Hetlevikåsen
58 Mathopsveien
The nearest convenience store is Kiwi - 5 minutes from the house and open 7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Fløibanen is the experience that no visitors to Bergen should be without. The funicular railway takes you It is one of Norway’s most famous attractions, and you will find it in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen runs from the centre of Bergen to the summit of Fløyen in 5-8 minutes, and the journey is an experience in itself. The journey starts at the lower station, in the heart of Bergen, about 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf. There are three intermediate stations on the way to the top: Promsgate, Fjellveien and Skansemyren, and the journey takes 5-8 minutes. At Fløibanen’s upper station (320 m above sea level), there is a cafè, souvenir shop and restaurant. Fløibanen runs on rails up the steep mountainside to Fløyen, and has been in operation since 1918. Today’s modern carriages have glass ceilings and panoramic windows to afford the best views, and offer easy accessibility for prams/pushchairs and wheelchair users. We are open daily all year round from early morning to 23.00. At times of high demand, the funicular runs continuously, carrying approximately 80 passengers each time. From the magnificent viewing platform on the top of Fløyen (320 m above sea level), you can enjoy stunning views of Bergen and the surrounding fjord and mountain landscape. It can’t be put into words and simply has to be seen! Fløibanen’s upper station is, of course, also the ideal starting point for exploring the mountains around Bergen. Taking Fløibanen to the summit of Fløyen brings you to an excellent walking area offering a wide variety of footpaths, walking paths, trails and viewpoints. Places for open fires, stone-built barbecues and picnic huts are also provided for your use. The many footpaths and waymarked trails make Fløyen an eldorado for year-round experiences in the great outdoors. Fløyen is also the perfect starting point for longer walks in the mountains around Bergen. Ask for our hiking guide, which contains 10 suggested walks and hikes of varying lengths and durations in the Fløyen area. In summer, various activities are arranged on Fløyen such as treasure hunts, mountain biking, guided tours, zipline, canoeing and fishing.
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Fløyen
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Fløibanen is the experience that no visitors to Bergen should be without. The funicular railway takes you It is one of Norway’s most famous attractions, and you will find it in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen runs from the centre of Bergen to the summit of Fløyen in 5-8 minutes, and the journey is an experience in itself. The journey starts at the lower station, in the heart of Bergen, about 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf. There are three intermediate stations on the way to the top: Promsgate, Fjellveien and Skansemyren, and the journey takes 5-8 minutes. At Fløibanen’s upper station (320 m above sea level), there is a cafè, souvenir shop and restaurant. Fløibanen runs on rails up the steep mountainside to Fløyen, and has been in operation since 1918. Today’s modern carriages have glass ceilings and panoramic windows to afford the best views, and offer easy accessibility for prams/pushchairs and wheelchair users. We are open daily all year round from early morning to 23.00. At times of high demand, the funicular runs continuously, carrying approximately 80 passengers each time. From the magnificent viewing platform on the top of Fløyen (320 m above sea level), you can enjoy stunning views of Bergen and the surrounding fjord and mountain landscape. It can’t be put into words and simply has to be seen! Fløibanen’s upper station is, of course, also the ideal starting point for exploring the mountains around Bergen. Taking Fløibanen to the summit of Fløyen brings you to an excellent walking area offering a wide variety of footpaths, walking paths, trails and viewpoints. Places for open fires, stone-built barbecues and picnic huts are also provided for your use. The many footpaths and waymarked trails make Fløyen an eldorado for year-round experiences in the great outdoors. Fløyen is also the perfect starting point for longer walks in the mountains around Bergen. Ask for our hiking guide, which contains 10 suggested walks and hikes of varying lengths and durations in the Fløyen area. In summer, various activities are arranged on Fløyen such as treasure hunts, mountain biking, guided tours, zipline, canoeing and fishing.
Ulriken is the highest of the Seven Mountains that surround Bergen, Norway. It has an altitude of 643 metres above sea level. Ulriken has a cable car, Ulriksbanen, that can bring people to the top. At the top there is a TV tower, a restaurant, and free telescopes. Enjoy spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 643 metres above the city streets. From the summit, you can enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords and mountains. On top of the Mount Ulriken you can try the new Zipline! The Zipline is a fun and exciting activity with breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding fjords. Beside the viewing platform, Restaurant Skyskraperen serves "fish in the mountains" and other local specialities. If you fancy a refreshment up on a mountainside, shopping among the clouds, enjoying exciting activities or mountain walks high above Western Norway’s beautiful capital city, then this is definitely the tour for you. During April - September you can enjoy "Ulriken by night" - a 3 or 4 course dinner.
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Ulriken
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Ulriken is the highest of the Seven Mountains that surround Bergen, Norway. It has an altitude of 643 metres above sea level. Ulriken has a cable car, Ulriksbanen, that can bring people to the top. At the top there is a TV tower, a restaurant, and free telescopes. Enjoy spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 643 metres above the city streets. From the summit, you can enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords and mountains. On top of the Mount Ulriken you can try the new Zipline! The Zipline is a fun and exciting activity with breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding fjords. Beside the viewing platform, Restaurant Skyskraperen serves "fish in the mountains" and other local specialities. If you fancy a refreshment up on a mountainside, shopping among the clouds, enjoying exciting activities or mountain walks high above Western Norway’s beautiful capital city, then this is definitely the tour for you. During April - September you can enjoy "Ulriken by night" - a 3 or 4 course dinner.
The biggest Aquarium in Norway is home to some of the strangest creatures that usually inhabit the shoreline, great ocean depths and the Arctic, or tropical rainforests. The Aquarium's goal is to teach people about animals and animal welfare, conservation and biodiversity.
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Akvariet i Bergen - Det Nasjonale Akvariet
4 Nordnesbakken
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The biggest Aquarium in Norway is home to some of the strangest creatures that usually inhabit the shoreline, great ocean depths and the Arctic, or tropical rainforests. The Aquarium's goal is to teach people about animals and animal welfare, conservation and biodiversity.
In the 1800's Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city, a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys. At old Bergen open air Museum you can experience some of this atmosphere, with houses from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. What did it look like? What did people talk about? In beautiful natural surroundings you can meet both masters and servants from the past. You can peek in windows, open doors, and walk into exhibitions and historical interiors. The museum’s role players help to bring the site to life and provide answers to some of the questions on how life could have been lived in Bergen one or two hundred years ago.
Gamle Bergen
In the 1800's Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city, a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys. At old Bergen open air Museum you can experience some of this atmosphere, with houses from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. What did it look like? What did people talk about? In beautiful natural surroundings you can meet both masters and servants from the past. You can peek in windows, open doors, and walk into exhibitions and historical interiors. The museum’s role players help to bring the site to life and provide answers to some of the questions on how life could have been lived in Bergen one or two hundred years ago.
The picturesque Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets. The Fish Market sells seafood, fruit and vegetables. The Fish Market has a charming location in the heart of the city between the fjords and Bergen's 7 mountains. The Fish Market in Bergen has since the 1200s been a meeting place for merchants and fishermen. You can find fresh fish and seafood, local farm food like fruit, berries and vegetables as well as flowers and plants at the Fish Market. There are also several restaurants serving a large selection of seafood. The indoor Fish Market is open all year and the outdoor Fish Market is open from the 1st of May and during the summer.
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Fishmarket in Bergen
5 Torget
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The picturesque Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets. The Fish Market sells seafood, fruit and vegetables. The Fish Market has a charming location in the heart of the city between the fjords and Bergen's 7 mountains. The Fish Market in Bergen has since the 1200s been a meeting place for merchants and fishermen. You can find fresh fish and seafood, local farm food like fruit, berries and vegetables as well as flowers and plants at the Fish Market. There are also several restaurants serving a large selection of seafood. The indoor Fish Market is open all year and the outdoor Fish Market is open from the 1st of May and during the summer.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg for 22 years. He composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Troldhaugen in Bergen, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, is now a living museum comprising an exhibition centre with shop and cafe, concert hall, composers' cabin and Grieg's villa dating from 1885. Guided tours of the villa run continuously for both groups and individual tourists. It is also possible to hold private concerts in the villa or concert hall.
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Edvard-Grieg-Museum Troldhaugen
65 Troldhaugvegen
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Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg for 22 years. He composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Troldhaugen in Bergen, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, is now a living museum comprising an exhibition centre with shop and cafe, concert hall, composers' cabin and Grieg's villa dating from 1885. Guided tours of the villa run continuously for both groups and individual tourists. It is also possible to hold private concerts in the villa or concert hall.
The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire. Fantoft Stave Church (Norwegian: Fantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883. Outside the church stands a stone cross from Tjora in Sola.
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Fantoft Stavkirke Fantoftveien 38 AS
46 Fantoftvegen
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The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire. Fantoft Stave Church (Norwegian: Fantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883. Outside the church stands a stone cross from Tjora in Sola.
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa. The beautiful villa on Lysøen was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Open to the public in the summer. Ole Bull's charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on the contemporary artists. He spent his summers relaxing on Lysøen, and often invited fellow artists and musicians. The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin-virtouso Ole Bull (1810-1880) in 1873. Ole Bull also had created some 13 km of pathways, to provide his guests - and now you - with leisurely strolls through the lovely scenery of Lysøen. He died on the island in 1880. In 1973, his granddaughter Mrs. Sylvea Bull Curtis of Conneticut, donated the villa and all its contents to the society for The Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments. Café for light refreshments.
Lysøen
Lysøen Island, and Ole Bull's Villa. The beautiful villa on Lysøen was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Open to the public in the summer. Ole Bull's charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on the contemporary artists. He spent his summers relaxing on Lysøen, and often invited fellow artists and musicians. The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin-virtouso Ole Bull (1810-1880) in 1873. Ole Bull also had created some 13 km of pathways, to provide his guests - and now you - with leisurely strolls through the lovely scenery of Lysøen. He died on the island in 1880. In 1973, his granddaughter Mrs. Sylvea Bull Curtis of Conneticut, donated the villa and all its contents to the society for The Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments. Café for light refreshments.
Shopping and Recreational
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. The area was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries. Bryggen is now part of Norway's common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. The world heritage site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one of the best known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League set up one of its import and export offices at Bryggen, dominating trade for almost 400 years. To stroll through the narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era. Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city. Today, there are several attractions in the area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress and there are many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts.
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Bryggen
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Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. The area was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries. Bryggen is now part of Norway's common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. The world heritage site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one of the best known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League set up one of its import and export offices at Bryggen, dominating trade for almost 400 years. To stroll through the narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era. Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city. Today, there are several attractions in the area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress and there are many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts.
Sightseeing
The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower. The Rosenkrantz Tower is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been extended on several occasions for the purpose of fortification and as a demonstration of power. If you climb up the narrow and dark flights of stairs you can climb right up onto the roof, which provides impressive views. The tower was the residence of King Eirik Magnusson, who was the last king to hold court in Bergen, until he died in 1299. Later the tower housed less fortunate residents – the cellar contains the notorious dungeon, which was probably in use well into the 19th century.
Bergenhus