Guidebook for Bergen

Sol & Norman
Guidebook for Bergen

Food Scene

On a sunny and warm day, nothing beats a cold drink on Kippers, placed by and old shipyard at Verftet on the peninsula of Nordnes. They offers tables alongside the bay of Bergen, and you can see the boats go by all day. They serve great seafood as well. A nice 30-minute walk from the apartment, that goes trough different places in the city. Not the cheapest place in Bergen, but definitely one of the nicest when its sun and warm. Plot in “USF Verftet” on Google maps to find your way, or check out the map where we have pointed this place out for you.
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Kippers Bar & Kafe USF
12 Georgernes Verft
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On a sunny and warm day, nothing beats a cold drink on Kippers, placed by and old shipyard at Verftet on the peninsula of Nordnes. They offers tables alongside the bay of Bergen, and you can see the boats go by all day. They serve great seafood as well. A nice 30-minute walk from the apartment, that goes trough different places in the city. Not the cheapest place in Bergen, but definitely one of the nicest when its sun and warm. Plot in “USF Verftet” on Google maps to find your way, or check out the map where we have pointed this place out for you.
It has been 10 years since we first came her, and we still have a tendency to come back time after time. Here are three reasons why: A good selection of beer, great pizzas and affordable prices. Located on a hip side of the city, there are a lot of differents shops and bars/night clubs in the area. A 25-minute walk from the apartment (or take the local bus to “Olav Kyrres Gate”, and walk 5 minutes from there.) Plot in “Kafé Spesial” on Google maps to find your way, or check out the map where we have pointed this place out for you.
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Kafé Spesial
13 Christies gate
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It has been 10 years since we first came her, and we still have a tendency to come back time after time. Here are three reasons why: A good selection of beer, great pizzas and affordable prices. Located on a hip side of the city, there are a lot of differents shops and bars/night clubs in the area. A 25-minute walk from the apartment (or take the local bus to “Olav Kyrres Gate”, and walk 5 minutes from there.) Plot in “Kafé Spesial” on Google maps to find your way, or check out the map where we have pointed this place out for you.
Nice place to eat breakfast. Good sandwiches and other bakery products. "Godt brød" has more bakeries in Bergen. This one is nearest the apartment, and on the way to the city center.
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Godt Brød Fløyen
19 Vetrlidsallmenningen
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Nice place to eat breakfast. Good sandwiches and other bakery products. "Godt brød" has more bakeries in Bergen. This one is nearest the apartment, and on the way to the city center.
A small, but charming coffeeshop, 50 meter from the Fløibanen bottom station. Placed in a charming, narrow street with cobblestone ("brostein") and white wooden houses. The coffee is very good, and the cakes are homemade. On warm and sunny days it's also possible to sit outside.
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Det Lille Kaffe Kompaniet
2 Nedre Fjellsmauet
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A small, but charming coffeeshop, 50 meter from the Fløibanen bottom station. Placed in a charming, narrow street with cobblestone ("brostein") and white wooden houses. The coffee is very good, and the cakes are homemade. On warm and sunny days it's also possible to sit outside.
A nice and cozy place to eat lunch, or just take a cup of coffee, a beer or a glass of wine. Placed at beautiful Nordnes, with many nice and narrow streets of cobblestone just around the corner. They have a lot of different board games if it's rainy and you just want to hang out there for one hour or two. On sunny days they also have outdoor sitting.
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Klosteret Kaffebar
16 Klosteret
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A nice and cozy place to eat lunch, or just take a cup of coffee, a beer or a glass of wine. Placed at beautiful Nordnes, with many nice and narrow streets of cobblestone just around the corner. They have a lot of different board games if it's rainy and you just want to hang out there for one hour or two. On sunny days they also have outdoor sitting.
As the name says, this is a place where you can chill out. This is both a store with backpacking equipment and travelling guides wordwide and a chill café where you can by coffée and some lunch dishes.
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Chillout Bergen
11 Torggaten
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As the name says, this is a place where you can chill out. This is both a store with backpacking equipment and travelling guides wordwide and a chill café where you can by coffée and some lunch dishes.
Colonialen in Litteraturhuset (the literature house) is a nice place to eat both breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in "Skostredet" which is a hip street with some vintage shops, bars and restaurants.
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Litteraturhuset i Bergen
5 Østre Skostredet
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Colonialen in Litteraturhuset (the literature house) is a nice place to eat both breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in "Skostredet" which is a hip street with some vintage shops, bars and restaurants.
Lysverket is an exclusive restaurant and bar located at the art museum KODE 4. The restaurant is stylish and have a view over Lille Lungegårdsvannet. This restaurant classy and expencieve, but the food is very good.
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Lysverket
9 Rasmus Meyers allé
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Lysverket is an exclusive restaurant and bar located at the art museum KODE 4. The restaurant is stylish and have a view over Lille Lungegårdsvannet. This restaurant classy and expencieve, but the food is very good.
1877 is exclusiv and expencive, but the foods is very good og the atmosphere is great. It's placed near Bryggen.
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Restaurant 1877
2 Vetrlidsallmenningen
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1877 is exclusiv and expencive, but the foods is very good og the atmosphere is great. It's placed near Bryggen.
If you really want to eat lunch/dinner with a view - the restaurant "Sky:skraperen" at the top of mount Ulriken is something for you. It's an exclusive restaurant, and the prices are expensive. However, the food is really good, and the view is fantastic. You can take the cablecar to/from the top of Mount Ulriken. The restaurant also works as a café, so you can eat lunch there as well.
Sky:skraperen
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If you really want to eat lunch/dinner with a view - the restaurant "Sky:skraperen" at the top of mount Ulriken is something for you. It's an exclusive restaurant, and the prices are expensive. However, the food is really good, and the view is fantastic. You can take the cablecar to/from the top of Mount Ulriken. The restaurant also works as a café, so you can eat lunch there as well.
A laidback place to eat italian food, without having to dress up.
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Bien Centro
9 Nordahl Bruns gate
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A laidback place to eat italian food, without having to dress up.

Parks & Nature

Fjellveien, as mentioned under “Mount Fløien”, is the long trail that goes alongside the mountain. It is a beautiful and simple walk, that takes you through old neighbourhoods with great view to the city center.
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Fjellveien
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Fjellveien, as mentioned under “Mount Fløien”, is the long trail that goes alongside the mountain. It is a beautiful and simple walk, that takes you through old neighbourhoods with great view to the city center.
A nice park 5 minutes from the apartment.
Meyermarken
51 Absalon Beyers gate
A nice park 5 minutes from the apartment.
Mount Ulriken is the tallest mountain (643 meters above sea level) within the famous “7 mountains” that surrounds Bergen. The view on the top is stunning, and you get a great overview of Bergen from there. The easiest way to reach the top is to take the the Ulriken cablecar. There is a Cafe/Restaurant at the top, with a fantastic view over the entire city.
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Ulriken 643
40 Haukelandsbakken
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Mount Ulriken is the tallest mountain (643 meters above sea level) within the famous “7 mountains” that surrounds Bergen. The view on the top is stunning, and you get a great overview of Bergen from there. The easiest way to reach the top is to take the the Ulriken cablecar. There is a Cafe/Restaurant at the top, with a fantastic view over the entire city.
Mount Fløyen is our back yard. With its 320 meters above sea level, it is not one the tallest mountains, but definitely the one with the easiest access and maybe the best view. Hike up: From the apartment, it takes around 30 minutes to reach the top. The funicular: You may also take the funicular to the top, or on your way down. This is a beautiful ride, with amazing view on the way. It is called “Fløibanen”, or in English “Bergen Funicular”. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from the apartment to the Station in the city. There is a couple of cafees and a restaurant at the top.
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Fløyen
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Mount Fløyen is our back yard. With its 320 meters above sea level, it is not one the tallest mountains, but definitely the one with the easiest access and maybe the best view. Hike up: From the apartment, it takes around 30 minutes to reach the top. The funicular: You may also take the funicular to the top, or on your way down. This is a beautiful ride, with amazing view on the way. It is called “Fløibanen”, or in English “Bergen Funicular”. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from the apartment to the Station in the city. There is a couple of cafees and a restaurant at the top.
Nice place with pond, fountain and benches. There is also a nice view over the the city center. 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
Skansedammen
Nice place with pond, fountain and benches. There is also a nice view over the the city center. 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
Steep paved trail and stairs with 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet. Note that it is a hard (but short) hike and you will be sweating. From the top you have a beautiful view of Sandviken and Byfjorden. The trail is narrow and is a oneway street going up. From the top you have several options, but the most common route is to contiune to Mount Fløyen. From the apartment, through Fjellveien, it takes ca. 20 minutes to the start of stoltzekleiven. This is a nice walk with many nice views over Bergen. From the start to the end of stoltzekleiven it takes about 20-45 minutes, depending on shape and how fast you are able walk up. From the top of Stoltzekleiven to Fløyen it takes about 40 minutes.
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Stoltzekleiven
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Steep paved trail and stairs with 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet. Note that it is a hard (but short) hike and you will be sweating. From the top you have a beautiful view of Sandviken and Byfjorden. The trail is narrow and is a oneway street going up. From the top you have several options, but the most common route is to contiune to Mount Fløyen. From the apartment, through Fjellveien, it takes ca. 20 minutes to the start of stoltzekleiven. This is a nice walk with many nice views over Bergen. From the start to the end of stoltzekleiven it takes about 20-45 minutes, depending on shape and how fast you are able walk up. From the top of Stoltzekleiven to Fløyen it takes about 40 minutes.

Essentials

Our local grocery store is located just a 30 second walk from the apartment. It is called “Joker”, and is open Monday-Friday 9-22 and Saturday 9-20.
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Joker Sandviken
13 Gjeble Pederssøns gate
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Our local grocery store is located just a 30 second walk from the apartment. It is called “Joker”, and is open Monday-Friday 9-22 and Saturday 9-20.
Open all the time. It is located 5 minutes from the apartment. You are walking past it if you walk to the city.
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Ladegårdsgaten 7-eleven
1 Ladegårdsgaten
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Open all the time. It is located 5 minutes from the apartment. You are walking past it if you walk to the city.
Grossery store, a little longer to walk compared to "Joker", but the store has a bigger selection of grosseries. It's 5 minutes from the apartment, and you are walking past it if you walk to/from the city. Opening Monday-Friday 9-21 and Saturday 9-20.
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MENY Støletorget
15 Stølegaten
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Grossery store, a little longer to walk compared to "Joker", but the store has a bigger selection of grosseries. It's 5 minutes from the apartment, and you are walking past it if you walk to/from the city. Opening Monday-Friday 9-21 and Saturday 9-20.
A small grossery store, open on Sundays 10-22. It is also open Monday-Saturday 08 - 22, but then you have other grossery stores that are open and placed closer to the apartment.
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Bunnpris Mulen
52 Øvre Sandviksveien
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A small grossery store, open on Sundays 10-22. It is also open Monday-Saturday 08 - 22, but then you have other grossery stores that are open and placed closer to the apartment.

Sightseeing

Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions, and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Bryggen is placed 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
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Bryggen
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Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions, and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Bryggen is placed 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
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.There are also several restaurants serving a large selection of seafood. This is a typical touristattraction and its pretty exspensive. Today, the local people usually dont by food there because of its high and touristified prices. However, the Fish Marked is a typical thing see when visiting Bergen and turists seems to enjoy it.
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Fishmarket in Bergen
5 Torget
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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.There are also several restaurants serving a large selection of seafood. This is a typical touristattraction and its pretty exspensive. Today, the local people usually dont by food there because of its high and touristified prices. However, the Fish Marked is a typical thing see when visiting Bergen and turists seems to enjoy it.

Arts & Culture

The Hanseatic Museum is placed at Bryggen, at one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen. At the museum you will get to know about the life of the Hanseatic merchants.
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Hanseatisches Museum
1A Finnegården
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The Hanseatic Museum is placed at Bryggen, at one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen. At the museum you will get to know about the life of the Hanseatic merchants.
Four buildings, KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4. All placed next to each other, close to Lille Lungårdsvann. If you buy a ticket you will get access to all these buildings. In the centre of Bergen, KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4 offer temporary exhibitions of art and design as well as extensive presentations of works by Edvard Munch, J.C. Dahl and Nikolai Astrup. The Rasmus Meyer Collection and the Silver Treasure are two of the most important collections KODE administers. In addition to this, KODE also has componist museums, but these are located outside the city center. This is the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Harald Sæverud Museum Siljustøl and Ole Bull Museum Lysøen
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KODE 1
9 Nordahl Bruns gate
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Four buildings, KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4. All placed next to each other, close to Lille Lungårdsvann. If you buy a ticket you will get access to all these buildings. In the centre of Bergen, KODE 1, 2, 3 and 4 offer temporary exhibitions of art and design as well as extensive presentations of works by Edvard Munch, J.C. Dahl and Nikolai Astrup. The Rasmus Meyer Collection and the Silver Treasure are two of the most important collections KODE administers. In addition to this, KODE also has componist museums, but these are located outside the city center. This is the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Harald Sæverud Museum Siljustøl and Ole Bull Museum Lysøen
"Open air" Museum with around 50 wooden houses dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. There is a museumshop and a small cafè where you can buy the famous "bergensk skillingsbolle". From 13.05 to 09.09 its open daily from 09.00 - 16.00. The museum is placed a little bit outside the city center. If you walk it takes 30 minutes from the apartment. You can also take a bus, it goes often, and takes 7 minutes. From the apartment the nearest busstop to Gamle Bergen is "Skutevikstoget". From the city Center you can chose between the bustops "Festplassen", "Torget" and "Bryggen. You can take bus-number 3,4, 5 and 6 to the busstop "gamle Bergen". You will find all the bustops in this guide.
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Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen
4 Nyhavnsveien
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"Open air" Museum with around 50 wooden houses dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. There is a museumshop and a small cafè where you can buy the famous "bergensk skillingsbolle". From 13.05 to 09.09 its open daily from 09.00 - 16.00. The museum is placed a little bit outside the city center. If you walk it takes 30 minutes from the apartment. You can also take a bus, it goes often, and takes 7 minutes. From the apartment the nearest busstop to Gamle Bergen is "Skutevikstoget". From the city Center you can chose between the bustops "Festplassen", "Torget" and "Bryggen. You can take bus-number 3,4, 5 and 6 to the busstop "gamle Bergen". You will find all the bustops in this guide.

Getting Around

Some of the buses in Bergen uses this busstop. For those buses "Skutevikstorget" is the nearest bustop from the apartment, but it takes about 11 minutes to walk to the bustop from the apartment.
Skutevikstorget
Some of the buses in Bergen uses this busstop. For those buses "Skutevikstorget" is the nearest bustop from the apartment, but it takes about 11 minutes to walk to the bustop from the apartment.
Our local busstop, "Øvre Sandviksvei", to/from city center. DIRECTION CITY CENTER; Here you can take the local bus, number 10, to the city center . In the city center the bus stops on both "Bryggen" and "Olav Kyrres gate" . DIRECTION APARTMENT; From the city Center you can take the bus no. 10 from "Festplassen", "Torget" (near Fishing marked) and "Bryggen". Go of the bus at "Øvre Sandviksvei" - (Note that the busstop is on the other side of the road that the bustop to the city center)
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Our local busstop, "Øvre Sandviksvei", to/from city center. DIRECTION CITY CENTER; Here you can take the local bus, number 10, to the city center . In the city center the bus stops on both "Bryggen" and "Olav Kyrres gate" . DIRECTION APARTMENT; From the city Center you can take the bus no. 10 from "Festplassen", "Torget" (near Fishing marked) and "Bryggen". Go of the bus at "Øvre Sandviksvei" - (Note that the busstop is on the other side of the road that the bustop to the city center)
The nearest busstop to/from Airport with "Flybussen" (Airportbus) . The busstop is called "Dreggsallmenningen"/Bryggen. Note that the busstop is a little further down to Bryggen than the map shows. Its placed outside Radisson Blue hotell Bryggen and EuroPark Bryggen parking house. It takes ca. 10 minutes walking to/from the apartment to the airport busstop.
Dreggsallmenningen
The nearest busstop to/from Airport with "Flybussen" (Airportbus) . The busstop is called "Dreggsallmenningen"/Bryggen. Note that the busstop is a little further down to Bryggen than the map shows. Its placed outside Radisson Blue hotell Bryggen and EuroPark Bryggen parking house. It takes ca. 10 minutes walking to/from the apartment to the airport busstop.

Drinks & Nightlife

A nice place to enjoy a beer in the evening
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Muskedunder
1 Foreningsgaten
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A nice place to enjoy a beer in the evening
A nice place to go out. Here you find a nice backyard, many spots for drinking beer inside, and sometimes in the weekend the bar-area becomes a dancefloor.
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Dark & Stormy
12 Kong Oscars gate
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A nice place to go out. Here you find a nice backyard, many spots for drinking beer inside, and sometimes in the weekend the bar-area becomes a dancefloor.
Cool spot to drink beer and eat different sliders.
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Vinyl - Plater & øl
8 Kong Oscars gate
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Cool spot to drink beer and eat different sliders.
A cool, hip and small cocktailbar with a large meny of beer and fantastic drinks. They also have a Nintendo 64, so you can play Mario Cart while drinking beer if you want.
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No Stress
11 Hollendergaten
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A cool, hip and small cocktailbar with a large meny of beer and fantastic drinks. They also have a Nintendo 64, so you can play Mario Cart while drinking beer if you want.
Crowded nightclub with loud music, but perfect if your in that kind of mood, or want to go out dancing.
Villa Blanca
1 Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen
Crowded nightclub with loud music, but perfect if your in that kind of mood, or want to go out dancing.
A cool and hip bar.
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tempo tempo
6A Domkirkegaten
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A cool and hip bar.