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With a host of deals on the best Bergen accommodation, TravelSupermarket is the place to find your ideal Bergen hotel...
Located on the west coast of Norway, the former trading and capital city stretches out from the splendour of the marina and its timber-clad houses: it's the stuff of postcards and fairy tales.
It’s not easy to find a cheap hotel in Bergen – most travellers will be aware that Norway is an expensive country to visit. But by comparing prices with the help of TravelSupermarket – and by making a booking as soon as possible – it’s not as big a challenge as you might expect.
Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare the hottest deals in cool Bergen – you’ll soon be checking in at your ideal hotel and relishing the splendour of the city.
Bergen hotels are in great demand, especially during the busy summer season, so early booking is always advised in this friendly city...
Hotels in Bergen can be found mostly in the centre of the city, near the fish market. There's also a good choice of both luxury hotels and budget hotels in and among the timber buildings of beautiful Bryggen. Rooms with views of the water are popular and often worth the small price of an upgrade.
Other hotels, many of which offer good value, are situated within easy reach of the railway station, which sits a little further back from the water. Views might not be as attractive in this area and it's a longer walk to the myriad attractions of the waterfront. Hotels in the city do not come cheap, however comparing prices from the big brands and excellent hostels should get you an affordable deal. You'll find brands such as Scandic, Radisson Blu, Best Western and Clarion in the city as well as Norwegian chain Thon, in addition to the hotels managed locally.
Half an hour south of Bergen is the city's airport, which is surrounded by many good-value hotels. These are ideal for a quick stopover but most visitors choose to stay in the city centre to see the highlights of Bergen.
From the timber houses of the ancient wharf to the soaring heights reached on the funicular, view Bergen from all angles during your tour...
Top five attractions
The Hanseatic trading houses of the old wharf of Bergen, Bryggen is now only a small slice of what once stood before time and fires had their wicked way. It is a remarkable snapshot of history and beauty.
You could don sturdy walking boots and climb the 320 metres to the top of Fløyen Mountain, or you could simply hop on the funicular railway line and travel for six minutes to be rewarded with sweeping views of Bergen and beyond.
Bergen Art Museum
Modern art features prominently at this pleasant museum, alongside many historical collections.
Visitors young and old enjoy spending time at the aquarium, among the scaly, slippery, and sometimes furry residents. Be sure to catch feeding sessions for the penguins and the sea lions.
Norway's deepest and longest fjord is around four hours from Bergen. It's a perfect mini-break from the city if your Norwegian adventure doesn't allow for sailing into the fjords.
Celebrate local life in Bergen and make your holiday album even more interesting by attending these annual events…
Bergen International Festival; May/June: A celebration of culture brings together some wonderful performers at this renowned event. The festival was inspired by Edvard Grieg's musical event in 1898. Composer Grieg is Bergen's favourite son.
Viking and Medieval Festival; May/June: Also known by its Norwegian name, Bjørgvin Marknad, the event re-enacts medieval activities (mostly fighting) and puts on exhibitions and food stalls.
Bergen Food Festival; September: Sample some of Norway's most delicious delicacies during the outdoor event, which is held in the shadow of the Bryggen buildings.