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About Bergen

Bergen has seven fjords on one side and seven hills on the other, creating a dramatically beautiful backdrop to this postcard perfect port city with its World Heritage Listed central district, Bryggen. As well as the food markets and plenty of fantastic bars, restaurants and cafes, many of the best places to stay in Bergen are in Bryggen.

Bergen is also known for its great cultural scene - especially for its music - and there are a number of excellent galleries and museums here, including KODE 3, home to the Rasmus Meyer collection of Edvard Munch’s work.

But if you’re here to experience the peace and tranquility of Norway’s fjords - and Bergen is considered the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, then you’ll find some of the best places to stay in Bergen are closer to the coast and outside the centre of town. Hike, sail, cruise, kayak, however you see this landscape you’ll be astounded by the scale of its beauty.

  • Havnekontoret is right by the historic port, in the Bryggen district. The building itself is a square 1920s stone structure - which looks a little like a warehouse, but inside the interior are fashionably stylish and welcoming and there’s an evening buffet serving traditional Nordic cuisine. It’s also near the food market so it’s definitely one of the best places to stay in Bergen for foodies.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Bergen for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Bergen, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Bergen

  • Havnekontoret 116 rooms from $208


    Located in the Bryggen district of Bergen, a World Heritage Site, the hotel has views of the historic port. A 1920s stone building, the fashionable interiors are stylish and welcoming. Complementary evening buffet features traditional Nordic cuisine. Plus there's a relaxing sauna and gym area.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located in the Bryggen district
    Sights nearby  -  Bryggen World Heritage Site. Just minutes from the Rosenkrantz Tower
    Views  -  Lovely views over the historic port
    Local markets  -  Torget, Bergen's food market
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