The fjords are Scandinavia’s biggest attraction and they attract visitors from all over the world. Bergen and the surrounding region are situated in the heart of the world-famous fjords. It is no accident that the fjords in our region are included on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List. Situated between the world’s longest fjord and one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, Bergen and the surrounding region is an ideal starting point for scenic experiences.
The Bergen region has a fantastic coastline with thousands of islands and a buzzing cultural scene. There are many possibilities for people looking for active experiences. The island archipelago and the majestic fjords make for highly varied scenery. Waterfalls cascade down the mountainsides, snow glitters on the mountain tops and lush green pastures line the fjords. Lovely small villages line the fjords like a string of pearls and fishing villages cling to the shoreline. This is a land of contrasts – from gentle and mild to rugged and wild – all natural and unspoilt. The scenery is not just something to be admired – combine the fantastic scenery with some of the huge range of invigorating and exciting activities on offer. Visit some of the countless islands out at the coast. Wonder at the drama of mountains and glaciers reflected in the still, deep water of the fjords. Admire he green hills and try some local delicacies. Take part in nature-based activities such as walking, sailing, cycling, kayaking, rafting, fishing, paragliding and summer skiing, to name but a few. There are activities for ‘extreme’ enthusiasts and for friends looking for shared experiences in the great outdoors. Distances are short and you can fit a lot in even if you only have a few days. It’s easy to get here no matter where you come from – by boat, train, bus or car.
Visit Bergen – The Gateway to the Fjords web page below for complete information about what to do in Bergen and its surroundings.