Bergen, Norway

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Zinaïda Sluijs

Bergen, Norway

My favorite spots after an amazing Erasmus in Bergen. A vibrant city, but close to peaceful nature.

Strolling around Bergen

Where to get lost (nice areas to walk around)

Image - Bryggen
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Bryggen
Zinaïda:The must see in Bergen: the UNESCO heritage of Bryggen.
Image - Nygårdshøyden
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Nygårdshøyden
Zinaïda:University area, a lot of pretty buildings.
Image - Travelade Image
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Sydnesplassen
Zinaïda:Sydnes is the area around the pretty law faculty. A lot of cute little wooden houses in the area!
Image - Nordnes
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Nordnes
Zinaïda:Definitely visit the end point of this part at the water
Image - Sandviken
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Sandviken
Zinaïda:More quiet but nice neigborhood. Also the start of the hike up Sandviksfjellet
Image - Gamlehaugen
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Gamlehaugen
Zinaïda:Pretty castle and park and city fjord, where you can swim if the weather allows you to
Image - Nygårdsparken
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Nygårdsparken
Zinaïda:Nice little park in the university area
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Hikes

Perfect day hikes around Bergen's (7,8,9,...?) moutains. Or go the the DNT-office to find a perfect cabin to spend the night in the middle of nowhere.

Image - BERGEN OG HORDALAND TURLAG
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BERGEN OG HORDALAND TURLAG
Zinaïda:DNT is a Norwegian hiking association that will help you plan a hiking get-away. They have a lot of cabins where you can stay overnight. I highly recommend STAVALI in summer (has a jacuzzi), TRÆET and HOGABU
Image - Hardangerfjord
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Hardangerfjord
Image - Fløyen
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Fløyen
Zinaïda:Most popular mountain to hike on. Has a little cafe and playground on top. There is also a lake with free kayaks
Image - Ulriken
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Ulriken
Zinaïda:Hike up the intense staircase to enjoy the magical view! Or take the cable car when feeling a bit lazy. Afterwards enjoy the Vidden hike.
Image - Blåmanen
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Blåmanen
Zinaïda:My favorite mountain. Marvelous view and hilly walk with a lot of little lakes. Hike up part of Rundemanen and turn right before going up Rundemanen.
Image - Løvstakken
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Løvstakken
Zinaïda:My second favorite mountain. More intense climb up, but an incredible view!
Image - Rundemanen
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Rundemanen
Zinaïda:Also crossed while taking the Vidden hike. Or go up Floyen to enjoy the view on Vidden from the Rundemanen top, where you also find Bergen's 'Eiffeltower'
Image - Lyderhorn
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Lyderhorn
Zinaïda:One of the easier hikes around Bergen's 7 mountains.
Image - Askøyfjellet
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Askøyfjellet
Image - Veten
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Veten
Zinaïda:The Ikea mountain, hike starts at IKEA Asane.
Image - Fjord Tours AS
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Fjord Tours AS
Zinaïda:Not into hiking? Enjoy a fjord tour to enjoy Norwegian nature
Image - Telavåg
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Telavåg
Zinaïda:Small town outside of Bergen, perfect for a walk next to the sea on a sunny day!

Coffee and cake

Image - Det Lille Kaffe Kompaniet
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Det Lille Kaffe Kompaniet
Zinaïda:cutest place at the start of Floyen, with one of the best carrot cakes in town
Image - Bergen Kaffebrenneri
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Bergen Kaffebrenneri
Zinaïda:Quiet bar, with delicious coffee... and carrot cake!
Image - Cafe Ambrosia
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Cafe Ambrosia
Zinaïda:My favorite coffee bar in town, very few seats, but very cute interior.
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BarBarista
Zinaïda:Kitsch waffle place with ornaments hanging all over the ceiling. Definitely try the waffle with brie!
Image - Blom
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Blom
Zinaïda:Hipster coffee, but delicious!
Image - Kaffemisjonen
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Kaffemisjonen
Zinaïda:One of the best coffees in town!
Image - Travelade Image
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Klosteret Kafébar AS
Zinaïda:Best Chai Latte in town! Very cute bar, with often a very nice cake for sale!
Image - Trikken 106 KAFE & BAR
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Trikken 106 KAFE & BAR
Zinaïda:Cute little bar that has the old tram incorporated into its interior
Image - Nobel Bopel
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Nobel Bopel
Zinaïda:The prettiest bar in Bergen with the friendliest barrista's of Bergen! All vintage!

Bars and beers

Image - Pingvinen
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Pingvinen
Zinaïda:High quality pub food, classical but refined Norwegian meals
Image - Folk & Røvere
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Folk & Røvere
Zinaïda:Cosy bar with delicious beers
Image - Kippers Bar & Kafe USF
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Kippers Bar & Kafe USF
Zinaïda:My favorite spot to enjoy a coffee on the terrace by the water in the sun.
Image - Dark & Stormy
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Dark & Stormy
Zinaïda:Prettiest cocktail bar in town!
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tempo tempo
Zinaïda:delicious and special cocktails (try the one with basilicum!)
Image - Hectors Hybel
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Hectors Hybel
Zinaïda:Student discounts for beers (only 38kr!)
Image - Kaos Bergen
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Kaos Bergen
Image - No Stress
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No Stress

Restaurants

Image - Pingvinen
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Pingvinen
Zinaïda:High quality pub food, classical but refined Norwegian meals
Image - Ruccola Cafe & Restaurant
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Ruccola Cafe & Restaurant
Zinaïda:Best Italian in town!
Image - Pygmalion Økocafe & Galleri
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Pygmalion Økocafe & Galleri
Zinaïda:Very delicious and cute little restaurant. Highly recommend taking the special burger!
Image - Villani
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Villani
Zinaïda:Slightly more fancy Italian restaurant. Perfect for a celebration!
Image - Kafé Spesial
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Kafé Spesial
Zinaïda:Restaurant with food (pizza's etc) at student friendly prices

Party

A night out in Bergen

Image - Vinmonopolet
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Vinmonopolet
Zinaïda:Alcohol is not easy to buy. Make sure to get you pre-drinks in time!
Image - Hectors Hybel
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Hectors Hybel
Zinaïda:Forgot to buy drinks at the Vinmonopolet in time? Grab a few beers at Hector's: student discounts on Hansa!
Image - Dwell Bergen
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Dwell Bergen
Zinaïda:Restaurant and bar by day, club by night. Often not crowded at all, but the music is very good (more techno, trance, ...)
Image - Vaskeriet
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Vaskeriet
Zinaïda:Silent disco on Wednesday and Thursday
Image - Østre
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Østre
Zinaïda:Techno night club
Image - Café Opera
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Café Opera
Zinaïda:Check facebook for events
Image - The park Nightbar
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The park Nightbar
Zinaïda:More commercial music, but a cool location: in a basement!
Image - Landmark
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Landmark
Zinaïda:Bar of the museum Kunsthall, good parties on the weekend!

Student friendly

Image - Kafé Spesial
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Kafé Spesial
Zinaïda:Restaurant with food (pizza's etc) at student friendly prices
Image - Hectors Hybel
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Hectors Hybel
Zinaïda:Student discounts for beers (only 38kr!)
Image - Vinmonopolet
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Vinmonopolet
Zinaïda:In Norway you can only buy alcohol (stronger than beers) in the vinmonopolet. Make sure to check its opening hours online!

Culture

Musea etc.

Image - KODE 4, KODE Kunstmuseer og komponisthjem
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KODE 4, KODE Kunstmuseer og komponisthjem
Zinaïda:4 KODE buildings, buy ticket for one enter all four of them
Image - Bergen Art Hall
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Bergen Art Hall
Zinaïda:More modern art. Free on Thursdays (5-8pm)Has a nice cafe. Landmark also organizes good parties on the weekend!
Image - Troldhaugen
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Troldhaugen
Zinaïda:Grieg's house + museum
Image - Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen
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Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen
Zinaïda:Super cute village on what life used to be like in Bergen

Second hand shopping

Image - Fretex
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Fretex
Zinaïda:Second hand clothing, books, and furniture etc.
Image - Fretex
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Fretex
Zinaïda:Second hand clothing, books, and furniture etc.
Image - NMS Gjenbruk Bergen
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NMS Gjenbruk Bergen
Zinaïda:Interior
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Kleskapet
Zinaïda:clothes