Bergen

The Bryggen docks
The Håkon Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower
The Fløibanen funicular

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Bergen

A surprising city, to discover by foot

Bergen’s maritime tradition is age old and your MSC Cruise of Northern Europe will lay anchor in a setting which exudes history.


An excursion on land will give you the opportunity to visit the Hanseatic quarter, where you find the oldest buildings in Bergen, built along the Bryggen docks, one of the most active and lively parts of town. Included by UNESCO amongst the world heritage sites, this quarter has preserved the old buildings of the port, and is, with its narrow alleys and dark, open galleries, one of the best preserved Medieval boroughs of the country. 


A vacation in Norway with an MSC cruise will give you the opportunity to explore this fascinating land. A visit to the Hanseatic Museum and the Schøtstuene, the merchant navy league assembly will help you get to better know this intriguing town.

Håkon Hall in the royal palace built by King Håkon Håkonsson in the mid-14th century and the adjacent Rosenkrantz tower (1270) reflect to this day the power of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. All this can be admired also from above with a ride on the Fløibanen funicular, that takes you up to the peaks of Mount Fløyen, from which it is worth walking down on foot: after crossing landscapes of rare beauty you will find yourself in the lively bustle of the fish market. You can take a walk amidst the wooden homes built on the side of the hill and along the long smau, the narrow passages typical of Bergen.

Take time to visit the original wooden church of Fantoft, built in 1150 but transferred here only in 1882. Along the shores of Lake Lille Lungegårdsvann you find many art galleries and a museum with a collection of paintings by Edward Munch. In Troldhaugen instead, there is the museum-home of the most famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, who worked and lived here in a small cottage on Lake Nordås.

Must see places in Bergen

Discover our excursions

7 resultat hittades

  • RIB BOAT ADVENTURE

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      1:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK1072per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK1072per person

    BER15

    Fancy rounding off your time in SWEway with a look at Bergen from a unique waterside perspective? Then join this enjoyable outing and board a rigid inflatable boat – RIB – to explore Bergen’s harbour and adjoining fjords. A short walk from the pier will see you reach the RIB landing stage, where you will then be issued with gear and given a short safety briefing. Once on board, keep your camera at hand to capture splendid views at various scenic spots, where stops will be made and brief information provided by your captain. This celebration of western SWEway’s awe-inspiring landscape then draws to a close with your return to Bergen and your ship. Please note: all participants will be issued with insulated rain- and windproof outerwear. The captain of the boat will provide information about some of the sights in SWElish only. Guests must be at least 6 years of age to take part. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with back/neck problems, pregnant women or guests using a wheelchair.
  • TREKKING ON FLØIEN MOUNT

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR
    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Svår: Aktiva utflykter som endast rekommenderas för gäster vid god fysisk hälsa

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Svår: Aktiva utflykter som endast rekommenderas för gäster vid god fysisk hälsa

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK405per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK289per person

    BER02

    Combine a little sightseeing with a half-day’s healthful activity with a full walking tour that takes you through Bergen and the surrounding areas. Depending on where the ship docks, begin with a short walk or coach transfer through the city to Bergen’s old district, with the Bryggen Wharf, where we will admire the traditional gabled wooden buildings that overlook the harbour. We will take the funicular railway to the top of Fløien Mount for a 2.5-hour hike. Enjoy magnificent views over Bergen and the region before returning to town with the cable car; the return to the port may be by walking or by shuttle bus, depending on where the ship docks. Please note: at Floien Mount, you will walk for about 2.5 hours on footpath; we suggest you to wear hiking shoes and bring water. The hiking route may change at the discretion of the guide based on participants’ levels of physical fitness. This tour is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties. There may be long queues at the cable car station. Guides available in English and German, have availability of guides in other language reconfirmed during your cruise.
  • BERGEN SIGHTSEEING TOUR

    NATURSKÖNA VÄGAR
    • Rullstols- och handikappvänlig utflykt - Rullstolsburna gäster måste ledsagas av sin egen assistent för att ta sig på och av bussen. Rullstolar måste vara hopfällbara eftersom bussen saknar lift eller rullstolsramp. Kontakta utflyktpersonalen vid Excursions Desk när du stigit ombord på fartyget så att de kan vidta nödvändiga åtgärder i förberedelserna inför utflykten.

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      2 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK379per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK289per person

    BER07

    See the sights in comfort on this coach tour through Bergen, which was the largest city in Norway until 1830. Relax into your seat as you pass the main sights including the historic Bryggen district, with its gabled wooden warehouses from the hanseatic period and Haakons Hall, erected during the reign of King Haakon Haakonsson (1247-1261) and the most important building of the royal residence in the XIII century. Drive past Rosenkratz Tower, built in the XIII century and rebuilt around 1560 as a combined fortress and residence. We will also admire St. Mary’s Church, dating back to the XII century, and splendidly Grieg Hall concert hall, home to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Please note: guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
  • CAR WITH GUIDE

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK8092per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK8092per person

    BER33PV

    Disembark in the port and have a vehicle with a professional guide and driver waiting for you, your family and friends. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Please note: Vehicle, driver, English guide and gasoline included. The price does not include any entrance fees or meals and is per vehicle and not per passenger. If you want to set a customized itinerary and add entrance tickets to any of the tourist attractions, please contact your shorex excursion staff on the ship. Guides in languages other than English subject to availability and reconfirmation during your cruise.
  • HELICOPTER VIEWS OF BERGEN

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      1 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK3105per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK3105per person

    BER14

    Add a certain highlight to your cruise, earn yourself a few bragging rights and prepare to soak up the fabulous paSWEama of SWEway’s naturescape on a 30-minute helicopter flight over Bergen and its surrounding area. A minivan transfer will first see you reach the helicopter pad for an initial briefing on your flight. Then, with your earphones on, you’ll take to the skies. See how Bergen is cradled in between the hills, mountains and SWEth Sea as you fly over the city centre, then on to the neighbouring mountains and fjords. Weather permitting, you may even get to catch sight of a glacier in the distance. Keep your camera poised throughout the amazing flight to capture every last second for posterity and to share with people at home. Once you return to the ground, the minivan will be waiting to return to you the ship. Please note: the pilot will provide basic information in SWElish only. The tour considered to be unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair, weighing more than 120 kg/264 lbs. and/or suffering from vertigo, claustrophobia or back problems. Each flight has a maximum capacity of 3 guests. Guests must be at least 6 years of age to take part. The tour may be cancelled if inclement weather prevails on the day of the call.
  • MINIVAN WITH GUIDE FOR 3 TO 6 PAX

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK8632per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK8632per person

    BER34PV

    Disembark in the port and have a vehicle with a professional guide and driver waiting for you, your family and friends. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Please note: Vehicle, driver, English guide and gasoline included. The price does not include any entrance fees or meals. The price is per vehicle and not per passenger. If you want to set a customized itinerary and add entrance tickets to any of the tourist attractions, please contact your shorex excursion staff on the ship. Larger vans can be arrangeg upon request. Guides in languages other than English subject to availability and reconfirmation during your cruise.
  • A VISIT TO BERGEN

    STADSUTFLYKT
    • Rullstols- och handikappvänlig utflykt - Rullstolsburna gäster måste ledsagas av sin egen assistent för att ta sig på och av bussen. Rullstolar måste vara hopfällbara eftersom bussen saknar lift eller rullstolsramp. Kontakta utflyktpersonalen vid Excursions Desk när du stigit ombord på fartyget så att de kan vidta nödvändiga åtgärder i förberedelserna inför utflykten.

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      2:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK495per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK379per person

    BER01

    Bergen was founded in the year 1070 and, until around 1830, the city was the largest town in the country and a centre for commerce and shipping. Our excursion starts with a walk through the historic Bryggen quarter with its typical gabled wooden buildings that overlook the harbour. The excursion includes a ride on the famous Fløibanen funicular that climbs Fløien Mount; enjoy a magnificent view over Bergen and the surrounding area from the top. Enjoy a scenic tour of the Bergen peninsula and of the central parts of the city. Please note: there may be long queues at the cable car station. If the transfer from the port to the city centre takes place with a shuttle service, guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.

Utflyktsprogram och rutter kan ändras beroende på lokala förhållanden och/eller oförutsedda händelser med hänsyn till tidpunkten för utflykten. Information om utflykterna uppdateras löpande på webbsidan men vi reserverar oss för ändringar i programmen. Detaljerat program finns alltid att tillgå på fartyget. Vissa utflykter är mycket populära och därför kan tillgängligheten inte alltid garanteras. Observera att vi endast garanterar engelskspråkig guide. Guidade turer på andra språk än engelska beror på vilka guider som finns tillgängliga. Information om tillgängliga språk för guidade turer kommer att bekräftas ombord under kryssningen. Du rekommenderas att boka din utflykt i förväg. Barnpriser på utflykter gäller för barn upp till 13 år.

Norway

The magic of the northern lights
The magic of the northern lights

A holiday in Norway is a dream. A dream along a fjord, the most evocative and characteristic natural formation of this land.

The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are listed as part of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, but it's also worth mentioning the longest of all the Fjords, the 204 km long Sognefjordas well as the Hardangerfjord where cherry and apple blossoms can be seen on the cliff-side during spring.

But a Northern Europe MSC cruise also means experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Northern lights; while those of you who travel in the summer can admire the spectacular midnight sun, once north of the Arctic Circle. A cruise to Norway also means discovering the culture of two ancient populations: the Vikings, not just pirates and warriors, but merchants, explorers and colonisers who, for over three hundred years until the 11th century governed Scandinavia and the northern Atlantic: and then, the Samis, the natives of these lands, dressed in multicoloured clothes with immense herds of reindeer, who have lived in the deep North for more than 10,000 years.

Finally, watch out for the Trolls! Many of the places you will visit are named after these legendary creatures: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (with the spectacular Troll’s path), Trollhatten and Trollveggen.