Bergen Fish Market – Do Not Miss Out the Best of the Fish Market

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Bergen Fish Market

Here you can learn about the world famous Bergen Fish Market, so you do not miss out the best. Here you find information about the market location, market history, prices and price level, seafood restaurants and the market opening hours.

In this article you can read about:

  • market location getting to there
  • bergen fish market history
  • bergen fish market prices
  • market seafood restaurants
  • bergen fish market opening hours
  • bergen fish market car parking

This fish market is a famous and historic market place where fishermen sold their seafood to the locals in Bergen. Farmers from the areas around Bergen also sold their produce here. The history as a trading venue dates all the way back to around the year 1200.

Today, the Bergen Fish Market with it’s abundance of fish and other seafood is a very popular object for photographers. Do you want to taste raw oysters? You’ll get the chance at the fish market in Bergen. Another very popular thing is to buy freshly boiled shrimps and eat by the waterfront next to the stands at the Fish Market or at Bryggen (next to the Fish Market).

Bergen Fish Market Location

The market is situated in the very heart of Bergen, next to the inner harbor in Bergen. Some people define this market as the very center of Bergen. Easy to find, or just ask a local for directions.

Bergen Fish Market Opening Hours 2019
From May 1st 2019 to September 30th 2019
Open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 11pm.
This is for the outdoor area.

Please note that this market is very very limited during the winter season until May 1st, mainly open only indoor in the small market hall Mathallen. Sorry about that.

Bergen Fish Market Prices 2019
Free admission to the outdoor fish market during the summer.
Free admission to the indoor fish market hall Mathallen.
The price level at the market is very high.

Bergen Fish Market Restaurants
There is a indoor seafood restaurants at the market with an open outdoor area in the summer season. The indoor area is open all year and it is very popular among tourists.

Norwegian Name of Bergen Fish Market
The Norwegian language name of the Bergen Fish Market is Fisketorget i Bergen. It is also referred to just “Torget i Bergen” as they sell much more than fish.

Bergen Fish Market Contact Information
Telephone: +47 55 55 20 00 (Bergen Tourist Information Office).

If you want to experience the genuine Bergen and its historic heritage, the Bergen Fish Market is not the right place to visit. Most of the visitors here are tourists and it is definitively the #1 tourist trap in Bergen today. Most of the products sold here can be bought much cheaper in regular stores. You will meet very few local people shopping here, not even working here. Just saying.

Bonus Tip for You
The Bergen Farmers Market is frequently held at area of the fish market, or next to it. We will keep you up to date on the farmers markets in Bergen at the Bergen Guide.

The market is definitely one of the places on the list what to see in bergen.

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Car Parking near the Market
The closest car parking in the market area it the Rosenkrant car parking house next to Bryggen, the address is Rosenkrantzgaten. The other option is Klostergarasjen, approximate 10 minute walk. Klostergarasjen is a mountain hall. Parking fee at both places.

Near the fish Market in Bergen
Several of the fjord tours starts in the market area. The closest hotel to the fish market is Scandic Strand Hotel. You can buy both caviar fish oil in the neighbor shops, look for low price grocery stores Rema and Kiwi.