Suggestions of Free Activities and Free Things to Do in Bergen
To make it easier for you, we have put together a few suggestions for day programs in Bergen. Choose from these options and put together your own combination.
1View from Skansen
Skansen is located close to the lower Funicular station, a 10 minutes walk from the Fish Market. Please note that it may be hard to walk the zigzagging road to Skansen because of the incline. At Skansen, you can also see the charming old wooden fire-watchers station. Every 17th May, at 7am they fire cannon here, to mark the opening of Norway’s National Day. Free.
2Stroll in Fjellveien
(Fjell = Mountain, veien = road) If you’re already at Skansen, why not continue up to Fjellveien and a to tradition rich stroll. If you are going north, you’ll get a great overview of Sandviken and the center of Bergen. Free.
3Stroll at Bryggen
(Bryggen = the famous harbor waterfront) See the Bryggen for more information.
4Stroll at Nordnes
(Nord = North, nes = headland) If you are going to the Bergen Aquarium, you are very close to the park at Nordnes. Free.
5Hike from Mount Ulriken to Mount Floyen
This trip is an all day walk and is quite hard. Walking from the center of Bergen to the Mount Ulriken cable car: 30 minutes. Walking from the lower station to the top: 50 minutes. Walking from Mount Ulriken to Mount Floyen (via Vidden): 4, 5 or 6 hours (normally 5 hours). Walking from the top of Mount Floyen to the center of Bergen: 30 minutes. It is also possible to go in the opposite direction.
6Free Organized Bergen Hikes with Bergen Turlag
You can join the free organized weekly hikes in the Bergen area. The hike trails are different and the difficult levels are different. Some of the start and ends close to the center of Bergen. We have joined several of the hikes and we have enjoyed every hike. No signup, just meet up.
7Visit the Bergen Fish market
Situated in the center of Bergen. Free.
8Visit the Bergenhus Fort
Situated in the center of Bergen. Free entrance.
9Bergen Public Parks
Visit one of the many public parks in the center of Bergen and relax if it is nice weather.
10Free Public Concerts
Bergen International Festival has several open outdoor concerts and performances during the festival in the end of May each year.
11Free Hiking in Bergen
Search for hiking articles here at Bergen Guide
Free Annual Events in Bergen:
12Fireworks at New Years Eve in Bergen
13Watch the Parades at the National Day
The National Day is at May 17th.