WELCOME TO BERGEN

Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen is known for its pretty harbor, the colorful Bryggen quarter, and seven mountains, which surround the town. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, Bergen has an ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

 

BRYGGEN

Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions, and the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings have been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

BERGEN - THE GATEWAYS TO THE FJORDS

The fjords of Norway are one of the world's most popular attractions, and Bergen is the perfect starting point for exploring the beautiful fjords.

 
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MOUNT FLOYEN

The Fløibanen Funicular - which is one of Norway’s best-known attraction. The funicular will take you to 320 m above sea level, to Mount Fløyen, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Bergen. Or, join us for a hike from the city center to the top.

 Photo: NCE Media

Photo: NCE Media

The seafood, tourism, media and culture sectors are big employers in the area, with the annual Nordic Media Festival – the biggest of its kind in Norway – taking place in Bergen every May. The Norwegian Media Cluster is a world ­leader when it comes to ­augmented ­reality, graphics, visuali­zation, ­digitalization, broadcast and tele­vision technology.

 
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FUN FACTS

  • In Bergen we make art out of rubber boots and rain gear (you might need an umbrella living in Bergen, don’t worry, we’ll get one for you)

  • Inhabitants of Bergen - called Bergens - speak a unique dialect that is instantly recognizable.

  • The storyline of the animated comedy from DreamWorks, Trolls, is about the rescuing of the trolls, who have been captured by the Bergens during a dance party. Apparently the Bergens think that they need to eat trolls to be happy. In RL, Trolls and Bergens are friends and you can meet both at Mount Floyen in the Troll Forest.

  • Local beer is called Hansa

  • Bergen was the capital of Norway in the thirteenth century

  • Cinnamon buns, called skillingsboller, are popular across Norway, however the origin is Bergen. Back in the days they used to cost a shilling.

 

HIKING

Bergen is known as “the city among the seven mountains”, and offers great opportunities for outdoor experiences and hiking with breathtaking views. A lot of us at Dirtybit are enthusiastic about hiking - enjoy pictures of some of our memorable moments.

 

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