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5 Best Day Trips from Bergen Norway, Norway

Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and is the gateway to Fjord Country. However, there are many things for you to do within the city itself. If you are just passing through, as many visitors do, then you have to remember to spend a day or weekend trip to explore the area. Bergen has a lot to offer, so read on below to get a list of some of the best day trips from Bergen, Norway.

Rent a Boat

Rent a boat and sail to any of these destinations, which are within an hour or so of Bergen.


Panorama view of Bryggen harbor at sunset

If you are into Vikings then this is a prime destination. Nearby you can find the old Bryggen harbor area. Bryggen once was the heart of Bergen’s trading. Today you can explore the historical feel of the area. Take the Bryggen funicular to the top of the hill from where you can explore the rest of the harbor area.


a skier on top of a snowy mountain in Voss Norway

This is a beautiful part of Norway. From the fjords, you can easily see the famous Pulpit Rock. If you want to go a step further, take the scenic train or bus to Voss. Once you arrive you can enjoy the many outdoor activities that Voss has to offer.

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View of mountains, waterfalls from train journey

This is a beautiful part of Norway. Situated between Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Many of the places of interest are situated close to Stalheim and the hotel and restaurant area. The travel time is approximately 1 hour.

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Scenic View of Mountains, lakes,

Gudvangen is a beautiful village situated between Bergen and Oslo. It is framed by the Geirangerfjord which you can view by boat trip. It is a popular excursion destination and the travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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View of the Telemark Canal with old locks

Telemark is famed for its skiing. Many Norwegians are lucky enough to live in this beautiful part of Norway. Just an hour from Bergen you can find a range of mountains for skiing.

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View of the old town streets, people and restaurants

Stavanger is Norway’s second-largest city and has a large cultural scene. The port area is impressive to explore. In an area known as Aker Brygge, there are restaurants, bars, cinemas, and even small museums.

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Torvdal is a stunning area to visit, situated between Bergen and Stavanger. There are mountains, fjords, and a lake. There are many activities you can enjoy, from guided rafting to outdoor activities, a ski resort, or a ride on a cable car.

Stavanger is a great city to visit and offers many options for day trips. Most of these destinations are within an hour or so drive from Bergen. If you have the time, then why not spend a day or weekend trip to one of these places?

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