Buildings on Bergen Brygge in sunset
Sunset with orange and purple colours over Bergen in late summer.

The colourful wharves lean against each other and tell of Bergen's history of fishing and international trade over the centuries.

Beyond Bergen, the Norwegian fjords await. Deep blue fjord outcrops that dig through into massive mountain plateaus and high peaks. Ice blue glaciers over sheltered slopes filled with pinkish-white flowering fruit trees. And the city itself is charming. Close to the coast and fishing with boats in the harbour and fish in the market combined with artistic quarters and proud musical traditions. How about listening to Grieg in his own living room? 

Bergen is part fishing village and part metropolis, tucked between seven mountains. A good start to the coastal voyage - or a happy end.

Our voyages from and to Bergen

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila castor seen from Skageflå in the Geirangerfjord. Photo: Oclin
The classic

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

North cape
7 days

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

Reine in Lofoten. Photo credit: Marius Beck Dahle/Havila Kystruten
6 days

NorthboundThe Magical Fjords of Norway

Bergen → Trondheim

magiske fjord-norge
3 days

SouthboundSea, Fjords and the Mountains

Trondheim → Bergen

2 days
Bergen, photo: Lachlan Gowen

Top 3 things to see in Bergen

Bergen. Bryggen.


Stroll through the narrow alleys in Bryggen, note the smell of the sea and tar and the historical ambiance.
Tram going up the hills of Bergen.


Take the funicular railway up to the lookout point to see an amazing panorama of the city and the archipelago beyond.
Fiskemarkedet i Bergen. Fishmarket in Bergen. Sjømat. Seafood.

The fish market

See live lobster, and taste Norwegian salmon at the market where trading has been taking place for 500 years.  

How to get to Bergen?

By bus: There are many different bus routes to Bergen. For example, if you are travelling along the coast, you can travel with Kystbussen. Nor-Way bussekspress also has many routes to Bergen. 

By train: Between Oslo and Bergen you can book your trip with Vy.

By plane: If you are travelling in Norway, you can book your flight with Flyr,  Norwegian, SAS or Widerøe. From the airport there is an airport bus and Bybanen, the Bergen Light Rail, into the city centre.  In Bergen we also offer you a 48-hour bus ticket. The airport bus (see video below) takes you from the airport, through its regular route past the hotels in the city center and to the terminal in the harbour.

There are direct flights to Bergen from approximately 30 airports around the world, by amongs others Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Paris.