Holiday rentals in Bergen, Hordaland
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway to Oslo, yet has small-town charm and atmosphere which adds to its unique appeal. Its residents are proud of their multifaceted city and its history and love it when tourists visit to come and experience the magic and will happily direct visitors to their favourite local attraction. So when you book a holiday home in Bergen you can be assured you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Lying on the edge of a mountain range and overlooking a stunning lake, you will also be staying in one of the most picturesque sites in Norway.
In vibrant Bergen you are spoilt for choice when you book a holiday home
When you rent a holiday home in Bergen, you will notice that the city has a fresh and youthful mood to the city’s vibe due to the number of students it hosts and they are well integrated into the community. Not only are there an abundance of museums, art galleries and cultural events but its easily accessible sea and mountains means you are spoilt for choice in this vibrant city. As one of the main points of the Hanseatic League, Bergen used to be at the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen is the most obvious remnant from this time, and is today home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums. There are seven mountains surrounding the city centre, but it is not recommended to try and climb them all in one trip! There is also the famous Bergen International Festival, which is held there every year. You can also visit the surrounding region of Fjell or Askøy island when you book a holiday home in Bergen.
Experience Bergen from high in the clouds or from the water
If you really want to experience the real Norway whilst on holiday in Bergen, there is the ‘Norway in a nutshell’ tour, which will as the title indicates, give you a taste of the real Norway in a couple of hours. This tour accompanied by the Florbanan Funicular train up the side of the mountain is the perfect way to experience the landscape of Bergen. If you are interested in history, then you are able to visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg. If you’d rather experience Bergen on the water rather than in the clouds, you can go on a guided kaya trip! There is also an aquarium, glacier tours, shopping and spas opportunities.