Skip the travel book bucket-list and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of what makes Bergen a truly wonderful city to live in. Explore Bergen's dramatic architectural evolution through the ages, and learn about how the many fires in Bergen's history shaped the city's landscape. See the real Bergen away from the usual tourist attractions, and end your tour with a bird's eye view of what was once the largest city in Northern Europe! This 2 hour guided tour combines short walks with short rides in a mini electric bus. 

The tour starts at the Tourist Information. The first stop is the colorful wooden waterfront of the famous Bryggen, where you will hear about how the city has been founded on commerce. Afterwards we will continue to Gågaten where you can see the special relationship Bergen has had with fires throughout history, in the facades of the buildings. We will wander through the alleyways to understand more about how the different classes in society used to live, before we hop back onto the minibus. Next we stop to see the remains of the old waterfront on Strandsiden and learn about the tragic reason why most of it is no longer there. We will continue towards the Bergen Aquarium and learn about the dark histories hiding in plain sight in one of the city's most beloved recreational areas. From there we make our way through the industrial harbor to the neighborhood of Møhlenpris, once an active industrial site, now a trendy area with lots of innovative businesses, cafés and even a small beach. Before we end the tour we will be driving uphill through the alleyways on the mountainside of Fløyen, through the neighborhood of Sandviken, up to the old fire station at Skansen to enjoy a spectacular birds eye view of Bergen. 

Booking: This tour is only available upon request to The price pr. group is NOK 4.850,-, maximum 12 participants. The tour can be done in Norwegian, English or German. Other languages can be arranged upon request.

Meeting point:  Right outside the Tourist Office by the fish market. It will be easy to find our minibus, we are small, green, cute one!  

Duration:  The tour takes about 2 hours and covers a walking distance of approximately 1 kilometer  and a driving distance of about 8 km at an easy pace, spread over different stops. Dress comfortably and according to weather and bring some extra water, especially on warm days.    Cancellation policy:  If you wish to cancel, please contact us at as soon as possible. 

If the organiser must cancel the tour due to Covid-19 restrictions implied by the authorities, a full refund will be given. Adverse weather like rain or wind are not enough to cancel the tour unless they mean a risk to the safety of the group. We follow the recommendations of the local authorities. 

Safety and coronavirus measures:  As a group, we need to be aware of our surroundings and respect the rest of the people and vehicles around us. We will also take a few measures to keep the group safe while sharing an enjoyable walk-through town. Among them:  

-Please do not book nor join the tour if you have respiratory symptoms and/or are in quarantine.   -We may ask all the guests to register their name and phone. This is to ease tracking if necessary. This information will be saved for up to 10 days in accordance with local regulations.   -Practice good hand hygiene throughout the tour. Hand sanitizer will be available for you at all times. Just approach your guide and he will be happy to help you.   -Please keep at least 1 meter distance between each other throughout the tour.   -The vehicle is divided in sections by plexiglass. Please do not change your seats through the tour.  -Hand sanitizer will be available on the vehicle. 

Source: Visit Bergen


  • Bergenhus
  • 5003 Bergen
982 68 221


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