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- Bergenhus Fortress
- Museum visits
- World's largest gingerbread city
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In the beautiful harbour town of Bergen there are several opportunities to find a suitable vacation rental right in the centre, not far from the fish market and many excellent restaurants and cafés. Many of the accommodations offer a fantastic view of the mountains and the surrounding river landscape. The family-friendly apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and refrigerator as well as a TV set and Internet connection. Some accommodation providers also offer an included breakfast. Apartments in Bergen mostly have one to four bedrooms, which offer enough space for two to eight people.Relaxing holidays in a vacation rental with garden
No matter what season you travel to Bergen, a vacation rental with garden offers many advantages. In summer you can use the barbecue and let the children romp around on the playground. In winter, a fireplace provides comfortable hours after a long holiday. Sometimes a chalet with whirlpool is also available in Bergen. Anglers can make good use of the close location to the river or you can simply borrow a boat from your landlord. By the way, you can also rent a houseboat in Bergen, which offers you the full comfort of a country house.
Holiday in Bergen
Location and orientation
Bergen, in the province of Hordalan, is the second largest city in Norway. The port city is located on the Inner Byfjord, on the west coast of the country. The region is well known for its typical Norwegian wooden buildings, which characterise the cityscape in bright colours. Bergen is surrounded by seven hills, the highest of which, at 643 metres, is called Ulriken. The flight from the Norwegian capital Oslo to Bergen takes about 50 minutes.
With around 248 rainy days a year, Bergen is the rainiest city in Europe.
Things to know
From your vacation rental in the city centre, you can quickly get to Pepperkakebyen, an exhibition that is shown every year from mid-November to the end of December. The biggest gingerbread town is built up, which makes the hearts of gingerbread fans and children beat faster and creates a Christmassy atmosphere.Place of departure to the Hurtigruten
The Hurtigruten route is the former mailboat route that led from Bergen along the west coast to Kirkenes. Today the route is mainly offered to tourists so that they can visit the natural beauty of the Norwegian coast during a six-day boat trip.
Top 3 travel tips
Bergenhus Fortress was built in the 12th century and is now one of the oldest fortresses in Norway. It houses the Defence Museum, where numerous exhibits tell the story of Norwegian military history from the time of the Vikings to 1950. In the Forsvarsmuseet, as the museum is called in Norwegian, there is also a cosy café.2. Experience Norwegian theatre tradition
Actors should definitely visit the National Scene. It is the oldest theatre in Norway and the largest with 450 seats. Every evening there are interesting performances from musicals, spoken theatre and children's theatre.3. Culture and tradition in the museum
In the Bergen Museum you will learn many interesting facts about the cultural and natural history of the city and the surrounding region. The museum's collection presents several departments responsible for archaeology, Norwegian art, botany and geology as well as folkloric cultural history. In front of the museum you can visit the botanical garden.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Bergen
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $494.10 per night.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Bergen in December, November, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $172.61, $173.01, and $293.01 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Bergen, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, July, February and January, with average prices per night of $704.89, $644.37, and $607.85, respectively.
It's worthwhile to be proactive in Bergen as only 49% of the properties remain free throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
May, September and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 61.2%, 56.75%, and 55%.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 37.6% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by February (41.2%), and January (41.5%).
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