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Bergen by Day: Areas

Place type: City park

Festplassen, a common meeting spot for locals, and an area that is really a shape shifter. One day it can be a local food market, and the next it can be the scene of an outdoor concert.

But on any given day, it is a nice place for a stroll along the little pond!

  • Walking dist: 6 min
Place type: Urban, hipster, young, exciting

The center of Bergen, and this is where you'll find all the shopping malls, and lots of restaurants and cafes.

  • Walking dist: 8 min
  • Price: Medium
Bergenhus festning
Place type: Fortress

Parts of Bergenhus festning dates back to the Middle Ages, and has been a royal castle, a military fortress, and a headquarter for the German navy during World War II. In recent years, the open garden (Koengen) is being used for big outdoor concerts where international artists like Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen have performed.

  • Walking dist: 22 min
Place type: park / JOGGING ROUTE / SWIMMING

A beautiful area for walking and jogging, on the peninsular named Nordnes.
A very popular resort during the summer time, as it is possible to go for a swim, either in Nordnes sjøbad (requires an entrance fee) or further out in Nordnesparken where it is free of charge. Just find a good spot to sun bath, and feel free to jump in!

  • Walking dist: 26 min
Place type: Charming area

Skostredet is probably the street in Bergen that has the most atmosphere. Here you'll find everything from an ice cream shop that also sells drinks, tattoo parlors and vintage shops, to a 50's inspired cafe and an Eco-friendly no waste shop.

Well worth a visit!

  • Walking dist: 10 min