Also works well combined with Oslo or the Fjords, or both.
Beautiful, medieval city founded in 1070 and the nation’s first Capital, now Norway’s second largest city, pop. 260.000. Most important port and shipping city in the Nordic countries.
A location halfway between Norway’s two largest fjords (see «The Fjords» in list to the right), home to Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, a rich Hanseatic heritage, the medieval Royal Palace, the bustling Fish Market, the quaint Boys’ Brigades (above), charming, narrow cobblestone lanes with pretty, wooden houses from the 16-1800s, and the colourful, crooked, medieval buildings in wood lining the central port, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (top), all contribute in making Bergen a wonderful venue for any event. You just can’t beat the charm of this city!
Private piano recitals at the home of Edvard Grieg, events in historical and cultural venues, an aperitif with a view of the city, fjord cruises, fishing, historical walks in the medieval quarter, GPS-sightseeing, beer-tasting at the famous «Hansa» brewery, sampling fish and seafood at the market, flightseeing, fjord excursions – Bergen has something to offer groups of just about any size.
International airport (BGO) 18 kms from the city centre.