Bergen was founded in 1070, and this tour takes you from its roots as a Hanseatic trading center right up to the present day. Visit the original German trading offices, the Fantoft Stave Church, and the lake home of Edvard Grieg. Continue on to explore the narrow alleyways, ancient assembly halls, and gabled homes of the wharf. Once the stomping grounds of medieval merchants, today the streets are lined with vibrant arts and crafts shops. Excursion involves approximately .80 miles over various surfaces, hilly terrain with steps.
Tour order may vary but all listed sites will be covered. Photography is not permitted at the Grieg Museum and Fantoft Stave Church.
Discover Bergen’s rich history and culture, as you visit a famous Norwegian composer’s home, admire exquisite Fantoft stave church, and stroll along bustling Bryggen wharf. Tour the historic Troldhaugen estate, where renowned composer Edvard Grieg resided for 22 years. View ornate medieval woodwork while wandering around the timber-framed Fantoft stave church. Meander Bryggen’s charming alleyways and merchant-lined boardwalk, passing shops and the 18th-century Hanseatic Assembly Rooms, which doubled as dining rooms and held religious services.
• Troldhaugen: Explore the 19th-century home of famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, relishing a fantastic view of Nordaas Lake.
• Fantoft: See elaborate medieval wooden architecture while touring the stave church, which was relocated and reconstructed after a devastating fire.
• Bryggen: Roam the historic Hanseatic wharf, visiting the Assembly Rooms, where 18th-century merchants enjoyed meals and met for religious services.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.