Bergen prices

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$90.69

10 NOK = 1.18 USD

Bergen hotel prices

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Rating Price (USD)
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93.99 - 117.79
101.30 - 156.18
137.10 - 206.12
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Bergen hostel prices

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Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
34.75 - 34.75

Hotel seasons

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Off season, September through May, is a great  time to visit if you’re looking for lower prices and weekend specials.  May is also a great time to visit  due to the large amount of festivals during the month.

The rest of the year sees slightly higher prices and larger crowds.

In between the fjords on Norway’s stunning west coast, Bergen is the country’s top draw for tourists. If you are only going to make one stop in Norway, this should be it, although Oslo and Trondheim are both worth a look if you have more time.

Bergen

Unfortunately, food and drinks in Bergen are shockingly expensive, to the point that backpacker-types will find the place to be very frustrating. Everything, even in supermarkets, costs double what it does in most expensive European cities. The hostel beds are expensive, and there are almost no budget hotels at all.

On the plus side, the 3-star and 4-star hotels in Bergen are surprisingly good value, so mid-range travelers are well looked after at decent room rates. Also, most attractions are free or reasonably priced here, so it’s really just the food and drink that can be problematic.

Bergen attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Bergen Art Museum Here you'll see some Norwegian artists, including Munch, but not his most famous works. Adults 11.78
Students 5.89
Fløibanen funicular This funicular leaves from just behind the harbor, and has excellent views up top. Adults 10.01
Children 5.06
Hanseatic Museum This modest museum is in front of the funicular, and is worth a look. Adults 5.30
Ulriksbanen cable car A bus goes from the city center to the base of this cable car, with stunning views on clear days. With bus 30.62
Just cable car 18.85
one-way 11.78

Bergen transportation prices USD

  Price
Taxi from airport to city center 35.34 - 41.22
Public bus from airport to city center 11.78
3km taxi ride in Bergen 12.01 - 14.13
Public bus ride in Bergen 3.65

Bergen food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Your hotel or hostel should include a filling breakfast. If not, look for bakeries or mini-markets 4.71 - 7.07
Budget lunch Pre-made sandwiches or hot dogs are some of the cheaper lunch choices here. 5.89 - 10.60
Budget dinner A sit-down dinner will cost a small fortune, even for something basic like pasta or pizza. 12.96 - 23.56
Beer .5L A drink at the harbor-front bars will be at the top end of this range, while some cheaper options are inland a bit. 7.07 - 10.60
McDonalds value meal A Big Mac with fries and drink is also very expensive in Bergen. 10.60
Beer (.33L retail) Even a small can of beer in a market is pricey here. 2.00 - 2.94
Bottle of wine (retail) If you can find the state-run alcohol shops, wine isn't a horrible deal. 7.66 - 23.56

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Bergen facts

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Population 270,000
Metro area 400,000
Time zone UTC+1
Currency Norwegian kroner
Airports Bergen Airport Flesland (BGO)

Avg temps & precip

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Best months to visit

May, June, July, August

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Due to its location,  Bergen finds itself experiencing about 240 days of light to heavy rain. Because of this, it’s best to plan ahead. When packing, make sure to pack clothes are are easily layered as well as some that are water resistant or waterproof.

Out of all the months, May tends to have the least amount of rainfall making it the best month to visit.

Sunrise and sunset

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