Bergen prices


10 NOK = 1.14 USD

Bergen hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
91.43 - 116.00
98.51 - 144.34
133.14 - 188.57

Bergen hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
33.71 - 33.71

Hotel seasons


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.

Recommended hotels


Citibox Bergen

Doubles from €82/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Bergen

Recommended hostels


HI Bergen Hostel Montana

Beds from €26/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central hostel in Bergen

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.


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 14.86
Students 6.86
Fløibanen funicular This funicular leaves from just behind the harbor, and has excellent views up top. Adults 5.71
Children 2.86
Hanseatic Museum This modest museum is in front of the funicular, and is worth a look. Adults 5.71
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 32.57
Just cable car 21.14
one-way 14.29

Bergen transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 34.29 - 38.86
Public bus from airport to city center 11.43
3km taxi ride in Bergen 11.66 - 13.71
Public bus ride in Bergen 3.54

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 6.86 - 10.29
Budget lunch Pre-made sandwiches or hot dogs are some of the cheaper lunch choices here. 9.14 - 13.71
Budget dinner A sit-down dinner will cost a small fortune, even for something basic like pasta or pizza. 13.71 - 22.86
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. 6.86 - 10.29
Beer (.33L retail) Even a small can of beer in a market is pricey here. 2.74 - 4.57
Bottle of wine (retail) If you can find the state-run alcohol shops, wine isn't a horrible deal. 10.86 - 28.57

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Bergen facts

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

Avg temps & precip


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.

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