This university city is an excellent introduction to Norway. The nation’s second largest city, Bergen briefly became Norway’s capital after its humble origins as a Viking village and was also a major member of the Hanseatic League. With plenty of museums and a charming city center, Bergen is a great base from which to self-drive the profound and unique beauty of Norway’s fjords. Book your car today to make the most of your visit!
Bergen is a very rainy city. Even if you’re arriving in May, the month that historically sees the least precipitation, packing rain gear is recommended! While May is a great time to visit to take advantage of local festivals, June through August are also excellent months to visit Bergen and its surroundings.
Norwegian is the official and most widely spoken language of Norway, though English is also spoken fluently by 90% of the Norwegian population. It’s also likely that people in the tourist industry will speak French, German, Russian, Dutch, Italian or Spanish.
The currency in Norway is the Norwegian krone or norske krone. ATMs are widely available and most Norwegians pay with debit cards, making cash unnecessary. You may have trouble paying at grocery stores with international credit cards, however, so carrying some kroner is recommended.
If you fly directly to Bergen, you will land at Bergen Airport Flesland, 20 km south of the city. This is an excellent place to pick up a rental car, as multiple international agencies have offices just outside the airport. If you are arriving at the weekend, be sure to double-check your rental company’s hours and off-hour rental policies. There are a few other car rental offices in Bergen, though only one close to the city center.
To head into the fjords from Bergen, follow the E39 north out of the city along the 7-hour Aurlandsfjellet Route towards Oslo.
As a member of the Schengen Agreement, Norway accepts visitors visa-free from countries such as EU member states, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia. Citizens of other countries will be required to apply for a visa before they arrive and are permitted to stay for up to three months.
Although Norway has fairly good public transportation, self-driving through the fjords, along the coast, and into the mountains is still the most efficient, breathtaking, and comfortable way to explore this gorgeous country. Though mountain roads are winding and narrow, roads are well maintained throughout the country, making a self-drive tour of Western Norway an experience not to be missed!
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