First World Congress of Business History / 20th Congress of the European Business History Association

Welcome to Bergen

Bergen – World Heritage City and The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway

Bergen i solnedgang
Mount Fløyen
David Zadig

Main content

Bergen is known as the «city between the 7 mountains» and as «the gateway to the fjords». The city is a former Hanseatic port and the birthplace of the famous composer Edvard Grieg. It has a unique architecture, and Europe's largest areas of well kept wooden houses still in use.

The harbour front Fish Market is truly world famous and a heaven for salmon lovers! The city has also been voted one of the cleanest and tidiest cities in Europe! As «the gateway to the fjords», the city is the natural starting point for breathtaking fjord explorations.

Both the majestic Sognefjord and the charming Hardangerfjord are easily accessible from Bergen on a leisurely day trip.

Bergen is the ideal travel destination, offering the attractive combination of nature, culture and pulsating city life. In the period from May to August, the evenings are light and pleasant. Sun sets at approx. 23.00 but it never gets truly dark! The light nights combined with the fresh air, the pulsating night life and the historic, picturesque streets, make Bergen one of the most exciting destinations to visit in the summer months!