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Bergen, Hordaland Fylke, Norway

How much does it cost to travel to Bergen?

You should plan to spend around $110 (kr1,186) per day on your vacation in Bergen. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 (kr335) on meals
  • $9.78 (kr106) on local transportation
  • $137 (kr1,474) on hotels

A one week trip to Bergen for two people costs, on average, $1,539 (kr16,608). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bergen cost?

A one week trip to Bergen usually costs around $769 (kr8,304) for one person and $1,539 (kr16,608) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bergen on average costs around $1,539 (kr16,608) for one person and $3,077 (kr33,216) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bergen will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bergen on average costs around $3,297 (kr35,589) for one person and $6,594 (kr71,177) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bergen has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bergen expensive to visit?

Prices in Bergen are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Bergen is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Olympos or Trieste.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bergen Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bergen?

The average Bergen trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bergen travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,474 ($137)
Local Transportation 1 kr106 ($10)
Food 2 kr335 ($31)
Entertainment 1 kr179 ($17)
Alcohol 2 kr38 - 113 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Bergen
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bergen is $68 (kr737). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bergen is $137 (kr1,474). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bergen

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bergen based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $114. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bergen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bergen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.78 (kr106) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bergen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Bergen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bergen can vary, the average cost of food in Bergen is $31 (kr335) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bergen should cost around $12 (kr134) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bergen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bergen
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bergen typically cost an average of $17 (kr179) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Bergen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $6.96 (kr75) on alcoholic beverages in Bergen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Bergen On a Budget
Bergen Bergen, Norway
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, and a major tourist destination due to its proximity and easy access to the fjords in West Norway. The nature that surrounds the city is stunning, and you can easily hop into the nearby countryside for some incredible hikes and outdoor adventures. The city itself is well known for its music and art scenes, making it a cultural haven in the country. There are many reasons to visit Bergen, not the least of which is the people that live there. Bergen is the most hilly city within Norway. It is surrounded by the Seven Mountains, which restrict development and keep the city contained. Situated in the far west of Norway, Bergen can be reached by a very scenic seven hour train ride from Oslo.

Bergen is located in the far north very close to the northern sea. It is also surrounded by mountains, so it's climate is unique for the area. There are about 240 days with precipitation every year and the average temperature is about 7 degrees Celsius. Because the weather can be so difficult, it is important to visit during the right time of year. If you happen to be in town during one of the sunny days then you'll find plenty of locals outside enjoying the beautiful outdoors. The city actually has a lot of open spaces, parks, and lawns where locals can soak up the much needed sunlight. July has the warmest temperatures, which averages about 14 degrees Celsius and May receives the least rainfall. Most people prefer to visit Bergen during the month of May because this is when the city hosts many local events and festivals. Alternatively, the summer in general, between the months of June and August, are also a good time to visit.
Bergen has no shortage of sights, but a more enjoyable activity is to simply absorb the atmosphere in the city. Give yourself plenty of time to simply sit in a cafe and sip a coffee, take a stroll through the neighborhoods, or go to a concert, festival, or street fair. These are the things that make Bergen truly enjoyable. If you are looking to visit a few of the sights, some of the more interesting options include the Bergen Art Museum, the city's impressive fish market, St. Jorgen's Hospital, which has an interesting leprosy museum, and Bergen Aquarium. And Bergen is only one of Norway's amazing destinations. If you're planning to travel through the rest of this Nordic nation, check out these great travel tips for Norway.
Bergen's city center is on the western side of the city and it faces the fjord of Byfjorden. The city is surrounded by the Seven Mountains and the urban area stretches to the north, west and south. Outside of the city center are the neighborhoods of Arstad, Inner Laksevag and Sandviken. The oldest part of the city is in the city center near the bay of Vagen. There are only a few buildings in this area that remain from that time.

As a cultural center for Norway, there are no shortage of activities you can enjoy. Concerts, theater, art shows, and guided tours are available throughout the city. There is also plenty of amazing hiking just outside of town. One popular area is Mount Floyen which takes about 40 minutes to hike up. There's also a funicular available. If you're interested in spending time on the beach then head to the sandy beaches at Arboretet at Milde (Hjellestad), Kyrkjetangen at Nordasvannet and Helleneset.
Food and Dining
There are some wonderful restaurant options in Bergen, but you're best to avoid the very center of the city where prices are too high and the quality isn't as good. Go a few blocks away from the main touristy areas and you'll find some delicious food at much more reasonable prices. You may be hard pressed to find "local" food, as Norwegian food is rarely available in restaurants. If you really want to try some, then some good options are fish soup or cooked cod, both of which are good. Tipping is generally not expected, but if you receive good service and high quality food, a five to ten percent tip is always much appreciated.

If you're staying in the city center then it's easiest to just walk around town. The downtown can be crossed in about twenty minutes in any direction. Public transportation is also available around town in the form of buses, light rail, and one local commuter train that operates between downtown Bergen and the eastern suburb of Arna. Major bus routes run roughly every 20 minutes, less frequently in the suburbs. If you're headed from the city center to the southern neighbourhoods of Fana and Ytrebygda, then you're better off taking the light rail to the regional terminal at Nesttun and taking a bus on from there. The light rail runs from the city center southwards to Lagunen. It passes by the railway station, the bus station, Brann soccer stadium, and student housing. It usally runs every ten minutes and the entire trip takes about half an hour.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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