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Bergen Events


Open air and club festival in the city centre of Bergen. Open air shows take place in the city's medieval fortress and castle located in the city’s historic centre. Past headliners include Queens of the Stone Age and Nick Cave.

Venue: Bergenhus Fortress.


Bergen International Festival

Founded in 1953, Bergen International Festival presents an impressive cast of prominent international and Norwegian artists in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and other performing arts. Events take place in late May to early June, a time that often enjoys beautiful spring weather in this part of Norway. The main festival venue is the Grieg Hall (Grieghallen) while other venues are scattered around town.

Date: 26 May 2021 - 09 June 2021
Venue: Various venues in central Bergen.


Bergen International Film Festival

With a bursting programme including fiction features and documentary films, this annual festival draws passionate crowds of moviegoers and film aficionados. There is a good mix of Norwegian films screened alongside international entries and there are also a number of awards for winning filmmakers and directors.

Date: 20 October 2021 - 28 October 2021
Venue: Various venues in Bergen.


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Marken Guesthouse

Marken Guesthouse is centrally located and reasonably priced. The hostel-style guesthouse offers rooms and dormitories for between one to 10 people. The rooms are modern, and there is a comfortable communal sitting room, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Klosteret 5 Guesthouse

Klosteret 5 Guesthouse is located in a charming alleyway among old wooden houses on the Nordnes peninsula in downtown Bergen. There is an affordable breakfast café across the street and a variety of restaurants nearby.

City Box

This hotel by Grieghallen offers basic but comfortable rooms at rock bottom prices right in the city centre. The reception is unmanned at night, so you'll have to pay by card if you get there after hours, but if all you're after is a place to crash at the end of the day, this is a good option. Family rooms are available.

Clarion Admiral Hotel

One of the most characterful hotels in Bergen, on the premises of old, dignified storehouses from the turn of the century that were converted in 1987. The hotel's 210 rooms are all elegant and comfortable. The hotel has a business centre, conference facilities and Wi-Fi access.

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

This stylish hotel opened in May 2006, in the former premises of the Port of Bergen harbour company. Originally built in 1919-1920 in the neoclassical/neo-baroque style, the building has been converted into a modern hotel with 116 rooms and suites, a fitness room, a restaurant and bar.

First Hotel Marin

This tasteful and elegant hotel on the Bryggen, in the heart of Bergen, offers 152 spacious, well equipped rooms, all with hardwood floors. Restaurant and bar, conference facilities, gym and sauna are on offer.