Evening Bryggen Tour - In Hanseatic Footsteps

Norway's prosperity has always been closely linked to the sea.

Long before oil and gas made it one of the richest countries in the world, dried cod, called stockfish from the archipelago of Lofoten, was the country's most important export product. For many centuries, the district of Bryggen served as a trading centre for this fish, where German merchants met with Norwegian fishermen to trade.

 

Our hour-long walk through the world heritage site of Bryggen will see us embark on a journey through medieval Bergen. Here, you'll learn about the day-to-day life of the people who lived here, the importance of the stockfish trade and the enormous influence that the German Hanseatic merchants had on both the city and all of Norway. I look forward to telling you the fascinating story of this impressive location.


Stockfish
Stockfish


Practical information on the Evening Bryggen Tour:

 

When & Where

  • Monday – Friday
  • Start: 6pm / 18:00
  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Language: English
  • The tour ends at St Mary's Church.
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before we start. The tour begins on time. The tour guide cannot be contacted by phone during the tour.

 

Meeting point

  • The meeting point is by the stairs leading
 up to the Tourist Information Office (see photo).

    Tourist Information Office address:
 Strandkaien 3, 5013 Bergen
Tourist Informations Office Building
Tourist Information Office Bergen

 

Further information

  • Group size: minimum of 2 people,
    maximum of 16
  • The distance covered during the tour is approx. 1 km.
  • There are no scheduled toilet breaks during the tour. You will be able to use the public toilet in the Fish Market before the tour begins (for a fee / only card payments accepted).

 

Tickets

  • Tickets are available here on the website and at the Tourist Information Office in Bergen; any remaining tickets can be purchased at the meeting point before the tour starts.
  • Tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the tour begins with a full refund. Cancellations can only be made by sending an email to: info@martinsbergentours.com.

    Ticket prices

    Adults (from 16 years): 130 NOK


    Children from 6 years up to
    and including 15 years: NOK 100

    Children from 0 up to
    and including 5 years: free of charge