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Planning a Trip

By Plane Planes to and from larger such as Copenhagen and London at the Bergen Airport in Flesland, (12 miles) south of the city. of direct or nonstop flights go to about every medium-size in Norway on such airlines as SAS 91-50-54-00; www.sas.no).

Frequent bus service connects the airport to the SAS Royal Hotel and the city bus Departures are every 20 minutes to Friday and every 30 minutes and Sunday. The one-way fare is ($16/£8).

By Train — Day and trains arrive from and stations en route. For information, tel. 81-50-08-88. Travel from Oslo to Bergen is 8 1/2 Visit www.nsb.no for information.

By Bus Express buses travel to from Oslo, Trondheim, and the Nordfjord area. The trip Oslo takes 11 hours. www.nor-way.no for information.

By Car — A is charged on all vehicles driven the city center Monday to from 6am to 10pm. A single costs NOK15 ($3/£1.50).

The from Oslo to Bergen is a drive filled with scenery. Because mountains the country, there’s no direct The southern route, E76, through mountain passes the junction with Rte. 47, heads north to Kinsarvik and the ferry crossing to E16 leading to Bergen. The northern route, 7, through the resort of Geilo, to the junction with Rte. 47, south to Kinsarvik. Take the and then go west on E16.

Visitors with a lot of time may 2 or 3 days driving from to Bergen. Fjords and snowcapped line the way, and you can photograph fjord villages, and ancient churches.

To reduce driving motorists can use a tunnel — (6 3/4 miles), the longest in northern — that goes Flåm and Gudvangen. From follow E16 southwest to Bergen.

The Longest Tunnel — to a tunnel, you can now drive from to Bergen without having to a ferry across water. in 2001, the Laerdal Tunnel . for 24.5km (15.3 miles), is the in the world. It lies on E16, the road between Bergen and The entrance to the tunnel begins at a 296km (184 miles) of Oslo. Costing $1.1 it is said to be the safest road on the globe.

Along with monitoring, fire safety, and air the tunnel features a trio of turning caverns (in case you your mind and want to go 16 turning points, and nearly 50 lay-bys. Some 400 vehicles per can go through the tunnel, the ride just 20 minutes.

The area up gets severe weather in but all is calm in the tunnel. The high passes at 1,809m (5,934 are closed in winter. The panoramic, road between Aurland and the so-called Snow Road, is only in summer.

Visitor Information

The Bergen Office, Vågsallmenningen 1 (tel. www.visitbergen.com), provides information, and brochures about Bergen and the of the region. It’s open to August daily 8:30am to May and September daily 9am to 8pm, to April Monday to Saturday 9am to The Bergen Tourist Office can help you find a place to exchange foreign currency, and traveler’s checks when are closed. You can also buy tickets for sightseeing or for tours of the fjords.

Layout

Bergen is squeezed mountain ranges and bounded by The center of the city lies the harbor, Bryggen ; the railway and the main square, Torgalmenningen.


Rome, Bergen is said to grown up around seven For the best overall view, the funicular to Fløien. The northern of the city is Sandviken, which is with old warehouses. The area of central Bergen is being at an incredible rate.

In the center of walk on cobblestone streets as you the quayside with its medieval and the open-air Fish Market. The has colonnaded shops and cafes, and in Bergen you get a taste of the early century.

Getting Around

The Bergen entitles you to free bus transportation and free museum entrance Bergen, plus discounts on car parking, and some cultural and activities. It’s a good Ask for it at the tourist office. A 24-hour costs NOK190 ($38/£19) for NOK75 ($15/£7.50) for children 3 to 15. A card is NOK250 ($50/£25) for and NOK100 ($20/£10) for children 3 to 15. under 3 travel or enter

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By Bus — The Central Bus Station Strømgaten 8 (tel. 55-55-90-70 ), is the for all buses serving the Bergen and areas, as well as the airport The station has luggage storage, and a restaurant. City buses are with their destination and number. For bus information in the Bergen call tel. 177. A of yellow-sided city buses the city center only. For call tel. 55-59-32-00.

By — Taxis are readily at the airport. To request one, tel. 55-99-70-10. A ride the Bergen Airport to the city costs around NOK280 Sightseeing by taxi costs to NOK750 ($100-$150/£50-£75) per hour, on the day of week and the time of day.

By Car Visitors can park on most in the city center after For convenient indoor parking, try the Busstation (tel. 55-56-88-70 ), a garage near the bus and train about a 5-minute walk the city center. It’s 24 hours a day and charges NOK20 per hour. You can park for 24 hours for ($18/£9).

Rental Cars — You want to rent a car to explore the for a day or two. Budget (tel. in the U.S.; www.budget.com) maintains at the airport (tel. 55-22-75-27 ) and at Vestre Strømkaien 5 (tel. ). Its least expensive car is NOK770 per day, which includes the 23% tax, collision-damage waiver, and mileage. Rates per day are lower for of a week or more.

Hertz 800/654-3001 in the U.S.; www.hertz.com) has at the airport (tel. 55-22-60-75 ) and at Nygårdsgate 89 (tel. 55-55-08-20 ). For a rental, the smallest car, a Lupo, costs NOK1,795

Avis (tel. 800/331-2112 in the www.avis.com) has branches at the airport 55-22-76-18 ) and downtown at Lars 20 (tel. 55-55-39-55 ). For a 1-day its smallest car, an Opel costs NOK1,300 ($260/£130) unlimited mileage. The price the 23% tax and the optional collision-damage waiver. Of rates are subject to change. The rates are almost always to those who reserve their from their home before they leave.

By — You can take a ferry the harbor Monday to Friday 7am to 4:15pm; they don’t run on or Sunday. One-way fares are ($4/£2) for adults and NOK15 for children. Ferries arrive and from either side of the at Dreggekaien and Munkebryggen. For information, tel. 55-55-20-00.

By Coastal Steamer — is the cruise capital of Norway, to a flotilla of well-engineered ships carry passengers, cars, and amounts of freight up and down the At least 10 of the boats begin and end itineraries in Bergen and make 30 stops en route before 5 to 6 days later at Kirkenes, far of the Arctic Circle, near the border. You can book a berth on any one of ships for short- or long-haul and do a quick bit of sightseeing while the docks in various ports.

The popular tour is a 12-day northbound cruise — — starting at $2,999 per person, based on double It’s best to book cruises through the New York office of the Bergen Line 866/552-0371; www.hurtigruten.us). The line some of the ships and acts as a agent for the others. If you’re in Norway, talk to any travel You can make arrangements through Cruise Spesialisten, Lillemarkev 1-3 55-23-07-90 ) or with its competitor, on Strandkaien 4 (tel. 55-31-59-10 ). companies distribute brochures and of information concerning the stalwart cruise ships that frequent runs up and down the coast. They include the (1995); Nord Norge in 1997); Polarys (1996); (1996); Trollfjord (2002); (2002); Midnatt Sol (2003); and (1995), which is sometimes into duty on an as-needed

Other routes head from Bergen to Stavanger and ports, and tours go to some of the to the south. For information and reservations, the Bergen Line, Cruise or a local operator. The best is Fjord 1 (tel. 55-90-70-70 ), runs fast ferries Bergen to Sognefjord, the world’s fjord.

Note . This was accurate when it was published, but can without notice. Please be to confirm all rates and details with the companies in question planning your trip.

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