10 hidden gems in Bergen
Looking for things to do in Bergen? The city has so much to offer, and these are the favourite places with the locals.
Do you like speciality “hot dogs”, then this Bergen sausage stand is a must. Trekroneren offers a wide selection of sausages, including reindeer sausage, chorizo, bratwurst and cheese “dog”. Free squash with your purchase on request. The sausage stand is located right in the centre on No. 1 Kong Oscars gate, and is a popular stop on the way home from the city centre.
2. Nordnes outdoor swimming pool
Right by the aquarium and within walking distance of the city centre is the time-honoured Nordnes outdoor swimming pool, dating back to 1910. This public pool opens at the end of May, with its open-air, heated saltwater pool directly on the seafront. This is a mini-resort, open to the public, and has a separate kiddies pool. In sunny weather, the opening hours are extended to 7 pm. In off-weather, you might like to go for a walk in the nearby Nordnesparken.
3. Bien Restaurant
In the super cool Art Deco premises of a former apothecary, Bien Restaurant is a café, bistro and restaurant all in one. The bistro serves dishes such as burgers, mussels, oysters and fish & chips. The restaurant menu varies according to the season’s produce, but a local favourite is the home-made pasta with oxtail ragout. Bien is located at No. 30 Fjøsangerveien on Danmarksplass.
4. Biblioteket Bar
Biblioteket is an open-air bar with a view. It is located on top of the Kjøttbasaren food market and restaurants complex between the fish market and the funicular. This bar offers great drinks, large and airy premises and waiter service at the tables.