Bergen Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Bergen

Bergen is probably one of the oldest shopping destinations in the world. For centuries, since its formation, the city has been a very important commercial hub. Today Bergen features a variety of shops and markets scattered around the city. However, it should be noted that Norway is an expensive country and Bergen is not an exception.
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Bergen Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Bergen Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Norway » Bergen (See other walking tours in Bergen)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: greghasleft
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Marken
  • Husfliden
  • Kjøttbasaren
  • Fish Market
  • Torgallmenningen
  • Strandgaten

1) Marken

Marken is a pedestrian street in Bergen, along which many beautiful architectural buildings and a number of cafes can be found. But it is famous primarily for the many shops that it's lined with. These stores offer a wide range of products, including clothes, jewelry, crafts and many more.

2) Husfliden

Husfliden is an impressive gift and souvenirs shop in Bergen. It is located in the center of the city, very close to the Fish Market. The outlet specializes in Norwegian handicrafts and traditional costumes. However, they also sell jewelry and silver crafts.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5pm; Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm

3) Kjøttbasaren

Kjøttbasaren is a large market in the center of the city, located close to the Fish Market. It dates back to the second half of the 19th century. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased here, however the market is particularly famous for the huge variety of quality meat.
Fish Market

4) Fish Market (must see)

The Bergen Fish Market is the most famous, as well as the oldest market in the city. Located by the harbor, this market is one of the best places in the area to buy things, as well as to just observe the locals doing their daily activities. Even though it is called the Fish Market, many other goods are for sale here, like clothes, fruits, and vegetables.

5) Torgallmenningen (must see)

Torgallmenningen is a street and a square located in the center of Bergen. Most of the street is closed to motor vehicles. The street is probably the most common meeting place for the people of Bergen. Adding to its popularity is the large number of shops and restaurants available thereon.

6) Strandgaten

Strandgaten is a long and very crowded shopping street in Bergen. The street has many shops that sell a giant variety of goods, most of them located in the pedestrian area. The street officially received its name only in the 19th century; however, it had gone by this name since the 12th century when it became an important trading street.

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