Bergen gets winter during the mid-late of November until the end of March. The winter months keep changing according to the climate fluctuation and the weather patterns in the region. Bergen is a beautiful city with snow all around the place, trees and lakes during the winter season.
Here are various things you can do in Bergen in winter:
Visit the KODE Art Museum:
If you are visiting Bergen during the winter months, then make sure to visit the KODE Art Museum and do not miss out on this opportunity. It is known as the biggest museum complex for design, craft, music, and art in the Nordics. The museum has around 50,000 objects, including videos, works on paper, installations, design, work, fine art, sculptures, and much more. All the things that are there in the museum are worth exploring.
Visit the St. Mary’s Church when in Bergin in winter:
The St. Mary’s Church is located in the Bryggen area, and the construction for the same began in 1130, and it took 58 years for the church to get constructed. It is one of the oldest buildings in Bergen and the oldest church. Even though there is not much to see inside, you can still go there for the view and its experience.
Take a walk through Pepperkakebyen in Bergen:
Pepperkakebyen is one place that you shouldn’t miss in Bergen in winter. It is the most famous attraction in the city during the winter months and is also known as Gingerbread City. It isn’t there throughout Christmas because it is more of a Christmas tradition and is known as the largest Gingerbread Town that is there. The Pepperkaker, which is also known as the Gingerbread cookies, is something that all Norwegians love during Christmas. It is one of their holiday favorites, and the entire Pepperkakebyen is made of Gingerbread houses. It is definitely a must-visit, and do not miss the chance of going here if you are in Bergen during Christmas time.
Try Pinnekjøtt and Akvait in Bergen in Winter:
It is one of the most amazing things that you can try during the Christmas or holiday season. Pinnekjøtt is not for vegetarians as it is mutton, lamb, or stick meat. They are a little salty, and you need to steam them before consuming them. It is the traditional Norwegian Christmas food to consume during the holiday season.
Ride the Fløibanen to see the views:
It is an activity that you can’t miss when you are in Bergen in winter because this gives the most fantastic view over Bergen. It will take you to the top of Mt. Fløyen, and then you’ll be able to see the town from the top. After reading the top of the mountain, you will also find a cafe and a bakery that serves delicious coffee, hot chocolate, and fresh pastries. It is the most breathtaking experience that you’ll have because you’ll be traveling to the top of the mountain on a train and exploring a lot of things that come along the route. You can also take the cable car experience if you want.
Relax at a Bergen cafe:
Norway has really cozy and beautiful cafes, which are a must-visit. When you are visiting Bergen in winter, make sure to explore all the cafes and coffee places around the place. You will get to eat yummy food and coffee in these cafes.
Visit the Maritime Museum:
There are a lot of museums in Bergen, but all of them are worth the visit because they tell a lot about the city’s history. The Bergen Maritime museum is one of the best museums in Norway, which displays all the evolution of seafaring life that took place in the country. There are ship models, archaeological finds, arts, paintings, and much more.
Explore the amazing street art:
Bergen is known as a creative city where you will find various street arts, and it just keeps growing. It’s been more than 15 years that art has taken over the Bergen walls and also makes the city bright and beautiful.
Enjoy the fish soup:
Who doesn’t prefer to drink soup during the winter times as it gets super cold outside? Bergen is known for its fish and the cold winter days. You can try the amazing fish soup in the restaurants. There are soup options for vegetarian and vegan people also. It is a must-try when you are visiting Bergen in winter.