Background Information

Welcome to Bergen?


Don´t get confused if you arrive by plane to Flesland. You are in the right place!


Bergen has a maritime climate with cold, rainy winters and cool summers. Average daytime temperatures in August/September are around  11-15°C with lows 9-12 C and highs 14-17 C. Precipitation average is 180-280 mm with 9-10 rainy days in the month, so we advise you to bring along a water proof jacket and water-resistant/proof shoes. Check the weather forecast for Bergen here

Everybody is prepared for the rain in Bergen, even the Philarmonic….


The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). Check current exchange rates here. Euros are accepted in tourist shops, not so much US dollars. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Norway.

Safety and Risk

Bergen is a safe city. Friday and Saturday´s night can get “lively” downtown  .


In Norway the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Sockets are standard Euro plug socket type “F”  Adapters are usually called “Northern Europe adapter”.


Service charges are included in hotel and restaurant bills. You are free to tip restaurant wait-staff (up to 10% of the bill) if you wish to acknowledge exceptional service. At any time, tipping is your choice.

Emergency phone numbers