Enjoy the beauty of historic Bergen during this tour of the city, and a funicular ride up scenic Mount Floyen. Founded in 1066, Bergen was Norway's largest center for commerce and shipping until the 1830s, and home to the overseas trading offices of Hanseatic merchants for several centuries.
Your tour begins with a drive along Bryggen and the Hanseatic Pier, and the old wooden warehouses from the Hanseatic period. Continuing on through the city, you will make your way to the suburbs and Troldhaugen, the former home of Composer Edvard Grieg which lies near Nordasvannet. Grieg composed many of his most famous works at Troldhaugen and is buried there with his wife Nina. During your visit, you will have the chance to look at the villa, which stands exactly as it did in Edvard Grieg's days, and time-permitting, perhaps a stroll in the garden where you will find his studio.
From here, you will transfer to the funicular station where you will be treated to a scenic, 8-minute ride up Mount Floyen. The funicular will take you safely to the top of the mountain, which rises over 1,000 feet above sea level. From the top, you'll enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area. After a brief visit, you will travel back down in the funicular and re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking over uneven surfaces and is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Flat, comfortable walking shoes, umbrella and layered clothing are suggested.