Bergen (Norway)

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Bergen Havn is Norway's second biggest port city (after country's capital Oslo). However, by shipping traffic, Port Bergen is ranked Norway's largest cruise port and gateway to the Norwegian Fjords. Located along Byfjord, this is a charming old town surrounded by forested peaks and centred around its large harbour with thriving fishing and cruising industries. City's population is around 280,000.

Port Bergen (Norway) cruise port

On March 1, 2018, MS Spitsbergen became Hurtigruten's ever first vessel using Port Bergen's shorepower. The technology allows the ship's disel engines to be shut down during port stay / berthing, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions.

Port Bergen (Norway) cruise port

Bergen's old waterfront is lined with coloured buildings and warehouses, housing boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Here travelers will also see the Fish Market at Torget displaying the catch of today.

The history of Bergen dates back to the early 11th century when Olav Kyrre founded a settlement and royal residence here. Bergen replaced Trondheim as capital of Norway in 1240, and the city prospered under the guidance of Hanseatic League. Very soon, these German merchants controlled all trade in Norway and remained in Bergen for centuries until 1764.

Today, much of city's architecture reflects the lifestyle of Hanseatic merchants, who resided in tiny row houses close to the harbour. Bryggen is a collection of timbered Hanseatic houses from the 14th-16th century, restored and designated by UNESCO as a Heritage Site. Hanseatisk Museum re-creates living quarters of a merchant and his staff. King Haakon's Hall was built in the 13th Century, Rosenkranz Tower and Mariakirken in the 12th century. Theta Museum honours local Nazi resitance group from WW2.

Tourists can enjoy shopping or travel up Floibanen funicular railway for views over Bergen city and the surrounding area. Outside the town a must-see is the Fantoft Stave Church (1050) and Troldhaugen beside Norgas Lake - home of Edvard Grieg and now a park and a museum. On the Nordnes Peninsula is Old Bergen Museum, open air collection of 18th-19th century houses.

In October 2017, Port Bergen announced a new policy to limit the cruise ship calls per day to 4 vessels (max 9000 passengers) in order to avoid occasional congestion during summer months. All the port's existing ship bookings were honored. For season 2017, the cruise port had scheduled a total of 325 ship calls and handled over 0,51 million passengers (in 2016 their number was 490,546).

In 2018, the port handled 342 cruise ship calls (including 28 turnarounds and 15 inaugurals) and 653,110 passengers. On December 4, 2018, the state-owned Enova SF granted NOK 50 million (USD 5,9 million / 5,17 million) funding as investment support to Port bergen to build a dedicated to cruise ships shore-power facility. Project's total cost was estimated to around NOK 120 million (USD 14,16 million / EUR 12,4 million).

Enova SF is a Norwegian government enterprise promoting environmentally friendly productions and energy consumption. Shore power capability allows berthed cruise ships to shut down their main diesel engines and plug into city's electrical grid, using hydroelectricity for all shipboard services. The technology greatly reduces exhaust emissions in seaports.

In September, BKK Norway (Bergenshalvoens Kommunale Kraftselskapand) and Port Bergen announced their plan to establish a joint company for building Europe's largest onshore power supply facility, as well as port's shore-power supply facility for cruise vessels. The Bergen-based BKK is a power company owned by Statkraft AS (49,9%, state-owned hydropower company), Bergen municipality (37,8%) plus 16 other municipalities. BKK specializes in electricity production and distribution, with end-user sales by Fjordkraft (co-owned by BKK and Skagerak Energi). BKK's annual production is around 6,6 TWh. The electricity is produced at 29 hydropower plants in Norway.

Fred Olsen fleet meet (port Bergen 2015)

For the first time ever, on July 28, 2015, all four Fred Olsen ships (the whole fleet) came together in Bergen. At the following YouTube video you can also see an aerial view of the cruise port and the terminals.

The four vessels arrived at 8 am and left the port at 6 pm.

  • MS Balmoral was on an 8-night "Norwegian Fjords" cruise from Southampton UK (July 25). Arriving from Stavanger, it docked at Bontelabo Terminal.
  • MS Black Watch was on a 9-night "Cruising the Fjordland"cruise from Liverpool UK (July 23). Arriving from Flam, it docked at Skolten South Terminal.
  • MS Boudicca was on a 7-night "Glaciers, Fjords and Waterfalls of Norway" cruise from Newcastle UK (July 26). Arriving from Newcastle, it docked at Skolten North Terminal.
  • MS Braemar was on a 14-night "Falls, Fjords and Faroe Islands" cruise from Dover UK (July 18). Arriving from Akureyri Iceland, it docked at Festningskaien Terminal.

The day-long festivities in Bergen included quayside live music performances (marching drummers, singers, music bands), onboard entertainment (afternoon show, open deck party, live band music), onboard treasure hunt, "‘water cannon" send–off show as all Fred Olsen ships were leaving the port.

All four Fred Olsen ships visit Bergen every year since 1997. Following the "fleet meet" day, Balmoral continued to Flam, both Black Watch and Braemar to Eidfjord, Boudicca - to Alesund.

Bergen cruise terminal

Most cruise ships in Bergen Havn dock at the Skolten cruise port (Vagen Harbor). From here it is a 5-min walking distance (along the waterfront) to the Bryggen (aka Tyskebryggen) docking area.

Port Bergen (Skolten cruise ship terminal)

Larger cruise ships often dock at Dokken port, located to the west of the Fish Market (large outdoor market selling seafood, fruits and vegetables). Complimentary shuttle buses operate from Dokken Port to the city center (walking distance is around 20 min).

Port Bergen (Dokken cruise ship terminal)

The following map of Port Bergen shows the cruise terminals and their berths locations, as well as the port's anchorage area. If all berths are occupied, the additional vessel is anchored there and its passengers are transported via tender boats.

Bergen cruise port map

Bergen is the southern turnaround port of the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila Shipping (4 ships)..Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northboaund "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island)Kirkenes (turnaround port).

Bergen tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Hjeltefjorden
  • Ulriken Cable Car
  • Edvard Grieg Museum
  • Bergen Aquarium
  • Bryggen Wharf
  • Mt Floyen

Bergen cruise port videos

Port Bergen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bergen, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
1 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
2 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
2 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
2 May, 2019
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
3 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
3 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
3 May, 2019
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAsol10:0018:00
4 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
4 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
4 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
5 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
5 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
6 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
6 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
7 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
7 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
8 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
8 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
8 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
9 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
9 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
9 May, 2019
Thursday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAaura08:0018:00
10 May, 2019
Friday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineVentura
10 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
10 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
10 May, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
10 May, 2019
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAsol10:0018:00
11 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
11 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
12 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
12 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
13 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
13 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
14 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
14 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Nature07:00
14 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Midnatsol
14 May, 2019
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineArcadia
14 May, 2019
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAsol08:0017:00
15 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
15 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
15 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Nature07:00
15 May, 2019
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Pearl12:0021:00
16 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
16 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
16 May, 2019
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
16 May, 2019
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0017:00
17 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
17 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
18 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
18 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
19 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
19 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
20 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
20 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
20 May, 2019
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSapphire Princess10:0018:00
20 May, 2019
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla10:0020:00
21 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
21 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
21 May, 2019
Tuesday
Cruise and Maritime Voyages Cruises cruise lineCMV Magellan07:0016:00
21 May, 2019
Tuesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Zenith09:0009:00
21 May, 2019
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineArtania10:0018:00
22 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
22 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
22 May, 2019
Wednesday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Boreal
22 May, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 508:0017:00
23 May, 2019
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
23 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
23 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
23 May, 2019
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
24 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
24 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
24 May, 2019
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAsol08:0017:00
25 May, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sun
25 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Midnatsol
25 May, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
25 May, 2019
Saturday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral
26 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
26 May, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
26 May, 2019
Sunday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAvita07:0017:00
27 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
27 May, 2019
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sky
27 May, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
27 May, 2019
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Getaway07:0017:00
28 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
28 May, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
28 May, 2019
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineArtania08:0023:00
28 May, 2019
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Poesia12:0019:00
29 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
29 May, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
29 May, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection07:0016:00
29 May, 2019
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas09:0019:00
29 May, 2019
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Zenith10:0010:00
30 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
30 May, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
30 May, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
30 May, 2019
Thursday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral
30 May, 2019
Thursday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 408:0017:00
30 May, 2019
Thursday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmera08:0017:00
31 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
31 May, 2019
Friday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineVentura
31 May, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
31 May, 2019
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam10:0020:00
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The Bergen cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Bergen, Norway.

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