Bergen

Ready for a breath of pure, Norwegian air? Join us on our next stop, Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and a delightful stopover destination on the MSC Northern European cruise itinerary.

A jewel city among seven sweeping hills and stunning fjords

Ready for a breath of pure, Norwegian air? Join us on our next stop, Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and a delightful stopover destination on the MSC Northern European cruise itinerary.

A jewel of a city set among seven sweeping hills and stunning fjords, Bergen is a lively university town, steeped in culture. The city is pleasantly compact, great for easy, accessible sightseeing, with an attractive warren of cobbled streets punctuated with leafy, green and areas perfect for rest and relaxation.
If you love the great outdoors, Norway – and Bergen in particular - is the ideal holiday spot for you. Nature-lovers should have their walking boots at the ready, join us on a special trekking tour package that takes in the harbor town of Bryggen with its pretty wooden buildings and a forest hike, all rounded off with a photo opportunity and panoramic view from Floein Mount.

If you fancy a spot of sightseeing, leave your luxury MSC cruise ship in dock and benefit from the best deals on Bergen’s sights; take part in a relaxing city tour by coach which takes in Bryggen as well as Bergen’s colorful waterfront buildings that ooze quaint appeal.

Alternatively, transport yourself from the ship to the air… we have an extra special activity in the form of a flying tour which will take you over the city of Bergen and the surrounding sea, mountains, fjords and glaciers – sure to be a thrilling highlight of your Norwegian vacation.

Cruise to Bergen - Norway - Northen Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


The port is within walking distance (15 minutes) from the town. Shuttle buses and public transportation are available.

Port average temperature

Bergen features a temperate oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and cool summers. Despite being so far north, Bergen's weather is relatively mild. In the winter, Bergen is one of the warmest cities in Norway, thanks to the Gulf Stream. The city is located further north than St. Petersburg, yet winters are much warmer in Bergen than St. Petersburg. Bergen experiences plentiful rainfall, with annual precipitation measuring 2,250 mm on average. This is because the city is surrounded by mountains that cause moist North Atlantic air to undergo orographic lift, which yields abundant rainfall. Rain fell every day between 29 October 2006 and 21 January 2007, 85 consecutive days.

In Bergen, precipitation is plentiful and heavy rain can happen at any time of the year. The highest temperature ever recorded was 31.8 °C, a record that dates back to 1947. The lowest ever recorded is -16.3 °C, in 1987. The high precipitation is often used in the marketing of the city, and figures to a degree on postcards sold in the city. For a period of time there were umbrella vending machines in the city, but these did not turn out to be a success.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.
BERGENMonths
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Average high °C335813151616131063
Average low °C-1-1---1581010751---
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