Bergen Classic

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Bergen Sentrum

Adult

850NOK

(18+yrs)

Child

750

(17-yrs)

Group size limited to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Prices shown in NOK includes tax but excludes booking fees. All sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets must be purchased by 9am for today's tour(s).

In just 3 hours, explore the remarkable food and culture that define Bergen as an UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!

  • 15 tastings, bites & sips enough for a hearty lunch include a local craft beer tasting, owner interaction, and much more!
  • Escape bustling Bryggen; relax as a local resident shows you the ins and outs of Bergen Sentrum.
  • Make the most of your time; this is the only experience where you can taste the most iconic Bergen dishes in just 3 hours!
  • Walk away with new culinary knowledge, big smiles, full stomachs, and the confidence to explore new areas.

Departs Monday-Saturday; all year round.

Vegetarian substitutions are available at most tastings Tues-Sat. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.

Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.

Tours run rain, shine, or snow. Please dress accordingly.

Small group sizes (8 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience.

Restrooms available throughout experience for your convenience.


What to Expect

Join this 3-hour authentic Bergenser tasting experience. Our tour guides will help you easily navigate through this UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, while you uncover Bergen’s rich food history and culture. You will learn about local ingredients and expert preparations involved in each dish. Discover the background of the chef’s and artisans we visit as well as their influence on Bergen’s evolving food scene.

Stroll through the main streets of Bergen Sentrum which boasts top restaurants, informative museums, and historic landmarks. You’ll cross over the famous Fish Market and conclude at Bryggen, Bergen’s picturesque waterfront.

When visiting Bergen there are leading restaurants that are “must visits” and traditional dishes you must try; this tour is the only one that visits them all. Fjellskål Fisketorget (Bergen-style Smoked Seafood), Trekroneren (Bergen Street Food), Bergenhus Bryggeriet (Local Craft Beer brewed on-site), Bare Vestland (Traditional Bergen Fish Dish) and Sweet Rain (Bergen-inspired Dessert). Not to mention, guests will have the unique opportunity to taste Christopher Håtuft’s modern take on Bergen Fish Soup.

The Bergen Classic is perfect for Bergen natives and visitors interested in expanding their culinary palate and education while tasting well-known Bergen dishes. Whether you’re a Bergenser excited to be a tourist in your own city or visiting for the first time, we guarantee that you will walk way with new gastronomic knowledge, a satisfied appetite, and a greater appreciation for Bergen’s culinary artisans.

*All tours visit 6 local establishments however the locations we visit tend to change depending on the time and date of the booked tour.

 

Escape the tourist areas and enjoy the best places to eat in Bergen Sentrum. Highlights include:

Lysverket

Located in a 1930's art museum, this Michelin Guide recommendation specializes in fresh local seafood, classic cocktails, and using only the most authentic ingredients.

Søstrene Hagelin

Founded in 1929 by the Hagelin sister's, Søstrene Hagelin still continues to serve authentic Norwegian seafood classics from their original 1929 recipes.

Sweet Rain Konditori

Opened in 2016, becoming Bergen's first Pâtisserie featuring decadent cakes and cookies, and savory dishes.

Fjellskål Fisketorget

In 2012, the Fjellskål family opened Fjellskål Fisketorget near the historic fish market. Selling fresh seafood and smoked fish from their very own smokehouse.

Trekroneren

The history of Trekroneren dates back to 1948 and has made itself Bergen's most beloved street food.

Bare Vestland

Serving Norwegian tapas from Western Norway with local and seasonal ingredients since 2015.

Lokalt & Lekkert

Specializes in selling locally crafted traditional Norwegian products made by small producers.

Bryggeriet Microbrewery

Located in historic Zachariasbryggen. Bryggeriet is the first microbrewery located in the Bergen City Centre in 135 years and serves the freshest IPA.


Where to Meet

Meets near Bryggen, Bergen's city centre. The exact meeting location will be provided with ticket purchase.

Meeting Location

Bryggen
Bergen, Norway

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Our food tours include 6 tasting locations including a variety of styles of restaurants, artisan shops, and local hot spots. The Bergen Classic offers a variety of bite-size tastings and drinks such as a wide selection of traditionally smoked seafood (minimum of 5 types), decadent dessert, Norwegian brown cheese, iconic Bergen Fish Soup, reindeer sausage, a traditional potato and fish dish, and a local craft beer tasting.

 

We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians and those who do not drink alcohol, but we CANNOT provide substitutions for any other allergies or dietary preferences. Allergies and preferences must be indicated in the Notes section when purchasing your ticket. You can also email us if you have any questions.

Please notify us of any serious allergies so we can tell you which food(s) to avoid.

Tours generally last 3 hours depending on the tour route, and guests can expect to be standing or walking for some of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide at least four sit-down locations on each food tour for at least 60 minutes resting time.

The Bergen Classic is a relaxed pace tour that is suitable for all fitness levels.

The Bergen Street Art Tour is a 2 hour moderate walking experience. Guests can expect to be standing or walking for all of the time.

Guests will be seated for most of the transportation, guided tour and beer tasting at the 7 Fjell Experience with minimal walking.

The Bergen Classic and Bergen Street Art Tours are only offered in English at this time. The guided microbrewery tour and beer tasting on the 7 Fjell Experience are offered in both English and Norwegian.

Please email info@bergenfoodtours.com or call +47 96044892 if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.

Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in Bergen! Bergen locals often participate to learn about the neighbourhoods where they live and take advantage of knowing the best speciality food store locations, local restaurants, and hidden gems. Consider reviewing our Bergen Food & Dining Blog to learn more about the restaurant and dining scene here in Bergen.

 

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I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It was well worth every penny and we WILL do it again on a return trip.

Laura Llewellyn, Connecticut

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