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Bergen - Explore Bergen’s UNESCO World Heritage site ‘Bryggen’ on this walk through medieval times

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Explore Bergen’s UNESCO World Heritage site ‘Bryggen’ on this walk through medieval times

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(205 reviews)
Bergen Port and Bryggen, Bergen, Norway
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

On this walk, we’ll start on the spot where Bergen was founded in 1070 and make our way through the original royal palace. Today this area is the Bergen Fortress, but 800 years ago it was where Norway was governed while Bergen was the capital. After leaving the fortress, we’ll venture onto Bryggen, which means wharf in English, the original settlement of Bergen. Bergen was founded in 1070 as Scandinavia’s first commercial city, and it is here on this stretch of 1km (0.6 mi) that the centre of trade in Scandinavia was until the 16th century. Originally settled by Norwegian merchants, the area is perhaps most famous for being one of the main places the Hanseatic League, a German merchant organisation, traded. We’ll navigate our way through these narrow alleys and learn about the old trade structure here. Emma is a licensed tour guide living in Bergen, Norway. Originally from Australia, Emma fell in love with both the city (and a Norwegian!) and moved to Bergen in 2015. She has been a guide ever since. In addition to providing walking tours of Bergen, Emma also does guide tours throughout Norway and Finland. Emma runs her own business called I Love Bergen, which gives customized walking tours of Bergen. Her tours focus on unique aspects of history, culture, architecture, and stories of everyday life.


Meet Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim

Emma is a licensed tour guide living in Bergen, Norway. Originally from Australia, Emma fell in love with both the city (and a Norwegian!) and moved to Bergen in 2015. She has been a guide ever since. In addition to providing walking tours of Bergen, Emma also does guide tours throughout Norway and Finland. Emma runs her own business called I Love Bergen, which gives customized walking tours of Bergen. Her tours focus on unique aspects of history, culture, architecture, and stories of everyday life. When she’s not working, Emma loves knitting, old Hollywood movies, hiking, and attempting to bake. She has completely fallen in love with Norway and hopes you will too!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Bergen with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Bergen. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Paul A.

13 October 2021

It was interesting to be able to take a close up look at Bergen's Bryggen area during the course of this tour with Emma, and to learn about the influence of the Hanseatic League on the economic life of the city. "Tusen takk" to Emma for sharing her time and local knowledge with those who took part in the tour today!

Dale (Upstate NY) M.

11 October 2021

Emma is very knowledgeable and was very interactive with the group. She is very personable and I hope to catch more tours with her.

Joy N.

10 October 2021

So much history in this place. Thanks for sharing it.

Christina W.

10 October 2021

Thank you, Emma, for a wonderful tour!

Mandy O.

09 October 2021

Very good tour of Bergen, pretty northern town. Emma presented it very well. She is a great guide.


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