Visit Bergen Art Museum
Spread across four separate sites, Kode – The Art Museums of Bergen is one of Scandinavia’s most comprehensive collections of art and design. Kode also manages the open-to-the-public former homes of composers Ole Bull, Harald Sæverud and Edvard Grieg, which between them put on more than 400 concerts each year.
Kode 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in central Bergen, and house more than 50,000 objects in their permanent collections, including works by Edvard Munch, JC Dahl and Nikolai Astrup.
You’ll also be able to see regularly changing temporary exhibitions as well as a separate department dedicated to contemporary art. Children can enjoy the children’s art museum, KunstLab, which features hands-on workshops and a unique art laboratory.
Hotels near Bergen Art Museum
The four Bergen Art Museum buildings are alongside the pretty Lille Lungegård lake in central Bergen, so the majority of the city’s hotels are within a convenient distance. Immediately to the east is the downtown area with Torgallmennigen Square, Den Nationale Scene theatre and the Galleriet Shopping centre. And in this popular area, you’ll find a several places to stay, from laid-back budget hotels and mid-range chains to luxury accommodation from the likes of Radisson Blu and Nordic Choice.
A few minutes’ walk away is the Bryggen old wharf district, the fish market and the Floibanen Funicular, three of the most popular attractions in Bergen. The hotels around here tend to fall into the middle and upper-end of the market, including some independent options housed in buildings of historical note.
Book a Stay and Explore Bergen
Many visitors use Bergen as a jumping off point for exploring the western fjords. Even on a short visit, it’s possible to get a feel for the region on one of the many boat trips that depart the city daily. One of the most popular trips includes a ride on the scenic Bergen–Voss railway then a bus journey to the village of Ulvik, where you embark on a boat trip along the Hardangerfjord. The boat disembarks at the village of Eidfjord, where a waiting bus will return you to Bergen and your centrally located hotel.