How Safe Is Bergen for Travel?

Bergen, Norway
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Bergen is the second-largest city located on the west coast of Norway which is also known as the “city of seven mountains”, due to the fact that it is surrounded only by mountains.

The city is considered to be the international center for aquaculture, shipping, subsea technology as well as a national point of tourism, higher education, and finance.

Bergen tourist information point is highly ranked, which means that you can easily get there all necessary information related to tours, excursions as well as famous destinations that you can visit by yourself.

Warnings & Dangers in Bergen

Overall Risk


Only if taking into account all precautions measures there is a place for claiming that this is a safe place for you as a tourist. You should behave as everywhere in the world with caution and as a result, you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is very developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are claimed to be very safe. However, it is claimed that touristic destinations are located within walking distance.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are no considerable natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you negatively.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel some pressure on your choice from an unknown party it is advisable to report this immediately and get rid of them as soon as possible.

Women Travelers Risk


This is definitely a safe place for solo traveling women as their people are considered to be open-minded and tending to reduce discrimination as much as possible.

So... How Safe Is Bergen Really?

Taking into account almost all perspectives it can be claimed that Bergen is safe, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.

Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate around the fish market and Bryggen areas, therefore, keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.

Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.

Even if it is claimed to be a very safe destination there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night not to be visited, however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.

These could be easily found out at the Information point of the city together with other vital information that will make you safely enjoy your trip.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Bergen Compare?

CitySafety Index
Brussels (Belgium)60
Shanghai (China)66
Belize City (Belize)37

Useful Information

  • Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
  • Currency - The local currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Weather - Bergen has a mild, but generally warm and temperate weather with significant rainfall throughout the year.
  • Airports - Bergen airport is an international airport located in the city that operates a wide range of flights which is considered a result of the second busiest airport in the country.
  • Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination, therefore, Bergen is not an exception.
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Bergen Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 2° C
Feb 2° C
Mar 4° C
Apr 6° C
May 11° C
Jun 14° C
Jul 15° C
Aug 15° C
Sep 12° C
Oct 9° C
Nov 5° C
Dec 3° C
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2 Reviews on Bergen

  1. A safe, clean and special city

    Bergen is very safe in my opinion. Of course you have to be careful and exercise caution and not expose valuables. But this goes for any other place in the world. Clean air from all the mountains and a lot of places to visit make this a wonderful place for a longer trip alone or with friends. It also seems like a good place to relax and unwind especially if you live in a bigger city and need to get some peace and quiet.

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    Lasse Borch says:

    Outrageous to have pickpocketing as a medium risk. This might be the safest city in Europe.

Rated 5 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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