Guided tours of Bergen and its surroundings are big business and the tourist office has a flood of details. In the city itself, the most popular choice is City Sightseeing Bergen’s On&Off Sightseeing Bus, which takes in all the central sights, including the aquarium and Torget (every 30min; 150kr; t97 78 18 88, wcitysightseeing-bergen.net). Troldhaugen and Fantoft stave church are also on many guided tours, including those offered by Norled (May–Sept 1 daily; 350kr; t55 23 88 87, wnorled.no).

There are lots of fjord sightseeing trips too, with Fjord Tours (wfjord-tours.com), one of the leading companies, offering a wide range of tours including “Norway in a Nutshell” and the whirlwind “Hardanger in a Nutshell” (May–Oct 1 daily; 10hr; 820kr). A further, rather more economical option is Rødne Fjord Cruise’s Hurtigbåt passenger express boat excursion from Bergen to Rosendal and its manor house (May–Sept 1–2 daily; 7.5hr; 500kr; t51 89 52 70, wrodne.no). All tours can be booked either direct with the company concerned or at Bergen tourist office.

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