The combination of nature and urban living makes the Bergen Region unique, and offers the region’s inhabitants numerous exciting activities.
Bergen has a great concert scene, and attracts many international performers. There are many good concert venues, both in- and outdoors, which have hosted artists like The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Rihanna. The Bergen Region also hosts several music festivals, not only in the city centre but also in the municipalities.
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The theatre and art scene
Bergen offers a rich theatre and arts scene, across different venues all year round. Amongst the offers are:
- Den Nationale Scene – Norway’s oldest theatre
- Carte Blanche – A professional ballet ensemble
- Bergen International Festival – The largest festival of its kind in the Nordic countries, offering art in all shapes and forms: music, theater, dance, opera and visual art
- Bergen International Film Festival – A film feststival held every autumn
Nature and recreation
Greater Bergen has reason to be proud of its fjords and mountains, not only providing a beautiful backdrop but also facilitating a great variety of exciting outdoor activities all year round. Living in the Greater Bergen, you are in close proximity to nature no matter where you choose to settle, a great perk of living in the region. Spectacular hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, watersports, climbing and skiing, as well as a variety of extreme sports are some of the activities offered in the region. For inspiration check out Bergen Base Camp. The region even hosts its own Extreme Sport Week each June.
If you are more prone to watch sports rather than participating yourself, the Greater Bergen can offer many different sporting events. The most famous sporting team in the region is our football club SK Brann, but one can also enjoy handball, basketball, volleyball and swimming to name a few.