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Things to do in Bergen

Kode kunstmuseer og komponisthjem


Foto: Thor Brødreskift

Among Bergen's treasures, you will find the Kode art museums and composer homes, offering a unique insight into Norwegian and international art. Explore our suggestions for things to do in Bergen this summer, with a focus on art and culture.



1. Visit Lysverket

This summer in Tårnsalen at Lysverket, artist Hanne Friis creates an enchanting display with her sculptures, made from one kilometer of fabric in different colors. These artworks are specially made for Tårnsalen and are sure to impress visitors. They are shaped from shimmering nylon organza, a delicate fabric often used in fashion creations, and will reflect the changing Bergen weather outside in various shades.

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In the same building, you can also enjoy an exclusive gourmet experience at the Michelin-starred restaurant Lysverket.

At Lysverket, you can enjoy both culinary experiences and artistic gems, all under the same roof.

Rasmus Meyer

From the Rasmus Meyer exhibiton

2. Rasmus Meyer: Discover Munch, Astrup and other famous artists

The exhibition "Composition for the Left Hand," featuring works from both Kode and Erling Kagge's collections, will be available until June 9th. After this period, the original Rasmus Meyer collection will fill the entire building. Here, you can immerse yourself in works by renowned artists such as J.C. Dahl, Christian Krohg, Harriet Backer, and Nikolai Astrup.

Permanenten Bergen


3. Permanenten: Modern and traditional art

Until June 9th, the second half of the exhibition "Composition for the Left Hand" is on display. The exhibition features a wide range of artworks from various periods and styles, catering to diverse tastes and interests, from historical to modern art.

Additionally, at Permanenten, we host workshops every week where both children and adults can express their creative sides. Check out our calendar for more information and dates.


Hjemmet til Edvard Grieg

4. Troldhaugen: Experience the home of Edvard Grieg

Add a visit to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. In addition to exploring the villa and its beautiful gardens, you can also enjoy one of the many summer concerts held almost every day in the Troldsalen. This is a unique opportunity to experience Grieg's music in an intimate and charming setting.

Lysøen - Ole Bull's summer villa

5. Take a boat trip to Lysøen: Ole Bull's villa

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to Lysøen, an idyllic island outside Bergen, known for housing Ole Bull's villa, one of the most remarkable historical properties in Norway. Bull's villa, now a museum, designed by architect Conrad Fredrik von der Lippe, is one of Norway's most characteristic artist residences, built in Moorish style with historical features.

The museum is currently closed for rehabilitation, but you can still enjoy the island's peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty by taking a stroll along the trails or relaxing on the beach. A trip to Lysøen not only provides insight into Ole Bull's life and legacy but also an opportunity to experience a great nature adventure.

Whether you're interested in art, music, or nature, you'll find something that appeals to you.

So plan your visit today and experience the best of Bergen this summer!