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Bergen - How to spend 1 1/2 days

We will be flying into Bergen arriving in afternoon. Have one and 0ne/Half days there and then we continue to Flam and then Oslo.
What are the favorites to see and do from in Bergen? Any short day trips? What about renting a car for the day?

Also is it worth buying the Bergen card for this amount of time?

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I used the RS book as well as Trip Advisor. If you are going in summer season the Rick- suggested English guided tour of the small historic area was excellent. As well, it provided an overview of the museums and the opportunity to re- enter them later. Depending how much of a history buff you are, you could easily spend a couple hours after the tour. I was there in July and walked down from the funicular after admiring the view. Again, assuming summer visit, you could do that later in the evening. I also went to the Kode Museum(s) to see the Munch and Kittelsen. I believe you can take tours by boat of varying lengths. For me 1 and 1/2 days was just right. Travel is subjective, be sure to do your own research! For example, I have no interest in restaurants!

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Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most famous composer has a house just outside the town that would be a nice side trip. When we were there we took the Bryggen tour of the museum and Hanseatic area. We also went up the funicular and walked through the fish market.
In Flam, an absolute highlight of our time in Norway, was the Flamsbana train to Myrdal, we rented bikes and did the gravity bike ride back to Flam through some of the most gorgeous scenery I have ever seen!

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We did a great walking tour of the city that included the Funiclar.

Also, you might want to do a Fjord cruise.

Bergen is very walkable, not sure what the card entails.

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No need to rent a car, plenty to do in Bergen proper. Take the funicular up the hill for a view and a nice walk. Go even if the weather is yucky - still very pretty. Get up early to take photos of the historic wharf area uncrowded. We had a great moderately priced meal at Naboen restaurant (basement bar is cozy). Can't comment on the Bergen Card, other than it looks like many of the attractions are just discounted with the card. Price out what you think you might visit to see if it pencils out.