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“Summer” events

Don’t let the weather confuse you, it is Summertime despite the rain and the grey. Although, maybe it’s finally shaping up a little better, now? I do not know personally, I’m writing this post early, as I will be out of town this week.


Doesn’t look too promising, not that weather predictions are full-proof. Image:


If you’re one of those students who, like me, is staying in Bergen (mostly) rather than heading back to your country of origin, you might need something fun to do (to distract you from that residency-renewal-related-stress-disorder). Of course there are always mountains to hike, and there are fjords to swim in if the weather ever warms, but what other going-ons might you partake of in Bergen in the summer?

If you missed Bergenfest, Market Day, and Study Bergen’s Student Night Hike last weekend, don’t worry! There are still events to attend in Bergen (that don’t necessarily depend on nice weather):



Norwegian Military Band, Image:

Norwegian Military Band, see link for concert times, 17/06/2015 – 19/06/2015
Bergenhus Festning, 5003 Bergen

Troldhaugen Concerts, see link for dates and times
held at Edvard Grieg’s former home, now the Edvard Grieg Museum
Troldhaugvegen 65
5232 Paradis-Bergen

Summer Concerts at Mount Fløyen
prices vary, 23/06/2015 – 20/08/2015, see link for times
Concerts held at Fløien Folkerestaurant


Contemporary concert options include Norwegian band, Fjorden BabyStingMetallica; a rapper/songwriter Bergen native named Lars VaularSilje NergaardJudah & The LionBrit Floyd (“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show”), and many more.

Click here to check out what bands are in town.
Or take a look at upcoming bands at popular music venues, such as Hulen, USF,  or The Garage.


On top of Fløyen Image:


Scissors for a Brush – Karen Bit Vejle
Large scale paper-cut artwork.
kr 35.00 (student ticket), 21/03/2015 – 04/10/2015, see link for hours
Bryggens Museum
Dreggsalmenning 3, 5003 Bergen

Familiar Structures 
Glass-medium artist, Maria Koshenkova’s exhibition
Free, 23/05/2015 – 27/06/2015, see link for times
S12 Galleri og Verksted
Skostredet 12, 5017 Bergen

Soft Monuments
Textile art of Norway
22/05/2015 – 30/09/2015, daily 11:00-17:00
KODE Kunstmuseene i Bergen
Rasmus Meyers allé 7
5015 Bergen

Look for more art exhibitions here. 


20101104 kuvasuunnittelutoimisto Keksi, Fiskars, Tampere, norjalais-tanskalainen psaligrafi eli paperitaiteilija Karen Bit Vejl. Verkaranta. Kuva: Marjaana Malkamäki

Photo: Marjana Malkamäki, retrieved from:




Free, Wednesdays, 07/01/2015 – 24/06/2015, 17:30-18:30
Nordnes Bydelshus, 2.etg.
Klosteret 2, 5005 Bergen

Dru Yoga Classes, kr 100, Fridays, 15/05/2015 – 31/07/2015,
Comfort Hotel Holberg
Strandgaten 190, 5004 Bergen




Look for more movement, or any type of event, here.



Do you have recommendations for or questions about types of events happening in Bergen? Feel free to comment!

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