Bergen Weather July Averages, Norway
What's the Weather like in Bergen in July
July is the hottest month in Bergen but perhaps warm would be a better word. The average temperature is only 15°C. The daytime average will reach 18°C and nights cool down to a mild 12°C. The hottest temperature recorded in Bergen in July was 31.8°C.
Rainfall totals continue to rise in July. The average rainfall amount is 160mm over 19 days of precipitation. The chances of precipitation in July stay fairly constant at 45%.
There are an average of seven hours of sunshine every day in Bergen in July. The days are long, between 18 hours 52 minutes and 17 hours 1 minute, but you'll encounter mostly cloudy skies 55% of the time.
The average relative humidity in Bergen in July is 80% throughout the month. Rising temperatures through the end of July, combined with rain, may make the air feel slightly humid at times. But it will still be comfortable most of the time.
Winds average 3.0 m/s throughout July in Bergen. Winds are equally out of the north, south, and west, with small periods of easterly winds.
The sea temperature around Bergen is significantly warmer in July than it is in winter, averaging 14°C.
Even though it's summer in Bergen you'll need to bring warm clothes and heavy raingear. The monthly rainfall totals of 160mm will soak you through unless you have a heavy raincoat, appropriate pants, footwear, and an umbrella. Nights cool down to the point where you'll still want a sweater. Days may warm up to where you could wear a short sleeve shirt. The dress style you'll find in Bergen is smart-casual. Check the Bergen 14-day forecast before you start packing for a better picture of the weather.
Bergen Hotels in July
Clarion Hotel Admiral
The Clarion Hotel Admiral is a plush four-star hotel right on the waterfront of Bergen harbor. The hotel is in a refurbished warehouse and 210 rooms capable of accommodating everyone from singles in single beds to families of four in larger suites. The modest rooms feature premium bedding, modern furnishings, and granite bathrooms. Clarion Hotel Admiral has one restaurant and bar located on a terrace that juts out over the water, serving a delicious international menu. The restaurant is open all day and hotel guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast here. The hotel is close to the fish market, Bergen aquarium, science center, and Bryggen wharf.
Hotel Park Bergen
Hotel Park Bergen is a cozy family-run hotel housed in an historic Victorian-style building from the 19th century. This critically acclaimed three-star hotel is located next to beautiful Nygard Park and is only a ten-minute walk from the Bergen train station. Hotel accommodations include 35 airy rooms with classic Scandinavian décor. There are also studio apartments available for long-term guests. All guests will be treated to a complimentary breakfast, which is served in a bright dining room. Hotel Park Bergen's staff offers a personalized experience and will help you make the most of your time in Bergen.
Magic Hotel Korskirken
Magic Hotel Korskirken is an edgy modern hotel situated in Bergen's central historic area. The hotel features 90 cozy rooms decorated in an eclectic modern Scandinavian style. All rooms feature free WiFi and satellite TV. A complimentary breakfast is included for all guests, served in one of their many restaurants. There is a unique indoor bar street inside the hotel, where you'll find a cocktail bar, nightclub, and Italian restaurant. The hotel is next to the fish market and is within walking distance of the Floyen funicular, Bergenhus Fortress, and Bryggen wharf.
Steens Hotel is a modest three-star accommodation next to Nygard Park. This bed & breakfast-style hotel features 21 cozy rooms with private bathrooms and free WiFi; most rooms overlook the park. The hotel itself is situated in a charming 19th-century mansion and the hotel today maintains the same old-world charm with warm wood tones and classic furniture. The complimentary breakfast is served in their casual dining area; you also have a number of other restaurants and cafes to choose from in the immediate vicinity. The staff here is known for their outstanding hospitality.
Beaches in Bergen in July
Helleneset is a popular swimming spot 15km from Bergen, about 15 minutes by bus. This isn't a beach, as there aren't any real beaches near Bergen, but it's a good place to sunbathe and take a dip in the North Sea on a warm day. There is also a small swimming pool, diving board, showers, and bathroom facility. The area is rather rocky but you can still find a small spot to lay out, catch some sun, and eat your lunch.
Bars and Restaurants
One of the best Norwegian restaurants in Bergen is Colonialen Restaurant, located just a couple blocks north of Lille Lungegaardsvannet park. Colonialen is in a modern building to match their modern Norwegian cuisine and also offers seating in their garden area. The restaurant has a casual food & wine room adjoining their main dining room, where you'll find an exceptional rotating menu comprised of seasonal ingredients. Like most restaurants in Bergen, Colonialen's menu is heavy with seafood but also features other plates. On their tasting menu you'll find scallops, shrimp, mackerel, barley chicken, and dumplings. Wine pairings are available for the tasting menus. Colonialen Restaurant is open at 6PM Tuesday through Friday and 1PM on Saturday.
Bergen does have one Brazilian steakhouse, the Brasilia Bergen. This all-you-can-eat experience is located in central Bergen. All you have to do is choose your side items from the buffet and the main courses come to you all night long. The green side of the coaster on your table will signal the servers to come over with skewers of tender steak, pork, and chicken. Flip the coaster to the red side when you're done and enjoy your cocktails. Brasilia Bergen is open Monday from 4PM to 10PM, Tuesday through Thursday from 4PM to 11PM, Friday & Saturday from 4PM to midnight, and Sunday from 3PM to 10PM. Reservations are accepted.
Naboen Pub & Restaurant
A great late-night dining option in central Bergen is the Naboen Pub & Restaurant. The casual dining room is great for large groups and children. Dinner menu items include caviar, smoked fish, Arctic char with pumpkin cream, confit pork cheek with quinotto, and beef fillet with grilled vegetables. Naboen also has set menus available for you to choose from. You'll find great craft cocktails, along with a large draft beer and wine selection at Naboen. Naboen is open Monday through Thursday from 4PM to midnight, Friday & Saturday from 4PM to 2AM, and Sunday from 4PM to 11PM.
Apollon Platebar is a fun fusion of album shop and bar. Their rustic rock & roll interior features a bar area across from boxes of CDs, vinyl, and other albums. They have a great selection of Norwegian draft beer and wine, as well as serving various coffee drinks. The interior is rather small and not great for large groups. Every so often they feature live music on their small stage where local bands can get some exposure. Apollon Platebar is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 12:30AM and Sunday from noon until 12:30 AM.
Things to do in Bergen in July
Bryggen Medieval Wharf
Bryggen is one of Bergen's most photographed and most recognized areas. The neighborhood was established in the 12th century and has gone through many cycles of destruction and rebuilding, mostly by fire. Today Bryggen is on UNESCO's World Heritage Site List. Walking through Bryggen is truly walking through time; the narrow cobbled streets were once the headquarters of the Hanseatic League trade empire. In these buildings today you'll find delicious restaurants, cozy cafes, and shops selling handcrafted items from a variety of trades. The Bryggens Hanseatic Museum is also a popular attraction, showcasing the various archeological finds around Bergen throughout the centuries.
One of Norway's most recognized natural landmarks is Hardanger Fjord. This fjord is 80km south of Bergen, is the second longest fjord in Norway, and the fourth longest fjord in the world. There are numerous outdoor activities near Hardanger Fjord. The more adventurous can go river rafting, glacier exploring, and paragliding. You can also just sit on a boat and relax while the captain takes you through the 900m-tall cliffs and waterfalls. There are also a number of hikes in the area suitable for all abilities and time constraints. Some of the villages around Hardanger Fjord also offer lodging options if you want to make a night of it.
One of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen is Ulriken, climbing 643m above the city right below it. Many people visit the top of Ulriken just for the spectacular views, but there's also a good restaurant on top and exploring the mountain is a great way to exercise. There are a few ways to the top; the most difficult is probably by hiking. You can hike directly to the top of Ulriken or take a trail from the top of nearby Mt. Floyen. You can also take the cable car to the top, which runs every day from 9AM to 9PM. After taking the cable car you can hike over to Mt. Floyen and take the funicular down, or just stay at Ulriken and admire the surrounding area through the provided telescopes.
The Bergen aquarium is wonderful way to spend half the day on Nordnes peninsula. This aquarium houses over 300 species in 60 different tanks, including some non-marine animals too. The smaller tanks inside the aquarium feature a variety of small fish and marine invertebrates while the larger outdoor pools feature sea lions, penguins, and crocodiles. The aquarium has a regular schedule for animal shows, feedings, and interactions with visitors. You'll also find some monkeys at the Bergen aquarium also. This is a great place to learn about the sea life that sustains the people of Norway. The aquarium is open daily from 9AM to 6PM in July.