Opus XVI

When it comes to Bergen stays, this is our top recommendation. Opus XVI is an excellent base for 2-3 days of exploration, before starting or continuing your road trip through the nation’s fjord spoils beyond.

Stay at Opus XVI

Amid Bergen’s vibrant harbour and Viking history, is a great establishment honouring history at an unhurried pace. Arrive into a towering grand hall of marble pillars, an original feature from the building’s time as the city’s largest bank. Notice details that tell the tale of Edvard Grieg, the famed Norwegian composer from whom the hotel gets its name.Learn more about the boutique’s musical heritage. By doing so, you’ll get to know the town’s authentic soul. Step out for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, with its berry-red wooden shops and artisan stalls. Take a ride up the funicular railway, where views become all the more mesmerising. Then, return to Opus XVI for its renowned afternoon tea. Warm brew in hand, you reflect on your wanderings to the strum of soothing jazz chords.


Based in the heart of Bergen on Vågsallmenningen Plaza, the hotel boasts a stellar position, putting you mere steps away from the city’s best delights. The town is also a great gateway to Norway’s stunning fjords.


Within the historic property, you’ll find 65 luxurious rooms. Each is individually designed with modern comforts, though entry level rooms can be as small as 16m2. For adequate space and general ease, we suggest booking a suite. Spanning across two floors, the Peer Gynt suite is a fine opportunity to splurge.

Who is it for

Couples will relish the elegant ambience afforded at this highly central base. All abodes are one-bedroom, however connecting rooms for families or groups are available. That being said, there aren’t really any child-dedicated amenities.

Facilities & activities

The restaurant hosts a lovely afternoon tea on the weekends, often accompanied by live jazz. Though spa facilities are lacking, there is a fitness centre. Exploration is quenched via walking tours, fjord cruises, cultural encounters and more.

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