Welcome to Bergen and Knarvik

Welcome to Knarvik the center of region Nordhordland. Knarvik is situated north of Bergen – only 25 minuites from the center of Bergen. You’re welcome to come and enjoy what Norhordland has to offer on land and sea - you will find it an enriching experience! Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

You’ll find more information about Nordhordland here.

You’ll find more information about Bergen here.



Our hotel sponsor will offer special prices for overnight accommodation.
Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge Thon Hotel Bristol and Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is located within a short walk from the transportation area – bus stop for the Knarvik destination. If you want to combine the participation at the Great Fjord Run with a weekendtrip along the West Coasts magnificent fjords and mountains, we recommend Thon Hotel Sandven. This hotel is located one hour drive from Bergen.

Use the list below, and click on the preferred hotel to read more about the hotels.

Click HERE to go directly to the booking site with special The Great Fjord Run prices


Thon Hotel Orion (former Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge) is centrally located on Bergen’s scenic waterfront, and is a great option for budget-conscious travellers looking for comfortable and convenient lodgings. The hotel is within walking distance to Torgalmenningen (the main town square), the Fløibanen funicular, and many other of the city’s sights. Parts of the hotel are under renovation. The free transportation buses departs from this hotel on Saturday the 2nd of September and Sunday the 3rd of September. Please check the information on free transportation.


Thon Hotel Bristol in Bergen is conveniently located in Bergen city centre, 20 km from Bergen’s Flesland Airport. The hotel is just steps away from Torgalmenningen, the main square of Bergen, the active waterfront, and the fish market. The hotel is a great base for shopping excursions or for enjoying Bergen city centre’s bustling nightlife. The hotel also arranges conferences.


Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen is a newly refurbished conference hotel in the heart of Bergen city centre. At Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen, we emphasise those little extra touches that help to make your stay especially pleasant – like plush bathrobes and Bose stereo systems in every room. An evening meal is included in the cost of your room.


First established in 1857, Thon Hotel Sandven is a venerable historic hotel steeped in tradition. The hotel is situated in scenic surroundings, perched on the edge of the fjord in central Norheimsund, scarcely an hour’s drive from Bergen.



To get to Knarvik you can go by car, taxi, boat or bus. Our partner Tide offers public bus service. In addition to this we offer free transportattion by bus on Saturday the 1st of September and Sunday the 2nd of September.

To see the timetables forpublic bus service click here.

Page 8 – From Bergen center to Knarvik (Saturday)

Page 7 – From Knarvik to Bergen center (Saturday)

Page 10 – From Bergen center to Knarvik (Sunday)

Page 9 – From Knarvik to Bergen center (Sunday)

View from Fløyen

View from Fløyen

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen, 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the lower station from where the cruise ships dock. The journey up to Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes about 5–8 minutes.

The journey is an experience in itself, and at the top you can enjoy fantastic views of Bergen. Check out the view right now from our webcam of Bergen seen from Fløyen.

There are endless opportunities for walks on Fløyen, and you will also find Fløistuen Shop and Café for a quick bite and a coffee, Fløien Folkerestaurant open seasonally, and the best children’s playground in Bergen. The funicular runs daily, all year round, from early morning to late evening (check our departure times).