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View of Nordnes (center) and Vågen from Fløyen
View of Nordnes (center) and Vågen from Fløyen
Country Norway
 • Total0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
 • Total1,817
 • Density9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
 As an unofficial area the population can't be fully determined
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Nordnes is a peninsula and neighbourhood in the city centre of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway.[1]

Nordnes has several dense clusters of wooden houses and narrow alleys

Vågen, Byfjorden, and Puddefjorden surround the peninsula. The Bergen Aquarium is located at the tip of the peninsula. The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and Fredriksberg Fortress are also located on Nordnes. The parish church, Nykirken i Bergen, is located in this neighborhood.[2]

The neighbourhood of Nordnes includes approximately 50% of the peninsula. The neighbourhoods Strandsiden and Verftet, as well as parts of Nøstet, are also located on Nordnes.

Recreation areas include Nordnes Park and the Ballast Pier (Ballastbryggen).[3][4]

One of the main recreation activities is visiting Nordnes sjøbad. This is an outdoor swimming facility with a heated pool and possibility to swim in the fjord. Nordnes sjøbad is open from 18 May to 1 September.[5]


  1. ^ Nina Aldin Thune. "Nordnes". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nykirken i Bergen". Den norske Kirke. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Her kan det oppstå farlige situasjoner
  4. ^ "Ballastbryggen". Bydrift. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Nordnes sjøbad Bergen kommunes

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Coordinates: 60°23′53″N 5°18′30″E / 60.39806°N 5.30833°E / 60.39806; 5.30833