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View of Nordnes (left) and Vågen from Fløyen
View of Nordnes (left) and Vågen from Fløyen
Nickname(s): Nordnes
Country  Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality Bergen
Borough Bergenhus
 • Total 0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,817
 • Density 9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
  As an unofficial area the population can't be fully determined
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Nordnes has several dense clusters of wooden houses and narrow alleys.

Nordnes is a peninsula and neighbourhood in the city centre of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The 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 Nykirken is the church located in this neighborhood.

The neighbourhood 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[edit]

Recreation areas include Nordnes Park and the Ballast Pier (Ballast-bryggen[1]).

One of the main recreation activities the locals do at Nordnes, is visiting the "Nordnes sjøbad"(Nordnes-sjøbad[2]). This is an outdoor swimming facility with a heated pool and possibility to swim in the fjord. The "Nordnes sjøbad" is open from 18 May to 1 September.


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