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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