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VIEW OF THE CITY: Bergen seen from Nattlandsfjellet
VIEW OF THE CITY: Bergen seen from Nattlandsfjellet
Bilde: Birgit Kårbø

New in Bergen?

Are you new in or planning to move to Bergen? Here you can find shortcuts to relevant services in the City of Bergen.


Links to Norwegian sites

The links below mainly take you to Norwegian sites, but you can use Google translate to translate the information you need.


Two children playing on the floor
LIFE AT KINDERGARTEN: There are 236 kindergartens in the City of Bergen.
Bilde: Vibeke Blich

Kindergartens in Bergen
Apply for a kindergarten place

Schools, Out of School Clubs (SFO) and Education

Primary and lower secondary schools in Bergen
Apply for a place at an out of school club (SFO)
Skuleportalen.no - upper secondary schools in Bergen (Vestland County Council)
Utdanningibergen.no - higher education in Bergen
Primary and lower secondary education for adults, Bergen Voksenopplæring


Health care worker and elderly person in nursing home
HEALTH CARE SERVICES: The large number of health care employees follow citizens throughout their lives - from child clinic to nursing home.
Bilde: Andrew Buller

Bergen Accident and Emergency Department
The Health Care Agency 
Child clinics and school health service Young person’s clinic (13-23 years)
Nursing homes in Bergen
Bergen Hospital Trust - Haukeland University Hospital 

Social Services

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), Social Services
The Child Welfare Service 


From the children’s department at Loddefjord Library.
BOROUGH LIBRARIES: Bergen Public Library has departments in many boroughs. This is the children’s department at Loddefjord Library.
Bilde: Andrew Buller

Bergen Public Library 
Children’s House of Culture - activities and events for children and families 
Fana House of Culture and Åsane House of Culture - arenas for voluntary cultural life and municipal services
Culture Agency - activities arranged by the city boroughs
Book culture and meeting venues for your activity

Sports and outdoor recreation

View from Sandvikspilen
THE CITY MOUNTAINS: Stoltzekleiven is a natural training area for many people from Bergen. The reward is the stunning view from Sandvikspilen.
Bilde: Vibeke Blich

Sport facilities 
Swimming pools and public outdoor salt water pools 
Bathing spots - bathing temperatures, water quality
The city mountains - about trails, ski track conditions, requirement to keep dogs on a leash, bonfire rules 


Work for the City of Bergen
New tax card
Nokut.no - for assessment and approval of foreign education 
Norwegian Directorate of Immigration - for work and residence permits 

Housing, water, waste disposal and electricity

Buildings in Fjellsiden.
Bergen has many kinds of living environment. Here you see the buildings in Fjellsiden.
Bilde: Nina Blågestad

Municipal rented housing
Municipal housing benefit
Financing - apply for a start-up loan
Useful information from the Planning and Building Agency - regarding building applications and the division of properties into units, etc. 
Water supply - register to be notified about incidents and abnormalities 
Water meter readings
BIR.no - waste disposal in Bergen
BKK.no - main supplier and power grid owner 

Vehicles and public transport

The City Rain in the city centre
BERGEN LIGHT RAIL: Today’s Line 1 runs between Flesland Airport and the city centre.
Bilde: Ann-Kristin Loodtz

Biking in Bergen
The Urban Environment Agency - parking
Bergen Light Rail 
NorledFjord1Skyss - boat and ferry routes
Trains - Vy
Bergen Airport, Flesland 

For foreigners

Bergen læringssenter for Norwegian language and social studies courses
Introduction Centre for Refugees  - responsible for the introduction programme
Medical assistance for foreign citizens - for people who do not have the right to a GP 
Centre for Migration Health  - health care service for refugees, asylum seekers and people who come to Norway through family reunification 
Vestland Immigrant Council  - an umbrella organisation for immigrant organisations
Norwegian Directorate of Immigration- national regulations and application forms 
New in Norway – national website with practical information from public agencies 
(in English, Polish, German, Lithuanian)

Useful overview of the City of Bergen

Swans in Lille Lungegårdsvann.
Swans overwintering in Lille Lungegårdsvann.
Bilde: Nina Blågestad

What’s happening - news from different sectors in the city
Innbyggerhjelpen (Citizen Service Centre) - guide to municipal services and programmes
About your borough
Departments in the City of Bergen
Facts about Bergen

More useful links

Report a change of address to Posten 
Notification of a change of address to the tax office 
Tourist information
Bergenkart.no,  vegvesen.noGoogle Maps - maps that help you find your way
Key figures for municipalities and county councils from SSB (Statistics Norway)

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

 If you require more information, you are welcome to contact the  Innbyggerservice (Citizen Service Centre) in Kaigaten 4, on telephone no. 5556 5556 or by e-mail: innbyggerservice@bergen.kommune.no

An employee at Innbyggerservice (Citizens Service Centre)
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU: The employees at Innbyggerservice (Citizens Service Centre) can help you navigate through the municipality’s services and programmes.
Bilde: Ann-Kristin Loodtz


Spring time at Lille Lungegårdsvann
THE CITY AT ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL: All seasons have their charm, but spring in Bergen is like no other. Welcome!
Bilde: Ann-Kristin Loodtz