How To Store Luggage In Bergen (4 Different Options!)

Bergen is one of the most beautiful Norwegian cities, and it’s visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year. It’s definitely one of the most amazing cities in Norway, with plenty of interesting experiences and things to do.

I really urge everyone who has the chance to visit Bergen to walk around in the city, check out the historic buildings (that are part of the UNESCOs World Heritage Site) or even go hiking to one of the famous mountain tops outside the city border.

Many people are visiting Bergen as part of a single day trip, meaning that they’re carrying a lot of luggage with them. That’s obviously a big hassle, and one of the best solution to this problem is to find a place to store your luggage for the day. But where in Bergen can you store your luggage so you don’t have to bring it along with you all day long?

Let’s take a closer look at different places to store your luggage in Bergen!

Aerial photo of Bergen
Aerial photo of Bergen.

1) Storing Luggage At Bergen Train Station

Bergen Train Station (Bergen Jernbanestasjon) is the most used place for tourists and others who want to store their luggage for a little while to explore Bergen without carrying it along.

The train station has lots of storage boxes that you can rent, in 3 different sizes. You can just find an available box, then use a credit card or debit card to pay for however long you want to store your luggage.

The price is between 30 and 60 NOK per 24 hour time period, so it’s a rather cheap place to keep your luggage. There are usually plenty of available boxes there.

Please be aware that there is a max limit of storing it for 7 days at a time.

I really recommend using the storage boxes at Bergen Train Station if you’re looking to store your luggage in Bergen, because it’s the easiest and cheapest option out there.

There’s a sign that says that the luggage boxes are meant for people who are using the trains, but anyone is free to use them.

Trains arriving at Bergen central station
Trains arriving at Bergen central station. Photo published with permission.

2) Store Your Luggage At Hurtigruten Terminal (Strandkaien)

If you’re arriving in Bergen by Hurtigruten, then you can use the storage boxes at the Hurtigruten terminal (known officially as Strandkaien). They offer both small and large luggage boxes, at reasonable prices (but more expensive than at the train station).

These boxes are intended for passengers of the cruise, but anyone can use them if they desire. The terminal is more difficult to reach than the train station, but it might be a good option if you are staying close to Strandkaien port.

However, keep in mind that the terminal building will close shortly after the cruise ship leaves, so read up on the opening times to avoid being locked out of access to the storage boxes!

This option is clearly best for people who are actually traveling with Hurtigruten, but it might be a decent option if you’re only going to need to store your luggage for a few hours when the terminal is open (or overnight).

Hurtigruten MV Spitsbergen
Hurtigruten MV Spitsbergen. Photo by Isak Løvik / CC BY-SA 4.0.

3) Ask Your Hotel To Store Your Luggage

If you’re staying at a hotel in Bergen, but are arriving too early to check in, or want to explore the city after checking out, then ask the hotel to store your luggage.

Most hotels will do this for you free of charge, as long as you are or have been a guest at the hotel. So don’t worry about arriving in Bergen at 7 AM, because the hotel will keep your luggage in a safe place until you are ready to check in later in the day.

There are some hotels that will even store luggage for non-guests if you ask nicely, so feel free to try your lucky at the hotels if you want to store your luggage there. You might have to pay a small fee for this service.

Bryggen in Bergen
Bryggen in Bergen in fall. Photo published with permission.

4) Storage boxes at Bergen Storsenter / Bystasjonen

Bergen Storsenter is a shopping center that also acts as the bus terminal (called Bystasjonen) in the city, and it has plenty of storage boxes for tourists and others who are coming to Bergen.

The storage boxes are in the underground hallway just outside the shopping center itself, and you will run into them if you’re going from the bus stop and heads towards the shopping center itself.

Bergen Storsenter has recently gotten brand new storage boxes, and they’re a bit more pricey than the ones at the train station, but still reasonable priced.

You can keep your luggage at Bergen Storsenter’s storage boxes for up to 7 days at a time, and you pay with your banking card at the storage box itself.

Bergen storsenter offers storages boxes to store your luggage in Bergen.
Bergen Storsenter. Photo by Wolfmann / CC BY-SA 4.0.

Is there luggage storage at Bergen airport Flesland?

Bergen airport Flesland is located just a short ride away from Bergen city center, and it’s one of the most common points of entry for tourists who are coming to Bergen.

Despite this, Bergen airport Flesland does not offer storage boxes where you can store your luggage!

This means that you’ve got to bring your luggage with you if you are arriving at Flesland and want to explore Bergen. Luckily you can ride Bybanen all the way from Flesland to Bergen Train Station to store it there.

There’s also certain airlines that will allow you to check in your luggage as much as 24 hours before the flight, so that might be an option if you’re only in Bergen for a single day.

Bergen Light Rail / Bybanen
Bybanen offers the easiest and cheapest method to get around in Bergen. Photo by David Gubler / CC BY-SA 4.0.

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