Here is a summary of all of the web resources to follow or that could be useful during your Erasmus in Bergen. All the links in this article will take you to English-language websites unless a flag (🇫🇷 or 🇳🇴) appears beforehand.
Here is a list of useful links to add to your bookmarks.
Essential and useful
- ISU Norway : The Norwegian Union of International Students.
- BSI Friluft : Booking for a cabin in mountains, hiking equipment, weekends.
- Visit Bergen : List of the upcoming touristic events taking place in Bergen.
- Studybergen & Studentbergen : Resources for Bergen students.
- Outtt : To find hiking trails in Norway.
- 🇳🇴 UT.no : All of the hiking trails in Norway.
- ESN Bergen : Website of the Erasmus Student Network organisation in Bergen.
- SIB Sports Booking : Book your sports sessions with SIB (student welfare organisation).
- Norway Lights : This site will tell you when to go out to see the Northern Lights anywhere in Norway.
News & Events
- International Student Blog : A guide for international students at the University of Bergen.
- NHH Student Blogg : Behind the scenes of Norway’s first business school (in Bergen).
- bstv.no : Bergen student TV with its English version.
- Life in Norway : Sharing real-life stories from English-speaking immigrants living in Norway.
- The Social guide to norway : A playful blog introducing you to the Norwegian culture. Directed by the authors of The Social guidebook to Norway.
- North Wild Kitchen : Northern recipes.
If you are eager for more links, here is a
big list: Norway blogs.
Facebook groups can be a good way to stay informed about student news and what’s happening in Bergen. You can also find good deals.
These groups can be very useful for searching for specific information.
Here is a list of Facebook groups where you can buy or resell equipment.
- 🇳🇴 Kjøpe, selge, bytte, gis bort Bergen : to all Bergen residents.
- Fantoft Market : Mainly for Fantoft tenants with its Garage Sale at the beginning of each semester.
- 🇳🇴 NHH – Kjøp og salg : Open to students of the Norwegian Business School (NHH).
- Alrek Little Market : For students living in Alrek residence.
- Bergen Foodsharing : Sharing food scraps.
- Uib Student international : The Official group of international students at the University of Bergen (UiB).
- NHH Exchange Students Spring 2019 : International students at NHH.
- Fantoft 2017/2018 : Group for students living in Fantoft.
- Study Bergen : Interesting events for Bergen students only.
- Norwegian Landscapes : As its name suggests, a group for lovers of Norwegian landscapes.
- Free Activities In Bergen – Gratis Aktiviteter I Bergen : Free activities currently available in the city.
Also read : Tips and advice for a successful Erasmus experience.
- ESN Norway : Erasmus Student Network Norway, official page. Dedicated to all students in the 8 local sections of the country.
- SSL Bergen : Organisation preparing several student events including the Carnival Cruise.
- ISU : An organisation with the mission to improve the stay of international students in Bergen through social and cultural activities extended to Norway.
- Studvest – Student News in English : Facebook page linked to the student news site.
- Study in Norway : Page of the eponymous website providing information on all study opportunities in Norway.
If you use Instagram frequently, you may want to follow these account suggestions:
- ESN Norway : An account that regularly makes photo contests for international students in Norway.
- Visit Bergen : Official account of the Bergen Tourist Office.
- MittBergen : A community of photographers from the city of Bergen.
- Mittnorge, Visit Norway : In the same idea as Mitt Bergen and Visit Bergen, but extended to the whole of Norway.
- Eventyr : Photographer based in Tromsø (northern lights) and Manfrotto ambassador (photo accessories brand).
- maxigland : Young photographer who is from in Bergen. His pictures of the city are beautiful.
- Lina Kayser : Photographer from Bergen.
- 🇳🇴 espenhaagensen : Photographer based in Bergen.
- Stian Klo : Ambassador of Fjällräven brand and partner of the DJI drones brand.
- tfbergen : Adventure photographer from Western Norway.
- Max Rive : Photographer from Northern Norway with more than a million subscribers.
- Jonas Bendiksen : Artistic pictures.
- norwegianwordss : Account to learn words in Norwegian.
Also read : 10 applications utiles à télécharger.
If you would like to have the point of view of expatriates living in the country, here are some channels for you:
Si vous préférez le point de vue d’expatriés vivant dans le pays, voici quelques chaînes pour vous :
If you know of any other useful accounts or sites, feel free to share them as comments;)
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Sources : Erasmus Bergen, d360magazine.