Bergen is an incredibly family-friendly destination, with no shortage of child-oriented activities—both indoor and outdoor. After long days spent exploring the scenic Norwegian coastal city, you'll want to be sure you have a comfortable place to relax and recharge. Here are 5 of Bergen's best family-oriented hotels.

Hotel Augustin

A triple room at Hotel Augustin (photo courtesy of Hotel Augustin)

The oldest family-run hotel in Bergen, Hotel Augustin knows the importance of family: it is currently being run by fourth-generation owners. Families looking for comfort and convenience at a wallet-friendly price will appreciate the central, budget-friendly hotel, with Norwegian contemporary art adorning all the walls and a mix of traditional and modern decor. Located just around the corner from Bergen fish market and harbor, it's also a close stroll from the aquarium and Fløibanen funicular railway, where you'll be treated to stunning views of the city and surrounding fjords. Looking for a few more ideas for Bergen activities? Check out this article

C. Sundts gate 22, 5004 Bergen

Bergen Børs Hotel

Family room at Bergen Børs Hotel (photo courtesy of Bergen Børs Hotel)

Situated smack dab in the center of the city, a stay at the hip and historic Bergen Børs Hotel puts all of Bergen's top attractions at your doorstep. The hotel is located on the upper floors of a 19th-century stock exchange, and you can even opt to stay in the former stock exchange manager's office (now a luxury suite). There's an on-site fitness center and guests are also eligible for discounts at Bergen's AdO Arena, a swimming facility that houses an Olympic-sized pool. The hotel restaurant offers tasty Nordic classics using local produce, with enough breakfast options to please even the pickiest of eaters. Rooms vary from mid-range to luxury and some overlook the harbor, so be sure to request a room with a view.

Vågsallmenningen 1, 5014 Bergen

Scandic Byparken

Conveniently located Scandic Byparken (photo courtesy of Scandic Byparken)

The Scandic Byparken checks all the right boxes: it's clean, comfortable, and child-friendly, plus it boasts an award-winning breakfast spread. Offering family suites, free WiFi, and even a welcome gift for kids, the mid-range hotel is an all-around favorite for active families. Its central location means that the Scandic Byparken puts the fish market, Torgallmenningen square, historic Bryggen, and Fisketorget are all a short stroll away. Better yet, borrow bicycles from reception and cruise around the city at your own pace. The hotel is also near public transportation stops and the airport shuttle bus, plus it's around the corner from scenic Lille Lungegårdsvann Lake.

Christiesgate 5-7, 5808 Bergen

Thon Hotel Bristol

Live show at the Bergen Aquarium, walking distance from Thon Hotel Bristol (photo courtesy of Bergen Aquarium)

Another comfortable, mid-range option located in the heart of the city, Thon Hotel Bristol is within walking distance from some of the city’s top family-friendly attractions, including the aquarium, harbor, fish market, Fløibanen funicular, Torgalmenningen Square, and a multitude of shops and restaurants. With coffee available in the lobby around the clock and an on-site restaurant that incorporates local ingredients into a wide range of breakfast options, your family is sure to be well-fed and fueled for your urban adventures—like these family-friendly activities in Norway's cities.

Torgallmenningen 11, 5014 Bergen, Norway

Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg

A bright and friendly welcome is waiting at the Quality Hotel Edvard Greig (photo courtesy of Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg)

Close to the airport, the Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg is the ultimate family-pleaser: the mid-range hotel boasts a free popcorn machine and children's playroom, plus kids are all treated to a gift bag. They even arrange treasure hunts in bouncy castles in the summertime, but the hotel decor is anything but child's play, with bright, plant-filled common spaces and newly renovated family suites. Located twenty minutes from the city center, the hotel is close to indoor play center Leo’s Lekeland, Vannkanten Waterworld, Høyt & Lavt climbing park, beaches, and hiking trails. It's also pet-friendly, so you might want to consider including your furry family members as well.

Sandsliåsen 50, 5254 Bergen, Norway