Håkonshallen was built by Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. Håkonshallen (Håkon’s Hall) has taken its name from its first builder, King Håkon Håkonsson, and was erected between 1247 and 1261. Håkonshallen has been a regular venue for the Bergen International Festival.


  • Wheelchair access: Very limited access. Access for wheelchair users is difficult. Considerable assistance is necessary to negotiate the courtyard, and wheelchairs must be carried into the building and up the stairs to the hall.

  • Accessible toilet: Yes, but there are steps to enter the building.

  • Lift: No.

  • Facilities for reduced hearing: No.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift



  • Bergenhus Festning, 5835 Bergen


  • Håkonshallen is located near Bryggen in Bergen.

  • We encourage our audience to leave the car at home and use public transportation. The closest bus stops are Bradbenken, Sandbrogaten and Bontelabo.

  • Find relevant time tables at skyss.no.

  • Bergen City Bike is an efficient and environmentally friendly means to get around the city centre. You can find two bike stations at Dreggsallmenningen near Håkonshallen.


  • Parking is available at the Rosenkrantzgaten parking garage, in addition to some on-street parking in the vicinity.

  • Cars may be driven to the entrance and drop off and pick up mobility impaired passengers.


  • Snekkerbakken at the venue is open on days with good weather from 01 May. Primarily from 12:00 to 20:00.

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