Bergen is widely known as a festival city, and it has gained a well-deserved reputation as an excellent host port. It successfully welcomed the international fleet in 1993, 2001, 2008, and 2014 – and it’s proud to take part in the Tall Ships Races 2019.
Bergen is often known as the “gateway to the fjords” of Norway. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture. Its picturesque location makes it strikingly attractive – it’s surrounded by seven mountains.
“Maritime traditions are an important part of Bergen’s identity. The joint effort with STI in arranging the Tall Ships Races reinforces and confirms Bergen as a central port for the maritime industry. Bergen has proven to be a city for big events, with the Hanseatic days in 2016, the UCI Road World Championship in 2017 and now the Tall Ships Races in 2019. We are honoured and looking forward to welcome the Tall Ships fleet to Bergen in 2019.”
Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen
“We are very pleased that STI has again showed confidence in us to be the host of Tall Ships Races in 2019. We have fantastic memories from the last time we hosted this event, and we will do our best to make the Tall Ships Races in Bergen 2019 an unforgettable experience.”
Julie Anderson, Commissioner for Climate, Cultural Affairs and Business Development