Known as the city of seven mountains, Bergen in the West of Norway is a popular location for tourists and business travelers making it a rich ground for escorts to ply their trade.
The city is well serviced by a range of women including transsexuals and specialist escorts providing BDSM and fetish services.
In Norway, the term prostitute is seen as a very derogatory word and you will find that women who sell themselves for sex prefer to be known as sex workers or gledespike (joy girl). Some women prefer the term hjelpepleier (health worker).
In this guide, we take a look at the current prostitution laws and give you the best ways to find an escort or other sexual service whilst in Bergen.
Prostitution in Bergen: The Law
Soliciting and advertising sex is illegal in Norway as is procuring the services of a hooker; however, selling sex is not a criminal offence.
Aimed at reducing the amount of street prostitution, the Sex Purchase Ban was introduced by the Norwegian parliament in November 2008 and was implemented on 1 January 2009.
Technically, brothels and street prostitution are legal and there are many places in the country where both exist. The law simply makes it necessary for them to operate more discreetly.
Being caught buying sexual services can land you with a hefty 30,000 kr fine (€3,200).
Bergen Escorts Guide
The majority of escorts working in Bergen are African, Eastern European or South American with a handful of Norwegian women thrown in to the mix. Rates vary depending on how and where you procure your services plus how long you are booking for and where you engage the services. As a very general guide, services for a half hour are in the order of 1000-1500 kr (€110-€165) but street prices are lower.
Escort Norway is one of the country’s biggest escort directories providing the details of independent working girls across Norway from the major cities to more rural locations. In Bergen, Escort Norway has seven ladies listed for work all of whom operate in the city centre as well as in the eight districts situated around the Byfjorden. Rates vary depending on whether you are incall or outcall and how long you book for but expect to pay at least 1000 kr (€110) for a half hour and up to 2000 kr (€220) with the higher-class, or VIP, ladies.
Hot Escort is an international (mostly European) directory of independent escorts and the site has eight ladies listed for work in Bergen. The services range for standard covered sex to a wide range of special requests including bareback, S&M, anal and GFE. Rates are similar to Escort Norway with an hour being in the range of 1000-2000 kr (€110-€220).
Top Escort Babes
This international site lists 17 girls working in Bergen with a range of prices from budget (€100) to premium (€600).
The site has reviews from other punters offering a little bit of quality control before making a booking. The site is free to use and offers contact details without having to register.
Europe’s biggest escort website, Happy Escorts is a large directory of over 43,000 escorts. The selection in Bergen offers a few dozen women and the site only ever features escorts who have logged in to their service in the 30 days prior to your search – this ensures that all the listings returned are current.
Rates vary but you can expect to start at around €200 for an hour.
To get contact details you need to register on the site first.
Though there are only a couple of independent escorts registered in Bergen on the Escort Guide site, as premium advertisers they offer something different to choose from.
Sex in Bergen
There are an estimated 3,000 sex workers operating in Norway with higher densities working in the main cities and towns. Many work independently, offering their services via internet advertising using covert terms to describe their work; phrases like ‘health worker’ and ‘massage’ being popular.
There are no legal brothels in Bergen.
Erotic Massage Parlours
There are quite a few massage parlours in Bergen including some Thai masseurs who will provide a handjob for an extra 500 kr (€50).
The main erotic massage parlour in Bergen is Eden that provides body-to-body, tantric body rubs. However, they explicitly state that no sexual services are performed. A 90 minute session costs 1800 kr (€195).
Strip clubs in Norway are known as showbars or gentleman’s clubs and are typically high-class affairs with high ticket prices. Private dances start at around €100 for ten minutes with ladies drinks being €30.
Bergen’s authorities stipulate that alcohol and nudity cannot occur at the same time so no drinks can be taken into private shows and the entertainment is not fully nude.
Due to the ‘champagne culture’, dancers in Norway earn a high salary and standards of dancers are very high.
After Dark Gentleman’s Club
Torggaten 5, 5014 Bergen, Norway
A sophisticated and stylish club, After Dark has a strong reputation for the quality of its shows, relaxed atmosphere and seductive dancers. Popular with business travelers as well as tourists, the bar has a wide range of drinks and is one of the latest venues to serve alcohol in Bergen.
After Dark is open Monday to Saturday and is open from 10pm
There is no red light district in Bergen and, with the change in law, street prostitutes are hard to come by. However, you can sometimes find street sex workers in Strandgaten or Strandkaien. Charging less than girls you find online or in a brothel, you can expect to pay around 500 kr (€50) for a quickie or up to 1200 kr (€130) for an hour.
Kløverhuset, Strandgaten 13 – 15, 5013 Bergen
Open from 10am to 8pm (Monday to Friday) and until 6pm on Saturday, the Kondomeriet sells a wide range of sex toys, accessories, lingerie and novelty items. A nationwide retailer, prices are reasonable for Norway but quite high when compared to other stores in Europe. You can also buy online but you can certainly pick up something for the weekend from the store.
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