Visiting Norway's second largest city is easy thanks to regular flights to Bergen from a range of UK airports. Flight times won't be more than 1 hour 45 minutes in most cases, and flights leave daily, with no seasonal interruptions. So, a Norwegian city break can be easily planned.
The only airport in the Bergen area is Bergen Airport. Norway's second busiest aviation hub, the airport is 12 miles from the centre of town and has strong public transport links. Arrivals can hop onto a fast light rail link, or take Tide buses. Buses are really handy for those heading to nearby islands as they stop at Bergen's ferry port.
Airlines offering flights to Bergen include Norwegian Air Shuttle, Loganair, Wizz Air, Widerøe and Titan Airways. This opens up plenty of potential routes, with services from Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Manchester, Inverness and Kirkwall all waiting to be booked.
There are plenty of great reasons to choose flying when heading to Bergen. For starters, the main alternative is a lengthy ferry journey, which is both time-consuming and uncomfortable for many people. By contrast, flights depart from numerous UK airports every day, providing a comfortable, stress-free route to Bergen. Flight times are around one hour 45 minutes in most cases, and transfers are quick when passengers touch down. Moreover, with plenty of competition on the UK-Bergen route, prices tend to be very reasonable, allowing travellers to save money for food, drink and recreation when they get to Norway.
Bergen's public transport system makes it easy for visitors to navigate the city, especially when they purchase a Bergen Card, which allows users free train and bus journeys. The card also provides discounts for attractions like the family-friendly Aquarium and the spectacular Fløibanen funicular railway, which ascends to the peak of Mount Fløyen, offering stupendous views. Other highlights in town include the colourful Hanseatic Wharf, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, and the 500-year-old Bergenhus Fortress. But travellers should try to get out of Bergen as well. Cruise vessels leave all the time for beauty spots like Osterfjord, while adventurous visitors can enjoy day-long island-hopping tours via the Norled Express.