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|Destination Airport IATA Code||BGO|
|Destination City Name||Bergen|
Picturesque Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, is Scandinavia in a nutshell. Surrounded by spectacular mountains and fjords, Bergen boasts wonderful architecture, some of Norway’s best cultural attractions and plays host to numerous arts festivals.
During the summer months Bergen gets up to 20 hours of daylight and visitors flock to the city and surrounding area. If you are planning to visit between May and August you will need to book well in advance, particularly if your visit coincides with Bergen’s International Festival or the Bergenfest music extravaganza in May and June.
Spring and autumn are less busy but the weather is still mild so this is an ideal time to book a cheap flight to Bergen.
In winter the average temperature drops to around freezing and the days are short, but the snow-covered mountains offer skiing and winter sports.
There are plenty of ways to find a cheap flight to Bergen when you book with Expedia, especially if you are flexible and plan ahead.
Although there are no viable alternatives to Bergen Airport, you can compare prices from various UK departure points by using the ‘Nearby airports’ option when you search for flights.
The ‘Show flexible dates’ option allows you to compare prices on different days.
Optimal flight times from UK cities to Bergen include:
Bergen Airport is the second biggest in Norway and handles more than 6 million passengers a year. It lies ten miles south of the city in Flesland.
A new terminal was opened in 2017 and the Bergen Light Rail system was extended to the airport the same year. It is also possible to catch a ferry from the airport to other destinations in Norway.
Airlines that fly from the UK to Bergen include:
The Bergen Light Rail system is a convenient way to get into town. There are also bus routes around the city, but most of Bergen’s attractions are close to each other and it is possible to navigate the centre and harbour districts on foot.
If you want to explore the stunning countryside, then hiring a car is a good way to do it. There are rental facilities at the airport.
The Fløibanen funicular rises from the centre of Bergen to the summit of Mount Fløyen. The views are incredible and there are plenty of walking trails on the mountain.
Bergen is brimming with museums and galleries, among the most interesting are the Edvard Grieg Museum, located at the composer’s house south of the city, and the Hanseatic Museum, which lifts the lid on Bergen’s trading past.
The harbour district of Bryggen has wonderful wooden buildings dating back to the 1700s and winding cobbled alleys to explore. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you travel during winter check that attractions are open as some shut during the off season.
Make sure you dine out as Bergen has some of the best restaurants in Norway.