Cheap one-way & return flights to Bergen from London
Which airlines operate flights to Bergen?
- British Airways
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Air France
- Scandinavian Airlines
How long is the flight to Bergen from UK?
- The flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bergen would be 5 to 7 hours long and most probably have a stopover at Oslo, Paris or Amsterdam.
- Flight from Manchester to Bergen is 4 to 5 hours long with a stopover in either Oslo or Amsterdam.
- Birmingham and Bergen are 3 to 7 hours apart, depending on the airline you choose. The stopover of this flight might be in Oslo, Amsterdam, Paris or Frankfurt.
- Flights from London Gatwick to Bergen can be only 2 hours long, even with a stopover at Stockholm, Amsterdam or Oslo.
Are there any direct flights to Bergen from UK?
Yes, the direct flight from London to Bergen, start at London Gatwick Airport and lands directly at Bergen Airport in Flesland, Norway. The flight duration is only 2 hours long and this flight is served by Norwegian Air Shuttle.
What is the cheapest time of year to fly to Bergen?
The cheapest time to visit Bergen is in the month of February when the holiday season has passed. Unfortunately, during this month Bergen experiences the highest snowfall of the year, which could be as much as thirty centimetres of snow. However, for those who want to stretch their pennies to the maximum limit, coming to Bergen during this season would be the ideal time. Most of the outdoor attractions are closed during snow time but, Bergen is an indoor city anyway. Except for the coastline strolls and some local festivals, the tourist would not be missing out on much. Alternatively, coming to Bergen in early June when the tourist season is about to start, could get you relatively cheaper prices compared to those in the peak season.
What is the best time to visit Bergen?
The best time to visit Bergen is in the months of July and August. During these months the tourists face the least amount of precipitation, warm temperatures and longer days with sunshine. The popular tourist season also peaks during this time, so there could be some competition raising the prices of the tickets and accommodations. However, the absolute best time to really get to know Bergen is in the months of July and August.
What are the major international airports in Bergen?
Bergen Airport (BGO) in Flesland city, which is a municipality of Hordaland, serves the city of Bergen. Bergen has been the financial capital of Norway and lies on the coast, close to the North Sea oilfields and rigs. The airport plays an important part in transporting equipment and personnel to these offshore rigs. In 2017, the airport handled 6.1 million passengers and it is the second busiest airport in Norway after Oslo Airport. Bergen airport is 17.4 kilometres away from the Bergen city centre and it takes about 20 minutes to travel from the airport to the city.
What are the entry requirements to Bergen for British travellers?
Although Norway is not part of the European Union, it is still a member of the Schengen Treaty. So, any British Passport holder with a full citizenship can travel to Norway without the need of a visa. Please contact the Norwegian Embassy for stays longer than 3 months.
What are the major landmarks in Bergen?
The city of Bergen lies at the southwestern coast of Norway. The history of the city dates back to 1070 when King Olav Kyrre founded the city. Bergen was a key trading city for the Hanseatic League of merchant guilds, and remnants of that powerful union of the 14th century are still present in the city, especially in old Bergen.
- A ‘Kontor’ was a trading post of the powerful Hanseatic League of merchant guilds that moved produce and goods between Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium and England. The first ever post built in Bergen was in 1350, at the old wharf. It grew to become the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The richly coloured buildings, all of the same size and sharp trail the coastline. In 1955, a few building were destroyed in a fire, which led to an archaeological excavation of the damaged buildings. Nordic Runes were found underneath these structures which led historians to believe that the wharf has a more ancient history than previously understood. The runes are now kept at the Bryggen Museum.
- Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and a composer. He died 1907, but his compositions live on and at the time brought the Norwegian folk music to the international front. He helped develop a Norwegian national identity through his music. The Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum was once the residence of the musician but now it is a place paused in time for tourists to visit and cherish the memory of the composer. The ashes of Edvard Grieg and his beloved wife were also interned in the mountainside near the museum and visitors often enjoy the brief hike to pay their respects.
- The Fantoft Stave Church was built in 1120 in the city of Fortun. In 1883, this medieval church was about to be demolished, as new more spacious churches had been built to replace it. An influential businessman saved the church, dismantled it piece by piece and reassembled it in Bergen city, where it exists today. The Fantoft Stave Church is unique in its design. The church has a raised roof, with pine wood used in its load-bearing beams and pillars. The dark and steep cascading roofs of the church pierce the sky and teleport the visitor to a simpler time.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Bergen?
If you are heading to Bergen in the summer then you can catch these festivals for sure. Every second day, beginning in mid-June, the ‘Grieg in Bergen Festival’ brings the music of Edvard Grieg and other composers to the masses of the city and continues for 10 weeks straight. Fjordsteam is the festival of preservation and nostalgia. Historic treasures and relics of bygone times roll over the street, proudly presented by their owners at this festival. Antique cars and reclaimed boats and ships are cheered on by jubilant crowds on the 2nd of August each year. The Bergen Matfestival is a food festival where Norway shows off all the food it grows. The most succulent fruits and vegetables, steaks, barbeques and of course seafood are on display and eaten. Forty breweries distribute their golden beers to their eager customers at the end of August each year.
Bergen is accessible by bus. The bus network and routes are a bit difficult to understand at first but the information desk at any one of the central stations would be happy to explain how the busses move through the city. Maybe check and try to understand these routes yourself on the internet. Hiring a car or getting hold of a taxi is also easy in Bergen. It might be a little more expensive but when all else fails all you have to do is whistle or give a call for the taxi to arrive. If you are in the downtown area, a walk can be a quick way to get around. Downtown Bergen can be covered in 20 minutes, from end to end on foot. The Bergen line is a light train, which connects Bergen with the city of Lagunen, which is 12 kilometres south of Bergen city. The light rail has 27 stops.
Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Bergen?
There are many five star hotels in Bergen. Warm and cosy interiors of these beautiful hotels provide a homey shelter for the tourists visiting the city.
- Villa Charlotte
- Clarion Hotel Admiral
- Hotel Park Bergen
- The Hanseatic Hotel
- Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport
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