Direct flights to Bergen – the gateway to the fjords
With direct Norwegian flights from Gatwick, Bergen in Fjord Norway is now easily accessible from the UK. Prices start at £44,90* one way.
What to do in Bergen
As a European Capital of Culture and a World Heritage City, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. Bergen is also known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway and the region offers a perfect combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions throughout the year.
This charming town has much to offer: Troldhaugen, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg, a great aquarium, a busy fish market and stunning views from Mount Fløyen, easily accessible by the funicular from the centre of town.
Learn about the history of Bergen in one of the local museums, take a walk among the old wooden houses and check out the Hanseatic Wharf Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The seven mountains surrounding Bergen offer great opportunities for walking and hiking within easy reach of the city centre.
Bergen also has a great outdoor concert venue, Koengen, which is located in Bergen Fortress Park only a few minutes from Bryggen. The venue is great during the long, bright summer nights and attracts many national and international artists.
What to do around Bergen
Bergen is a great starting point for both day excursions and longer trips to the surrounding fjords or to the Sognefjord area.
The 204-kilometre long Sognefjord is one of the world’s longest fjords. Lined with picturesque villages, the Sognefjord lies beneath the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the largest glacier on mainland Europe. The Jotunheimen National Park offers great activities in fantastic natural surroundings for all ages and all fitness levels.
The Nærøyfjord, another UNESCO World Heritage site, is the wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord, with snow-topped mountains, waterfalls and idyllic farms clinging to the mountainsides. The fjord is 17 kilometres long and only 250 metres wide at the narrowest point. A trip along the Nærøyfjord is one of the most dramatic fjord trips in Europe. A ferry runs between Gudvangen and Flåm in summer and several guided tours are available.
Fly Norwegian direct to Fjord Norway from just £49.90*
With departures several times a week and prices from just £49.90* one way including taxes, there is no reason why this summer should not be the one when you too experience city life and activities in Bergen. Bergen is the gateway to the fjords, so from here you are ideally placed to explore some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer.
* Fares are based on lowest one way fare, incl. taxes and charges. Subject to availability.
Sognefjord in a nutshell
The magnificent Flåm Railway and a cruise on the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord, extending more than 200km inland. Go on a day trip or customize your own trip by adding hotels and activities.
Price from £136
Norway in a nutshell®
Enjoy Norway in a Nutshell®, Fjord Norway´s most popular round trip, with Fjord Tours.Trip takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May-September).
Price from £79
Explore Bergen in the most practical and inexpensive way. With a Bergen Card in your pocket, you travel free on the Bergen Light Rail and buses in the city and region. You get free or discounted admission to most museums and attractions, as well as many cultural events, various sightseeing tours, restaurants and parking.
Card can be purchased online. It can be picked up in Bergen or sent by post to destinations outside Norway.
Hardangerfjord in a nutshell
The Hardangerfjord in a nutshell® tour, with daily express boat departures from Bergen from May through September, is the perfect way to explore this great fjord. You can add activities such as kayaking on the fjord, glacier walking on the Folgefonna Glacier and sightseeing in Eidfjord. You can also extend your stay in Voss, Ulvik, Eidfjord, Lofthus or Norheimsund. One day or more.
Price from £106 Book now
Lunch concerts at Troldhaugen
Take the opportunity to visit the composer Edvard Grieg’s beautiful Villa, his charming little composer’s cabin and his unique gravesite – all located in the authentic and lovely natural surroundings at Hop in Bergen. Daily lunchtime concerts June 1 to September 30.