British Airways flights to Bergen take under two hours and deliver you to one of Scandinavia’s prettiest and most historic cities. A window seat is essential to appreciate its dramatic setting among plunging fjords and remote islands.
A city break allows visitors both to discover historic Bergen and get a taste of its scenic surroundings. In town, you can wander picturesque streets, visit museums and galleries and do some serious shopping. You can learn about the fish that made the city’s fortune at the aquarium, and sample it in some good restaurants. The area offers limitless possibilities for outdoor pursuits all year round, and you can take day trips into the nearby islands and fjords.
The flight from London Heathrow to Bergen’s Flesland airport takes one hour 55 minutes. With two conveniently timed flights to choose from every day, planning a city break to Bergen could not be easier.
British Airways flights to Bergen (BGO) leave from London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5, twice a day. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly – both options include complimentary on-board drinks and snacks.
Fly non-stop from London to Bergen and in under two hours you’ll find yourself in a historic harbourside city. With its pretty quayside location and neighbouring fjords and mountains this is a great choice for a city break. You can check-in online or via your mobile phone.
Bergen airport is 20 kms (12 miles) southwest of the city centre. The Flybussen, which stops at many of the main hotels, takes 30 minutes and costs £20 return. Taxis leave from opposite the main entrance and cost £35 one-way. The compact city centre is very walkable, and to reach sights further out there is a good bus service and hop-on, hop-off tourist buses costing £5 per day.
For a sit-down meal, try Café Opus, which has a children’s menu and play area, or enjoy a last taste of Bergen’s famous fish soup at Fjords. If friends are seeing you off, you can say goodbye over a glass of beer at the pub before going through security (the airside views are great). For a quick snack, pick up a hot dog or an ice-cream at Lille Bergen. There’s some particularly good duty free shopping, and two-hour free access to the airport’s wireless internet service.