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Widerøe Bergen Is Hub to Norway


Widerøe, the largest domestic airline in Norway, is promoting Bergen as a gateway to the west and north of the country, with its striking landscapes and energetic cities.

Daily Widerøe jet flights from London reach Bergen in under two hours, while twice-daily flights from Aberdeen reach the destination in about an hour and a half.

Widerøe’s daily flights from Bergen to Trondheim, Tromsø, and Bodø provide excellent chances to combine excursions to Norway’s fjords and the country’s northern regions.

Now is the perfect time for UK travellers to arrange a winter wonderland trip because Bergen and the other towns provide access to a superb range of outdoor winter adventures.

Reindeer Noray
Learn about reindeer at Tromsø

“Flying direct to Bergen from the UK is the best way to arrive quickly in Norway’s most dramatic scenery, whether in winter or summer,” says Kristin Gaustad, the Sales and Marketing Manager for Widerøe. “Our frequent onward connections open up opportunities to experience two or more cities on one easy visit.”

Kristoffer Fürstenberg, PR & Communications Manager at Fjord Norway, adds: “Bergen and its surroundings offer some of Norway’s most memorable experiences, including a visit to the fjords or a trip on the famous Flåm Railway. We’re delighted to be able to work with Widerøe to make Fjord Norway ever more accessible to the UK market.”

Visit the eateries serving seasonal meals and festive arts and crafts in the Hanseatic harbour city of Bryggen. Because of its high-quality regional cuisine and genuine food supply chains, Bergen was most recently recognised as a Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy.

Visitors to the Arctic city of Tromsø can take in the holiday decorations or get a bird’s-eye view of the city by riding a cable car up Mount Storstein. The city is an excellent location for viewing the Northern Lights or learning about the reindeer and Sami culture. Along with great eating in the city’s various restaurants, you may take a reindeer, dog, or snowmobile sleigh ride or go on a snowmobile excursion.

Bodø will share the title of European Capital of Culture in 2024 with Tartu, Estonia, and Bad Ischl, Austria. Fish, ships, and transition are three of The Art of Nature’s three themes that Bodø will emphasise.

All images: Konrad Konieczny,

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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