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Getting to Bergen
As Bergen is the second biggest city in Norway, it is well connected to both Europe and the rest of Norway by flights, trains, roads and ferries.
With regular direct flights to the UK it is a convenient starting point for your Norway holiday.
Flights to Bergen
Bergen airport Flesland has many daily flights to places like Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim, as wells as direct flights to and from London, Newcastle, Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Stockholm.
Trains to Bergen
The main train station in Bergen lies in the heart of the town centre and have regular services to Oslo, over the magnificent mountains in between.
The 7 hour journey has been dubbed the most beautiful train journey in the world by several travel journalists, and is a great way of traveling to Oslo, if you have the time to spare.
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Ferries to Bergen and Hurtigruten
Bergen is also the starting point for the famous Hurtigruten coastal cruise.
The 11-day return journey to Kirkenes has been voted the most beautiful coastal voyage in the world by National Geographic, and is a must for most visitors to Norway.
From Bergen you also have numerous fast ferry services to Stavanger, Flaam and other nearby places.
Most cruise ships visiting Norway will also stop in Bergen.
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Ferries from the UK to Bergen
Unfortunately, the regular ferry from Newcastle to Bergen was closed in 2008, with no plans to reopen.
The tourism boards of Stavanger and Bergen are lobbying for the route to start up again, but there are as yet no signs of this happening in the foreseeable future.
Driving to Bergen
The drive from Oslo to Bergen takes much the same route as the famous train journey, and will take you about 7-8 hours one way.
The route goes over the mountains, and driving conditions can be difficult, especially in winter and spring, so if you are planning to drive, make sure you and your car are up for it and check local announcements.
The route along the coast north from Bergen to Trondheim takes you through some of the most famous landscapes in Norway.
The drive will take your around 13 hours, without stops, but you get to go past sights like the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, the UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord (the one on all the posters), the picturesque city of Aalesund, the massive Briksdal glacier, as well as the Trollstigen, which is possibly one of the world´s most jaw-dropping stretches of road.
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