Bergen is not well-served by direct flights from most major European cities. One exception is the UK from which British Airways and Norwegian Airlines operate several daily direct flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. Both airports are easily accessible from central London by coach and express trains. From Aberdeen, Wideroe (a regional Norwegian company), SAS and Eastern Airlines offer daily direct departures to Bergen. Aberdeen Airport lies just 8 kilometres from the city centre and can be reached by frequent rail and bus services. No direct flights are offered from Paris or Brussels but SAS and Norwegian Airways operate services from Paris Orly and Brussels Airport (BRU) transiting at Copenhagen, Stockholm or Oslo. Norwegian Airlines offers one daily direct departure from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF). Located 16 kilometres south of the city, SXF can be reached by train, S-Bahn, and several local bus routes including the N7 night service.
Bergen is a city set in a location of fierce natural beauty near the sea in western Norway. Encouched by hills and fjords, it experiences dark freezing winters and long summer days. Other than its natural beauty, it also features a thriving cultural scene. The city is the birthplace of the composer Grieg and regular concerts are held showcasing his music. City attractions include the renowned fish market and the Hanseatic Wharf Area called Bryggen. Bergen International Airport (BGO) lies in Flesland, some 20 kilometers from the city center. Arriving passengers can travel into town by taxi or frequent bus services running to the bus station or the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at Brygge.