Historically, Stavanger and Bergen were two centres for international trade. Both cities were recently the European Capital of Culture. No wonder they are cosmopolitan today, while they are also rich in Norwegian culture, heritage and history. Fly British Airways to discover the two cities and the fjords in a single weekend getaway!
Fly to Bergen from £37 each way and to Stavanger from £56 each way. Do not miss the chance!
Thanks to great connections between Stavanger and Bergen, there is no need to choose– you can visit both cities in one short break. Start your journey in Stavanger, take the express bus to Bergen and simply fly back home from Bergen with British Airways. Or the other way round.
The two cities offer a wide range of cultural activities year around. They are also a natural starting point when you want to explore the stunning fjord landscape and enjoy an adventure with a scenic backdrop. They both have a long, fascinating history and both are former European Capitals of Culture.
Must-dos in Stavanger include a visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and the Cannery Museum, a stroll through the charming cobbled streets of Old Stavanger, and a taste of local food in some the city’s many excellent restaurants. Make sure you also find the time for some cultural experiences, for example a concert in the splendid concert hall. Add a day, hike to Preikestolen and enjoy the magnificent view of the Lysefjord from a bird’s eye view.
You have two options for travelling between Stavanger and Bergen:
1)You can take the Fjord Line ferry: A scenic journey that takes about 5 hours, including beautiful coastal landscape, small islands and bridges on both sides of the ship. Read more at fjordline.com
In Bergen, do not miss Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf, featuring on UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Enjoy the views of the city and the surrounding islands from Mount Fløyen, a short funicular ride away from the city centre. Bergen can also offer a wealth of exciting cultural experiences. A couple of suggestions are to visit the home of the composer Edvard Grieg or enjoy a jazz or rock concert in one of the clubs in the city centre.
British Airways has two daily departures from London Heathrow to Stavanger and Bergen.
If you are looking for even more adventures, take the Kystbussen between Stavanger and Bergen, stop in Haugesund on the way to Bergen. Haugesund is known for its Viking heritage and the Viking village at Avaldsnes.
Discover a charming small city with a rich culture scene. Next day, admire the Lysefjord both from a boat and from the stunning Pulpit Rock 600 m. above.
Fly direct to Bergen with British Airways and discover thus charming historical city by the fjords