On 12 April 2024, Norwegian airline Widerøe is launching direct routes from Brussels to Bergen, connecting the capital of Europe to the breathtaking fjords along the west coast of Norway.
The new flight route will have two weekly departures from Brussels Airport, on Mondays and Fridays, allowing travellers to take a well-deserved city break in the fjord capital, or extend their vacation over several days to explore more of the Norwegian fjord region. Fjord Norway, the tourism board of Western Norway, estimates that 20 million people will have easier access to the fjord destinations with the new route.
Bergen offers a stunning diversity from cultural and historic experiences to an impressive scenery. This new flight connection will also make it easy to visit the majestic fjord landscape.Kristin Gaustad, Widerøe Sales and Marketing Manager
Norway has increased in popularity among the Belgians during the Covid-pandemic, according to Fjord Norway. “Belgium has been a growing market for us the last few years, with the number of guest nights from Belgium increasing by 51% in September this year, compared to 2022. Since 2019, the number of visitors has increased by a whopping 67%”, explained Kristoffer Fürstenberg, Chief Communications Officer at Fjord Norway.
Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, and with a small city centre and easy access to mountains, fjords, glaciers and refreshing nature experiences, the city has become popular for people who want to combine nature experiences with a rich and varied cultural offering. Moreover, since Bergen has become a hub for domestic flights, the new route opens the door to other parts of Norway, especially to the north of the country, known for the Midnight sun and the Northern lights.
“The fjords and the Northern Lights are by far the most popular attractions in Norway. With this flight from Brussels, people have the opportunity to experience both in just a few days. Two ‘bucket list experiences’ in one”, Fürstenberg said. “For many, Norway is a somewhat unknown vacation destination, but with plenty of space, beautiful nature and refreshing experiences, we see that more and more people are opening their eyes to vacationing in places that offer experiences beyond just sandy beaches.”