Bergen Airport Flesland (BGO) is located 19 km south of the city. The main international airports with flights to Bergen are Copenhagen, London, and Amsterdam. There are also flights from various cities in the United Kingdom (such as Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen); Prague, Paris, Berlin, various cities in Spain, and some other airports. There are also a number of domestic flights, such as Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kristiansand and Sandefjord, connecting Bergen to additional international airports. The main carriers in Norway are SAS and the low cost airline Norwegian
From North America, the recommended airlines based on schedules and prices are: Delta–KLM, United/Air Canada–SAS and Icelandair.
There is a frequent (every 15 minutes) airport bus service (Norwegian: Flybussen), which takes about 30-40 minutes to downtown (costing kr. 100, return ticket valid for one month kr. 160). Taxis are also available but they cost much more (kr. 300-350 on weekdays to downtown, more at night and at the weekend). There are some local buses occasionally going to and from the airport. They have limited space for luggage and take longer, but only cost kr. 25.
The car rental companies AVIS, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and National all have offices at Bergen Airport Flesland. Located in the terminal building, by the exit, most of them are open 7AM–9PM on weekdays. Opening hours in the weekend are limited, but some of the companies will offer 24 hours rental if you make a reservation.
Within the city center, walking is the best way to get around. You can walk across the downtown in 20 minutes in any direction. A map with more information on this subject is available from the Visit Bergen website. The workshop will be on the University of Bergen campus near the city center.
Participants should book their own accommodations (except for supported students whose shared accommodations will be booked for them.)
The Arctic Workshop will be held at the university rather than a hotel, so there is no “conference hotel”. Most of the hotels and guesthouses in Bergen are in the city center and within 15–20 minutes walking distance of the workshop. (The notable exceptions are the outlying hotels near the airport to the south, and the outlying Montana hostel to the east.) Hotel prices are generally high.
PLEASE NOTE: We have an agreement with the Thon Hotel Bristol. We have blocked a large number of rooms at a (moderately) discounted rate of 1295 NOK per night including taxes and breakfast. An extra person per room is 200 NOK. We have 40 rooms reserved until 10 April, and after that half of the rooms will remain reserved for us until 27 April.
Book directly through the hotel:
Telephone: (+47) 55 55 10 05
Note: In order to receive this room rate, you must inform them that you are booking in connection with the 10–14 May “Universitetet i Bergen” arrangement.
Send e-mail to: ArcticWS2015@gmail.com