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Bergen, located along the southeast coast of Norway, is a fascinating historic city, with dramatic colours of red all around from the tiled rooftops. Bergen has become the starting point for tourists, and many keen hikers to begin their epic journeys into the western fjords. With such sparse surroundings it is best to purchase car hire in Bergen to help travellers get around a lot more efficiently.
During winter months Bergen experiences vast quantities of snow and ice, so be sure to kit out the vehicle correctly, with winter tyres, snow chains and relevant hazard signs, in case of a breakdown or emergency. Tourists must always be prepared in such harsh weather conditions, which can sometimes change quite rapidly.
Bergen is a great central base for exploring this region of Norway. Book car hire in Bergen to start your journey and take a trip to Sognefjord, Norway's longest (200km) and deepest (1300m) fjord. Other nearby attractions include; the scenic Hardangerfjord, the impressive Jostedalsbreen glacier; spectacular waterfalls at Geirangerfjord; and Trollveggen Summit, which is considered as a great challenge by many Norwegian mountain climbers.
A renowned collection of marine animals in Europe is on show at the Bergen Aquarium, which can be found on the outer part of Nordnes, and offer tourists with an epic view over Bergen Port. Seals and penguins can be seen playing in the large pools, and it is also home to one of Europe’s largest collections of fish and invertebrates.
Gallery Bryggen in central Bergen focuses on Norway’s cultural heritage, mainly from the Viking period, as well as contemporary Norwegian arts and crafts. Admission is free.
A few hours by car are the spectacular views of Mount Ulriken. Come and see the unique view from the top of Mountain with the free telescopes on offer. This is a good starting point for hikers. especially the walk to Mount Floien which on a good day takes hikers around 4 hours to walk.
Bergen is easy to reach from many destinations in Norway as well as internationally, thanks to direct air routes from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Aberdeen and London. Bergen Lufthavn Airport is the nearest to Bergen, only a 25 minute drive south of the city centre.
Car rentals are available from desks in the arrivals hall of the terminal building, look out for suppliers Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. Get cheap car hire in Bergen online today with us and we'll find you cheaper deals than what you'll be offered at the airport, and a better selection of cars. If car hire is not your first choice there are shuttle services, taxis and trains operating from the airport to Bergen.
Bergen Port, the largest port in the whole of Norway is another arrival destination for many tourists. Car rentals can also be booked here ready for your arrival. Be sure to fill in the form above correctly.