The Norwegian fjords are within easy reach of New England thanks to two new direct flights launching in the summer of 2017.
Residents of New England will have two new options to reach Norway on a direct flight from July 2017. Airline Norwegian have announced direct routes from Stewart (Newburgh) and Providence airports to Bergen's Flesland Airport.
Bergen and the fjords
Although most international flights arrive into Oslo's Gardermoen airport, Norwegian has picked Bergen as a focus city for its US expansion.
Bergen offers tremendous flexibility for tourists:
- City break: Nestled in a stunning natural setting of water and mountains, Bergen is packed full of historical and cultural attractions. The UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen and the vast Bergen Art Museum are two of our favourites.
- Hurtigruten: The city is the starting point for the famous coastal ferry. The flagship cruise to Kirkenes and back takes 12 days with plenty of time for relaxation and enjoying stops along the way including historic Trondheim and the stunning Lofoten islands.
- Fjords: Some of Norway's most famous waterways are within a few hours of Bergen by road, rail or fast ferry. Check out our complete guide to the Norwegian fjords for some inspiration!
The new routes
From 3rd July 2017, Norwegian will fly twice-weekly from Newburgh on Tuesdays and Saturdays, returning from Bergen on Mondays and Fridays.
From 2nd July 2017, Norwegian will fly twice-weekly from Providence on Tuesdays and Saturdays, returning from Bergen on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Both routes will be served by a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. It is one of 100 new such aircraft of a total of 260 ordered by Norwegian, a move which is set to triple the size of their fleet.