Bergen Flesland Airport, the second largest in Norway after Oslo Airport, serves over 6 million passengers a year alongside substantial traffic from helicopter services to offshore destinations. The airport’s excellent location means you have easy access to stunning surroundings, representing the very best of rugged Norway. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Bergen airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Norway is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
From its first test flight in 1911, the strategic location of Bergen Airport meant a substantial military presence early on and a water aerodrome was established in 1919. After World War II, the decision to base an airport around Bergen was proposed and after significant NATO funding, the airport was completed in 1954. A NATO presence is still at the airport today in case of special contingencies. The rapid increase in passengers led to its makeshift terminal being rendered insufficient, and another terminal soon replaced it. In 2009, Bergen Airport was announced as Europe’s best and the world’s sixth-best. There are currently plans to build another new terminal to accommodate up to 10 million passengers.
Currently there is limited space for passengers in the near-capacity terminal, but there is still plenty of shopping and eating options available, if not a little expensive. Despite the majority of passengers arriving on business, there is little in the way of business facilities in the terminal itself. Bergen Airport also operates a helicopter terminal, as its location is perfect for trips to the oil and gas rigs in the North Sea and the airport’s relationship to the North Sea energy industry is strong.
The outstanding location of the airport, located just 20 kilometers south of downtown Bergen, means that you can immediately take advantage of the convenient road network with a car rental Bergen Airport and through into Norway, a sparsely populated but wealthy country with an incredible culture that rivals its equally breathtaking scenery. Bergen was once an important Hanseatic city and is now the country’s seat of culture, providing an excellent music sphere and truly atmospheric surroundings. You can also easily access roads that lead into the rest of Norway and all the major cities in the area, such as Oslo, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Bergen airport can make this journey a reality.