Having trouble finding flights; looking for best price and most direct flights. Cruise ends in Bergen so prefer going from there instead of traveling to Oslo to fly out.
I can almost guarantee that a direct flight form Bergen to either one of these places does not exist. You are going to have to stopover in Oslo or Amsterdam most likely. The airport at Bergen is very small and doesn't offer flights to international destinations outside of Europe. Here is a list from their website.
To/from Seattle, I often fly with Delta direct to Amsterdam (or second choice to Paris). Their partnerships with KLM and other European carriers mean that you can get to most cities of Europe with just that one connection. Yes, Bergen is on the list, probably flying once per day.
Thank you both for the enlightening information. We're checking more based on your input. My husband did find a Norwegian flt from Oslo to Oakland, then Southwest Air to Portland that's well priced, but it's a low fare flight and we need to look into the airline's reputation. And try Delta, etc. The link to Bergen's airport was helpful too.
For most direct, PDX-AMS flight as the base can't be beat. It may be a little more expensive, but the time you save is worth it (in my opinion). For an upcoming trip to Copenhagen, I am flying Delta PDX-AMS-Copenhagen, returning through Seattle (only because I didn't want a 6 a.m. departing return flight). Round trip in May/June was $970; prices are even a little lower when I checked today. I did look at the Norwegian air flight from Oakland, but it was going to be a major hassle flying Southwest to Oakland, adding enough time between to check in with Norwegian and go back through security for the international flight. I think it was going to save $200 but add 4 or 5 hours to my travel day.
You were questioning the reputation of Norwegian Airlines....we flew them last year from LAX - Oslo round trip. It is definitely a discount airline but we found it to be no better or worse than any other airline we have flown! Seatback entertainment was very good, food service, drink service, etc., was comparable to others. We flew on one of their Dreamliners and having the extra head room and bigger windows was nice. I think it's a perfectly fine airline. They've been operating in Europe for quite a number of years and only recently have expanded to the US. Their prices can be significantly better than other airlines. I wouldn't hesitate to fly them again.
Good to hear about Norwegian, even though I've flown with low-cost airlines all over Europe and I'm not picky as long as the flight is safe. We are planning to spend some time on the east coast this fall and we found a $400 RT fare from Boston to Berlin on Norwegian. 90% sure we're going to pounce on it!