Have you ever heard of Widerøe? This airline, founded on 19 February 1934, is a Norwegian regional carrier. They are going to start flying from Dublin to Bergen from April 2023, which is good news.

It’s relatively difficult to get to Norway easily from Ireland, usually it involves a stop at a European hub. This will allow people to bypass that and save time.

Widerøe Flight Schedule and Prices

Services will operate twice a week on Thursday and Sunday, perfect for a long weekend break. You leave Dublin on WF379 at 19:00 and arrive in Bergen at 21:45. Return flights leave Norway as WF378 at 17:25 and land back in Ireland at 18:20.

The aircraft being used will be the new Embraer E190-E2, one of the most modern and fuel efficient regional jets around. It promises a pretty comfortable ride and the Norwegian airline was the launch customer for this plane back in 2018.

A sample fare for 4 May to 14 May shows the bag under seat in front only fare, called Mini, prices up at 1,774 NOK, which is around €175 return. With hand baggage and a hold bag, which is the next level up called Smart, it will cost you 2,187 NOK or around €215 return.

That is not stupid pricing by any means and seems reasonable to me. Members of the SAS EuroBonus programme can earn points too it seems, which is nice.

Overall Thoughts

It’s great seeing an interesting new route coming to Ireland. Hopefully a lot of people will use the new Widerøe service to take a break away. You can also connect on these flights to other destinations, so the fabled Northern Lights are well within reach and much easier than before.

Will you be heading off on a trip to Bergen with Widerøe? Have you flown them before and if so what are they like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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