Widerøe brings Bergen, a direct destination, back to Hamburg's network

From the end of March 2023, the Norwegian airline Widerøe will once again be bringing travellers non-stop from Hamburg to Bergen, with initially three and from May four flights a week. PLAY, a new airline, will also make its debut at Hamburg Airport in May 2023. The move adds three weekly flights to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, from where the airline will also fly to four destinations in America.

"The regions in the far north are becoming increasingly popular as travel destinations, and demand from northern Germans for flights to Scandinavia and Iceland continues to rise," says Dirk Behrens, Head of Aviation at Hamburg Airport. "That's why we are delighted that Widerøe is bringing a popular northern connection back to Hamburg's route network. PLAY also increases the choice by adding a new option to fly to Reykjavík. This is also good news for anyone planning a trip to America. Iceland's capital airport serves as the airline's hub for flights to the U.S."

Bergen: Historic Hanseatic Quarter on the Fjord

Alongside Oslo, Bergen is the second destination in Norway that travelers will be able to reach directly from Hamburg in summer 2023. The country's second-largest city impresses scenically with majestic mountains in the hinterland and a striking coastline marked by fjords. Fishing, kayaking or rafting allow you to experience the impressive nature up close. The city itself is also an invitation to marvel: The Bryggen Hanseatic Quarter, with its winding streets and colorful wooden houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between museums, boutiques and restaurants, visitors can also find arts and crafts including pottery and traditional leather manufacturing.

Reykjavík: Gateway to Iceland's natural spectacle

A trip to Iceland promises everything nature lovers dream of: waterfalls, glaciers, active geysers and bubbling volcanoes attract numerous adventure-seekers to the land of fairies and trolls every year. Reykjavík is often only the starting point and destination of an Iceland round trip. Many highlights can be experienced on a tour through the impressive scenery - with a bit of luck, even the northern lights or whales can be discovered. But the city of Reykjavík also has a lot to offer culturally with its museums, galleries and live events and takes travelers back to the country's Viking past.

Several times a week to Bergen and Reykjavík

On March 30, 2023, Widerøe will resume service between Hamburg and Bergen with an initial three weekly connections. From May, the route will then be flown four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The aircraft used will be a De Havilland Dash 8-400 (Q400). PLAY is a completely new airline at Hamburg Airport, which will take off from Fuhlsbüttel to Reykjavík for the first time on May 16, 2023. The Airbus A320 neo will then fly to the Icelandic capital every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - in addition to the connections already operated by Eurowings and Icelandair in the summer.

PLAY takes passengers quickly and comfortably to America

In addition to nature lovers who want to get to Reykjavík non-stop, PLAY also has an interesting offer for travelers to America. In the summer of 2023, the airline's flight schedule will include four destinations from Reykjavík: Baltimore/Washington, Boston, New York and Washington Dulles. With a connecting time of less than two hours, the United States can be reached quickly from Hamburg - and at low fares. Tickets from Hamburg via Reykjavík to the U.S. are available from 398 euros round-trip.

With SWISS to Geneva in the summer

SWISS, Switzerland's largest airline, has also already put Geneva on sale as a new connection for summer 2023. The route will be served non-stop every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with an A220-300 Airbus.

via: Hamburg Airport