A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Helsinki vs. Bergen

Should you visit Helsinki or Bergen?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Helsinki and Bergen can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and dates back to 1550. Helsinki is an international metropolis with a diverse population, but also a small town vibe. The city itself has a population of just over 600,000 but the metropolitan area, including Espoo and Vantaa, has a population of more than 1.3 million. There are many outdoor bars and cafes that take advantage of the warmer summer months. During this time there are long days, and the population floods into the street after a long and cold winter, so visiting during the summer is a fun and lively experience.

Bergen

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, and a major tourist destination due to its proximity and easy access to the fjords in West Norway. The nature that surrounds the city is stunning, and you can easily hop into the nearby countryside for some incredible hikes and outdoor adventures. The city itself is well known for its music and art scenes, making it a cultural haven in the country. There are many reasons to visit Bergen, not the least of which is the people that live there. Bergen is the most hilly city within Norway. It is surrounded by the Seven Mountains, which restrict development and keep the city contained. Situated in the far west of Norway, Bergen can be reached by a very scenic seven hour train ride from Oslo.

Which city is cheaper, Bergen or Helsinki?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Helsinki is €112, while the average daily cost in Bergen is €93. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Helsinki and Bergen in more detail.




Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €118 for a double occupancy room in Helsinki If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €58. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Bergen the cost is €116 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Helsinki 59
    Bergen 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Helsinki 118
    Bergen 116


Food

The average traveler spends about €27 per day in Helsinki for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

While meal prices in Bergen can vary, the average travelers spends about €26 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Bergen should cost around €10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bergen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Helsinki 27
    Bergen 26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Helsinki

For Helsinki, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings: $137

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bergen

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bergen.

  • Lunch / Dinner-cruise Bergen - Cornelius, the best seafood restaurant in Bergen: $2,154


Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Helsinki than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €18 on transportation in Helsinki on average per day.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €8.26 per day to get around in Bergen.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Helsinki 18
    Bergen 8.26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Helsinki

Also for Helsinki, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Ultra - Helsinki Private Transfer from City Centre to Helsinki Cruise Port: $8.71
  • Ultra - Helsinki Private Transfer from Helsinki Cruise Port to City Centre: $8.71
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Helsinki to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL): $33
  • Private Departure Transfer from Helsinki City Center to Helsinki Airport (HEL): $34
  • Private Departure Transfer from Helsinki City to Helsinki Vantaa Airport: $40
  • Airport transfer in Helsinki: $50
  • Best Transfer Helsinki: $50
  • VIP Transfer Helsinki Airport: $53
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer Helsinki: $56
  • VIP car Airport Transfer Helsinki: $56
  • Departure Private Transfer Luxury Van Helsinki City to Helsinki Port: $62
  • Arrival Private Transfer Business Car Helsinki Port to Helsinki City: $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bergen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bergen:

  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Ålesund: $2,080
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Voss: $530
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Ulvik: $744
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Stavanger: $1,256
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Oslo: $2,408
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Olden, Loen, Stryn: $1,612
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Norheimsund: $400
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Lofthus: $837
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Geiranger: $2,210
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Geilo: $1,142
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Flåm, Gudvangen: $868
  • WINTER TRANSFER Bergen - Fagernes, Valdres: $1,559


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Helsinki, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €22 per day, per person.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €14 per person, per day in Bergen. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Helsinki 22
    Bergen 14

Tours and Activities in Helsinki

For Helsinki, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Skip the Line: Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki Experience, single ticket: $15
  • Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Helsinki Entrance Ticket: $19
  • Helsinki Self-Guided Audio Tour: $20
  • Sightseeing Boat Tour in Archipelago of Helsinki: $27
  • Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour (ticket for 24 hours): $37
  • City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $37
  • City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour: $37
  • Artificial Intelligence City Tour of Helsinki: $37
  • Helsinki Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Private Helsinki Budha Tour Half Day: $40
  • Helsinki Music Walking Tour: $50
  • Helsinki Shared group tour: $51

Tours and Activities in Bergen

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bergen are as follows:

  • 4 Day Bergen - Hardangerfjord cruise: $8,502
  • ALL ELECTRIC: Emission free tour to the World Heritage Fjords, 10.5 hours: $860
  • ALL ELECTRIC: Emission free tour to the World Heritage Fjords, 13 hours: $1,030
  • AMAZING HARDANGER: Private round trip with Fjord Cruise – from Bergen, 11 hours: $1,001
  • Bergen - Folgefonna Glacier private cruise: $3,600
  • Bergen - Ullensvang private cruise, one way: $3,900
  • Bergen 3-in one Guided Tour - Fjord Cruise, City Sightseeing and Mount Fløyen: $353
  • Bergen Active: The Exinge valley Bicycle downhill experience: $750
  • Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $45
  • Bergen Panoramic Tour - Shore Excursion from Bergen: $72
  • Bergen Private Walking Tour: $260
  • Bergen Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Helsinki spend on average €13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about €5.88 on alcoholic beverages in Bergen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Helsinki 13
    Bergen 5.88



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Helsinki and Bergen, we can see that Helsinki is more expensive. And not only is Bergen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bergen would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bergen and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Helsinki would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Helsinki than you might in Bergen.

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