A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Rovaniemi vs. Bergen for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rovaniemi or Bergen?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Rovaniemi and Bergen. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.

Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, in northern Finland. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, today it's a modern city known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights. It's home to Arktikum, a museum and science center exploring the Arctic region and the history of Finnish Lapland. The Science Centre Pilke features interactive exhibits on northern forests.

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 Rovaniemi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rovaniemi is €139, 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 Rovaniemi and Bergen in more detail.



Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €150 for a double occupancy room in Rovaniemi.

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
    Rovaniemi 75
    Bergen 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rovaniemi 150
    Bergen 116

Food

Food in Rovaniemi costs travelers about €38 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

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
    Rovaniemi 38
    Bergen 26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rovaniemi

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

  • Northern Lights Hunt in a local Kota in Rovaniemi with Dinner: $111
  • Lappish evening in the Wilderness with dinner: $156
  • Lappish Cooking Master Class: $156
  • Traditional Lappish evening in the wilderness with dinner: $167
  • Best Of Lapland: Sauna, Ice swimming, Dinner & Northern Lights: $172
  • Northern Lights Experience with Ice Hotel Visit and Traditional Dinner: $190
  • Arctic Snowcastle with Dinner in Ice Restaurant: $190
  • The Taste of Lapland (Cooking & Aurora Hunting): $197
  • Lappish Food Tour with Dili: $274
  • Full Day Lapland Tour, including Lunch and Dinner: $310
  • Private Lappish evening in the wilderness with traditional sauna and dinner: $1,365

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

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €25 per day to get around in Rovaniemi.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €8.25 per day to get around in Bergen.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rovaniemi 25
    Bergen 8.25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rovaniemi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rovaniemi:

  • Ultra - Rovaniemi Private Airport Transfer - City Centre to Rovaniemi Airport: $8.71
  • Ultra - Rovaniemi Private Airport Transfer - Rovaniemi Airport to City Centre: $9.41
  • VIP Transfer Rovaniemi and Airport: $56
  • Private Chauffeur Transfer Rovaniemi: $56
  • Private transfer in Rovaniemi: $56
  • Private Transfer Rovaniemi Railway station, Arktikum or Snowland to City - Sedan: $57
  • Private Transfer City to Rovaniemi Railway station, Arktikum or Snowland - Sedan: $57
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Rovaniemi Airport or Train Station: $64
  • Private Departure Transfer from Rovaniemi: $64
  • Departure Private Transfer from Rovaniemi City to Rovaniemi Airport RVN by Sedan: $78
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Rovaniemi Airport RVN to Rovaniemi City by Sedan: $78
  • Private Transfer Rovaniemi Railway station, Arktikum or Snowland -Luxury Vehicle: $83

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bergen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bergen:

  • Bergen City to Bergen Cruise Port - Private Car Transfer: $56
  • Bergen Cruise Port to Bergen City - Private Car Transfer: $56
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bergen City to Bergen Cruise Port by Sedan: $79
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bergen Cruise Port to Bergen City by Sedan: $79
  • Bergen Airport (BGO) to Bergen hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $87
  • Bergen hotel or address to Bergen Airport (BGO) - Departure Private Transfer: $87
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bergen City to Bergen Cruise Port by Minivan: $90
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bergen Cruise Port to Bergen City by Minivan: $90
  • Bergen Cruise Port to Bergen Airport (BGO) - Departure Private Transfer: $93
  • Bergen Airport (BGO) to Bergen Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $93
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bergen City to Bergen Airport BGO by Sedan: $102
  • Private Transfer: Bergen Train station - Hotel Transfer: $104

Is it cheaper to fly into Rovaniemi or Bergen?

Prices for flights to both Bergen and Rovaniemi change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €39 per person, per day in Rovaniemi. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

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.
    Rovaniemi 39
    Bergen 14

Tours and Activities in Rovaniemi

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

  • Meeting Santa Claus Virtual Experience in Rovaniemi: $45
  • Aurora Hunting Photo Tour with Barbeque: $67
  • Arctic Circle: Special Northern Lights Hunting Tour by minibus: $78
  • Rovaniemi photography tour: $81
  • Northern lights tour+photos: $82
  • City Tour And Santa Claus Village: $87
  • Lapland Winter Experience: $88
  • Private Northern Lights hunt tour by VIP car with from Rovaniemi: $89
  • 1-Hour Snowmobile Safari Experience: $93
  • Rovaniemi Exploring Tour with a Photography Expert Guide: $93
  • Vaattunkiköngäs Nature Trail Hiking Tour: $93
  • Aurora Borealis Tour: $96

Tours and Activities in Bergen

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

  • Walk with a witch in 16th century Bergen on a fictional audio tour by VoiceMap: $5.20
  • Bergen Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Walking tours: $24
  • Walking Tour in Bergen of the Past and Present: $34
  • City Sightseeing Bergen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $41
  • Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $45
  • The Mountain experience: $50
  • Bergen Panoramic Tour - Shore Excursion from Bergen: $72
  • Half-Day Guided Virtual Sightseeing Tour of Mount Floyen: $85
  • Best Views of Bergen - Segway Day Tour: $92
  • Segway Experience in Bergen: $92
  • GUIDED TOUR: Hiking to Stoltzekleiven: $98

Alcohol

The average person spends about €17 on alcoholic beverages in Rovaniemi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €5.87 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
    Rovaniemi 17
    Bergen 5.87


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rovaniemi and Bergen, we can see that Rovaniemi 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 Rovaniemi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rovaniemi than you might in Bergen.

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