Friday, 30 December 2016

Travel to Norway

Have you always been dreaming about going to Norway but have not done it yet? Why?

Travel to Norway

Possibly, you think that the country is too far away and it takes quite an effort to get there. This is not true. There are many direct flights to Norway from many cities around the world. And if you happen to live relatively close to this country, you may get there by sea, by train, by bus – or even by your own car!

BY PLANE

The main country’s airport – Gardermoen – is situated in Oslo. It accommodates regular flights from 140 cities all over the world. You will find direct flights to Norway from East and West coasts of the USA and some European countries. If you fly from Australia or New Zealand, you will have to make a transfer.

Travel to Norway

The majority of international flights arrive at Oslo airport. Other international airports are in Bergen, Kristiansand, Moss, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsø and Trondheim. If you need to get to another region, be ready for a transfer. Norway has more than 50 airports, so you can easily travel by plane inside the country, for example to reach such far away regions as the Lofotens, Nordkapp or Svalbard.

The most convenient way to get from Gardermoen to the center of Oslo is by train Flytoget. The ride takes just 20 minutes. Express-buses and regional trains are also an option.

BY TRAIN 

A vast network of rails connects Norway with other Scandinavian countries and Europe. Regular trains shuttle between Oslo and Copenhagen several times per week.

Travel to Norway

The majority of trains departing from Europe are night trains, with compartments and sleeping places.

BY BUS 

Buses to Norway depart from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Russia. Buses from Gothenburg in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark set off almost hourly. And from Stockholm – even more often.

Travel to Norway
 
Minibuses connect Kirkenes in Norway with Murmansk in Russia. There is bus connection between the towns of Bodø and Mo i Rana and Sweden, as well as between Stavanger and Denmark.

BY CAR 

The majority of cars come from Sweden, however Norway has boarders with Finland and Russia as well. Be prepared to a passport control and custom clearance.

Travel to Norway

Among the most important highways to Norway it is worth to mention European route E6 that passes through Malmö, Helsingborg, and Gothenburg in Sweden and crosses the border in Svinesund on South-East of Norway; and route E8 that goes through the Finnish towns of Turku, Vaasa, and Oulu, and crosses the Finnish-Norwegian border in Kilpisjärvi.

BY WATER 

You may take a ferry to Norway from Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK. In Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansund and Stavanger there are marines for private boats.

Travel to Norway

Norway is a popular cruise destination. The majority of the liners follow to the fjords and coastal cities like Bergen. They make regular stops in Svalbard, Honningsvåg, Tromsø, Hammerfest, Trondheim, and Ålesund. Find your own way to Norway!


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