Getting around in the Nordic countries is very easy and comfortable

Getting around in the Nordic countries is very easy and comfortable

Getting Around in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic countries are less populated and covered by the most magnificent nature

You will find a lot of options for many experiences, however, your travel will depend on what destination you choose, and what time of year you visit the countries. 

By rental car

Best time of the year to rent a car and driving around in the beautiful Nordic region is from May to September, because of the amazing famous light, longest day hours and the weather. It can be an excellent choice to discover the charms beyond the capital cities at your own pace. Experience all from scenic coastal highways, beautiful mountain roads with great viewpoints, dramatic waterfalls, beautiful lakes just to mention some the unforgettable options.

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By cruises or ferries

What about taking one of the popular overnight cruises between major Nordic capitals. This is the perfect combination to save time on travelling while you sleep in comfortable cabins, explore the beautiful maritime scenery, but also spoil yourself onboard with nice restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and tax-free shopping.  



The following cities are connected by overnight cruises:

Helsinki (Finland) - Stockholm (Sweden)

Copenhagen (Denmark) - Oslo (Norway) 

We also recommend the shorter ferry rides between following destinations:

Flåm (Norway) - Bergen (Norway) 5 hours and 10 minutes

Nynäshamn (Sweden) - Gotland (Sweden) 3 hours and 15 minutes 

One of the absolute highlights in the Nordic countries - The Norway Fjords - can be discovered by the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, which offers a comfortable way to enjoy Norway’s famous natural beauty and historic port cities. Hurtigruten sail all year between Kirkenes in the Arctic north and medieval Bergen in the fjord lands.
You will find a lot of options for shore excursions along the route. Related to season Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage is very recommended to explore whales, birds and the famous Northern Lights in the winter.

By Train

You will find an excellent efficient rail network in the most of the Nordic countries. Comfortable, modern trains, which provides the perfect option to experience the scenic countrysides. 

Please note that the sparsely populated destinations of Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and Faroe Islands have no trains. If you go to the Lapland destinations train cannot be recommended.

The following cities are easily connected by train:

Stockholm (Sweden) - Gothenburg (Sweden) 3 hours and 15 minutes

Stockholm (Sweden) - Copenhagen (Denmark) 5 hours and 15 minutes

Stockholm (Sweden) - Oslo (Norway) 5 hours and 50 minutes

Gothenburg (Sweden) - Oslo (Norway) 3 hours and 55 minutes

Oslo (Norway) - Flåm (Norway) 5 hours and 45 minutes

Oslo (Norway) - Bergen (Norway) 6 hours and 50 minutes

 

By Plane

In the Nordic countries you find those major international airports:

In Norway: Oslo-Gardermoen Airport
In Denmark: Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport
In Sweden: Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
In Finland: Helsinki-Arlanda Airport
In Iceland: Keflavik Airport
In Greenland: Nuuk Airport

In every country, you find also several local airports, where it is possible to fly to other Nordic countries.
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Getting Around in the Nordic Countries

Getting around in Denmark

Getting around in Denmark

Denmark has a swift, easy-to-use public transport system which runs reliable and is well-structured.

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Getting around in Sweden

Getting around in Sweden

It is very convenient to travel around in Sweden.

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Getting around in Norway

Getting around in Norway


Domestic Flights All the large cities and towns have airports catering for both international and domestic flights. In fact, there are more than 50 airports in Norway serviced through regular routes, making even remote places such as the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape and Spitsbergen (Svalbard) easily accessible by plane.

Airlines that operate domestic flights within Norway is SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe. The largest airport is Oslo Gardermoen Int. Airport .From here you can also reach many domestic regions and airports in the country.
Trains In Norway, the railwa...

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Getting around in Finland

Getting around in Finland

Getting around in Finland and buses and trains integrate well and it easy to travel around in Finland.

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Getting around in Iceland

Getting around in Iceland


Domestic Flights in Iceland Flying in Iceland is a safe and scenic way to travel, and cheaper than bus travel or car rental. The main domestic airline is Air Iceland (Flugfélag Íslands), which flies from Reykjavík to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Westman Islands and Höfn (Hornafjörður) almost daily.

Be prepared for short-notice cancellations in bad weather and to book ahead for peak season in the summer. More flight operators offer regularly scheduled flights from Reykjavik to domestic airports in the rest of the country. Another good thing about Iceland is the co-op...

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Getting around in Greenland

Getting around in Greenland

There are no trains and roads between the communities in Greenland. All transportation is organised by aeroplane, helicopter, dog sledding or ship.

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Nordic Self Drive Guide

Driving in Denmark

Driving in Denmark

Denmark is easy and safe to discover by car, and it is free to use all roads.

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Driving in Norway

Driving in Norway

Driving is one of the best ways to discover modern architecture, experience fantastic fjords, mountain and coastal scenery.

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Driving in Sweden

Driving in Sweden

Don`t hesitate to explore Sweden by car. Stop whenever you like and discover the nature beauty of the country.

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