Getting to Norway

Getting to Norway

Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com

Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com

Getting to Norway

Norway shares land borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia, and you will find a wide selection of transport options to Norway.

Crossing borders are usually hassle-free, but all travellers - other than citizens from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland - require a passport to enter Norway.


By plane

Norway is well served by domestic airlines with about 50 airports and airfields.

The biggest airport is Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, 45km (28 miles) northeast of Oslo. Here most of the international traffic arrives and is served by several international airlines and regional carriers like SAS, British Airways, Norwegian Air, Finnair and Widerøe. The airport has flights from around 140 destinations abroad. Often you have to change planes in order reaching your final destination in Norway.

Other international airports in Norway are located close to the cities of Bergen, Kristiansand, Moss, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsø, and Trondheim.

From Oslo Airport it is easy to reach Oslo city centre in 20 minutes by Flytoget Airport Express Train. Express buses and local trains are also available.

Many organised tours begin in Oslo, and the infrastructure in Norway works smoothly and cool.

International flights to Norway

There are direct flights to Norway from East and West of the continental USA and several destinations in Europe.

If you are travelling from Australia or New Zealand, you'll need to connect via an airport in Asia, the Middle East, or Europe.

 

By train

Numerous rail services have connections to rest of the Nordic countries and rest of Europe. There are frequent connections to Oslo from Copenhagen, Stockholm and Götenborg. It is also possible to get to northern Norway from Stockholm with Trondheim and Narvik as the main destinations.

The national trains served by NSB, the Norwegian Railways.

Most rail journeys from the Europe are overnight, and all have sleeping compartments. A variety of discount passes is available for train travel in Europe and Norway.

You will not find a first-class service in all train, but also second-class has a high standard.

 

By boat

It is possible to take a ferry between Norway and Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK. Color Line is the main ferry service. Most ferry operators offer package deals that include both car and passengers.


Cruises to Norway

There are several cruise lines to Norway, and the country is a popular cruise destination. Many are sailing to the Norwegian Fjords and the seaside city Bergen, but also cities as Tromsø, Hammerfest, Trondheim and Ålesund are on many itineraries.

 

By car

Most visitors arrive in Norway by car from Sweden, but it is also possible from Finland and Russia.

The major roads going to Norway is European route E6. It runs from Sweden, and you are crossing the border at Svinesund in the south-east Norway.

From Finland, you take E8 which runs through Turku, Vaasa and Oulu before you cross the border at Kilpisjärvi

Full passport control checks are at the Norwegian-Russian land border crossing between Borisoglebsky and Storskog.

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How to get to Norway

Airports in Norway

Airports in Norway

In Norway, you have the opportunity to arrive especially in two airports. The biggest and most used one is Oslo International Airport and the smaller one is Bergen International Airport. Most famous and used airlines to and around in Sweden are SAS and Norweigaen.

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Trains to Norway

Trains to Norway

An extensive rail network links Norway to the other Nordic countries and the rest of Europe.

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Ferries to Norway

Ferries to Norway

The most ferry routes to Norway arrives from Denmark.

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Buses to Norway

Buses to Norway

When you want to discover amazing Norway`s beautiful landscape, fjords and archipelagos - coach is a really good choice.

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Weather in Norway

Weather in Norway

Compared to the high latitude, Norway has a mild climate, because of the influence of the warm Gulf Stream.

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Visa to Norway

Visa to Norway

Here you can get some more information about the visa rules in Norway

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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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What to Pack

What to Pack

In Norway, no matter the season, you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature.

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