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