HOW TO GET THERE: AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS
Norway is a vast country with distances of several thousand kilometers between the north and south of the country. So air transport is highly developed. Air flights are the best option for arriving in Norway. There are around 50 airports in the country. Among these, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, located in the suburb of Gardermoen, 47 km north of Oslo, is the largest airport in Norway. The city of Olso has two other international airports: Oslo-Rygge airport (Moss Airport Rygge) which is located 60 km south of Oslo and the very distant Oslo-Torp airport (Sandefjord Airport Torp) located 118 km away south of Oslo. Other important international airports in Norway are: Bergen (Bergen Airport Flesland), Kristiansand (Kristiansand Airport Kjevik), Stavanger (Stavanger Airport Sola), Tromsø (Tromsø Airport) and Trondheim (Trondheim Airport Værnes).
Numerous airlines connect Norway with the main European cities. Among the companies that fly between Europe and Norway are the Norwegian low cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, and the Irish low cost airline Ryanair.
HOW TO GET THERE: FERRIES
Norway is connected by ferry services with all neighboring countries. There are ferries from Denmark, the United Kingdom, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
International Transport: The main shipping routes to Norway from the UK are operated by the Fjord Line and DFDS Seaways. They are respectively from Newcastle to Bergen (travel time – 25 hours and 30 minutes) and to Kristiansand (travel time – 19 hours). Ferries from Newcastle to Bergen via Stavanger are also operated by the Fjord Line.
Fjord Line also operates services from Bergen to Hanstholm (Denmark). The Smyril Line has maritime connections in the summer from Bergen to Iceland (via Shetland Islands and Faroe Islands).
Internal Transport: All coastal cities are served by ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans. The famous Hurtigruten postal ferry runs from Bergen to Kirkenes in Finnmark. The round trip Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen lasts 11 days.
HOW TO GET THERE: TRAINS
International Transport: The Norwegian railway network is connected with Sweden. There are two main lines to Sweden, with both day and night trains from Stockholm and Malmö. From here you can easily reach Copenhagen in Denmark.
Internal Transport: The Norwegian Railways (NSB) have a well-developed network of lines extending from Kristiansand in the south to Bodø above the Arctic circle. The railway lines stretch over 3,000 kilometers across Norway. Most railways pass through a scenic landscape, which offers panoramic views of mountains, lakes, glaciers and fjords. The most famous of these railway sections is the Bergen railway, which runs between Oslo and Bergen over the mountainous plateau of Hardangervidda, the roof of Norway. Other spectacular railway lines are the Dovre railway from Oslo and Trondheim with its Rauma branch. The railway line between Dombås and Åndalsnes, the Alpine city on the fjord. The Flam railway and the Northern railway.
HOW TO GET THERE: BUS
International Transport: Eurolines and the National Express have regular coach services from many European cities to Norway.
Internal Transport: Every city and town in Norway has a local bus service and there is an extensive bus network that connects the whole country.