Norway Flights:

Flights to Norway

image of NorwaySituated in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe, is Norway. Well known for its stunning fjords and other scenery, and it’s mix of cosmopolitan and historical towns and cities, Norway has plenty to offer the visitor.

There are several major airports in Norway, but the main one for international flights to Norway is the Oslo Airport Gardermoen (airport code: OSL). It’s 60 kilometres away from Oslo, but there is an express train that can take you between the airport and city in only 20 minutes. There are several options for 1-stop flights to Norway. Swiss Air stops in Zurich, BMI goes through London and South African Airways makes a transfer in Munich. Depending on the airline, your total flight to Norway can take between 13 and 20 hours.

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The Tourist Attractions of Norway:

Norway is a land of great beauty. There are large sparsely populated regions where you can enjoy plenty of scenery because the country only has a small population, many of whom are concentrated around the larger towns and cities. This has led to the establishment of many national parks and the opportunity for a great deal of outdoor recreation, both during the summer and winter.

Oslo is Norway’s capital and largest city. It’s a lively city with plenty of culture including some excellent museums. Amongst the landmarks you should see is the Royal Palace, the Parliament Building, and Oslo Cathedral, but you should also take time to enjoy the lively nightlife, restaurants and cafés.

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is equally as popular as Oslo for a variety of reasons. Bergen is a lively city too, and has plenty of culture and nightlife to enjoy, but it’s also the gateway to Norway’s Fjords. There’s scenery surrounding the city, including mountains, and if you take the funicular up one of them you get very impressive views over the city and beyond.

Norway’s Other Cities
Bergen and Oslo may be top of the tourist attractions, but Norway does feature several other picturesque towns and cities. In Frederikstad there’s a wonderful old town, and it’s accessible via day trip from Oslo. Stavanger also has a beautiful old centre with wooden buildings and a medieval church. It even has homes from the Iron Age and Stone Age.

Fjords of Norway
If you’re pining for the fjords Bergen is a great place to start a trip as during the summer there are regular boat trips departing from here and travelling north. The fjord scenery is absolutely spectacular, surrounded by mountains, and with the occasional huge glaciers in sight. There are also many lovely little towns and villages along the fjords, worth stopping off for a day out of your boat trip. Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful, and it’s listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When Should You Visit?:

The best time to visit Norway if you want to enjoy sightseeing is during the summer. Norway is far milder than it should be at this latitude thanks to the Gulf Stream, but winters are still cold and snowy for the most part. Bergen is actually known as the rainiest city in Europe, so be prepared for rain whatever the time of year!

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