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Getting around in Norway

By Air Norway has a total of about 50 airports and landing strips across the country, and an extensive network of air services. Three largest airlines (Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Ryanair) operate domestic flights; flying is usually the best option, because of Norway’s size: it really cuts down on the time you’ll spend aboard a train or bus. There are however no air routes between the cities within 200 km from Oslo, use the train or bus for getting to these cties. All three airlines often have special rates- heavily discounted- during the summers, so remember to check before buying your tickets.

By Road: Norway’s roads are usually not subjected to heavy traffic, so driving can be a pleasure, and a good way to see the countryside. Cars- for city driving and for longer distances- can be hired in most large cities, but rates tend to be steep. If you do want to travel by road, the bus network in Norway is a good alternative- the Norway Bus Express network covers all of the country and gets you to even small villages. Timekspressen and FFR / Veolia Transport Nord (northern Norway) and Norway Bus Express are the biggest operators. Fjord also runs some express routes. For those who intend to travel a lot, the Norway Bus Pass- available from travel agents both within and outside Norway- is highly recommended.

By Train: The Norwegian State Railway operates trains in Norway, and although the network is not extensive, it’s reliable and efficient. The main lines link Oslo to Stavanger, Bergen, Bodø and Åndalsnes, with some trains coming from across the border as well, from Sweden and Finland. Most long distance trains leave several times a day. You can buy a Norwegian Rail Pass to travel cheap by train through Norway.

By Waterways: Trips- whether for pleasure or otherwise- along the coasts of Norway, are common, with a number of catamaran and ferry companies operating regular services along the coasts. Offshore islands, fjords and coastal towns are linked by ferry, with daily runs. Service and prices are comparable with trains. Check in advance if you want to bring a bicycle.

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