How to get to and around in Norway

How to get to and around in Norway

 

Whether you travel from the other side of the world or from the other side of the border, and whether you start your journey with us in the south, west, east, or north of Norway, we have options to get you here and around. We know that people that travel with us are adventurous, and therefore want to encourage our adventurous travelers from Europe to arrive in Norway the sustainable way, by train, bus, car, or ferry.

How to get here the sustainable way

Bus

You can reach Norway by bus from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Bus services from Gothenburg in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark are almost hourly, with many daily departures. The service from Stockholm is also far more frequent than the train. Flixbus has a great tool to help you plan the bus journey from your desired country to Norway.

Car and ferry

Norway borders Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The easiest and most accessible way to enter Norway from Europe by car is taking the ferry with your car, from Denmark (Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, or Hirthals), Sweden (Stömstad), Germany (Kiel), or the Netherlands (Eemshaven). If you want to drive the whole way, the easiest way to enter Norway is through Sweden and the border at Svinesund, in the southeast of Sweden. Remember that there are customs checks on the border.

 

Train

There is an extensive railway network in Europe, and the way to enter Norway by train is through Sweden. Did you know you can travel from London to Oslo in just one day, seeing France, Belgium, Netherland, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden along the way? Sounds like an adventure to us!

Railcc offers comprehensive information and advice about traveling by train in Europe and is an easy way to find your railway route to us.

Otherwise, the most important train companies in Europe are the following:

 

How to get here by plane

 

 

 

We can welcome guests from all over the world through direct flights to Norway from both coasts of the continental US and many destinations in Europe. Transit through Asia, the Middle East, or Europe is needed when traveling from Australia or New Zealand.

With Oslo Airport as Norway’s main hub, Norway has more than 50 airports including airports in the most remote places. There are several international connections to Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromsø and Trondheim. In order to make it easier for you to come to us we have made a list of airline companies that can fly you here at the same time as offering you the possibility of carbon offset.

Airlines to get you here:

Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways operates direct flights only, using the most modern and carbon-efficient fleet. They depart from Berlin, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, London, Orlando, and Oslo. Their sustainability strategy consists of UN Goals 8, 11, 15, and 17.

PLAY Airlines is an Icelandic low-cost airline operating flights between North America and Europe. Their sustainability strategy consists of UN Goals 12, 13, 17, 8, and 5. 

The Scandinavian airline SAS flies to and from 191 countries and more than 280 destinations around the world including Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, the US, and Canada. Their goal is to reduce their CO2 emissions by more than 50 % compared to 2005, by 2050. 

Norwegian flies to more than 85 destinations around the world.  They were ranked as Norway's most sustainable brand in aviation and work towards reducing their CO2 emissions by 45 % compared with 2010, by 2030.

You're here. Now how do you get around?

You're here. Now how do you get around?

 

Photos by Morten Rakke, Leif Johnny Olestad, Øyvind Haug, CargoNet and Nicolai Berntsen

 

 

Get around by train, car,  bus, and ferry

Norway is a long country with rugged coastlines, mountains, and fjords, which makes for one of the most beautiful transportation trips in the world. Whether you prefer traveling by train, car, bus, ferry, or a combination, the easiest way to find a route suitable to your destination is by this website: https://entur.no/. Here you get all the transportation options available. The end station of the Norwegian railway is Bodø. Traveling further north from here must be done by other means of transportation.

The best thing about traveling by train, bus, or car is that you might get to experience some of the most scenic routes you’ve ever seen and check off your bucket list. Like these train routes:

  • Bergensbanen: From Oslo to Bergen
  • Flåmsbanen: From Myrdal to Flåm
  • Raumabanen: From Dombås to Åndalsnes
  • Dovrebanen: From Oslo to Trondheim
  • Nordlansbanen: From Trondheim to Bodø